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    My projects (2 months worth) photo heavy

    I have been busy lately! Between life's lovely emergencies, reality making rearing it's ugly head.
    These projects took me about 2 months to do. All the patterns are listed below.

    Nana (me) got a rather upsetting call awhile back from Miss Bella, her purse broke. Well being a loving Nana I got busy
    and made her one. Then I thought Raiden needs one to carry her super secret diary and her current reading book.
    Then it struck me like a lightening bolt...plus an email from Sewthankful.com...lol Why not Dragon costumes! And
    a couple of Fox stoles for when they play dress up. I don't remember how I found the pencil case pattern. They are to cute to pass up making. I added a pilot fish and used some letter beads with their names on them.

    By time we added some art supplies and a gift for Stacey that dang box weighed 19 lbs! LOL

    All for Miss Bella and Miss Raiden, and something for their Mom.

    First off...
    Dragon costumes (pink for Raiden, purple for Bella)
    Second...
    Shark pencil cases ( flames for our daughter Stacey, pink for Raiden, purple for Bella)
    Third.....
    Fox stoles
    Fourth...
    Purses (Bella's is the green one and Raiden gets the embroidered denim bag)

    And we must not forget my model. He was made by my Mom about 13 yrs ago. And he stands in the corner for a time out.
    I tell everyone he is a mixture of all our kids. Who at one time or another stood in the corner.

    KWIK Sew - 3961 Fairy Hood play blankets sewing pattern

    http://www.patchworkposse.com/shark-...case-tutorial/

    http://www.interweavestore.com/foxy-stole

    http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/bag-d...noriko-handbag

    https://www.e-patternscentral.com/de...%26+patched+de
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    It's amazing how one idea leads to another and a busy person has loads of inspiration. Love the pencil cases and hours of fun playing with the dragons. Not sure how PC the foxes are( fox hunting is banned in UK) but I do like them
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    It's amazing how one idea leads to another and a busy person has loads of inspiration. Love the pencil cases and hours of fun playing with the dragons. Not sure how PC the foxes are( fox hunting is banned in UK) but I do like them
    Hi Dotty,

    Thanks, the foxes are fleece foxes. Even PETA can't object to that.
    The dragons were supposed to have fabrics like tule, lame, sequin fabric you know all those shiny apparel
    fabrics. I thought it would be easier for my daughter if she could wash them and not worry about then unraveling
    and falling apart. So I used 100% cotton along with fleece and some flannel.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)
    “If you can’t see a mistake from 12 feet away, it doesn’t exist, and there are no perfect quilts and that helps a lot,” .......Greg Biornstad

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    all very fun and nicely done
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    Those are all great! Nice job.
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    Fabulous work, there will be squeals of delight when they open the box! And I appreciate the links, I want to try the pencil case pattern.


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    Love how everything turned out! I downloaded the pattern for the shark. Was it difficult to make? Do you have any pointers? Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonquilter View Post
    Love how everything turned out! I downloaded the pattern for the shark. Was it difficult to make? Do you have any pointers? Thanks for sharing!
    It wasn't difficult at all. Just make the shark body and lining a 1/4" bigger than the pattern. This makes it easier to get the zipper in. I also found using a zipper with smaller teeth was a bit more forgiving around the corners. Next time I make one I am going to try a polyester zipper. The when cutting out the lining, the tail is cut off. And I would suggest a little bit larger patchwork pieces. I used small ones because the fabrics were leftovers from other work. You know.....waste no fabric!

    I would love to see your shark(s) when your done.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)
    “If you can’t see a mistake from 12 feet away, it doesn’t exist, and there are no perfect quilts and that helps a lot,” .......Greg Biornstad

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    LOVE it all, but those sharks are outrageous. saw them someplace on the web. love them!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Love them all - but those shark cases - WOW!

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    Great work .... I am sure you are SuperNana to your Grands!
    What an exciting parcel for them to open.
    I bet you only wish you could be there to see them open it .... and hear the squeals of delight!
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    love, love them all. lol Barb
    be happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Great work .... I am sure you are SuperNana to your Grands!
    What an exciting parcel for them to open.
    I bet you only wish you could be there to see them open it .... and hear the squeals of delight!
    Oh how I wish I could have delivered then in person. But, my Bella will call and be so excited!
    I let her Mom know the package will arrive on the 14th. Bella said......"I have to wait a whole week!" .....LOL
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)
    “If you can’t see a mistake from 12 feet away, it doesn’t exist, and there are no perfect quilts and that helps a lot,” .......Greg Biornstad

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    You have been busy!! Great job...they are all adorable!!

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    Wow! What a great set of gifts. Those sharks, in particular, really make me grin. Will have to look at that pattern. thanks for sharing!

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    What fun!!! The sharks brought a smile to my face.

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    I`m not as talented as you are, but this was the year to clean up on hobbies. First I crocheted as many afhgans as I had yarn for, granny squares take several colors, then with the yarn left I made neck scarves, and then double thick squares to use as hot pads near the stove or dinner table. Then I found several baby blanket kits to embroider, and pillow cases & beaded kits, and guess what, it`s almost spring and I have enough for at least another year. These items go to chairity.

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    Fantastic projects love them all.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbshobbies View Post
    I`m not as talented as you are, but this was the year to clean up on hobbies. First I crocheted as many afhgans as I had yarn for, granny squares take several colors, then with the yarn left I made neck scarves, and then double thick squares to use as hot pads near the stove or dinner table. Then I found several baby blanket kits to embroider, and pillow cases & beaded kits, and guess what, it`s almost spring and I have enough for at least another year. These items go to chairity.
    I wish I knew how to knit or crochet. I didn't live near my Gram when I was young so I never learned.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
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    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)
    “If you can’t see a mistake from 12 feet away, it doesn’t exist, and there are no perfect quilts and that helps a lot,” .......Greg Biornstad

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    All are cute, you are very talented.
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    Great projects....Love them...

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    My goodness, you have been busy! I do not have the talent to make purses, so when I see them I have to ooh and ahh! Great job.
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    Thank you for the compliments. Only 3 1/2 days till the package arrives on their doorstep in Oklahoma City.

    Miss Bella must have calmed down...lol I haven't heard from her in 2 days.

    She was trying to be so sneaky about asking what was in the box. I had told her I made her a purse, but neither her nor her big sister knew about the rest. The art supplies I sent will be used, my daughter Stacey loves to draw and so do the girls. And a 3" stack of construction paper should keep them busy for awhile along with their "doodle pads"
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)
    “If you can’t see a mistake from 12 feet away, it doesn’t exist, and there are no perfect quilts and that helps a lot,” .......Greg Biornstad

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