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1  Re: Rainbow meditaion ornaments W/TUTORIAL in Completed Projects by PeanutPaterooski on: September 22, 2009 04:19:44 PM
I figured out the folding....This might help.

Also, once they are folded, you need to tape the loose side to the whole. That is how to keep it in one shape.

Fold all on one side of the paper. Don't flip the paper.

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2  DAMN YOU Tree of Life Pendants! Damn you to HELL! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PeanutPaterooski on: August 01, 2009 01:13:32 AM
You have haunted me...especially you pearl ones. You made me want you and I resisted. I resisted you like I resisted Kanzashi....as long as I could. But I could not escape the bandwagon. I had to have you.

You made me cut up a stretchy cheap faux pearl necklace, damn you!

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3  My first Kanzashi in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PeanutPaterooski on: July 30, 2009 05:48:35 PM
I am giving complete and total credit for these to PetalMixer. Totally my inspiration to try it.

I am NOT a trinket or jewelry person. I sew. But I absolutely LOVE what you guys do. I am in love with the tree of life pendants and of course, the kanzashi.

So, here are my first 3.  I sewed them rather than glued, then hot glued them to the frame and used fabric covered pennies for the centers.

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4  Breakin' her in in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by PeanutPaterooski on: July 25, 2009 10:22:41 PM
2 dresses, 5 quilt blocks, and a tailoring job where i altered a size 14 dress into a size 4 skirt for a friend on Laverne. She's downright dreamy. I like her better than the Stitch Bitch....if only she could zig zag.....but stilll.....what a nice night. She sewed thru studded fabric like it was nothing.

not the best pictures, but i am tired after all that sewing.  I assure you, the hangers, and lack of ironing, and lack of model isn't doing them justice. I suppose I could try to talk my son into modeling but I am certain he'd say "hell no". He'll only play dress form when the camera is far, far away ;-)
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5  Re: Laverne....Now restored with pictures! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by PeanutPaterooski on: July 17, 2009 06:18:19 PM

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6  Re: Laverne....Now restored with pictures! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by PeanutPaterooski on: July 17, 2009 06:16:12 PM

So I talked my kid into taking some pictures of Laverne, now that she is all restored. He's got a great eye for photography.

Enjoy my sew porn. Presenting....LAVERNE:

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7  Re: Sewing Isn't Just for Grandmas and Mommies!! (a young crafter rant) in Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions by PeanutPaterooski on: July 16, 2009 02:08:14 PM
I don't generally post pictures of myself. even more rarely do i post pictures of my son.

But for this post....

This is us. In all our weird, punk rock, angry, tattooed, childish glory.

I'm 33. He's 19. That's not the point.

I've been crafty since I was a munchkin. I've encouraged his creativity every single day. Except for when he was living with dad, he's been out of trouble, spare a few fights, for it.

He sews. On a machine and by hand. He paints on cloth and makes his own punk rock patches. He crochets and knits. He cuts and folds paper. He stencils. He mends his own clothes. He quilts. He made his friend a black baby blanket with a skull on it, and his son his first black onsie with a punk rock patch. He makes tams for his dreadlocks. He knows how to cross stitch but doesn't like doing it because it frustrates him.

He's pretty fucking amazing, and rivals my craftiness. He's a master dumpster diver. He also restores furniture and electronics, irons like a professional, and is a master housekeeper.

I'm damn proud of my kid. He's pretty cool if you ask me. Completely teenage boy, plays guitar, skateboards, loves fast cars and loud music and pretty girls. Makes incredibly cool stuff with a sewing machine or a crochet hook. Or a blowtorch and some metal. Or a sharpie and a dumpster wall.

Me? I posted this before and I'll post it again. I like tea cozies and amigurumi too, but i am a skulls and rockabilly girl mingled with hippy and Buddhism. I am a mix of punk and pretty. I call it ecclectic. I like it all. I wear my tattoos with pride and my home made clothes.

F*** em. If I listened to what people said about me, thought about me, i'd never leave my home. Only things I listen to today are me, my truth, god, my son and the people I know care.  The rest, well unless they are speaking my truth too, screw them. I ain't got time....too busy crafting =).


PS - You should see the looks my son and I get at JoAnns. I think they think we are going to rob the place. Also, pretty much everywhere we go, people guess we are dating, or brother and sister. They are freaked out to find out he is my son. Offended even. Many are offended just by how we look. The blue-hairs at hobby lobby literally shudder every time we come in. When he goes by himself they brace as if they are about to impact for a crash landing. He is raised to be polite, and kind. But I have had to grab him by the ear more than once for giving lip to someone for giving him a snide comment or look because he has chosen to express his individuality very openly.  I tell him if this is how he wants to look, then he must bear the cross of comments and looks. He really gets fired up when they say something about me, or his girlfriend tho. But again, I have to remind him, we make our choices.

Do I think its right for people to open their pie holes? Absolutely not. But I didn't raise a violent man. I didn't raise a criminal. And I didn't raise a weakling. I raised a proud individual who can walk anywhere any free man can, and who can look or be anything he wants without fear. I'll be damned to hell if some blue-hair who thinks he has to be a 70 year old tea drinking woman to quilt will take that from him.
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8  Laverne....Now restored with pictures! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by PeanutPaterooski on: July 12, 2009 12:42:36 AM
Check this honey out....i'm picking it up tomorrow. $15. So excited.

Love me some craigslist.

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9  }=( pattern layout and cutting for jersey help....grrrrrrrr. in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by PeanutPaterooski on: July 07, 2009 03:46:53 PM
I am very, very frustrated.

I cannot get this stupid, f'ing, g.d. jersey to lay out the way the picture shows.

Here is the pattern layout.

I understand the logic: fold one to fit piece 7, fold the other to fit 2+5 and leave a single width for an addition piece 5 plus gap.

The problem lies in the fact that the jersey will NOT cooperate to lay this way. I cannot get the folds straight. It rolls on the selvages, sticks together and won't refold easily, refuses to stay right, wrinkles weirdly, won't hold a pressed fold. 

Help me obiwan, before I set this pattern and fabric on fire.
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10  Re: Let's see your sewing machine!! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by PeanutPaterooski on: July 07, 2009 02:24:47 PM
Here is Stitch Bitch #1:

Brother Sister ls-2125i

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