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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My son's room is finally done! on: December 30, 2009 08:37:44 PM
There are no before pics because his room was basically a mattress, a box for the bed that was not assembled, and some toys scattered around. Fairly nondescript. I couldn't paint or anything like that, so it's not as super cool as I may have liked. But here is the finished product! I'm in love with it!



















In case you were wondering, here's the list of things I bought:

IKEA KURA bed: $199
IKEA KURA bed tent: $19
IKEA SULTAN FLORVG mattress (That's the one and only time I'll ever say that name in public again. >.<): $99
Chalkboard paint, primer, and supples: $40
2 Mainstays bookshelves: $38
18 Dollar Tree basket finds: $18
IKEA KASSETT magazine files: $3
IKEA MINIFNGST hanging stuffed animal storage: $3
IKEA NJE storage baskets: $4
IKEA NJE wall pockets: $6
IKEA MLA chalk (I DO NOT recommend this to anyone. It breaks WAY too easily.): $2
IKEA SMILA moon lamp: $10
IKEA FNISS wastepaper baskets: $6
IKEA SIGNE rugs: $6
Sterlite 3-drawer wide cart used in closet as a dresser: $16
Miscellaneous bought throughout the past year or two, including a PotC set that has since been added: $50

Total: $516

It's much more than I originally planned on spending, but I think it'll grow for a long time with him. And there's plenty of room to expand into since six of those little baskets are complete empty and several only have one or two toys in them.

So...Whatcha think, Craftster? Did I do okay considering I can't paint?




12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I heart zombies! on: November 03, 2009 03:11:20 PM
I just realized that I never posted the pillow I made a couple of years ago. It being shortly after Halloween and Craftster being inundated with zombie goodness, I figured it was a good time to do so!



And the overly excited recipient! (Gives you a better idea of the size.)



I backed it with this awesome neon green fabric and stuffed it with polyfil.

I used this chart: http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain06/iheartzombies.htm
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Hat Sizing on: October 14, 2009 04:16:41 PM
All the cute hats I love are never the right size for me (giant head) and my three year old. So I'm trying to just make things on a larger or smaller scale which isn't too difficult, really. I run into a problem when determining when to stop increasing and continue in the round. And also where to stop to get the right length. Are there certain spots on the head that are indicators for these things? Mainly where to stop for increasing?
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Red and Green Placemat Clutch on: September 26, 2009 08:38:06 AM
I found this great placemat at Dollar Tree that I knew just HAD to be a clutch. Perfect since I needed a new purse for a friend's big Honors' Society induction today. But I hate using heavy duty interfacing. And so does my machine. What to use? A mesh placemat, of course! I have no idea why they make them since they're not nonslip. But whatever. It was just the perfect stiffness for me. So I dug in buttons and my stash, found the perfect stuff, and whipped this up in about 15 minutes. AND I made a real button hole. That functions well and isn't too stiff! That, fellow crafters, is a major feat for me. Button holes are evil contraptions! D:

Front:



Back:



The inside which was supposed to be the front but I wasn't paying attention when I sewed the lining in. Can't have the sewn up hole for flipping showing on the outside, can we?  Roll Eyes:



I'm satisfied with it. And I'll try to add action pics later. Now to find an outfit to wear with it.  Undecided
15  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Picture Request on: May 31, 2009 05:22:36 PM
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this here or not, but here goes!

I'm wanting a crafting tattoo and am really looking for an original yarn ball for it. I love the look of variegated yarn balls and prefer a broad spectrum of color. In fact, a muted sort of rainbow yarn would be perfect for this.

If any of you delightful spinners have a picture of this sort of ball I'd appreciate you posting it here. I promise to give credit where credit's due when I finally get around to getting and posting it!

Again, if this is out of line or in the wrong place, let me know.

Thanks!
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / It's been done before... on: April 11, 2009 07:58:58 PM
I've seen a million Swiffer covers on here and always thought I should make one. Well, we ran out of pads and didn't have the cash on hand for more. So I busted my stash of cheap acrylic yarn and made myself one in about 4 hours, cranky two year old included. I wanted you guys to see the color. I did seed stitch for extra scrubbiness. Oh, and excuse the loose end. I hadn't gotten it woven in yet.
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / The Parasol Experiment on: September 15, 2008 10:43:28 AM
I tried a tute I saw on here with this, screwed it up halfway through, then did a little improvising. The end result is a bag that gets ogled over everywhere I go. I know how to hide the flaws well.  Wink



I have a lot more of this fabric left. I still can't decide if it wants to be a quilt or a bag.  Huh
18  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My Eddie Hat on: September 15, 2008 10:41:14 AM
I'm in LOVE with the Eddie Hat pattern and decided to see if my son shared my enthusiasm. The first day he hated it.  Embarrassed Now he won't put it down.  Grin



How do you get an antsy almost two year old to sit still and now make a frowning face long enough for a picture? Distract him with Yo Gabba Gabba, of course!



I plan on making a ton more of these. They're so easy and fast!
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / My first book ever. [Overly proud number of pics] on: August 09, 2008 09:16:09 PM
I decided to try my hand at bookmaking. I think I did pretty well. Excuse the geeky subject matter, though. It's for a Craft-along with a theme. And it's also not exactly done, either. There are still a few pages that the hubby's begging to be made.

It's 32 sheets of paper, meaning 64 pages front and back. Hand-sewn using the Coptic stitch with a handmade cover.

















Sorry for some of the blurriness. I'm experimenting making a homemade lightbox that was apparently too small so I had to hold the camera. I've had the shakes all day.
20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Ring Sling rings? on: July 21, 2008 09:22:05 PM
My sister has requested a ring sling. I'm very excited about this. But I don't have a credit card to purchase SlingRings or the like. So I got to thinking. Wouldn't a tractor supply store have something similar? After only a few minutes searching I found 1/4" rings at 2 and 2.5 diameter. But they're single weld in steel. Do you guys think that would work? Steel's obviously rated for a higher weight than aluminum. Would it be too heavy?
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