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Concerts *sticky*

Organized by Date - Where it was - Who I went with

Bands we went to the show for are bolded
Bands I met are starred (**)
Headliners are in italics
Festival/Tour is underlined
Bands missed/didn't see is strikethrough-ed
I'm also including theater and other shows on the list because...I feel like it

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Wallet 4.0

Another wallet!!! I've been promising my aunt a wallet for a while, but I just didn't have the time (or the will). I promised that I would have it for her on Christmas, and I finished just in time.





I used the same pattern as before, with the same modification to the zipper. It's so much easier to put together this way. I used a
blue abstract patterned cotton for the main fabric, and navy blue cotton for the lining.
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Makeup Bag 2.0

I already made my best friend, Sam, an ipod case for Christmas, but I wanted to give her something else. I decided on a makeup case.



I used a home decor weight print that I've been hoarding, and lined it in a cream cotton. I used a grey zipper since it was all I had, but it seems to work nicely. I love the tip about using the squares to help the zipper sit nicely, it really does make a difference. It was so much easier to insert the zipper, and made the finished product look so polished.
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Earring Holder

Recently, I've noticed my mom's earrings have all gravitated to my bathroom's medicine cabinet. I thought that she'd wear them more often if she had them out somewhere where she could see them easily. Thus, this idea was born. I looked up several tutorials on how to make an earring holder, and then went to work.



I picked up a cheap frame from the Christmas Tree Shop, and my dad got the screen from the hardware store. I took the glass and backing off the frame, and cut a rectangle of screen, slightly bigger than the size of the frame. Then I stapled! My dad got me my very own electric staple gun as an early Christmas present, so I had lots of fun! I was going to staple the screen into the lip where the glass went, but it was impossible to get the screen as taught as I needed it. Instead, I stapled it to the very back of the frame, making sure it was tight all around.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out. I was a bit worried about using a staple gun for the first time, but it was actually very easy. I might make a few more of these, maybe with some hooks on the sides for necklaces and bracelets, as well.
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Yankees Wallet

Why do my cousins insist on having me make Yankees things for them?! I will convert them into Mets fans one of these days. Anyway, my youngest cousin, who I made the Power Ranger wallet for 2 years ago, asked for a new wallet with the Yankees logo on it for Christmas.



I used the same velcro wallet pattern as before. The main fabric is a cream color, and the lining is dark, yankee blue. I mixed the fabric paint to get the same blue, and stenciled the logo on the front.

 2 down, and 4 (or 5) to go!
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Another iPod Case

I finally stopped procrastinating today and started working on presents for Christmas. I decided to start small and make an iPod case for my friend.



She picked out the fabric and it is lined in hot pink. I decided against using elastic as a closure because the button is a bit small. Instead, I used a length of ribbon that I had in my stash for the closure. 
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No-Sew Cape

I've been following PS I Made This for a while, but today is the first time I've actually made something of hers. I'm pretty sure I'm addicted.



I followed her instructions to make this cute no-sew cape. I used a little less than 2 yards of this fabric that I've had forever. I did make some small changes. Before making the cape, I cut a 3" wide strip down the long side of the fabric for the belt, instead of using the scraps. I also only cut a 2" strip down the middle. I am completely in love with this cape.
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Wallet 3.0

I made this wallet for my mom's friend/coworker.





Her only request was that it be green, so I chose this awesome calico print, and paired it with plain black.She really liked it.

I used the same pattern that I used for my mom's wallet. I still hate the zipper, and ended up changing it when I made a wallet for my friend's birthday (unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures).
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I'm back!! My mom has been bugging me for a phone case, and I just finished it up today.





I used the same fabric that I used for her wallet, and I used the same pattern that I created for the iPod cases I made for Christmas presents. And, here's a close up of the button, because I think its the cutest!!! (and reminds me of an owl <3)


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