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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Toss this! on: October 29, 2006 07:11:21 AM
My dog, Ayres, loves to pull & tug & chase, I saw some fleece tugs at the pet store.  Fleece rope/tugs are better than real rope because you don't have to worry about them swallowing threads blah, blah, blah.

They're not overly expensive, but I already had everything at home, so here's what I made (and of course you need action shots  Cheesy)




It took about 20 mins to make, not long at all.   She's still playing with it 90 mins later   Shocked
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / I'm calling for my money :) on: October 25, 2006 10:12:41 AM
I'm one of those women who needs as little as possible when I'm running out the door to shop.  Basically; money, plastic & my cell.  I wanted a wallet solution that could handle these needs  Tongue

So this is what I came up with:

It has 4 card slots, 1 velcro money pocket and my cell phone pocket.  It has a d-ring to hang a hand strap or loop it over my finger Cheesy




It is perfectly square but the photos are off.  I do need to make a few adjustments when I do the next one.  I want to switch the money pocket to the other side and move the plastic cards to behind the cell.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Princess & the Jumper on: October 16, 2006 08:21:28 PM
A friend of mine has two adorable girls; one need a Princess Costume and the other needed a cozy Fleece Jumper.  I normally sew purses for fun, but figured I'd give the clothes a go.  After A LOT of swearing and some seam ripping, I finally finished!  I'm really pleased with how they turned out; I haven't made clothes in YEARS   Shocked

The Princess dress has a matching cape.  The dress is a combo of 3 different Simplicity patterns with some modifications on top of that.  I drafted the pattern for the cape.



The jumper is 100% reversible, so is the hat.  I drafted the Jumper pattern & the hat pattern is from a charity site.



4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Boy Bento on: September 14, 2006 04:38:18 PM
I LOVE Bento boxes & wanted to get two for my children.  I found some that I had to have, but they didn't come with insulated bags like traditional lunch kits and my children both needed that for school.  So I made one Cheesy

This one is my son's.  My daughters is the opposite side of the oil cloth, a retro flower pattern.



5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / School is in! on: September 05, 2006 10:07:01 AM
It's been ages since I hit the fabric stash, but my 5 year old daughter needed a backpack for school.  I made my own pattern, but can't say I would make it the same way again.  I have blisters from sewing in the zipper portion and I used my machine  Cheesy Tongue

Anyway, it went over so well!  I can be her hero for a few more years  Tongue




It is lined with oilcloth and has two side elastic pockets and one front, line snap pocket.  It has a vinyl bottom for durability & padded straps.

PS.  I took the background out of the first pic to save you from seeing my neighbor's hairy back  Grin
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sewing Mojo found! on: March 23, 2006 11:59:08 AM
I haven't been sewing very much, but have been admiring so many purses on here lately, that it gave me the kick (and inspiration) to get back into it Smiley

This is what I came up with, after browsing (and oogling) some Marc Jacobs purses on Neiman Marcus  Shocked

I drafted a pattern using a couple elements from the purses as my inspiration.  Final product below Grin  No cows were harmed in the making of this purse :lol





It has an inside zipper pocket, outside zipper pocket, sunglasses case and fully adjustable handle Tongue
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Hye Wonhye Chair on: May 02, 2005 04:46:23 PM
My office chair was looking worse for wear (after being christened with paint, sharpie, scissors), but still very comfortable, so I decided to re-cover it.







The symbol is the Adinkra symbol "Hye Wonhye" it means imperishability and endurance.

I'm usually making purses, but I really like how the chair turned out.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Red-dot Wristlet/Clutch/Belt Purse on: April 22, 2005 11:43:27 AM
I finally broke down and made myself a purse (all the others have been sold or given away)  Grin

I found the bracelet, that inspired the color combo.  I had the idea in my head from a few purses on here and what my needs are on a daily basis.

The back has a belt loop, the inside has a divided side (to hold bank cards/ID/cash) and a regular pocket for lipstick and a few other essentials.  My keys have a small snap to fit onto the zipper.

My husband saw it and gave me heck for buying another purse  Grin  He couldn't tell I made it   Tongue




Opinions?  Suggestions?
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cheeky Book on: April 22, 2005 07:44:44 AM
I drafted a pattern for a cheque book wallet.  After a little fiddling, it was finished Smiley



I love the closure.  It's a magnet surrounded by sewable vinyl, it's strong enough to work through the two layers of medium-heavy fabrics.  Best of all, it's invisible  Cheesy

What do you think?

ETA, you can see in the picture, but there's a zippered pocket behind the cheque book.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / For stiffness on: March 06, 2005 06:09:00 AM
I've been trying to find the perfect "interfacing".  I've tried quite a few things and have found one that works  GREAT.  It's Aida Cloth.  The very stiff material used to crossstitch on.  It has to be sewn on, but a quick zig-zag stitch around the edge takes no time.    because the surface is a little rough, it "grabs" onto the outside fabric and you don't have to worry about shifting.

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