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11  Re: Spring Cleaning Fill A Box Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by tibeydo on: March 27, 2008 10:40:45 PM
So I received from Klum, and you guys are going to be way jealous. I needed everything she sent, and I couldn't be happier! I'm pretty sure she read my mind, plus sent a couple bonuses... she ROCKS.
I'm posting thumbnails as I have a TON of pics Cheesy

The whole pile together (it wasn't bulging, I have NO idea how she did it!)



my favorite fabrics

random goodies (with webbing yeah! I almost ordered some on etsy last night for a tote I'm making)

skullie pincushion (I needed one so bad... my tomato/strawberry is too small) and awesome pouches and crayons for my girls (I can't for them to see em, they'll love it!!)

front of the awesome carryall (isn't it beautiful? I really needed this!)

back of awesome sewing carryall

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12  The easiest drawstring bag ever, with tute. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tibeydo on: March 20, 2008 01:30:47 PM
Okay, first of all I am WAY new to sewing (I bought my first sewing machine 3 months ago)... and I have trouble following the insane patterns. My answer to this was to just come up with my own and experiment. So, here's my drawstring bag. I sort of sketched it out, and played with it, and it worked. Very easy, I didn't measure or anything... I just evened my sides up by folding (I know, I know, bad). They turned out way cute. I'll add some other pics after I locate my missing camera.

Here's a pic of the two bags I added as a bonus to the goodies for my felt food swap.

Here are pics of a tute (my first by the way, so be gentle please, Smiley

Step one:

Cut out a square or rectangle piece of fabric. Folded in half (minus a bit on the sides and top for seam allowance and fold) will be the approx size. I made this small cause they were for kiddos. I used the equivalent to less than a fat quarter, but these were just fabric scraps really.

Step two:

Fold the fabric in half, and iron/starch. I found by starching it made things MUCH easier for me.

Step Three:

Fold the corners down to right angles, making sure all the corners match up (folding in half again to check is easy here if you starched the center fold). Pin the fold, starch and iron them down. About an inch from the folds, sew across.

Step Four:

Fold down the top and bottom so the edge is even with the bottom of your triangle (the fold should be in the middle like the dark dotted line). Starch and iron.

Step five:

Cut ribbon (or whatever you want your drawstring to be made of, I found ribbon to be easiest) in two pieces that are three or four inches longer than the width of the bag (from triangle to triangle). Center them on each end, and sew in the center right below your ironed fold.

Step six:

Fold top and bottom as seen in pic.

Step Seven:

Pin the drawstring over to meet in the middle-top (we dont want to sew it, plus it will be easier to do the next couple of steps).
Once pinned, sew across the bottom, from side to side.
Step Eight:

Fold in the middle, right sides together, and pin the sides. Sew the sides, remove the pins, and trim the seam allowances.

Handles could be added to the sides here if one wanted a purse.

Step Nine:

Flip to the right sides, unpin your ribbon and Voila! Drawstring bag.

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13  My first doll--- Mermaid :) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by tibeydo on: February 28, 2008 07:23:33 AM
I'm making everything for the girl's easter baskets this year. My oldest is getting a bunny (which is in progress) but my youngest is super obsessed with mermaids, so I made this last night. Its mostly handsewn, and I had a TIME with it. Flipping the tail back right-side was a nightmare,  plus I've never sewn on hair before. I made her sleepy because I don't have any paint for her face right now. I love the way she turned out.

Everything is felt but her tail, which is green upholstery fabric I found at big lots, lol. (Her hair I found at a thrift store for .10, and I still have tons!) She totally rocks because realistically, she cost about around 50 cents (and almost 3 hours) to make. Cheesy

Thanks for looking (and any comments or criticisms!)

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14  Re: Dead Like Me Gallery in The Swap Gallery by tibeydo on: February 23, 2008 03:20:26 PM
Okay, so ladies prepare to have MAJOR swap jealousy! I am so glad Marleah got her items first, because I feel super inadequate. YOU ARE AMAZING Marleah! I couldn't be happier at all.

First, the box it came it (too cute)...

Secondly, the most AMAZINGLY well-made embroid. Der Waffle Haus apron (this is so super cool, there's not way a pic could do this justice) My husband tried to claim this and I had to threaten him Smiley ...

An awesome set of embroid. napkins, complete with the reaper's names and methods of demise Smiley

A crocheted Der Waffle Haus patty melt (I'm obsessed with felt food, and have been wanting to make some crocheted food for a while, so this is way awesome) and a cute little froggy keychain

Finally, a way kickass black reaper crocheted scoodie.... I don't know if I posted this somewhere, or if Marleah is psychic.... but I've been wanting a scoodie SO bad! Its beautiful (I don't have a great pic of it, as I just got off work and don't want to get it super nasty, but I'll post one later.... its beautiful!!!) and some post-its of course.

Anyway, BE JEALOUS! People are going to fight to be your partner Marleah! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I couldn't be happier with my first swap, this is more fun than I could have ever imagined!
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15  My button necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by tibeydo on: February 22, 2008 09:42:30 PM
I made this for a swap, and she has received so I can post now. A character in the show Dead Like Me wore a button necklace in an episode, so this was my tribute. My partners favorite colors were orange, green, earthy tones, so I sifted through buttons of all sizes/shapes to get those colors, and sewed them to wire with clear nylon thread. I loved the final look!

Some of the buttons look more peachy, but the color is more rusty orange.
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16  Dead Like Me Grocery Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tibeydo on: February 22, 2008 09:28:52 PM
I made this for the DLM swap, but now she's received, I'll post here.

This is the first project I've done with the sewing machine, and I really didn't have a pattern. I looked at a small tote bag my daughter has, and sort of winged it from there. It turned out great (and you can see how big it is hanging off my kitchen chair) :)I hand-painted the design. The fabric is a canvas-weight fabric that was on clearance. Thanks for checking it out!

On a side note: The main character in DLM is killed by a toilet seat falling from the sky, and in homage, her sister steals toilet seats and hangs them on a tree nearby. Hence the cleaver "groceries and toilet trees" along with the toilet tree Smiley
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