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111  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: The Multipling Puppy Stuffie on: July 30, 2008 09:27:02 AM
So cute!  Smiley 
112  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Throw- Pic heavy! on: July 30, 2008 09:23:27 AM
I think I have the right place to post this, its a for the home thing/wedding thing.  I don't know I was confused.  ANYWAY!
My friend got married last week and I had no idea what to give her so I asked.  She said "you bought a sewing machine, I need a new throw, the dog ate my old one"  so I thought, and went OK I will make a throw for her.  Its a fairly simple one (I am new to sewing.) I got this awesome plaid material from walmart thats not just dyed plaid but each individual string is dyed then wooven together, and it was only $1 a yard.  Needless to say I have a ton of it now!  and got some soft matching green fleece for the back and went home and figured out how to make my blanket.  I didn't really measure I just held it up and went I will make it this big! then I thought hey lets make is special and I learned how to use the monogram feature of my sewing maching.  Was kinda hard to do free hand but I figured it out.  I also had a lot of help from the pets in making her throw. 
and I took lots of pics because I know that my friend would want to see them.

My helpers:  there is another ferret hiding under the fleece

Opus holding down the ends for me.  he loves to help.

my first attempt at monogramming ( I practiced a lot first)

Lots and lots of strings I took a needle and tucked them all away into the blanket before putting the back on, then glued them in place! 

my first blood, I stabbed myself with the machine needle while the machine was off.  And I always wondered how people did it, now I know.....  hard to see the owwy, but its there and it hurt!

the finished throw.  Its hard to see the monogramming because of the color of the thread, but thats OK because it also hides the really bad parts of it too! 

the back side.  I decided to sew the extra lines (?) to keep the blanket from bunching funny. 

I really liked the throw, I didn't want to give it up!  But since it had their initials and name plus wedding date I guess it would have been silly to keep it myself!  But they loved it, and promised to keep the dog away from it!  It was the only thing they got with their wedding date on it. 
113  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Turtle habitat upgrade, with photos on: July 30, 2008 08:53:43 AM
very nice, I never thought of a kitchen bin to help with air/water flow for turtle tank set up.  I have a yellow bellied cootier that is 5 years old (Jelly Bean) and I am constantly trying to improve her cage. 

does she have a heat lamp for basking?  I am not sure about the Malayan Box Turtles needs.  I have one for Jelly Bean, she loves it and does this flying thing with her four legs all stretched out. 

hehe good luck with the not pushing the rack out of the way.  I think that is a turtles favorite pass time is to rearrange the tank to their specifications! 
114  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Patchwork Skirt on: July 28, 2008 01:04:33 PM
I love your skirt so much I must plan to spend 10 months making my own!  (I am incredibly slow/ easily distracted)
115  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: bias tape on: July 15, 2008 06:51:32 AM
OHH Youtube!  never thought of that one.  i did an internet search and all i found was what bias tape is.  Yay!  now off to youtube!
116  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: bias tape on: July 14, 2008 05:13:58 PM
that really cleared things up for me, I would have a lot of trouble without the help. 
Hopefully when I get home tonight I can get this done!
117  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / bias tape on: July 14, 2008 10:54:59 AM
I am completeing an outfit for my freinds wedding this saturday.  yeah I am cutting it close.  I have never made an outfit before and the patern can be SO confusing. 
My top wants me to use Bias tape, which i am about to head out and buy, the problem is i dont understand the patern fully.  can someone explain what this is telling me?  This is the patern steps...
4. Open out edge of single fold bias tape

5. with RIGHT sides together, pin tape to neck edge having crease 3/8" (1 cm) from raw edge.  Stitch in a 3/8" (1cm) seam.  Trim seam; clip curves

6. Turn tape to INSIDE; press.
Baste close to inner edge. On Outside, top-stitch as basted.

this is for the neck of my shirt and the putting on bias tape is so confusing me.  Also can I baste using my simple sewing machine? 

thanks for any help. 
118  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 29 ENTRIES / Re: and will you succeed? yes indeed, yes indeed. 98 and 3/4% guaranteed! on: July 06, 2008 04:53:12 PM
OMG awesome!!!   I squeaked when I saw the sneetch.  I even have a star bellied sneetch tattoo.   
119  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Polka Dotted Chickadee Dress on: July 01, 2008 05:10:49 PM
absolute cuteness! 
120  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Gold Wedding dress and Black/gold/purple suit! (lots of photos) on: July 01, 2008 05:07:23 PM
I love it!  I so want to make my own non traditional dress.  The cake looks great too.  Congrats on the wedding.
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