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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: silk print smock top from wrap skirt on: January 02, 2009 03:25:01 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.  I love the colors!

How does it close - Did you use a zipper, hook & eye?  I'm too scared to ruin nice fabric with a bad zipper-job, but this is so nice I might have to give it a try with a stretchy material for the top part.  Smiley

Mine doesn't "close," because it doesn't "open." I cut it to fit close to the body, and the fabric is non-stretchy. So it's a pull-over. I kept the yoke very short so that it would be able to lay smoothly on my shoulders/back/top of my chest, and then the extra free-flowing fabric below that gives me room for movement.

does that help? =)
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / homemade stuffed kitsune (Japanese fox spirit) on: December 09, 2008 11:37:17 AM
hi, Craftsters! It's been a LONG time.

So, I made this for my friend for her birthday. She wants kids someday, so I told her I would start learning to make stuffed animals now, so that her kids could have a whole menagerie of homemade toys one day. She has a moose, a squirrel (moose and squirrel, get it? haha) and a kitsune now.

This kitsune is made from recycled fulled wool double knit fabric (the salmon coloured parts), leftover corduroy (the ivory), leather scraps and buttons taken from an old sweater I turned into rags (the eyes), and wool roving that I needle-felted to its paws, ears, tails, and chest for shading and/or fluffiness. Pattern is my own design.

I took these pictures before I made it a little navy blue cardigan, like a fisherman's sweater, out of an old sweater of my own that my boyfriend put in the wash (and shrank).

like it? =)

I needle felted a little heart tattoo on its bum!

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: ginormous (well, for me) fairytale embroidery on: August 26, 2008 04:24:06 PM
this is incredible!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Gorgeous Choker Swap Gallery on: August 20, 2008 11:27:07 PM
cayca - it is MARVELOUS on! I must admit, I saw pictures of it earlier (hee!) but it is even better here, on you!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Jacket! on: August 15, 2008 09:35:53 PM
wear it with jeans, wear it with skirts, wear it with T's if you feel like you need to dress it down - just wear it, because this totally rocks! (seriously, have you not seen all these big collars on everything for fall? You're just ahead of the curve!)

Oh, and I think you may have mis-titled your post? This is not "A Jacket!" this is "An AWESOME Jacket!"

bravo, well done indeed.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Octopus dress on: August 15, 2008 09:32:26 PM
this is fantastic! The octi fabric is great, but I think the overall scheme makes the entire thing better - you've got some awesome colour sense! Looks very well made, too, and your daughter is downright adorable.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / leather + sterling bullion on: August 15, 2008 09:11:39 PM
I had this cut piece of leather that I'd stiffened with resin left over (it was a practice piece to test my ideas about resin and leather) from the Gorgeous Choker Swap, and I really wanted to use it. Then I came up with the idea of using up some of my sterling silver wire by making bullion. I played around with it for a while and came up with this, which uses up some spare freshwater pearls and a bit of silver chain that I'd been saving for just the right project.

What do you think? Boyfriend says it's strange, but I think I like it. The drapey silver loops make me think of a chandelier, you know? I would love to hear what YOU think. Wearable? Wonderful? Weird?

the toggle closure is on the side, in the front. I thought it looked neat there. Here's a picture of it on me, but I took it in a mirror, so it's reversed! =)

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Gorgeous Choker Swap Gallery on: August 13, 2008 08:24:51 PM
I adore it! I don't own any key-jewelry, but I have always loved them, so this is like a long-awaited necessary piece! I've never done a lot of wood-bead jewelry, but now I can't for the life of me think why NOT - it's wonderful, isn't it?

aww, maehem, I think you'd better brace for a bunch of orders Wink thanks, gal!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Gorgeous Choker Swap Gallery on: August 13, 2008 03:23:14 PM
sorry for the huge photo, ladies - I keep resizing the thing and photobucket seems to think this gorgeous choker needs to be shown off in a BIG way.

Isn't it lovely? Okay, okay, it's the one necklace playing with the choker clique, but as I don't wear actual chokers that much, maehem kindly thought of that and made mine longer. I really love it, thank you! It's an antique key, with wood and glass beads strung on twine - so earthy and pretty, it's just perfect for fall! =)

I didn't get pics of all the sweet little extras that she sent, but the felt ornament (shaped like a pretty chandelier!) is hanging from a lantern in my bedroom. The bf hasn't noticed yet Wink I think we'll have to wait until spring to start the tomatoes, because fall frosts hit hard here (and in as little as another 4-6 weeks, we might have our first one), but I know just the little person that might enjoy doing this with me!

thanks, maehem - it was such a sweet package, and a lovely choker!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: leather + resin = I basically made vinyl on: August 07, 2008 05:36:20 PM
wow this is amazing!!!  would you be willing to make another and trade or sell it?Huh  i LOVE this so much!

wow, I'm so flattered that you asked, thank you! Hmm... I'd have to say ... maybe. Better PM me, if you are still interested, rather than carry on this conversation publicly here. I admit, I feel like I'm already busier than I'd like to be for the last month before my program starts, but make me and offer and we can talk? =) cheers - and thanks again, it's totally mind-boggling to be asked something like this!
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