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1  Pencil case made from my own printed fabric in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by lizfizzbobizz on: September 29, 2011 09:19:48 PM
A month or so ago, I got a free swatch from Spoonflower (http://www.spoonflower.com/). I had designed the print on Illustrator previously to post on my blog (originally posted here: http://wp.me/p1JmBr-1A). It was originally just for fun. I thought people could use the pattern for twitter backgrounds or something. Then. when I found out about free swatch day, I thought that this design could look pretty cool on fabric.



I got it in the mail and it wasn't very big. I decided to make a pencil bag. For the lining, I used fabric from a skirt that was about to get donated (it had a coffee stain).



A few stitches here and there...



And tahhh dahhh...



Sorry the picture on the right is a little blurry. I took it on my phone.

Comments are appreciated! Thanks for looking!
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2  From dumpy romper to retro shirt dress - thrift store re-do! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lizfizzbobizz on: September 18, 2011 03:58:18 PM
So I'm a bit of a thrift store junkie. I picked up this romper a couple weeks ago with high hopes... although for what exactly, I wasn't sure.



When I finally got the courage, I tried it on at home and decided it probably needed just a little tweaking to make it something wearable -- and hopefully cute!

First, I cut out the built in shoulder pads. Next, I ripped out the seam that created the two leg holes. Third, I sewed seams down the front and back converting the gaucho-like pants into a skirt. Fourth, I shortened and hemmed the garment, and then it was done! Here are the results:



I also wrote a short blog post today about the experience if you want to check it out: http://t.co/3uynjtjp

Thanks for looking!
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3  Laura Amiss Inspired Wall Hanging in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by lizfizzbobizz on: September 03, 2010 01:20:09 PM
I was inspired by artist Laura Amiss www.lauraamiss.com to make some sort of architectural stitching project... Anyways this is what I came up with. I used canvas fabric from a canvas bag that was a free giveaway from a conference my dad went to. I used fusible web to fuse the colored fabric to the canvas. I used fabric paint for the sky and then machine stitched with black thread to create outlines.

Let me know what you think!



wooden frames I used to frame the pieces


Pre-framing... unstretched canvas






Back


In the frame






Back


Thanks for looking!
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4  Cubicle sweet cubicle framed gift in Needlework: Completed Projects by lizfizzbobizz on: August 29, 2010 10:46:47 AM
A friend and neighbor of mine recently let me shadow her at work for the day. I'm about to be a senior in college, so the tour of the office and the conversation that followed was really useful in helping me figure out my future.... :/ Anyways... I thought it would be nice to make her some sort of thank-you gift.

I got the idea of making a "cubicle sweet cubicle" project from the Subversive Cross Stitch. Instead of cross stitch, I made my own pattern using Helvetica font and then traced it onto the fabric with pencil. Once I had completed the stitching, I wrapped it around a piece of cardboard with batting glued to the front and then stapled it on the back. I made it to fit in this old frame my grandma had lying around the house. I ended up using fabric glue to glue it into the frame because the frame had no backing or closures. Let me know what you think!









The back:


Thanks for looking!
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5  Peace and Love Cross Stich Pillow in Needlework: Completed Projects by lizfizzbobizz on: August 28, 2010 10:03:39 AM
I used a pattern from A Rainbow of Stiches (http://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Stitches-Embroidery-Cross-Stitch-Project/dp/0823014789/ref=cm_lmf_img_12_rsrssi0) to make the Peace and Love cross stitch. I used DMC floss in #472 for the entire piece. Next, I framed the pillow with some Amy Butler prints I bought at Crafty Planet (craftyplanet.com) a great fabric and craft store in Minneapolis. I'm really happy with the pillow and can't wait to bring it back to school!

Enjoy Smiley



















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6  I <3 America -- 50 state embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by lizfizzbobizz on: August 01, 2010 09:11:07 PM
I was inspired by this print I found online to make some  sort ofcraft. All of the states are to scale, but just arranged into a heart shape.  

I decided to enlarge it and do an embroidery of it.  I used the chain stitch and several different colors (around 30) of floss. I'm really happy with the result. I am even more happy that I found a frame that fit it perfectly... kind of freaky how that worked out.  I feel pretty lucky Smiley

Enjoy! Let me know if you have any compliments/criticisms.









The link wasn't working so here is the picture of the original inspiration:


The image was found by fingerpistol in an etsy shop as well:
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if the other links don't work for you (they wouldn't work for me either), you can see it in this etsy shop (where the print originated): http://www.etsy.com/shop/beauchamping
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7  Pricing for craft items in Get Product and Website Opinions by lizfizzbobizz on: July 12, 2009 10:20:50 PM
hey, so i am trying to sell some crafts that i made at my mom's exercise place so i was wondering what to price them at...
magazine envelopes (set of 5 envelopes)

bobby pins

magnets (set of 4)

golf tees (set of 5)

earrings



i just want to get some feedback so i don't price them too low or too high. what would you pay for them?  
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8  Mini canvases are my greatest weakness... in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by lizfizzbobizz on: May 14, 2009 08:56:53 PM
Ever been to Blick and seen those mini canvases just sitting there looking so incredibly adorable??? Well, lets just say I have and I buy them almost everytime I'm there. I can't help it! So here are my latest editions. Oil on mini canvas. They are all 2.5x3 in or 3x3 in (I think). Enjoy! P.S. They didn't photograph so great, so maybe I'll try to take more pictures later.















Which ones do you like best?
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9  Charcoal drawings in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by lizfizzbobizz on: May 14, 2009 08:41:44 PM
Here are a couple charcoal drawings I have been working on.









This one is charcoal with watercolor:


What do you think?
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10  Re: ZIPPER HEADBAND in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lizfizzbobizz on: May 10, 2009 10:49:02 PM
I recently made a similar item...



but i like yours! nice work.
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