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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Granny Bag on: November 10, 2011 03:01:19 AM
I finally got around to making something from "Carry Me" by Yuka Koshizen after buying the book about a year ago. This is the Granny Bag made with Michael Miller "Prom" fabric.

It's a huge bag. About 16" by 17" not including the handles.

Plenty of room for shopping trips!

And a really roomy pocket with a zip to keep the important stuff safe.

I love this fabric, took just about the whole metre for the outside. My favourite is this cheeky girl spiking the punch bowl!

Totally going to get stuck in to some more patterns from this book now! Cheesy
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Henchman Number 24 from Venture Bros. on: October 19, 2011 03:16:45 AM
Here's the Henchman 24 doll I made. It's all hand sewn using craft felt. I pretty much eyeballed the pattern from pics I found on the internet. It was a gift for my brother who absolutely loves Venture Bros. I'm supposed to be working on Number 21 next so he has someone to hang out with. Smiley

Only my second time doing something like this so it probably looks a little rough close up but I think I'm getting better the more I try. Craftster has proved to be a great resource for tips and inspiration.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Two new dresses. The same, but different. on: October 18, 2011 03:19:10 PM
Once I find a pattern I like I tend to make like a million of them. I love the way these ones turned out and I reckon they will be coming along to all the summer music festivals this year.

Collars and sleeves to keep the sun away from my way-too-pale-for-queensland skin Tongue

These patches I made myself with fabric markers and scrap fabric.

The pattern is an old Style 2705  Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / That 80s Dress on: June 11, 2011 05:26:08 AM
You might say I'm a little obsessed with retro fashion... I love the sleeves on this dress and had been wanting to make it up for a while. The fabric I got on the cheap from a little place that gets leftover bolts from uniform manufacturers and other sources. It's very slippery, shiny and totally synthetic. It's funny to think some poor soul probably had to wear a blouse made out out of this to work many years ago.

I added a chunky gold zip to the back.

I wore it out for a night on the town with my bestie. My hair looks a little crazy cos we may have had some shots and danced to 80s tunes...

Thanks for looking at my new dress. Let me know what you think of it. Smiley

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Blue Sky, Blue Dress on: May 27, 2011 11:10:39 PM
I am slowly working my way through the hundreds of patterns I acquired some years ago. I've been meaning to make this one up for quite some time now. It turned out great and I've now decided I need more blue dresses in my life. Smiley

As much as I hate princess seams and these dresses that have multiple panel pieces, I just keep coming back for more because the fit is so beautiful. It's fully lined as well so I basically had to make the whole thing twice then stitch it to the facing. Shocked

It may be winter here but it is such fantastic weather outside today!

Here is the pattern I used. It looks very 80s/90s in the picture but I was going for more of a 50s look with my version and styling. How did I go?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Care Bear Dress on: March 24, 2011 03:16:08 PM
I got this fabric in a swap ages ago and couldn't decide how to use it! I was inspired by N30Nb100d's post from a while back and finally got around to making my own Care Bear Dress.

So I didn't go full Care Bear, just the bodice. The tulle is attached to the lining at the bottom giving it a tiny bit of fullness.

The lining is separate for the bodice and skirt part.

And now some lovely, blurry cell phone pics of me wearing it!  Tongue

Hanging around in the grocery store parking lot, like I'm 17 and not actually 27!

This was so much fun to make and wear. I think I will try and find more novelty fabric like this. The white parts actually glow in the dark, if I can find out a good way photograph it I'll add another pic. Thanks for looking!  Smiley

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cute little Alice bag on: March 08, 2011 01:42:38 PM
It's my bestie's birthday on the weekend and I put this little bag together for her. She is totally into Alice in Wonderland and I remembered I had this bit of fabric in my stash, so it worked out quite well.

It's made from cotton fabric and every piece has some fusible interfacing on it so it actually stands up by itself. It measures about 9" tall by 7" wide. The handles are some craft ribbon I also had kicking around in the stash. You may notice the handles are a different pattern. I didn't have enough of either to do both so I made it a "design feature"  Wink

It's the first time I've made a bag like this, just sort of made it up as I went along. How'd I do? Do you think she'll like it?  Cheesy
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Hawaiian Style Summer Dress on: January 18, 2011 02:26:07 PM
I live in Brisbane, Australia and pretty much all Summer it has been cold and rainy. Then we had a flood. But the tides are receding and we finally have some hot, sunny weather again. Like 95 degrees (Fahrenheit) hot! I plan on enjoying what's left of Summer and making more dresses   Cheesy

Here is my latest. Let me know what you think  Smiley

The belt I bought on sale at Barkins.

9  COOKING / Dessert / Candy Bar Cupcakes on: November 05, 2010 05:24:22 AM
Check out these amazing cupcakes! They taste so good and were incredibly easy to make.

I used a Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge cake mix and 4 Mars bars but you could use any candy bar that you like. The cake mix has to be pretty dense I think to contain the chocolatey goodness inside. 

Get your muffin/cupcake tray ready, make up the cake mix and cut your candy bars into small pieces.

Put one spoonful of mixture into each case and gently pop the piece of candy bar on top.

Top it off with another spoonful making sure you leave a bit of room for it to rise when baking.

Your cat may wonder what the heck you're doing.

I probably baked it for a little longer than I normally would because I was a bit worried about it being gooey on the bottom. Looks like it turned out ok!


Seriously delicious, even without frosting.

Thanks for looking. If you have any questions or comments feel free to let me know Smiley

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 50s Swing Dress on: August 01, 2010 12:43:39 AM
Hi! Here is the fabulous dress I made for Greazefest this weekend. I made it in a 50s swing dress style but sadly did not get to dance. I did however have an awesome time, saw some great bands and got like a million ideas for dresses I want to make.

The dress is made of some polka dot cotton that has a little bit of stretch in it and is fully lined with a regular center back zip. The sleeves are part of the front/back pieces then there is a separate piece under the arms as well. I didn't finish that part particularly well but since it's under the arms and hidden I didn't mind so much.

This bag was made by Psycho Sue! I love it so much and it totally matched my hair-piece and necklace.

I also made my lovely friend's dress. Originally posted here; https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354790.msg4148927#msg4148927

Thanks for checking out my dresses Smiley
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