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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Reversible Apron on: December 22, 2013 11:01:54 AM
A coworker asked me if I could make him an apron to give to his fiance for Christmas. I found this fantastic reversible apron tutorial, so I made a practice one first, and after that turned out well, did the real thing. They are doing their kitchen in oranges, and he even picked out the fabrics! I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I had some scraps leftover, so I made a matching set of towels to go with it.

Thanks for looking! Smiley

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Heart MAQ on: December 22, 2013 10:55:20 AM
I made this MAQ for my mom for Christmas. She is always trying to claim my swap MAQs, so I decided it was time to make her her own. It measures about 16" x 16". I am also still having fun with HSTs. Grin I used up the leftover strips from cutting the squares to make the binding. I like how it adds a bit of scrappiness to it. I wish the quilting was more symmetrical, but such is handmade. Wink

Thanks for looking! Smiley
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / A couple of scarves (for Christmas!) on: December 21, 2013 10:17:53 AM
In my attempt to do some handmade gifts this year, I made a scarf each for my mother-in-law, and my Dad's wife. My husband picked out the pattern for his mom...of course he picked a "tighter" pattern that took forrrrevvver. Roll Eyes So in turn, I picked a more open pattern for my Dad's wife. Love how they both turned out.

Mariner's Scarf for MIL:

Blueberry Pie Scarf for Dad's wife:

Thanks for looking! Smiley
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Rainbow MAQ on: October 25, 2013 10:34:18 AM
I made this for my partner for the recent MAQ swap. She mentioned she liked rainbows, geometric, and traditional style blocks, and I paired these up with my love of HSTs and scraps, and this is what I came up with. I also have to give a shout out to my pal FeliciaSlayDCRG for brainstorming with me over texting, and for some perfect scraps she sent me in a previous swap Cheesy.

Rainbow themes arent something I would usually go for, but this is the second time in a row I've incorporated a rainbow theme into a MAQ, and Im really pleased with how this one turned out.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / How to attach motifs ON TOP of each other? on: October 05, 2013 08:58:57 PM
I found this super cute pattern to make some apple coasters for a Christmas gift. I have all the individual pieces done (apples, stems, and leaves), but now I dont know what would be the best way to attach them to each other. The instructions just say "sew stem and leaf to top of apple." I searched online but could only find how to join granny square edges together, which is different bc these pieces lay on top of each other. Do I really use a needle and thread to sew them on? Huh

Thanks for any help! Smiley
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / T-Rex Birthday Hoop on: September 18, 2013 01:08:50 PM
I made this for a friend's birthday. Pretty simple, but I laughed to myself when it was finished. Cheesy

Thanks for looking! Smiley
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Bunny MAQ on: September 18, 2013 01:02:45 PM
I made this one for my pal Nikki in the Make A Friend swap. She loves bunnies, so I knew I wanted to go with that, and I love sewing in the "scrappy style" and thought that would make for a neat background. It was still missing something, so I went with a scrappy style rainbow. I used MareMare's binding tutorial for the first time, and let me say I am not using any other method from now on! I wasnt sure what color to use for the binding, but one of my partner's fav colors is pink, and I hadnt used it yet in the quilt so I decided to go with that. All in all, I am pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Pride and Prejudice Hoop on: August 23, 2013 05:32:58 PM
I made this for my pal FeliciaSlayDCRG in the MAF Swap. I had to learn a bunch of new stitches and it took me forever to finish, but I think it was worth it. If anyone is interested in the pattern, you can find it here.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Chemistry Pouch on: July 30, 2013 07:12:22 PM
I made this for my partner in the latest zipper pouch swap. She liked blues and greens, patchy, and chemistry. I was just going to do some sort of blue/green patchwork, but I was browsing around online and found these chemistry patterns...and I knew it had to be! I embroidered each piece and then did the "quilt as you go" method.

I really like how this side turned out:

This side is fun too, but I was trying to go for an off centered look...I think it would have been better centered like the other side:

I had lots of fun making this one! Thanks for looking! Smiley

10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / "Our First Home" Shadowbox on: July 30, 2013 01:58:26 PM
I've been hoarding this key for this project for a year now, hoping not to lose it after we moved into our current apartment. It is the key from the first apartment my husband and I had together. I know, I know, I made a little house, but a scrappy apt building isnt as fun. Plus, anyone who knows me knows I love tiny houses. Anyways, finally got around to putting this thing together. I was happy that I used all scraps, although it didnt even scratch the stash. Wink This is my first time using a shadowbox, and I really like the look of this versus a regular frame.

In the box:

Without the glare:

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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