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1  Zombie Valentine in Needlework: Completed Projects by TSmith on: February 17, 2011 06:27:06 PM
This is my first time posting a project in the needlework category! Also the first project I've done that was so involved. I've only ever stitched letters and words on things, and usually all in the same color.

Here it is!

Detail shot:

I designed and drew it myself. It is done entirely in split stitch, as it was the only stitch I knew at the time. By at the time, I mean 2-3 weeks ago. I just learned satin stitch.

I'm not in love with the way the black eye turned out, but I think it's not bad for a first try.

C&C always welcome!
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2  Re: The Surprise Ball Swap - Send outs 2/17/2011 in The Swap Gallery by TSmith on: February 14, 2011 06:20:42 PM
I received!! Here's everything!

The beginning:

Boyfriend wanted to participate. He unwound while I wound.

The first item!

Next, a fat quarter!

Another fat quarter.

Next popped out an awesome pouch with embroidery thread inside. I looked inside and found two ear cuffs! This is exactly how it went down:
"Wow, what an awesome pouch!"
*Found first earcuff*
"Oh, she totally faked me out"
*Found second ear cuff*
"Oh my god. There's another one!"

Next, some dark blue yarn and a pin cushion. Totally needed one of these!

Then, I found a wrap skirt from Africa! I sooooo love this!!!

Finally, a bag with Ecuador's flag colors on it aka the Colombian flag. Wink

And here's all the loot!

I love everything! Thank you so much!!  Grin
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3  Have you seen this slip cover? in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by TSmith on: August 21, 2009 09:35:55 PM
I remember stumbling upon a particular diy slip cover project (for a couch), but I must not have bookmarked the page because now I can't find it. Huh I was wondering if any of you had heard of this project or knew the website.
The slip cover had two pieces: one that basically draped over the whole couch and one plus-sign shaped piece that went over the top of the first piece. You'd then secure the side parts (the parts draped over the arms) of the plus-sign pieces to the back parts or just leave the side parts to hang.

This is my MSPaint rendering. The burgundy is the outline of the plus-sign shaped piece.

Please let me know if you have any leads. Thanks!!!
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4  Re: Decorate My Themed Room Swap *EXTENSION* (Send by 08/15/09.) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by TSmith on: August 18, 2009 11:17:09 AM
SENT! Woohoo!
Here's a little teaser for DragonFly4:
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5  I think I've killed my sewing machine. in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by TSmith on: July 11, 2009 11:37:42 AM
I'm having some trouble with my machine, and I wanted to run it by the experts. Cheesy This is what my machine is doing when I set it for a simple straight stitch. I've changed the tension, and it has no effect. Huh

It looks the same at other tensions. (Enlarge the thumbnails to see)

This end had a tail (extra thread) when I started, but I guess it got pulled along as I went.

Also, this is what it did to a three-step zig zag. The light blue was the spool thread and the dark blue was the bobbin thread.

In addition to messing with the tension, I've rethreaded the machine and dusted it out with compressed air, but nothing is working. It's a three-year-old brother machine, and I've never had this kind of trouble before. I've never even done a gathering stitch (on purpose, anyway). Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


EDIT: I just tried the dental floss thing suggested by cyndiq in this thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312034.0) and made sure the tension discs were catching the thread and actually changing the tension when I turned the knob. Still no luck.
I have a Brother LS2125.
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6  Re: Fall Scarf Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by TSmith on: November 04, 2008 05:14:25 PM
Sorry it took me so long, but look at everything I got from bettykate!!

First, the scarf:

It's hooded and plenty warm for Michigan weather.

It even has pom poms!!

Next, the smalls: a jack-o-lantern origami star decoration, and a shrinky dink maple leaf necklace

bettykate definitely has mad shrinky dink skills!

I also got a bunch of Halloween goodies, and a shrinky sheet for me to try my hand at shrinky dinks. I couldn't have asked for a better package. Thank you so much, bettykate!!!

P.S. I told photobucket to rotate the pics, so hopefully they'll get the message eventually.
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7  Girly "Man Wallet" in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by TSmith on: August 08, 2008 06:11:14 PM
I've never been much of a purse girl, so I've always wanted a "man wallet" that could fit in my back pocket, hold a few cards and some cash, and still fit my personality. So, I finally got brave enough to actually try making one. It's based on e.r.i.k.a's tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0). The only difference is that I added card slots on the outside. So, here it is!

My camera was having focus issues...

The lining.

The wallet in action:

Any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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8  My First Skirt :D in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by TSmith on: August 05, 2008 04:25:47 PM
So, I got this fabric for Christmas and just now decided to use it. Sorry that my pictures aren't that great, but you get the general idea.

You probably can't tell, but it's a wrap skirt.

My first machine buttonhole!!

Any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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9  My First Recon: T-shirt to Gathered-Neck Halter in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by TSmith on: August 05, 2008 04:21:53 PM
Here it is! Yea, I have a pretty sweet farmer's tan.

Any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated!!
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