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I am a multitalented crafter who likes trying new things but I mainly bake, knit and crochet. I am a sub-par sewer and can do the ocassional projects if i have directions! I've been told I am grunge, quasi punk, goth, j-pop-ish whatchamacallit of a girl and it shows in my projects : D

Concerning my projects, I have a trend of "keeping it within my means" simplicity. Mostly due to my lack of money and lack of constant access to available materials (even in an all crafting home!) and then I save bigger harder projects as personal goals. Even with that, I am a curious crafter who likes taking things to new mediums and modifying things to my tastes.

Im also looking to set myself up as a knitting/crochet costumer. I have an odd little fetish for headgear, lolita, fifties housewife, hippie counterculture style and considering various branches of punk to make for! : D

I am not much of a socialite until I am put into those situations so if I seem sort of bleh then bear with me! I try.

I am also setting up a rule Happy since I am kickstarting an etsy account, a lot of the things I make that are not exclusive to book made things will be made as creations. I will only post a how-to after something has been favorited 20+ times (unless it is something I have no trouble disclosing the pattern to)

Also, for more looks and fun, come look at my blog @ http://bring-your-own-bacon.blogspot.com/ it has a couple of posts already and has gone through a major makeover

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So
So · Hanover, Lower Saxony, DE · 65 projects
hi, thank you for faving my pillow bag!!
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deletetnosaccount
deletetnosaccount · Chicago, Illinois, US · 8 projects
thanks for faving my hamtaro Happy
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Sew Deadly
Sew Deadly · Woodside, California, US · 5 projects
thanks for faving my fairy crown!
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PinkWeeds
PinkWeeds · Omaha, Nebraska, US · 207 projects
Thanks for favoring my Shirred Rockabilly Top and my T-Shirt Vest Happy
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So
So · Hanover, Lower Saxony, DE · 65 projects
thank you fo the fave on my jumpsuit!!!
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
Thank you Anya for your fave on my project!
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pauline
pauline · 14 projects
thanks for the fave Happy
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Pam
Pam · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 332 projects
hullo hullo! I am totally done with the geek swap for ya! I'll just wait to send out whenever your done too, no rush ^_^ I think you'll totally love it. I should have a teaser up on the board for ya by tomorrow so check it out <3
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Pam
Pam · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 332 projects
Well you said that I could send you some kawaii fabric for the geeky swap, and I wanted to know if you wanted some more of the same style your bag was made from, the other fabric pictured in the Kawaii Bags projects, or a cutesie more vintage kitschy style. So three to choose from Happy let me know!
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Pam
Pam · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 332 projects
Hey anya! I'm just checkin to see how the geeky swap is going! I havent heard from you in a while and I wanted to ask you about kawaii fabris too. Where have you been lol!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
LOl stupid of me you didn't faved that one.LOL
but thank you even much more for being the first faver on my tearyearking heart broche,;-D
thanks for your suport , always scarry to wait by a new project if people like it.
i have some projects without faves so always glad when the new ones got some faves;-D

Wish you lot of crafting fun by the making of it
and have a creative , crafty fun day as well;-D
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi hiAnya, thank you very much of your fave on my branch beads and button project.
wish you lot of crafting fun by the making of them.
and have a creative , crafty fun weekend as well;-D
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1427 projects
Thanks for adding me xo
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So
So · Hanover, Lower Saxony, DE · 65 projects
hi anya!! thank you for the fave on my ruffle skirt!!
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Cinchers are quite easy to make. Use material that has some stiffness. Measure from waist up to underbust at the centre front and side. Make a rectangle to fit round your middle and use the measurements to adjust the fit. You can use hooks and eyes, eyelets and ties or velcro to fasten it. I did a big cheat once. I used a skirt. I cut it so it was like a mini skirt and flipped it upside down so I had more fabric for under my bust. I left the zip in to help to get it on and off. I opened a seam and shaped it to fit and put eyelets on it. The thing with cinchers is that you can make them out of pleated fabric that ties at the side too. A bit pirate like and no sewing. Hope I've given you a few ideas Happy
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Yes it is awkward when you can't get clothes to fit from a rail. You would look good in a peasant type blouse with a wide belt or waist clincher. It would put emphasis on your shoulders and take it away from your chest. I find seperates work best for me. There's always too much fabric in the middle Happy
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Glad I'm not the only one who gets funny looks for doing that ;D I usually look at parts of construction to see how it's been done. I have my own ecclectic, strange style that's not really main stream. Being short means it's hard to get clothes to fit properly. One good reason for me learning to sew.
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
That's so funny about looking at stuff in shops. My fella use to get worried that I was going to spend loads on an outfit because I spend time looking at things. Now he's realised I'm looking at how it's made ;D
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Thank you for the lovely comment. Sewing is basic geometry and knowing about how fabrics work. The problem most people have at the beginning is to see a flat pattern piece made up into a 3D garment. I learnt from pulling old clothes apart to see what the pattern was like. I've been sewing since I was about 7 years old and I'm 45 now so I've got a few years experience ;D If you want to give sewing garments a go and want any help with fabric choices or patterns just message me. I've got loads of 'tips and hints' and cheats ways to do construction Happy
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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Hello Anya. Thanks for the friend request. I like to use the materials I have arouund the house too. I get lots of fabrics from second hand or thrift shops. It's amazing how little it costs sometimes. Get friendly with second hand shops. I don't know if it is the same where you live but where I am torn garments cannot be sold in second hand shops. I make a small donation for what they call 'rag man' clothes. A lot of my projects are from re-cycled materials. I too have a head wear fetish....Lol. Stop by my profile anytime. I'm a well seasoned sewer and make patterns so if you need any help just ask. Happy crafting Happy
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Carol S.
Carol S. · Indian Head, Maryland, US · 133 projects
Anya, thanks for faving my crochet My Melody doll!! Happy
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Helga D.
Helga D. · Budapest, Budapest, HU · 30 projects
thanks for the fav Happy
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