gracie_girl


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Re: Who first taught you to sew?

My Mom taught me not to run over the pins as she sewed for five daughters and herself [plus ties for Dad]...I loved to see the garments come together as she worked at her Singer sewing machine...her precise seams amazed me, and I remember watching the process with great interest.

Re: Book Giveaway - Dorm Decor: Remake Your Space with More Than 35 Projects

Looks cool to me....Great for casual spaces.

Re: How to Make a Flirty Flapper T-Shirt

This is great. I'd love to see a little bead work/embroidery or even a little lace to dress it up even more. It could work as a dress for a little girl. Dear BridgeStTSC, you could roll the edge inwards, and crochet a simple single crochet around the edge. Or you could use bias seam binding tape to trim the edges...it's easy to sew on. I'm pretty sure there is a stretch version you could use. If you embroider, you could cut the excess fabric, then do some kind of overcast stitch around the neckline. Hope one of these ideas helps.

Re: Flower Power Bracelet: The Blues

Fun...like a summer day.

Re: Answer to the Flower Power Challenge, Blossom Pouch

This is just beautiful...

Re: Make Your Own Buttons from Polymer Clay

Finally I know what to do with the Fimo clay I bought on sale eons ago! Really cute buttons---and with the cost of buttons now adays, a cost-viable option. Thanks.

Re: Book Giveaway: Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing!

Sounds great...Hmmm...a draw on St. Patrick's Day---pick me--please---I'm Irish...Not to mention I've been sewing and crafting since I snuck into Mom's sewing room to make clothes for my Barbie dolls....

Re: How to Make Singleton Buttons

Great idea, so pretty and fun! Very well presented...What a novel idea!

Re: Button Up Shirt to Dress.

very cute...

Re: Make a Button Choker

NICE...

Re: Crochet Flowers with Embellishments

Beautiful!

Re: Unique Stash Buster: Dryer Balls

Dear Joanne N...please don't curse yourself...everyone has something they don't know...

Re: How to Create Textured Textiles with Felting

Neat idea!

Re: Felt Bird Brooches

Cute...really cute.

Re: Disposable diaper cake,Be creative! I made mine 3 tiers using a box of 144 disposable diapers!

What a great idea! How original!

Re: Just in Time Stole: Whip Up a Sexy, Lacy Wrap to Ring in the New Year

Nice idea...I may just try it. Thanks for sharing....

Re: How to Make Dorset Buttons

Thanks for sharing. Mom used to make buttons for crocheted things with the little plastic circles...I don't know if they were crocheted, or if they were "Dorset" buttons. Good instructions...

Re: Book Giveaway: The Bold and the Beautiful: Button It Up

This is awesome! My large tin of vintage buttons [a thank you for some sewing I did] has been waiting [none-too-patiently] for this book! Can't wait to try these great ideas! Amazing--how classy a everyday notion can be!

Re: Make a Button Link Necklace Three Different Ways!

This is beautiful! I really find the necklaces attractive. I have a very large [relatively old]cannister of buttons, so I know I have plenty of materials to try this out. I'd wear any of those designs in a heartbeat! Classy and cool!

Re: How to Make Your Own Shrink-Art Buttons

What a beautiful idea! I love the floral black and white ones. Someone mentioned using #6 plastic...Do you mean the rigid clear plastic strawberries come in? [As opposed to the cellophane type of plastic?] Great idea!

Re: Doggies by a Window

"What part of CAMOFLAUGE didn't she understand...???"

Re: Pup in Garland

"No, I can honestly say I've never seen another neck brace quite like it...!"

Re: Dog in Ruffles

"Personally, I would have preferred boucle..."

Re: Funny Bunny

Ooops, sorry that last entry should have read:

"I'd take a few bunny trails for a REAL carrot right about now!"

Re: Funny Bunny

"I'd take a few bunny trails for REAL carrot right about now!"

Re: Tortoise Hiding

Ooops, sorry that last comment should have read:

"I bring her flowers, and I'm still in the dog house!"

Re: Tortoise Hiding

"I get her flowers and I'm sill in the dog house!"

Re: Puppy Papoose

Baby face Louis gets support from his Mama.

Re: 2 Pugs in Hats

"Three little kittens--eat your heart out!"

Re: Horsing Around

"Quit horsing around at take the picture already!"

Re: Doggie Cardigan

"Be a dear and do bring my tea..."

Re: Playful Pup

"Who needs Kibbles & Bits??"

Re: Sleepy Kitty

"What a day for a day-dream..."

Re: How to Restyle a T-shirt into a Tiered Tea Dress

This is cute. It would make a nice dress for a little girl...especially decorated with some ribbon, flowers, rhinestones, etc.

Re: Crochet a Sweet Heart Garland for Valentine's Day

Pretty...and very well photographed.

Re: Beaded Fabric Rose Scarf

Your friend is blessed! Lovely, simply lovely.

Re: New items made from different kinds of yarn

cool stuff!

Re: The Challenge of Constantly Creating

How fun to get to experiment with all that yarn! I'll try not to be envious!!

Re: Felt Like Knitting does Flower Power 2

beatiful and classy too!

Re: I Love Fuschias!

Absolutely beautiful. Can you imagine the blossoms streaming down the front of a semi-formal dress? Just gorgeous!

Re: 1950's Wool Dress Recycled

The scarf would be lovely, and I'm sure she would feel very honored. My love of crafts, sewing, knitting and crochet came from my Mom as well, and I can appreciate the time spent in passing on that love. Also, check the dollar store for a brooch. My daughter found a lovely rhinestone one for me at Dollerama last Christmas.

Wearing something someone has made for you is like wearing a hug! She'll love your thoughtfulness.

Re: How to Make Snuggly Slippers from Old Sweaters

Good idea...You can use the cushioning rubber refrigerator liner stuff--I don't know what else you call it--to make non-slip soles.

Re: How to Make a Machine-Embroidered Felted Wool Tote

Just lovely. The bag really has an understated elegance [not easy with felt]...The embroidery makes it. Good job!

Re: How to Make Necktie Valentines

Cute idea. I've never seen anything like that before!

Re: And the Winner Is...

My Mom had five daughters--no sons--and lots of dresses--wedding, bridesmaids, flowergirls...and not just for her own daughters!

[Actually, she made her own wedding dress almost fifty years ago].

Congrats to the winner...

Re: How to Make a Valentine from an Onion

Beautiful! There is such a beauty in all of creation--even in an onion! Apparently, you can boil red onion skins and make dye with them...

Re: Flower Power Necktie Bag

Cute, I love the flowers and plaid mixed together.

Re: How to Recycle a Sweater into a Chair Cover

Good idea for a comfy chair...

Re: How to Sew a Fabric Bowl

Very nice...You could make a whole plethora of beautiful storage containers to match your decor! Lovely...

Re: Tie dying,Stamping,Stenciling on Fabric using Benzoyl Peroxide!! Its been staining garments for years,why not put it to good use!

Interesting idea...Would be fun to try. Thanks for posting.

Re: Just Zipping Along

What an incredibly unusual idea! Way to go!

Re: My desired Sewing Room

That's a nice idea....I can't tell from the pictures, but are there buttons attached to the doilies?

Re: Get Organized in 2009! A Perfect Place for All Your Patterns

This is a good idea. For those of us who are a little less prone to organizing in detail...the brown cardboard filing boxes at Ikea keep quite a few patterns neatly contained. I make two rows, and they fit with just enough latitude to make fishing out the patterns easy. They are quite inexpensive, and you can label the side with the type of patterns you have inside. They also stack easily.

Re: How to Make Hand-Warming Gloves

A nice idea for an inexpensive Christmas present.

Re: Start with a Clean Slate in 2009! Resolve to Keep a List of Your "I Dids" Instead of "To Dos"

It's a good idea. How novel, keep track of what you have actually accomplished, instead of everything that "needs" to be done. I have my own overwhelming stash of stuff, and since everyone knows I do a variety of crafts, everyone contributes their "cast-offs"--ie. the crafts they know/think they will never get around to doing. I've made three nightgowns and a stuffed animal just from the flannel I've been given! I think I would do a picture version, with photographic evidence that I haven't been ignoring my [mental] to do list...

Re: Experimental Recycled Sleeve Dyeing with Food Dyes

Beautiful idea! I love the look, and the fun of dying a fabric and seeing the finished effect. [I've done a few silk blanks up, and I always love the surpise awaiting me when I'm done]. This would be a fun project to try with a not-too-young child! Thanks for sharing your idea. It would also be fun to try with an already variegated yarn for another twist on a unique idea. Do you think it would work as well on a cotton sweater??

Re: Beaded Felt Ball Earrings

very cute! I'd like to figure it out and make a pair.

Re: Pink Girl's Cloche Hat

So sweet! Why not enlarge the hat pattern on a copier machine? I think the proportions would likely remain the same. I'd love a hat like that myself....just beautiful...

Re: Scrappy Janes Flower Power Treatment on Hats and a Bag

Love the little tams...so cute and elegant, all at the same time.

Re: How to Use a Loop Turner

A beautiful idea...

Re: Indigo Blue Flower Power

Very pretty, I love the idea! I will have to give this one a try with leftover fabrics and silk flowers. [I was once a florist, so I have lots of those.

Re: How to Make Your Own Newspaper Yarn

What a neat idea. I am going to have to check this out further. I knew about crocheting "yarn" made from plastic. A lady at my sister's church makes "mattresses" from the plastic yarn for people in third world countries that would other wise be sleeping on cold/wet/muddy/hard ground. I'm told that once you let others know that you are collecting plastic bags you'll never lack "material" to make things with.

Re: Collaged Art Pendants

I'm with the other crafter--what kind of sealer do you use? Nice work....

Re: Little House on the Prairie: The Musical

I have one season of Little House on the Prairie signed out from our public library right now. We can request books or DVD's online, and the staff find our items and hold them for us. It's a real time saver. My young daughter jumps up and down every time I manage to get a new season in to watch.

I still remember watching the show as a young girl. I think it was our families favorite show. Have you seen the "Love Comes Softly" series--based on books by Janette Okes and directed by Michael Landon Jr.? Quite similar to Little House and also quite enjoyable.

I remember my cousin dressing up as Holly Hobbie for a parade celebrating the centennial of Alexander Graham Bell's telephone invention! Does that date me or what?

Re: Tuscany Market Tote

very nice, I like the combo of colors and the neat yo yo finishing touch.

Re: A Little Paint Can Extend and Enhance an Embroidery Design

Beautiful! What a lovely idea!

Re: Calling All Crafters...

I prepare gifts all through out the year, and store them in a large decorative container and keep it handy for Christmas, and birthdays. I like to make scarves and other "one-size fits all" presents. That way, I can buy supplies on special, and give beautiful gifts for a fraction of the usual price. People always love to receive one of a kind, hand-made gifts, and I don't end up breaking the bank to give them something really special.