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21  Re: Diaper Stacker\Storage in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Jinjeet Phoenix on: June 10, 2010 12:17:47 PM
Sorry for the delay.

I hope you can see how it is fulled with diapers, sheets and so on.  I just hang them on the crib since it's convenient for us.
Please excuse the unstaged picture.  I really wanted to post the picture sooner.
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22  Re: Baby Bather- easy to make, great gift- Now with How-To!! (scroll down) in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Jinjeet Phoenix on: June 10, 2010 11:55:39 AM
Thank you Jutybo.  I didn't make one I've made 5 of them.  I started off with one then my DIL wanted more so I just made 4 more and am about to make another 2 for her sister who just had a baby and thought I'd give 2 to a friends daughter who just had a little girl (decided that today when I saw towels on sale at the supermarket.)
I did what you wrote and took a small dinner plate for the hole, overlocked the part I cut out then made a small hem in it.  Put Velcro on the two sides at the "cut". I'm sure I could make bias tape but the few times I've tried to sew it onto something it was awful so this is my compromise. It didn't fray (thank goodness) cause of the hem.
I hope I succeed in posting small pictures of them.

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23  Fleecy Goodness for new baby in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Jinjeet Phoenix on: May 30, 2010 02:21:53 AM
I've been having so much fun crafting for my new GS.  DIL received a fleece vest for the baby and hinted that she wanted more so I simply used hers as a model, cut it out on a used cereal box, cut it out with one side a larger neck line and put on a picture on the front.  Easy, simple, fast and he now has 4 new vests for the winter.
Right one is the original.

Close up of the new vest.  Picture is a recon from an old shirt.

Here is the not too pleased young man wearing a fleece hat I sewed laying on a fleece blanket (I just sewed two layers of different colored fleece together, turned it right side out and over stitched the whole thing.  Another fast easy project and everyone loves it.

Better picture of the blankets.

If anyone has any questions or comments, please.
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24  When a project goes wrong Craftsterize\improvise From Bumper to blanket in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Jinjeet Phoenix on: May 30, 2010 02:00:19 AM
Being an over zealous grandmother got me into trouble this time.  I found two super soft blankets and decided to make my own crib bumpers. I loved the shade of brown and light blue so I cut them into strips, overlocked them together, made one long strip for the top, added a zillion Velcro strips to attach it to the crib. Then showed it to my BF and was told that synthetic bumpers and very fuzzy ones at that were taboo for babies. I thought it came out great.  Oh well...

And I was so pleased with myself...(being a little winnie here)

So I took the thing apart at the length. Cut it into long strips

Sewed  that sucker back up.

Close up of "bumper blanket"

Finally, a finished super soft baby blanket.  Who cares if it's a little big?  It's great on the floor also.

Long story short.  I sewed a baby blanket.
(You never learn if you don't try.)
Comments always welcome.  (Or am I the only person that has to do things multiple times.lol)
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25  Diaper Stacker\Storage in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Jinjeet Phoenix on: May 30, 2010 01:28:42 AM
Being a new grandmother brings new things into my life constantly and it's wonderful.  My kids got us a used crib for the new GS so of course I've had to go craft for the new addition to the room to our family.  In order to have some place to put the new diapers, crib sheets, shoulder bibs, flannel blankets, etc I had to come up with something.  Then I remembered that I had one of these for my eldest.  It's been years since I've seen one so with help from the internet I kind of winged how to make one.  The only thing I would change\add is some type of tape\ribbon on the front seam going across at the top because the tension from the weight exposes the thread. This now hangs on the new crib.

Just after sewing them.

Close up of the design I copied from the bed bumper.  I cut out felt pieces and just glued them on.

I hope it looks right.

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26  Re: Alice In Wonderland Costumes in Costumes: Completed Projects by Jinjeet Phoenix on: June 13, 2009 11:08:13 PM
Thank you for your comments!!!
MissDisney, you are so right.  The Disney version is very child friendly.  (For want of a better phrase.lol)  When I heard the name of the play this year I went and took a look at my book..lol it was printed in 1948 and I knew that I couldn't use that so they arranged to bring me the film so I could "brush up" my memory.
This is a tradition (children's day) that has been going on for now for over 60 years and we are really trying to keep it going and there have been some serious "bumps" along the way.  I love being a part of it!!!
Of course we don't do the exact thing from the movies, just the cutesy style.
I forgot to post a picture of The Twiddles with a special thanks to the Craftster member that sent the patterns.  Bless her!!!

And because I love the way this guy love to "ham" it up when he came to try it on:

These were made with  Simplicity pattern 2785
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27  Alice In Wonderland Costumes in Costumes: Completed Projects by Jinjeet Phoenix on: June 10, 2009 03:40:27 AM
Every year we have a children's day.  One of the highlights is a play which usually is based on a film from Walt Disney.  This year we did Alice in Wonderland.  There is a friend and myself that does the costumes each year.  This year I asked for helphere and it wasn't slow in coming.  Thank you Craftster and everyone that helped. A special thanks to the wonderful member that sent me the patterns for the Tweedle's, Alice and the Queen.  It is all non profit and we all donate our time and skills in order to give the kids a special day all of their own.
Nuf' babblin' and on to the pictures.  All of the patterns we used were altered to our needs.
This is Alice (costume made with Simplicity pattern 2785

I love this picture.  This is a pratice run for Alice "falling" into the hole.

I think the rest are self explanatory.  If anyone has any questions please ask.  And again, Thank you all!!!

And finally:

I hope this gives inspiration as you've given to me.

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28  Sabbath Meal Cover in Quilting: Completed Projects by Jinjeet Phoenix on: March 25, 2009 01:28:55 AM
I hope this is the right place for this kind of thing.  This is my first time here on this board and took a look at the little pictures and you guys are just incredible.  All true works of art therefore I'm hesitant to post here but here goes.
A friend of mine asked me to make her something to cover her "Shabbat hot plate".  Short explanation.  On the Sabbath she doesn't cook.  She prepares the Saturday lunch on Friday afternoon and puts it on a hot plate called a Shabbat platter and it cooks for around 24 hours.  The meal is traditionally beans, meat, wheat, chick peas.  Basically a very filling stew.  I was planning to make myself one but got sidetracked by other projects.  This is the first time I've done applique...what a nightmare.  That was hard!!!  But here are the fruits of my labors.  My friend promised me action pictures next week.

It is two pieces of rust colored fabric on that a woven polished cotton with Good Sabbath in Hebrew.
Here is the "stencils" I made from fonts from the computer.  Behind are the little plastic baskets of fabric that I chose from.

It has the quilt filling inside.  Another adventure in sewing.  I've learned alot from this project.
Thank you for looking.
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29  Need help with Alice in Wonderland Play Costumes: Cheshire Cat Mask in Costumes: Discussion and Questions by Jinjeet Phoenix on: March 20, 2009 01:14:11 AM
I am helping out again this year in sewing the costumes for the annual "Children's Day" play.  This year we are doing Alice in Wonderland, Disney style.  As opposed to what I've done in the past, this year I've been asked (By my best friend at that) to make up a few costumes.  I've gotten great help with the flower people...done the sunflower.  I'll post when I can get someone to put the thing on.  I've decided on: sunflower-done, pansy, rose and calia lily which I'm now working on.
My biggest challenge will be the Cheshire cat mask.  Here is where I'll need the most help.  Please.
Anyone got any ideas on how I can go about it?  I need it to be 3D cause they will be seen from all directions. My BF sent me a picture for an idea.

(Hope I did that right).
Can anyone please help me on this?  I was thinking of making a pillow type thing and just reinforce it somehow.  Also,  they need to wear a microphone "glued" to their face.
Thank you.
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30  Super easy\quick Chicken\Vegetable Couscous Soup in Recipes and Cooking Tips by Jinjeet Phoenix on: March 18, 2009 04:49:00 AM
This is a family favorite that is usually saved for a cold day.

1 bag of frozen mixed veggies.  (I like the one with the pumpkin, celery,squash,onions, cabbage,carrots etc.)
5 cups water
Juice from one lemon
1\4 cup oil
Salt, pepper to taste
4 T. Chicken soup powder (or Veg. soup powder)
1\2 t. turmeric

Note:  I like to add a can of chickpeas

1.  Heat oil in soup pot and lightly fry vegetables.

2.  Add water and lemon juice and bring it all to a rolling boil.

3.  Add your spices and cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes.

While the soup is simmering, make your couscous following the directions on the package.

I found a special couscous steamer on sale and grabbed it.

So I make mine over the simmering soup.

When the soup is done then just put some couscous in the bottom of your bowl and pile on the veggies and soup.

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