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1  Hippie Batik Mehndi-Embroidered Singlet Shopping Bags! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by kmwann on: March 12, 2008 06:54:41 AM
I needed to make a gift for my fun-loving, India-loving, hippie friend's birthday and I decided to make some ever-popular singlet shopping bags so she can transport groceries in psychedelic hippie style!

I found some mehndi motifs on the internet and embroidered the pockets in jewel-tone embroidery floss to match the batik. The bags fold into the pockets and make very nice little hippie pouches. The pockets and lining fabric are the same, a yellow/purple/orange/green/brown tie-dye.

Unlike the main post that suggested 1/2 yard of fabric, I used 5/8 yard of 45" wide fabric and had tiny snippets of scraps left over. I finally got to use my new serger, (Singer Quantumlock 14T967DC - aka "light at the end of my stress tunnel") and I serged all the seams and topstitched.

Here is a close-up of the elephant (poorly centered photo, by c'est la vie!):

I think I like the polka-dotted batik one more... What do you think?
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2  Re: 3D Origami star -- tutorial on page 2 in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by kmwann on: November 29, 2007 06:37:47 AM

I made two of these. The one on the left is from your pattern, I used 3.5" (side measurement) squares and got an overall diameter of ~5".

The one on the right is the pattern that I found (and begun) before you posted your tutorial. Using the same 3.5" (side measurement) squares, I got an overall diameter of ~6". I think this one looks very "loose", indeed the joinery is not as secure as your model.

Which one do you all like better?

Now to just find pretty double-sided paper...
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3  Knitty's Sheldon (Stuffed Turtle!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by kmwann on: June 10, 2007 07:32:30 AM
So, everybody and their mother is pregnant and havin' a baby these days (at least in my circle of friends/family). Which only means: YES, now I have an excuse to knit!

First project in preparation for the Baby Invasion:

Knitty's Sheldon


I hope the baby likes him:

Here's a side shot:

Here's the front (the face separated a little, because I didn't compensate tension):

Here's the underside:

I'm so glad I finally get to post a completed project! Enjoy!

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