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21  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: 100% Fake (pic heavy) on: September 30, 2010 10:47:32 AM
i saw the naughty too, they are cool though!!
22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Leather Bound Books on: September 29, 2010 03:13:15 PM
love that book, karin, there are loads of tutorials around the internet to show you how, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih36efqxCoc&feature=related this one on you tube is quite clear!! x
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made wallets! Mucho Pics! on: September 27, 2010 02:04:24 PM
ooh cat in the hat!!!! awesome!!
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: advent calendar epic project!! a work in progress on: September 22, 2010 10:55:15 AM
thanks ellarain, i finished two yesterday, only 22 or 23 to go lol, waiting to get my camera back for better photos, i'm not sure i'll get it done by this christmas, do you think we can postpone it for a month or so??
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / advent calendar epic project!! a work in progress new pictures on: September 19, 2010 09:26:00 AM
hiya, this is a totally only just started project, i've started early as i figure it's going to take me a while, my idea started out as being just a simple but lovely advent calendar for my niece who is coming up for two in january, i wanted to make little pockets but it's hard to find suitable small toys for a tot for each pocket and her daddy, my brother, is a chef and very keen on healthy eating and doesn't like her to have too many sweets, so i didn't want to make it with treats.
sooooo... currently my plan is to make a mahoooooosive one with pockets, and a tree sewn on somehow, with little ornaments to hang on the tree every day.
this is where my cunning plan hit its first snag,  though i've already done my pattern for the basic calendar, i thought it would be best to work on the ornaments first to make sure they will fit in the pockets, i tried a myriad of different ways to make my ornaments, fimo, embroidery, fabric painting, fabric pens, card and lots of glue,  a mixture of everything, and nothing was producing anything i was even slightly impressed with, Cry but hurrah, this weekend i think i've had a breakthrough, image transfer paper may just be my saviour!!  Smiley
so on with the
first my basic pencil sketches to work out my sizing and designs followed by hand drawn and painted initial designs, i used watercolours with sparkle as i want it to be quite pastelish to go with their decor:

next i've transferred them onto image transfer paper, and ironed them onto white felt, then cut them out as little circles ready to be embellished with sparkles and suchlike got 18 done so far but not sure if they're all staying:

backs to look kind of like baubles!!

some of the fronts, decorated with beads, more to follow

obviously ideas and comments are welcome, thanks for looking!! Cheesy
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tatted Jewelry on: September 15, 2010 10:10:04 AM
oooh i think i've found a new craft to learn!! bookmarking for later use!! they look great!!
27  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: When you decide to sew a bicycle this is the result** Finished and new pics!** on: August 28, 2010 01:50:00 AM
ah thanks sue, it's good to know peoples thinking behind a project, i saw you'd put it was for tafe but being in the uk i wasn't sure what that was, it's a great interpretation of your brief, and i'm the same with ideas, i have a million and abandon them in favour of others, hope it goes down well on your course!!
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: When you decide to sew a bicycle this is the result** Finished and new pics!** on: August 27, 2010 01:59:04 PM
perhaps you could display it all bent over a shelf in a dali style?? it is awesome, but what made you do it??
29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: new every day bag to go with everything on: August 09, 2010 02:19:02 PM
thanks, me too!!
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / new every day bag to go with everything on: August 09, 2010 01:12:42 PM
ok so i was sick of looking for a new bag, i like a little satchel type but mine was too small  and the ones i liked had straps that were too short, so in a flash of stash inspiration i discovered a big hunk of a nice grey suit type fabric i bought ages ago for the bargain sum of 2.50 the pictures don't do it justice at all the stripe is a slightly greyish pinky colour, so i concocted a quick pattern and made this, it has a massively long strap so i can wear it across my body, for hands free shopping and i lined it with some jazzy cotton stripe i also had in my stash pile, i added a little inside pocket and it fastens with a magnet inside and velcro on the flap, so a total bargain bag too as i had everything in the house already, i also stiffened it up a little with a bit of interfacing but i wanted it to stay quite slouchy!! it doesn't look like it but the stripes do match up perfectly on the front!!

the fabric had the most pretty selvedge so i whipped it off and used it to make some swift rosettes which i have made like little broaches so i can take them off if i get bored of them, the little tab with the eyelet in is just for something to fiddle with and too add a bit of extra interest really. it fits tons of stuff in it as i squared the bottom off, i actually fitted in my huge purse, water bottle, towel and i pod in it the other day to go to the gym!! yay!!

all in all i'm pretty thrilled with it, though on reflection using it this weekend i could have made the strap a little wider as it gets a little uncomfortable if it has too much in it, it doesn't photograph well, so i might change them when i get a chance to take some in decent light!! comments welcome, thanks for looking!!
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