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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Horsehair Bracelet on: August 22, 2010 09:20:33 PM
Thank you!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Horsehair Bracelet on: August 22, 2010 02:02:54 AM
I hope I am putting this in the right category, but it is jewelery after all...
I recently made a bracelet out of my horse's tail hair. I thought I'd post it here because when I got the idea I couldn't find a tutorial on the web. 
I don't know anything about making jewelery and I am sure there is a more elegant way to do this but this is very quick and simple and definitely suitable for beginners  Smiley. A bracelet like this would be a lovely keepsake for any horse lover!

Just braid a few strands of tail or mane hair together, glue the ends so the braid won't come undone, put the ends of the braid in a clasp and add some more glue...done!

I've been wearing my bracelet constantly for weeks and so far it is very durable and I am very happy with it.
There is a pretty detailed tutorial on my blog with pictures as well: http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/horsehair-bracelet-tutorial/
I hope this encourages other horse lovers to make their own bracelets!

Thanks for looking  Cheesy
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Handquilted Little Folks Quilt on: June 07, 2010 12:03:34 PM
So pretty! I was fondling this fabric last week... it is gorgeous. I was trying to figure out what to make with it, not considering that I could quilt with it... it is so light. That's great to hear that it's not slippery!
Do make a quilt with it! Seriously, this quilt is the softest and nicest I have ever felt, voile totally rocks for quilting!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pleated skirt on: June 07, 2010 12:01:38 PM
Thank you all!

But I'm still too scared to try buttonholes so I wimped out and put in a zipper. lol. 
That's funny, I'm scared of zippers!  Cheesy

I love your machine.  I'm so jealous!
I love it too, I still can't believe my luck that it's both beautiful and works great!
Everyone, get a treadle, you'll love 'em!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pleated skirt on: June 03, 2010 12:49:32 PM
Thanks so much everyone!!!

Is it a wrap skirt?
Hm, I don't exactly know what a wrap skirt is. It's basically just one rectangle sewn together at the side, pleated and closes with 3 buttons on that side...I was too lazy to even make it 2 pieces of fabric, which would have been neater.

Very nice (the buttonholes are also impeccable - I can't believe you did them by hand!)
I've been doing quite a lot of buttonholes lately and it's incredible how soon they start to look nice! It's really a practice thing! After a couple of them it's not hard at all to get them neat looking, especially with embroidery thread, because it is a bit thicker. It's also nice work to do while watching a DVD in the evening  Grin

And I'm uber-jealous that you have a treadle machine
I got my grandmas treadle a couple of months ago and it's been my only machine since. I can really recommend getting one if you can, I love love love sewing on it!! I blogged about it with pictures too, if you want to see it: http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/isnt-she-a-beauty/
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Handquilted Little Folks Quilt on: June 03, 2010 12:41:48 PM
Thank you  Smiley I didn't really measure it, but it's roughly 140x180cm, my boyfriend is holding it over his head in the picture. I don't know what that's in inches though, sorry   Wink
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pleated skirt on: June 02, 2010 10:42:07 PM
I like buying clearance fabrics and just trying out stuff with them. This light blue striped cotton fabric was 1/m, so I bought tons of it  Grin. It is a heavier weight than I usually like for clothing, so I thought I'd make a skirt with it.
I just cut off a big rectangle and played around with different pleating methods and the final result is this:

I'm really happy with how it turned out, it fits me really well  Smiley

I sew on a vintage treadle that has no buttonhole feature, so I do my buttonholes by hand with embroidery floss:

With practice they actually look pretty nice and are not as tedious to make as I thought they would be. Cheesy

blogged here: http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/new-blue-skirt/

Thanks for looking Smiley
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Handquilted Little Folks Quilt on: June 02, 2010 10:34:37 PM
I love Anna Maria Horners Little Folks Voile fabrics, they are so pretty and sooo soft! After making this quilt with them I only want to do quilts with voile   Grin. The fabrics were very easy to sew with also, not slippery at all!

I like making quilts with only simple squares, especially with those fabrics!
This is the back, a neutral light blue:

I handquilted it with embroidery floss in different colors:

blogged here: http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/little-folks-quilt/

Thanks for looking   Smiley
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Elegant Ruffle Pillow + tutorial on: May 28, 2010 11:12:17 PM
Thank you all  Smiley

I'd love to see yours when they're finished, do post them here!!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Elegant Ruffle Pillow + link to tutorial on: May 27, 2010 02:06:18 AM
Hi everyone,

I love making ruffle pillows out of jersey fabric, it's so quick and fun. This one was a gift for a friend:

It is really easy to whip up, all you need is these 4 parts:

Make a ruffle and sew it on, sew it all together (back pieces overlapping) and finished!

There's a more detailed tutorial on my blog: http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/ruffle-pillow-tutorial/

Thanks for looking  Smiley
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