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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / A little cow pouch.. 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
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Paper Piecing Dragons... :) 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.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Peasant top with ties- Simplicity 7169 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!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / My Double Deluxe Dressform Question on: April 18, 2010 08:40:42 AM
I've looked on the forum and can't find anything that specifically addresses this.. but if I missed it please point me to it.

I have this dressform, and I know the back waist length is adjustable.  However, I have lost my instructions and can't figure out how to adjust it!  I'm hesitant to just start messing with gears inside it, since they are primarily made of plastic.  If anyone happens to have this dressform or has any suggestions, please help!  Thank you so much.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / A few simple and small quilts from over the years.. 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!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Horse Ornaments 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!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pleated handbag 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

8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Ruffler Foot for Janome 625E on: April 08, 2010 07:32:16 AM
I have been looking at getting a ruffler foot off of eBay.  One seller has a less expensive screw on foot that would fit my machine, and the other is a snap on foot.  Does anyone have suggestions as to which actually would be better?  The seller told me the more expensive snap on would be better but at over double the price of the less expensive one (39.99 vs. about 16.99), I am really not sure if I should 'bite' for it.

Do any of you have suggestions?

I have tried gathering on my serger but the results are not nearly as satisfying as what I see on the 'ruffler foot' videos on youtube!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old buffet (with before pic) 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:

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Very bright laptop/school bag 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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