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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Kanzashi brooch on: June 20, 2012 01:14:01 PM
Heya, the first is a kanzashi brooch I've made for my sisters birthday:



I've done several with cotton before and they're very cute, but I really like the silk used on this one...with any luck she will too!



2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tea wallet and camera case on: June 20, 2012 01:09:45 PM
This is a tea wallet I've made my sister for her birthday:



Inside empty

Inside with tea!

This is a camera case for my other sister (her name's Charlotte, hence the 'C')


Back (with little SD card pocket)

Rubbish picture but this is the lining.



3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Some old projects on: June 20, 2012 01:01:08 PM
A few acryllic paintings I did probably 6 or 7 years ago- I'd seen the pictures as digital images I think on deviant art and liked them so decided I'd do them on canvas. They live in my sewing room now!

This lady is biro on coffee stained paper, then run through a printer. Again based off a photo I'd seen online and liked, she lives in my lounge now and always gets really nice comments Smiley

And this is just pencil crayons, not really sure what this was achieving lol


4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / A few really old projects! on: June 20, 2012 12:53:21 PM
I'm breaking my several year long lurk to start posting again. These are all a couple of years old:

This is a notebook cover I made a few years back for a friend for Xmas

A Devildriver song I love, I haven't done anything with this however, it's still just on a scrap of calico!!

The front panel of a cushion I embroidered for my living room

A happy narwhal mini quilt! (He was on magnts too so he could be stuck up on a note board)

I'm keeping my fingers crossed I've rememvered how to post pictures...

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / raggy dolls...raggy dollss on: August 13, 2007 04:10:49 AM
weelll. after i ended my main schooling at 16, i made a doll similar to these out of my sports shirt. because thats what theyre for, right?

4 years later, ive just moved out of home and am currently on the jobhunt. which has given me a fair amount of free time. which has seen me digging into my stash and making a couple more dolls like the one i made a few years back (no pics of her though, sorry Sad)
but with more detailed clothing and with more of the techniques ive picked up along the way.

lola and rose.
lola is the first one i made, she has exactly the same face as the really old doll i made.
i made rose yesterday, shes got a happy expression.
theyre sisters.

these took me a fair while to make. the hardest part by far was the clothes though. im absolutely useless at dolls clothes! i embroidered each dolls name on the clothes though, i thought that was fairly cute.

after re-discovering my creepy dolly love, i think ill probably be making many more of these...hah!
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / MY FIRST GO!!! cupcake top on: July 01, 2007 03:13:58 PM
i sat down earlier and thought 'ooh i wanna learn to stencil onto shirts'

so...i looked at a few tutorials, found out what i needed and raced off to hobbycraft.
then i came back home, dug out some old (and admittedly a size too small now) shirts that i didnt care if i messed up.
theennn found the all important cupcake design. because a shirt isnt a shirt without a cupcake.

spent absolutely ages cutting this stencil out, tested it out on some paper with spray paint.

anyway. heres the before picture

this is after

and a couple of action shots

scuse the flab monster

i need to go over the black part again because it looks a little patchy, but im quite pleased with it for a first go. its usable atleast. im not happy with the placement of the cupcake, but it really was just to test out that it worked, i can do it again on a shirt that a)fits and b)isnt manky. woo!

thankyou crafter people for inspiring me to pick up YET ANOTHER craft to fill up my bedroom with  Cheesy Cheesy
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / lining help pretty please :) on: June 02, 2007 10:10:04 AM
hi there! im going to attempt this kind of thing soon
i can see how the outside works, but, how would one go about lining this? im really having trouble getting my head around it, can anyone help me please?
lis xx
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / bag and cushion cover on: May 29, 2007 12:10:17 PM
heya Smiley just two smallish projects here i did over the bank holiday weekend-
now, the bag i showed off in bags and purses already but that was for construction of the bag. i want to show off the patchwork here Smiley

its paper pieced, and quilted to batting to make the bag all snuggly and squishy.
just to show you the inside so you get an idea of the whole thing put together. took me about 8 hours to do the entire thing, and probably 4 of those to do the front panel.

now, this cushion-the front panel was originally intended to be for my new handbag. however, when id finished it, i thought 'hey actually, this is going to be too big. its...actually the perfect size for a cushion cover!' and so it was Tongue
again paper pieced, this one took alot longer to do than the bag panel, as its more detailed.

  kinda blurry sorry
the back.
im really happy with both of those.

and to finish off, i didnt make this one, but i found this cushion cover in a charity shop for about 25p-it looked all sad and lonely being the only cool grannysih cushion cover there so i rescued it and its sitting on my bed alongside my one i just made Smiley

yay for pretty things!!!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / quilted pinwheel bag on: May 29, 2007 12:01:25 PM
i decided the other day it was time for a new handbag...its my favourite bag ive made yet in the way of construction-only thing i would have done differently is maybe have the strap a little less long-its so i could wear it over my shoulder kinda across my chest but it still hangs a little low for my liking.
anyway, about 8 hours of work gives me this :

and full of my junk Cheesy

its already had a few comments, i took it out for the first time today, one of the girls at work said 'i cant believe you actually made that' Cheesy i felt really proud heh. anyways. im in love Smiley
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / the forgotten quilt (in progress) on: May 13, 2007 03:43:12 AM
hi Smiley im fairy new to quilting and patchwork although i have done a few crazy patchwork pieces.

i was at a car boot sale a few weeks ago, and saw this bag full of what appeared to be fabric. looked closer. in an ancient carrier bag for a shop that changed its logo many times since, was a lovely quilt! i asked the lady how much. she said it had been started a very long time ago (and looking at the styles of the clothes it was made using, id say late 70s early 80s) but had never been finished. shed like 1 for it (which is about $2 to americans Smiley) my jaw dropped and i had to have it. she told me she also  had a bag in the car that was full of the fabric to finish it off, and shed like another 1 for that...so i jumped at the chance. 2 for the lot.

got it home, spread it out on the floor, it was already fairly big but it was a very odd shape. so i set to work on it Smiley

so far, this is what it looks like. ive evened up 3 of the corners and the sides to make it almost rectangular. one corner is left to be finished, and im going to do one more row along the bottom. then ill add a brown border to bring it together a bit more, back it  with batting in the middle and quilt it all together.

this is a corner turned over to see construction.

ive never tried this style of patchwork before, i pretty much had to look at what shed done previously to work out how to do it. so it isnt perfect at all. but i think it looks lovely Smiley even if it is very, very retro!
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