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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / So I just started to understand how to sew *image heavy!!* on: September 03, 2008 08:05:20 PM
Still a totally newbie at this sewing thing, but I LOVE it.
I made a few things for my nieces

I have been dying to make these things but feared I might lose and eye like the last attempt... I forgot to adjust the needle for the foot and it came flying at my eyeball.. good thing I wear glasses  Grin I can't remember the tutorial but I used it for the brown and turquoise fob.

Thanks for looking!!!!

Thanks for looking
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Ikea fabric... only at the Ikea store?? on: August 06, 2008 11:30:43 AM
Ok so the nearest Ikea is FOREVER away and I can't stomach driving and spending my crafting budget on gas.

Is there somewhere I can buy it online? I'm so in love with the Ikea fabric, I am just really bummed I can't buy it online at the Ikea website.

Anyone have any suggestions??
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / My very first clothing project. 90's prom fabulousness on: June 26, 2008 01:32:14 PM
So four of my close girlfriends and I decided we wanted to throw a party and give it a theme. We were brainstorming on names and themes and decided we wanted a prom. Everyone is over the age of 25 and decided it wasn't too late to make new memories of prom for those who had an awful time the 1st time around.

So we bumped heads on the type of prom and the name. We each decided that the name was going to be "Golden Showers" after a night of drinking and conversation about R. Kelly. Now I knowwww it sounds gross but we did a spin on it and explained it like "gold is raining from the sky" *dramatic hand gestures ensue*

We seriously took lots of time and effort decorating and setting things up. We had a total blast. Gold lights everywhere. A friend of ours is a DJ and he provided the music and a photographer friend of ours as well showed up with all his gear and provided the pictures.

We each had a theme to our dresses. I did late 80's/early 90's with the big hair and big dress. Being gloriously chunky and all I had to make my own dress. Quite the task for a total novice.

Without further adieu

I had a broken wrist and had NEVER done anything like this before. I just barely understand the construction of zippered pouches.

It looks a little crooked because of the way I was leaning but it was perfect. I could have taken some time to press it so you don't see the crease, but I was a total procrastinator and pieced everything together hours before the party started.
(just in case you missed it, I am the fabulous chunky gal with the big hair)
Comments and criticism welcome!

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My new love.... making coin purses! on: April 29, 2008 02:16:22 PM
So I am a total noob in so many aspects of crafting. I have never had any real practice with a sewing machine until recently and so far this is the 4th thing I have made! I apparently also have a fetish with painting buttons. I did it again for this one!

There are some kinks I have to work out and I have to get used to stitching zippers on these things. However I am super proud of this!
Comments and suggestions more than welcome! Thanks for looking!!

what I used

Finished product...
the inside...

the outside

the side...
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Finished project... thanks for the idea and tute tamdoll!! on: April 23, 2008 12:28:29 AM
So I browse this place EVERYDAY looking for new, easy to do, tutorials because... well... I suck at sewing and I have only used the machine seriously once since I got it.

I saw the business card holder tute and decided I would take a stab at it and give it a twist.
The seams are crooked... I know. This is the 2nd time I have made something so any type of criticism is good!

I made this with the "i keep all my crap in my bra when I go out" mentality. I hate carrying a purse with me when I go out and this way I have something cute to pull outa my bra Grin It holds my cash D.L. and credit card.
the outside! ... i painted the button to match the ribbon Grin

the inside...

thanks for lookin!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Spray paint and "patio furniture" on: April 22, 2008 11:54:33 AM
So my dad sold his business and took the office chairs (waiting room style) a desk and some other random furniture. He offered it to me and I want to make the chairs into patio furniture. I'm into the Dia de los muertos kinda stuff.. bright colors and painted skulls. The patio is covered so rain won't attack these wood/cloth chairs hardcore but I still want them to stay in good condition. I want to spray paint these chairs but I have never used spray paint before. Will it work on the chair fabric? How can I keep the paint and fabric protected? What kinda paint do I use? Huh So lost....... Undecided

anyone have any advice?
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Very first time using a sewing machine. on: April 15, 2008 10:55:20 PM
Dh bought me this sewing machine a few years back and I never used it Until today.

I painted cherry blossoms on plain canvas and added some beading.
I've been reading and looking at all these creative project everyone does and decided I might take a stab at it.
Its a travel cosmetic bag... no pattern so its not perfect.

What I used...

Completed bag...

Thanks for lookin! comments and suggestions please!  Grin
8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Painting my "wrestlers shoes" on: April 09, 2008 04:49:58 PM
I went rummaging through all my old junk in search to find things to mess up and alter. I came across some cheap addidas wannabes that look like wrestler shoes.
They are made of pleather. I have an idea already but just need to know what I should buy so I don't totally jack them up.

Sealer? Primer? I have no clue on how this shoe painting thing works and every pair of shoes I've seen on here has been totally inspirational.
Anyone have any ideas?
Oh btw, this is my very 1st post  Wink
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