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1  Re: Fiber Friday - Aug. 7, 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by RubyPurl on: August 07, 2009 06:13:02 PM
I received some roving from Gale's Art. You can find her over here...http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5353128



and spun it into this





I love the colors.  It's called "Crayon Box"


Everyone has spun such lovely yarn.  This thread is such an inspiration! 


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2  As If I Need Another Bag.... in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by RubyPurl on: July 03, 2009 11:08:19 AM
...but I had some great Robert Kaufman fabric laying around.  I had to put it to good use right?  I also had great tortoise shell handles and vintage buttons. So, this is what I came up with. 




I am pretty happy with the end result.  Grin
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3  Who's Got An Ashford?? in Spinning: Completed Projects by RubyPurl on: January 11, 2009 04:57:20 PM


I purchased a "Kiwi" Ashford spinning wheel when I was on vacation in Santa Fe this past June.  I love it!

Here is a bit of what I have been working on. Most some is Corridale and some is Merino.






Spinning is so much fun!
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4  Happy Birthday Violet in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by RubyPurl on: February 24, 2008 03:35:48 PM
For my niece's 4th birthday, I made her some felt food. 

Yummy cookies, almost good enough to eat!:



This pattern I made myself...pretty easy...not really brain science, ha!  Grin


And the ultimate pizza!:



I used a pattern that I purchased from http://www.feltcuisine.com/. It really helped me to understand the process of making felt food.  Now I think I will be able to come up with my own patterns.  Felt food is just so fun to make and addictive!


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5  Guest Bedroom Makeover...long over due! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by RubyPurl on: February 24, 2008 03:26:26 PM
Well, after 3 years of living in my house, I finally got around to making over my guest room.  I have to say it turned out just how I wanted it to.  It is a bit shabby and a bit chic. 

Before:

If you wanna play a little game, you can play "where's the kitty?"


Pardon the mess. I let the room "go" about a week before the makeover.


ahem...pardon the rum and coke too.  Wink

After:



It is amazing what a few coats of paint can do along with some new mini blinds!  I think I am going to re-do my craft room next!
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6  Sally Costume for Halloween in Halloween Costumes by RubyPurl on: November 06, 2007 05:46:30 PM
For Halloween I my boyfriend thought of the idea for us to be Sally and Jack from the Nightmare Before Christmas.  I searched for Sally dresses and could not find one I liked. So, I decided I would make my costume.  I think it turned out really well for my first time ever making a dress, or a costume at that!




Needless to say, it was a fun Halloween!
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7  Trick or Treat Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by RubyPurl on: October 04, 2007 06:05:41 PM
I found the cutest halloween fabric while out shopping with my sister.  I thought  it would be fun to make trick or treat bags for all the little one's in my life.  This is my first one:



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8  The Amy's in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by RubyPurl on: September 06, 2007 05:45:27 PM
This is a little bag I made a few weeks ago.  I love the way it turned out.  It was my first experience using Amy Butler fabric, which is probably why I love it so much.  I also used an Amy Karol pattern from her fantastic book, Bend the Rules Sewing. Here is the finished product.


The inside
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9  Re: All About Bags Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by RubyPurl on: September 04, 2007 03:25:47 PM
I received today! Oh my goodness, my swap partner is fantastic!  She even included a little something extra for my doggies  Grin.  The bag is absolutely beautiful, thank you malgudi, you are very talented.  Here are the pictures (beware there are a bunch!):

Package before I unwrapped it.  It was tied up with a cute little strawberry button!

A cute little handmade card:

The little goodies for my doggies:

The FABULOUS bag my partner made me!!!!!!!

Close up of the beautiful fabric she used and the bead work on the fabric.  I really love all the colors.  Has such a sweet vintage look to it.

I love this, she added little heart beads on the sides, sooo cute!

This is a picture of the inside of the bag.  It is so roomy, I can put all kinds of things in it.  There is also a great pocket on the inside.

Here is a picture of the handles.  She really made me a fantastic bag. Great partner!!!


This was so much fun and made my day!




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10  Weekend Market Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by RubyPurl on: August 02, 2007 01:12:10 PM
I have been wanting to make a market bag for some time now.  I finally got around to it the other night.  This is my first attempt.  I think it turned out pretty well.  There are some things I want to do to fine tune the next one to make it even better but I thought I would post the pictures of this one.




It is made out of a thick muslin cloth.  The interior fabric is cute print of various peppers.  I included a big pocket on the inside for holding bottles and such.  There is a pocket on the outside for a wallet or zipper pouch.

I think I am going to make a matching zipper pouch to go with it.

Now, I just need to go to the market!  Thanks for looking.
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