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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purse Binge. on: September 09, 2010 02:38:55 PM
Thanks for all the kind words, they really mean a lot.  Cheesy

As far as working with the McCall's pattern, well the third interfacing is really hard to work with. When I went to go get it they were out of whatever it requested, but there was something similar that was fusible on both sides, so I'm not sure if that's why it was difficult?  Huh  But I didn't need temporary spray for it either, considering I have a pet birdy, I stay away from them anyway. Some people mentioned having to cut off the zipper, but I just centered it and sewed the rest up in the handles. Oh and I had the hardest time with the handles, I'm sure I did something wrong around the gusset, just not sure what that was, anyways, I had to get a jean needle to sew through it.  I thought if I tried this one again, I'd just use fleece on the gusset and the lining part of the gusset, ya think that would enough to keep it sturdy? But, when you start it, I'd like to know how it goes.  Smiley
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: the start of the halloween sewing season for me! on: September 04, 2010 09:50:10 AM
As always I'm amazed by your work! I envy that you make your own patterns too! Great job!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Purse Binge. on: September 04, 2010 09:44:49 AM
So I've had a sewing machine for years, always intimidated me a bit. Anyways, I recently got her out and started making some purses (as I'm still terrified of clothes!). So I started with a McCall's pattern (6045)! What was I thinking?! Well the first one came with a ton of issues, and took me a month, but after trying it again I whipped it up in a good two days. This thing called for 3 different types of interfacing, making my own binding tape. Needless to say I learned so much making this bag.

I next chose a Simplicity pattern (2396), it was such a breeze and fun to make.

A photo with my doggy, she has to be the center of everything!

Well thanks for looking, the goal is to get a lot better at sewing, so C&C's welcome!

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Oh the horror! on: August 05, 2010 01:50:58 PM
Wow, this is just all around awesome!! I have so many questions! Where did you find the fabric? Did you use a pattern for the purse?
I just love it! great job!
5  COOKING / Dessert / Green Tea Cake on: July 06, 2010 12:15:31 PM
I was in the mood to try something new, when I stumbled on this Green Tea Cake recipe, and just new I had to try it! I couldn't find the powdered green tea the recipe called for, so as the review suggested, I attempted to powder my own, however, I don't think I powdered them enough they were still "grainy". But after sitting in the fridge overnight it was delicious!

Oh, and the recipe can be found here.  Grin
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Who needs sleep, when you have Coffee! Stitch on: July 01, 2010 02:03:03 PM
When I was blocking out the pattern, it was exactly 8x10, so I figure it would go perfectly in an 8x10 frame. Little did I realize that would come in too much on the letters!! /sigh. So I ended up getting a document frame, so it gives me a lil space to work with, thank goodness.
Only issue I'm having now, being the first time I've framed anything, is that the foam board won't allow the back of the frame to close without taking the glass out! I've read about just spraying it with scotchgard, but I'm unsure how that would hold up in the long run? any thoughts?
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Who needs sleep, when you have Coffee! Stitch on: July 01, 2010 07:25:24 AM
Thanks guys! There really isn't any reason to be scared, just jump right in, don't even think about it!  Cheesy
I just found some videos online that showed me how, read a lil bit, and found a simple pattern to start off with.

8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Who needs sleep, when you have Coffee! Stitch on: June 27, 2010 08:15:50 PM
Cross Stitching for some reason always terrified me! One day I felt very courageous and just decided to give it a try, after being inspired by all the wonderful post on this site Grin.
So this is my third and biggest project so far. I found a picture on the internet and opened it up in paint and blocked it out myself (hence there isn't any shading, lol). Now on to the hard part, the framing!!

Thanks for looking!


Finally in a frame!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grilltendo!!! on: June 27, 2010 08:15:39 PM
OMGWTFBBQ!! I love it!!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: sun jar! tutorial included. on: June 27, 2010 08:14:05 PM
What a great idea, I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial!
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