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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Soft Bots on: October 01, 2008 06:17:58 PM
More toys for Baby Showers! The Girl bots go to twins just born to our friends, their Dad is a big computer and ham radio geek. They were a big hit at the shower.

The boy bots were ordered by someone at the shower for a new baby and his 2 year old brother.

The rainbow patch on the Grey robot is a pocket, I remembered to take a picture of the back of these ones:

All made from scraps of random fabric and trims. But fully washable, a must for kids!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The hungry thing on: October 01, 2008 06:09:22 PM
I love to give toys as gifts.....this guy is going to a friends baby shower. He has no name yet but as you can see, he is a very hungry thing! He is made from knit fabric scraps. The mouth unzips and he "eats" the cake, pumpkin and gingerbread man.

Hope you think he is as funny as I do!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Little girl's fancy dress on: August 06, 2006 11:21:24 PM
My daughter outgrew her favorite fancy dress, so I HAD to make her a new one!

She had to have it to dance at our state fair on Friday, her Uncle's band was playing and this was the only way to convince her not to play drums too!  The buckles on her stroller tore some holes in the tulle, but I'm just going to sew another layer on top to hide them.  I don't think she will mind more fluff Smiley
This is the first piece of clothing I have sewn without a pattern.  I think it turned out O.K., but I wish the waist was a little higher.  Oh well, it is a learning experience and my girl loves it so I will call it a success!
Thanks for looking, LSE
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / soccer duffel on: June 13, 2006 04:04:15 PM
I promised my son I would make him a bag to carry all his soccer gear.  He picked out the fabric and strap.

It is based on a bag from 21 Terrific Patchwork Bags by Susan Briscoe (My fave bag book)  It's about 20 in. by 8 in. by 8 in.  Plenty big enough to hold all his junk.

He thinks it is very cool and we definitely won't get it mixed up with any one else's bag!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Hungry Frog on: June 13, 2006 03:52:19 PM
I wanted to make something fun for my daughter's third birthday.  She loves to put things inside bags, pockets, etc.  So this is the hungry frog....he has a zipper mouth.

I also made three bugs for him to eat.  They were lots more fun to make but took about six times as long!  Too much hand sewing!

He makes me laugh but I think the next one I make I will add a tongue Smiley
Thanks for looking, LSE
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 2 flowered bags on: March 25, 2006 11:07:46 PM
I just sent this off to sell at a local boutique......note to self, take better pictures next time!  I like the funky bright flowers.  It is lined with the same blue as the handles with 2 pockets.  My own pattern but inspired by one I bought.

This one went away to sell also but I wish I could keep it.  The flower is made from the scraps from one of my maternity shirts, I love the color!  This one is also my own pattern.

Thanks for looking!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Crazy Quilt Stocking on: January 07, 2006 09:58:16 PM
This is what I made my mom for Christmas.  She made all of us kids stockings when we were little and was using an old one of mine, but now she has one just for her!  This is my first real piece of crazy quilting I've done and I want to thank kiwikrafter for her help/inspiration.  I used lots of scraps from my stash and some vintage hankies for the front and some cute Santa stamps fabric for the back.  Lined with muslin to make it a little sturdier.

I used one hankie with a nice edge for the cuff, and an applique from the backing fabric.

I even managed to work in a spider.  My mom doesn't like bugs, but she didn't even find it till 2 days later!  I also used a folded fabric flower leftover from another project.

My mom loved it so much she wouldn't give it back so I could take pictures until yesterday!  Thanks for looking. Smiley

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / zip-it? on: January 05, 2006 12:09:56 AM
Anybody ever made on of these? 


It looks like the zipper is spirals around to make up the bag.  So many cool zips out there now but I wonder how long of one you would need?  I like the idea of being able to un-zip it and just be a pile of zips!  My daughter would love it, destruction-yay!

Hope I put in that link right..........LSE
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / old quilt, new post on: November 16, 2005 06:47:56 PM
I made this quilt about 2 years ago, before I knew of craftster. 

The pattern is Trip Around the World.  I made it for my Aunt who was visiting us (in Alaska, USA) from Australia I chose this pattern because she came from around the world and because during her visit she tripped down some stairs at my uncle's house and broke her neck!  She liked it a lot and used it quite a bit here, I don't think she uses it much at home, a little too warm.  This was my first project on my new sewing machine.  It came with a walking foot so I used it to make a diagonal gridfor the quilting.  The only problem was the one decorator fabric I pulled out of my stash to use.  Lots of skipped stitches, now I know I need an extra sharp needle.  I would definitely recommend a bernina!  Their classes I took on how to use my machine (after this quilt, of course!) were wonderfull.    -LSE-
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / 1st post, wedding quilt on: November 16, 2005 11:44:53 AM
This is my first post, but I have been enjoying looking around for a few months......I hope I can figure this out....sorry if this post looks bad, hope I will get better with practice!

I made this quilt for my sister-in-law and her new husband as a wedding gift.  She loves nine-patch and they both love "fall" colors.  I think you would call it a single Irish chain, six inch nine-patch blocks set on point with setting squares with two borders.  It is machine pieced and quilted, cotton fabrics and batting.  I had to piece the back because I didn't buy quite long enough fabric.....more interesting that way anyways!  It is about 100 inches square.  They love it and have been showing it off to everybody!


Arty shot:

thanks for looking!   -LSE-
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