Hey all. I just got a lovely Janome Magnolia 7306 sewing machine for Christmas! I'm really only familiar with my mom's trusty, old-ish Singer, so it's quite a change but I'm excited! It seems to be a pretty basic model, but I think Janome is a pretty reliable company, right? Just wondering if anyone had any comments about or experience with Janome machines?
Hey everyone! In two short days, I'm heading home for the holidays from college. I don't get much crafting done when I am here, unless you count sketching, and I'm looking forward to having plenty of creativity time. Here is my list of 12 crafting or cooking project I hope to do over break. Many are things I've been wanting to try but haven't had the chance. If I do one per day, it will be 12 days of Christmas crafting! Just thought I'd share my plans for fun.
1. Dipped Ritz - I have heard of these, but never made them or even seen them. They sound simple and delicious, and I want to make them with a white chocolate drizzle and sprinkles on top... mmm. Completed Dec. 11... I ended up making them with a peanut butter-butterscotch topping, and here's what's left of the first batch. I think my decorating skills will improve with practice.
I made this out of white jersey (the bottom is from a T-shirt and the top is plain ol' fabric). It's gathered with elastic under the chest and ties in the back. It came out how I designed it, but it's a little more revealing than I like to wear.
Do you think it would be cute over another shirt? I might also add a halter strap.
The story is, I bought this fabric and some New Look pattern about a year ago. I am not very big, and the pattern measurements showed that this dress would be too big for me (I didn't trust them... I should have haha) so awhile ago I found it half cut out. I have a major problem with abandoning projects. I made some changes for both fit and style, and I still don't completely love it, but here it is, done except the hem, because I can't decide on the length.
I'd really love some negative, positive or neutral feedback so anything you'd say is great, thanks.
I haven't sewn anything in ages, till this. (No machine when I'm at college... ) It's a pretty simple bag, sturdy canvas with french seams and darts in the rounded corners for a little shaping. It's not perfect but I like it very much and can't wait to use it! Here it is...
Detail with good coloring and the decoration-only buttons
I'm putting together gifts for a few friends of mine (don't worry, I'm not giving the gifts until a few days after Christmas). I'd like to spend no more than $10 on each. There can be crafted parts, but I don't knit or make jewelry, so I don't know what that would be. Mostly I'm looking for ideas of small purchase-able gifts, so I can put several things together for a fun present. Again, all the girls are about 18.
Ideas So Far * Socks * Dirt Pudding Kit (from grocery store-- sentimental meaning ) * Gift card to my favorite coffee shop, ice cream shop, or the movie theatre, but we're all in college in different towns, only together (and near these places) for Christmas and breaks. So this might not work so well.
I'd like to make a comforter cover for my twin or twin-xl bed for this fall... but I don't have the comforter yet. Where can I buy a good quality, nice and fluffy comforter (plain white or whatever is fine). The less expensive the better .
I used to use Photobucket and had no problems getting my pictures into a post, but now I'm using Webshots, and the only thing I can figure out to do is put links. I don't like it when other people do that. Help, please!
I'm new to this stuff, and though I've tried using the search feature, I'm having trouble finding basic instuctions on how to 1) decorate a notebook (like, how do you attatch stuff when you decoupage, and what to you cover it with?) 2) take a children's book and turn it into a journal 3) turn a gameboard into a journal.
Maybe someone can give me links or something... I hope so! Thanks!