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1  Polar bear :) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by ronya on: September 30, 2006 11:57:09 PM
Here's the second bear I have made and the first toy I made for myself Smiley I make them as gifts but then I saw the pattern (http://www.planet-teddybear.com/bearpatterns/bearpatternspage4.shtml) for this one I just had to make it immediately and keep with me  Smiley Smiley

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2  One Very Serious Bear in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by ronya on: August 11, 2006 12:54:23 PM
My friend asked for a bear for her birthday:

Here's where I got the pattern: http://www.planet-teddybear.com/pdffiles/A_Teddy_two_Treasure.pdf, their bear looks like this:

but mine turned out rather differently since he's made from faux suede (isn't easy to find mohair where I live, if possible at all  Sad)
His arms, legs and head can turn which makes me very proud Smiley Smiley
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3  A horse who probably had some hippos in the family :) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by ronya on: July 19, 2006 01:18:06 AM
Here's my second toy - a horse for my friend. When she asked for a horse I told her straight away it won't be a graceful noble beast, but neither of us expected the result to turn out SO funny Smiley Smiley Smiley
I used a pattern in the Bean Bag Buddies book (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0715309927/102-5540848-9144124?v=glance&n=283155) - there is one pattern with minor variations for a horse, a bear, a rhino and a hippo, and I guess hippo would be the best from it Cheesy

Somehow I screwed up the tail and attached it ridiculously low, I wanted to change it but my friend said it was ok Smiley
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4  paper lantern (candle holder) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ronya on: July 16, 2006 08:48:51 PM
Here's a paper lantern I made from a gift box, some organza scraps and lace. It's not very safe but if you are careful and do not turn it over, it's ok Smiley

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5  One little dragon with brown eyes, taking his first steps out of the lair in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by ronya on: July 16, 2006 05:03:01 PM
This is my first toy, a dragon I made for my boyfriend. Have to wait a while untill we meet and I can give him the gift, but I just have to show it to somebody Smiley
He sits on my shoulder when I'm reading and likes to hide under my t-shirt so that only his tail is sticking out, and at nights he sleeps in my underwear drawer...I feel that it will be really hard for me to finally part with him Smiley
Sorry, the pictures were taken with my phone camera which sucks, but I couldn't wait till my Mom gets back from a vacation with a normal camera Smiley He's made from grey velvet. The wings are attached a but assymetrical as can be seen on the third picture, but I guess I'll live with it Smiley
Here's where I took the pattern from: http://www.wyrm.org.uk/cuddly/beanbag.html - the sewing inctructions there are really good.

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6  black&grey, flowers and a running horse - that's a messenger bag for my friend in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ronya on: December 21, 2005 08:27:27 PM
I made a new year present for my best friend and I can't help showing it to somebody since I can't show it to her before new year Smiley
I fell in love with the lining fabric! If I didn't love my friend more than everybody in this world, I would be so sad to part with it  Grin Grin I like that the flowers kind of don't look too girly if you know what I mean.
She loves horseback riding so I thought I'd decorate the bag with this leather horse applique. Can you believe I hand stiched it all the way round, and it took me like an hour, and then I was ironing it and accidentally burned the horse's tail with my iron! I was so mad. I'm proud I had the patience to cut out a new horse and start it all over again! Smiley

Here's the front:

with the flap opened:

and inside: it has a zippered pocket and a cell phone pocket (it can be seen on the left with a phone sticking out)

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7  Re: Little "patchwork" bag: blue faux fur and plain black in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ronya on: December 03, 2005 06:47:55 PM

I used this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49235.0, but it has sides and bottom all one piece (called 'edging' there) and I had them separate: bottom and two sides.

Here is how the outer part was assembled together:

First I made front and back: 3 rows of 3 squares then stiched together row by row. Then I made sides and bottom (rows of 3 squares again). Then I stiched front and back to the bottom, and the sides after that. The lining was assembled the same way just it didn't consist of squares thanks God Smiley Smiley
And after that I followed the tutorial I gave the link to for the top part with the zipper. (Ah, and that bag has different straps - mine were sewn between the layers before I turned the thing inside out.)

If that doesn't make much sense or you have more questions, just ask! Smiley
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8  Little "patchwork" bag: blue faux fur and plain black in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ronya on: December 03, 2005 07:26:05 AM
Here is the latest of mine: I used scraps of blue faux fur and black fabric for the outer part and nice black and white fabric for the lining. (I'm not sure if the lining matches but i liked the fabric so much that had to use it) Thanks Randa326 for a tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49235.0) that helped me to figure out the zipper part Smiley

I had to stich the stupid squares together by hand because it was such a pain to make my machine sew straight - the fur kept sliding sideways.
It has a zipped pocket inside and a cell phone pocket which didn't turn our very prettyl...but it holds the phone anyway so I don't mind Smiley

I also made a hat (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/ronyo/shapka14.jpg) and hand-warmers-thingies (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/ronyo/warmers.jpg)of the same faux fur (didn't think such a small leftover piece of fur would make so many useful things!) so now they all are going to match Smiley Smiley
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9  I made a hat :) It is reversible (faux fur/corduroy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ronya on: November 21, 2005 02:18:04 PM

Here is a hat I made from scraps of blue faux fur and corduroy. I'd never made hats before so it was fun experience Smiley I didn't mean it to be reversible at first and was going to use corduroy as a lining but then I turned it out and couldn't decide which side I liked better.

I took a pattern from Burda magazine as a base (http://www.osinka.ru/Zhurnaly/2005/10-12/burda_10/27.html), it was a hat for men actually, but it was the only hat pattern I had so I modified it for me - added the "ears", etc.
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10  first skirt - confused with a pattern and bias cut, help me please in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by ronya on: November 17, 2005 12:37:05 AM
I'm going to make my first skirt. I bought fabric - it is, I guess, a blend of wool and something else, not heavy at all. And I'm looking for something like that:

Is it something like an a-line skirt (without the darts, I mean, and slightly flared on the bottom) and bias cut? I heard that bias cut is very tricky for beginners, so I'm not sure if I can manage it Sad

Could you please help me and advise what kind of pattern I should look for and if I have to bias cut it or I can get the same effect without it? (My fabric is not plaid like the one on the picture, it's all the same color)

Thanks a lot!
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