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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Smocked top cherry dress on: April 28, 2010 06:11:47 PM
Found this video at clipser by threadbangers and figured i'd take a stab at it!
Video: http://www.clipser.com/watch_video/1020435

I used a jersey knit fabric from joann's - i like the way it flows much more than cotton.

Gave me problems as i had to gather it manually- i don't think i had my bobbin tight enough.


WIP- just needed to add straps, wanted to make sure it fit her right

ALL DONE! Front (need to tighten straps some more)


so whatcha think? it was pretty easy all things considered! Cheesy
2  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / LATIN AMERICA / Colombia? on: December 27, 2008 09:52:37 AM
Any crafters in Colombia? I do not live there but i have family there. Any good places to buy supplies? I would love to learn more about any tradition crafting in Colombia!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / McCall's 3874 My daughter's 2nd birthday dress on: November 28, 2008 12:45:06 PM
So its not quite completed- i still need to sew on the zipper and hem the bottom (taffeta shreds horribly!!) My mom is going to crochet a cardigan for her

So like i said its Taffeta- periwinkle blue. The bodice is lined with white costume satin and the skirt is lined with white netting (i also need to like the netting Sad - i wasn't going to until i realized how high up it was and that tights wouldn't completely protect her skin)

She's so tiny i had to do size 1 and still need to take it in about 2 inches! These photos have the bodice already pinned!

any tutorials on zippers are much appreciated! lol

Blessings, Tina
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Koi Fish Swap? Japanese style swap? on: November 26, 2008 06:58:43 AM
I LOVE the japanese Koi Fish- my living room is gold, black & red and could use some more influencing! Anyone interested in crafting in japanese styles/colors?

ideas: decoupage, sketches, paintings, polymer clay

Geishas, Koi Fish, Cherry Blossoms, Samurai

What do you think?

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Black & Gold Earrings & Necklace for mom/ Amethyst bracelet for daughter on: November 09, 2008 08:03:47 PM
so my mom learned i was learning to make jewelry and she wanted some earrings... well, i only had 3 of these gold/black beads so i just made a necklace too... Hope she doesn't mind looking like a fancy bumblebee HAHA

I also made this bracelet for my daughter. She's 2- we were in michaels and she picked up a pack of amethyst heart beads and a pack of lavender glass beads that she would not give up, so i just said "ok, i'll make you a bracelet. Took a couple of tries- first time she broke it!! Anyway, Here it is all pretty and done!

I made something for my swap that i am dying to post, but cannot because i don't want to give away any details Wink

Thanks for looking!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Owl necklace with quartz & tigers eye (img heavy) on: November 05, 2008 07:16:08 PM
OK, so i have been on a spiritual journey and am still traveling lol, but i'm very much attracted to owls and wanted to make myself a necklace with an owl pendant.. it took me a while, but i finally found one i liked- but didn't like it alone so i found this great stone pendant to put with it! so each piece is separate. The colors on the owl and the stone were perfect to use with my stash of rutilated quartz & tigers eye- the pictures do not do this justice! Its night now and my flash is making them worse...

Close up of the center piece of owl and stone

Here it is in its entirety- spread over 2 sheets of printer paper Smiley

see they're separate!

The necklance- i started with light beige and brown larger seed beads so it would end around my color bone....

I am oh so proud of this because it was one of those things i've been wanting, if not needing, to do!

OK, i still appreciate comments and feedback though

7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Crafting for Yule on: November 02, 2008 07:09:03 AM
Had to make a thread for this pagan/wiccan/celtic holiday. I like to make things specific to wicca...

OK ladies, so what are your ideas for Yule this year? What gifts are you making for others or what are you making for your home?? The rest of my family celebrates christmas, but i am still handcrafting most if not all of my gifts this year. This is my list (still in the planning stages!)

Mom: Gingerbread Apron
Oma & Opa:
Crystal: Crochet Tarot Bag
Richie: (any ideas for a wolf lover??)
Karen & Matt:
Luke & Anna: name plaques
Dia: ??
Tony: ??
Sam: Wii day coupons
Yule party:

Also, i'm attending a Yule celebration where its custom to bring handmade gifts for everyone- anyone have any ideas for around 15 people??

Looking forward to chatting with others crafting for this winter holiday.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Child's Gingerbread Apron (from fabric panel) on: October 30, 2008 10:02:10 PM
I found this fabric panel at Hobby Lobby and i fell in love with it. I also bought 2 in the adult size - when i told my mom about it she wanted one! And, it has the recipe for gingerbread cookies printed on the front of all the aprons!! lol

I didn't completely follow directions- i skipped the pocket and didn't do the appliques, but i still think its cute. And i don't think the younger ones really need a pocket lol! Also, i added an extra layer of fabric to the back of the bodice of the apron, a dark red marble cotton fabric.


Modeled by Pooh Bear

Back w/extra fabric

Its nice to have one out of what feels like five million projects off of my to-do list! Smiley

As always comments and questions are appreciated! Smiley

9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / need help with poppet on: October 22, 2008 08:17:50 PM
i got the instruction a LOOONG time ago and just started trying to make my 1st poppet. Everyone says they're so easy, so i feel like a dunce. Can someone PLEASE email me how to make the head and the ears??? I tried following the instructions but i'm having a stupid day. If you don't want to put it on here, as i know ghilie likes to email the patters, please pm me. I'm so excited to finally be able to make one, but i'm having such problems. Any tips or tricks are greatly appreciated- major problems with the body and the head & ears. Thanks so much!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Strawberry Shortcake Baby Blanket on: October 19, 2008 06:33:32 PM
OK, not sure if this goes here, but i didn't know where else to put it.

So my daughter has been under the weather so i decided to make her a blanket. She has a strawberry shortcake doll that she adores ~ i have to get a new one bc i had to wash this one and she doesn't giggle anymore Sad

Anyway, i was in hobby lobby looking at the $1.99 simplicity patterns and looked at all of the fabrics. Finally i found one we could agree on (shes almost 2 and kept pushing the fabrics away, except for 2- and one of those didn't have any binding to match)

So this is what i came up with:
zoomed out

zoomed in:

i didn't zoom in any more because my stitching was really shoddy. But she is only 2, so when i get better i will restitch lol.

I've got scraps leftover so i think i will make her a mini version of this so that she has something to carry around- i'd rather this than the washcloth (don't worry its clean!) that has suddenly become a "blankie" lol!

This was also my first semi quilting fabric as i have the quilt type backing plus batting between the layers! Yeah- i was seriously wishing for a walking foot for my machine, but wasn't about to put down $25  Shocked for one

So what do you think? Don't be cruel! lol
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