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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Machine Part CHALLENGE on: October 25, 2010 06:16:53 PM
Here's the story:  I have this machine I sort of stole from my mom.  Now, I know it's at least 23 years old, because she bought it before I was born.  The sewing machine is a Singer Athena 1200, if that makes any difference.  I have no clue what most of these feet/contraptions are, and google-ing just turns up people selling them. 
1025002100.jpg by mandamouse123, on Flickr

I think the second row 4th one might be a 1/4 inch foot.  Can anyone help me identify these things?  I'd love to know what they are!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Baby shower gift tag on: October 23, 2010 01:51:28 PM
Hey all!  I'm making a basket of baby shower stuff to give to my boyfriend's sister.  I'm just going to put everything in there nicely, because I'm trying to to go the wasteful route of wrapping paper.  Of course, the basket I found in the garage is PERFECT, but my mom insists that I put a tag in there saying something about please returning the basket. 

So, my question is, how do I nicely/cutely write please give me my basket back?

I was thinking of stamping something like, "Don't want more junk?  Don't have a use for this basket?  Give it back!"


Tell me what you think!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby onesies on: October 05, 2010 04:25:51 PM
My friend is having a baby!  In honor of this event, I made her some freezer paper stenciled onesies: Babysaurus Rex by mandamouse123, on Flickr 

baby domo by mandamouse123, on Flickr

Pokebaby by mandamouse123, on Flickr

tell me what you think!  I'm pretty proud of how they turned out!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / There once was this pattern. . . on: April 07, 2010 05:11:55 PM
that I used when I was teaching myself how to crochet a few months ago. 

It was for a washcloth that was crocheted (obviously :-P).  The whole thing was done in single crochet, and at the end, the pattern instructed you to chain a bunch of stitches.  You sewed a button on the opposite side, and used the chain to make a loop with the washcloth so that you could hang it up.  The special part of the washcloth was that is was a circle. 

I know the pattern was free, and the pattern was posted on someone's blog.  But I can't find it now. Sad  I've tried google-ing, searching craftster, checking craftster's crochet patterns list, and the 50+ washcloth along.

Does anyone know of the pattern I'm talking about?  I'd really love to find it again!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / 9 on: September 19, 2009 03:51:25 PM
I saw the movie 9 last night.  The entire time I was watching it, I kept thinking that I really wanted to make the 9 little dudes from the movie.  I guess I would say I can sew moderately well, but this is a pretty ambitious project.  Before I go into it all willy-nilly and fail, does anyone have any ideas/tips/suggestions for me?  I don't want to start, get frustrated and not finish.  This is something I really want to do. 

For those of you who haven't seen the movie, there's a facebook page set up for the scientist in the movie, sort of to give background about the movie.  Take a look if you don't mind being sort of spoiled: http://www.facebook.com/9scientist?ref=ts Because the scientist is well, a scientist, there's lots of diagrams and sketches of each of the little dudes to look at, which I think will be helpful for me in planning.  I welcome all ideas, here, Craftster pals.  Help me, please!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Who knew I could sew? on: July 17, 2007 01:00:50 PM
So I started cutting fabric last night and it somehow turned into a pretty decent looking bag:



Here's Snicker's in an action shot.  The other side of the tote is just plain blue:



and the lining, with only one pen slot and a sunglass pocket.  On the other side is a pocket for my cell phone:



The lining took FOREVER. Something about thinking inside out is very hard for me.  When attaching the liner to the bag, I think I ripped the seams out twice before settling with what is in the picture, and I'm still not happy with it- you guys can't see it, but the back of the tote is kind of puckered where the outside of the bag was bigger than the lining.  When I cut the outside of the tote and the lining, I made them the same size.  Should I have made the lining slightly bigger because of the turning after sewing?
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Gramy's Quilt on: July 10, 2007 02:26:29 PM
Pictures first, and then the story!



annnd some close up detail. Her stitches are so tiny!:



This quilt was made by my Gram.  I wanted to show off what she made!  According to her, it took her about a year and a half.  (She says it would of taken less time if she hadn't broken her foot halfway through making it.)   While she was working on it, each one of my three girl cousins told Grandma how beautiful the quilt was and asked if they could have it.  Gram somehow found out that my favorite color is purple, and gave it to me last week at my birthday party.  I absolutely love it, and BAWLED when she gave it to me.  So much love went into this purple quilt.   Pretty good for an 84 year old lady, no?
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Nameless Penguin Toy on: February 20, 2007 05:34:36 PM
I've been lurking here for a while, and I really love all the little toys people have made.  Inspired by these ones here on crafster, I made this little guy for a friend of mine, and here he is in all his glory.



If anyone would like the pattern, I'd be more than happy to share it.
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