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11  Re: Cupcake Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jmesdiylounge on: August 27, 2006 12:54:49 AM
Hi All!

My package came today! And My whole family happened to be around and they all wanted me to open it right away!!!

SO  Here it is!

This Guy caught my eye right away! The little monster! He is made from a frosting container!


I love him so!


Then my cousin tried to steal him! "He is for me??", she said!


Then I heard a funny noise when I was showing everyone. There was something inside him!
He ate these goodies!


Then this cute belt, which I love and my older cousin told me she is going to steal it when I am not looking!


Then if that wasn't enough...The greatest Cami, it is so soft! I love Johnny Cupcakes! (http://www.johnnycupcakes.com/) Visit this link if you haven't before!

I think she made it with bleach, because it is so soft. Smiley

Thank you thank you thank you SugarDucky!
I love it all so much!!!!
Smiley
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12  "I make stuff up!" A Boy Tee in my style! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by jmesdiylounge on: December 23, 2005 08:37:53 PM
So I love slogan tees! I am silly and so are they! The best tees i have found are boy tees, which are bigger and not fitting! So I cut them up usually. This one was such a cute phraise but stiff cotton and not a color that is flattering to me. So I cute the words out and zig-zag stitched them on to a softer tee that fits my girly curves!



Jaime
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13  Re: embroidered hoodie! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by jmesdiylounge on: December 23, 2005 08:33:27 PM
Wow, girl! That is so cute! I love the detail! So fun!

So I have seen all these embroidered hoodies in shops (urban outfitters, etc) and since I am a larger gal and cheep, I like to make my own! Besides they end up much cuter and more personal!




And a collage of all the designs up close


I freehanded the whole thing, I tried to draw on with a white chalk pencil but it kept coming off so I skipped it!

Here is the one that I am still working on fo rmy sister


Felt apliques (SP?) and then I am going to embroider on top of them!
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14  Re: Rapunzel, rapunzel, let down your hair! (scarf) in Craftalongs by jmesdiylounge on: December 23, 2005 06:51:54 PM
So I made mine, and The weaving thing was rather easy and mindless (as long as I kept the 4 bundles of yarn seperate!

I used mostly yarn, (Homespun, Fun fur, Eyelash, Moonlight Mohair, and anything I had laying around), some ribbons, and some I cord that I made on this machine that my mom bought (Which I had nothing to use it on until now!).

Here are the pics! (But don't tell my sister because it is her B-Day present! Which is 4 days after Christmas!)



I tried to get a close up of the weaving but it didn't work to well!



Thanks for the inspiration for such a simple project. (I made them both this afternoon!)
Jaime
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15  Home Row Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (with Pattern) in Crochet: Completed Projects by jmesdiylounge on: December 23, 2005 06:44:54 PM
Home Row Crocheted Fingerless Gloves



I saw this pattern http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/riika/riika.html and I wanted to make some for my sister for Christmas, but alas we have big hands and this thing was too small. So I decided to make a keyhole type opening in them, then I added some decorative stitches. I hope that she likes them! Let me know what you think too! Thank you!

*Note* I have big hands  Wink, so this pattern could be adjusted to fit a smaller or bigger hand just decrease or increase the chain base to fit around your hand, then make the chain for the Thumb hole smaller or larger. To fit!

Materials: 1 skein of yarn (About 80 yards)
J crochet hook

Stitches used:
CH   Chain
SC   Single Crochet
DC   Double Crochet
SL ST   Slip Stitch

Left Hand Glove:
Start: CH about 18-22 times (Enough to fit around the largest part of your hand).

Row-1: CH 1, turn, work SC in each CH.
Row-2 & #: Repeat Row-1 (2 times)
Row-4: CH 2, turn (PIC1), skip 1 SC and DC in next SC (PIC2), go back and DC in the skipped SC (PIC3 & 4), Repeat across.(PIC5)
*If needed add one DC to the end.* This is a crossing DC pattern looks like Xs.
Row-5:  CH 1, turn, SC in each stitch across.
Row-6 & 7: Repeat Row-5 (2 times), at end of row 7 SL ST to the chain to connect
Row-8: CH 1, SC in each SC, SL ST into CH
Row-9: Repeat Row-8
Row-10: CH 1, SC, (Thumb hole section) Chain 7, skip 6 SC, and SC in next stitch, SC across, SL ST into CH
Row-11: CH 1, Sc in each stitch or chain space. (You may want to consider decreasing the number of stitches to make the glove more fitting!) SL ST in to CH. (Repeat until long enough to cover hand. Finish with a SL ST.


Right Hand Glove: Replace Row-10 with alternate row
Alternate Row-10: CH 1, SC across until 7 stitches are left in the row, (Thumb hole section) Chain 7, skip 6 SC, and SC in next stitch, SL ST into CH

Finish:
Weave yarn into glove.
Turn inside out.
Sew (or tie) a button to one side of the bottom of the cuff.
Weave in yarn.
Use opposite side of cuff as the buttonhole.

For more help about the crossing DC see this blog http://bythehook.blogdrive.com/archive/134.html

PIC1

PIC2

PIC3

PIC4

PIC5


Jaime Hamilton Dec. 2005
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16  Re: TUTORIAL: Make a Lined Zippered Pouch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by jmesdiylounge on: June 24, 2005 12:59:52 PM
I made this one last year but i forgot to post it on this blog. Thank you for the great tute!


*Edit* I used a ball chain to make it a clutch (I just put the chain through the zipper tab)
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17  Re: My uber sexy shoes. in Shoes: Completed Projects by jmesdiylounge on: June 15, 2005 11:30:40 PM
Yippee I made...er...Painted Mine!



I was going for argyle but my mom says that it is plaid. But I don't care cuz I love them!

I am so making more. I never knew how comfy these shoes are.
I used a textile medium to keep the paint one I even used a sealer to keep them nice. However the sealer has caused them to become rather shinny! oh well...

Thanks for the ideas! Jaime
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18  Re: My uber sexy shoes. in Shoes: Completed Projects by jmesdiylounge on: June 11, 2005 07:56:56 PM
yea, so guess what i can't find!! i checked 3 walmarts, target and a kmart. also payless.  I need to buy these shoes! i checked ebay, and i even googled it and most of what i came up with either had shoe laces which i dont want or were like $40, in which I'd just buy the vans.  Help me please!!

ahhh i agree! helppp

I found these old lady shoes at Walmart. They originally had the big elastic piece across the bridge of my foot! So I busted out a seam ripper and the old lady elastic part is gone!

Here is a crappy pic of them!

They would be fun to paint.

I bought some of the Vans wanna bes at Walmart, that I am going to paint so I will post pics soon!
I also bought Textile medium so the paint holds up better!
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19  Re: I *heart* pic bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by jmesdiylounge on: June 10, 2005 01:14:38 PM
i've never done appliques before, so i have a few questions. do you cut out your shapes first and then do the zig-zag around the edge? and then when you do zig-zag, do you just do the shape edge and the trim the left overs and THEN sew it to the bag or do you zig-zag it to the bag the first time?? thanks :-D

Heatherfish247 - I cut the shapes first the I stitch them up.


Ah what a lame guide...(that I made)

Anyway I use the stitch to overlap the edge of the appliques, so it covers all the raw edges of the appliques (it gives the appliques a neater, cleaner look!)

To assemble the bag I desgin the fabric with the appliques and all. Then I essemble the bag. In other words I sew the applique dirrectly to the outside layer of the bag. (I a simlar bag technique as the Jordy Bag uses) http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0
Good luck!
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20  More Tape Measure Fun w/ small spring tape [with quick tutorial] in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by jmesdiylounge on: June 10, 2005 12:36:44 AM
I have been inspired by the other projects using tape measures

The Bow Broach by Skirt
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22722.0

The Belt and Pin by Stargirl52
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22625.0

But I wanted to make something smaller and lighter but still colorful and fun for summer. So I used my small 1/4inch wide spring tape measure that I got from the Dollar tree. (I got a Spring and a regular one for $1.00)

Supplies:
1 1/4inch wide spring roll tape measure (or any tape measure)
1 1/16inch hole punch
1 small brad closure
1 quilt/binding/hem clip (looks like a hair clip but it has a whole in the end)

scissors
colored sharpie

Steps:
1. To make it colorful. Well my tape measure is white...so I used my Mini Sharpe and colored that thing up!!! I would test colors first to see what is bright but doesn't cover the tape measure's innate design.


2. Then I overlapped the loops to look like a bow. I cut the tails to match.

This was a test of the design but it shows you from the back what it should look like!

3. I marked where I wanted to make holes in each of the three layers.

4. Then I used the small hole punch to punch all the layers (you could use a pin to make the holes, it would be harder to do though)

5. Then I inserted the brad through al the layers of the tape bow and the clip.


6. Fold the ends of the brad back


7. Put the clip in your hair and smile! The end!


~Jaime
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