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1  40s retro swimsuit from stretch pants in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rabbithorns on: November 05, 2011 09:22:39 PM
My MIL gave me a pair of yellow gingham stretch pants from the 90s. I wanted to make a swimsuit to cover my baby-having bag and stretch marks so I made this suit. Not a great picture. I look like I peed in them but I was just wet from sitting by the pool. And I need to insert a t-shirt fabric panty liner and you can see I'm wearing underwear right now. And I want to embellish them with embroidered cherries. No more apologies...on to the show -

Oh yes, and it's completely handstitched since I don't have a sewing machine right now.

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2  Lost a pattern from Japan :-( in Japan by rabbithorns on: July 24, 2011 05:24:19 PM
A few years ago, a craftster from Japan helped me locate this book and I've been making these dolls ever since. I give them away to children's programs.

But I lost this precious pattern when I moved to Australia a couple of months ago.

Can anyone help me find the book and/or pattern? I am very sad not to be able to do what I love to do to give these wonderful dolls to children. It was a big part of my spiritual practice to make these and give them away.

Thank you for any help you can give,

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3  Retro Apron - repurposed from a skirt in Completed Projects by rabbithorns on: February 02, 2009 11:12:23 PM
Retro print skirt made into an apron with "hidden" pocket. I matched the pocket fabric from the back half onto the front. Only the top edge of the pocket shows where the pocket is.

The apron is completely handstitched with tiny stitches.

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4  Tea Cozy...no irony? in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by rabbithorns on: January 31, 2009 08:37:31 PM
Made from 2 recycled wool sweaters felted solid. Swapped it in a MaryJanesFarm.org crafting swap. I'm eagerly waiting for mine. This is what I sent.

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5  Recycled sweater dolls and lop ear bunnies in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by rabbithorns on: January 31, 2009 08:34:19 PM
These are my Gizmos named after my daughter's lop-eared bunny. They are made from recycled wool sweater and filled with wool stuffing. They're based on a japanese pattern. The Loppy Gizmos have ears added.

I can't get enough of these guys. I have about a zillion cut out and ready to sew!

Help I'm a Gizmo addict!

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6  Deeply personal mission - moms in crisis in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by rabbithorns on: January 31, 2009 08:24:31 PM
When my first husband left, my kids were 3 and 1. I was still nursing the second one and it was a total shock when he left after 1 years of happy and no indication. I got terribly depressed and fairly angry. I took care of my kids but yelled a lot and scared them quite a bit at times. I was in control, but I had no one. That was 18 years ago.

Now I donate these baby bunnies made out of recycled sweater sleeves to people I know who work directly with moms in crisis, at-risk for being terribly alone and turning their fear and anger and hopelessness on their children, whom they love very much.

I just wanted to show you guys. In southern Arizona, it's hard to find wool sweaters in particular to felt and use. If you have any to contribute great. If not, no worries.

I give these to people I know in 3 states who give one to a mom, make a personal and lasting relationship as long as the mom needs her/him. It's not just a giveaway or empty gift. It's the start of a relationship.

Maybe you can use a similar idea if you want to make something for a care worker or to give out to women who show up at shelters or something.

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7  Recycled wool sweater in Completed Projects by rabbithorns on: December 11, 2008 08:48:25 AM
Finished another project. My cozy hot water bottle ready for winter in a wool sweater. I love using wool sweaters and really want to do more with them.

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8  Luxurious Curios/ Pincushions! in Completed Projects by rabbithorns on: December 10, 2008 04:19:07 PM
Finally got around to a sale on tapestry fabrics. At 50% off, a quarter yard of lots of styles was really reasonable. So I started making these and couldn't stop. I have more cut out, but haven't stuffed them yet. I put them in my shop but I never have luck selling things! I end up giving everything away anyway.  Grin
Hope the links work for the photos.

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9  "Designer" dishwashing gloves in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rabbithorns on: January 18, 2007 03:02:34 PM
Is this a recon?

I saw an ad for fancy rubber gloves. It's in one photo here, but hard to see. It touted these gloves as the ones you'd buy if you're the kind of person who pays $200 for jeans.

Friends of mine are getting married so I decided to make them a pair. I haven't made the white ones for her yet, but here are the ones for him. He's a Brit so I found a flannel plaid remnant, some red velvet ribbon and 2 buttons on an old vintage button card I had.

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10  Shrunken Shrug from sweater in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rabbithorns on: January 18, 2007 01:14:00 PM
This sweater has cool poofy sleeves so I shrunk it a bit (it's wool) and cut off the turtleneck. I cut up the middle on the front and cut off the bottom. Rounded the corners and sewed on wide lace tape.

Sorry for the flash and bad pix. I think it looks nice open, but I want to put a button on also.

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