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« Reply #330 on: January 22, 2012 01:11:59 PM »

I always feel as if I've gotten a whole lot done, and then when I go to post something I realize it was only one or two projects--maybe it's because I have too many in progress things!

But I did get some curtains done, all from stash. Some of the fabrics in there are from clothes that I never wore and/or got ruined in the wash, and the cloth with the embroidery on it used to be an old vintage pillowcase that got ruined by a large hole. So these actually did make a slight dent in my huge fabric stash!

Then I finally found a use for an old Chinese restaurant calendar/menu I've been saving forever--it's now being used to show off my inchies/ATC collection!

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« Reply #331 on: January 22, 2012 02:04:44 PM »

Those curtains are gorgeous!! The menu is a great idea for an inchie display too.

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« Reply #332 on: January 22, 2012 02:15:47 PM »

Love your curtains, Spiffy! I totally want to make curtains now.

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« Reply #333 on: January 22, 2012 03:49:03 PM »

I like your inchie/atc display! Are they glued on? And I'd love to see a closer picture of your Star Trek atcs if you've got one-those look fun!

This year is off to a slow start for me. Except for stash material used to make swap goodies, I've done very little. But it'll get there.

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« Reply #334 on: January 22, 2012 04:04:50 PM »

Thanks all, the curtains were reeeeally easy, just squares sewn together and then hemmed! I love patchwork--it's quick and satisfying!

The inchies and ATCs are taped down--the backs have the signatures of their artists and other info so I can't bear to lose that information. Some of those I did make myself, though, including the Star Trek ATCs, and they're on my flickr if you want to see the closeups:

Now that I'm digging into my fabric stash I've been left with all of these strangely-sized pieces and it's getting harder to store them without them getting wrinkled--I might have to try organizing them with cardboard the way ChrisSews did.

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« Reply #335 on: January 22, 2012 05:06:06 PM »

I'm going to have to do some brainstorming...I really want to join this, and I have just a week left until January is over, but I think I can do it!  I got laid off of work anyway, so its not like I have a bunch of stuff to do.

I'm thinking about making that pink/white/green crocheted scarf from Happy Hooker.  I've been lusting after it for a while, and I think I have the yarn in my stash.  So that covers the white, stripes, for me project. 

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« Reply #336 on: January 22, 2012 11:48:13 PM »

 Grin Yay! I completed the stuffie for my sister's church nursery. Hope you can imagine what it looks like. Background is a circle of dark grey fabric. I then stitched on felt butterflies - 3 on each side. It's a small salad plate size. That way the little ones can hold onto it. I didn't stuff it completely (can't think of the right word). Again so little fingers can handle it.

I also finished another knifty knitter scarf for another coworker. They are definitely keeping me busy.

P.S. - I am just blown away by all the awesome stuff you guys are doing. I may just have to steal that curtain idea.

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« Reply #337 on: January 23, 2012 07:03:53 AM »

I keep those Chinese calendars...what a clever use for display!

I also love patchwork--your curtains turned out nice...

antidigger--you are a cardmaking machine!

A craftster member has a mini tutorial on making your own fabric organizers!  Check out her post! (and drool over her stash!):

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« Reply #338 on: January 23, 2012 01:31:16 PM »

I made another practice scarf. I did add in some end stripes, hemmed it and wove in the warp ends. The problem with this one is that I used a warp that was not strong enough. I broke a few strands and it started to get more narrow as I went along. That is why it is more of a scarflette, I decided to cut my losses.

I was thinking of mitering the corners like a tie. What do you think?

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« Reply #339 on: January 23, 2012 01:52:54 PM »

ysmeine - I think that is gorgeous!  Fabulous job - I love the brooch you paired with it, too.
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