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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Tweed sports jacket for my 15 month old on: June 29, 2013 02:09:26 AM




Pattern was Simplicity 2526, but I ditched the instructions and just used the cut pieces and threw it together. It's too big so I'm going to try again in a smaller size next time.
2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 01/12/10 - Best of 2009 is here! on: January 13, 2010 12:54:53 AM
I'm floored! I submitted 2 projects this year and both made it into the best of 2009. I feel so unworthy when I look at the amazing stuff that gets submitted here every day, I'm always in awe of the talent of everyone on this site.

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3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / First scrapbook - memories for someone far away on: November 27, 2009 11:51:42 PM
Bit of background - my son moved to the US a month ago with his dad, I'm still here in New Zealand. He turns 4 in February. Before he left, a friend took some professional photos for us. I decided to send them over in an album for him so he would be able to look through and remember his Mama.

Anyway, despite being a total noob when it comes to this stuff, I'm reasonably happy with the end result. I tried to make it as interactive as possible, not a small task! I think this will be the last time I make one.

Front page, the tag swings



Page 2, a short poem for him, Page 3 (and 4) the photos come out to reveal a hidden message underneath. Page 5 is basic!







Page 6, 2 photos tied with ribbons flip up, 7 and 8 are basic







Pages 9 and 10 are basic ones. Page 11 has a booklet thing tied with ribbon that opens up:





Final page "So Heaps". Because that is how much he always says he loves me.

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute As A Button Bag on: January 19, 2009 06:27:48 PM
Wow, this is incredible! You must have a lot of patience!

I used to, but not anymore   Shocked
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute As A Button Bag on: January 17, 2009 04:51:11 PM
Shocked Wow, very nice. Did you sew and knot off each seperate button? I can only emagine the horror if one got snagged somewhere and button after button slowly falling off otherwise  Cry

Nope, I did them in lengths of about 10 - 15 buttons at a time. I painted glue on the back which will hopefully prevent any unravelling plus I glued down the cotton on the top of most of the buttons as well with a clear bead/fabric craft glue Smiley
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute As A Button Bag on: January 17, 2009 03:52:12 PM
Wow, that thing is gorgeous! I've made bracelets with 30-40 buttons on them and I thought I went crazy doing just that, I can imagine how much hard work went into a whole bag.

Sooo I'm just going to ignore what you said and try a something like your bag because it's just so damn pretty. Maybe I'll wait until I am bedridden or something though, hehe

I really would love to see someone else's take on it!

4 months sounds like a scary length of time, but to be fair, I think I could have knocked it out in a month, if I hadn't had a few long breaks from doing it, and if I hadn't been quite so anal to start with. When I first began, I was being really, really careful that there weren't any visible gaps between the buttons, which resulted in them being super layered and having to use lots of fiddly little ones. I started to relax a little towards the end and managed to get the second half done a lot quicker. I think I would have stuck to bigger buttons also if I could, though that would have made the end product differ significantly I guess.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute As A Button Bag on: January 17, 2009 03:47:37 PM
That is amazing! I would totally buy that.

You must have amazing patience and I love how you must have collected all the buttons to match - I'm in awe!

Actually, I have to admit I cheated a little there. I got packs of "Shabby Chic" buttons from a craft store, each one had hundreds buttons in it in the 5 colours, and there wasn't a huge amount of shade variation with the colours, so that was quite lucky.

If I did it again, I would have striped it the other way, I think. Also, I forgot to take a photo of the bottom, I used large buttons of all 5 colours and sewed them down, plus I reinforced with glue also on the bottom to give it stability. There is a layer of interfacing also between the outer and the lining to keep it upright Smiley
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute As A Button Bag on: January 17, 2009 11:49:13 AM
Aw, thanks guys! It was definitely a labour of love, I nearly gave up on it multiple times but am so glad I didn't!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cute As A Button Bag on: January 17, 2009 11:11:49 AM
4 months, 1.5 kilograms of buttons and many, many swear words later, I give you:

"Cute As A Button"

Inspired by a bag which I saw in a museum (which had a panel of about 30 buttons on the side), this thing took on a life of its own! I don't recommend trying to replicate unless you want to lose your sanity  Grin





10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pixeldusts Frankenbags - Tutorial Added on: September 23, 2008 12:46:19 AM
I've added a link to my tutorial in the main post. I did alter the original pattern significantly because I wasn't keen on the proportions, so it was more of an inspiration really. Definitely not as deep as the Ottobre bag.
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