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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Cutthroat on: September 03, 2010 03:03:15 PM
incredible detail - excellent!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: this little piggy on: September 03, 2010 03:01:16 PM
really fun - excellent job!  Definitely make a set!

I am tossing my old set of kitchen cross stitch - my needlework hung in the kitchen really needs to be covered in glass  Tongue they are pretty grungy

so - looking for more fun and less traditional, this certainly fits the bill, I may copy yours!

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tampon Wallet/Roll on: August 27, 2010 11:38:39 AM
Great Idea - love the elastic too. 
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / for the love of two fabrics on: August 27, 2010 11:32:02 AM
Kwik sew 3684 - easy pattern but made a few alterations naturally

I got these two Japanese linens at a small fabric store near me - they have great products - Franklin Mill Store.

I wanted pockets inside and some sort of closure which I added with a magnetic snap. I wasn't sure how I was going to do the zip pocket so instead of cutting two of the lining material I made one side of the lining in two pieces like the exterior figuring that I would install the zipper in the seam (or something!) but that was unnecessary.

I would make this again in home dec weight so it's less floppy. My error with the 'car' fabric - I'm still learning about matching patterns. I thought I had spaced it right so that the car is more centered in the top band. Instead, I added the ribbon trim after to cover up the top of the next row of cars. Not 100% happy but I didn't have enough of the car fabric left to do the top panel over entirely.  This was a stash buster project - meaning that I have enough crap beautiful fabric and sewing supplies to make 100 projects - I should be able to make one with the stuff I have on hand.

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Smart Card Wallet - adapted from Amy Butler pattern on: April 15, 2009 10:29:07 AM
Hi all - I'm so in awe of all of your gorgeous bags and wallets but never get around for making anything for myself!  This is no exception.  Cheesy  My husband was in need of a wallet to carry all of the Smart Cards for his cameras.  The little plastic cases that the cards arrive in are varied in size and shape so he asked me to put something together. 

After much racking of the brain, I found a free Amy Butler pattern for a business card holder (link below) since the dimensions were about right and I liked the idea of a rigid panel to give the wallet some substance.   You crafters are all about making a pattern your own so I thought I'd share.  Fine detailed sewing is not my forte, but I think this will work.

Bright color so it is not lost in the dark camera bag:

Larger strips of Velcro to accommodate extra bulk:

I added a third panel and made a long 3/4" (finished width) tube and sewed it horizontally instead of using the card keeper directions. :

Even overengineered with extra interfacing, the keeper flap and extra panel, it's not that bulky:

Here's the pattern - PDF file ttp://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/Business_Card_Keeper.pdf  Despite the intricate directions, this was easy to follow.  I would definitely use this to make a "business card keeper." 
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute As A Button Bag on: January 17, 2009 04:45:49 PM
lovely project - great job on the layout and sewing
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Five memory quilts (ooooodles of pics) on: December 31, 2008 11:56:20 AM
Been off craftster for a month or more, crafting like crazy myself, traveling and finally a hardware failure....

This is the first thing I saw and I am so blown away by the handiwork and thoughtfulness.  This rocks and so do you.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ruffle Apron Mania! on: September 13, 2008 04:14:56 PM
Oh my gosh...these are fantastically cute!!!  Thanks so much for posting the tute...I will be trying this out soon.  And good luck at the fundraiser...do let us know how it went!  Smiley

Just so you know - I used a full fabric width for each ruffle - the pattern calls for 33 1/2 inch across 6 1/2 inches deep - but I used 45 or whatever it actually is.

For making massive amounts of gathering/ruffles - I zigzagged with a wide long stitch then ran a big darning needle with nylon thread up the inside, it took just a few seconds to do it that way, and no messing around with pulling threads that break

The event was a huge success, everyone had a great time and we made quite a satisfactory sum.

I got asked 10 times if the aprons were for sale....

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ruffle Apron Mania! on: September 12, 2008 07:13:53 PM
Thank you all - I brought them to the house this afternoon and the team went wild!  They all put them on and started dancing!

whoop!   Grin

All signs point to a well attended event tomorrow - I'm really psyched.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My gown that drove me craaaaazy.......... on: September 12, 2008 07:10:44 PM
Gorgeous - what a nice job you did!  I love the neckline, that really takes it a step above.  It looks beautiful on you.

and a nice family portrait as well!
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