Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pinteresting things I’ve been making

 

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Being a seamstress, I have a fascination with dress forms,I had seen some miniature ones on Pinterest and I thought what a great idea, so I got my march 2000 Threads magazine out (Which I am trying to go through all my threads magazine stash and do at least one thing out of the magazine) and there was a pattern of a miniature dress form and I thought, yes that’s what I want to do!!!
So I traced out the little pattern and enlarged it a bit. I had some fabric straps on hand (of course) and I cut out my little form and started hand sewing them…well one thing I figured out….Don’t use fabric that unravels easily!!! It just kept falling apart but I managed to sew it up in some fashion. lol  I wasn’t happy with the shape of my dress form. It was a bit on the short and wide side hehe, but cute for a pincushion though. So I proceeded to make my own pattern and the dress form below is what I got.

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I just did it up quickly not being too fussy on how I was making it as I’m just practising until I get the shape I desire. I liked the shape a bit better on this one but I’m still not satisfied yet. I didn’t like that my neck and the bottom of the form was not solid enough. The bust wasn’t shaped properly either

This size is a bit bigger than the first and great to put hold bracelets!!

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The front

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the back

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the bottom got a doggie on it Open-mouthed smile

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I really hate sticking pins in my dress forms…It makes me feel like a bad person with a voodoo doll!!! lol

 

and so I decided to make yet another pattern to try it out.

here it is

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This one is bigger. loved the neck!! as you can see it’s a lot straighter and solid because I put cardboard in it. I also did that for the bottom of the form

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bottom

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I didn’t like the waist on this one…I feel that it is too thick around the waist and I didn’t like that the dress form is made in two pieces, top and bottom. I wanted my dress form to be one piece…so I made another pattern….and you’ll have to wait until I finish it to see that one! Smile

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here is the back.

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Here are the second and third together.

 

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These are some flowers that I made from old magazines that I had….found the idea on Pinterest……Pinterest is great!!!!

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Made this butterfly with paper….another Pinterest idea

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Made this butterfly from a magazine page

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Pinterest….5 ways to organize your books…..I chose to put them in order of color! What a great idea….Why didn’t I think of that!!???

Also decorated my shelves with Gourdes for fall Smile

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Painted flowers on a rock

 

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Made these little bags that hold a pair of earrings with magazine page! fun!! Pinterest idea

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Made my own Mod podge and did a decoupage on a table a friend had given me with some old magazines I really needed to get rid of….Threads magazine will be happy to know their magazine was so great I bought the same magazine twice, TWICE!!! Disappointed smile So I used it on my table. Haven’t varnished it yet.

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Want some ice-cream!?? hahaha

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My husband brought the wood stove up from the basement with the help of my brother and father in law….it was very heavy,…..into the living room so we will be toasty warm this winter!!! Yay, love my wood stove!!! He also made the hearth underneath.

 

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This corner was a bit dark as it is receded from the rest of the walls and so I painted it with my accent color….lime green!!! fun!!!

The rest of the walls in the living room are a medium grey
Love my new laminate grey marbled floors!!! 

Need some mouldings next

 

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Toasty toasty toasty!!!

That’s it for now….. but I have some outfits to show you soon…..y’all come back you hear!!! Open-mouthed smile