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11  Re: Hat for my camera in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Deirdre on: July 13, 2007 05:59:43 AM
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12  Hat for my camera in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Deirdre on: July 12, 2007 06:47:54 PM
My dear sweet husband bought me a most excellent camera for my birthday and I have it on a tripod in my craft room.  I didn't want it to get all dusty (where is that maid?) so I made it a little hat.

Here's the hat hanging on a lamp while I use the camera to take the picture:

I just used patches of scraps and some leftover fringe. 

I didn't want threads hanging down all over my camera, so I finished the inside as well:

I think it's cute as the dickens.

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13  Re: Making Fringe from Yarn in Discussion and Questions by Deirdre on: July 06, 2007 12:43:42 PM
I just made some fringe.

Yeah!  Now I can make yards and yards.

The pile of yarn I used.  I will use a continuous piece of yarn next time; this pile was from my failed technique in post #1.

Setting up the grosgrain ribbon:

Sewing the scrap yarn onto the grosgrain ribbon:

The yarn all sewn on:

Sewing the grosgrain ribbon in half to make the fringe:

Yeah!  The fringe is done!:

The fringe sewn onto fabric:

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14  Re: magazine bowls (first project post!) TUTE ADDED!!! (have pic hosting issues..) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Deirdre on: June 12, 2007 07:20:07 PM
Here it is:

Side view:

Front view:

That's about 10 hours of work, and the disc is about 7 inches in diameter.
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15  Multiple runaround bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Deirdre on: June 07, 2007 07:35:30 PM
So tomorrow is my second craft fair.  I finished these bags up tonight -- reversable with a braided handle.

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16  Skulls, Roses, Velvet with Red Stripes purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Deirdre on: June 02, 2007 01:34:37 PM
For a friend's birthday gift:

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17  Re: Size 14 hourglass figure in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Deirdre on: May 27, 2007 04:57:48 PM
Well I saw this top and made one today, with some modifications.

Here it is:

It's big in places and needs tucking, but I like it.

I am currently working on Simplicity 3745 (the green one in the lower right corner) out of the same fabric, then if it turns out good, I will make it in a cute pink and green plaid silk.

Wish me luck!

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18  Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? in Craftalongs by Deirdre on: January 23, 2007 06:12:38 AM
I made a tote from pink twill, brown cordoroy, and cotton print:

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19  Re: Different Feet for Different Projects/Techniques in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by Deirdre on: January 22, 2007 04:33:35 PM
Ok, this foot is really cool.  It's the seven-hole cord foot.  Basically if you want to sew ribbon and other threads into place, you can use this foot.

Here's the foot:

You can use it with a cord holder that attaches to the leg of the machine:

Let's see this baby in action.

You can use up to seven threads/ribbons/yarn, etc.  Here's three -- a brown, a gold, and a brown, threaded through the top three holes.

I used the featherstitch to stitich them into place.

You can also use this foot to do gimping.  I used a piece of gimp, but frankly a piece of string would do, or embroidery thread or yarn.

I used the satin stitch to cover the gimping.

Here's what it looks like all sewn up.

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20  Re: What Do Different Stitches Look Like and What Do You Use Them For in Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions by Deirdre on: January 22, 2007 03:20:18 PM
The next stitch I have done isn't a stitch so much as a technique using different threads in my bobbin.

I took embroidery thread and wound it onto a bobbin.

Then I put the bobbin into the bobbin case, but I didn't run the embroidery thread through the tension.

I rolled my wheel forward one stitch to catch the embroidery thread with the upper thread, and pulled it out.

Because the decorative thread is in the bobbin case, sew with the fabric upside down.

I used the bridging stitch for my first decorative stitch.

This is what the bridging stitch looks like:

Next I used the zigzag stitch.

I used gold ribbon for this stitch.

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