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1  Onesie Cake for a friend in Dessert by mssyfshy on: September 12, 2011 04:38:56 AM
My friend is having a boy and I was asked to make her cake. I had never done a "onesie" before so I had to buy a pkg of them for inspiration. It is all done in buttercreme frosting.
I think it turned out pretty cute.
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2  Strapless to Striped Prom Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by mssyfshy on: April 27, 2010 03:21:51 AM
So I decided to try to make my daughters dress this time. With her in school and working and me waiting til the last minute to decide how I was going to do it, ( I like to change my mind every 5 minutes Undecided) I ended up doing the whole thing the day before Prom and then hurry up and fit it like an hour before they left for the evening. I also decided that his tie needed to match since he is the one who loves Hot Pink. LOL
So I started with this dress she had hanging in her closet that was a handme down from a friend.

Close up of before dress...
And the after photos....

Of course it had to be a rainy day for Prom.....

This is the dress that was the inspiration for the final product unfortunetly I didn't get the skirt part done. They were both happy with the outcome and got lots of comments on the dress and the tie. Everyone wanted to know where they found a tie to match and were surprized when she told them her mom made it. They said "Wow Cool!" I guess that's the best compliment a mom can ask for when teenagers think something is Cool!
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3  backsack in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by mssyfshy on: February 04, 2009 05:42:16 AM
My son needed a backsack to carry his wrestling gear in. The one he had (cheap feebie from a ballgame this summer) was a little too small for all the gear (shoes, knee pads, headgear...etc.) and was starting to fall apart. I found the fabric at joann's in the remnant bin. The fabric was heavy enough ( trouser type) that I didn't have to line it so I just zigzagged the raw edges. $3-$4 dollars total for the whole bag, rather than $15 the school wanted for one, and he'll be able to find his faster in the huge pile of bags after practice or meets. The bag measures 18"w x 22"h.

bag stuffed with wrestling gear.

bag  cinched up.

close up of skully fabric (the skulls were shiny sorry for the blurr)

He thought it was pretty neat. (aww... SaWeet! actually) Cool
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4  Fish Bone Messenger in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by mssyfshy on: November 02, 2008 12:20:55 PM
So I made this bag for my 14yr old son. He's into skulls which most teenagers are around here, and since our last name is "Fish" I used fish bones for the front. I took bits and pieces from his old backpack and the rest is just scraps I had. At least everyone will know who's bag it is. It's "Fishy's".
Well on to the pics hope ya like.
Pockets under the flap
inside pockets taken from the inside of the backpack.
Last one to show size and close up of fish.
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5  My Big/Little "Monster" in Halloween Costumes by mssyfshy on: November 02, 2008 11:11:50 AM
Here is my Monster. I got the idea while sitting in my breakroom at work. A couple of the guys drink these things every night. My 14yr old also likes them but I don't like him to drink them. All I did was buy 2 small hula hoops grabbed a couple of large pieces of cardboard for the can top from work, 3yrds of black material from wally world, duct tape, a roll of silver wrapping paper to cover the cardboard and neon green and yellow paint for the M and pop top. I didn't get all of the details I would have liked to have gotten done before the big night but I didn't start it until Halloween morning. My son loved it and he got alot of comments when he went out that night. On to the pics.

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6  Back to School purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by mssyfshy on: August 28, 2008 06:36:49 PM
Just finished a new bag for my 16yr old. She was suppose to make it and I was going to help her. Well she cut it out and I did the rest. Go Figure! The sewing machine just doesn't like her. (So she says Wink) It is basically the same way I made the Chocolate & Cream bag I posted a couple of weeks ago except it is about 2 inches deeper and she wanted the handles longer and at the top of the bag, so she can sling it over her shoulder. The outside fabric is baby cord and the body of the lining is a black canvas.(for stability) I did have to use interfacing on the top band because of the cord fabric being so light weight.
She picked out the fabrics and likes the idea that none of the other girls will have one like it.
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7  Re: Chocolate & Cream Prototype in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by mssyfshy on: August 20, 2008 08:46:51 AM
Cute purse! What pattern did you use for this?
I basically used the Jordy tutorial here.
Except I made it an A-Shaped Jordy bag by angling the sides so the bottom would be wider than the top. Next I cut a strip off the top (depending on the size you want the top band to be + seam allowances). Using the pieces you just cut, cut 2 more of the top strip out of your outside fabric.(these 2 will now become the top piece of your lining) & 2 of the bottom out of your lining fabric. Made my handles and inserted them where you want them on the sides between the top strip you just cut off and the body of the bag and sewed the top strip & the body back together,iron the seam up toward the top band and topstitch. Doing the same thing with your lining pieces (minus the handles of course). Then finish the same as you would with the Jordy. I didn't use interfacing but if you do just cut it to size of your pettern pieces after they are stitched back together and top stitched.
Hope this helps.
I also would like to Thank everyone who has posted tutorials here for the inspiration I got to make this bag.
And "Thank You" to everyone who has commented on my bag,and the wishes on my speedy recovery from my surgery. ( It will never be speedy enough Wink)   
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8  Chocolate & Cream Prototype in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by mssyfshy on: August 15, 2008 07:10:15 PM
Well I finally got up the nerve to post one of the purses I've made. I made this about a month ago. Usually I like a shoulder strap but had this idea floating around in my head and gave it a try. I'm kinda liking the smaller size, not as much room in there to stuff a bunch of junk so I can actually find my stuff when I need it. (Don't you hate that! You know it's in there you just can't ever find it!)
Any whoo! I got the fabric at Big Lot's a 2 yrd piece for $5. I also got a lime green in the same pattern. It remains uncut as of yet. I tried to match the pattern so the font and back are the same and the top inside and out are the same with just a scrap of beige for the lining. 

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