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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: A monster of a pillow on: January 15, 2015 11:26:57 AM
My nephew is 9! I can't believe how old he is getting!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Loom Knit Cowls on: January 13, 2015 11:05:18 AM
This year, I made my family members cowls for Christmas on my loom.  They were quick projects and could bang out one generally in a day with constant interruptions and unfocused work.  I have just tons of yarn, so this was a great destashing project!

The first stitch used is called a garter stitch where you knit one row and then perle the next for a total of 5 rows.  The next for the main part is called the 3 step stitch, and its very easy and fun.  Here is a link to the tutorial I used for the 3 step stitch:  http://www.loomahat.com/three-step-stitch/#comment-60955

My first one wasn't as nice because I didn't use the garter stitch to top and end it.  But, I was still learning.  I hadn't ever done any other stitches besides the basic on my loom before.  They got better and better as I went along.














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3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Briella's Family Board Book on: January 13, 2015 10:54:13 AM
My daughter is just starting to learn to talk.  I wanted to make her a fun book so she could learn to identify some of her family members and encourage her to talk.  She loves books! 

I started with a board book that I found at a thrift store.  I put white paint on each page to block out the images so they wouldn't show through when I added my own.  Using photoshop, I edited my pictures to the size I wanted and added the text to the bottom of each picture.  I had them printed so that I would have a nice glossy page (my printer sucks).  I had it printed on cardstock, but I wish I would have had it printed on regular paper.  The cardstock made the pages a little bulkier than I wanted and makes the book not close all the way.  Oh well!  I cut out my pages and glued them on with mod podge.  I tried coating the top of the page with mod podge but found that I just peeled off.  It didn't like that paper much.  So, I left the tops of the pages as is for the rest.

Brie definitely loves her new book!



















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4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / A monster of a pillow on: January 13, 2015 10:41:27 AM
My nephew changed his room to a monster theme this summer, so I wanted to make him something to go with his new theme.  I had a bunch of crazy fake fur on hand, so this was a great opportunity to use some of it up!  I started by cutting out two squares.  I cut out and pinned on my felt pieces for the eyes and mouth and zigzag stitched them on with my sewing machine.  I sewed around the edges and left an opening for the fiberfil and then hand sewed the hole closed.  Tada, monster pillow!



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5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Nuni's Mug on: January 13, 2015 10:00:14 AM
When my mom and were out in December, we went to Starbucks and she pointed out a super cute mug of a boy hanging from a balloon.  I snapped a picture with the hopes of recreating it for her in a less expensive manner.  I bought a plain mug and a pen what worked on ceramic surfaces and drew out my recreation.  I altered it somewhat into a little girl and gave her pig tails like my daughter.  We call my mom Nuni for grandma, and now Nuni has her little toddler on a mug.



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6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015 ~*Join Anytime!*~ on: January 12, 2015 11:24:36 AM
Hey all!  I'm back!  Time to bombard you all with my crafts!  December was a busy month of crafting for me!!!

Prompt: December - New Zealand
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: NA
Project Name: Brown Cowl
Project Link: NA
Brief Description: As you may know, there are lots of sheep in New Zealand.  Sheep make wool, wool makes yarn, and BAM, yarn makes cowl!  I whipped up a lot of cowls for christmas presents, here is a lovely brown one that shows my mastery over my loom and the pattern I found online.  My first one wasn't as nice.  The first stitch is called a garter stitch where you knit one row and then perle the next for a total of 5 rows, and then continue on with the 3 step stitch, and its very easy.  Here is a link to the tutorial I used for the 3 step stitch:  http://www.loomahat.com/three-step-stitch/#comment-60955
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Prompt:  December - India
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: NA
Project Name: Green Cowl
Project Link: NA
Brief Description: Another cowl, this one for my mom.  The yarn I used is really soft and silky, and may actually be either a silk or bamboo blend, and has shimmer parts which is reminiscent of a sari.  I've had this yarn in my stash for a long time.  I bought it with the intention of making something for my mom, but never got around to doing so.  I'm glad I finally got to put it to use!
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Prompt:  December - Galapagos Islands
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: NA
Project Name: Curious George Shirt
Project Link: NA
Brief Description:  As you know, Darwin's theory is based off the evolution of monkeys into men.  So, here is Curious George!  A curious little monkey!  I participated in a christmas swap with my september mom group on Facebook.  So, I made my partner's son a shirt, since he loves Curious George.  I used freezer paper stenciling to create this, and then freehanded the lines and details using fabric paint.
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Prompt:  December - Egypt
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: NA
Project Name: Multicolored Cowl
Project Link: NA
Brief Description: Yes, another cowl.  This one reminds me of Egypt, with its sparkling deserts and hidden gems.
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7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: January 12, 2015 09:23:52 AM
Oh wow, that sweater is so awesome!!!!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: January 09, 2015 10:01:45 PM
Class: Astronomy
SPEW: NA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Stepping Stone
Project Page Link (if available): none
Brief Description: Last year for christmas I made my mom a stepping stone with my LO's foot prints on it.  I thought it would be a cool annual gift and she could make a path one day where you could walk down and watch her little feet grow.  So, following that tradition, baby bean and I made another stepping stone from a kit.  It follows the requirements of having glass pieces embedded.  Its hard to see her foot prints in the picture, but its there, as well as the year stamped in.
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Class: CoMC
SPEW: NA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Wedding Shoes
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: In honor of the fabulousness of unicorns, in all their glittery glory, I present shoes for my sister's wedding.  The tips are four layers of glitter applied with mod podge with a sparkly pendant hot-glued on. 
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Class: Divination
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Garter
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: As mentioned, my sister will be getting married in April.  There is a lot to do to prepare for this big, life changing event.  Here is a small thing that will go towards it; a garter!  It is stretch lace sewn together with a dangly earring sewn on and a vintage button on top.  The little lady button was on my great grandma's garter, who was married in 1920.  We removed it from her garter and put it on my own, and I just took it off and put it onto my sister's.  It could be her some old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue all in one little package.
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Class: SoAR
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bath Bombs
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Brief Description: I've been wanting to make bath bombs for a while, and I finally got to make some up for my family members for Christmas.  What's better than a nice, relaxing, beneficial soak?  I made three different kinds: peppermint, oatmeal w/ orange, and calendula w/ lavender.  They are pretty simplistic to make, with the ingredients being baking soda, citric acid, and epsom salts as the main ingredients.
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Challenge: Bertie Beans - Satsuma
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Green Cowl
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: What's more traditional than yarn?  ^_^  Yes, yet another cowl!  This one is for my mom.  I used a yarn that I bought years ago with the intention of making her something with it.  The yarn is very silky and soft, and it was pretty fickle to work with, but we managed to work together.
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Whew!  I think I'm all caught up now!  Yay!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: January 08, 2015 06:41:54 AM
Hey all! Love all the projects that have been posted lately! I'm recovering from my holidays and now working on invites for my sister's wedding that need to be done this week. Once they are done and I will be back and posting a bunch more projects!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: December 20, 2014 07:47:06 AM
Aw, I'm the witch of the month?! Thank you so much! <3
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