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1  A little cow pouch.. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by whimsicalimpulse on: December 17, 2011 01:20:28 PM
Here's a little cow pouch I made for a friend for Christmas.. first time using this pattern (It's by Keyka Lou)... so there's a few things I could improve on, but I really like it.  It will be hard to give up!


Cow Zip Pouch Front by palominovet, on Flickr


Cow Zip Pouch Back by palominovet, on Flickr

C&C welcome.. thanks for looking Smiley
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2  Paper Piecing Dragons... :) in Quilting: Completed Projects by whimsicalimpulse on: December 17, 2011 01:16:02 PM
Hi!  I don't post on Craftster near as much as I should or would like to.. my mother just finished this quilt a few weeks ago.  She paper pieced all of the dragons using a pattern from Paper Panache.  I think it's beautiful, but it took her a long time!  This was for my dad, who loves dragons and the color blue..

dragon quilt 1 by palominovet, on Flickr

dragon quilt 2 by palominovet, on Flickr

Also posted it on my blog...


Thanks for looking!  C&C Welcome.
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3  Peasant top with ties- Simplicity 7169 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by whimsicalimpulse on: April 19, 2010 03:22:25 PM
Hi!  This is a top I started several years ago and never finished... I'm mostly okay with how it turned out, except it is a bit wonky in the back (though I think it's just the way I used the ties to tie it)

Here's a pic of the pattern.. I found at a thrift store, banged up but still usable. Smiley


And the front..


And last, the back


Comments and constructive criticism welcome.. I realize it's not perfect at all.  I'm just glad to finally have it out of my UFO pile!
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4  A few simple and small quilts from over the years.. in Quilting: Completed Projects by whimsicalimpulse on: April 11, 2010 11:52:58 AM
Here are a few quilts from over the past few years.. I helped with the Star Wars one, and my mother made the two others which are baby quilts.






Thanks for looking!
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5  Horse Ornaments in Winter Holidays by whimsicalimpulse on: April 11, 2010 11:45:53 AM
I made these a few years back but never posted them.

The first is an old grand champion horse..


The second is an old breyer stablemate:


I basically painted them using acrylics (metallics worked the best) and once they were dry I believe I put a clear finish on them (it's been so long!) to help seal the acrylic paint.  Then I drilled a hole into the back with a dremel and inserted the eye hook.  I have made a few more of these since then out of some of the newer Breyer Stablemates.  I didn't paint them, I just added the eye hook and some ribbon to hang them up on the tree. Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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6  Pleated handbag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by whimsicalimpulse on: April 08, 2010 09:48:45 AM
I have been trying to use up some of my fabric stash when I have some spare time.. I used Simplicity 2396 that I got at Joann's for $1.  I am actually really happy with how it turned out, other than sewing my button on a bit wonky.  And I know not everyone will love the green lining fabric (or the purple button!) with the pink outside fabric... but I used up some really old scraps in the process so I am thrilled Smiley

The pattern was awesome, but don't try to skip steps.. LOL.  I ripped out a lot of seams due to my desire to get done faster.  Oh well, lesson learned. Smiley

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7  Old buffet (with before pic) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by whimsicalimpulse on: January 09, 2010 08:52:48 PM
Hey all, last summer I found a wood buffet at a local thrift store.  It seemed to be in really good shape (just a bit worn) and I wanted a place to store my books and notebooks.  I know I know, an ordinary bookcase would have been fine but I love how this turned out.  It seems more sturdy too than any of the new bookcases in my price range (my books tend to be heavy and bow the shelves).

So with some help, I sanded it, primed it, moved the shelf in the bottom up a couple of inches to allow for the height of the notebooks.  Then I painted the outside black and the insides a light blue.. then made shelf liners, drawer liner, and a top liner to try to protect the paint when I realized... the black had a tendency to chip in 'high traffic' areas.  This was my first project like this, so I am sure I must have gotten the wrong type of paint, or primer, or both.  But I am, overall, really happy with it.

Here are some pics.. and please, if any of you know about painting wood... what did I do wrong???  And in the first pic the paint looks streaky, though in the normal light of the room I've never noticed it before! Thanks for looking!

Edited to add before:

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8  Very bright laptop/school bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by whimsicalimpulse on: January 09, 2010 08:34:49 PM
I made (with help) a new bag just before the fall semester, and although I've been using it for several months now, I wanted to go ahead and post it.  I used the same pattern as I used for my 'cow bag' from the year before.  I love it!  Thanks for looking! Smiley

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9  Fabric color/pattern questions- too much going on? (3 pics inside) in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by whimsicalimpulse on: June 23, 2009 10:43:12 PM
I am moving into an apartment soon and plan to use as much of my stash as possible to make it 'homey' feeling before school starts up again.. I was just wondering about the use of some fabrics in my bedroom..

I was planning to maybe use the following two in one area.  I am going to use the solid pink for curtains (pending whether or not they just bring out the 'antique' in the 'antique white' walls..) and then the patterned fabric, I would like to make two panels out of.. there is going to be a 6ft long banquet table centered under the window that I will use for studying/crafting when I have time.  I will use the panels on the front part of the table to dress it up a bit.

The following three fabrics I am going to use for the daybed that I already have a cover for.  The cover is made out of the dark brown corduroy and the lighter tan fabric.  I was going to make some additional pillows for the daybed out of the turquoise fabric.  Here's a pic

And all the fabrics together:

Too much going on?  I'm kinda thinking so but I want to see if anyone else agrees..
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10  Cow Bag (4 pics) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by whimsicalimpulse on: June 20, 2009 01:51:00 PM
Mom and I made this last year before I started vet school... I thought it was appropriate!  I hope to make another this summer that has horses Smiley  We used a pattern.. not sure which one.. that called for quilted fabric.  But the choice of quilted fabrics is so slim, I just found some fabric that I liked, then we cut out all the pieces and quilted them individually before sewing everything together.  It is really really sturdy and is still holding up very well!

I love it!  I've gotten a lot of compliments and people asking where I got it also.  It's the perfect size for my laptop, one of my smaller books (some of them are enormous!) and some pads of paper.

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