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1  St. Lucia Outfits (For all you swedes out there) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by sparrownlove on: December 14, 2005 05:06:07 PM
In honor of yesterday (Dec.13) being St. Lucia Day (a Swedish Holiday), I thought I'd post my first St. Lucia outfit  that my mom made for me when I was a tike and my last St. Lucia outfit she made me in 3rd grade.  I'm not sure how many she made for me total but here were quite a few. 

Oh and sorry for the poor quality.. they're pictures of pictures.. i didn't bring my scanner home or they'd be much better!

ACTUALLY this is my first St. Lucia outfit from when i was 2 with my swedish grandma!

(Those were definate my first and dorkiest pair of glasses!)
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2  Re: Tank from robotsrock's smock top tutorial in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by sparrownlove on: August 25, 2005 06:29:18 PM
okay here's my version!

i used a pillowcase from my grandma and the top of the band on the back closes with a bright red button.

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3  tote inspired by smoon26's little dala horse purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sparrownlove on: August 25, 2005 02:19:59 PM
i absolutely fell in love with smoon26's little dala horse purse ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48622.0 ) esp. because it's part of my heritage and brings back alot of fond memories of my grandmother who passed away a couple years ago. She was born here in the U.S. after my greatgradparents migrated from sweden so she passed on alot of neat recipies and tradtions to my family. I think she would have loved smoon's purse so i thought my tote bag would have made her so proud.

so all the credit here goes to smoon26 for posting her  adorable little dala horse purse and my mom for her awsome sewing skills that are so much better than my lame sewing skills lol.. she did most of the sewing but i did help whenever possible.

here it is!

i bought the fabric pre-quilted from the remnant bing at joanne's and the button is from my mom's button jar (which is filled with all sorts of vintage/antique buttons) and the red fabric for the aplique we just had lieing around

close up of the body of the bag:

The button doesn't really work becuase it was too big so there's velcro underneath.

inside of the bag:

there's 2 pockets one for my id and one for my cell phone sewn into the lining

close up of dala horse:

this was my mom's frist time sewing an aplique so i think she did a really great job!
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4  antique button to choker in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sparrownlove on: July 10, 2005 10:27:00 AM
so my mom had a bunch of antique mason jars filled with antique buttons..

i got bored one day and decided to dig through a couple of them and found alot of awesome buttons that would make great jewelry..

here's what i came up with for this flower shell button..

oops... i guess i should have put this in reconstructed.. oh well
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5  muslin skirt with ruffle and lace in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by sparrownlove on: July 10, 2005 10:22:47 AM
my mom was using muslin we had lying around to sew bags to store our tent poles in and she had enough left over that we decided we could make a skirt for me.. we used a skirt that fit me for a pattern.. and it's lined with an old slip since muslin is incredibly see trough!

me in the skirt

(please excuse the beanie baby pole.. oh haha.. we made that if anyone is interested in making one.. it's a great thing for a kids who have way to many beanie babies haha.. anyways that's been in the corner of my room since middle school)

butt shot.. haha.. there's 2 darts on the back of the skirt to allow my lovely curves  Wink oh and gosh i almost forgot please excuse the ugly bandages covering up my stitches!

close up of ruffle land lace

close ups of zipper and button closure..

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6  box o' love? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sparrownlove on: May 27, 2005 02:14:53 PM
i had bought this wooden box at a craft store with the intention of doing a mosaic on the top since it had a nice lip around the edge.. but then i decided to make something for my boyfriend out of it for valentines day!  i painted it black and deco podged a picture of us and a quote from brandon boyd on top as well as some random stars.  then on the inside i deco podged star glitter and then put a picture of us inside the top with photo corners.  you cant see inside the bottom of the box but it has a picture of the love sculpture in philly that i took while we were in philly one time.

i also made the paper sparrow card in this picture..

before i gave it to him i filled it up with his fav candy..  Smiley

he absolutely LOVED it and uses it too keep his watch and wallet in at night.
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7  Re: The Hipslinger (aka The Fanny Pack)**TUTORIAL added!!** in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sparrownlove on: May 26, 2005 11:06:37 AM
this is one of the cutest ideas i've seen yet!

so i just had to make one for myself!

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8  tyedye tshirt/fleece quilt *edited* in Quilting: Completed Projects by sparrownlove on: May 15, 2005 12:50:16 PM
i'm working on making a second quilt just like this one (except it's turquoise and black) for my friend/roomie at school.  i already tye dyed the squares but my mom and i havent started sewing yet.  if anyone is interested in a tutuorial let me know so i can document as i go along.
*end edit*

Okay so this isn't one of those awesome fancy quilts that takes all the patience in the world, but hey it's a start!

I made this quilt for my independent art studio class during my senior year of high school. (i just finished my first year of college and it seems like h.s. was so long ago! Shocked

I bought tshirt material (i tried cutting up old white tshirts but because the fibers were all so different they didn't dye consistently they way i would have liked them too)  and cut the into squres and tyedyed 2 squares together at at time.  Then i sewed the squares into rows with thin white strips inbetween each square before sewing them all together with long thing white strips inbetween each row.  I backed it with black fleece and used more long strips of tshirt material for the edging.  Finally I used pieces of thick black string and brought them up trough the fleece and onto the corners of each block before knotting them.

it's held up nice through out the year at college and its def my favorite blanket!  Smiley
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9  plane jean skirt into cuteness (image heavey) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by sparrownlove on: May 15, 2005 11:56:14 AM
i thought my jean skirt looked pretty boring so i decided to spice it up a bit by freehand stiching a bannered heart, dove, random x's, plus some fun hearts and stars studs.  feel free to comment/suggest!  Smiley

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