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1  A purse with wings in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by afc on: January 21, 2012 01:19:13 PM
Few days ago was my best friend's birthday and I made her an special gift: a purse with a pair of jeans she had given to me (they were new but she didn't use them because of the size and I didn't like bottoms with wings! LOL).

I made different patterns (at least three) in order to adjust wings size to purse shape... and at last I found the one I show you!
Wings are a flap that goes from the bottom rear part to the front.

Back part:

Front part:

Front pockets are still pockets!

Inside look:

All the denim I've used comes from this pair of trousers.

Last wensday I deliver the purse and when my friend was opening the present I was really scared "If she doesn't like it at all"... but my friend turned out to be very happy!!

What to you think about my purse??

Thanks for reading!  Smiley
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2  8-Pocket Jewelry in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by afc on: January 07, 2012 01:59:11 PM
Some days ago, I found an interesting item in this webside and decided to make my own version. The original one was from omgmarissa (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367826.0)

This is the result:

The small balls are decorative and also can be used to adjust the ribbons.

Thanks for reading  Smiley

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3  Monster bookmark in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by afc on: December 24, 2011 09:55:16 AM
Hi there,

I want to introduce you my little monsters. Don't be afraid of them! They are good monster and help readers not to lose their mark.

So, this is what it works: the monster bites the corner of a page and it will fix to it till you need it!!

A close look of the blue monster

I've done lots of them...

And finally a picture of the whole group!!

If you like it and want to make them, here you have a tutorial I've found; http://nheilke.com/blog/?p=2628

Thanks for reading!  Cheesy
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4  Earring cactus in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by afc on: March 27, 2011 12:07:44 PM

I want to introduce you my cactus. I saw the idea in a webside and I liked so much! So, I made one as a birthday's present ... and it was a success.  I also did a pair of earring and tadaaaaaa:

The flowerpot is used for the rear part of some earrings. The fabric used here is felt.

And a last pic of the cactus back  Wink

Thanks for reading!
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5  My new scottish dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by afc on: March 27, 2011 09:33:36 AM
Hey there!
Some weeks ago a friend of mine gave me a dress and a shirt. I liked booth but she is bigger than me, so I must to make them smaller. And I did it!! although I added some creativity... and the result is my new Scottish dress  Grin

These are the previous items:

A detail of sleeves and neck:

A closer look of the flounce (I only added the Scottish fabric):

(I know the pics are pretty bad...sorry about that!  Embarrassed)

I'm happy with the result... what do you think about it?? any suggestion??

Thanks for watching! Cool
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6  Re: Trapeze boots in Shoes: Completed Projects by afc on: January 23, 2011 01:48:51 AM
Hi! thanks for the comment.
These boots were one of my first project and I didn't have any kind of experience in shoemaking... so I'm sure you can do them!!

I didn't have any pattern. What I did was using lots of newspaper sheets because I made a pattern, I tried on my own leg and most of the time I ended trowing it away, ha ha.

Some information that can be helpful is:
- These boots have three parts: tongue, leg and sole.
- Tongue must be larger than the leg and it has to be wide.
- Leg hat to fit really well on your own leg, otherwise it could pull down while practising trapeze. I recommend you to make a leg a little bit narrower so you can adjust it with shoelaces. (My shoelaces are eachone 3 meters long!... because the more holes you make the better tightening you have). Ah! one important thing (that I didn't do) is that the leg has to reach the upper part of your twin (I don't know the name of this muscle in English, sorry) just under your knee.
- The sole is the easier part. Its shape is like a bracelet for the feed but it must not cover toes and heel.

Here you have a pair of pics of different angles... I hope I've been helpful... : )

From the back:

Its profile:

The tongue:

One close picture (I don't use all the holes for the shoelaces because I would need 6 metres of them and 30 minutes to put the boots on!)
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7  Colorful cushion in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by afc on: January 15, 2011 12:37:58 PM
Last Xmas I made something new: a cushion. I chose a very soft fabric and colorful ribbons! I've never sewed ribbons but I like how they look.
If you want to try it, one tip: don't use pins to hold the ribbon. I made it and I had so many pins I wasn't able to sew!! so, what I did was punting only on tip at the beginning and I held the ribbon with my fingers at the same time I turned the fabric in order to make a rounded shape.
This is the result.



What do you think??

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8  snowmen, another version in Winter Holidays by afc on: December 27, 2010 03:15:31 PM
Some days ago, I saw this interesting topic https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365508.0 and I decided that this would be the present I would give to my relatives on Xmas (I prefer to make something than writting a postcard...).
I made eleven snowmen and I must to say that I need lots of patience because each cap takes a lot of time. For the face I used egg-shaped porex and added coloured pins as eyes. I add too a little missage wishing everybody a happy Xmas.

This is the whole group of snowmen

A close look of the nicest snowman Wink

My relatives were quite shocked by the present. They liked it very much  Smiley
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9  I have a fly in my toilet kit!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by afc on: December 27, 2010 03:02:49 PM
Last week my friends and I celebrated Xmas and we made a dinner. We were supposed to take a present so I decided to create it. I thought a toilet kit could be useful for anyone (we didn't know who would have each present) and I tried to make something a little different, funny and unisex. So, this is what I made.

The fly's idea came to my mind when I tried to make a draw with the ribbon and I found it cool. The fly's body would be made with a rolled up ribbon but the wings hat to be more delicate, so I sewed them... Here you have a close look of the fly.

The inside of the toilet kit was made with a waterproof fabric.

Thanks for being there and happy new year!!
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10  Dog raincoat in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by afc on: December 11, 2010 08:36:48 AM
Hey there!
Some time ago a colleague told me, that she had problems to find a raincoat for her dog. She wears a harness and standard raincoat holes didn't fit with it. So I thought of making her a new one.
The design I chose was rather simple (I looked some pictures in Internet) but the most difficult part was making it without the model (the dog was at her home and I only had her measurements) and trying to imagine how she would fill it.
And that's the result!!

Both, my colleague and her dog, were quite satisfied with the green raincoat. So do I!  Smiley

Here some more pics:

That chair helped me when I tried to imagine the raincoat on the dog.

If you want to make a raincoat, this picture can be helpful:

I made the raincoat without the harness hole and my colleague draw me where she wanted it. And I made it:

Finally a close look of the hole and the fastener.

One tip: if you want to sew Velcro, put the Velcro facing the lower side of your sewingmachine. Otherwise you will have problems with the thread tension.

Thanks for reading!

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