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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Fast, fun and easy aprons on: December 21, 2008 05:18:00 PM
Just whipped these puppies up this afternoon. Two Christmas presents for friends who love to cook/bake as much as I do. You could easily make these from a yard of fabric. The only problem I had was with the straps: the fabric did not want to cooperate when I went to sew it down.

Onto the pictures!





and both together:


Any thoughts or tips would be welcome! Happy Holidays!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / NY Yankees Coffee Sleeve on: August 27, 2007 03:46:01 PM
Sooo, my friend Erica's two favorite things in the world are the New York Yankees and coffee. Since her birthday is coming up pretty quickly, I decided to whip her up a Yankees coffee sleeve. My first idea was to use intarsia or duplicate stitching. Unfortunately, the duplicate stitching kind of blended together since there isn't too much space on a coffee sleeve. I settled on embroidering the logo on, and it looks so much better. Granted, the embroidery isn't as thick as the original logo, but I like it better this way.



No real pattern to speak of, I just kept holding the WIP up to a cardboard coffee sleeve to make sure I was on the right track. This only took me about an hour or so. It's knit from the bottom up, if anybody's wondering.

Yarn is Red Heart Super Saver (white) and a Caron 1 lb mill end (blue). And the logo is more centered in real life, it's just a little off in the photo.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Cherry Blossom Apron on: July 14, 2007 07:12:01 PM
I think this is the right place to post an apron... if nothing else, it protects your clothing. I made this out of some fabric I found at Jo-Ann Fabrics, after seeing the fabric used by another craftster for a purse. I used this pattern from about.com, http://sewing.about.com/od/aprons/ss/oneyardapron.htm

Without further ado, here are the photos!


While it's not my best sewing job, it'll serve its purpose. I haven't sewn anything substantial in a while, but since this turned out decently, I'm gonna keep at it.


The apron on the recliner... just to give you an idea of the impressive wingspan.


Closeup of the pockets... I am in love with zig-zag stitch, and wish I'd used it for the rest of the pockets/apron because it's that awesome. I placed these closer together, because the way the pattern has you place them, they look really odd. You might even be able to just do one larger piece of fabric and sew it up the middle to make the pocket. I didn't do that because I didn't think of it until I was placing the pockets. I think they kind of look like a butt, but it's ok, because it's kind of funny.

Just wanted to share my work, let me know what you think!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Adorn Magazine's Knitting Patterns - anyone tried 'em? on: May 25, 2007 09:18:16 AM
Has anyone here taken a stab at either of the knitting patterns shown in Adorn Magazine?
Pattern Play, a sweater vest in fair isle
http://adornmag.com/webexclusives-fair-isle.php
or
Ladylike Looks, a cropped sweater shrug
http://adornmag.com/webexclusives-cropped-jacket.php

I was considering doing either of these, and searched for anything I could about them on craftster, but to no avail. I'm thinking about subbing yarn for both of them, as I have a buttload of acrylic yarn that's just begging to be used (yay college!). Any thoughts/comments on these? Thanks in advance!
5  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Northeast / Anybody crafty in Wilkes-Barre? on: September 06, 2005 08:39:24 PM
I'm a Junior at Wilkes University and in my two years here, i haven't noticed much crafty-ness going on in the area... i know i'm not the only one. If anyone's interested in or has a S&B or even just knows anything about craft-related stuff in the area, let me know, cuz i'm going out of my mind here!

thanks!
Amanda
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Rainbow purse! on: January 11, 2005 06:02:23 PM
I made this purse from probably the easiest mental pattern ever. It's basically a tote bag with a pocket inside.

 

Rainbow fabric was $1/yard at Wal-Mart.
Lining was just red cotton that I had laying around the house.

Folded the main fabric over and sewed it onto the inside. The straps are tubes of the rainbow fabric sewn onto the outside of the bag (strategically, to cover some mistakes).



it's not the most complicated process, but it was fun to make and the recipient liked it!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Lobster Earrings!!! on: January 11, 2005 05:51:11 PM
I made these on a whim a while ago, just getting around to posting them...

standard wire earring hooks and lobster beads from red lobster's mardi gras beads. i love them!



they're about 2 1/4 inches long, and awesome! what do you all think?
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / pillow talk on: November 25, 2004 02:21:58 PM
i stenciled this on a pillowcase for my bf's birthday:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/poprock6903/merobpillowcase.jpg

i used the MS Word technique and printed it out, then cut the black parts out wtih an x-acto knife, then used black acrylic paint. Thus far, it hasn't come off, and it's been about a month.

here's the original pic:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/poprock6903/Picture017.jpg
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Spider-man Skirt on: November 25, 2004 02:12:50 PM
I made this Spider-man skirt over the summer, but am just now getting around to posting it...



it's all one piece of fabric, i folded the top over and sewed it for a drawstring area and i used red lace for the drawstring. All in all, i think it cost less than $10, plus some mild frustrations. I'm really proud of it!  Grin
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / plain black hooded sweatshirt on: June 15, 2004 11:09:46 AM
I did a search and didn't find anything on my question. Where can I get a plain black hooded sweatshirt? I wouldn't like to spend more than $15 on it, and online is a-ok with me. I'm planning to spray paint a Punisher skull (via stencil) onto the chest. Thanks in advance for your help!  Smiley
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