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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Hipster PDA on: December 04, 2005 05:25:02 AM

Hi all

I love the idea of a "hipster PDA" (if you don't know what that is, check out 43folders.com). So I made one for my sister. She can add and remove pages at will and it is covered with beautiful handmade silk paper.

Here is the cover and a couple of pages. If you want to see more, go to http://photobucket.com/albums/d90/clairekelly1977/hipster%20pda/



Thanks for looking!

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Magnetic sleep shrines on: December 04, 2005 05:06:04 AM

I am a lifelong insomniac. I made these cute magnets as a tribute to the gods of sleep.

they contain a small amount of an awesome looseleaf chamomile tea that i rely on, a tiny tag, and a sleeping face. the stars are glued onto the outside.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / 7Gypsies nude bracelet kit, completed and so cute on: December 04, 2005 05:02:29 AM

Okay so I am a 7G addict, okay?
You can buy this bracelet blank and put whatever you want on it. I used the background from a spread in a magazine.

Love it!

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Amy Butler's ultimate crafts tote - picture heavy on: December 04, 2005 04:57:19 AM
Hey all!!

I LOVE this pattern. I have made three of these bags now. The first one I made for myself, and here it is:



With the tool holder opened up:

Sooo.... the first time it took about 16 hours. Yes, don't laugh. I think the reason is that Amy is really good at aiming her instructions at newbie sewers, and writes a LOT of detail. Good for newbies definitely but I kept finding myself overthinking things.

So, number 2, made for Bells (she's on craftster too):

Front: (you can see the pin cushion which tucks nicely inside the pocket)


with the tool holder open:

Important note at this point: the instructions say you should use grosgrain ribbon for the tool holder strips, so that's what I used the first time. However, that is dumb. it doesn't hold anything. So for this one and the next one I used elastic which is DEFINITELY the way to go.

For Bells I also made a knitting needle roll and a notions purse.

So here is number 3, for mum for christmas:



Amy says you can use either fusible interfacing or cotton batting for reinforcement, but for each of these I hve used the fusible interfacing and a heavyweight (home decorating) cotton.

Anyhoo, I love Amy Butler's patterns. I have quite a lot of them. Tall Poppy Crafts sells some of them in Australia, otherwise check out www.amybutlerdesigns.com and see where you can get them. The bag has EVERYTHING you could want in a craft tote, whatever your medium.

Thanks for checking this out!


5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / 7Gypsies in Melbourne??? on: December 04, 2005 02:19:16 AM
Hi all

does anyone know if any shops stock most/a lot of the 7Gypsies stuff in Melbourne?Huh?

I am addicted to this brand.......

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Anyone know a good book on intarsia or colourwork? on: January 25, 2005 08:51:51 PM

I am dying to get a good book on knitting intarsia but amazon seems to only have books about woodwork intarsia (decorative inlay). Can anyone recommend a good book? Even one about colourwork generally that has a good section on intarsia??

Hope someone can help!

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Can anyone recommend a good book on intarsia?? on: January 25, 2005 08:51:05 PM

I am dying to get a good book on knitting intarsia but amazon seems to only have books about woodwork intarsia (decorative inlay). Can anyone recommend a good book? Even one about colourwork generally that has a good section on intarsia??

Hope someone can help!

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Any one got "last minute knitted gifts"? on: January 05, 2005 07:59:08 PM

I am keen to buy this, but wanted feedback from someone who has already bought it - Anyone??


9  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / All-Aussie Year-Long Swap??? anyone interested?? on: December 28, 2004 04:43:49 PM
Would anyone be interested in an all-Aussie year-long swap?

There are two US ones going on at the moment, they are sending something each month. I think it would be great! I am happy to be the organiser.



Anyone who is interested, please PM me, or email claire.m.kelly@gmail.com

10  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Anyone from Fremantle? on: November 21, 2004 06:58:02 PM
Hi Western chicks!!

I am going to be in Fremantle for a conference for a few days and I have a fair bit of time off, including a Saturday afternoon, a Sunday and a couple of weekdays.


Any craft shops/wool shops/markets I have to go to? Markets especially.


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