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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Ring Bearer Pillow on: August 07, 2013 04:29:16 PM
What Craftster means to me is.... inspiration! There are so many amazing crafters here, I am always inspired to try something new.

My future sister in law is getting married this October.  In our conversations recently about what she still needed for the wedding she mentioned the ring bearer pillow.  I offered to make her a pillow, why spend a fortune when you can make it yourself Smiley. I am super happy with how it turned out, I can't wait to give it to the bride!

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Baby Blanket on: August 12, 2012 02:47:04 PM
I am not sure if this is in the right place so I apologize if not.

A friend at work was having his first child so I made this blanket for him and his wife and their daughter Sophie.  The front is soft flannel and is backed with minky dots in pale yellow.

C&C welcome Smiley
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Gathered Clutch on: August 12, 2012 02:43:26 PM
Made my sister this gathered clutch as a surprise, she loved it!  I used the Noodlehead tutorial, it was so easy to follow.




C&C welcome Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first skirt on: August 12, 2012 02:38:58 PM
I had a bridal shower to attend but could not find anything that I liked at the mall so I decided to just make myself a skirt.  This is the first skirt I have made, I drafted the pattern myself using various tutorials online for reference.  I also added lining as the fabric on it's own was a little see through.  when I make another one I will use smaller elastic for the waistband, I am a little unhappy about the width. The cami and cardigan are from NY&Co and is what I wore with it. 

Skirt getting hem prepared:

Finished Skirt

C&C welcome Smiley
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tote Bag on: July 07, 2012 05:11:27 PM
Finally got around to making the tote bag that I bought material for 2 years ago.  I used the same pattern that I drafted for the tote posted here - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410964.0.  It has both a pocket on both the outside and inside.


C&C welcome! Cheesy
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tote bag for sisters B-day on: July 04, 2012 11:04:26 AM
I made this tote bag for my sister for her birthday. I am very pleased with how it turned out and she loved it! Smiley

I drafted the pattern myself, it took only 4 hours total to make, which for me is not bad, lol.  JoAnne Fabric was having a killer sale so this cost me next to nothing to make.  I bought everything I needed to make this plus some other stuff for less than the regular cost of 1 yard of the outer fabric, score!



C&C welcome. Cheesy
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Bow Clutch on: April 09, 2012 06:37:13 PM
Just whipped this up today as a gift for my sister.  She had pinned it on Pinterest and lucky me the blog it linked to had a tutorial (\http://www.elmstreetlife.com/2012/02/diy-bow-clutch-sewing-tutorial.html).  Other than making a huge mistake when attaching the zipper to the liner (did it backwards Roll Eyes) it went pretty smoothly. This was my first time sewing a zipper, the tutorial had excellent instructions to follow. Excuse the crappy cell pics, was to excited to post and to lazy to get my good camera out. Cheesy

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / PJ Pants (first ever pair of pants!) on: September 05, 2011 03:09:08 PM
I wanted something comfy and warm to lounge around in this winter, what is more comfortable than flannel PJ pants!  I made these using the Simplicity 2061 pattern.  Joanne was running a sale and the pattern cost 0.99 cents, score!  They are the fist pair of pants that I have ever sewn and the first clothing article I have finished (I have a jacket from Simply Chic but it is not done yet).  They are not perfect - the side seam of the casing and the pants do not line up but it is really not that noticeable and for some reason the one pocket doesn't sit flat.  Other than those 2 things they turned out good and I am happy!  I plan on making another pair in a really cute monkey fabric that I also purchased on sale.

As always C&C welcome! Smiley
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Receiving Quilt (IMG Heavy) on: August 01, 2011 07:07:30 PM
This is the first quilt I have done and although it is not perfect I am so proud of it! 

This is a gift for a colleague who is expecting her 1st child.  I was very lucky that my sister's MIL had a walking foot that would work on my machine as I do not own one yet.  I don't want to give it back, I don't know how I got along without one for so long! Grin  I used the freezer paper method for the applique.  I have never used this technique before and I have to say it is an awesome trick, so much easier than I had thought it would be. Mitering the corners drove me insane, they are not perfect but I think they turned out pretty good. Now on to the pictures...



Closeup of back


Comments and criticism welcome!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Northern Pintail on: January 14, 2011 05:37:48 PM
I took this picture today at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. My husband is the photography nut in the family and is way more skilled then I will ever be.  I posted this because I am so proud that I took this picture (the hubby was shocked when he saw the picture and impressed which is a huge compliment  Cheesy)!

C&C welcome

Also not sure if this is in the correct area, so I apologize if not. Smiley

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