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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Scrappy Little Dress on: March 28, 2010 11:36:41 AM
Cute little dress, but your girl has the sweetest eyes!!!!!!!!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grand Fleur Pin on: September 04, 2009 05:59:34 PM
What did you use to create the texture? they are great!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Bounty of Screenprinted shirts from a Coworker craft swap on: August 19, 2009 07:59:55 PM
the Ramona one is just fab!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Smocktops? Pinafores? Glorified Aprons? Lotsa Pics on: August 15, 2009 08:12:45 PM
My daughter's chest was 19.5 inches.  I added an inch for seam allowance and another 2 inches or so for the button hole overlap, so it was about 23" long.  The width is just a judgement call on what I thought looked good.  The skirt is 1.5x the length of the bodice piece, and it's about a foot long before hem, etc.  The straps were based on what width I thought would look good.  So if the strap is 2 inches wide, I make a 4.5 inch rectangle.  Sew up one side, turn inside out and then press it so the seam is centered on the back side of the strap.

clear at mud?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Smocktops? Pinafores? Glorified Aprons? Lotsa Pics on: August 15, 2009 07:41:10 PM
Thanks, yall! 

I made up the pattern myself, based on my daughter's chest measurement.  It's basically just 3 rectangles. 

I'm going to *try* to work up a tute for another board--when I do, I'll post it.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Star Afghan in RAINBOW Colors! on: August 14, 2009 07:38:50 PM
Super awesome!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Smocktops? Pinafores? Glorified Aprons? Lotsa Pics on: August 14, 2009 06:49:33 PM
I adore the empire waist for toddler girls--especially Hanna Andersson and the like.  But, I'm cheap.  And AA lap tees are cheap and have matching pants....so the little hamster in my head started running.  All of these dresses are intended to be worn over pants and a long sleeve tee for fall weather.  They are all open in the back (except the 1st one).
This was my first attempt.  The skirty thing is actually sewn onto the shirt. I left the shirt long so that a draft wouldn't give her a chill this fall.

But then I thought, CRAP!  now I can't use that black shirt for anything else.

So these were born:

the felt fortune cookie is actually a barrette

Amy Butler French Wallpaper

random fabric from the clearance bin.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Kanzashi hair stick with fall on: August 12, 2009 10:24:47 PM
That is insanely beautiful!
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Question for moms who crafted during pregnancy on: January 10, 2009 05:53:35 PM
unless you have your heart set on making a quilt, don't bother making a blanket.  I have two kids and about a billion baby blankets--most handmade!  They are a favorite gift to give, so I would concentrate on something else.

I chose to concentrate on making the coming home outfit.
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: My Humble Flapper Costume on: November 01, 2008 09:58:18 PM
great job--the makeup was great, too!
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