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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Chinese silk embroidery on: April 12, 2008 08:07:20 PM
I have a question about some silk embroidery I came across at an auction. I didn't produce these, however if anyone in this area knows any thing about these pieces it would be great to know what it is I've stumbled upon. I did plan on using them for a quilt, but I want to know if they're something 'special' so that I don't ruin them with my 'not-so-perfect' sewing abilities, however if they're just massed produced, I"ll go to town....
Any info you might have would be great.
here's the flickr link http://www.flickr.com/photos/baporter84/sets/72157604510200603/

oh and if this isn't appropriate for this thread just take it down  Wink

thanks a bunch!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Rancid & Polka-dotted on: February 22, 2007 02:15:14 PM
So hottopic was having an amazing sale last week and I got the rancid shirt for all of 2 dollas, the polka dotted shirt was an oldie from target. I thought they were both good by themsleves, but would be even greater combined, so voila

It's long enough now so I can wear leggings without worrying about my bum sticking out, or my thighs looking odd.

I would've taken more pics, but I'm feeling gross, perhaps another time Wink

I feel like its not quite done yet, any suggestions??
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Spring Dress in February *pic heavy* on: February 19, 2007 12:20:38 PM
So last week we were snowed in with that Blizzard, and I decided rather than catch-up on homework, I'd make a dress! This is my second dress, the first one I used a pattern...and I'm not good with patterns so it didn't come out nearly as well as this one, which is sewn sans pattern with the help of my good friend Beth (acidalbatross). The fabric was old floral stuff I found at the bottom of my fabric pile.
hope you like  Grin



With sweater (how I'll actually wear it out):


oh and the whole reason there is a red stripe down the back, is because it was originally as tight as a corset Undecided, luckily I stock pile fabric and had just the right kind to put down the middle Smiley

I'd love some feedback Cool

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled hat (first timer!!) on: January 26, 2007 07:28:32 AM
So I can't remember the name/pattern of this hat, because I borrowed the book from my friend, I also can't remember the yarn I used because it was in the odd skein bin on sale. I made this for my dad for Christmas.
What I can tell you is that it was amazing yarn and a great hat for anyone learning to cable, I had NO idea how great/easy cabling is, so if you haven't learned yet, do it!! Grin

big front cable

smaller side cable

questions, comments Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / No Sew Tool Scarf on: January 25, 2007 07:41:08 PM
I made this for my best guy friend for christmas, we're both avid Tool fans, so I felt this was appropriate. The tool logo was cut from felt then I fabric glued it to an already bought scarf, I freehanded a stencil, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Let me know what you think! (I also made him a Tool pillow, which is posted under recon. housewears)

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tool Pillow on: January 25, 2007 07:34:13 PM
I made this pillow for my best guy friend for christmas. It was originally his shirt, but asked me to cut it up for a halloween costume, so I kept the logo and picture and sewed them together and luckily had a pillow form just lying around my room. Grin

I also made him a scarf which I'm posting under clothing, so check it out Cheesy

let me know what you think!!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / grandpa socks on: January 25, 2007 07:16:53 PM
Here are the socks I made for my grandfather for christmas. Everyone gave me a hard time about the color (too feminine they said  Tongue) but I loved them and so did he! I made them with Encore worsted

oooh ahhh



let me know whatcha think! Grin
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Official Kittyville Hat in blue on: January 25, 2007 07:06:42 PM
I made this for my best friend for Christmas. It was amazingly easy and came out fabulous
here it is ready to be wrapped up

commets more than welcome! Grin
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / beading newbie on: July 19, 2006 06:25:30 PM
I've made a few necklaces and earings before, but I'm really quite new to beading
here's my most recent attempt after a splurge at our local bead store  Grin

i really wish i could work my camera better, sorry for the less than ideal pics

...too much flash!!! Tongue

its made w/ seed beads, and crystal beads with a gorgeous aqua pendant

comments are more than welcome, and any advice for future beading!! Grin

...so I'm a tard and never read anything, so i posted in the wrong area, thank you to the Mod for moving me... Wink
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / sheet to dress on: July 19, 2006 05:34:39 PM
so here's my first stab at following a pattern

i can't remeber the pattern off the top of my head, and my friend is borrowing it, so if you can't live without it, i'll post it as soon as i remeber, or she gives it back to me

i'm not sure if it was because i'm so new to patterns or what, but I couldn't for the life of
understand how they did sizing...i measured myself, and i was under the impression i had to adjust
the pattern a few inches, but then i measured the actual pattern and i didn't have to add anything

any one else have a problem like that?

so here I am trying NOT to look awkward...lol

so as you can tell its a V neck to the extreeeeme (more like a faux wrap) but my boobs were OUT there, so I just wear a white tank top under it so i don't scare the general public...lol

I made it out of an old sheet I got at my local flea market...funny enough the pattern said it was NOT suited for striped, or one way design fabric...hahaha I showed that pattern...

so let me know what you think, and any advice on following patterns for future refrence
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