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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Sewing Chiffon for a veil..... eeek on: June 05, 2006 12:43:08 PM
My sister's best friend is getting married this weekend (yep, this weekend) and she put off finding a veil until the last possible second.  Finally, she just decided to purchase some white chiffon, and she has asked that I hem it and turn it into a veil for her.  So, I am armed with over a yard of chiffon and a hair comb, and that is it.  Anyone have any advice on how to get the best looking hem on such fidgety fabric???
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Pink = Bad ?? on: November 03, 2005 12:46:43 PM
My 4 year old was driving me nuts because every day she wanted to be something different.  Finally I told her that if she didn't pick something soon, Mommy wouldn't have time to make it.  (and I am not that crazy about the generic store bought variety, so I didin't want to have to buy her one) 

So she said that she wanted to be a witch.  When I asked her what kind, she kept saying 'a pink witch.'  So I said "You want to be a good witch?"  She said no -- "I'm a bad witch, just pink"  She even had a evil little witchy laugh.  So, being the good Mommy that I am......


She looks mad in this one, but it shows off her cape  Wink
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Priceless Halloween on: November 03, 2005 12:40:02 PM
I am a total Halloweenie, and I jumped at the chance to go to a party on Saturday.  We had a great time, but there was one unexpected side effect.

1 pair of purple demon horns $1.00

2 yds slinky material for cape $8.95

Purple lipstick $1.98

Purple hairspray $ 1.98

Parking $3.00

Cover Charge $2.00

Trying to explain to your boss why your hair is still pink after 9 washings.priceless

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / I'm a Halloweenie......... on: September 15, 2005 12:15:06 PM
I love fall and really enjoy getting into the Halloween spirit.  The other evening I found some lovely orange beaded trim at Michael's, and it inspired me to find my halloween fabric and make a purse.  It has been a big hit, and I even have a couple of co workers asking for Christmas versions.  (Sorry about the photo quality -- I took them with a coworker's palm pilot)

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Piano Purse........ on: February 17, 2005 10:43:16 AM
I made this as a gift for My Supervisor's daughter.  The body of the purse is white felt with black felt keys.  I lined it with a piece of material with instruments and notes on it.  The handle is white ribbon that I drew on with a sharpie marker.l

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Diaper Bag - gift for coworker on: February 16, 2005 01:59:14 PM
I was inspired by limegreenchicken's bag  found at https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=17745.0  and I just had to make one for one of my co-workers.  He and his wife are expecting their second child, and since the 1st was a boy I thought that his wife might like having something a little more girly for this baby.

Front of bag

Close-up of the applique -- felt with embroidered eyes and mouth, sequin and bead earrings -- complete with their last name in beads as a necklace for the baby. The hair bow is made from the same polka dot grosgrain ribbon as the handles.

Back of bag

Inside of bag (with pockets on both sides)

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ghostbusters Tshirt recon into a really cute purse.. on: February 09, 2005 05:45:27 AM
I found several of these Tshirt's at Wal-Mart after halloween for $3.00 unfortunately, they were in the juniors sizes, and there is NO way that I could have worn one.  So, I decided that I would turn them into purses for myself and a few other 80's crazed friends.  The purse shape is a simple basic rectangle, although I think that I may make a jordy with one of the other shirts.  I used leftover fabric from one of the sleeves for the strap.

Since I don't have a tailor's dummy, my daughter did the honors for me.  The front of the shirt with the Ghostbusters logo.

The back of the shirt "I ain't afraid of no ghost"

Font of the purse.  There is red felt around the top, but on the second one I made I used a scrap of red fabric because the felt gets dirty easy and gets little pills and balls all over it.

Back of the purse.  It looks a little worn because I carried it everywhere right after I finished it.  Roll Eyes

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Football bag - from a calendar recon on: February 08, 2005 10:17:25 AM
This was made using the same principle as the magazine purses.  The outside is vinyl, the inside is clear contac paper, lined with navy blue glitter felt.  The pictures are from my husband's 04 WVU Mountaineers calendar.  The handles are blue & gold grosgrain ribbon.

Sorry about the pictures -- I was using a crappy disposable and wanted to get closeups - I didn't know I was cutting the top of the bag off in the process  Angry

also, don't mind the fat cat -- whenever he sees the camera he poses like he is ready for the cover of 'Playkitty' he's a total ham (a big fat ham).   Roll Eyes

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Camo & Pink Jordy -- My 'redneck woman' bag on: February 08, 2005 10:11:12 AM
My husband bought a lot of this camo fabric for a project that never happened (it's a long story)  and I am tired of it just laying around, so I desided to steal a little to make myself a purse.  It's a basic Jordy - lined with some pink left over from one of my daughter's dresses.  I have an embroidery/sewing machine, so I also added an initial to the front because I thought that it was a little too plain.  I also added a camo pocket to the inside.  

note: it's laying on top of the really cool craft/sewing table/cabinet thingy that the Hubby got me for christmas  Kiss
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Stenciling virgin........... NOW WITH PHOTOS on: February 03, 2005 06:41:12 AM
I am attempting my first stencil tonight -- animal from the muppets from a pumpkin stencil site.  I cut it out of freezer paper last night and I am going to be doing the actual painting tonight.  I planned to use craft paint, but now I am wonering if I need to find some textile medium. If I use craft paint and iron it, will it be durable, or do I need to add the textile medium?   

I'll be sure to post the results when I am done.
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