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Tuesday, December 11, 2007



Monday, August 20, 2007


okay dokee!

i am FINALLY finished the bags for jean's wedding!

i made 5 total. 4 full sized totes for the maid of honour, the moms, and for jenny, cause she was supposed to be in the wedding, and 1 little tote for the flower girl.

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the little one
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one of the big ones
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they're made of shot taffeta, so they range from red to black depending on the light. the taffeta was interfaced with heavy weight interfacing, and i ironed a layer of that iron on batting stuff onto the black cotton lining.

the appliques are black vinyl, and took forever both to cut out and to sew! each bag has the recipient's name sewn onto the back, but we wanted it to be subtle, so i matched the thread shade to the fabric really closely. here's an altered photo to get a better idea -
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each bag has a zippered pocket (using old-new stock red zippers) and an iron on message from jean and justin.

the straps aren't interfaced (the thought of turning interfaced tubes terrified me!), but they have strapping threaded through them to add strength and to keep them from folding or anything.

i'm REALLY REALLY happy with them. they were a lot more work than i'd anticipated, but i think it shows in all the little details. the taffeta was a pain in the butt, and i'm not too happy about the wrinkles, but there's nothing i can do about it.... i learned that the hard way when i melted some of it while putting the interfacing on, thank god i bought extra fabric!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


not work safe!!!

tea towels for the boyCollapse )

Sunday, May 13, 2007



Monday, January 17, 2005


i haven't posted anything crafty in soo soo long....

here's a bunch, warning! LOTS OF PICTURES!

first, flower pins. yeah yeah, everyone does them. but i think they're cute.Collapse )

a nice manly scarf...Collapse )

yamulkes!Collapse )

christmas stuff for work.Collapse )

a reconstructed sweatshirtCollapse )

and fun female themed postcards i made for a swap. DON'T LOOK IF YOU'RE PART OF THE SWAP ON CRAFTSTER AND WANT TO BE SURPRISED!!!Collapse )
and if you like the idea of a postcard swap, check out the postcard swap i'm currently organizing on craftster- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22408.0 if you've been a craftster member for more than a month, and you're not a "bad swapper", you're welcome to join!

it's valentine themed! i'm super excited!

as far as i can tell, i'm not breaking any community rules by posting that. i'll take it out if needed though. i'm just really excited.

and that's it for now. i have more, but there are already a million pictures on here. and i'm in the middle of multiple projects, including some stuff for upcoming swaps, a purse made using an image transfer marker to make it look really cool, and lovely resin valentines stuff!

Sunday, October 31, 2004



so i'll jump on the halloween posting bandwagon, i love halloween!

cupcakes!Collapse )

halloween tree and stockingsCollapse )

my bat costume!Collapse )

Tuesday, October 12, 2004


i just thought i'd share for those of you who sell their stuff. i won't have enough stuff ready for the jury date, but some of you might!

craft fair opportunity for vancouver/lower mainland crafty folksCollapse )

crossposted to craftgrrl, shemadethis and little_ms_me

Sunday, September 5, 2004


the femme affinity group is pleased to announce that our second zine, femme vitale 2, is completed and ready for the masses!

more info & pics under the cutCollapse )

1:30AM - aprons and zines (NOT WORKSAFE)

none of these were done with my new ruffle foot, but they definitely inspired me to buy it and make more!

last month a friend and i put together a compilation zine for a femme group that we're part of, and ran around at all the vancouver pride events selling them. i, of course, decided that we needed a fun way to sell them, so i made us cute aprons!


aprons galore! (and a cool zine, which i think is crafty, isn't it?)Collapse )

Friday, September 3, 2004


i wanted to share my new favourite sewing toy!

i just got it today and already i'm wondering how i ever lived without it!

it's a gathering/ruffling foot!

lots of pictures, instructions and infoCollapse )

Sunday, August 29, 2004


i know i just posted, but i haven't posted here in a while, and have a bunch of stuff to show off, so i'll do a couple of posts, because i know how annoying it is to be on a slow connection and be trying to look at a post with a ton of pictures.

this is a bunch of paper craft type stuff i've done lately, lots of mail stuff since it seems that everyone i know has moved away... not really, but it feels like it. damn going back to school!

drawers, handmade book, cards and a letterCollapse )


this is my first attempt at felt flowers, which i'm quite proud of and the wedding dress i made for my upstairs neighbour, which i'm also quite proud of.

flowers and a dressCollapse )

Friday, July 30, 2004


this is the journal i use only for the crafty communities i'm a member of. i don't write in it much, if at all.

if you would like to see my real journal, it's little_ms_me.

please read the info page before you ask to be added, i'm tired of ignorant people.

if you checked this out because you liked something i posted in a community, thanks! i'm flattered! i always like to meet new crafty people, so feel free to comment on my other journal.

Saturday, July 10, 2004


okay, i have a question for you crafty folks....

i bought a vinyl tablecloth, a cheap one with flannelly backing on it. it's a really cool pattern on it, and i want to make stuff out of it. but i can't get the creases out from the way it was folded in the package!

does anyone know how to get the creases out? i'm scared to iron it, because it's basically plastic. and i tried putting it in the dryer on no heat, but that's not really working either.

please help! it would be perfect, if only i could get the creases out!

and just so this isn't text only- the only duct tape project i've ever finished (the rest always looked so crappy, i gave up).

it's a book cover, and i'm very proud of it.
Read more...Collapse )

Sunday, June 27, 2004

2:44AM - newspaper dress and scrabble-y goodness

recent projects.....

more about the dressCollapse )

and scrabble coasters for a (VERY LATE) chanukah present that i finally finished.

scrabble coastersCollapse )

and a magnetic scrabble board!Collapse )

Current mood: artistic

Saturday, June 12, 2004


i spent all of last weekend doing crafty stuff, new projects and FINALLY finishing the ones that were put aside to do the costumes i posted about last time.

so i thought i'd share.....(there's lots of pictures! i'm sorry!)

the first is a cardCollapse )
then i finished the bulletin boards that i've been working on forever.Collapse )
i know everyone makes them, but i had to. my record clock.Collapse )

then i finally finished my magnetic paper doll.Collapse )
i found these great eyelash thingies and acrylic circlesCollapse )

then i thought since i was taking pictures of magnets, i'd post some older ones i've done.

fimo cunt magnet (PROBABLY NOT WORKSAFE!)Collapse )
beaded stars.Collapse )
marble magnets of course, a few button magnets and a lovely flappery girl magnet.Collapse )
hope you like them! i've been on a huge magnet kick lately and i'm in the middle of two more magnet projects. amusingly enough, my fortune at dinner tonight was "your magnetic personality will draw people to you".

this weekend i'm busy screenprinting (with emulsion and everything!) and finishing a recycled project for a contest at work, so i'll post those next weekend.

Wednesday, June 2, 2004


Most shirt patterns with puffed sleeves are button up shirts, but puffed sleeves look cute on all different kinds of shirts. here's a simple way to change any pattern to make puffed sleeves.

This tutorial is for puffed sleeves that are not gathered at the bottom.Collapse )

Monday, May 31, 2004


i thought i'd share the costumes my mom, my sister and i made for a community theatre play. the costume designer for a play ended up in the hospital, without even starting on the costumes. the director waiting a few weeks before contacting mom, and then asked her and my sister to do the costumes within 3 weeks. that wouldn't be too bad, except that the play is set in barkerville during the gold rush and has a cast of about 10, with 5 of them can can girls! further story and pictures!Collapse )

also, i bought a new sewing machine! it's beautiful. it's baby blue! i don't know how to work it! i love itCollapse )

so that's what i've been busy with. i have a ton of half finished projects that were set aside for these costumes, including screen printing, an altered book, a record clock and new bedding for our bedroom. that's what next weekend is for!

Monday, March 15, 2004

9:32PM - follow up on vulva themed crafts

thanks to everyone who had ideas about my friend’s gift (I posted about it here, here, and here.)

i finished the first part of her gift, and made myself one too! we’re still planning on decorating a pair of underwear to match the bustier, but we really wanted to get part of it done before she left for her surgery.

I’m so excited about these!Collapse )

i was so inspired by everyone’s ideas, and now i have a ton of new projects i can’t wait to start. thanks again!

crossposted in craftgrrl, vaginapagina and vagina_art

Sunday, February 15, 2004


I never got around to posting these, so I though I'd share, even if it is a bit late. we made quilts for some of our christmas presents this year. other than the moose quilt, it was almost all scraps and pieces i already had, so all the patterns had to be created to fit the size of the fabric pieces, which was a bit challenging. i'm very happy with them, it had been so long since i'd made a quilt. and now i'm all inspired, so i'm making my sister a quilt with Harry Potter fabric right now.

My partner's mom's quilt, with celestial print rectangles and border and all her favourite colours. i designed the quilt, then reese did almost of the sewing, his first quilt! the only thing he'd sewn before this was boxers.

more cozy quiltsCollapse )

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