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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Little girl's Quilt on: September 30, 2007 01:07:01 PM
My best friend requested that I make a quilt for her daughter Chloe's 4th birthday. I had made a quilt for her 2nd birthday that was no longer big enough- she wanted one to fit her big girl bed. My friend picked out all of the fabrics- definitely not fabrics I would have put together but I think it turned out ok.



Here she is (Happy, of course) getting her quilt.
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / "Make Stencils Not War" Stencil on: August 10, 2007 05:21:58 PM
I hope this isn't offensive to anyone!

I sent these stencils out to a partner as part of a swap, so I didn't use them to stencil on anything. I may have to make another "Make Stencils not War" one to use for myself.


And here's all 4 I sent out. I think the Lamb is my favorite.


3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Black 'n' Pink Messenger Bag (image heavy with killer banana) on: June 08, 2007 04:27:23 PM
Why "killer banana"? You'll see.
So I made this bag for a swap. It was my second try at it- I wish I had picked different colors because you can't see the outside pocket at all. There really is one, I promise.

Here's the front view:


Here's me modeling- I don't like to model, can you tell?


Here's the inside so you can see the size- it really is huge!


And just for fun, here's my husband modeling. He was so excited to be part of things. Smiley


Ok, I couldn't resist. Here's a random shot of a banana attacking me and the bag. My husband wanted to be the photographer. And this is what we ended up with.


Thanks for looking. Feedback greatly appreciated!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Wonder Woman- First Stencil Ever! on: June 03, 2007 01:25:05 PM
So I decided to try stenciling for a swap that I just participated in. I found the images online (I'm sorry, I don't remember where) and cut them out of a file folder with my trusty exacto knife.



Feedback appreciated- it was my first try. The Wonder Woman on the right came out better, I think. I had some trouble making bridges.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Please Help! The Interfacing Disaster of 2007 on: May 15, 2007 05:36:14 AM
I'm sorry if this has already been asked and answered recently but I did a search and didn't come up with anything.

I'm making a bag and decided to use fusible interfacing to make it stiffer. I cut out my lining pieces and placed them one at a time on the shiny side of the interfacing. Here's what I think went wrong: I ironed on the right side of the fabric, with the interfacing shiny side up underneath that. I pressed straight up and down. Somehow, the iron touched some of the interfacing that stuck out from around the fabric. So I ended up with a VERY STICKY iron. I had to spend most of last night peeling it all off. I don't think my iron will ever be the same again.

So here's my question- should I have ironed on the back of the interfacing, with the fabric underneath? Should I only use the interfacing in between two fabrics, for example sandwich it in between my lining fabric and my outside fabric?

I hope this makes sense, as I have to recut the lining pieces tonight and try again. Sticky fabric makes for a terrible bag. Ugh.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Sunshine Pillow (thanks kiwidragons) and Bumblebee Sleep Mask! on: November 12, 2006 01:55:21 PM
I have to admit I had no idea where to put these, I hope this is ok!
I made these for my co-worker who likes to take naps at lunchtime. She always put her head down right on the desk so I figured I'd help her to be a little more comfortable. I saw the sunshine pillow here on craftster (thanks kiwidragons for the inspiration!) and did it a little differently.

So here's the pillow, with my cell phone next to it so you can tell how big it is.


And the sleep mask. I used a tutorial I found online. It was awesome cuz it came with a pattern and everything. I only did it wrong ONCE!



Feedback appreciated, thanks for looking! Smiley
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Hooray for Winnie the Pooh! on: November 12, 2006 01:44:14 PM
So my best friend's birthday was this weekend and she loves eeyore and winnie the pooh. I had made a blanket for her 3 year old, and she made the mistake of telling me she wanted one too. I wish I could have gotten pictures but it's been raining here all weekend and I couldn't get the lighting right. Good thing I'm not a professional photographer! Anyways...

The front was a panel that I bought, and then used pink fleece for the back.


I hand quilted around all of the stars on the front with embroidery floss. Boy do my fingers hurt now!


Hope yall like it. I'm getting closer to actually making a real quilt, so this is all practice!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Very First Recon- Hubby's Big Blue shirt into Something Way Cuter!! (4 pics) on: September 10, 2006 01:10:43 PM
So I'm getting tattooed next weekend for my birthday and I needed a shirt to wear that was mostly open in the back. Hmm...Whatever shall I do?? Raid hubby's closet, of course!



And after about 6 hours, here's what I ended up with.
The Front: (Boy it's hard to smile when you're concentrating!)


And two of the back:



Hopefully I'll get the hang of resizing my pics soon. Until then, thanks for putting up with it. (And thanks for looking!)
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Purple Peace Pouch!! on: September 05, 2006 07:25:53 AM
Try saying that ten times fast! hee hee! I made this for my mother in law cuz she said she needed more peace in her life. Maybe I took her too literally.

Here it is closed,


And here it is open.


(I couldn't decide which picture I liked better so I used both Smiley
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Two more Odd Bags on: August 31, 2006 06:18:30 PM
I got a bunch of upholstery samples from a store that went out of business so I've been using them for the outside of my bags. They are a little stronger than regular 100 % cotton, and not too difficult to work with. Plus, there's nothing better than getting craft supplies for free!
This one is my favorite so far:




And this is the first one I ever did- came out a little weird. Don't know if I'll use it or not yet!



Sorry about the pic sizes- trying to get the hang of posting them. This is my second post ever so please let me know if it doesn't look right. Thanks!!
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