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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Question about my blanket on: February 28, 2013 10:49:50 PM
So, I am crocheting a blanket, and I LOVE it.  I am doing a granny ripple, and things are going great but I'm very burned out on it.  My blanket is 85 inches wide (holy cow, right?)  This was after I re sized it twice!  (First was 112 inches, Second time was 98 inches)

I am tired of redoing it, and I'm at the point where I cant pull the yarn out.  I was wondering.... is there any way I can cut my blanket in half and tie in the ends? I planned to add a border around it before I realized how massive it was.  If I am able to cut it, I'd like to put a border in.  Any help would be appreciated....

Here is my blanket folded in half.  Ideally I'd like to cut it in half and attach the second half to the top of the bottom half....
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mr. Puffy Cloud::Makeup Bag on: December 17, 2010 10:02:44 AM
So my old makeup bag was dead.  It was made of kelly green canvas with a grey zipper.  The first time I put stuff in it, I stuffed it too much and put a small hole between the fabric and zipper.  Since then it progressively got worse. 

Well I was in the mood to make a new bag. [I had recently  been sewing up a bunch of gifts for people this season, and popping out this little bag took like 10 minutes.]

I reused the zipper from the old bag [because it was a good zipper.  And my longest one available. 9".  I have an obsesion with 7 inch zippers for some reason [I have like 15 of those]]

So yeah the applique is Mr. Puffy cloud, something I made a while back and had lying around.  : )  Tell me what you think~

Also the bag is made with electric blue canvas. 


With all my makeup in it:

[that white tub in there is clown paint, haha]

With my muggggg


3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: House Slippers on: December 14, 2010 02:55:35 PM
Totally cute slippers! I love the lining fabric. They look like they're really comfortable with the elastic. What kind of fabric did you use for the outside?
  Its canvas.  But its not really stiff.
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / House Slippers on: December 14, 2010 05:44:48 AM
I sew a lot, but Ive never sewn a pair of shoes. 
So I made a pair of slippers!  These are a gift for my Grandmother. 
I wanted to make her some potholders but I they'd be too lame of a gift.
I might just make the potholders as well.

Anyway, I'm modeling them, we have the same shoe size [I think shes got slightly smaller feet than I do, she always tries my shoes on, lol.]

So yeah.  Here are some pictures! 

Completed shoes:
[The open candy bar was my treat while making these shoes] 
But here you can see that the backs have elastic stitched into them.
Also on the right shoe, there is a flower hand beaded on it. 
That was frustrating as hell because I couldnt get a needle with a small enough eye for the seed beads to go over.

Action Shot [1]:

Action Shot [2]:

My shirt after all the times I had to rip seams and the fabric shredding on me:

I hope she likes them.  I also went back and put puffy paint on the bottom for grip.  I dont want her to slip in them ; _ ;
They took about 4.5 hours because I didnt know what I was doing.
Also, I'm not dirty.  That tile grout was like that when I moved in that apartment, lol.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / What are the pros and cons of using this material: on: December 13, 2010 06:27:12 PM
So, I make tons of beanies and I have a lot of fleece scraps.  I was wondering if it'd be alright if I used these scraps to make a quilt.  I mean, what are the pros and cons of using this material?

I know it'll pill up a little, but Idk.

Thank you!
6  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Beef Tonkatsu on: December 12, 2010 11:14:30 PM
This sounds sound good!
I offer you 2 options: either you come to my house immediately, or you tell me how you made this yummy meal!

Aaaaahhhh!!!  Well it was really easy!   

2 cups of water
1.5 cups of medium grain rice
-Bring water to a boil, put in rice and let it cook for 18-20 minutes. 

Green beans:
Place in a bowl with some water, and steam them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Beef Tonkatsu:
[this is just like a chicken fried steak.]
1lb of cube steak.  Cut into a size that will fit ontop of your ricebowl.  [the stuff I got was already cut to fit I guess]
-dip in flour [AP flour]
-dip in eggwash [2 eggs and some milk... like 2 tbsp.  Put a little pepper in it too~]
-fry the tonkatsu in oil.
-take tonkatsu out, sprinkle some salt on it.
-after 3-5 minutes, cut into strips and place it ontop of rice.

The gravy was just beef bullion and of course the corn starch slurry. : )

Hahaha if you live within 100 miles of me I'd come : O
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Beef Tonkatsu on: December 12, 2010 09:51:01 PM
So today I made what I'd like to call beef tonkatsu:

It was super yummy, and cost about $6.75 to serve two people.  It was rather expensive, but these were HUGE HUGE portions. 

This meal included:
Steamed Medium grain rice
Beef Tonkatsu [Chicken fried cube steak]
Green beans
Brown Gravy [not pictured]

I'm stuffed.  I hope the picture fills you all up too! <3
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Ironing... on: December 12, 2010 09:39:30 PM
Well, growing up I never used an iron.  I just didn't care.  I was fairly active [playing outside until I was about 16.]  I'd wear my clothes rollerskating, skateboarding and whatever... so I figured that there was no point in ironing if I'd just go and rip a hole in them anyway.   Well I guess I cant lie.  I used to iron my money, haha.

Anyway, so I'm away at college, and before I came up here my mom gave me an Iron.  It was a cheap $7 dollar iron from walmart.  I remember looking at it with an "are you kidding" face.  Well anyway to the point...  I loved that iron.  Since going up to school I've had more space to work on my sewing [A whole apartment compared to an 12x9 bedroom.], and its been extremely helpful.  Ironing is great!  I even iron my clothes now!  People want me to iron their stuff too! [but I'm not THAT excited about it, I wont iron their stuff]

So when I sew, I have this habit of frantically stuffing fabric back into this container I keep it all in.  I'll slightly open the lid and stuff the fabric in there.   My big project now, is going through and ironing all my fabric.  I'm  was seriously having a good time until my boyfriend tripped over the cord, causing the iron to fall and split wide open.  So, I went to walmart and upgraded to a $10 dollar iron!  I love this thing even more so than my old iron!

Anyway, so I was wondering if anyone else likes ironing?  Is it odd that a 23 year old likes to iron?  I've always felt like it was an old person thing, but I guess until you've put an ironed shirt or pair of pants on you wont really understand!

My grandmother has a Rowenta Iron and is in love with it.  Maybe the love of ironing is in the genes. : O
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Simple Apron on: December 10, 2010 08:00:45 PM
I love the print you chose. ...and the belt makes the apron more man-friendly. I love it.

I didnt even think about that regarding the closure.  Now that its been brought up, I agree!  I like the fabric!  Haha its uphostery fabric!
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Cosplay costume Cure White on: December 10, 2010 03:47:11 AM
best part:  No wig!!!

I <3 cosplays were I dont have to wear a wig!  I totally understand the feeling!
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