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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Do *all* home schoolers wear clown dresses to prom? **FORMAL PIC OBESE on: April 30, 2010 09:41:46 AM
This is by far, without a doubt, the BEST prom dress I have EVER seen.
Amazing amazing work.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rock Band Guitar Icon Comforter on: January 10, 2009 12:47:05 PM
Yeah, batting can be so expensive.  It's always exciting to find it on sale or cheap somewhere.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rock Band Guitar Icon Comforter on: January 01, 2009 01:52:08 PM
Thank you for the compliments.

I love this idea!  This might be blatantly obvious but I haven't made a blanket before either and I have to ask - What did you line it with?  Batting, or...?

I used quilt batting.  I actually happened to find it really cheap at Building 19.  It wasn't the nicest batting, it was kind of thin, so I used two layers, and I'm really glad I did.  It is a really snuggly blanket.

My MIL bought me fabric to make a blanket and I don't even know where to start! Any tips?

I really had no idea what I was doing.  I came up with this idea on my own, and just made it up as I went along.
I would suggest making sure you measure and double measure everything, to make sure your lines are straight and everything lines up because that will make everything easier for you.
I also didn't realize until I went to sew the lines through it, just how much blanket I was trying to stuff through my sewing machine.
I just have a cheap little machine, and not only was it a lot of fabric and batting to sew through, it was difficult to get the rest of the blanket to cooperate while I was sewing.
There is probably a better way to do it, but I just took it very slow and ripped out most of the lines, or parts of them, many times and resewed them until I was happy with them.
Good luck on your blanket making.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Rock Band Guitar Icon Comforter on: December 31, 2008 03:51:59 PM
This is the finished product of my determination to craft something that my boyfriend truly loves for his Christmas gift.  (Instead of him just saying he loves it because he knows it's something I made Roll Eyes)

I am glad to say that the mission was successful.  He is crazy about it, and has been showing it off to his friends who are disappointed to learn that it is one of a kind.   Cheesy
I am in love with how it came out.  It's not perfect, but it came out so much better than I even imagined it would.
It's also super poofy and warm. 

And on his bed:

I've never made any type of blanket before, outside of a knit baby blanket, so I'm pretty proud of it.
It was a massive project in terms of size, and it was all I did for four days straight immediately following the end of my fall semester.
To get the symbol, I brought a print out of it to a Kinko's and had them blow it up as large as they could.  I cut that image out and traced it onto white fleece that I sewed onto the front.
The black fabric is two sheets I bought.  Unfortunately, I bought fitted sheets, and didn't have the time to return them, so I had to cut off the elastic, and cut them into identical rectangles before sewing them together.   Roll Eyes  I'll be sure I have flat sheets before I leave the store next time.

Please let me know what you think, and I would be happy to answer any questions.
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Sunday Bear's scruffy American cousin--my first time working with fur! on: October 30, 2008 06:51:39 PM
Amazing first attempt.
His face i absolutely adorable and gives him such a little personality.  Smiley
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Pokemon Swap Gallery on: October 27, 2008 07:13:09 PM
And lovefrozenstars, nice pokeball gear and... Christmas tree?

Yeah, we decorated for Christmas last year and decided to never take down the decorations.  My apartment is... eclectic to say the least.   Cheesy

Aw, I love the Oddish! So cute Cheesy

I am using him as a pincushion right now.  I would post an action shot, but it's a little gruesome.   Undecided
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Pokemon Swap Gallery on: October 26, 2008 04:55:32 PM
I got an awesome package of crocheted Pokemon awesomeness from Aimeerox!

Here is a picture of everything together, a matching Pokeball hat and scarf, an Oddish pincushion, and a pokeball cup cozy.

Pokeball hat.  It fits me perfectly.

Matching Scarf.  The little crocheted pokeball is attached to a pin, so I can take it off and wear it separately.  How fun is that?   Cheesy

An action shot of me wearing them both.  I cannot wait to wear them out.  They're so awesome.

The Pokeball cup cozy.  I love this.  I don't know how she knew, but I've wanted one of these forever.  I drink A LOT of coffee, and always feel bad using the paper ones when I buy coffee somewhere.  It's such a waste.  Now I'm going to keep this in my bag and use it instead.     Grin

Finally, my Oddish pincushion, which I absolutely love.  It is exactly what I wanted.  I specifically asked for a pincushion, and Oddish is my all time favorite Pokemon, so it is perfect!

I absolutely love everything.  This was such a fun swap, and aimeerox was an awesome partner.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Pokemon Swap Gallery on: October 24, 2008 05:27:14 PM
I didn't know we had a gallery up, I didn't see a link to it in the original thread.

What awesome Pokemon stuff you received, CrafteeMonkies.  I can see why your kids love everything.

I got my package today, I will take pictures and post tomorrow.   Smiley
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Pokemon Swap! (sign ups 9/9 - 9/20 CLOSED! <> send 10/20) on: October 24, 2008 03:03:15 PM
Yay!  I finally got my package!
I LOVE everything.   Cheesy
Aimeerox made me awesome crocheted Pokemon goodies.  I'm very excited about everything.

I also finally sent out my package today.
Sorry about being so slow.   Roll Eyes
I can't wait for it to arrive.
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Pokemon Swap! (sign ups 9/9 - 9/20 CLOSED! <> send 10/20) on: October 21, 2008 01:20:31 PM
I have to have my packages sent to my parents house, since it's difficult to get them in my apartment complex.
I talked to my mom, and she said it arrived yesterday.  I'm going home Thursday night, so I will see everything then. 
I can't wait to see everything!   Cheesy
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