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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tall Tree Tote Bag on: April 15, 2007 06:16:44 PM
So, Ive been on a HUGE tree kick lately, and also have been really feeling the tote love... So this is my latest creation. It was made with this really great wool tweed stuff that I got for $5 a bolt at a vintage clothing sale. The lining is denim with quilting cotton for the pockets. Oh, and did I mention the thing is HUGE? Well, let me know what you guys think...

action shot!

2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / flannel animal pillows, lots of pictures, watch out, bandwidth. on: February 12, 2007 04:17:24 PM
so, im pretty slow posting these, but i made these pillow animal toy things for my niece and nephews this christmas. i had never made stuffed things like these, i pretty much just sketched out the shapes i wanted to make, then cut them out and sewed the together like sammiches. so, for your crafty perusal, with no further ado:


(personal favorite)

pile up
thanks for looking!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / ok, so im pretty sure im actually crocheting now... on: December 16, 2006 08:47:18 PM
and not just slip stitching stuff together anymore. ive been making a ton of stuff for christmas gifts, so i thought i would post a few things on here.

scarf one, "grandma's casserole" color way

scarf two, has no name. sorry.

and my first hat! kindof elfy shaped, but i dont mind.

so my question for you more experienced crochet-ers (is there a word??) is this: i tried blocking another scarf byironing it under a damp towel, and it got rid of the twisty-flippy-ness, but it kindof smooshed down the actual texture of the crochet stuff. is there a better way to do this, or is the smooshing just an unavoidable part of the game? thanks for your help in advance!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / thrift store fabric purse on: November 29, 2006 03:09:36 PM
well, the design isnt really revolutionary, but this is my new purse, and the prototype for (hopefully) more bags from the thrift store fabric i picked up recently. ive decided wool felt is not the best material for the top though, as ALL LINT sticks to it. and im pretty linty. denim next time.
flat shot

and for scale

so... is this the kind of thing that might be sellable?
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / first crochet project- chunky tasseled scarf on: November 21, 2006 08:21:32 PM
is that how tasseles is spelled? is that even a word? i dont know. but this weekend i decided to learn to crochet, and here are the fruits of my labor.

and the closeup!

i kindof have developed insane love for chunky yarn. what do you think?
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / boxy tote from forest fabric on: November 06, 2006 07:59:39 PM
this is a pretty basic bag i made, based loosely on a army surplus bag that i love the dimensions of. its for my boss, and its from one of the new amy butler fabrics from kokka, and lined with brown flannel.

sorry about the low quality of the pictures, i generally try and finih things before the sun goes down, but daylight savings time has totally messed with my plans, and i plan on giving it away tommorow. thank for looking!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / pleaty bag in flower fabric. on: October 22, 2006 04:12:27 PM
do. i had seen some bags on this forum that had this shape and really loved them, so i decided to try my own. the fabric was 1.50/yd on clearance at joann, and i tea dyed it to make it a little less bright, but i think it really ended up making it a little dingy looking...never a good thing. i think ill try bleaching the material a little next time i use it, because it is ludicrously bright.
its fully lined with a light green fabric with pockets in a blue courderoy.

the whole thing is a little wonky and uneven, but i think the next time i make it i can streamline the process and fix that stuff. i think i will try this kind of purse again but in a more palatable fabric. any suggestions?
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / simple camera case from amy butler fabric (now with tutorial!) on: September 26, 2006 07:11:06 PM
so my mom wanted an aps camera for her birthday, and even though i told her again and again that it will be obsolete in a few years, she still wanted one to replace the one she had that broke. anyway, i digress, i made this case for her camera. its pretty simple, but i could put up a tutorial if anyone is interested.

ok, so this is my first tutorial, so i hope it isnt too confusing, and im not sure that the images will appear big enough on the site, so you might want to save them and then open them in a program you can look at them larger in. thanks for looking!

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / fabric wrist cuffs on: September 26, 2006 07:03:51 PM
i saw some fabric cuffs in the swap forum, and i thought i could try and make some. i also had about 1/3 of a yard left from some fabric i had made a scarf from. here are the results.

the middle one is supposed to be wood-grainy. let me know what you guys think.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / bubble skirt from flower-print sheet on: August 28, 2006 02:36:33 PM
ok, so this is A) my first post and B) the first thing i have ever sewed from a pattern. so, i just had to show it off. it was made from an old sheet i got at a thrift store a few months ago, and new look 6594, view H. i wore it to my husband's office with no "youre wearing a sheet" heckling, so the next step is to wear it in front of my mother...

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