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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / no, I do not plan on sticking pins in them... on: April 02, 2006 07:25:06 AM
One night while talking to The Boy about zombie movies and my love of dollies ,I got the brilliant idea that I would make him a zombie version of himself. Then I needed to make him a partner.

Now I think they need some friends so they can have a dinner party....
2  CANADA / Atlantic Canada / Re: yayyy for the newbrunswickers...?? on: January 17, 2006 12:02:36 PM
I, sadly, am also from Saint John....and non of my friends are crafty in the slightest...which is why I spend so much time surfing Craftster....
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Diaper Bag w/extras on: January 17, 2006 11:53:59 AM
I sort of just made it up as I went...which is pretty much how I do everything....
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Diaper Bag w/extras on: January 11, 2006 05:08:19 PM
thanks very much,  everyone on here is so talented that's really lovely when they compliment you...
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how do you let a muggle down nicely when they ask you to knit something? on: January 11, 2006 12:40:09 PM
I haven't made a fancy cake in a few years (my son is 16 now and would kill me), and those two experiences contributed to giving up the cake thingamabobby....

I've had it happen with different things(crochet, sewing, drawing, writing), but the cake thing was the worst....
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how do you let a muggle down nicely when they ask you to knit something? on: January 11, 2006 12:28:12 PM
I have had this problem in the past, with various things. The worst was birthday cakes, the fancy kind that look like firetrucks, dinosaurs, castles etc. I used to make my son a different cake every year and would always get requests to make them for other people.  So, one year I make a train cake with about a dozen seperate cars, 2 different friends asked would I make one for them, I stupidly said yes.

I gave them each a list of what was needed. And told them both I needed everything by the Thursday night before if they wanted the cake for a Saturday afternoon party. Both agreed.

Friend A agreed, bought everything I asked for and had it to me by Wednesday. I made her cake and brought it to her on Saturday morning. "Keep it refrigerated until you are going to start serving it. Or the icing will not hold." I told her this and left. She called me later that day nearly in tears, " I thought it would be okay if I left it on the kitchen counter for a few hours while I did some last minute things", said A. She also said the train had turned into a trainwreck when the frosting melted and the cake started fallling apart.

Friend B balked at buying the ingredients. "Don't you have stuff left from when you made A's cake?". "No, I only asked you to buy what I need for the cake." "Well, it seems like a lot of candy to buy." "That is how much candy I used to decorate Dan's(my son)." Then I called her the Tuesday before the party to remind her I needed the stuff by Thursday night." No problem," I was told. No sign of her on Thursday or Friday(she didn't answer messages I left). She did however show up Saturday around 10am, with half of what I told her she needed, no icing sugar because I must have some, and informed me she wouldn't need the cake until 1pm so I should have plenty of time. I told her to "F*** off".  She still likes to tell people how disappointed her son was that he didnt' get a train cake for his sixth birthday....
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Sewing Goodies Bag! (Lots of pockets) *pic heavy* on: January 11, 2006 08:11:36 AM
I think that is totally gorgeous...you should be well pleased....
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Diaper Bag w/extras on: January 11, 2006 08:10:03 AM
I am completely addicted to bag-making...below are pics of a bag I made to give to my nephew's wife as part of her shower gift...she's a bit too stylish to be shlepping around something covered in teddy bears or what not....sorry for the blurry snaps...

her favourite colours are brown and blue...there is one large deep pocket on the front
  the buttons are purely decorative...

inside there is a matching purse organizer, detachable bottle bag, and a change pad with its own drawstring bag....I attached velcro along the inside to hold the bottle bag in place...

it's my most complicated project with my sewing machine so far, and I'm mostly pleased with it...learning that sewing slower means more even stitches...I'd love both comments and criticism...
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my first duffle type bag on: January 02, 2006 07:32:33 AM
I made this (sort of) following Lia's awesome tutorial for mini duffles https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=7290.0, after my bestfriend's daughter said she wanted something "not pink, not girly"

Camo print with hockey player outline and denim...the ends were a little difficult, but it turned out ok....and its not girly at all....
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: first post, 2 totebags/1 handbag on: December 31, 2005 11:03:27 AM
Thank you for all the compliments, I am flattered by every one of them...I'm hoping to try to make some smaller handbags in the near future...

to Broken Pencil..I bought the material at Fabricville, which is where I buy most of my fabric..

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