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1  Re: Show Off Your Hair--Dyed, Cut, or Styled by Yourself! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Kiki870 on: December 07, 2010 01:08:08 PM
My new hair, in Fuschia Shock by Manic Panic,...

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2  Eight Panel Princess skirt,... for the Queen! ::imgs:: in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Kiki870 on: April 28, 2010 10:54:13 AM
I found a great 8-paneled Princess skirt tutorial, complete with instructions for adults that would work on a curvy girl like myself, too.  So I set out to make Mama a new skirt.  The skirt itself is SO easy, but the cutting was a giant pain in my oversized butt!  That was probably mostly my own fault since I extended the length to my ankles, making the panels a challenge to cut out!

I made the panels about 6" wider than the tutorial measurements would have given me, but I wanted it to be nice and full.  Here is a before of it, pre-elastic in the waist:

Now I may be slightly fluffy,... but at 137" around?  That's big even for me!!  And that pic?  That is only 1/2 of the skirt!

But with elastic,... it is just fine!  Note:  The flash DID not enjoy sparkly eyeshadow,... so please ignore!

And a close-up of my fun fabrics,...

Pattern used:  Eight Panel Princess Skirt

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3  Lined drawstring bag ::with TUT:: IMG Heavy in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Kiki870 on: April 21, 2010 09:16:08 AM
I made this little bag and I totally love it!  If you would like a printable/savable copy, you may get the PDF here!


Materials List
1.  1 11 x 21 outer fabric
2.  1 11 x 21 lining fabric
3.  4 yards nylon cording

1.  All seam allowances are 5/8 unless otherwise noted.
2.  The height and width of your fabric can be adjusted to any size for your bag.

1.  Fold outer fabric right sides together, matching short edges at the top, and iron fold.  Repeat for lining fabric.

2.  Cut nylon cord in half, burning cut ends in a flame to sear the ends.

3.  With right sides together, pin lining and outer fabrics together along long sides.

4.  Fold 1 piece of cord in half and sandwich it between right sides of fabric right above ironed fold and pin in place, drawing folded edge of cord through the open top.  Repeat for other cord, placing edges on same side of ironed fold.  See pics below.


5.  Sew sides together, reversing over cords several times to reinforce.

6.  Turn inside out through the open end and iron flat, ensuring seam is flat at the outer edge.  Be sure the hot iron does not touch the nylon cord.  See pic below.

7.  Fold lining and outer fabric inside and press in place.  Top stitch in place close to fold.  Repeat on other end.  See pic below.


8.  From each short edge, measure down 2 on either side and mark with pins.  See pic below.


9.  Fold fabric in half with outer fabric sides together, matching short edges and pins.  Gather cords inside, folding cords parallel to fold.  Sew from fold to pins on either side, reversing several times over cords to reinforce.  See pic below.


10.  Turn bag right side out and fold back top flap and hold it in place. Take cord from right side and place it over the open flaps, ensuring the fold of the cord is on the left side and one side of the cord is on each flap.  Repeat for other cord.  See pics below.


11.  Fold flap edges to the top of the side seams and pin in place for both flaps, taking care not to catch cords in pins.  See pic below.


12.  Sew flaps in place over topstitching on the flap edge, ensuring cord is not caught in the seam.

13.  Enjoy!
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4  Re: Post Secret Swap Round 2! in The Swap Gallery by Kiki870 on: December 12, 2007 04:25:35 AM
I have 2 more!

"I wish I could stop eating meat!"
Sometimes, I do, too!

"I would marry him, even though he doesn't love me."
I can identify with this card, too, and it is bittersweet!

Thank you for sharing your secrets with me!
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5  Re: Soley Granny Squares Hat Pattern in Crochet: Completed Projects by Kiki870 on: December 06, 2007 09:04:55 AM
I gave this one a shot, thoughtfully modeled by my Creature!  I still need to wash and block it, but I like it!  I have a small head so I think I will do it again with a smaller hook for a better fit.  All images are clickable!

YARN:  Red Heart Classic in Parakeet, Red Heart Giant in BonBon Print, Lion Brand Baby Soft in Bubble Gum
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6  My Rheatheylia Cable Hat in Crochet: Completed Projects by Kiki870 on: December 05, 2007 06:14:27 AM
May I just say that I am in love with this hat?!    Kiss

I made one in Lion Brand Jiffy in Camel and it was WAY too big.  So it has been lovingly adopted by my dad,... who is a dead ringer for Santa.  So no pics of it yet, but there will be.

More more beautiful,... is the one I made for me, with smaller hooks!!  Now keep in mind that these pictures were taken at 6:30am, BEFORE I had my coffee, and by my 15yo son who is less than at optimum operating levels at that time of the day.  They are not examples of fine photography, giving no justice to the beauteousness of both the colors and the pattern of said hat.  But I LOVE IT!!  And you can click them for up close and personal pics!

Yikes, I look rather, umm, busty in this picture!

YARN:  Red Heart Fiesta in Orchid
HOOK(S):  I and G
PATTERN:  Rheatheylia's Cable Hat
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7  Re: Post Secret Swap Round 2! in The Swap Gallery by Kiki870 on: December 05, 2007 06:04:09 AM
Two more today!!

"We only look like the perfect couple.  He's a 2 time felon with a drinking problem.  And I'm not happy."
We have alcoholism in our family, too, so I know hard it is.  I hope that you can find happiness,... with or without him.  Hugs to you!

"I have so many aspirations, I'm afraid I'll never know what to do with my life!"
I SO get this!  And I bet you will be successful at everything and anything you do!

Thank you so much for sharing.

I think when this is over, I am going to make a scrapbook of all the secrets I have gotten.  I have really enjoyed this swap.
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8  Re: Post Secret Swap Round 2! in The Swap Gallery by Kiki870 on: December 02, 2007 10:26:24 AM
I have two new ones,...!

I get this one, but I am biased because of having been on chemo for it!  But other cancers ARE just as important!!

This one made me giggle because it sounded like something I would say!
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9  Re: Post Secret Swap Round 2! in The Swap Gallery by Kiki870 on: December 01, 2007 07:08:23 AM
I got 2 more,...

"If my master's degree wasn't being paid for, I would have dropped out a year ago.  I want to do something with meaning.  This isn't it."
The card is covered with parts of a syllabus.  I really appreciate the meaning behind this card and I hope the sender will find their happiness in what they do!

the front,...

the back,...

"It happened during the school trip in a bar in Italy.  I didn't even know his name.  But I don't regret it!!  But I'll never tell my mom!!"
I am glad you don't regret it!  Those are the things romantic movies are made of!
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10  Re: Post Secret Swap Round 2! in The Swap Gallery by Kiki870 on: November 30, 2007 06:01:39 AM
Now for my new ones,...

"It was my fantasy until I tried it.  Now I know to keep my fantasies in my head."
Some fantasies are better just as that!  I really liked the honesty of this secret!

I have never even watched it!

My brother is like this, too!  
Will the owner please PM haroldlovesmaude with the number?  Thanks!!

"I have a fantastic fantasy life.  I'm just waiting for my real likfe to live up to it."
I feel this one, that's for sure!

Thank you for sharing your secrets!!
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