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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fabric Necklaces on: January 22, 2009 08:01:45 AM
Hello everyone!

Here's some stashbusting I've been doing; these necklaces were made from bias-cut scraps which I sewed into long tubes and filled with cotton balls which are held in place by simple knots (wow, that was a long sentence!). I've seen several versions of these on the net and in craft magazines, and they are so quick and easy to make!

Thanks for looking!

12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Cute Flowery Western-Shirt - Huge pics on: January 10, 2009 06:16:40 AM
Hello everyone!

Again, I'm supposed to study but I just decided that I need a brak and show you what I've been sewing! Cheesy

The pattern is from an old issue of Burda easy fashion; it wasn't that hard to sew, since I managed to figure out how the pieces come together wothout any instructions (I found them only yesterday... I guess I need to clean up my room  Roll Eyes)

Yoke detail:

I love these buttons!

And here's the back:

With the rest I made a simple short half-circle-skirt to match!

Thanks for looking!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / McCall's 5241 One-Hour-Cardigan on: January 01, 2009 08:01:46 AM
Hello everyone!

Here is a wrap cardigan I made with some pretty striped jersey, using McCalls 5241. Since I am the proud owner of a serger and a dressform, the construction was pretty quick and easy. Instead of hemming, I used a 3-thread-flatlock-stitch with red in the needle and black in the upper and lower looper, but I am considering adding wristbands and bias tape. What do you think?

Thanks for looking!
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New Look 6557 on: December 25, 2008 01:42:49 AM
Hello everyone!
After seeing all those beautiful creations made from New Look 6557 (like these https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=227744.0) I just had to try it, and since it's an easy pattern (at least the envelope says so) I figured it would be perfect for me. And when I made my last trip to IKEA I found this AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL fabric (the flowery one) which I had seen on ebay over the past years (but with crazy prices) and went right to work.
I think this is the best garment I've sewn so far; I worked as neatly as I could ("WWMD?"), pressed every seam, and finished every edge with my serger, and I was so proud of it that I wore it on Christmas Eve, even though I guess it's more a springtime/summer dress.

On Martha, my christmas present (and no, she was not named after Martha Steward, but after Anna-Martha Barenburg, my great-grandmother, who was the only known crafty person before me in my familiy - she was a milliner)

The dress on me:

Thanks for looking and I would be thrilled to hear your thoughts!

Merry Christmas everyone  Smiley
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fashionable Fawns on: November 13, 2008 07:19:36 AM
Hello everyone!
Here are some earrings I made a while ago. The are really simple, made of store-bought wooden fawns within which I drilled a hole, but I think they are really cute! WHat do you think?

16  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Personalized horse halter on: September 30, 2008 11:50:09 AM
Hello everyone,

recently I thought to myself "You always want your outfit to look special. Why does your riding gear have to be so boring?"
So I started to embellish one of my horse's halters with japanese import fabric with deers on it.

The joke about the whole Bambi-theme is that my mare Susi is anything but a Bambi in appearance (but of course inside she is Cheesy)

I used regular denim needles and despite all my fears my machine did not complain!
On one side I embroidered a little "S" - for Susie (or Sinje - it's a good thing both our names start with an s)

I actually made a second one featuring little red riding hood and daisy-ribbon, if you want I can make a picture of that, too!

And here is a picture of me on our gorgeous Frisian gelding Wodan, just because I am soooo proud of them both (ok now I start to sound like a 12-year-old "Pony-club-girl" Cheesy)

Thanks for looking!
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I've been sewing Hoodies lately... on: September 17, 2008 12:56:31 AM
Hello everyone!
Lately I've started to sew clothes, and since I always hated to look at all the fringed edges inside my clothes I bought a serger (even though it had to be a used one, they're so expensive!). So, here are a couple of hoodies I made; they are made of pretty sturdy fabric I found at IKEA (except for the Disney fabric), and the collars are insprired by similar constructions I've seen here and at etsy (someone has made a hoodie very similar to the one with the trees, I've been trying to find that post to credit the owner for the inspiration, but I can't find it Sad )
EDIT: dorkgrl26 found it for me, and here it is: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263280.0! Please check out her stuff, she is amazingly talented!

(this is me, trying to look artistic and looking very stupid instead Cheesy and no, I'm not that pale in real life)

18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bubble hem dress - simplicity 4070 on: August 16, 2008 12:33:44 PM
Hello everyone!

After seeing all those beautiful dresses made from this pattern and after seeing a very similar dress in a magazine I decided that even thogh summer is almost over here (even though I'm not really sure it even started here in northern germany Smiley ) I totally needed a dress like this!
I so love this dress, I think I'll make a million more Cheesy
I omitted the belt and the boning and think it's just fine like this. The dress is fully lined in baby pink, which gives it a totally professional look (something which is very rare in stuff I make)

Ugh... I hate myself on pictures, but please notice the happy face! Cheesy

Thanks for looking!
19  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Patchwork on a string... or something like that?! on: August 06, 2008 07:02:18 AM
He everyone!
Browsing through various online-shops I stumbled upon this book here http://www.quiltmaus.de/buecher-oz-verlag/daenische-handarbeitsbuecher/rul-patchwork-pa-snor.html, which is about a technique where you wrap fabric around a string and sew it with a zigzag stitch to create for example baskets and coasters. The description says it's a big trend in the US, but I couldn't find anything! Does anyone have experience with this? I think it looks like a cool thing to try!

20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Zakka / Japanese Craft swap EDIT: Links to examples on: July 04, 2008 01:23:26 PM
Hello everyone!
For the last few months I have been obsessed with japanese craft books (sewing, patchwork, household stuff, decoation,...) and have spent hours browsing through pictures at flickr and trying to get my hands on books (which is quite hard where I live).
Would anyone be interested in doing a zakka/ japanese swap?
I have never organized before and would be a bit afraid of not managing Cheesy but if there is enough interest I'd be willing to try!
What do you think?

Edit: A great place to check out japanese craft books is here: http://stores.ebay.com/Simply-Pretty-Japanese-Beads-Books
or do a search on flickr, or visit http://www.craftlog.org/craftingjapanese/
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