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1  Re: Happy Fairy Garden -picture heavy in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by kittykill on: December 14, 2014 07:44:01 PM
Winter has hit my fairy garden!

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2  Cross Stitched Sewing Box from Dutch Cookie Tin Tutorial (image heavy) in Completed Projects by kittykill on: December 14, 2014 06:12:08 PM

During the holiday season I go a little overboard with Dutch Christmas Cookies . It is the only time of the year I eat them. At the end of Christmas I am left with a bunch of empty tins, that for quite some time, have lived in my pantry, collecting dust. While I could just throw them out or give them to a thrift store, I thought this year I could make Cross Stitched Sewing Box for all my stitchy friends.

The supplies you need for this project are:

Cookie Tin
Spray Paint
Drill with small drill bit that you can get your yarn or floss through the hole
Washi Tape
Yarn or floss
Image to cross stitch

Creating your pattern on your tin could be your first or second step, depending on what you feel comfortable with. I spray painted my tin first and then added my pattern. The only problem I came up with is that I needed to touch up the paint job after drilling the pattern. If you paint afterwards, you may fill in the holes with paint. At any rate, to add the pattern to top of the tin does require the use of a drill so remember your safety glasses. Tape your pattern onto the lid of the tin and then drill the SQUARES of the graph. Think of how you are going to stitch the cross and this will be a no brainer. Stitch all for corner of each stitch.

 As you can see from the picture, the holes create a box for your cross stitch.

 Once you have your holes drilled, your lid should look like this.

 I used an acrylic yarn to cross stitch the lid but you can use floss if you wish. Acrylic yarn will cause a slight fray, but I kind of like it because it gives the tin a sweater feel to it.

 Once the lid is done, you can work on the inside of the tin...the guts. Cut two pieces of heavy weight cardboard. One 7.50 inches and the other roughly 4. If your tin is bigger than the average cookie tin, measure your piece of cardboard before cutting.

I did a preplacement before gluing everything in place. Now that you have everything in place you can glue it in! I glued the two pieces of cardboard together first and then glued it to the bottom of the tin. I used a pen to place where the cardboard was going to sit. I used a glue gun but you can use gorilla glue or another kind of epoxy.

Fill in your sewing box! I filled my with floss, a pin cushion, pencil, paper, quilting wax, scissors and needleminders

 I was worried about snagging everything on the holes I drilled so I covered the back with washi tape and then added a magnet with a clip to hold my floss and pattern.
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3  Re: 2014 Christmas Tree/Decorations Along in Winter Holidays by kittykill on: December 10, 2014 02:04:10 PM

The pink ornaments on the wreath to the left are from Mistress T.  Cheesy

I love your Santas!
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4  Let's Go Bowling -NSFW in Needlework: Completed Projects by kittykill on: December 09, 2014 09:33:13 AM
Every year for Christmas I get my husband something to do with the Big Lebowski. This year I stitched up these little guys. We say this quote whenever life gets stressful.

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5  Re: 2014 Christmas Tree/Decorations Along in Winter Holidays by kittykill on: December 07, 2014 09:35:48 AM
I finally got around to take pics. LOTS and LOTS of pics!

 The outside of the house. The blue lights change colors.

The pink tree with a Bumble photobombing the picture.

The mantle

The nativity scene. It is from a little market in Mexico

Our main tree

Various hangings around the house. Including Krampus

The retro robot tree. It has glass robot ornaments on it.

It isn't Christmas until the Santa Homers and poopers are out. As a joke a few years ago I put one of these poopers in my husband's stocking. Now it is a tradition each year that he gets one.

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6  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107, 108, & 109 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by kittykill on: December 07, 2014 09:26:26 AM
I received my boot cuffs from Alwaysinmyroom. They are perfect and sparkly! Thank you!

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7  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Rd. 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kittykill on: December 07, 2014 09:25:10 AM
Yeah! So glad that everything got to you safe. It was fun crafting for you.

I received from Lindyv321. Everything is so perfect for me.

My stocking, already on my mantle.

Cute cupcake ornament for my pink tree

The cutestest best little doe hoop ever. I am keeping this up all year long.

Lots of Loot! The Book of Life Lunchbox is AWESOME!

Two wonderful Christmas necklaces. I love miniatures and charms so they are perfect

I forgot to take a picture of my little shrine and my adorable ornament so I stole these from Lindy

Thank you so much, Lindy! I love EVERYTHING!
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8  Ribbon Quilted Ornament in Winter Holidays by kittykill on: December 05, 2014 06:39:53 AM
My partner for the stocking swap had these type of ornament on her Pinterest. It was fun using this color combo.

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9  Washi Tape Fairy Bird House in Completed Projects by kittykill on: December 05, 2014 06:37:07 AM
For the stocking swap I wanted to make my partner something bright and fun and something she could display all year round. The house is covered with washi tape. The tree can be taken out after Christmas and the house can be displayed for spring and summer.

Side view of the house
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10  Felt Christmas Stocking in Needlework: Completed Projects by kittykill on: December 05, 2014 06:32:19 AM
My partner in the stocking swap wanted a whimsical brightly colored stocking. I love the retro feel of this design. It is all done with felt.

Close up of ornaments
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