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21  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Alice In Wonderland Costumes 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.
Cheers

22  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Sabbath Meal Cover 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.
23  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Need help with Alice in Wonderland Play Costumes: Cheshire Cat Mask 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.
24  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Super easy\quick Chicken\Vegetable Couscous Soup 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.
Enjoy!!!




25  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / What happened to "Spell Check"? on: December 16, 2008 10:07:41 AM
I was trying to post a reply and when I clicked on the spell check, which I always use I got this message 3 times:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function ssi_userWantsMatureImages() in /home/craft/public_html/forum/Sources/Subs.php on line 1312

Excuse me?Huh?
Hope it gets fixed soon.
And no, I'm not going to try the spell check now.
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Thread\fabric\waste bucket on: August 03, 2008 01:25:00 AM
I decided it was time to get rid of the ugly round plastic bin I was using with my overlock machine.  It would fill up all too soon so I got some foam like material from a factory down the street (free throw away) and went to work.
Chose how  I wanted it fabric wise and size wise and came up with this:
Kitchey but does the job so much better.

Here is the foam cut and hotgun glued together.  I added a piece of wire at the top for added strength. I glued the fabric to the foam.
WIP:


I'm very happy the way it turned out.  I wanted a fabric box inspired here but don't have the room for one really so this is my take on one.
Here it is in it's new home.

Thank you for looking.
27  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The Multipling Puppy Stuffie on: July 30, 2008 01:40:00 AM
While getting my craftspace set up I came across some very old craft magazines.  I was flipping through and found a cute pattern for a puppy that I thought maybe I could make.  So I made this:

I like it so much that I decided to make another, then another and yet another...well....they were coming out of the woodwork.lol.  Here is a group photo of some of them.  The rest got adopted.

Funny thing is that each one came out different and they were very very hard to sew on the machine.  The fleece is very thick.  Silly little things but I like them.
Now I understand the attraction to stuffies.
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Exercise Mat Bag on: July 23, 2008 12:37:59 AM
I've decided it's time to get things together.  One of these is getting my kids mat out of the way\stored.  So I looked here and found a lined bag I liked and also made the decision to for once follow a pattern.  Well, this is what happened when I followed it to a tee:

That's what I get for either being too trusting or too *&% to do my own thinking.  The instructions didn't say to take into allowance the top part so it came out very short....
Then I went to the Jordy post, read how to put in a liner and got back to work.
First I decided that the mat needed something to keep it closed while putting it into the bag as well as in the bag so I made a tag with Velcro and elastic.

Made the strap wider than the original and used the other strap as the pull string at top.


Now I'm happy and am encouraged to...just do it.
Thank you for looking.
29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Pins for my Pin Cushion on: July 22, 2008 02:04:48 AM
After making a coffee cup pin cushion I decided that I wanted some nice pins to go with it so I looked at my beads, did some experimenting and chose the ones I liked.  I also wanted to "jazz" up one of the pincushions without going overboard as a gift for my BF.  These are the results.  I hope you like them too.

I like the above best.




I just glued them onto pins using the e-6000 glue that I bought because of  a few members advice.  Thank you again.
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Coffee Cup Pincushion on: July 08, 2008 12:39:14 AM
I really really really needed a new pincushion other than the old wrist one I have (not conductive when sharing your sewing space--pinned wrists.lol)and I wanted something fairly heavy so I might not knock it over.  I was inspired by karin_'s teacup pincushion.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247407.0
Since I had a coffee set I got as a gift I decided....now's the time:
Here are the coffee cups:

Group picture.  I decided to just do them all.  I had wanted to put three on long polls in the garden but then I wanted to give my best friend one (she needs one too).  I know it won't take long before the other two are gone.

And an action close up.


I have a scissors "thing" that I want to put on the one I give to my girlfriend.
Hope you like them, thank you for looking.
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