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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / CPAP cover tutorial on: January 12, 2014 06:12:59 PM
My husband needs a CPAP machine and the latex head piece irritates his skin.  So I have been making him covers and I thought I'd share in case it helps anyone else.

You'll need:
Sewing machine & thread
Buttonhole foot
Scissors
Soft material (I used flannel or terry cloth)
Button the size of the plugs
Paper & pen/marker



All of these steps you'll do twice since there are two, I recommended doing both together

First I took off the head piece and traced it onto paper


Then I cut it in half, folded the fabric in half and pinned it to the fabric and cut about 1/2 inch around


Unpin, unfold and line up with head piece.  On one side mark in the center of the fabric where the plugs that snap into the mask.  Make a line.


Put your sewing machine on the buttonhole setting, use the button that is a similar size to the plugs for the buttonhole foot and sew over your mark.


Then fold the piece over and sew around the edges leaving the bottom open ( you can skip sewing around the top because you have a fold there.


Turn inside out and slide onto the headpiece with the buttonholes opening for the plugs


Your done, now it's time to snap the plugs into the mask and have a good sleep!

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Help! Need ideas for tiny things to fill an advent calendar- no food! on: November 06, 2011 03:44:13 PM
Hi.  Every year my husband & I take turns filling an advent calendar and this year it's my turn.  The issue is usually I fill more than half with tasty treats but this year he is on a strict diet so he can't eat all those little yummy things.  So I have to come up with 23 tiny things and one small thing.  The doors are about 1 1/2 inch square. Any ideas of what I could put in?  Especially handmade things.  Thanks!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / cute owl dress on: August 19, 2011 01:58:08 PM
my friend just had a baby so i had to make a cute little dress for her.  it was super easy to make, i used this tutorial on prudent baby: http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/03/diy-pillowcase-baby-dress-pattern.html

i found rick rack that was soft and fuzzy for $1 at the fabric warehouse near me like 100 years ago and got it knowing that it would be perfect for something.  well this is it- i love the look of rick rack but it's kind of stiff and didn't want to put that on a tiny baby's dress, but the soft one is perfect.  i rick-racked the inside of the 'sleeves' too so it has a scalloped effect.  I hope that mommy and baby love it.


4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / First Child's Clothing: Kitty Top on: June 06, 2011 03:42:30 PM
Made this top for my cutie pie niece.  She loves cats- it was her 1st word: 'Kitty'!!  I hope she likes it.  It was easy and fun to make following a pattern I found online, will try to find and post that later.  In the meantime...tada!! I'm so proud of it!



blurry (sorry!) closeup of the print, found it in the pajama fabric aisle of joann fabrics:




5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 2 $3 skirts sized & upgraded on: April 03, 2011 07:26:06 PM
I found 2 jersey skirts for just $3 each at the thrift store.  They were too big so I sized them down and made them fold-over style (put the seams on the outside of the top) since I am short.  Then I added awesome appliques to them.  They'll be perfect with casual summer tops and flip flops.





closeup:

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / tissue holder for my mom on: March 13, 2011 06:24:11 PM
My mom is obsessed with tissues, she always carries a bunch folded in her purse 'in case'.  We even wrapped her a big box of tissues for xmas as a joke.

So I made her a tissue holder- I'm going to send it when a whole bunch of those little tissue packets.



7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / my first skirt on: March 13, 2011 06:10:35 PM
I made a green skirt for st. patrick's day.



complete with a pre-st. patrick's day beer glass, courtesy of my husband:


cute little pocket and drawstring:


eyelet trim:


8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Atari Joystick Pin Cushion on: March 08, 2011 02:15:17 PM
I made this for my swap partner (don't worry she already received it).  She is a sewer and loved Atari 2600, just like me, so I made her a pin cushion.  I love it so much and my friends loved it so much I might have to make them one too. 




9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My first ribbon necklace on: March 08, 2011 02:05:13 PM
I made this for a swap (don't worry the receiver already got it!).  This is the first ribbon necklace I've done, mainly because she was allergic to nickel and I wasn't sure which of my metal parts might be nickel.  I wish I had some extra beads, I'd make myself one too.





10  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Left over material= 26 toys for shelter cats on: February 27, 2011 04:51:50 PM
A nice project for a lazy Sunday.  Destash on fabric scraps and 26 happy cats.  I made 2 for my cats and they love 'em!



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