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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Illegal drop-side crib becomes outdoor play tent on: June 07, 2014 10:13:49 PM
Anyone else have a drop-side crib? Now that they are illegal, we can't give it away. I used the long sides of ours to make this outdoor tent for my youngest.



I used zip ties to make the basic shape I wanted and then drilled on a couple of pieces of wood I tore out of the drawer to make the basic frame.





The fabric is 2.5 yards of picnic table fabric ($3.99/yard), which I folded in half lengthwise and threaded through the slats. I then was kind of winded... I intended to use velcro to complete the project (so I could launder the covering). Instead I called on my best friend, Ms. Glue Gun.





The whole project took about an hour, and the only thing I bought was the fabric. I'm thinking it should do pretty well in the outdoor weather on our back porch.

Hope this is helpful. I bet you folks could make some amazing tents!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: 3-D pinwheel baby and doll quilt on: April 25, 2014 04:45:38 PM
Thanks everyone! I used this tutorial, ironed everything (even though the instructions say not to) and didn't pin anything because I'm very, very lazy. And..... It turned out great! So, if you actually pay attention to detail, you are SURE to be just fine Wink

Uh. I mean here it is: http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com/2011/09/3d-pinwheel-block-tutorial.html

3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: 3-D pinwheel baby and doll quilt on: April 25, 2014 04:44:26 PM
Thanks everyone! I used this tutorial, ironed everything (even though the instructions say not to) and didn't pin anything because I'm very, very lazy. And..... It turned out great! So, if you actually pay attention to detail, you are SURE to be just fine Wink
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: 3-D pinwheel baby and doll quilt on: April 22, 2014 11:08:58 AM
More pics :



5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / 3-D pinwheel baby and doll quilt on: April 22, 2014 10:57:46 AM
Finally made my first 3-d quilt for a new baby, and a doll quilt for the big sister Smiley

6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Kid-size Star Wars X-Wing! on: March 11, 2013 04:07:11 PM
Presenting our cardboard X-wing fighter jet:



My six-year-old and I had a blast making it this weekend, based on his thorough requirements:


I especially love the arrow showing that the helmet goes onto his head (to avoid any confusion, I presume). I also used this blog to help me plan out the construction: http://growingupdying.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-to-build-x-wing.html

We used cardboard, dowel rods (to help hold up the wings), tons of duct tape and spray paint.



Here are a couple of shots showing how I threaded a very long piece of cardboard through slots in the hull, and then reinforced with duct tape:







Inside view of dowel rods taped together:


R2D2 is half of a styrofoam sphere. I'm glad I had two halves, because I needed one for practicing. I painted a milk bottle cap black and glued that on to be one of his cool gadgets. I then hot glued him to the top of the ship:


My son designed and manufactured the weapons on his own, by the way. Made from typing paper and more duct tape. A lot of duct tape went into this project Wink

Overall it was a very easy project, and has led to a lot of great playtime. I estimate total cost around $20. Now just need to figure out where it will live in our home.

May the force be with you!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Pinterest Swap MARCH 2012 Discussion and Gallery on: April 12, 2012 08:11:00 PM
Good news: I finally finished all those toy sleeping bags! Whew. So much for my experiment in multiple claims  Tongue

Great news: I received a totally awesome swap package from Bananaleg! The cowl I've been wanting forever and a super duper sweet ami elephant! What nice surprises! Thank you so much, B... they are already much loved:





Baby Eleanor won't put down the elephant, even during dinner!

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 80 Gallery on: April 06, 2012 01:02:51 PM
Hi Folks! Last month Mama24Boyz sent us Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl and this month she sent us:

Bullseye!!! Sorry I don't have beautiful pics of him... once he was out of the bag, the kids went nuts and I couldn't get him back:





Baby feeding Bullseye her sippy cup:



Thank you again, Mama! We will be well-loved!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Pinterest Swap MARCH 2012 Discussion and Gallery on: April 01, 2012 04:00:57 PM
That hedgehog is adorable!

I received three beautiful necklaces from KodaNRoxyDogs:



I am in LOVE with the middle one... I will probably sleep in it tonight Wink Think the kids have run off with with the pink and white one... better wrestle that away from them (but certainly can't blame 'em)!

I am still terribly late with all the toy sleeping bags I'm making, but here is a teaser shot to show a few of them (and to show that I am still working on it)... I'm about 50% finished. I hate being late.  Angry

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Pinterest Swap MARCH 2012 Discussion and Gallery on: March 28, 2012 04:41:32 PM
Yippee! My back is feeling so much better, and I'm finally off the pain killers and muscle relaxers (boy, was I out of it! At one point I had to ask my supervisor to explain my own notes to me  Tongue). However, I did feel kind of cool (in a junior high way) to be on "controlled substances." The upside is that I'm finally feeling like myself again and I plan on crafting, crafting, crafting over the next few nights!

I have a bunch of itty bitty sleeping bags to make!  Cheesy
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