A little overdue, but here's pics of the amazing loot GirlOutlaw sent me. Forgive the wonky pics, brand new camera, still trying to figure it out. And I guess it doesn't really help that I only bought a 5MP, all I could afford.
Anyway.............presenting the goods!!!!
The Nana door pillow and t-shirt:
Shinshi Doumei Cross (Gentleman's Alliance) bookmarks left to right- Haine, Shizumasa, Usio, Meguri, Maora:
Vampire Knight bag, Yuuki side:
Bleach ring, Cardcaptor key, Bleach keychain:
And finally all the awesome domino pendants and marble magnets pendants- Nana & Hachi, Hachi, Mitsuki & Eichi, Mitsuki, another Mitsuki magnets- Alpha, Rin, Nana, Hitsugaya, Zero:
The pics really don't do it all justice. I love it all so much!
I'm just sad I discovered new manga during this swap and don't have anything proclaiming my love for them! Must have round 3!
First, is a totoro cut-out handle bag. It doesn't hold much, just a wallet and keys. But I usually don't carry much more than that anyway.
I used a crayon transfer technique to make the totoro, then I just hand-stitched it on
My sakura bag, with tied straps:
This one's not very big either, I think it's about 10" wide x 7" tall
Funky post office tote. The outer fabric had some really cool stitching already on it, and I used blue polka dot fabric for the inside. The bag also has pockets on the outside for pens:
An action shot to see how it hangs. (Sorry it's not very close up, that was the only mirror in the house, and you have to stand kinda far to get a full view.)
And this last one I made especially to use for my nurse aid class. I love how the fabric on the strap alternates between the outer and inner fabrics. Oh, and it also has outside pockets for pens, lotion, and a notepad.
I know the pictures are kinda blurry. A photographer I am not.
I really wanted to make something special for my boyfriend's sister, who just turned 13 a few weeks ago. But all I really knew about her was that she L-O-V-E-D her cat Sora. So, I decided to make her a blanket that immortalizes him.
I spent months making about 200 little rosette squares with my knitwit tool.
But then when I sewed up all the squares, the back had all these little knots in it, so I decided to sew on two layers of fabric (black that shows through the rosettes, and pink for the back and border that helped straighten up the edges).
P.S. the blanket was very well received. She was showing it off to everyone at her birthday party.
I usually listen to music to help me fall asleep. But I gave my radio/cd player to my brother when I left home, and I dont like having to wear headphones for my mp3 player. So I came up with this little wannabe kangaroo stuffie.
I call him Kuro, cuz I'm dylexic and I messed up the end of kangaroo and the beginning of music. (It also happens to be the name of my fave character in Love Monster)
He's my first attempt at a stuffie, so he's kinda lumpy in some places, not to mention my stitching kinda sucks. But anyway, I used some headphones that I broke the head part off of and stuck them inside the ears, and then string the headphone cord through the inside of the head and body so it comes out inside the little pouch. So I can just plug my mp3 player in and tuck in the pouch and cuddle up with my little Kuro and go to sleep.
So I made this basket type thing a few years ago for my hs art class:
And I want to make another one. I know we used some kind of white cotton-ish cord or something and then used yarn to sew two strands of cord together to form the basket.
But I'm not sure exactly where to find that cord stuff. If I'm even remembering right that it is white cotton-ish cord. And I don't really want to take it apart to see, because I remember it being murder trying to get the thing to stay in that figure 8 shape, and I would dread having to put it back together.
I was too afraid to try inserting a zipper, so, inspired by my american eagle belts, instead I wrapped some random plastic rings (that I don't really know the true purpose of anyway) I had with ribbon and used that as my closures.
And here I am modeling it(my bf was kind enough to cut my head off of the picture ):
It's not quite done yet, I still have to modify the pockets, and finish up a few seams, but I still LOVE it anyway. I think I may make a few more, maybe brave trying a zipper too.