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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Invitations for 2 Year Old's Birthday Party on: April 04, 2009 02:55:28 PM
I decided to make some invitations this year for my daughter's 2nd birthday.  I sewed on some fabric scraps to cute paper and then glued them to pre-cut blank invitations I got on sale at Michael's.  I think they turned out cute.  Here's one of them:

There are some other fabric and paper combinations here on my blog:http://sugarbiscuit.blogspot.com/2009/04/invitations.html.

Thanks for looking!

PS She's going to be 2 on April 7th, and the worm the bird is holding is a "2" in case you can't tell.

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / 1st project: Alphabet Sampler, now with Transfer Pattern! on: February 11, 2009 02:27:02 PM

Yea!  I think I like embroidery after all.  This is my first completed project (besides just little doodles learning the basic stitches).

Now, what am I supposed to do with this?  It's about the size of a regular sheet of paper on natural muslin.  Any ideas?

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / New hat for the lil blue-eyed monkey! on: October 19, 2008 09:41:56 PM
I made my 19 month old daughter a new hat.  Cute, huh?  I have a hard time resisting blue because her eyes are so blue;  it does create issues with people thinking she's a boy, but I don't mind.

Sorry that one's sideways.  I was in a hurry when I posted it on my blog (I had roughly 17 seconds of free time) and haven't had a strong enough desire to fix it yet.  Tongue

Oh, that's her hat from last year laying there on the floor, after the puppies chewed off the pom-pom.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Dress from Vintage Pattern on: October 15, 2008 10:02:02 AM
My MIL gave in and let me take a huge stack of her vintage baby dress patterns, ranging from the 1940's to the 70's, collected from various family members over the years.  It spurred my obsession with vintage patterns, and I also purchased a lot on ebay.  This dress I made for a friend's wedding.  I found the fabric at Joann's (Tracy Porter), and it was selected to match the cutest little orange squeaker mary janes.

I really need to dress her back up and get a better picture.  The photographer at the wedding did get a couple of really nice shots which I have ordered, but they are not here yet.  For now, this is the only shot I have.

I'm sending you to my blog to see the pictures because I am at work right now (shhh...don't tell anyone) and have a limited time to post this.  Enjoy:

Okay, I got a minute to grab the URL of the pictures off my blog:
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / White Vinyl with Swirly Bird Cutout on: July 27, 2006 01:04:41 PM
Wow,  I'm a little nervous!  This is the first bag I've posted.  I've actually made about 10 purses now, but this is the first one I've actually remembered to take photos of before gifting or using!

It's made of medium weight white vinyl I purchased on closeout at a local fabric store, and lined with quilting cotton.  I have quite the stash of fat quarters and have had this swirly fabric for about 5 years now, waiting for just the right use. 

It's a square bottom, based on the jordy bag with a slight a-line taper and curved top.

The closure is a magnetic snap.  I put a small piece of transparency sheet behind the snap, then sewed the lining and vinyl around the snap.  Otherwise, the super stong magnetic snap will eventually tear the fabric (I learned this from trial and error).  I am hoping the transparency is strong enough to prevent this!

Here's a closeup of the bird.  I cut  out the vinyl with an exacto knife, then cut out the cotton, and then fused the two with double-sided fusible web, then machine stiched really close to the edge.

I found that when I had to sew with the vinyl side out, I could just sew over a piece of regular paper to keep it from sticking to the machine, then just tear of the paper (like paper piecing for quilting).

What do you think?
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Multi-colored hat with "ribbing" on: January 12, 2005 12:05:35 PM
Here's my latest crocheted hat.  My husband says he doesn't like it but all the girl-friends do.  Something about the color.  I crocheted concentric rings (i.e. I turned at the end of each row).  There is a "seam" but I've gotten really good at hiding them, your average non-crocheter can't find it!   I used a woven stitch, which is *half double chain, chain one* repeated for a row, then * hdc in each chain, chain one* for the next row.  When I got to the last three rows, I continued the pattern but in the back loop only so there is a "ribbing".

Here's the hat on:

Here's the hat off so you can see the stiches a little better:

What do you think?
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