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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Blue and Yellow and sometimes Pink on: April 28, 2017 03:01:40 PM
Cute! Is it a kaleidoscope pattern? Yes, a little ambitious for your first one lol! Great job!

it is a kaleidoscope pattern. I didn't cut the greatest because I was over ambitious about cutting multiple layers. the lines don't match up completely but the little didn't mind.

Wow, that is ambitious for a first real quilt! Lotta little pieces going on there, I can imagine how much time that took.

it only took about 5 days worth of work, like 4 hours on and off to cut, and maybe 30 hours sewing..
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Blue and Yellow and sometimes Pink on: April 28, 2017 01:09:14 PM
I made my first real quilt recently. It took me about 4 full working days to complete it. I started it over Easter weekend and finished it the Thursday following.

It ended up being smaller than the pattern specified because I didn't read the instructions carefully lol.

It fits great on my daughter's bed though, and she couldn't wait for me to finish it, kept trying to cuddle it while I was working.  I used only fabrics I had on hand, the "batting" was some fleece I got from my ever growing stash at my Nana's house (she's got family and friends who know I sew and hand her fabrics or keep fabrics themselves for me) and stuff I had in my own personal stash, cottons I had on hand for the top and the back a horizontal rib knit that I didn't think was suitable for clothing.  The binding was off a huge roll of green bias tap that I got at a garage sale for 25 cents, only downside is it isn't prefolded, it is however about 50+ meters lol

I believe the fabrics range from the 70's to about 2012, I actually had one of the projects made and posted years ago from one of the fabrics in the quilt.

Let me know what you think.  the only other quilt-type thing I've ever done is a tshirt blanket that didn't have a backing as requested by my MIL who commissioned it from me, her condo is way too warm for a quilted blanket.  It was just double stitched alone every seam and bound with tape made from the shirt scraps.

You may say i'm a bit ambitious, seeing as this quilt called for about 1200 cut pieces just for the top.


3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nebula Jean Jacket on: April 12, 2016 05:31:19 AM
I love that so much.  I wish I had a jean jacket I liked that I could do that to.
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Nuno tunic on: April 04, 2016 09:39:09 AM
that looks so awesome.  I love the colours.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Coral Maternity Dress (and others) on: June 18, 2015 07:45:03 PM
I decided that I needed a new dress to wear, because of my ever expanding belly, and I dislike pants since it's now summer.  I started it on June 5th and didn't finish it until probably the 11th, because A) I'm lazy and I was trying to get it made to wear to a friend's wedding lol and B)I was working sans pattern and just kinda winging it.

It has a large boat neck, with a ribbed neckline (the fabric was all slightly ribbed, so it's a tad thicker), faux banded armholes, a half circle skirt with a 4" flounce, and a drawstring through the middle, because after I originally made it I decided that the waistline was too wide and needed to be cinched in, it was my sister's idea to add a casing that I attached to another piece of fabric and sewed to the seams of the waist so it's basically invisible from the outside. I like it better now because it shows off my bump nicely Tongue

I ended up wearing it to work on the 12th and everyone loved it.


excuse the mirror in my selfie it's the only place I can take photos at the moment

And now close up/all views of the dress.  I don't have a maternity mannequin, so she has improvised and allowed me to pin a bag of polyfil to her abdomen to mimic my baby bump, it will need more stuffing if I plan on using her for more clothes in the very near future.

The Front of the dress on Jack (the mannequin)

the back of the dress

3/4 view of the dress

and a close up of the armhole and part of the neckline.
I was happy I learned a few years ago how to measure binding for the neckline and make it lie flat. (Thank you sweat shop for teaching me how to sew tshirt necklines)

This one I probably have to fix a little more (readjust where the straps sit on the front) and when I wore it out of the house it looked a lot better lol, ignore my face, the BF didn't really let me know when he was actually taking the picture.  It was made of the same fabric as the shorter dress and is floor length (I ended up cutting another 6" off the hem when before I wore it out but don't have a photo of that)  I made this one in about 2 hours, braiding the strips of fabric took forever.  It was made a little over a month ago.

I followed a tutorial I found on pinterest:http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/08/maternity-diy-make-a-wrap-dress-1.html

This was another dress I made maybe 4 weeks ago, in an attempt to make a wardrobe that will fit for the remainder of my pregnancy.  i've had this fabric in my stash for well over 5 years now and I haven't known what to do with it.  I left the bottom unhemmed, because I didn't want to ruin the design on the bottom and I bound the neckline with some polyester bias tape I had lying around because I didn't want to just fold over and top stitch.



close up of binding on neckline and armhole

Let me know what you think of my 3 dresses.

C&C is welcomed and greatly appreciated.
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Re: Potted Cat on: May 14, 2015 06:34:10 AM
I love it. I wish I had that much talent with wet paper, and so detailed especially for being so small. I
am in awe.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet Roller Skates on: May 14, 2015 06:30:48 AM
They are very cute! And congrats on your new soon-to-be addition. Let's hope the ultrasound is correct  Grin Just kidding. You could thread some elastic cording through the top to tighten them up, if that seems to be a problem later. Wonderful job. My favorite part of laundry has always been folding up and matching those teeny tiny socks. Baby shoes and booties are so adorable.


Thanks so much Smiley
I was referring to the actual stitching being loose as opposed to the opening. The front of the boots actually lace up so I can tighten them that way Cheesy
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Roller Skates on: May 13, 2015 03:00:29 PM
I made these skates from a pattern book that my boyfriend's Nonna gave me a few months back because she doesn't really understand how to read patterns, but she can knit/crochet like no one's business.

I was just waiting for the right time to start these and since now I am 22w along with a baby girl, so it's very fitting.  They won't be fitting her for at the very least 3 months after she's born, but I don't mind. I'll just put them up in the closet for her.

A snap of the laces and tongue on the front of the boot.

The wheels are a little uneven, and the tops are a little looser than I wanted, but all in all I think they turned out great.  I followed the colour scheme that was recommended in the book to a T.

Comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rainbow Chainmail Earrings and Bracelet on: April 17, 2015 11:33:38 AM
I have spent some of the sick days I've had reacquainting myself with some of my previously purchased craft supplies, and learned through Youtube how to do a new weave called a Love Knot, which I decided to make rainbow earrings out of.

I made a pair each of the large and small love knots and connected them to each other and the earring loops with black rings. They are made of 18g 3/16" coloured aluminum rings and 16g 5/16" coloured aluminum rings. They are pretty light too.

I also made a rainbow bracelet of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) and aluminum rings which is a type of rubber that is used in roofing apparently.

This is made with 18g 3/16" Aluminum and EPDM rings in Red, yellow/gold, green, blue, violet, pink and black.
It is made with a Byzantine weave so it has a kinda square look to it, also very light and I didn't want to have to struggle with clasps.  It is very stretchy but it's still a little big for my wrists (they measure 5 5/8" around lol).

I just don't really like the fact that my yellows oranges and greens aren't a perfect match with the hue of the aluminum and the EPDM.

I really liked how quick both of these worked up, because I have joint issues that don't really allow me to work on a lot of chainmail, one of the many reasons why I purchased aluminum rings to begin with.

Thanks for looking C&C appreciated.
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Kermit The Frog Puppet **Full Body** on: January 09, 2015 01:54:55 PM
Very cool-looking Kermit puppet.  I like that you also made the hand rod controller dealies too--I assume there's a hole in the body to insert a hand into as well, to manipulate the mouth?

I forgot the picture in the original post, edited and added, but yes he does have a hand hole. the only thing I didn't put in there was finger/thumb loops in his mouth but I thought he worked well without it (besides I can always go in and add them later.)

Wow, such a great spot on creation of Kermit! Smiley

Thank you so much!  I was very weary of how "true to life" (so to speak) he was, but only I see the flaws, so... I guess it doesn't matter Tongue
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