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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Homemade Maternity Christmas Party Dress! on: December 10, 2010 06:32:00 PM
ah kay

Ignore my rambling

Dress looks great and I love the tats. 
(I meant to say that first up)
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Homemade Maternity Christmas Party Dress! on: December 10, 2010 02:22:30 AM
Either you've lost a lot of weight or I'm getting you confused with another craftster?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Apron - with link to picture and video tutorial on: November 29, 2010 10:01:30 PM
Ignore the daft pose.  All the images were taken from the video and I was doing a dumb dance at the time.  
Mum made this as part of a video tutorial series she wants to do and I'm helping with the filming, editing and website and stuff.  

To check out the proper tutorial and video:http://gentlefootprint.com.au/sewing-class-2-making-an-apron/

Otherwise, this is how it's done.  

Cut out apron from a 1m x 70cm piece of fabric.
For the arm hole cut a curved shape 15cm from the fold, to 25cm from the top.

Cut 2 straps, 10cm x 75cm; 2 x 40cm cotton tape and rectangular pocket.

Make the straps by taking your long piece of material and fold it in half lengthwise, right sides together.
Pin and sew leaving one end open to turn inside out. .

Trim the corners and push the strap right side out.

Use quick-unpick or pin to gently pull the corners so they are sharp.

Iron the straps flat.

Next we prepare the pockets.

Begin by stitching a hem.
Fold the fabric at the top of the pocket over twice, pin and sew.

Fold in and iron the other two sides and bottom, folding in the corners for a neater finish.

The Apron:
Fold down the top of the apron twice and sew to form a hem 2cm to 3cm wide.

Hem the other three straight sides by folding, pining and sewing as you did with the other top of the apron and pocket. This hem only needs to be about 1cm wide.

Pin the apron in place, in the center about 20cm down from the arm holes.
Top stitch the sides and bottom, being sure to secure the stitches with reverse stitching at the ends.

Hem the arm holes the same as you did the other hems.
It is a little trickier than the straight hems, but making this hem a little smaller will help.

Sew the straps on.
First of all by sewing with the long tail of the strap in, and then fold the strap up and sew over it again.

And youre done!


xoxo <3
4  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Trifle, with link to video tutorial on: November 24, 2010 04:03:09 PM
Wow it looks great, I will going to try this on thanksgiving feast. Thanks for the info Smiley

It's incredibly simple and super nommy. 
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Beef patties/burgers with link to video tutorial on: November 23, 2010 06:28:43 PM

Made these with my mum as part of her video tutorial project. 

Beef Burgers

You will need:

450 g minced beef or lamb
1 small onion, chopped
1 egg, beaten
Salt and black pepper
4 round bread rolls
Little cooking oil
Mix the onion, mince, egg and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl
Cut the bread rolls in half and toast lightly under grill
Divide the burger mixture into 4 pieces.
Form into a ball and flatten with your hands
Brush the burgers with a little oil, and cook under a grill, or on the barbeque
Place the cooked burgers in the bread roll.
Add a slice of cheese, lettuce and tomato to make a healthy meal
Serves 4

Something different:

Burgers on a barbeque are great with onions and a variety of salads.
Add some cooked bacon for a deluxe version

Oddly enough I'm vegetarian, and I think meat is really icky.  Filming and editing this video together was a challenge.

To check out the video and grab the pdf: http://gentlefootprint.com.au/beef-burger/ 

<3 you all.
6  COOKING / Dessert / Trifle, with link to video tutorial on: November 23, 2010 06:18:13 PM

Made this as part of the video tutorial series on the blog I am working on with my mum. 

Plain sponge cake
500g of fresh or tinned fruit
2 packets of jelly set
2 cups custard
1/2 cup fruit drink / ice-cream
topping or sherry
250g whipped cream
Make up and set jellies as directed on packets
Chop and drain fruits as desired. Use as many different coloured fruit as possible for visual impact
Make up custard
Slice cake into 1.5cm slices
Arrange layers of cake, fruit, jelly and custard in a glass bowl being as creative as you like. Soak layer of cake in fruit juice etc
Top with whipped cream and decorate with fruit.
Serves 8

Use different fruit for different flavours.
Match flavour of fruit to jelly
Use fruche or yoghurt instead of cream for lower fat

If you want to see the video's or download the pdf they're at http://gentlefootprint.com.au/cooking-class-2-trifle/

<3 you all. 
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paper Doll Baby Doll on: November 21, 2010 04:12:29 PM
Marry me. 
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Graduation Dress on: June 21, 2010 11:21:35 PM
8th grade.  Nice. 
It's an amazing first formal dress no matter what the age. 

Actually now that I think about it I see no reason why the average eight grader can't sew as good as anybody else. 
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: makeup brush roll on: May 25, 2010 10:03:52 PM
@ Rosemary, definitely gunna do a flap next time to protect the brushes from mingling with each other when it's rolled. I love that you can just toss it in the wash though when it gets dirty!

@ maidofspades, make sure you do a closure! then it makes it harder for teh kitteh to break in and steal the fluffy stuff  Cool I failed with mine but I don't have a kitteh so I don't have to worry as much  Cheesy
There is no such thing as a fail in sewing.  Just... room for learning. 
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made you an apron! With video tutorial. on: May 22, 2010 04:06:41 PM
The apron is lovely, but I was totally distracted by your refrigerator in the background. Is that painted on or attached? Love it!!
The housemate painted that.  She used paint pens.  She actually did all that like a year ago and keeps saying that she will finish it one day.  But we have the cutest mold ever drawn above our juce. 
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