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1  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 26, 2016 05:24:28 PM
Cute octopus Bethnim.

I made more leis.
The graduation is tonight so I will stop now.
26 chocolate and candy leis for his friends

a lei made of coconut frond balls

I made a Ti leaves lei.

I added a long string of flowers to it:
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2  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 22, 2016 01:25:02 PM
Thank you all. My favorite is also the stars lei but it takes longer to make. I don't remember exactly but there are about 140 stars in this lei. It costs very little, just the sheets of paper that I cut in strips but took about 6-8 hours. The gummy candy leis take only 10 minutes and cost around $1 each. The single braided ribbon leis cost even less but take about 30 minutes to make.

Audio, when you put the tiny picture of the green background, I did not notice how beautiful it was. It's just perfect with the parrots and fish. I find the cards very funny and cheerful. The owl wall hanging made me smile too. You found some really cute fabrics and you had the eye to put them together. On the box, is it yarn you spun yourself?

Lindy, I like the bright colors you used in your embroidery. It makes it very summery.

I made one new lei with ribbon but a thick one. I did not want to spend 6 hours on it threading it one needle length along yards and yards of ribbon. So, I tried sewing bunches of vaguely rolled ribbon with my sewing machine and then threading it by hand but more tightly. It took maybe one hour. It would look better if I could tighten it more but I ran out of ribbon. This uses so much ribbon, I would say almost 100 yards.
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3  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 21, 2016 10:46:45 AM
Apple bananas are supposed to smell faintly like apples. I can't say they really do and they don't taste like apples either. They are delicious, not as sweet as the long ones and more tangy.

With two kids graduating this year, I have turned into a lei making machine.

Candy leis for the friends:
9 red vines leis

14 gummy crawlers lei:

And this is what I found in one of the worm candy bags:

Ah, ah, a shark in the bag. I was lucky there were still worms inside! Grin I am still laughing...

Origami stars leis:


Single and double braided ribbon leis:
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4  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 21, 2016 12:05:02 AM
That's what I harvested in the garden:

Apple bananas. Since they ripened as soon as my husband left on a working trip, I tried to slow their rate of ripening. I cut the hands.

I put the greenest ones in the darkest and less warm place I could think of: the tool closet and the other hands in different rooms in the house. I gave some to the neighbors and to the nice military guy who teaches my son French horn.
They are delicious but who wants to eat a whole regime of bananas by herself? Luckily, my husband came back today and really put a dent on the supplies!
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5  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 18, 2016 01:27:20 AM
Lovely turtle painting. It reminds me I hope to go snorkeling soon and see turtles and fish but no jellyfish please.
Can you spot the turtle resting on this picture taken a few years ago?


Audio, my cat would love your ironing table, it looks quite comfy. Wink You found a very attractive fabric, I would make myself a blouse with it. It's beautiful. It reminds me I should recover my ironing table since it has suffered from the last incident involving an adult child, a teenager, an iron and the table.
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6  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: April 30, 2016 10:00:32 AM
I've done some baking and cooking for the school band bake sale.
Swiss roll with school colors

madeleines

financiers

crepes
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7  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: April 16, 2016 10:39:26 AM
Lots of great stuff, Rantyhippie. my favorite is the summer quilt with its lively and cheerful colors. The mermaid tail is quite funny, can you actually put your legs in it?

I forgot to put a picture of this years cascarones. The parrot managed to steal the submarine spot so you will see him twice and no submarine at all.
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8  Easter eggs or cascarones in Easter by yoopidou on: March 28, 2016 01:45:48 AM
I made a bunch of cascarones. At first, I only spray painted them, inside and out. Inside so the crumbled shell doesn't stand out in white amidst the confetti. But I was encouraged to make them look nicer. Some are inspired by the internet and some came entirely from my imagination. My husband painted five of these.Now, they look too nice and the kids are reluctant to break them!



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9  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: February 03, 2016 08:17:50 PM
What a fun care package Butterflyangel. I like how you decorated the box inside, it will be a surprise when opening it.

I finished January with some cooking and started gardening in February.
I made some guavas and strawberry-guavas jams and a kind of French pate called rillettes.


I also found old stevia plants on sale at the gardening store that I am trying to save. I also started drying some leaves for the next tea.


and I'm quite proud of my creation: the plumeria potatoes.
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10  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: January 17, 2016 07:59:18 PM
Agreed Underthemountain, stevia is delicious. I had a plant and couldn't resist munching on a leaf every time I passed by. Your creamer seems so good, I would drink it without the coffee, Lindy! Granted, I don't like coffee.

Freakie, the little shoes are adorable.

I went hiking these last two days and picked coffee beans for my husband and strawberry guavas. So, I made strawberry guava jam.


Although he claimed he would neither like nor eat it, guess what my husband put in is yogurt this morning! Wink

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