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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Slowly Pimping My Car! on: January 03, 2011 02:56:22 PM
My car is in desperate need of tidying and re-upholstering - the inside hasn't been touched for nearly 40 years!
The drivers seat was ripped up and all the padding had sunk completely so whats a girl to do? In other words, what's a crafty girl to do? Give you two guesses...

So I spent a few hours sewing and crocheting my new car seat cover.  Its in situ for now, all I need to do is replace some of the padding in the seat, tape it up and secure the bottom panels somehow Im thinking gluegun

The main fabric is upholstery corduroy that I received from a Freecycler.

I used some of the brown cord for the tree branch applique then used this http://mycrochetstuff.blogspot.com/2008/05/little-flowers-with-leaves-free-crochet.htmlpattern (minus leaves) to crochet the blossoms.

For the back and sides I used a faux suede fabric that was given to me by a friend. When I first made the top of the seat it didnt quite fit so I cut and seamed a triangle out the back, sewed tiny buttonholes with my machine and used shoelaces for a corset effect!

I need to make some adjustments still but I'm really happy with the outcome  Grin
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mummy Bag! on: October 23, 2010 08:18:22 AM

Here's my mummy bag  Cheesy I'm very happy with it, even though it took forever to figure it out and my fingers have many, many pinholes in them!
It's my own pattern and I'm still in utter shock that it turned out as good as it did!

I can't upload the other images I have as they're too big and don't have a chance right now to resize them so please visit my new little blog if you want to see more, sorry about that!

Sorry, I've taken this project off my blog during a re-vamp!

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My new nappy/diaper bag! on: March 20, 2010 02:15:01 AM
I'm so happy with this bag, it's so cute!
I got the tutorial from here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=38622.0

It's made from old clothes and were given to me for cutting up.

I can't wait to start using it!

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Freestyle cross-stitch! (*!SWEARING!*) on: November 12, 2006 08:42:26 AM
I heard about subversive cross-stitch and wanted to have a go, I didn't realise that one phrase was used as a kit... hence mine looking different!
I've never done this before so sorry if anyone is offended by it

And this is a bag I made for my sister. She's just started her first teaching job as an art teacher and it's her birthday at the end of the month.

close up of cross-stitch girly!

Thanks for looking  Grin
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Forget blues and pinks! Multicolour psychedelic babyquilt! on: October 17, 2006 02:58:12 AM
It was our 2nd anniversary yesterday but hubby is bunged up with a cold so we didn't do anything. Instead I spent the day making this psychedelic babyquilt! It's the first quilt I've ever made and I'm rather proud, machine stitched in the ditch and used an old thick-ish curtain for the batting. It's far from perfect but I like it!
I'm not pregnant - YET so this will be put away for the (hopefully not too far) future.

Full frontal


underbelly with crappy embroidery!

Thanks for looking, feedback is totally appreciated but don't feel pressured!!  Grin Wink Grin
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Instead of felt... on: August 29, 2006 07:42:06 AM
Hey everyone!
I love the various projects that can be done with felt but as it is made out of animal furs only, being a vegan it's on my 'won't touch that stuff' list!
Does anyone know of a similar fabric which isn't animal based?
I'd love to attempt so many things, like applique done with blanket stitch instead of machine etc.

I really hope someone can help

Love Gwno  Kiss
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Problems sewing through layers... on: August 28, 2006 03:28:44 AM
Hello everyone!
This is one of my first posts but I've been around for about a year and really admire all your work.

I have a problem, as in I can't get any of my machines to sew through multiple layers. Well, they start to sew through it and then everything goes wrong!
If I try I end up jamming or breaking the needle or wrecking the motor belt.

The reason I'm asking here is because I'm making a corset and will soon have to sew through four layers... I'm worried, scared and putting it off!
I know it must be something I'M doing wrong and not the machines, is there anything you guys could tell me?

Thanks alot  Grin

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