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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Bee Bulletin Board on: May 14, 2009 04:23:16 PM
We moved recently (okay like 6 months ago) and I have slowly put together my craft area again.  Last week I realized I hadn't put up my bulletin board, but in a fit of 'starting anew', I took everything off of it to reveal... a very boring brown cork board. 

Since it usually takes me some time to fill my bulletin board, I thought I would do something to the background to make it more interesting to look at while it remains blank.  But what to do?  Cover with fabric?  No...

Paint it! 

The background and the bees are metallic, which does not photograph very well at all.

Before/during shot (with my cat Morris getting in the way):

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Leaf Clutch! on: February 10, 2009 02:27:16 PM
Some of you might have heard about the Sewing With Nature ( http://craftzine.com/sewingwithnature/ ) Contest that was held throughout January.  The results haven't been posted yet, but the contest is closed and I can post the bag I made!!! 

It took me a long time to come up with something to do, but then the answer was clear - a clutch!  In the shape of a leaf, specifically.  Because I am completely bollocks at making my own patterns, it took a long time to put together.  Cheesy  But I finally completed it!  I may post a tutorial if anyone is interested Smiley

For size:


It is lined, and the 'stem' of the leaf acts as a zipper.  It also has beaded dew drops, which unfortunately are hard to see in these pictures Sad  But they're there! 

Hope you enjoy it!  I probably won't win the contest or even get a runner up, but it was a lot of fun and I like my little clutch Smiley

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / De-Matronizing a Sweater HALP on: August 22, 2008 08:09:51 PM
A Christmas or two ago I received this very matronly looking white sweater from my grandmother.  Of course I instantly thought of everything I could do to it, and then left it alone for going on two years... anyway, I'm still really unsure, so I thought I'd ask you guys!  How can I destroy this. 

Apologies in advance for the... er... 'chill' I seem to have caught.  It does show I suppose how thick the sweater is.  (You can see my nipples  Lips sealed)

I divided by zero.


4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Chiffon Sewing Help :( on: August 13, 2008 12:04:50 PM
Is there a way to sew it so that the threads of the fabric don't 'pull' and make it wrinkled along the seam?  I'm likely missing something very obvious here.   Embarrassed
5  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Organ Pillow on: July 14, 2008 07:53:01 PM

I bought the organ patterns from Sublime Stitching!  Really great.  I made a pillow for a friend.  Note the Re-Animator references.



6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / "Blood-stained" Apron on: June 27, 2008 08:04:19 PM

It's a friend's birthday gift.  I'm nervous about any 'home-made' gifts, but hopefully she'll like it! 

Looking at the picture I realize I need to iron that bugger.   Lips sealed
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Throw Pillow!!!!1!!one on: June 14, 2008 02:13:56 PM
I made a throw pillow for a friend... the first of three.  Her birthday is coming up. 


It has some simple embroidery, but since it is 90% PILLOW I thought it belonged in this category.   Cheesy


Hope she likes it! 
8  COOKING / Dessert / Half-Box of Yellow Cake Mix on: May 31, 2008 12:26:07 PM
Any ideas of what to do with it??  I don't even have the cake instructions that came with the box... just the bag Cheesy  I might make cupcakes?  I just don't know how to do it in a tasty way.   Huh
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Lala~ Bag on: May 27, 2008 01:29:49 PM
A friend and I are doing doing a 'bag exchange' where we each make each other a bag and mail them off.  I tried to make her's big enough to suit a laptop, but I didn't make a big enough seam allowance - woops!  I wanted to make the bag extra sturdy to hold a weighty laptop, so I used a french seam for the bottom of the bag... only now the bag isn't even big enough to fit a laptop.  Irony! 

It's about 98% finished.  I was too excited to take pictures to cut off the loose threads  Cheesy 

There is a pocket in the front, though it looks almost invisible. 
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Rainbow Scarf! A couple seasons late on: May 21, 2008 04:58:19 PM
I bought a skein each of green and blue yarn at a garage sale and came home to realize I had the rainbow colors.   Cheesy  This is what happened.  And then it needed "clouds" on the ends, so I used this glimmery eyelash yarn for the fringe. 

Sorry there aren't any more pictures!  It's hard to get a good shot of the length, but tied around my neck it reaches the top of my hips.  It's a scarf.  It does scarf-like things. 

What do you think?   Kiss
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