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21  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Janome Magnolia on: December 26, 2007 10:37:39 PM
Hey all.  I just got a lovely Janome Magnolia 7306 sewing machine for Christmas!  I'm really only familiar with my mom's trusty, old-ish Singer, so it's quite a change but I'm excited!  It seems to be a pretty basic model, but I think Janome is a pretty reliable company, right?  Just wondering if anyone had any comments about or experience with Janome machines?  Smiley
22  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / 12 Days of Christmas Crafting on: December 06, 2007 01:08:29 PM
Hey everyone!  In two short days, I'm heading home for the holidays from college.  I don't get much crafting done when I am here, unless you count sketching, and I'm looking forward to having plenty of creativity time.  Here is my list of 12 crafting or cooking project I hope to do over break.  Many are things I've been wanting to try but haven't had the chance.  If I do one per day, it will be 12 days of Christmas crafting!  Just thought I'd share my plans for fun.  Smiley

1. Dipped Ritz - I have heard of these, but never made them or even seen them.  They sound simple and delicious, and I want to make them with a white chocolate drizzle and sprinkles on top... mmm.
Completed Dec. 11... I ended up making them with a peanut butter-butterscotch topping, and here's what's left of the first batch.  I think my decorating skills will improve with practice.

2. Polystyrene Ornaments - Might make some for gifts if they turn out very nicely.  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=206148.0)

3. Pajamas
Completed Dec. 12... I'm wearing my new jammie shorts now!  Oops, my wet hair dripped on them.  Please ignore the spots.

4. Cinnamon Apples - This is an old family recipe that my mom and Grandma make each year for the holidays, and I want to learn.

5. Aprons - I'm hosting a Christmas cookie party, and I'd like to make cute aprons for each of the chefs to wear while baking and decorating.

6. Knit a Scarf - I don't know how to knit, but hopefully a scarf will be pretty simple to figure out.

7. Pillowcases

8. Ice Candles

9. Pumpkin Brownies - Came across the idea here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210281.0) and they sound delicious.
Completed Dec. 8... turned out more like cake, but very yummy.

10. Felted Mittens

11. Gingerbread Men

12. Hoodie

Yay, I want to start right now!  Cheesy
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / White Wrap Top: TUTORIAL on PG. 3 on: August 27, 2007 05:02:39 PM
I made this out of white jersey (the bottom is from a T-shirt and the top is plain ol' fabric).  It's gathered with elastic under the chest and ties in the back.  It came out how I designed it, but it's a little more revealing than I like to wear.   Sad

Do you think it would be cute over another shirt?  I might also add a halter strap.

Opinions, please.

Here it is...

Another view.

With a sweater, how I'd be more likely to wear it.

24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Navy Blue Leafy Dress on: July 22, 2007 03:56:41 PM
The story is, I bought this fabric and some New Look pattern about a year ago.  I am not very big, and the pattern measurements showed that this dress would be too big for me (I didn't trust them... I should have haha)  so awhile ago I found it half cut out.  I have a major problem with abandoning projects.  I made some changes for both fit and style, and I still don't completely love it, but here it is, done except the hem, because I can't decide on the length.

I'd really love some negative, positive or neutral feedback so anything you'd say is great, thanks.



AWKWARD SHOT... with silver leaf belt I love:


Thanks, guys.   Smiley
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / This Bag Makes Me Happy! on: March 16, 2007 02:26:19 PM
I haven't sewn anything in ages, till this.  (No machine when I'm at college...  Cry)
It's a pretty simple bag, sturdy canvas with french seams and darts in the rounded corners for a little shaping.  It's not perfect but I like it very much and can't wait to use it! 

Here it is...

Detail with good coloring and the decoration-only buttons

See, there's a pocket inside

I do love my new bag!

All comments welcome; thanks for looking!   Wink
26  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Little Presents for Girls (about age 18) on: December 23, 2006 04:48:02 PM
I'm putting together gifts for a few friends of mine (don't worry, I'm not giving the gifts until a few days after Christmas).  I'd like to spend no more than $10 on each. There can be crafted parts, but I don't knit or make jewelry, so I don't know what that would be.  Mostly I'm looking for ideas of small purchase-able gifts, so I can put several things together for a fun present.  Again, all the girls are about 18.

Ideas So Far
* Socks
* Dirt Pudding Kit (from grocery store-- sentimental meaning Wink)
* Gift card to my favorite coffee shop, ice cream shop, or the movie theatre, but we're all in college in different towns, only together (and near these places) for Christmas and breaks.  So this might not work so well.

Please help, no idea is a bad idea!!   Grin
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Where to buy a quality, fluffy comforter? on: March 04, 2006 04:24:52 PM
I'd like to make a comforter cover for my twin or twin-xl bed for this fall... but I don't have the comforter yet.  Where can I buy a good quality, nice and fluffy comforter (plain white or whatever is fine).  The less expensive the better  Wink.
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Rounded Corners Bag (Picture Heavy) on: December 27, 2005 11:50:00 AM
I like my new bag.  Smiley

+ It is fully lined and all that.  It has an inner "mouth" pocket... there's bound to be a term for it, but I call it a mouth pocket.

+ The true colors are a dark burgundy-magenta-red with tiny brown print [ext.], pale lime [int.], and middle brown [strap webbing].

+ I had intended to use a wider webbing, but I used what was to be had where I live. 

29  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Webshots --> Craftster? on: December 27, 2005 11:47:29 AM
I used to use Photobucket and had no problems getting my pictures into a post, but now I'm using Webshots, and the only thing I can figure out to do is put links.  I don't like it when other people do that.  Help, please!   Smiley
30  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / The Basics of Notebook-covering or Journal-making on: October 09, 2005 06:45:33 PM
I'm new to this stuff, and though I've tried using the search feature, I'm having trouble finding basic instuctions on how to
1) decorate a notebook (like, how do you attatch stuff when you decoupage, and what to you cover it with?)
2) take a children's book and turn it into a journal
3) turn a gameboard into a journal.

Maybe someone can give me links or something... I hope so!  Thanks!  Wink
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