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1  New thingamabob... in Craftalongs by klynslis on: August 26, 2007 04:25:31 PM
Okay, so my friend Jen came over last week to sew a purse, and I was jealous of her getting to sew, even though I got to spend the time playing with her beautiful baby. After she left I took out a piece of random fabric and made this shy elephant toy.

It's only about eight inches tall, so it's not much of a stash buster, but it's really cute, if I may say so myself.  Wink
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2  Bingo card journal in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by klynslis on: August 18, 2007 06:35:45 PM
Here's my first one, right from St. Adalbert School Bingo hall. I made the text block myself from manila paper and trimmed it using a ream cutter and a corner trimmer.

1. Sewing signatures on the sewing machine with the longest stitch setting works really well. If you fold the top sheet of the signature in half you can use it as a sewing guide. It even makes the signatures easier to fold!
2. A brayer works great for spreading glue onto endsheets so that it's not too thick.
3. You really need to check twice before you glue your board covers on to make sure that one isn't upside down. LOL  Tongue

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3  Sharing a couple of embroidery designs in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by klynslis on: July 13, 2007 12:35:22 PM
I bought a bunch of old old embroidery patterns on eBay. Too much goodness for my own good! Here's a couple that I thought I would share with y'all.

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4  Re: Use What You Have and Finish What You Have Craftalong in Craftalongs by klynslis on: June 28, 2007 09:48:03 AM
Thanks! Here is a quickie little diagram for how I made the ruffle out of the sleeve. The trick is cutting it into a spiral because the inside edge of the spiral is shorter than the outside and it makes a ruffle without gathering.

I pin my tees on my body inside out. I have a duct tape dummy form, but it's old and doesn't look like me any more. For simple stuff like this, pinning on my bod is just easier.
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5  Re: the craftiest scooter(s) ever! Post em' if you got em'! in Completed Projects by klynslis on: June 26, 2007 12:57:07 PM
Okay, so it's not crafty, but it belongs to a craftster! This is my Suzuki Burgman 400, which is my main mode of summer transportation. I'll be driving it from Michigan to Vermont at the end of the month.

Scooters: What's not to love?

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6  Re: Use What You Have and Finish What You Have Craftalong in Craftalongs by klynslis on: June 25, 2007 04:22:10 PM
Thanks, Sunnyskies. I'll be able to wear this now without looking like I borrowed it from somebody else. I hate that is-my-midriff-showing feeling.

Okay, so I did the next top, too. I'm not quite as sure about this one, but at least it's long enough, and the sleeves are shorter. Taking the sides in helped, too. It looks more fitted, now.
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7  Re: Use What You Have and Finish What You Have Craftalong in Craftalongs by klynslis on: June 24, 2007 06:56:35 PM
Thanks, WIPs! I don't know yet what to do with the bag. It's a little small for shopping.

Jan, it looks like you're making some pretty good headway on your list, especially with the little ones you have at home.

I lengthened a shirt today that had been too short by just a couple of inches. The white band is from the faux tank sewn into the front of the shirt. I also managed to take in the bottom a little bit so it's slightly more fitted. It just looks better this way. Oh, and I cut the sleeves down too so they don't hit at the bottom of the shirt. These things look so wrong. Why do I buy them?

The "before" picture is actually a different shirt of the same cut. It's next, but I think I'll be a bit more adventurous with it.

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8  Lengthen my shirt, please! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by klynslis on: June 24, 2007 06:38:55 PM
I don't mind lower waistlines, and I don't mind shorter shirts, but when you're 39 years old, you generally can't pull off both at the same time! I took pity on myself and my coworkers tonight by lengthening one of my just-too-short shirts. Here are before and after shots.

The "before" shot is actually a different shirt of the same design. They're always the right length when I buy them and then shrink lengthwise and stretch widthwise.

The ruffle on the second "after" shirt was made from cutting the sleeves in a spiral and sewing onto the bottom of the shirt. I didn't have thread that matched the green, so I used white and went over the collar, neckline and sleeve edges to make it match the ruffle.
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9  I see dead chibis! in Needlework: Completed Projects by klynslis on: June 24, 2007 03:07:20 PM
I did this little embroidery this week. I didn't have a chance to scan it in until today, though. I don't yet know how I'll use it. It's a little day of the dead thing. Happy skeletons, yay!

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10  That's a spot under my bluebird! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by klynslis on: June 16, 2007 11:32:22 AM
My dear stepdaughter showed me a dress that had a chemical stain on it from jewelry making class, hoping that we could remove it. No such luck, said I, so she chose to cover it using a bluebird tattoo design in white that would blend with the dress itself. It turned out quite well, if I may say so myself.

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