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11  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Needle felted mice: Father and Son on: March 30, 2013 04:47:53 PM
These two looked like they were going on a walk on a cool evening so I had to crochet and knit some accessories for them..

Dad has a Crocheted Vest...

Son has a Knitted scarf..

They are both posable... and Dad, is about 4 1/2" tall and his son is about 4"

thanks for looking!
12  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / My first cat.... on: March 30, 2013 06:39:17 AM
This guy turned out to be a lot bigger then I originally thought he would be, but I went with it and he came about quite well... He is about 10 inches long (not including his tail) and about 7.5 inches high. So the size of a very small cat or very large kitten.

I started with a wire frame and then built on that. He is a lot stiffer then I wanted him to be so less posable then I wanted him but you can still move him around into a stretch and a semi sitting position.

Here he is before he had features or fur...

And here he is finished...

For those wondering, I used 20g wire for the skeleton covered in floral tape. I think I am going to find a thicker wire if I I make another big one like this.
For his whiskers, I wondered what I was going to use and finally thought of the some upholstery thread that I had lying around and I think it is "purrfect" for this. it is a bit floppy but I love the floppy whisker look.
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Quilted Dresden Flower Messenger Bag... on: August 23, 2011 11:02:52 AM
I was in a need of a new bag, especially because I got an ipad for my birthday and wanted a safe place for it when I am out...

So I came up with this...

the orange linen is from a thrift store table cloth I found years ago and have been saving ever since for the perfect project... I wanted to make a skirt of it also, so I reserved enough fabric to do that later on and used the remainder for this bag...

On the inside there is a pocket in the back that is padded and is a perfect fit for the ipad and on the other side of that pocket there are additional pockets for cell phone/ keys etc...

On the other side of the main pocket there is a zippered pocket and then on the front of the bag there is another large pocket.

To hold the batting in place in the back I tried my hand at some free-motion embroidery... which once I got the hang of, I found much easier than I thought it would be...

The flap is my favourite... a nice big dresden flower using some of my absolute favourite fabrics Smiley

I'll be working on a tutorial/pattern in the next little while and will share that on my blog Smiley http://paxye.com/blog/my-new-messenger-bagpurse/

14  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Training underwear on: November 22, 2010 09:41:26 AM
We EC (elimination communication/diaper-free baby) so my little one has been underwear since she as 5 months old. These are great because they hold a pee but they are very trim and fit like normal underwear would (not like a diaper at all).

I put the tutorial and pattern up on my Blog Smiley

15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Recon Thrift store coat into Babywearing coat... on: October 22, 2010 05:57:19 AM
I have been wanting to do this for years and decided that it was now my last chance (last baby)...

I found this coat at the thrift store for 15$. It is warm and in good condition but was a bit tight on me....

I cut a panel off the back, added rib knit to the sides and top and a bit of elastic at the bottom and a bit around the neck area and have a great New-to-me babywearing coat that will keep both dd and I warm this winter...

Adding the rib knit right to the bottom means that the coat now fits very well... the elastic on the bottom of the panel hugs me so no cold air goes up the back...

16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Two dresses... on: October 22, 2010 05:47:52 AM
After three boys, I love having a little girl to sew for!

Here are two dresses that I made for my little one recently... the bodice (without the tie, comes from Otto, the rest is my design)

Retro Owl dress...

Little mushroom dress with headband...

17  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Faux "gdiapers" (cloth diapers) on: March 08, 2010 02:12:39 PM
Though we do EC (Elimination communication) I use diapers on my 5 week old when we are out and I really like the fit of the gdiaper... I have enough with just two because we only use diapers when we go out, but I will be going on a trip in a few weeks and will need to use diapers more... but I wanted other colours and didn't want to order them over the internet and risk not getting them in time or pay so much for them... So I decided to sew my own...

The inner liner is compatible with the original gdiapers and vice versa... I love the look and though there are are a few things that I may change, I am really happy with the results...

Here is the inside with the liner...

I made some Cloth inserts that work in both the original diapers and the one I made...

These were made with 2 layers of "Zorb" sandwiched between two layers of flannel.

Here is my blog post with more pics and info Smiley

18  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Mistake gone right :) on: October 29, 2008 01:54:36 PM
So yesterday I decided to make a pair of pants... I usually am a freestyle girl and stay away from patterns but for pants I need a little help the problem is... my son has a weird shape so last year when I made the pattern for him I needed to adjust it to fit a 3x-4x waist with enough space for a cloth diaper and the short legs of a 1 year old... the problem is I fixed the pattern but made it upside down... and I figured it out when trying to assemble them... I did some puzzle work and ended up fixing them...

So yesterday I get my pattern out and thought omg I am not going to make that mistake again so I erased the words top at one end of the patterns and wrote them at the other end then cut the material making sure that I added more length for the legs. sewed the outside seams and then realized that I had already corrected the pattern the last time I had made the mistake.. so again I cut them upside down arghh!!!

I didnt want to waste the material so I decided to cut what was too much at the top and paut that to the bottom of the legs and then add a bit of corduroy to fill the space that was missing of course then the brown cord looked a bit out of place so I thought about some pockets on the side with appliqus to compliment the colours

I am SO happy with the way that they turned out!!!! I think that I am going to make more of the same (well this time on purpose!!)

19  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / dragonfly dress... on: June 09, 2008 05:29:29 AM
This is a little dress that I made on Sat for a friend's daughter's birthday on Sunday...

She loved it and kept on twirling...

20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / custom recycled (reconstructed) pants... on: March 27, 2008 12:22:11 PM
Because of my son's weird shape finding pants that fit has been a task to say the least

I knew I could make some but I was a bit scared of patterns but I finally decided to try however just like pants dont fit patterns dont fit

so I found a pattern that I had bought at the thrift store and like I get the general idea from a recipe I got the general idea from the pattern and made my own

Because I didnt know how it would turn out I used an old pair of DHs pants for the material I am pretty happy at how they turned out and they fit him so well and look so comfortable!

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