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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My new handy dandy clothespin apron. on: July 27, 2009 03:05:35 PM
Thanks everyone! Smiley I must have jinxed the weather by making this, it's rained ever since so I haven't gotten to use it yet. lol

You did a great job!  Thank-you.  Thank-you so very, very much.  I usually keep my clothes pins on the line and the neighbor stole about half of them.
Stealing clothespins?! That's not very neighborly.

Good job!  I need to make one of those!  You've just given me yet another reason to drool through my fabric stash.  LOL

ETA:  Did you just use the fabric as is, or did you use interfacing on the gingham, too?
I had at least 5 different fabrics pulled out before I decided what to make this out of. lol  And I just used the fabrics as is. The gingham is pretty flimsy, so in hindsight, a light interfacing probably wouldn't have been a bad idea.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My new handy dandy clothespin apron. on: July 23, 2009 12:32:09 PM
I've had this on my "to-do" list for years, I think. I've been keeping my clothespins in a cute little drawstring bag, which is a pain in the butt for actually hanging out clothes or taking them in. Since I don't expect to be growing a 3rd or 4th arm anytime soon, I whipped this up. I based this on some pictures of vintage aprons I've seen online.

I think it really only needed to be half as wide as I made it.
I felt like it needed a little something extra, and I thought the horseshoes kind of went well with the gingham. They're from Sublime Stitching's "Country Cool" transfer set.

Thanks for looking! Cheesy
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Refinished vintage gossip bench! (I think that's what it's called) Updated pics! on: May 27, 2009 09:19:12 PM
Ok, we need to talk about St. Elvis (the table is awesome, btw).  I'm in the process of making a Fat Elvis shrine above my tv (I love Fat Elvis, I don't know why)..  I have a velvet elvis painting, but I was really struggling to think of candles that would be appropriate for the king..  I'm stealing your idea, those are purely awesome!  I was just going to bedazzle some plain candles, this is so much cooler Cheesy 

Lol! That's awesome. Glad I could help with anything involving an Elvis shrine. I'd love to see it when you're done! I have to admit, I still giggle when I see that candle.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Diablo Pillowcase on: May 27, 2009 09:15:10 PM
Thanks! Cheesy
 I'm itching to do a bigger embroidery piece now. It's been far too long.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Nautical Star Cushion on: April 30, 2009 01:43:16 PM
Thanks so much!

OMG I love this....I have about 3 Nautical star tattoos so I'm slightly partial but this is wonderful!!  Did you make up the pattern?
I bought the pattern from Pepperberry, on Etsy.com. It's a great pattern.
6  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Diablo Pillowcase on: April 30, 2009 02:16:14 AM
I stitched this up for my fella, who loves everything and anything with devils on it. It's the smaller face from Sublime Stitching's "El Diablo" pattern set. I wouldn't normally do just a lighter outline on such a dark colour, but I think it looks ok, and it really makes the eyes pop. I wanted to keep it fast and simple because it's a pillowcase, so it's going to get slept on, sat on, and washed a million times, so it's not exactly going to be an heirloom. I used split stitch, back stitch, and satin stitch. Worked up in about 2 hours, and it's far from perfect. I didn't realise when I bought the pillowcase that it had such a narrow space outside the stitching, and that's where I had planned to embroider, so I picked out the stitches and secured the ends.

The colour looks a little orangey here, but it's a true lipstick red.

Thanks for looking! Comments and questions are always welcome. Cheesy
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Nautical Star Cushion on: April 30, 2009 01:59:11 AM
I actually started this in February. Crocheted all the pieces, sewed a couple of them together, and left it in my knitting basket until a couple of nights ago, when I finally sat down to finish assembling and stuffing it. The pattern is from Pepperberry on Etsy. Loved the pattern, and I love the finished product. I made the larger size provided, and used plain old Red Heart Super Saver, which I think is what the pattern called for. I made it for my fella, so I know a throw pillow isn't on the Top 10 list of guy gifts, but I'm hoping he'll like it just because it's a red and black nautical star.

You can see the stuffing in 1 or 2 places.

I snapped 1 in-progress pic. Nothing exciting.

Overall, I think it turned out pretty cute, and I'll definitely be making more.
Thanks for looking!
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Pompadour shrunken head on: April 12, 2009 06:54:34 PM
Thanks so much everyone! I'm really glad I'm not the only one who finds him funny.  Cheesy
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Redress your car - car seat covers for ADULTS on: April 09, 2009 03:25:31 PM
They look great! I had a really hard time finding seat covers I liked that wouldn't leave me broke, so I settled on some that I wasn't in love with, and that don't really fit my car seats to cover the last owner's cigarette burns. Yours are fab, and it looks like they fit perfectly. Thanks for the Instructables link, I'll have to give it a try sometime.
10  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Pompadour shrunken head on: April 09, 2009 03:19:55 PM
I dusted off my felting needles today (it's been far too long!) and this is what I made.

I've been meaning to make a larger, more detailed version of some shrunken heads I made awhile back. I used a foam ball for the core, to save wool. I think it made it a little sturdier too. Then I built up his eyelids, nose, lips, and especially his chin with layers of roving. I sacrificed sturdiness for texture with his hair, as the top layer isn't felted at all, except to secure it at both ends of the fibers. I think it looks better, but it could probably get messed up easily. I'm looking for some string to give him some stitches in his eyelids and lips, I don't have any that's the right thickness. I keep giggling every time I look at him, and I'm completely jealous of his hair.  Wink

Thanks for looking!
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