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1  Organizer Wallet (My first sewn wallet!) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by HotCarl on: February 23, 2009 10:41:41 PM
This is the first time I've ever sewn a wallet. I've made them out of duct tape and packaging tape before, though. This one turned out wayy better than those EVER did. lol.

I wanted a new wallet, mostly because mine was an old lady-ish style wallet that was meant to hold a check book and a bunch of mom-type stuff. I don't carry a check book with me anymore, and I'm not a mom, so a smaller, lighter wallet was what I was after.

I only interfaced the outer layer.







The outside also matches my purse, which is underneath the wallet in all these pics. I made it using scraps I had around the house, and a tutorial on the burda style website. The only thing I changed was the snap. I don't like snaps, and for some reason I couldn't find a needle, so I used some velcro that took ages to find. lol

C/c always appreciated!
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2  Necessity is the mother of invention... in Completed Projects by HotCarl on: January 19, 2009 11:18:08 PM
I broke my butt. Literally. I fell down some stairs and broke my tail bone. So, of course, I needed to craft something to make my tush comfortable while sitting, RIGHT?

I bring you: The Tenderbunz Pillow.





Made with fabric I already had in my stash (orange fleece and green waffle knit thermal crap.) and a whole thing of quilters batting. It took longer to cut out and stuff than it did to sew. Cheesy
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3  Not really sewing, but it's for a kid! [img hefty] in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by HotCarl on: October 02, 2008 10:04:18 PM
My friend is having a baby (soonish) and her baby shower is this Saturday. I didn't want to just buy the same old same old blanket + onesie + hat + booties, but I wanted what I got her to be functional. SO. I bought a ton of ribbon, some onesies, and some hair clips and got to work.



The first set is a princess set. I made two korker bows, attached them to lined alligator clips, and then stenciled a crown onto the onesie. At least, I hope it looks like a crown. lol. I'm not the best at painting/drawing. I did my best, though.


Close up of the bow. It's my first time making bows. They look alright, right?



Second set, buzz buzz, is bees! I hand painted the bees, no stenciling. The pacifier leash is two layers of ribbon sewn together with invisible thread, and then the snap I hand sewed. The bow is pretty basic, and is attached to a lined alligator clip.



They look kind of weird, but like I said, I'm not good at drawing or painting! And if it looks shiney, it's because it's still wet. I couldn't wait. Tongue

Comments/criticism welcomed and appreciated. What do you think?!
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4  A gorgeous bride (img husky) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by HotCarl on: September 18, 2008 08:05:28 PM
My friend Katie recently eloped. They were planning a larger wedding, but her parents were trying to control it all, so they just decided to get married and then get wedding'ed when they can afford to pay for it themselves. But, she already had a dress! So, she decided that she wanted some photos in it before she sells it. And of course, I was happy to help her out. Tongue


(The tattoo she got right after they got married. They've been married a month, she's had it for a week or two. I helped her design it and made sure the gaelic was correct. It means "eternal love.")











I think I'll stop there. You can see more  here on my Flickr. Oh, and I did her hair and makeup as well. Cheesy

Comments? Criticism?
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5  Photos are art, right? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by HotCarl on: July 21, 2008 09:25:04 PM
Haha, I had my very first newborn session today. A girl I went to highschool with recently had a BEAUTIFUL baby girl, named Haillee Nicholle. Here are a couple of the shots:


This one is over done, I know. I just had to try it, though. Haillee was NOT a fan. I popped off 4 shots and then we stopped.


Daddy is in the National Guard.





There are a few more, but I'll stop there. CC definitely welcomed and appreciated!
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6  The "I really hate bias tape" tote bag. (img. obese) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by HotCarl on: June 06, 2008 11:34:51 AM
I don't REALLY hate bias tape. I actually love it. But when you have NO PINS (OMG.) it's hard to work with. Smiley I somehow lost my pin tin (lol) in our recent move, and I haven't found them yet. So I was left with only the pins that were stuck to my magnet, which was... ten or so. Not really enough!

This is a prototype bag I made because I'm making my mom one for her birthday. She's always wanted one, and I've never made one because I'm afraid she won't like it. Well, she'll be 46 in a week and a half or so, and I figured it was finally time! Mine is quilted, I don't know if hers will be because she might not like it. (I'm gonna ask. lol.) Lined with a lime green batik print I found at Jo-Ann in the quarter flat section. (You know the flat quarters for quilting? Love love LOVE them.) It took one yard of the black, and not quite 4 quarter flats. Straps are edged on one side with lime bias tape.

Enough chatter! On with pictures!




(Excuse the threads. It fell on the floor and I didn't realize any stuck. lol.)


The color is WAY off in this one. The bias tape is bright kiwi/lime green.




Action shot. Excuse the dirty mirror.

Well, that's that! Comments/criticism always welcome!
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7  My first adventures in poly clay. in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by HotCarl on: April 24, 2008 12:35:19 AM
And hopefully lots more to come! I've been a member here for I don't know how long, but I mainly just lurk because... well, I'm a lazy bum. lol. And most of the artsy fartsy stuff I do is photography. SO. Yes. On to the actual post now!

First, a skinner blend star bracelet.


I made a skinner blend cane, firmed it up in the fridge, sliced it in half long ways, then sliced off the rounded back ends, butted the two up together, ran it through the pasta machine on a medium thickness, and then cut stars out. The rest was easier.. lol. I just wrapped a wire bracelet frame with greenish clay, and with the same clay I cut more stars out and layered them on. The blended stars have holes because I'm probably going to add some dangly charms later on.

Then, a rose cane bracelet.

I used the rose cane tutorial that I found here. (Too lazy to look it up. Ack!) With some minor alterations, I think. It was pretty easy cheesey. Bracelet was made the same way as the previous one, only with thinned out stacks of cane slices instead of stars. Smiley

And finally... a flower cane... bowl shaped... thingy.

87 canes later... not really. lol. I just sliced up a cane and smushed the slices on a burned out light bulb. Then I baked the whole thing, let it cool, stuck it in a plastic bag, and shattered the bulb. THEN, I lightly squeezed the clay to break up the rest of the glass. And... basically, this is not a great way to do this. lol. I don't really know what to use this for, as it doesn't have a flat bottom or anything. Maybe I should make a little ring for it to sit in?

Comments are always appreciated! Thanks for looking.
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8  I finally finished something! in Knitting: Completed Projects by HotCarl on: February 27, 2008 10:55:21 PM
I haven't been around in ages...

I just finished my first scarf EVER. I feel so accomplished!





Sensations "Rainbow Classic," 100% acrylic. Size 13 needles, stockinette stitch. Smiley
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9  Reconned sweatshirt, I love pink... in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by HotCarl on: June 18, 2005 11:29:31 PM
I had this sweatshirt that I never wore, because it was a bit too short/tight around the tummy. So I cut up the middle, took the pocket off, and covered up the image (It was a Weathervane thing that said SNOW ANGEL on it.) And then put a patch on the back (Soon to be embroidered with 49) and covered up the line of snowflakes across the lower back. The lower back part is embroidered with Forty-nine and a heart/dotty line thing. The big black patches on the front will be embroidered with "49" and "Kitty" (Kitty on the smaller one.) Tomorrow, as it's kind of late now, and I don't feel like doing it. Lol.

Back:


Left Front:


Right front:


Back detail:


Once I finish the embroidery, I'll put the pictures here.
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10  Hot pink wristlet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by HotCarl on: June 17, 2005 09:25:19 PM
So, I needed something to carry my camera/cellphone/wallet and such in when I go to concerts and the like. But since I don't like carrying gigantic purses, or any purse for that matter, I came up with this. (Yes, I know it's a bit plain. I plan on making a few more out of different fabrics.) It holds my camera (Fuji FinePix A340, for size reference.) and cell phone just fine.





Comments and criticism always welcome.

EDIT: HAHAHA! I joined a year ago today. Lmfao. How awesome is that?
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