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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Thing 1 & thing 2 on: June 04, 2013 03:41:39 AM
It was book day and my boy said he had to be cat in the hat.  we came to compromise and went with thing 1 & thing 2 as I had spare red cotton jersey!

SO the hoodie has thing 1 on front and thing 2 on back.  I also made jogging bottoms because he could wear either as seperates instead of a onzie.

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / It's going to be Super King!!! on: June 04, 2013 03:28:05 AM
I have never quilted before, but after being inspired on here I decided to have a go.  This is not the finshed article as I am currently deciding on the fabric around the piece top and the backing funds dictated I could not spend and buy all in 1 go.

I loved making it because I could take a few rows and sew them in an hour and put away and come back.  As we all know most sewing projects usually don't lend their time this way.

anyhew, kinda proud of my first go and will do another 1 for sons room!

Oh and to add - yes it will be Super king size when finished!  I think it will be quilted by hand!  Huh  Roll Eyes
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: teaching myself to Quilt ** Updated with pic of Finished Flower Quilt** on: June 04, 2013 03:20:44 AM
Great Quilts.  I am teaching myself too and it is quite addictive!
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Farscape John Crichton plushie on: October 01, 2012 04:08:40 AM
Oh Frell - you've gotta love John!  Well actually Ben Browder full stop!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: What Can I Do With My Blythe??? on: July 10, 2012 08:08:05 AM
Hello I am like you a Blythe lover, but also I covert Tangkou (of which I now have 2) and I have a few vintage Sindy and other vintage fashion dolls from the 70's & 80's.

I am no expert and like you a starter outter.

May I suggest buy some cheap Charity shop (goodwill) barbies/Bratz etc to practice on them.  This my aim before I buy my Blythe or Bassak Blythe to custom.

I have been searching the internet for how.  These are some and only some of the sources I have found
Such as ehow

very useful

there are lots of people who have hints and ideas like http://www.thethinkingdoll.com/apps/blog/

My inspiration and wish to have the cash would be lolly's collection on 
or to produce like abi http://www.flickr.com/photos/38519424@N08/

I have been making 12 inch dolly clothes for a FEEEWWW years on and off.  a Blythe is very similar in shape to a Barbie.  I always make a mock up in cheap as chips fabric.  usually from clothing I am thrownig away or charity shop finds.
I'd then try draping and fitting fabric to the doll to see how it fits & cut the shape I want.  I  generally use the same techniques in doll sewing as human sewing, but you have to think about the smaller areas first.  forexample - a hem on a sleeve or trouser leg and even a waist bad is easier to sew with the flat fabric than trying to do it afterwards.
If you need patterns - Simplicity have a few and occasionally the appear on ebay for very little money.  There are also quite a few books on the subject on amazon as well as few "Tutorials" on the web.

I would say just have a go and see where you get.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing your results.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Party Bags - quick tut added on: June 28, 2012 03:48:47 AM
I am such a silly sausage!

Why? in 3 weeks is my sons birthday and guess what - yep he's having a party.  The last big one. 

Since I have set a precident I am making bags again!  This time I am going for LONG and thin for dolly or beyblade storage/carrying around.  I have to say it is a good way of clearing the ends of fabric from my stash!

I have seen the bags I made last year going to and from school on Toy Friday, so I thought what the hell, lets make them again.

Husband thinks I am nuts!  He might be right! SO 36 bags and a tired machine and me will be by the mid July!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Spring/early summer sewing - dress, tops, skirts - LOTS of pics on: June 28, 2012 03:28:27 AM
Wow - stylish as usual.
I have my favourites, but what a wonderful wardrobe.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: 0-3 Peasant Dress on: April 17, 2012 09:25:59 AM
I love this.  If is very pretty and girly.
I remember the days of wishing the baby was here - don't wish the nights of sleep away!  Once they are born you never get sleep ever again!!! congrats anyway.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mothers Day Purses + tutorial with lots of pics on: April 12, 2012 06:50:59 AM
Thank you for all your kind words.

I have to say that I had forgotten how lovely the fabric was.  It is a shame I can't find it any where.  It's a Japaneese out of print cotton.

My mum still uses hers as a make up bag & after 3 years it is still looking good!

I have made several different versions of this since with different closures and sizes, but the originals are my favourite.
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Fairy Houses on: April 12, 2012 06:43:54 AM
I LOVE these.

I know my niece would love one.
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