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21  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Cruise Kit For A Bridal Shower Gift on: April 15, 2007 09:33:34 PM
I just posted this:

Thought that someone on this board might find it useful!   Grin
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cruise Kit on: April 15, 2007 09:31:27 PM
I am really really pleased with the sweet Cruise Kit I made for a friend that is getting married.  She is going on a cruise for her honeymoon and being that I love to make totes I thought, "Hey, why don't I make her something to take on the boat."  And behold this was born.

The picture is rather blurry, I guess I was too happy when I took this so here are the items I included:
Tote Bag (I made and lined, can't see the lining it is brown)
Sunglass case (I made, same fabric as lining of tote with cool turquoise string pull)
Zipper pouch (I also made, still trying to get good at zippers...)
Phone card
Dramamine (for sea sickness, hope she doesn't need it!)
Beach towel
Flip Flops
First Aid Kit (seemed like a good item, only a buck)
Hand lotion
Hand sanitizer
Playing cards
Mints (because the mini altoid tin is cute)
Shout Wipes

Here is a picture of the 3 items I made:

Lucky me we have an awesome dollar tree in town and most everything that was bought came out of there with the exception of the beach towel and the Dramamine (Target had 5ft beach towels on sale for $4.50 and they are SO soft).

Any suggestions of things I should add/take out?  I thought about adding a passport holder too.  Any links to good tutorials would be AWESOME!  Grin  Thanks!
23  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Simple Pattern for 4 fabric choices on: April 14, 2007 06:21:13 PM
I am wanting to make a quilt using 4 different fabrics.  I have made 2 quilts before (both simple block quilts) one seen here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=125383.msg1208518#msg1208518

The fabric are prints (all of puppies) so they can't be too small or you will loose the pictures on them... now that I am typing this I am thinking to myself "just do the blocks" but I am wanting something a little different...

Any suggestions would be awesome...Thanks!!!  Grin
24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Origami Fabric Bag *Link to tutorial added* on: April 05, 2007 09:08:36 PM
I am taking a weekly beginner's sewing class and this is a bag that my teacher taught us how to make.  She called it an Origami Bag.  Very cute!  It is just 2 36 inch squares stitched right sides together and then turned with right sides facing out (making like one piece of fabric).  Then you do a few folds and a bit of sewing and ta-da a bag!  I want to make a smaller version...  It is on the to-do list  Wink

Outside of bag with drawsting pulled...

Front pocket of bag (the back is identical, with the same pocket)

Main big pocket of the bag

****ADDED APRIL 7th 2007*******

Smiley Thanks for all the compliments guys!!!  I really appreciate it.  I did not write this tute, nor is it what I used to make this bag but it seems to be the same thing my teacher told me to do.


Hope this helps.  I do not know what size this tutorial calls for but what we did in class was take 2 yards of coordinating fabric (1 yard is of outside fabric, 1 yard is the liner). Cut them so they are 36 inch squares and place them right sides together.  Now stitch them together leaving a small hole to turn it right sides out, then you stitch up the hole.  You are now working with "one" piece of fabric.  Now follow directions as the tutorial states.

**NOTE**  On step 2 of the tutorial it says to "stitch through all the layers of fabric only where the two pieces overlap.  This is VERY important!  If you sew through the whole thing you will not have a main pocket.  When you sew this you should have a funky shaped tube... I hope this makes sense.

I am going to try and make a smaller one later, if I do I will take some pics to post of the process.
25  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Warhol and Guitar Stencils on: March 27, 2007 11:25:46 AM
 Grin These are the product of my first time stenciling!  Yay!  I think I am hooked!  I used this great tutorial...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=44928.0
And my stencils came from: http://community.livejournal.com/stencil_swap/

This one if for my dad:

This one is for my cousin who is an art major:
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Butterick 4404- First Shirt! on: March 21, 2007 05:56:22 PM
I am taking a beginner's sewing class at the local Community College (one night a week for 2.5 hrs).  I am learning a lot!
Here is the first thing I have made in class a sleeve-less shirt!  It is Butterick Pattern 4404, View A

I think it needs to come in just a bit... I plan to make more of these, the pattern even comes with a sleeved version so that might be what I make next!
27  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / 2 Quilt Blocks + 3 Quilt Blocks on: March 13, 2007 07:46:12 PM
I am taking a "Block a Month" class at a local quilt shop.  I am really enjoying it and I thought I would share my makings...  The block on the left is an Easy Attic Window Block for January and the block on the right is a Heart Block for February.  We are using Batiks for the whole thing, what do you think?

*Update* Here are some more blocks from my "Block a Month" class.  We have a Bowtie block for March, A Fence Rail (also called Basketweave) for April, and a Pinwheel for May.  I found the Pinwheel very difficult but I love the way it looks.

28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Little Girls Skirt Into A Purse *Edited* on: February 18, 2007 09:39:04 PM
Bought this cute little skirt at the Thrift Store yesterday and added ribbon and handles today!  The handles are cream to match the stiching on the skirt, its hard to see in the picture.

Would this be something I could sell?  If so what would be a good price?  Huh

I decided I did not like the handles on my purse, the cream color completely clashed with the polka dot ribbon (and I was NOT getting rid of that cute ribbon).  So I bought white webbing and slapped them on tonight.  I am really pleased with the final product.

29  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Apples and Pears With a Booth! on: February 18, 2007 11:03:31 AM
I semi re-did my kitchen.  I bought a booth on craigslist and then bought this awesome Alexander Henry fabric "Apples and Pears" and made curtains.  I also have a gumball machine that I have not placed in the kitchen yet because the red paint is drying, but I will add that picture when I get it.


Comments?  Anything I could add to make it more awesome?
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / iPod Baggie on: January 18, 2007 07:53:13 AM
So when I got my iPod the first thing I wanted to do wasn't download music it was to make a case!  LOL  Well I got a rubber case with it for Christmas so to please the rents I put it on there to protect the iPod, but I wanted to make something.  I had all these little accessories to keep up with: earphones, an iTrip and of course the iPod.  So here is my creation, the iBaggie  Grin

The stripe one I made for myself.  You can see all the little goodies it will hold.  It has a small drawstring to keep it closed.  The light blue one is one I made for my buddy for Christmas.  It is kept closed with a snap (first time using a snap setter, what an awesome tool).  I really like having this in my purse so that all the pieces stay together (I am kinda OCD like that).  Grin
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