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11  Re: Zombie, Pirates, and Ninjas Ornaments: My weird tree for Christmas 2010 in Craftalongs by erdbeerblau on: January 15, 2010 01:24:17 PM
all of the stuff you made so far is great! (i especally love the gingerbread i have a thing for gingerbread men)

now to the ornament i made: it's not a zombie ornament, it's a christmas ornament zombie  Grin

it hung on the tree when some evil 4-year-old, grabbing for sweets, broke it. no one noticed the poor ornament on the floor until the cat decided he needed a new sparkly toy. but little ornament wasn't willing to die, so he became a christmas-zombie. he hides behind the branches of the christmas tree every year and just comes out to scare little boys.


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12  edible lucky pigs in Winter Holidays by erdbeerblau on: January 09, 2010 07:37:46 AM
i don't know how new years eve is celebrated in the us or elsewhere, but here people give lucky charms to each other.
that can be ladybugs, coins, pigs, clover leaves, fly agarics, edible or not.

last year, me and my bf gave handmade marzipan pigs
we had a lot of fun making them Smiley

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13  cute felt ornaments: my first time working with felt, jay! (patterns added) in Winter Holidays by erdbeerblau on: January 08, 2010 06:23:27 PM

hi everyone!
i haven't worked with felt since primary school, but this christmas i felt like making felt ornaments. great sentence  Roll Eyes
it's a little hard to see, but i didn't use glue. everything is stitched by hand with crocheting thread (i don't own embroidery floss)
here they are:

on my almost-christmas tree:

i love the rocking horses! i cut 2 more for myself, but until now i had no time to do them: it took around 9 hours to finish this one they look the same on both sides. it's got sequins and the yellow and orange dots are secured with french knots (french knots another "first" for me  Cheesy)



after cutting 28745 shapes out of felt:

this year  was a very "green" christmas. most of the felt ornaments were presents, i also made baubles: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333575.msg3853134#msg3853134

i didn't buy anything except a plain t-shirt to print on it and 2 metres of felt :-)
presents are wrapped in old newspaper and repurposed tissue paper

i also made my own tags and cards i used for cupons and or notes that i wrapped with the presents (sorry for the bad pictures)

--------------------- Patterns ----------------------

that's the patterns i used. the dashed lines might help you to arrange the ornaments.
the scans were really bad after craftster-resizing, so i draw real patterns for you Smiley



i made the patterns myself, feel free to use them for your private crafting. i'd love to see pictures if you make some Smiley

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14  sparkly fabric ornaments or: what i did last september in Winter Holidays by erdbeerblau on: January 08, 2010 02:59:10 PM

i always have problems to find christmas presents for the family, so these year my aunts, grandmothers got ornaments that matches their trees style
i did them back in september, but forgot to take pictures until the day i wrapped everything

i loved to go through all of my tiny pieces of great fabrics
can you imagine how "happy" the boy was about the fabric taking over our living room? Tongue

they were very time consuming, as i made them irregular and therefore had to cut every piece of fabric individually. i think it took me 3 days to make all of them

my favourite is the purple one:

this one is THAT kitschy. but it's for my kitsch-loving grandmother (she has a pink decorated tree with pink glitter birds, so that's finde)



all of them together:

the biggest ones are 12cm in diameter, the two tiny ones are 6cm in diameter
they loved them, and i think that this is some kind of useful present, as everyone i know always buys christmas ornaments

i made fabric-bauble-thingies based on something i've seen there: http://oldschoolacres.typepad.com/old_school_acres/felt/:
all of them together

i found this strange plastic ornament and just had to fill it with sparkly balls  Roll Eyes

the other ornaments i made can be found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333594.0
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15  my gingerbread village and a starry christmas tree in CHALLENGE 46 ENTRIES by erdbeerblau on: January 02, 2010 11:21:44 AM

hi everyone!

when i read about the gingerbread challenge, i just had to enter (my first challenge :-) )
of course, my boyfriend helped me (he cut most of the parts and supervised the oven. we filled a lot of baking trays :-P)

but i had to set a few exra-rules:

rule #1: it has to be portable, as i travelled home for christmas
   i decided to do a village, as little houses are easier to store in a box for hours of driving on mountain roads.
rule #2: it has to taste good, because throwing food away is not an option for me.
   as in my family gingerbread has to taste like gingerbread, i could not use lots of candy or frosting. i just used marzipan and a little sugar icing


close ups:

i planned to place the tiny house in front of the trees, but in the end there was no space left. poor little house :-(

"making of" so you can see that i REALLY made it myself. first cake decorating project! jay.

everything before assembling. i counted more than 60 gingerbread parts
(the stars will become the trees later)

everything waiting to be decorated

paaainting! i felt like a little kid playing with watercolours Cheesy
and the gingerbread tastes just slightly sugary with a hint of white rum. yum.

thanks for looking,
have a great year 2010!
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16  flowers and bees pyjama pants aka mockup for jeans. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: December 29, 2009 06:09:29 AM

i made pants again!
they're basically some sort of mock up for "real" pants i've had in my mind for quite some time.
they will be made of jeans fabric and have big  pockets above the pleats on the side.

for now, i'm very happy with the construction. i made the pattern myself and it consists of just one part. plus 3 rectangles for cuffs (?) and waistband.
the cuffs (?) make the pants wide in the legs without touching the floor AND i can wear them shorter if i move the cuff-things up to my knees
there's no seams on the inside of the legs, i think that's great for pyjama pants.
and the're wide, but because of the pleated part, the usual bulk of fabric is NOT between the bed and my hips when i watch tv/want to sleep


the "excuse the dirty mirror and the crappy pictures in general i was home alone" shot

and worn as 3/4 length pants

close up of the fabric and the pleated area
the pattern is kitschy, but i love that fabric. it's so soft and everything and it was just 2 per metre

thank you for looking,
i'd love to hear what you think about this project

a crafty new year to all of you! Cheesy
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17  hairties: cute last minute gifts with matching gift box in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: October 25, 2009 02:49:11 PM
so a friends birthday party was coming up, and i tried to find a little something that's nice and usable.
She has very long hair and she always wears it braided. So i thought hey, let's make hair ties. Her mum lives in south africa at the moment, and she often spends her holidays there, so i thought i could use that as a point to start.

enough blabla, if you have questions, please feel free to ask.
c&c is always appreciated.


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18  happy accident a.k.a. summer dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: October 10, 2009 12:46:12 PM

i made this a while ago as a summer dress, it was a "test piece" when i got my first serger for my 18th birthday (jay for crafty parents)

I didn't have plans, i just bought a piece of fabric to try sewing knits with the new serger. when i started to play around, i made a summer dress. of course there was not enough fabric to make a nice flowy dress, so it ended up being waaay to tight at the bottom. it looked horrible

so i added a few blue panels and voila: beautiful summer dress.
ignore my hair and everything :-)

close up

modelled by a piece of furniture, to show the blue parts.

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19  hand sewn journal: stripes and tulips. in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: September 13, 2009 01:23:32 PM
last year, i had a class (pre press for graphic designers) where the teacher taught professional book binding at the end of every lesson, and i immediately got obsessed. i made this a while ago and thought i would share it:

the block has 80 or so pages i think, it is made of thick yellowish natural paper and the book end paper is red, the same paper as the tulips.
it's a hardback covered in fabric.
the size of the closed book is about 22cm x 23cm

thank you for looking
i'd love to hear your comments!
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20  mythical slippers ---pattern added--- in Shoes: Completed Projects by erdbeerblau on: September 13, 2009 01:11:56 PM

i dont't exactly know why, but to me they look like something mythical creatures could wear. or maybe jesters on some medieval market  Tongue

they are made of fleece and re-purposed leather for the soles. they are completely handsewn, i made my own pattern for them.

the leather is REALLY thick, it was a pain to sew. i sweared like a trooper when it took hours of struggling with needle and pliers to get the soles sewn on. i used crocheting thread to sew everything, that didn't make things easier.)
enough blabla, on to the pictures:

on me:
one can wear them in 2 different ways: high like boots or folded down

soles: (the colours look way better in real life. the leather is not that orange)


they are super warm and comfy, i made them about one year ago and i wore them all winter long

thanks for looking, I would love to hear what you think about them.

------------- pattern added! ---------------------

i've never made a pattern/how to/tutorial before and usually i write in german, so please don't be too cruel ;-)

----- text from first page ------

The pattern is a european size 39
US. women size 7 | UK size 6

It is the right size if the square is 10cm.

I am sure it is easy to make It smaller or bigger by printing the pattern larger. I added my  foots outline (the yellow dashed line inside the sole piece) to make that easier.
The slippers will be somewhat wide at your ankle, maybe it is neccessary to make the leg narrower if you print the pattern bigger than my size.
If you plan to make smaller shoes, make sure that the leg will be wide enough to slip in at the end.
There slippers and as the material is stretchy, you dont have to be that precise. In this case, too big is always better than too small.

If you want to make this slippers for children or if you want to be really active while wearing them, make sure they arent too wide at the ankle or put in any kind of closure.
A strip sewn down somewhere in ankle-hight with button closure would work.

how to:
The red lines mark the point where the three pieces should meet. Start there to pin the pieces together. Sew.
Dont sew along the dashed lines!
Sew one shoe out of the lining material, and one shoe out of the pieces you cut of the sole-material and the main fabric.
Sew the nice shoe to the lining-shoe that all seams are hidden between the layers.
if you want, add topstitching.

For the main Fabric, I would recommend fleece (cozy and thick enough).The sole should be sturdy and warm. I used leather  but I think jeans fabric would work great too. If you wish, you could add an extra layer of fleece to your sole-material for extra cozy slippers.
For the lining I think old t-shirts are great (I chose cotton knits because synthetics and sweaty feet dont go together.)
Everything except the sole should be slightly stretchy.

pieces to cut:
The pattern is for the left shoe.  For the right one, just flip the pattern pieces.
Cut both side pieces two times: one of the lining and one of the outer material. You will need two sole-pieces too: one made of lining fabric and one made of your chosen sole-material.

side length of the dashed yellow squares should be 10 cm to get the original size

The pattern has no seam allowances! Dont forget to add them.

i would love to see your slippers :-)
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