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1  My first amigurumi - Pokemon in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by ebygomm on: November 01, 2016 03:13:25 PM
Completed my first amigurumi yesterday. Patterns from 53 stitches. Learned that i'm hopeless at counting stitches but all turned out ok in the end.

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2  Is there a name for making a boxed bottom bag this way? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by ebygomm on: April 12, 2014 08:50:56 AM
I've been playing about with sewing re-useable grocery bags and was wondering if there was a term for making the boxed bottom this way, so that you have 'decorative' triangles on the outside of the bag.

So they appear as in the photo top right, and are sewn by folding up the bottom of the bag and sewing straight down the sides

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3  Nisse/Christmas Elf including pattern in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by ebygomm on: February 09, 2014 09:54:51 AM
I meant to post this prior to Christmas but I guess it'll just be especially early for next year instead.  Grin

Pattern and instructions are here

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4  First adventures in quilting - making a table runner in Quilting: Completed Projects by ebygomm on: February 09, 2014 08:55:30 AM
I'd had the idea in my head for around 6 months to make a table runner with the fabric swatches I'd built up but every time I got them out and tried to decide how to arrange the layout there were just too many choices.

Eventually I decided I'd just have to bite the bullet otherwise it would never get done and I decided to go with 4" squares. I cut all my fabric up and then spent literally hours rearranging squares trying to get a layout I was happy with. Is there a secret to this? This was a fairly small project anything larger and I think i would be incapable of settling on a layout.

So I took a picture of how I wanted the final arrangement, carefully laid out the blocks in threes and started sewing, unpicked the second row I'd sewn as I'd put them together in the wrong order! Repeated that on the 5th row, decided I'm probably not cut out for quilting but managed to get to the end without further incident. (Actually that's a lie, but the other error I didn't spot until after I'd put the binding on Smiley ).

Quilted the two sides together (the underside is just a plain fleece) and attached the binding and it was finally done. And I'm fairly pleased with the result. The actual sewing took less time than the decisions about layout. Is this something you get better at with practice?

World Food Table Runner by ebygomm, on Flickr
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5  My crafting list in Winter Holidays by ebygomm on: December 21, 2013 11:28:26 AM
Edit: this was meant to be in response to the 2013 Winter Holiday Craft List - What are you making? thread but I seem to have posted a new topic by accident

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425990.0#ixzz2o8j2ikco

Niece & Nephew
Tents for Sylvanian families - done

Roll up car carrier - done

Fabric Christmas tree for camping - done

Bottle bag - done

Lens cozy - to do


Wall planner/calendar - done

Table runner - to do
Nisse - done

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6  A simple halloween treat bag in Halloween Decor and Parties by ebygomm on: October 12, 2013 10:03:50 AM

A simple halloween treat bag from some leftover fabric.

Two rectangles (8" x 12"), with insect fabric appliqued on.

Edged at the top with contrasting orange thread

Sides and bottom sewn together with the right sides of the fabric facing each other

Box corners to give some shape and some left over cargo tape sewn to the top to make a handle.

A really quick easy project.

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7  Smartphone sleeve in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ebygomm on: August 07, 2013 01:57:44 PM
Finally had some spare time to make something i'd been meaning to get round to for ages.

Really need to work on my cutting in straight lines  Smiley but fairly pleased with how it turned out as I haven't used my sewing machine in ages.
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8  Little boy doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by ebygomm on: December 03, 2012 02:31:05 PM
My nephew has requested a little boy doll for Christmas. This is what I came up with

He's made from brushed cotton so lovely and soft, with embroidered features and felt hair. His shirt is some left over fabric I had and his dungarees are recycled from old jeans. The shirt took me many attempts, I'm not a big fan of making dolls clothing, way too fiddly.
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9  The Nisser are coming in Winter Holidays by ebygomm on: November 04, 2012 02:06:11 PM
Nisser are little Danish creatures that come bearing presents at Chrismas

I bought wooden pegs last year for a project that never happened and over the weekend I realised that they'd be a great starting point. Combined with wool/felt and a wooden bead they make interesting little nisse men.

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10  Peg bag from a tea towel - First Christmas gift completed :-) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ebygomm on: October 11, 2012 10:05:30 AM

I'd bought these tea towels a few months ago on sale in Ikea knowing they'd be a great source of cheap material for a project or two.

My mum had requested a peg bag and I thought this fabric would work rather well. The bonus of using a tea towel is careful cutting ensures the already finished edges can form the finished edges of the opening.

The teatowels were patterned at one end only so I used the patterned end for the reverse

Then used some of the left over patterned bits along with scraps to create the appliqued design on the front.

And I'm really pleased that's one present done and dusted and it's not even November :-D
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