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1  colorful wrist clutches in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tinafish on: April 07, 2008 06:16:28 AM
a group of friends threw a beautiful baby shower for me a few weeks back and i really didn't know how to thank them. i thought...a card definitely isn't enough, so i decided to make something for each of them.

this is my first attempt at using the loop/hook clasp and it makes the bags look a lot more professional! i'm going to have to buy more. they are just simple zipper pouches, but i added cotton quilt batting to each so they hold their shape a lot better. the lining on each one matches the fabric of the handles. 

they were fun to make and i'm really pleased with how they turned out. i'll be giving them off today! i hope the girls find some good use for them. Smiley


i found felt letters at joann and purchased each of their first initials to "finish" and personalize each purse.












here they are all together!

thanks for looking. Smiley
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2  another weekend...another weekender bag. brown/orange diaper bag. (image heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tinafish on: March 15, 2008 05:49:57 PM
okay, i know there have been a handful of these shown on craftster, but i'm so proud...how can i not share!? this bag was so easy up until the end when i was putting together all the layers..ugh! thankfully i used a foot i had that is really handy for thick leathers and denim. it seemed to do the trick.

i didn't know what fabric to use for the interior, but since it was going to be used as my diaper bag, i ended up using the fabric i used on the crib bumper... http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228416.msg2478947#msg2478947


anyway, here's my new diaper bag!


pieced and quilted exterior pocket. this probably was the most time consuming part, but i really loved the outcome.


front and back


attaching the interior


now on to the exterior


all finished!! the piping made it so hard to assemble at the end. i didn't stay with all one fabric pattern because i think the houndstooth would have been a tad much. i'm happy with the log cabin part of the bag. Smiley


i made elastic side pockets instead of the regular flat ones that were called out in the pattern.


top view. i also lengthened the handles so i could carry it easily over my shoulder


interior view. the pattern calls for no pockets inside, but i added a smaller pocket at the top for keys and little items and elastic pockets on either side of the bag at the bottom in orange for diapers and baby things. Smiley


oh..and last, but not least...here's my stroller. the orange color of the stroller obviously inspired the color of the bag as well. no baby just yet, so my little wheaten terrier is testing it out for us in this photo. Smiley

i know it's image heavy..sorry bout that! i can't wait to use it. i'm just so relieved that it's done so now i can start on my next project!! Smiley

anyway, thanks for looking!
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3  baby boy nursery in AQUA! image heavy!! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by tinafish on: February 18, 2008 04:01:11 PM
we are expecting a little boy in may and this is our first. i'm so excited since i've been crafting for friends' little ones in the past year and now i get to make things for my own little one! we are so thrilled and i've been coming up with ideas left and right!! i'll try to document my progress of the nursery in this post...hope you don't mind me sharing with you all!!

okay, so i didn't want an overly masculine baby boy's room, but i also didn't want baby blue all over the place either. it took me FOREVER to decide on the fabrics, but i finally managed to pick out a fun and bright striped pattern and pulled my paint color from there. the paint is more of an aqua green/blue...than just light blue.

here's my progress so far...

hubby did a GREAT job painting. the room's a mess...but it's a start!


the other (empty) side of the room. i will be adding white shelving and artwork...and of course we're still in need of a dresser.


yay! done with the cribskirt. it just lays flat with a box pleat in the center of each side.


crib bumper...wip:


crib ties...couldn't decide on shiny ribbon or fabric ties...i'm leaning towards the fabric ties:


pinning baby quilt:


free-motion quilting:


now all i have left is curtains, pillows, nursing cover, boppy cover, baby mobile, diaper bag......*sigh*

as i posted this i realized that there's not much decorating going on just yet....but more of making the individual pieces. i will continue to update with more pictures until the nursery is all done!! Smiley

thanks for looking!

tina

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feb 22, 2008 update

i've finished the bumper!






fabric ties Smiley


anti-pill fleece on the inside.


future bunting banner

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feb 27, 2008 update

bunting banner all done!


pillow for my swivel rocker (the quilt was purchased from notneutral)


the back of the pillow. the fabrics are crossed over at one of the orange stripes so i can remove it for washing.

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march 30, 2008 updated

overall view as you enter the room


crib wall with shag disney print and small shelf with stuffies! the car's made by me and the wonky bunny on the right was a combination effort randomly made by a friend and i....we were feeling silly while sewing that day. Smiley


dresser and swivel chair with 2 shelves over the changing area.


closet wall...the orange painting made by me...along with the bunting.


hubby's teddy when he was a baby is sitting on the changing pad. little sock monster and skelly bunny made my a friend on the far left corner. big birdhouse painted by a friend for the baby shower centerpieces


bunting flags with little birdhouses...painted by a friend and were decorations from the baby shower.


swivel chair and painting by me above...i need to put that darn curtain up!!!


close up of the shelf above the crib


YAY!

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08-28-08

the nursery was recently featured on ohdeedoh.com thought i would share it with you:

http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/nursery-tours/nursery-tour-sonnys-handmade-room-060629


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4  here's the 4111 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tinafish on: March 26, 2007 06:36:10 PM
this is my first successful attempt at following a real pattern. i used the oh so famous Built By Wendy 4111 pattern. i loved the cut of the pattern...although it looks a tad bit boxy on me. i may try it again with a lighter fabric. i actually had to cut the pattern twice (i bought two). the first time i cut it at size 8, second time was a 12. the 12 fit perfect...i'm much bigger than i thought. Smiley it's a tad low without the undershirt, but i like the layered look. i added a thinner strap on the back to make it look a little slimmer. i also shortened the sleeves by about 4"-5". the buttons are just sewn on to the front. there was no real need to make button holes because the neck of the shirt is so large as it is.

anyway, here it is:


front view. it's a pink and brown plaid fabric. it's rather thick...


back view. i added my own thinner strap to pull back the sides a tad.


close up. i attached my "fake buttons"...no button holes.  Grin

i thought the elastic under the chest was going to be a LOT harder, but i had no trouble at all!

any suggestions on making the sides slimmer without ripping my shirt off as it sucks to my body....please let me know. maybe a more stretch fabric would do the trick.

thanks for looking!
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5  Re: WHOA retro (image heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tinafish on: March 20, 2007 08:30:09 AM
since my last one i've had many requests for more similar to it. here's my latest. a little smaller with more pockets!


the polka dots on either side are pockets too!


center exterior pocket


interior with two pockets on either side... one perfect for your mobile


one for scale as my pup chows down. Smiley
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6  japanese inspired apron purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tinafish on: December 31, 2006 06:24:15 PM
AH! i love polka dots...they always make everything look better. this is my latest apron purse...it's my first time incorporating an exterior pocket scoop area. it's a great place for fast access to your cell phone or other knick knacks you like to have on hand. the exterior is black corduroy with some freehand embellishments of ruffles and even a small strand of pearls! i also added a little "lucky coin" to the mix. the interior is beautiful shimmering pink japanese fabric with cranes and flowers. i added a medium sized interior pocket for other goodies.


exterior front


front pocket detail


interior with pocket

thanks for looking!
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7  WHOA retro (image heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tinafish on: December 31, 2006 06:17:51 PM
the two exterior patterns are by michael miller...love them! the colors are so bright, but it's just so fun. the interior is lined with lime green and there are pockets on either side. one side has elastic pockets, the other are flat pockets and a few places for your pen to slide in. the exterior striped pattern are also exterior side pockets. it wraps around either side of the purse and the pockets connect together as one at the bottom. the design on the front was just free hand. thought i'd have a little fun and go with the flow. the closure is a brown satin ribbon that ties.


front exterior


interior with pockets on either side


ribbon details


exterior side pocket

thanks for looking!
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since my last one i've had many requests for more similar to it. here's my latest. a little smaller with more pockets!


the polka dots on either side are pockets too!


center exterior pocket


interior with two pockets on either side... one perfect for your mobile


one for scale as my pup chows down. Smiley

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8  Re: Day of the Dead Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by tinafish on: November 19, 2006 02:00:08 PM
yAy i got my goodies yesterday. looooving the shadowbox! thanks pinkmafia


overall


upclose left


upclose right


this is where it is currently hanging. Smiley


and my paper lantern that she painted!

thanks again! Kiss
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9  Re: Autumn Quilted Flip Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tinafish on: November 09, 2006 06:30:53 PM
yea i was really happy with the colors. thanks!!


here's my sis sportin' the tote!
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10  Autumn Quilted Flip Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tinafish on: November 06, 2006 09:13:01 AM
here was my first:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107853.0

this is my second attempt to my flip tote. I made this for my sister for her 21st birthday. It is made of wool pieces and cotton print fabric. The strap is brown leather and it has a snap closure. I loved how the wool was so thick..it made the bag very sturdy. It fits over the shoulder nicely so when she rides her bicycle to school she can wear it with ease. Smiley It was my first time quilting with my free motion foot and so it's not perfect, but maybe that's the look... haha


front- folded over


flipped open


back- flipped open


side- view of leather strap and knot


interior print w/ pocket


action shot of my sister sportin' the tote. Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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