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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Courage the Cowardly Dog Inchies (New Inchies included) on: April 03, 2011 08:10:59 AM
These are my first try at inchies, but I'm addicted. I'm a little disappointed with how plain they seem, but I'm happy cause they are Courage! Cheesy squeeeeee

Whatcha think?
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / New lining for a tote :) on: April 01, 2011 08:35:45 PM
I had this great tote that my sister gave me, from a bookstore where she lived. Inside it was just blah, with seams showing, and everything got jumbled together. So I sewed a lining for it, and added pockets and pen holders. Cheesy

Here is the tote itself. One the other side is a quote from To Kill a Mockingbird that reads: "Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

And here's the inside lining, side with the pen holder and notepad holder:

And the pockets for my wallet, iPod and phone:

On a side note, I made the wallet and iPod case the other night too. Smiley I love the fabric, but the little fabric piece on the iPod holder was sewn in backwards, so you see the blue instead of black fabric, and the top stitching is a little sloppy. Oh well. I like it. Smiley

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Chickens! on: February 13, 2011 08:43:33 AM
I have a love of chickens. I own 5 of them and they are treated like part of the family! (except they can't come in the house lol). So last night I was playing WoW and got tired of leveling (I'm a nerd, I know), so I felt like doing some sewing. I modified a pattern I found online and tried my hand at it. Came out nice I think.

I like the tail especially. The original pattern was for a rooster, and the tail was just so floppy and looked weird. With this tail, I can make a peacock too! Just need to tweak it a bit. Anyway. Thanks for looking!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Journals: how do you number your pages? on: September 01, 2010 09:37:43 AM
I was viewing journal pages at Flickr and someone had a really good idea of how to number their pages. They used three sets of numbers. They pages were numbered sequentially, as well as another number that dealt with topic and the last number was the number of the topic sequence. Like this:

12 - 42 - 6

meaning it was the twelfth topic, on page 42 and it was the sixth page for that topic. She said it made it easier to find stuff on a certain topic.

So what type of numbering do you use if you use one at all?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Question about Alan Dart's Sackboy pattern on: August 26, 2010 08:07:53 PM
So I'm making my son a sackboy for Christmas, and boy was I so happy to find a pattern for it! Here's the problem. I am following the pattern, but because of the increases, it's making little "holes" in the fabric. Now, I've seen pictures of the complete sackboys, and I don't see any of these holes that I'm making on theirs. Any idea why mine would come out this way? Maybe i'm not following it right? Here's the pattern up to the point that I have on the needles right now:

Cast on 12 sts with Click for base edge and st st 2
1st inc row K1, (inc 1) three times, K3, (inc 1) three
times, K2. [18 sts]
Next row Purl.
2nd inc row K1, (inc 1, K1) three times, K3,
(inc 1, K1) three times, K2. [24 sts]
Next row Purl.
3rd inc row (K2, inc 1) three times, K5, (inc 1, K2)
three times, K1. [30 sts]

And here is what it's coming out like:

I'm a left handed knitter, but I don't believe that would be what's causing this. Any help would be appreciated.
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Question for those Knitting/Crayon rolls on: August 23, 2010 11:24:17 AM
I am trying to make an art tote kinda like what I've seen online, but I'm going by my own pattern. The tote will be a rectangle shape (12" high, 12" wide with the sides being 12x4). Each side will have two pockets measuring the entire width of the bag, and about 4 inches deep each. (Let me know if I'm not making sense). Anywho... my question is this. I want to have a sharpie (crayon) holder like the roll ups, but I want it to be one of the pockets on the front and back of the tote. How would I go about putting it on so that the second pocket (which is a little bit behind (under) the sharpie holder part, so that I don't stitch into that pocket as well. Does that make sense? I can put pictures up if I need to.

Thanks for any suggestions!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How to cast on using circular needles and WIP on: July 16, 2010 01:15:32 PM
I have a pattern from lion brand that states:

ROW 45: Change to circular needle. Place marker. Knit to end of row. Cast on 196 stitches.Join, being careful not to twist knitting.

So my question is, how do I cast on to a project that is already in progress? I have no problem casting on at the beginning of a project, but in the middle?

TIA for any help.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Left Handed Knitter - ? on pattern on: July 08, 2010 10:53:39 AM
So I taught myself to knit with videos on youtube, but I can't for the life of me find a left handed instruction on what a yarn back is. I know yarn forward is just a yarn over, but what is a yarn back?

TIA for your help Smiley
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Journaling/Artistic Journaling swap? on: July 03, 2010 10:20:35 AM
Is anyone interested in something like this? Maybe homemade journals, pens, totes to hold your journaling supplies, book covers, etc?
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Help with Binding on: July 06, 2008 04:23:53 PM
Anyone know what I should do? I sewed and glued all of my signatures together, have the paper picked out for the cover, but now I need to bind it together. I wanted to use binding tape to secure the spine and covers together before glueing the inside paper to the cover, but binding tape is too expensive. (I have to ship it, and shipping is way more than the cost). Would making tape work? Or packing tape? I was thinking ribbon glued to the paper instead of linen tape, but wasn't sure if that would work either. Any ideas?
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