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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Cavegirl Katie on: November 04, 2009 12:16:12 PM
Here's a Halloween costume I made for my super-glam little sister.  It's basically three fleece tubes - two small ones for the legs with some shaping around the feet, and a larger one for the body with some shaping around the waist and hips (plus an asymmetric neckline).  Made from polar fleece so no hemming needed!  Done in about an hour in my kitchen!!  Cheesy

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Many and varied bags (lots of pics) on: October 30, 2009 08:40:11 AM
Thanks  Grin  Glad you like it as you provided the inspiration! 

Yes, the fourth bag is Ikea fabric - I'm ever-present in the local Ikea fabric department........!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / A couple of bits for a friends new arrival on: October 30, 2009 06:57:41 AM
My friend is having her second baby, and I have to say, rather selfishly, that I'm glad it's a girl, as I got to break out the dress patterns!  Don't get me wrong, her little boy is lovely  Kiss (and looked very handsome in the jacket that I knit for him, but there was no room for flowers and frills, and now there is!! Grin

So, here are my efforts:

A little Simplicity dress

And the ubiquitous Itty Bitty Baby Dress from Made by Rae!

C & C more than welcome Smiley
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Many and varied bags (lots of pics) on: October 30, 2009 06:52:36 AM
So, I have been at the machine again this week in prep for Christmas and all the gift-giving involved!  Here are the latest efforts. 

Thanks to the inspiration of Ravengirl103 I went looking for some of this fantastic material like hers, and was able to find exactly the same; this is what I made, using a Simplicity pattern (sorry I don't know the number, but I'm at work and it's at home..... Undecided)

The next one is a 'Margaret' bag (http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/11/margaret-sling-bag.html) for my Mum for Xmas

Next up is a 'Phoebe' bag (http://artsycraftybabe.typepad.com/tutorials/phoebe_bag.pdf) for my Aunt

And then some Buttercups for various people (sisters in law, cousins etc!)

This is the original size with a Yoyo for decoration:

This is 141% (I think....):

And this one is 141% too:

C & C more than welcome!    Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hoodie/Turtle Neck.....Hurtle neck? on: October 26, 2009 03:21:21 AM
That's my kind of top - I love it - and it looks great on you!  Grin
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sugar Skull Tote on: October 23, 2009 03:03:26 AM
I loved this so much that I went on a misson to my local market looking for some fabric that might be half as good as this one - well, I found some the same  Smiley  Smiley  Smiley  So pleased!  (It was a real shock as I'm in the UK and this fabric is an American design, but I found a guy at the local market who does trips to Dallas to pick up fabric supplies - I'll be back there a lot, I can see!!!  If anyone's interested, it was in Leeds market.) 

Thanks for the inspiration Ravengirl103!  Grin
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sugar Skull Tote on: October 21, 2009 01:49:16 AM
Gorgeous!  The fabric combination works really well!  Smiley
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: frog cat door on: October 20, 2009 07:24:37 AM
This is great!   Smiley  I'm loving watching your home come together - it's making me very envious; you have such great, creative ideas!!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Three new bags! (Pic heavy...) on: October 20, 2009 01:24:59 AM
Could you please tell me how you did the button.

Thanks so much for the comments - the fabrics are all Ikea apart from the black & white polka dots.  The buttons are these:

(I hope the link works, if not, search Hemline Self Cover Buttons, 38mm)

They were really easy to use - they took minutes to put together.

Thanks lorizathm for the tips about zippers - they really do scare me but I'm determined to have a go now!  The tute looks nice and easy to follow, which is always what I need! 

I hope you come up with the perfect project for the fabrics!  Grin
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Three new bags! (Pic heavy...) on: October 19, 2009 09:22:07 AM
In a fit of organisation I've decided to get ready for Christmas early this year, so have been sewing bags for all the female relatives.  They're getting handmade whether they like it or not!!  I used this tutorial (http://www.tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2006/06/shoulder_bag_tu.html) for this first one, but I fiddled with the measurements a little bit.

I used one of those 'cover your own' buttons

Sorry for the blur...  One day I'll be skilled enough to put a zip pocket in there - they scare me at the moment!

The second bag was made from this tute (http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/11/margaret-sling-bag.html)

The pleating was a little fiddly, but I think it came out quite nice!

I have to say that I'm massively grateful to people who take the time and effort to produce tutorials  Smiley

This last effort was something I knocked together late last night, with no pattern, or idea where it was going to end once I'd started it!  I have just discovered piping, but am still to master it, hence the very wonky corners and puckering!  (Oh, and no handle yet........)

Thanks for looking.  Any comments and tips welcome  Smiley
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