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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Metal hinged wallets?? on: December 06, 2008 04:30:09 PM
Does anyone know where I can find these for DIY purposes? I really want to buy some so I can paint them, yet I can't seem to find any blank ones (such as ones that are just solid colored)

anyone know where I can buy these in bulk?  Huh

I'd LOOOOVE to know!!

Thank you ladies and gents!!!

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / American McGee's Alice and #47 from Hitman Costumes on: November 08, 2008 04:02:08 PM
Sorry it's late! Smiley

Here are the actual characters:


And here are my Husband and I...He's not wearing the jacket, because it was actually really warm...
My costume was completely handmade (even the petticoat) and better pictures are to follow. (because you can't see all the little details that I worked so hard to include.)

I made the skull for the middle of the apron bow, and I also made her Omega necklace as well.


those spats and shoes were the only things NOT made by me....(necklace was handmade..sorry you can't see it too well)

My skull! (my fav part of the costume)
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Viva La Relativity! on: August 17, 2008 11:56:43 AM
so I'm sitting at home on a lovely afternoon...and I think "hey, I need a new skirt...and my husband could use one less T-shirt"

so I snagged up, and sewed up this beauty: (that youngster is supposed to be in bed for a nap! BUSTED!)

Side/Back shot

I'm a little upset that the "viva la" got cut off....but c'est la vie, no? Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Pink Picnic Skully Dress....of DOOM (pic heavy, sorry!) on: August 04, 2008 06:30:34 AM
so I have a company picnic that I have to go to....lame.
BUT it gave me an excuse to make my little one a new dress....and who can resist some shameless self promotion?  Wink

so I took the wee-monkey to the fabric shoppe, and let her pick out some fabric, and then of course buttons...if you can believe it, she actually picked everything (minus the zipper) out herself!

yep, those are skull buttons....and I love her even more for picking them out....

Action Shot!

such a lovely little monkey....  Grin
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / A pillow case? or a BBQ sundress? (pic fat) on: July 22, 2007 11:53:51 AM
so the kids and I are going to a BBQ today. Heaven FORBID I let my little angel go in something **gasp** store bought. So I pulled a vintage pillowcase out of the linen closet and **poof!** Summery dress!

Thanks goes out to Vegabee for in the Inspiration!! I always want to sew after reading her  posts!  Cheesy


she really likes how light it is.

such a cheeky little monkey!

and this is how much she loves it! Smiley

You can see that I had some issues with the zipper. I couldn't find the zipper foot for my machine, and I suck at hand sewing.

I also need to finish the hem on the bottom. Smiley

Comments are welcome!

Little BBQ action shot:

6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Sailor Jerry-esq Tattoo Dress on: May 02, 2007 08:31:02 PM
Some scrap Fabric and spare time = a new dress for my wee one! Smiley enjoy!

here's the back, shirred, very comfy Smiley

and a close up!

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Super Hot Maternity Shirt, oooh la la! on: April 29, 2007 02:52:43 PM
This shirt is for a client of mine who just found out that she is with child, AGAIN. I started the shirt before she found out. SO, it's now a maternity shirt. a few gathers here, let out the bust a little there, and Presto! A super hot Maternity shirt. I'm adding straps (because she's boobless) and a sash across the underbust that she can tie as tight or as loose as she likes.
Oddly enough, Maternity wear is what I started making a LOOONG time ago. It's my passion. it's not fair for rocker women to get pregnant and have to look like Suzie Soccer Mom because of the lack of rockin' maternity gear.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Grrrr! I mean, Vroooom!....no...Grrrrr! on: April 22, 2007 09:33:59 PM
I made this leopard print carseat cover for my step sister in Montana. she's expecting her first baby in June. the cover is furry, and plush, because I sandwiched batting between the top and backing Smiley mmm, comfy ride! Grr baby!

9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / queen of carebears! elastic smocked top for my little chica NOW WITH TUTORIAL! on: April 20, 2007 07:56:10 PM
My daughter Kira loves Carebears. no, really, I mean she LOOOOOVES carebears. can't get enough of them. she has 2 identical carebears that she must have with her at all times (that I never get a chance to wash, because she might just die if I took them from her.)

so, seeing as how she loves carebears so much, I made her a shirt with them ALL over it. of course, she loves it.

Queen of Carebears. and also the TV remote at the moment.   Smiley



okay, first tutorial, and I don't have a camera, so it's in LOVELY microsoft Paint! wooohooo! yes, I know, shock and awe. shock, and awe. Onto the details!

first of all, take a measurement of your little one (or yourself!) underneath the armpits. I really just wrapped a piece of fabric around my girl, and added about 2 inches for seam allowances and 'shirring shrinkage' I cut out a single layer of fabric, then cut it in half, so now I have the front and back (the shirt was 18 inches around, by 11 inches long) so I had two halves of fabric 9 inches in width.

then, wind your bobbin BY HAND with elastic thread. (you can find elastic thread at walmart....it's labled Elastic Thread Cheesy) use regular thread in your needle. 

okay, got your fabric?(front and back?) GOOD! you're ready to start shirring! yay!

I started with the front, so set the back piece aside.

now do the same thing to the back half of your fabric.

when you have both halves shirred, put them right sides together, and sew up the sides!

turn right side out, and marvel at your beautiful creation. pat yourself on the back, and watch your little girl prance about in her new shirt!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Look! it's Baby Einstein!.....img FAT (sorry!) on: April 11, 2007 10:26:44 PM
so I finally got the pictures from Halloween out of my picture box, and decided that I would show all of you what I made my son (2 1/2 at the time) for his costume in '06.

and here he is....

sorry about the darkness....camera phone...what can ya do?


pondering the theory of relativity perhaps?

hahaha, he was so stoked to get Candy!

The items that I made were the shirt, tie, and pants. His hair is white hairspray, and it's not a wig....his hair looks like that all the time. Smiley
He asked to be a Baby Einstein!
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