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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: clapotis on: December 07, 2009 11:02:06 AM
so delicate looking and lovely!
22  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My Very First Ragquilt (or.. first quilt ever of any kind) [8 pics!] on: November 24, 2009 09:58:56 AM
thanks so much everyone!  im an ok-sewer, but that just leads to false confidence in that i "probably dont need to measure" and suchlike.

It was roughly 36" x 48"
"roughly" cuz... who can really say.  Roll Eyes
23  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My Very First Ragquilt (or.. first quilt ever of any kind) [8 pics!] on: November 24, 2009 08:14:31 AM
Quilting is so beautiful.. and so daunting!  My grandmother has always quilted by hand, and my bestfriendsmom runs a longarm quilting company and I've never thought that I would be able to make anything that could be called "a quilt."
But here I am!

Ok, credit-where-credit-is-due: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300163.0 was the concrete inspiration for the whole thing.
http://jenyu.net/make/ragquilt.php is the link she references and where I got my specs.

I made this for my cousin's little male-human-in-the-making.  Gave to her at her babyshower last week.  [it was the only present that got passed around. win!]

Please excuse my obscene amount of photos.  
Ok here are all my little squares laid out in my pattern:

This is after I had sewn them into strips [which took longer than anticipated]

All sewn together, pre-snipping [please imagine my delight at this point]

A corner on the back.  Go ahead and believe that all my corners met up this nicely:

But, for real, they didnt.  Here's the whole back:

Close-up of the front, post-snipping, pre-washing:

Annnd a close-up of the front, post-washing:

Here is what I learned: be careful when you're snipping the seam allowances.  Man. I must have accidentally snipped through my seams on three different squares.  I had this thing up on the sewing machine twenty minutes before departure, mending holes i had inadvertently made.

Allinall, though, I just love it.  I'm hoping to make another for my quilting grandmother for christmas.  And my boyfriend [who is not tres into my crafts, generally] has demanded a full-sized one for his bed.

So tell me what you think!
[woot verbosity?]
24  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paper-Covered Pens (with tutorial)! on: November 24, 2009 07:51:35 AM
Love this.  I work with all guys and I got tired of them always stealing my pens.  So i printed out some b&w patterns, colored them in with hi-lighter and bam! girlpens.  Thank you for the great idea!

(one I just kind of wrapped around the outside and covered with tape. i was working with the pens from the stockroom)
25  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Something Fishy - IMAGE HEAVY on: November 23, 2009 12:28:34 PM

i love it all but my very favorite is the shark fin

im doing the kissing the fingertips thing ... magnifique!
26  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends on: November 09, 2009 08:00:41 PM
may i please say: this floor tastes funny.

i am so in love with all you did! in particular duchess, even before i knew it was you! Wink
fantastic job
27  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: EDWARD CULLEN! on: November 06, 2009 06:37:07 AM
spot. on.
28  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Luigi (of Mario Brothers fame) and a camoflage jet airplane! on: October 31, 2009 07:45:40 PM
theyre both wonderful but i completely adore the jet plane.
so awesome!
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Crystal, Uranium, Broken Mirrors, 80s Plastic, Leather and MORE (lots-o-pics) on: October 30, 2009 08:27:56 AM
i could die over the plastic necklace. just die for it.

also i work selling leathers and vinyls and i never want to throw away samples, but neither do i know what to do with them... now im very inspired!

you rock!
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Magazine clutch overload...Massive pics ahead. on: October 21, 2009 06:15:52 AM
i agree... these are so lovely!  they look perfect for gifting!
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