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1  From old coat parts to mocassins...a birthday present in Shoes: Completed Projects by takia on: August 03, 2009 07:18:55 PM
So my aunt's birthday is today, and my uncle asked if I'd take the old parts of a coat he found and turn into a pair of moccasins (spelling?) for her.
He had a tute - it was more like you had to be a psychic to understand the thing - from a 70's Reader's Digest book, kinda like the 'Disney's boy scout manual' thing. After trying hard to solve the instructions (and I'm a blond!), I came up with a pattern using my aunt's boot sole for the size (it was a surprise gift).

Well it was a challenge to figure out where to cut the pattern, because the coat parts were almost a patchwork. Huh When I was sewing the calf part, there was some old leather and it started to tear where the needle was sewing. Undecided

I broke 3 needles, and had to finish the last foot by hand. And when the third needle broke and I was taking it out, half of it dropped inside the machine, so now I have to open it to retrieve it.

Oh well. It isn't heard to make, once you get the hang of it - or choose a fabric that your machine will handle. If someone wants, I can come up with a tutorial.

Please don't mind the crappy phone camera pictures, my camera died a long time ago.

And they look better in person. I had to apply another patch on the calf area to make it stronger.







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2  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by takia on: January 02, 2009 06:27:08 PM
Well, I've been reading this topic for a long, long time.. and I guess you could say 2008 was a year I played "girl, interrupted" for 6 weeks or more.
While on recovery at the day hospital (I didn't sleep there and such), I kept a journal of the process. In fact the day before being admitted I told a friend I wished I could write about it. So, he gave me a notebook and it made a child happy lol  Cheesy
I became addicted to journaling since that. And now I got the courage to share it with you.  Wink

Although it is mostly written in english (at least the handwritten parts), I'm brazilian, so please don't mind the mistakes...

If needed/curiosity hits, I'd gladly explain what's about.  Roll Eyes







some others..









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