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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Padded Ipad Sleeve w/ Pockets on: March 03, 2013 06:41:12 PM
I found this Ipad sleeve pattern on pinterest and the link took me to the Craftsy website, have you guys ever gone there?  I was looking for a fun, quick project, and this seemed like the perfect one.  The only problem is, I don't have an ipad, so when I finished it I mailed it off to my sister, so hopefully she'll send a pic of her ipad safely inside!  Here's a link to the pattern if anyone is interested. 


And here's the finished product!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Joel Dewberry Pinwheel Cap on: October 31, 2012 12:06:20 PM
I just couldn't leave this pattern in the quilt store when I saw it!  I was nervous about the project because I usually pick easier sewing projects with straight lines, no elastic, etc.  It turned out to be easier than I thought it would be!  I'm considering making these for my sister and her kiddos for Christmas presents.  The pattern came in 3 different sizes, the one I made for myself is medium, so I'm thinking the small would work okay for kids.  Let me know if you like it!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby Snuggler from FREE Lotta Jansdotter Pattern on: October 29, 2011 01:09:02 PM
I've had this baby snuggler pattern bookmarked for so long, and I finally made it!  I'm sending it as a gift for my cousin who is having a baby boy very soon!  I didn't realize how few fabrics there are available for little boys that aren't too cutesy or just sports themed.  After purchasing two other fabrics that I kept not feeling right about, I got this one and I think it looks great!  My panda thinks it's pretty cozy, so hopefully the little one will too!

Here's the link to the free pattern:
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Antique Grater Turned Into a Beaded Earring Holder on: October 13, 2011 09:48:03 PM
I can't remember for sure where I first saw a similar idea of using a grater as an earring holder, it could have been the craft gawker app for iphone, but ever since I saw a cute turquoise painted one I was day dreaming about my own.  I decided to use wire and beads and wrap the top of mine to make it fun!  I just love how it turned out, plus it looks great with my dangling earrings all over it! 

Here's what it came home from the antique store looking like!

Before and After!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage Apron from Garage Sale Scarf! on: October 02, 2011 02:16:43 PM
I was immediately drawn to this Quebec scarf when I saw it at a garage sale this summer, and it was only a quarter!  After a few weeks of trying to make it fit in with my home decor, tossing on tables, tying it to pillows, it finally came to me, it was destined to be a cute vintagey apron!  A tiny bit of sewing on a Sunday and it's done!  It's not ideal apron fabric, it's silky, and I think I would cry if I spilled any food on it, haha.   I love the way it looks.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Frilly Yellow Apron! on: April 24, 2011 08:56:06 PM
I'm on an apron kick, mostly because I love fast projects!  Plus, aren't aprons just too cute?!  I used this tutorial because I'd never done a ruffled apron before I figured I could use some guidance http://morganmoore.typepad.com/one_more_moore/2007/02/valentine_tree__1.html.  I found a plain yellow sheet at the store for the super clearance price of $2 and had the perfect flower fabric to pair it with.  I love how it turned out!

Here I am modeling it with my prop, the spoon, lol. 

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Fun Teapot Apron on: April 18, 2011 01:25:50 PM
I kept admiring this fabric of my aunt every time I saw it in her sewing stash and after awhile she ended up giving it to me!  Then I began admiring it from my own fabric stash trying to decide what to do with it! 
Here's what I came up with! I love it!  Wouldn't it look great if I dressed up like a pinup girl and wore it with red high heels or something?!

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Turquoise Headboard from Knock Off Wood on: April 02, 2011 01:35:41 PM
If you haven't checked out this website, you should!! There are all kinds of great free building plans.  I have been wanting to make this http://ana-white.com/2010/03/plans-mason-headboard-its-all-in-finish.html for a few months, but I had to let my hubby warm up to the idea for it bit, he usually takes more convincing.  He agreed to do it last weekend and it was such a fun, easy project to do together. 

New Bedroom view:

Here's what we started with:

Here's the unstained finished project:

This is a more accurate color representation:

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mail Sack in Black and White on: February 27, 2011 09:03:19 PM
This is the third bag I've made from the Pink Chalk Studio's Mail Sack Pattern.  I love the design, and the bag comes together quickly and easily.  I said that the last time, but it's so true.  It's the perfect thing, so far I made one for my sister for Christmas that she is using for a diaper bag, one for myself to use as gym bag, and this one is for a friend's birthday, so we'll see what she will end up using it for! 

Here's the finished bag, I didn't take a pic of the interior fabric, but you can see it here on the inside of the strap. 

Here's my self portrait of myself modeling the bag!  Love it!

10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / First Quilt...The Things We Do for Family! on: February 27, 2011 12:46:30 AM
So I posted my practice quilt a few days ago, which was basically a miniature version of the bigger quilt that my sister wanted me to make for her little one out of some receiving blankets she had received as a gift.  You can see it posted here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373472.0

The little version gave me no trouble at all but for some reason the squares of this one kept getting turned around on me and I kept sewing the wrong ones together after swearing I checked and double-checked!  Arrg!  So after a few tears and almost giving up I finished it and immediately shipped it off to my nephew.

Here's a couple of pics of the finished project:

Me snuggled up with it on the couch before it got boxed and sent

Here it is on my queen sized bed so you can see the size, basically I made it the size of the backing fabric that my sister sent, so it's not a standard size! 

I am really happy about it since it's my first quilt, although I think it will be some time before I do another one!!
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