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1  Handsewn pencil case, just in time for Christmas in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tastethesky7 on: December 21, 2008 09:25:57 AM
On my sister's wish list this Christmas was a pencil case, so she wouldn't have to hold all her writing utensils in a rubber band. Being the crafty person that I am, I stepped up to the plate so she wouldn't get a boring one from Staples or something. I handsewed this during the course of a week, not working on it everyday, other days working on it during class.  Roll Eyes


The whole thing


Unzipped


Showing the side shape of the case


Detail of the zipper and the loop

That loop took me forty-five minutes to get turned inside out.  Tongue Anyways, sorry the pictures are crummy, the light was bad. Thanks!
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2  Daisies! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tastethesky7 on: April 03, 2008 02:59:51 PM
The summer before ninth grade (summer '06), my friend and I decided we wanted to learn how to sew.  Her mom sews, so we all took a trip to JoAnn's for patterns, fabric, etc.  I don't remember much (it was a while ago), but I do remember the fabric was on sale and so was the pattern.  I guess for a first project it was pretty difficult, but overall, it was not a difficult project (if that makes any sense).

Now, voila!

Me in the dress


Detail of the fabric and ribbon


When I made this dress, I made it to fit me (I did gymnastics at the time).  I had to quit at the end of that summer because I got arthritis in my back.  I didn't do a sport freshman year, and by the end of it, the dress was hard to get into.  At the beginning of sophomore year, I started crew (rowing), and now I fit into it again, with room to spare! Smiley That's why the bust looks loose--because it is.
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3  Painted Ceramic Puppy in Completed Projects by tastethesky7 on: December 26, 2007 07:47:18 PM
I went to my local pottery painting place, called All Fired Up, and decided I wanted to paint a dog, so I did.  Here are the results-->


Here he is from the front.


And the back...


Notice the heart below his ear


And the paw print on his ear!

I love him so much...he was great to do.  Thanks!
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4  Abstract Human Sculpture in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by tastethesky7 on: December 25, 2007 06:06:46 PM
Alright, alright, I had to do this for art class, but I really enjoyed it and liked the outcome.  The point was to do it a la Henry Moore, with abstract human forms and such.  It is not glazed, just fired.


Full view


Back view


Showing negative space

Thanks!
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5  Knit and Lined Pencil Case in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tastethesky7 on: December 25, 2007 05:56:27 PM
Last year, I got pretty sick of never being able to find a pen in the depths of my purse, so I determined that I needed a pencil case.  I used my own design, making sure it was long enough for pens and new pencils.  I knit it up out of some beautiful cotton yarn and hand-sewed in the zipper and lining.  It's held up pretty well so far.  Thanks for looking!


A full view of the pencil case


Detail of the sewing of the zipper and lining (and the pretty fabric to line it!)


ACTION!

Looking back, the only thing I might change would be to use a darker fabric on the inside, as now it is getting dirty.  Tongue
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6  Knubbly Green Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by tastethesky7 on: December 25, 2007 03:23:25 PM
About a year ago-ish, my mother embarked on knitting scarves for me and my sisters, therefore I did not knit this, but thought that I would post it for her.

I really loved that she did this project for me, because I got to choose every aspect of the scarf, from yarn to cable to length.  I highly recommend it for a gift that the reciever-to-be is sure to like.  The picture of my sister modeling it is the closest color to the actual yarn.


My sister modeling the scarf--sorry I didn't turn the picture Sad


A detail of the fringe and looking lengthwise at the cable


Looking at a full turn of the cable

Thanks for looking!
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