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21  Luggage tags (Now with action shot) in Completed Projects by Ashling on: November 10, 2011 10:37:26 AM
I made these for my husband's family members who travel a lot.  They are loosely based on the tutorial here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=199853.0;, except mine are vinyl all around and have elastic straps.

Action shot!
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22  Help me not freeze! in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by Ashling on: November 03, 2010 02:49:52 PM
I have a huge window in my shower, and in the winter it is freezing.  It's made worse because I'm in a basement level apartment, so the snow piles up against the window.  I want to put something on the window to insulate it a little, but I'm not sure what.  I'd thought about putting a towel on a tension rod, but I'm worried that will mildew.  I'd thought about that stick on plastic stuff, but I need to be able to open it to let moisture out because we don't have a fan.  I'd be satisfied with just covering the lower part.  Will contact paper do anything?  I need something water resistant, and non permanent.  Any thoughts?  Thank you!

Here's a picture:

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23  Re: FrugALong 2010 in Craftalongs by Ashling on: June 17, 2010 06:59:16 AM
Are we working on a theme now? I totally can't remember.
"June's theme- Work on your individual frugal goals this month"  Nice and open ended!  Smiley

Here are the curtains I made for the bedroom, lined with blackout material to keep the heat out.  They should save me on my air conditioning, and making them cost less than buying new ones!
Here's a shot of the blackout lining-
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24  Anime Pillows! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Ashling on: August 31, 2009 03:46:59 PM
The anime club I'm in got together about a week ago, and we made some character pillows.  Mine are from Hetalia Axis Powers.  Thanks to my friend Jen for letting me use her camera, since mine stinks.

Side one- Germany and Italy & Germany

other side: Germany and the Allies
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25  Re: 2009 Holiday Handmade Crusade :: (August Theme Page 1) in Craftalongs by Ashling on: August 28, 2009 11:22:04 AM
My entry: A half finished wallet!  If I finish this it will be for my FIL, who works in wine, hence the grapes.  Seriously, I have no excuse for not being done with this.  Apparently I have more important things to do, like hit "refresh" on my e-mail, organize my sock drawer, or check out manga from the library!
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26  Two skirts I've made in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ashling on: April 08, 2009 11:49:04 AM
This one is a half circle with an elastic waist.  It started out with a zipper, but was too big, so I put in elastic instead, which I like better anyway.

The next one is a tiered eyelet skirt.  I lined it and sewed it inside out covering the seam allowances with trim.  Regular seams bug my skin, so this was a good way to avoid that.

Detail of the eyelet, since it doesn't show well on the big piture

Comments, questions, criticism welcome.
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27  Another Rainbow Patchwork Skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ashling on: April 08, 2009 11:42:31 AM
I loved the ones I'd seen here on craftster, and I just had to make my own.

This wasn't too hard to do, but it was time consuming.  I decided I didn't want a huge skirt, so I scaled it down so it's about a 3/4 circle.  The squares are 4'x4', I used 65 of them for the bottom tier.  I started gathering from the bottom up, purple to light purple to blue, instead of from the top down, and I think this made the gathering process much easier.  What do you think?  (As I hit "preview," a Jpop song called "Rainbows" started playing on my computer! Ha ha! Cheesy)
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28  Ceramic Raku Dragons (image heavy) in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by Ashling on: March 19, 2009 07:48:32 AM
I made these a few years ago in my college art classes.

This was originally lowfired with a crackle glaze, but I didn't like the outcome, so I reglazed it with a shiny green called "dragonfly."  I like the not quite shiny, not quite grainy finish. 
side view

The next one was inspired by those ceramic cats that look down off the edge off a shelf.  It's raku fired with just the dragonfly glaze I used on the last one.

This image isn't that great, but it shows how far it goes below the ledge.

This one is fired with a glaze called "copper sand."  The spiked ball on the tail is a seperate piece, I knew it would break off in the firing anyway, so I figured I should decide where to seperate it, rather than leaving it to random chance.


back.  This shows the color best.

detail on eggs

tail end by itself

Finally, this was supposed to be a fountain, but I liked the copper raku glaze so much I used it anyway.  Now it's holding dried roses.

Hope you like them!
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29  Re: Fruits Basket swap Round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Ashling on: March 19, 2009 07:20:32 AM
Posting photos of my goodies!

detail of embroidery


charms: onigiri, Kyo and Yuki

Thanks Christal1994!
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30  Top from a dress pattern in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ashling on: March 03, 2009 06:48:39 PM
I made this from an out of print Butterick pattern, but decided that I would get more use out of a top than a dress, since the skirt was a bit too straight for my tastes.  It's a little difficult to see because it's such a dark color, but it's gathered under the bust.  Don't mind the lines, they're from the sun shining through my blinds. Cheesy

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