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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Super easy cute shirring dress! (^_^) on: February 13, 2007 11:54:46 PM
So I made a dress on my long summer holidays (waaaaah, they're nearly over! Cry )

I was recently intrigued by elastic shirring and I decided to give it a go and I came up with this...its basically a tube with shirring to below the waist and some ribbon trim to make it a little prettier! The shirring took the longest - there are about 40 rows of shirring - booooooooring!

I think it turned out cute...what do you think?

From the front

and the back

I was thinking about putting some cute pockets on it but then I got too excited and I just had to wear it...I might still add pockets....later Grin

Enjoy...I'd love some feedback!
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Buttons, badges and patches swap on: February 01, 2007 05:03:34 AM
I love buttons, badges and patches!

You can sew them on bags, pouches, pin 'em on everything! And I have seen quite a few awesome tutorials here on craftster for patches and stuff!

I was thinking of novelty buttons, bought or crafted (crafted is more fun!)

Wouldn't it be fun to swap little pieces of fun?

...tell me what you think (^_^)
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Buttons, badges and patches swap on: February 01, 2007 04:57:33 AM
I love buttons, badges and patches!

You can sew them on bags, pouches, pin 'em on everything! And I have seen quite a few awesome tutorials here on craftster for patches and stuff!

I was thinking of novelty buttons, bought or crafted (crafted is more fun!)

Wouldn't it be fun to swap little pieces of fun?

...tell me what you think (^_^)
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Lots of green made into a tiered skirt = new favourite! on: January 28, 2007 03:31:21 PM
So I sewed a skirt, all by myself! I partially used this lovely tute here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=53584.0 and a bit of mum's advice. It has 5 tiers and I used fabric found entirely in mums sewing cupboard, each fabric has a identifiable origin (???what is she talking about???)...I'll explain, with the help of a pic...

The first fabric (top)is leftovers from a shirt that my aunt made, second is from a shirt of my late grandma, the third is from the ruffle from the hem of one of my aunts old dresses, fourth from one of her shirts and the final tier was from a sarong that belonged to my sister as a kid!

More pics?
Here it is laid out flat...

And some dodgy action shots...I had the camera on a 2 second delay so there wasn't too much time for posing. Cheesy

Oooooh I nearly forgot! I finally learnt how to do some embroidery style stitches on my lovely old elna machine! It's an old, basic machine so they're very simple stitches, but I wanted to use them anyway...
Here is a little daisy chain stitch I used on the seam b/w the last two tiers

And here is a closeup of the lace I did on the hem, I sewed the green stuff over the top of the lace.

So there you have it! Please enjoy! (I am definitely enjoying it!)
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Look what my mum made...spoon wind-chimes! :D on: January 24, 2007 05:42:29 PM
Here is something that my mum made that I thought would be apreciated here. Its some wind chimes made from some silver spoons Mum bought at a recycling centre. She flattened them with a hammer on an anvil (yes, we have an anvil) and Dad drilled some holes for her. Then she tied them to a piece of an old picture frame. Isn't it a great idea? And it makes a really nice tinkling noise!

Here is the picture!

Enjoy, and please give some feedback!

ps. my mum is cool

16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Stained glass embroidered patches, thanks Trifarina! on: January 24, 2007 05:28:25 PM
Here are the closeups as promised...
The face (the first one I did), I like his ugliness!

The rainbow cloud loveheart thingy!

And a leaf! I was kinda dumb when it came to using the variegated thread, that's why it looks so speckledy. I still like it though.

And if you missed it befoore, here they all are on my bag. I just realised that it looks a little funny cos there are some gaps. I had taken some of the buttons off to use elsewhere and I forgot to put them back on.

17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Bright reversible not-quite-a-hobo-bag bag! on: December 23, 2006 10:18:57 PM
Here we have a bag I made for my sister for Christmas...I made it from runnermom100863's tutorial, here...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=125025.0 The tute was wondrefully easy to follow, I am gonna make me a few more of these babies! I put fusible interfacing on both fabrics and it's reversible! Here are the pics...
Green side out hanging on one of our lovely evergreen frangipanis, of course we have an Aussie summer here! Woo!

Here it is warm colours out...

Here's a close-up. I stitched it all in yellow! I am in love with this bag

I almost wanna keep it for myself!

Enjoy! Comments are muchly appreciated!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! Grin Cheesy Grin Cheesy
18  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Arty notecard swap? on: December 12, 2006 04:13:23 PM
I have been browsing the swap forums for a while looking for a swap to participate in but I haven't seen anything I would feel comfortable doing at this stage (I have one swap under my belt! It was fun...)

I was thinking that I haven't seen any card like swaps lately. And I love notecards, like postcards, but you put them in an envelope. Snail mail is fun! At least that's what I do... Cheesy I like ATC's but I think I prefer notecards because they seem a little more useful!

So I was thinking a swap of maybe 6 notecards/cards each would be fun! I was thinking to make it fair, each card should have a certain amount of crafting on them.

Anyway, it's just a thought. I am unable to organise it anyway so it's an idea.

What do you think?
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / I learnt to crochet AND I made a long long stripey scarf! on: December 12, 2006 03:20:37 PM
Yay! I went to the library and got out some learn-to-crochet type books and taught myself to crochet! Yay! And to show that I actually couuld do it I made a scarf! A very very long scarf....it's stripey too. I used all sorts of yarn from my mum's wooden chest of yarn (she doesn't really knit or crochet much so she gave me free reign in there!) Anywho, time for some pics.

Here I am looking strange (as usual) modelling the scarf. It has gone around my neck twice.

And here it is showing it's full length. I couldn't stand the look on my face here so I gave me a 'no face' mask. Mehehe. Looks sorta creepy! Almost as white as my belly! Cheesy

And here is a close-up of the stitching and the yarns. I fiddled with the colour balances in PS so this shows the colours the most accurately.

I was originally gonna do it in wool and only wool...but then I wanted more colours...so it has a huge range of yarns, pure wool, acrylics and lots of it was recycled stuff that mum had gotten from undoing old jumpers so I didn't really know what type of yarn it was! BUT I am certainly in love with this scarf! It is summer here, and although it isn't super duper hot (at the moment it is...20 degreees celsius or 68F) I like to wear it around the place. It is very snuggly too...I call it my neck blanket!

Anyway, that was enough blabbing from me! Feedback is much appreciated! Grin

Love Rosie
ps. Its all in double crochet! I think.
20  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / "My First" ATC gallery for all the fabulous newbie ATC Artists on: December 02, 2006 11:03:40 PM
I don't like it, but I thought I'd share anyway. I'm not a huge fan of writing on art so I got out my anatomy textbooks and scribbled away. I think I could improve it by adding some colour to the skull (a neutral, creamy, brown colour to add depth) but I can't find our watercolours. Sad

Next time I try some ATCs I think I will do some chunky impasto acrylics.

I think I feel like this ATC is very flat, and I'd love to see what other's think? Honestly. Thank you!

ps. the pinky colour on the flower is actually a lot lot broighter in real life. Nearly neon in fact.
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