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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / ::fabric belts:: NO PEEKING CHLOEISCRAZY on: November 15, 2006 07:16:38 PM


Hi! *waves*
I made these for the Ongoing Wish swap that's going on right now. Her wish was for some fabric belts, so since I had some of the buckles laying around I decided to grant it!  Cheesy

The first one I made turned out horribly, so the the trash bin that one went, but I learned a lot making it, so hey! Anyway on to the pictures!

Here's the one I dubbed the "nautical belt".

Here's the blue polka dot one!

Comments or criticism?

- Lauren
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Ongoing Fabic Swap?? on: November 08, 2006 01:31:00 PM


Does anybody know if there is another round of this is the works? I know there is a different fabric swap being discussed, but I like the ongoing fabric swap as well....

If it's not being planned would anybody be interested?
I don't think I am capable of organizing such a large swap...
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Boxy Cosmetic Bag! on: October 20, 2006 01:40:56 PM

I've been working on this bag all week, I think I've finally gotten over my urge to finish things in one sitting and thus preventing most screw ups and anger fits.  Roll Eyes Haha. Anyway, I was planning on making this type of bag for a swap, but I wanted to make a prototype first, and that's how this bag was born.  Cheesy

I really like the design, although my construction isn't great. But anyway, what do you think? Criticism welcome. Smiley

- Lauren
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / New to jewelry making! on: October 11, 2006 04:18:43 PM

Hey guys!

I searched for a similar topic but was unsucessful, but keep in mind I suck at google searching. Haha.

Anyway, I am interested in making jewelry. I have made simple earrings before with crappy materials + tools. Which is incredibly agravating and creates less that spectacular results. So one of my questions is.... what kind of tools should I have, not just the basics but some extras too? And...  which brands are the best for the price, I am willing to spend some money but I don't want to break the bank.

Also, any good sites with the basics? Like how to bend the wires, or whatever? Projects would be nice too. Smiley Any tips you have?

Any good sites for beads/wire/findings.. etc?

Here are a few things I like.... I thought this might be helpful in determing what kind of tools I should get...
- basic dangle earrings

Thanks for any help you can give me!

25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Magknits Saturday Market Bag on: October 03, 2006 08:43:42 AM
Hey! Hey! Hey!

I have been looking for a pattern for a reuseable grocery esque bag to use when we go grocery shopping.
I FINALLY found one. Haha.
But I had issues with the pattern (totally my fault), I pretty much couldn't figure it out, but the lovely cinimonstk helped me! Smiley
I totally love it, although there are quite a few mistakes, etc.
I am planning on making a few more with various modifications. Smiley

On to the pictures.


Here it is with the Stitch n Bitch book for scale.


In action! You would not believe what I stuffed in it, with room for quite a bit more. Tee shirt, jeans, sweatshirt, soccer shorts, planner, SnB book, book, planner, composition book, folder of knitting patterns, yarn, hand lotion!!!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Magknits Saturday Market Bag: HELP! on: September 28, 2006 05:14:25 PM
Hi guys!

I am a relatively new knitter. I have been knitting for quite a few months but I haven;t really expanded my skills. Uh oh. But I am working one it.

Anyway. I want to make this.

Okay, if you don't want to click on the link, here is the stitch pattern.
 Lace Background Stitch -
Row 1 (RS) k1 *yo, sl 1, k1, yo, psso the knit st and the following yo; repeat from*
Row 2 *P2, drop the yo from the proceeding row; rep from* end p1.
Row 3 K2, rep from * of Row 1, end k1.
Row 4 P3 * drop the yo from the proceeding row, P2; rep from*

What I need help with is, I cast on, then do what the first row says. When I get to the second row, the YO from the first row is the second stitch, so if I purl two then I've passed the YO. What's the problem, maybe I am knitting the first row wrong. I knit one, slip one purlwise, knit one, YO, then pass the knit stitch over the YO and the slip stitch. Oh okay, now that I think about it, I really do think I am knitting the first row wrong, but what do I do after I pass the knit stitch over? I am not talking about the repeat, I mean what other stitch do I pass over? I am so confused.

Any help? Thanks Smiley
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Pillows I made for my mother. on: September 28, 2006 04:41:39 PM

So we were at the fabric store, and my mom suddenly decided she wanted me to make her pillows for the couch. She has been looking for the "perfect pillows" for the "perfect" couch. (When we went couch shopping, the first couch we looked at we both loved, but still we had to keep looking, and what do you know we bought the first couch.) You must understand our couch is pretty dang large, so more than likely there will be more pillow sewing in my future. Sigh.

Anyway, they are simple 18 x 18 pillows with an envelope back. Simple to sew, although the black fabric is the devil, I swear. It caused me so much trouble. Half of it was my fault though. Haha.

So what do you think? Feedback?

28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Polka Dot Swap Gallery! on: June 01, 2006 07:59:11 PM
Post your goodies here!
29  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Cupcake Stationary! on: May 13, 2006 07:49:24 PM

I made these notecards for a special craftster!
Anyway, they were pretty simple to make.
Just cut out the cupcake part, used a circle punch to punch out a circle, cut it in half, and added the wave at the bottom. Used a hole punch and red paper to make the cherry and a heart punch for, well, the hearts. Used a black pen for the faces and writing. It says "cupcake love" if you can't tell. Oh and I used a corner rounder also!
Hope you like them! 
Comments appreciated.

- Lauren
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tree Shirt! on: May 13, 2006 07:38:07 PM
Here's a shirt I made.
Not much else to say, so on to the pictures!


Looks better in real life, I promise Smiley


Comments appreciated!
- Lauren

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