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31  Bird,Owl,Dress shirt embellishments! IMAGE HEAVY in Needlework: Completed Projects by Bourgeois on: October 03, 2005 08:30:29 PM

so you can get an idea what it looks like on the shirt.

I wanted to practice embroidery on clothes so I did a few things on some tops that are too small for me. 

This is a party dress on a hanger, I designed.  I was thinking of barbie clothes, I really like this one.

And because I'm obsessed with this owl design I made.

Now I am ready to do some embroidery on clothes that FIT me!  I'm really excited.  I don't use transfers because that is too much trouble for me, and it costs money.  And I'm a thrifty kinda gal.  I just outline whatever I want onto the fabric with pencil, I draw up a little something first.  As you can see I don't do anything very difficult Wink
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32  Owl + tootsie roll pop CREWEL in Needlework: Completed Projects by Bourgeois on: September 25, 2005 07:38:43 PM
I wanted to make a clutch with crewel owls on them, so I designed these guys.  It is based off this awesome mem0-cork board thing with owls on it that I purchased from the thrift store for 50 cents.  The owls look so vintage and cute on the memo board.  I just started this last night and finished it up today. 

After I finished the yellow owl my boyfriend suggested the second owl have a tootsie pop, does anyone remember that commercial?!  "How many licks does it take to get to the center of the tootsie roll pop?"  hehe!
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33  pink flamingo baby! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Bourgeois on: September 22, 2005 04:01:13 PM
I made this funky purse out of an old pair of jeans, nothing really exciting there, I used part of the legs.  Then I embroidered a simple pink flamingo.  I drew the flamingo myself, which was harder than you might think Wink haha.  Then I used a cool vintage necktie as the strap.  Also I used two snaps, because I think it looks better that way, I don't know why, it just does...

comments are always fun!
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34  Re: Elvis is alive! in The Swap Gallery by Bourgeois on: September 06, 2005 02:42:14 PM
Dixie_terror and I have both received.  I am going to post pictures for everything, so I hope no one minds that I am posting a million pictures. 

Here is what I sent:

the magnets

And everything I got from Dixie is freaking amazing.  Thank you so much!  It seriously made my day!  Here we go:
I feel so spoiled!  She totally put me to shame Wink

-two awesome candles with sexy Elvis
-a rocking 'hunka hunka burning love' shrine
-a cute little elvis notepad
-music box that actually plays Heartbreak Hotel, and it says that on the side
-black material with Elvis stencilled on (I love this, I don't stencil)  Did you make the stencil yourself?
-a bright canvas painted Elvis, TCB

inside the shrine.

I have several more pictures on my blog if you want to check them out!

what should I do with the elvis material?  I'm thinking something wearable but I'm not quite sure. 
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35  Tank top to girly bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Bourgeois on: August 30, 2005 04:26:37 PM
This is a tank top I bought at the thrift store for like $1, then I just turned it sideways and sewed up the bottom.  Is sewed a word?? 

Its actually a sturdy purse.  I jazzed it up with some random embroidery.  Fun and easy. 

What do you think?

...If you can't see the pic use this: http://photos1.blogger.com/img/240/2848/640/100_1803.jpg or you can always visit my blog.
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36  Birdy 'pants?' purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Bourgeois on: August 30, 2005 04:22:18 PM
I made a bag out of old khakis that just didn't fit right.  First I embroidered this awesome birdy on it.  I'm new to embroidery and not too good, but its so fun.  I'm happy with the results.

close up of the bird.

So what do you think?  How much do you think your average non crafter would pay for this?

If the picture doesn't work for you check out this site http://photos1.blogger.com/img/240/2848/640/100_1807.jpg OR check my blog www.teamknitting.blogspot.com
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37  Re: Mother Bear Project in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by Bourgeois on: August 10, 2005 08:34:35 AM
They really are not difficult if you do the basic bear.  They are really fun for a quick project when you are tired of making scarves.
Once you get the pattern you will realize its easier than you expected.  Hey, feel free to PM me if you want more info!!

Pictures for fun!

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38  old lady shirt, new and improved in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Bourgeois on: July 19, 2005 09:59:11 PM

Here's is a shirt from the thrift store.  I got so excited about my recon idea that I forgot to take a before picture.  But here are the poofy sleeves that I cut off.  It was too big around also, not flattering at all.  So I removed the buttons, relocating them and then sewing the shirt shut. 

This really didn't take much sewing at all, I did it all by hand.

Here is a shot of my trying it on.  Okay, its not the best shot.  But you can see that it fits much better.

What do you think?
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39  Neck Tie Wallet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Bourgeois on: July 15, 2005 09:38:37 AM
Hi!  This is my first project post!   hooray!!! 
Here is my neck tie wallet.  I go to the goodwill, and neck ties are only $1.  This is hand sewn, but doesn't really take all that long.

The snap is a must, or some kind of closure.

Basically I cut the tie whatever length I think necessary.  And sew that bad boy up.  If you are interested in making one for yourself, look for ties with a big fat end.  This will make a more roomy wallet.  I keep my money, license, credit cards in it and it is awesome.  It's not near as bulky as a regular wallet, which I hate.

And the left over skinny part of the tie can totally be used for some other project. 
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