So, for the One For You, One For Me swap, I finally made my first Poppet! I made her for Tanza and she now lives in Australia. The funniest thing is, the one I sent her was supposed to be mine and her name was going to be Celeste. When I realized that I was sending her to Tanza, I mentioned in a post or PM that I had named her Claire (because I was taking Claritin when I was making her). But, when Tanza got her, she decided to name her Celeste, instead!
I still have to finish the "One For Me" part of the swap, but I'll be doing that next weekend...
Here's a pic of her, but I'm also linking to the swap post where Tanza has more pics of her...
Whoo-hoo! My undies arrived and THEY ARE AWESOME!!! I'm bringing the whole lot into school tomorrow so I can show them off (in a decent, school appropriate way ). I totally can't pick a favorite, because I love them all!!
So, on to a large amount of pics...
Monday- Recycle and Save the Polar Bears!!
Tuesday- A robot and a circuit
Wednesday- A T4 Bacteriophage- Also known as the "Lunar Landing Model"
Friday- Spells FRIDAY with amino acids
Saturday- The Big Dipper (and it glows in the dark!!)
(It really is complete...there is a wrinkle that is obscuring one of the stars...)
Sunday- Craftster Day!! With crochet hooks!!
Thanks so much, rhymewithorange!! You couldn't have done a better job!!
And, thanks bsonlytoots for organizing. Can't wait for the next round to get started!!
I received from Tanza! She made me 27 sheets!!! of paper! They are so lovely and I textural- some are bumpy-ish and some are soft. I love them! And, she made them in my favorite colors! They also have a cool speckle pattern to them- I included a close-up to try to show it. She also sent along some green linen squares (no way are they going to be used as napkins... I may make a zipper pouch with them) with an adorable embroidered trio of robots embroidered. Robots = love! And, she included some teas and a couple of samples of Vegemite for me to try. Thanks a bunch, Tanza!!
The whole lot:
Close-up of the paper:
Close-up of the robots:
I'll be using the paper to make one or two hand-bound journals- yay! Thanks again, Tanza!
I'm posting pics- my partner wore her undies right away so they are probably in the wash
I made a set of rainbow tie-dye undies. I stenciled the days on the back side and put a simple graphic on the front- I tried to find 70's style images, if possible. Because I wanted white lettering and images on the dyed undies, and because I knew that with tie-dye there are white areas, I needed to make sure that I had solid areas of color. So, I did the stenciling first. I was very worried that the soda ash that you need to soak things in would eat away the fabric paint, or that the fabric paint would dye heavily and the images and letters wouldn't be clear. The white paint did pick up a bit of color, but it looks pretty cool, so that's okay!!
I really am happy with how they came out and am glad that I made a practice set (w/cami) so I have something to keep
Okay, I'm waiting for help on another project, so I figured I'd post a teaser pic of the undies that I made for hngoodlet. Because I need something to distract me from how frustrated I am by my other project...
Rolled up rainbow undies, complete with "lingerie bag" (because all of the best undies come in little fancy bags ):
You'll just have to wait to see what the rest looks like...
Oh man, everything in this gallery is just so awesome! I love the fabrics used on the bags, and the quilt is fantastic! That swiffer cover is so neat! I really need to make myself a crochet version.
And, I received a fan-freakin-tabulous pop tab purse from longtimegeek. I was expecting a clutch (and was worried that I'd drop it somewhere), so I was THRILLED when I opened it to find that she put a strap on it (perfect length) and a zipper!! She lined it with this cool pinkish fabric and put several pockets inside. IT ROCKS!! And, as a bonus, she tucked a package of raspberry chocolates inside...yum...
I just love it, so all of your hard work was worth it!! I may have to try to get enough tabs to make a coordinating coin purse or something, because I know folks will ask me how to make it. So, I need to learn on something small. Love, love, love!!!
thanate and Cat9, you guys have some mad sewing skills. I love how you coordinated your efforts, too! Fantastic!
And, I have this thing about tents, so now I want one of those tepees in my living room. I'd be sitting in it right now, listening to the rain hammer on the roof and windows of the house. I'd be so happy!
And, longtimegeek, I'm glad you like the lunch bag! Here's a picture of it with it's fraternal twin:
And, muria, the iron on vinyl was super easy to work with! Just don't let it stick to itself (it peels apart, but I was afraid I'd tear it) before you put it on the fabric, and keep the iron away (I did melt a small spot, but I re-melted it back together and you could barely tell!). Next time I get a 50% off coupon, I'm buying more- folks are getting re-usable lunch bags for Christmas...
Well, I know it's been done a million times, but this was my first attempt, and I'm tickled with how well it came out. I needed a quick birthday present for my musician sister-in-law for our family get-together tomorrow night. So, a stop at the local thrift store to nab a few albums, a quick check of a tutorial and the rest is history.
In a fantastic fluke, the bowl melted into a triangular shape with very well formed "ripples." The second photo shows the bowl a bit better. And then, I took the cover and used my Bind-It-All (which I've had since Christmas but finally had a chance to try recently- so much fun!!), and trimmed a bunch of graph paper (I hadn't intended to trim the paper, but I goofed with the BIA and had to trim the covers down a bit).
So, here is the lovely "Hooked on Classics" gift set!