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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Grandchildren Cross Stitch on: December 28, 2014 02:40:26 AM
Thanks everyone! She told me she loved it a couple of times, so I'm pretty sure she liked it Grin

I used this cross stitch family portrait project from Martha Stewart's website as a starting off point and then drew it all out on graph paper and personalised from there.  I had to redraw them a couple of times because it took me a while to get their heights right, and their outfits are all either based on actual outfits that they own or they show something they're interested in/their nicknames, so I spent a lot of time figuring those out too!

The dates are in the format we use in Australia so day first, then month and then year.  The oldest girls birthday is the 21st of March 01, and the youngest is the 1st of Feb 14.  Only the 1st, 3rd and 5th kids are mine, the other 6 belong to my sister in law.  She assures me she's done having kids so hopefully I won't have to open up the frame to add more kids in the future, although there is probably space for a couple more if I have to Tongue
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Grandchildren Cross Stitch on: December 26, 2014 05:13:17 AM
I made this pixel people cross stitch for my mother in law for Christmas.  It has all 9 of her grandchildren and their birthdays listed.

I only thought of it on the 15th of December so it was a bit of a rush drawing the pattern, choosing the colours and then stitching it as fast as I could in amongst all the other christmas stuff I was doing, but it turned out great. I just wish I'd taken better lit photos!

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Monster Bag on: October 08, 2013 05:50:54 AM
Love the teeth!  Smiley
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cross Stitch Project Bag on: October 08, 2013 05:47:47 AM
Thanks everyone!  I've been using it a few weeks now and I'm still kicking myself for not making one sooner Smiley

What did you use for the divider?

The divider is made from a double layer of the same fabric as the lining. I did consider putting a layer of interfacing in it but I didn't want it to be stiff.  It's only there as a barrier to keep my sewing clean, not to give the bag structure.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cross Stitch Project Bag on: September 29, 2013 04:05:12 AM
The other day I decided that I needed something better than a shopping bag to cart my cross stitch projects around in, so I sewed this zippered pouch.  It turned out pretty well considering I was making it up as I went along, and I only had a couple of hours to do it in because I wanted to use it that night.

The finished bag is approximately 12 and a half inches wide, by 13 and a half long.

It's big enough to hold an A4 clipboard, a 9" hoop and the case full of my threads etc
(My current project is a Christmas stocking for one of my kids in case you're wondering)

It's a bit hard to see, but I put a divider in there to keep my hoop separate from everything else so it doesn't get dirty, and there's a pocket on there to put my highlighter and scissors etc in so they're not just floating around in the bottom of the bag.

And this is how it looks with everything in it!

If I make another one I think I'd make it a half inch taller, because it's just a teensy bit tight to zip up when I put the thread case in (I was silly and forgot to factor in how deep the box is into my measurements). But apart from that it's pretty much exactly what I needed so I'm happy Cheesy
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Monster Art Totes for Preschoolers on: August 21, 2010 05:49:20 AM
I have made a couple of bags inspired by this post.

But I wanted mine to be big enough to fit an A4ish sized colouring book, so I used the extra space to add a name.

This was the first one I made, it was for my daughters friend Duke (modelled by my little monkey).

And this is the one I made for my daughter.  Her name is Genevieve, but I cheated  Cheesy

Thanks so much for the inspiration!!  Grin
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: New Wave Guitars on: August 21, 2010 05:15:31 AM
It looks awesome! I love it! Cheesy
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My second quilt! on: August 21, 2010 05:10:39 AM
Awesome! Cheesy
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Piranha Plant Showdown! on: August 20, 2010 09:20:13 PM
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Argh... kids eye patch on: August 15, 2010 03:37:20 AM
Wish I'd thought of something awesome like that when my daughters eye needed to be patched a few years ago!
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