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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Bleeding Heart Coasters on: September 15, 2009 10:40:59 PM
Hi Everyone!

I haven't posted on Craftster in a few years I think... And thought I would share these coasters I recently made. I downloaded this PDF from a blog, but sadly I don't remember where it is and I can't for the life of me find it searching through the massive internet.

I used inkjet iron-on transfer paper, muslin and cotton batting. The quilting was done free form on my machine.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Napoleon Skeleton Pillow with Tattoo Flash Everywhere!!! on: March 10, 2008 08:51:58 PM
Hi Everyone,

This is my first time posting in this particular forum on Craftster, and well, my first time posting something that I have made on Craftster in a while.

So here goes...

I made this pillow this past weekend for my man. He loves skulls and skeletons and the like and well I love Napoleon. I found this picture on Google and immediately fell in love with it because the skeleton's resemblance to Napoleon. What can I say, I'm a complete nerd and Napoleon is like my Johnny Depp of history!

I found an iron-on transfer in my stash and just printed the picture onto it from my HP printer and then ironed it onto some unbleached muslin. I then used some Alexander Henry Tattoo fabric for the border and the back of the pillow. I just sewed it up and found a great bamboo pillow on sale at JoAnn's and here I have a nice pillow!

I plan on making another one, possibly with Edgar Allan Poe. I'm not sure though, I just might make it plain.

I hope you all enjoy!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Another Polka Dotty Dress! on: July 24, 2007 03:40:14 PM
Hey Everyone,

So I haven't been doing much of sewing... or knitting, or crafting of any sort lately. (I had a very condensed anatomy class on top of work.) But I finally got around to using some polyester knit Polka Dot fabric that I bought from Gorgeous Fabrics.

I made McCall's 5425.

Back View:

It was actually a very easy pattern, a beginner could easily make this in a short period of time.

Enjoy! Questions, comments, concerns? Let me know and have a wonderful day!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Yet Another Simplicity BBW 4111 Top... Just for Summer! on: May 02, 2007 06:44:28 PM
Hi Everyone!

I made another top... Finally got my sewing mojo back!

It's Simplicity 4111. I made everything pretty much the same; well except for the short sleeves, I can't imagine wearing long sleeves in the Southern California summer!

I made it out of a cotton Swiss Dot I found at JoAnn's.

I really liked this pattern. VERY quick and easy to make, which means no stressing for me!

Hope you likey! Thanks!

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New Grey Top, Just In Time for... Summer? on: April 12, 2007 03:12:21 PM
Hi All!

Here's my new top. Made from Simplicity 3882, view B. I changed the construction up a bit and came to terms with my fear of sewing knits. It is a bit drab for summer, but I plan on making a yellow pique bow belt to make it a bit more summery.


Hope you like! Comments, criticisms and questions always welcome!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Flower Baby Beanie Hat Pattern? on: March 13, 2007 12:15:59 PM
Hello Fellow Knitting Craftsters,

I just spent about 3 hours searching for this beanie pattern that I know I saw on here about 6 months ago, but I can't find it... And I thought I bookmarked it, but that's a negative also. Tongue

It was a little beanie for babies and it was a flower. There was a blue/purple one and a pink one, the petals made up the beanie while the stem was the top of it.

I would really like to make it for a coworker's little girl she is expecting next month with Knitty's Tulip Toes. They would go just perfect with eachother!  Roll Eyes

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Grey Dress with Microsuede Appliques on: November 15, 2006 01:48:57 PM
Hi All!

So I finally finished a dress that I started about 5 years ago! I posted about it previously  here:


I actually ended up shortening it by about 3 inches and covered any remaining holes with flower and leaf (or hearts and stars according to my mom Tongue) microsuede appliques. The pattern is an out of print New Look, #6065.

I just did a cross stitch over the edges and French knotted the corners.

Here is a full view:

Am I glad I took off the three inches from the hem! I think it's the perfect length. I also took the dress in at the back zipper about 2 inches because the dress was way too huge.

And here with some old grey flannel Mary Jane pumps I have. They go perfectly! I have a black cashmere blend sweater to go with it and I think I'm going to go buy some black tights to complete the Fall/Winter look.

Thanks for all the advice to everyone who responded to my  question. And I hope you all like what I came up with!

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Purpleish Pink Purse on: November 02, 2006 07:42:15 PM
Hi Everyone!

It's been over a year since I last posted on this board. I have a new purse! It's actually the same pattern I used as last time. I started making this purse for a new friend of mine last year and was discouraged from finishing it because of the terrible, super thick interfacing.

I finally picked it up last week and finished it today.

It's made out of a purpley pink taffeta and black satin for the lining. I used the thickest Pellon interfacing I could find and added a dragonfly embellishment I bought from JoAnn's. Handles are black painted wood I also found at JoAnn's.

I hope you all like it!


9  COOKING / Dessert / My First Martha Recipe - A Success! on: October 24, 2006 05:01:30 PM
I made the raspberry white chocolate cream filled sugar cookies from Martha Stewart Living May 2005 today, and they are a success!

I love baking and decided I'd give this one a try today. They did take me all day though.

Here's a pic:

The subtle tartness of the Raspberry Cream complements the sweet Sugar Cookies wonderfully.

If anyone decides to make these I do have some tips.

  • You might want to make some more Raspberry Cream, I didn't have enough for all the cookies.
  • Mix the flour mixture in a smaller bowl and the vanilla mixture in a larger bowl.
  • I didn't need parchment, I just used non-stick cookie sheets.

I'm sorry I couldn't find the recipe for the cookie on Martha's website, but I'm sure someone you might know has the back issues collecting dust... My grandma did! Thanks Grandma!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Moth Holes in Wool Dress on: October 18, 2006 01:04:39 PM

So I have a problem and a question, or maybe a few:

I have this wonderful grey wool suiting that I started to make into New Look 6065 about 5 years ago. I of course, never finished it because I found out that New Look sizing was a bit large for me at the time I cut out the size 6! Being the naive youngster that I was (I didn't know I was using wool) I put the dress at the bottom of a closet. Recently I pull it out and to my horror find a bunch of moth holes in it. I have done some searching on the dress and found that the moth holes are mainly at the bottom of the skirt so I can cut that part off. However, that would make the dress pretty much a go-go dress on me. Too short for my taste.

Here are some pics:

Moth Holes

Full View of Dress (with holes Undecided)

Bodice Detail

What would you Craftsters recommend I do to resolve this problem? Should I just buy some black or another grey suiting and attach a band at the bottom to make the dress kind of retro-y two-tone? Or do you have any other ideas? I don't know how to darn and to be honest with you, I think the holes are too big anyways.

I really do want to save this dress, I found I did a pretty good job with it. It is still too big on me, but nothing taking in the back zipper seam won't fix.

Any help or input would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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