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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Portal Companion Cube Throw Pillow on: July 02, 2011 11:20:34 PM
I have yet to figure out exactly what Portal is (I do know it's a computer game) ... but my boyfriend and his friends love the game, and for that reason, this pillow is awesome! Smiley
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Reupholstered Goodwill arm chair with IKEA fabric on: July 02, 2011 10:59:53 PM

This is what my chair looks like now!


And this is what it originally looked like.

At first, I was aiming to go to the bookstore, but took a wrong turn and ended up on the other side of the street.  Oops.  "Well," I thought to myself, "Got to turn around somewhere, so I guess I'll look in Goodwill while I'm there."  Smiley

And then I saw this chair at Goodwill.  Now, normally I'm a refashion-your-clothes or an I'm-super-short, hem-your-pants kind of person.  And sometimes make a bag or a dress.  So I love to go through the other Craftster boards, but had to do some searching to figure out where to put this post!  Smiley

And it cost $4.99, so I thought, "What the heck," and bought it.  (Well, after calling my sister--who's more stylish and more practical than I and debating it for awhile.  And then struggled to get it into the backseat of my station wagon--it BARELY fit.)

So then I started taking it apart.  (Above is an anti-climatic picture of me trying to pull the feet off the chair...)  And then left it in the middle of the living room in its not-so-pretty state (there was fluffy white padding everywhere) for a few weeks while I bought fabric at IKEA (which cost more than 8 times the cost of the chair, but whatever).

And stapled, and sewed, and sewed some more (mostly stapled, LOL...) and this is what I happened.  Smiley  It's definitely not perfect, but I learned a lot in the process.  And I know that I won't do it again for a long time!

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tons of necklaces image obese on: June 01, 2009 11:39:42 PM
I absolutely love the ones with the big flat glass beads!!!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Somewhat-small springy/summery messenger bag (purse) on: June 01, 2009 10:26:39 PM
Thanks Smiley  I am excited because I'm getting to the point where my stuff looks a little more professional (and doesn't scream "homemade"...).

I did the zippered pocket from memory of instructions I found online awhile ago... like from a tutorial something like this one http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=150

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Somewhat-small springy/summery messenger bag (purse) on: June 01, 2009 09:59:04 PM
So... I've always been lurking on craft sites, but here's another shot at what I've been working on lately.  

The urge to craft always strikes in the latter half of the term. Smiley

And a key fob thingy...

I tried to make something that I can put stuff in but is not a normal messenger-bag type style.  Let's see... I used some twill and some Amy Butler (?) fabric that i had in my stash.  And a magnetic snap.  And lots and lots of thread!  Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / reverse applique panda t-shirt on: September 03, 2008 04:59:32 PM
Here's the shirt I burned... long story, I was trying to dry it with a hairdryer and it got too hot and burned a small hole.  I wanted to fix it (it was my first time wearing it...) so I decided to do a reverse applique to fix the hole.  I found the stencil as a pumpkin carving stencil (google "hp wwf stencils" without the quotation marks).

(Here's the instructions I used http://darnkat.wordpress.com/reverse-applique-tutorial/)

And here are the pictures!  Sorry the one with my whole shirt is a bit wrinkly...

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Whale "applique" drawstring backpack on: August 23, 2008 12:26:06 AM

Here's my take on making a drawstring backpack.  I didn't really use a pattern, but for figuring out how to thread the straps, I used Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing book.

The bag is made out of the rest of a sheet from Ikea that I used to make a dress out with, and the "applique" is made from my sister's old jeans.  The reason I put "applique" in quotes is because I know I'm not doing it the correct way... I cut out the shapes, glued them in place with a glue stick, and sewed around the edges.  Hey, at least I used the clear machine foot (for the first time)! 

It's smaller than I wish it were, but it's because I didn't have a very big piece of material to start with, so it's okay the way it is.  I can't wait to use it!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cherry blossom bag on: April 06, 2008 02:18:50 PM
Sort of... the branches/leaves were done freehand and the flowers were from Martha Stewart's website (I placed a shrunken down outline on the felt and cut from it, so it's not exactly perfect...)  I got tired of cutting them out because I was too lazy to trace the outline on the felt, so there arent' as many flowers as maybe there should have been.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cherry blossom bag on: April 06, 2008 02:05:38 PM
So, after "lurking" on craftster for awhile now, I decided to make my first post - this is a bag I finished recently... it's denim with felt appliques (okay, I cheated and used craft glue...).  I wanted something more springy.

It's not my best work, but oh well Smiley

10  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Fingerspelled ASL cookies on: April 06, 2008 02:02:43 PM
I get it now... they're from a single hand cookie cutter!  I must have glossed over that part, because it looks like they are from individual cookie cutters!  I love it!
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