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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Asian Theme Quilt for a Picky Teenage Boy on: February 22, 2008 02:05:37 PM
Whew -- it's been a long time since i posted and i wish i could say i spent the time working on this project, but this has only been in my hands since yesterday. My son wanted an asian theme room, and asked for a comforter to that effect, but couldn't find one he liked. I volunteered, not realizing i've never made anything other than baby blankets and i knew this was going to be a king-sized job. It's actually a queen-sized bed, but my aunt conveniently gave me a king-size comforter with fish on it, so just pieced the top, used a black king-size sheet for the back and whipped that baby right up. It's a little wonky on one corner, but i doubt if my son will even notice. He's out this afternoon, so i went ahead and put it on his bed, along with his little dragon and the brocade pillows my mom and i made a while back.
any comments appreciated   Cheesy

edit--oooh, just realized the alexander henry tatsu fabric looks washed out on here, and the white japanese characters on the black background look like dots, and the red japanese characters with the chinese dudes look like dots too. those three are all alexander henry, though. and the bright red is brocade with little green dragons and big black flowers. 
(and this is the first time i've done this photo thing, so let's all hope it works!!)

edit-- he said it was the awesome blanket of awesomeness. i thought he had a better vocabulary, but i'll take that as a compliment. Thanks for yours as well!!
Now my younger son wants one with comic book superheroes. great...
22  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / goth pride on: November 11, 2005 05:52:42 AM
i saw someone talking about a stencil like this on here a long time ago, but i never could find one, so i made one. once i heard of it, i thought it would be perfect for my cousin, so i made it for her.
the paint went on kinda thick, so when it gets washed, it will get cracky and cool. (i had gotten the sally from NBC on here and did it the same way on the same kind of shirt, so i knew it would work.)
anyway, here it is (and she LOVES it)

23  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 7 ENTRIES / old jeans into ipod armband on: November 09, 2005 06:25:17 PM
when my little girl outgrew these cute jeans, i realized the back pocket was the perfect size for my ipod mini. and there's another little pocket to store the headphones when i'm not listening.

here is my inspiration

i was feeling pretty good because i looked around and there are lots of ipod armbands, but none like this. so i started cutting

i left the zipper part in case i had trouble getting it on and off. if i went running (right) or something, i could even stick some change in the pockets.  it could be neater, and i'm thinking of little embellishments, but i like it just like this.

let me know what you think!!!
24  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / please help with Annie Party ideas for 4-year-old on: August 22, 2005 02:10:29 PM
My daughter has recently fallen heels over head in love with the Annie movie (strangely enough, the 2004 version, not the good old 1970s/80s version) -- anyway, her birthday is coming up in november, and i have no idea how to do a party around the movie. Well, i mean, we'll get her a red dress with a big white collar and we'll show the movie. maybe instead of goodie bags, we'll give out Christmas presents at the end. but otherwise, i have been racking my brain and haven't come up with anything that she would really love. i expect we'll have five or six little girls, not a whole big bunch of kids. and we don't have a dog and can't get one because of allergy problems with one of my other children. any ideas, please respond...
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / yucky purse to new pretty purse on: August 19, 2005 02:46:23 PM
hey there all you crafty people.
i had this cheap purse, i liked it at first, because it had pretty bamboo handles and a pretty oriental print in green and pink and it was so cute and just the right size, but then the pretty fabric started fraying LIKE CRAZY. So after reading all these posts, i decided to take it apart and recover it. so i used some trusty denim, and i had loads of pink ribbon, and i took out my seam ripper and went to work. it's got that fun foam stuff inside as a stabilizer, and after i started taking it apart, I realized the lining was fine and it was hot pink too, so i saved it. (it even had a pocket in it!!) so i put it all back together again AND EVERYTHING FIT! !! I couldn't believe it!!

my new theme music ...

http://www.tgifclub.org/amy/pursefront.jpg front

http://www.tgifclub.org/amy/purselining.jpg inside (pardon my fingers)
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / boring, yet patriotic, tote bag MY FIRST!! on: August 19, 2005 02:34:31 PM
I am so excited about this. This is the first thing (besides curtains) i've ever made totally by myself. i am so excited.
it's sort of boring, but i had these canvassy-cottons lying around and wanted to make something. i had the blue denim and the off-white and when i saw the red in the discount bin, i knew exactly what to do. i've been checking all the cool crafty totes on here, and i remember seeing a similar tute, but i couldn't find it when i went to make it. so i just sort of made up the measurements. i may stencil something on the pocket (don't know if it shows up well on the photo or not. but there's a pocket between the straps on the front) and give it to my younger son's teacher. he's only been in school for two weeks, but we've already been on a roller-coaster ride, so i feel like she deserves it.


YAY ME!!!!
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / little boy's jeans into tote bag on: July 21, 2005 04:31:09 PM
Hey y'all. This is my first post! Let's hope it all works out.
I've been lurking around here a while and have been fascinated by your creativity. I liked the jeans recon bags, and had an idea, but couldn't find one like I was thinking of. This is it.
My kids had just outgrown a bunch of clothes and i was looking at those cute little 4T blue jeans and wanted to make a tote bag. I originally tied a red ribbon on as the handle, but when my son came up and saw the bag, he wanted it, so i cut some straps off an old tote bag and sewed them on. When i was pinning it together, i decided they looked like little red suspenders so i sewed them on sideways.
The sewing is HORRIBLE. Probably someone who knows how to sew could do this a LOT better. and it needs to be pressed at the bottom, but a 6-year-old is going to haul pokemon cards in it, so i don't think that's worth heating up the iron...
What do ya think?


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