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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Newborn AIO Cloth Diaper on: January 17, 2013 01:07:16 PM
We're expecting baby #2 in May.  I've decided to try my hand at cloth diapering this one since sposies were so expensive for our first one. 

The orange dipe on your left is a Bumgenius diaper.  I used it to make the pattern for my knock off version on the right.  Mine is quite a bit more bulky since I had to use terry cloth for the soaker.  Crossing my fingers, hoping it works!



2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Upcycled Wool Diaper Soaker on: December 05, 2012 08:01:47 PM
We are expecting our second baby in May.  I used disposables with our firstborn, but am planning to cloth diaper this new kid.  Newsflash: Cloth diapers are expensive.  Plan:  DIY that crap. 

This wool soaker is made from a 100% wool sweater I found at the thrift store for $1.25 using a free pattern found here http://katrinastyle.webs.com/ .



This sweater was already pretty felted when I bought it, but I ran it through the washer and dryer one more time to be sure.  My only concern is that it might be too big.  :/  I made the newborn size, but it seems more like a 1-3 month old size to me.  Maybe I'm wrong!  It's been a while since we've had a baby in this house!

Thoughts?  Do/Did you cloth diaper your little n00bs?  How'd it go for you?  If you made your own, what pattern did you use?
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Jelly Roll Race Quilt Top on: June 23, 2012 02:35:14 PM
I had never heard about Jelly Roll Race quilts until about a month ago, and just knew they would be the perfect gift for my nieces and nephew for Christmas this year.  I didn't start with a jelly roll, so cutting the strips took some time. (2 1/2 hours, actually.  O.o)  These are just the quilt tops.  I haven't gotten batting yet.

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Slipcovered Couch on: April 07, 2011 04:34:12 PM
My husband and I bought this couch from a thrift store when we got married seven years ago.  It was ugly then, but in good shape.  Seven years later, it's ugly and falling apart.  One day while browsing my favorite blogs, the clouds parted as I stumbled across the wonder and glory that is The White Slipcover.  I watched Youtube videos, read countless tutorials, and finally mustered up the courage to attempt to create a white slipcover of my own.  With my own two hands and a couple packs of white dropcloth, a white slipcover was made!  Was it a long and treacherous journey?  Heck to the yes it was!  But I'm super glad it's done.  Even my skeptical hubby, who typically, bless his heart, nearly hates everything I've created for our home, has told me how much he loves our "new" couch. 

I now find myself wanting to rid our house of all other possessions just to refill it with white slipcovered furniture.  This. is.  bad. 

Before:



After:

5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Dress from Tshirts on: July 12, 2010 12:14:22 PM
I found this (free!) pattern at http://www.dana-made-it.com/ 

Super easy and quick to make!  This one is made from two thrifted tshirts.





6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tshirt+rib knit tank=something ruffley on: June 13, 2010 07:45:34 PM
This didn't come out as well as I had envisioned it, but most of my projects are complete disasters.  So, I'm gonna say I'm relatively okay with how this worked out. It still needs taken in at the shoulders...a lot.  Other than that, I think it might be wearable.  Smiley

I did use a tutorial, but I can't remember where it was.  I think it might have been on Craft Gossip, but I'm not sure. 



7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Sunny Coffee Date Dress on: May 23, 2010 05:43:35 AM
I found out about the free pattern for this dress by the Selfish Seamstress from the Frock by Friday Sew-a-long at http://www.grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com.  I don't sew things for myself very often.  So, I was a little intimidated at the idea of purchasing and cutting (eek!) fabric for something that I might end up ruining.  However, I think making myself face my sewing fears has helped my confidence quite a bit!  I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  The only thing I'm not so proud of, is the zipper.  I'm NOT good at those. 

The navy sash you see is actually just a yard of fabric I tied around my waist for the pics.  I decided not to make a sash and opted for a belt instead.  I'll post pics of the whole ensemble if anyone's interested.  Smiley

Comments and criticisms welcome!

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Another tshirt to dress recon on: April 04, 2010 04:16:28 PM
This one is just like my last post, except this time I added straps and tried my hand at some darts.  The darts didn't turn out that well, but they do help with the shape of the dress quite a bit.  Made from an XL tshirt that I purchased for $1. 



9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Giant t-shirt to dress/swim cover up on: March 30, 2010 03:56:12 PM
I saw this post --> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177288.0 and had to try it out for myself!  Although, I must say, hers are MUCH better than mine. 

Found an XL t-shirt at Goodwill:


And turned it into this:


I think it might have been a women's tee though, because I still didn't have a lot of fabric to work with.  I definitely didn't have enough left over to make straps.  :/  I don't really like wearing strapless dresses.  So, I think this might be better used as a swim cover up or something.  What do you think? 
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Some Vector Portraits on: November 05, 2009 01:26:29 PM
I guess this qualifies as art, right?  Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken. 

These were all made in Paintshop Pro X.  For the record, they are most definitely not free hand.  I used photos and went over them.  They aren't perfect, but I'm relatively happy with them.  Feel free to comment and critique!  Thanks!


Vector self portrait


Rhett and Link. If you don't know who they are check them out on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/rhettandlink  I'm not super happy with this one, but it's satisfactory I suppose.


Another self portrait.  I actually had to create myself a prosthetic arm in this one as my right arm (your left) was hidden behind a wooden post.  I think it came out okay.   Roll Eyes

Let me know what you think, and feel free to give me any pointers you have!  Thanks for looking!
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