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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / First fabric "painted face" elf and fabric dragon on: August 13, 2008 10:26:34 AM
 I made these for the Spiderwick swap but I wanted to post these again...cause I am soooo stinkin proud of myself and have found a new love!  These are the first I have made of this kind and with these types of material...I usually have made bears with fur and have never painted before...here they are.....this is whispering willow the elf....she whispers to the sapling in the fall when they are still playing that they need to turn and sleep so they will grow...so you will find her in the forest.  I used the book Creative Cloth Doll making by Patti Medaris Culea, which I would recommend to anyone wanting to take on the hobby of creative cloth dolls...her dress and cape and hair are my own, out of my head.  This book is fabulous!                  the dragon was made with Simplicity 4063 ...the directions were basically unfollowable for me, so I put her together the way I thought best and it seemed to work!  the fabric was horrid to work with and I modified a tad....I didn't add the wire to help her stand...mistake...and I didn't use interfacing figuring the weight and stiffness of the fabric would work...mistake again.   I made the teeth out of femo and sewed them in....I think she's cute!  Thank's for looking and comments and critiques are welcomed as I find this is a new love and would love anything to make things better~!
22  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / glass house on: June 14, 2008 07:43:55 PM
this is a glass house my son made today....he's 7 will be 8 in July.  you should see how this sparkles in the sun.  This is made with glass marbles hot glued together.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I think he did a fabulous job!
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / fusion shrinky dinks YAY! on: May 23, 2008 11:38:46 AM
here is my first shot!  this is a lot of fun~!  thanx Thanate for the inspiration!  so easy!  so here it is!   sorry for the blurr....I tried to hold it steady... here is a closer look                          blurry but hope you get what it looks like.  It was really fun and easy!  hope you all try it!
24  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / wanting to dye felt on: May 21, 2008 07:43:35 PM
I'm wanting to dye felt...like the kind you find at Joanns in the little squares, but I know I need to use wool.  What kind of felt do I look for and has anyone tried this?  (I'm sure most have, I'm just a scooby nooby!)
25  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / my very first dyeing project! on: May 20, 2008 02:05:53 PM
here is my very first kool-aid adventure!  I only drank the stuff as a kid until now!!!  thanks to the inspiration of IamSusie!!!!!!! here is my own little rainbow!   here is what I started with....an natural color wool...  the green in the shot is a reflection from a cup  Roll Eyes  the green is my favorite!!  I don't knit (yet) so now I have to figure out what to do with mah rainbow!!!  hope ya like!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / question on stitch markers (put in wrong spot sorry ;) Question answered TY!!! on: May 06, 2008 10:28:42 AM
I know this sounds really silly, but I've been trying to figure out what "stitch markers" are.  I'm not a knitter (yet!!!) I see them crafted all the time but can't figure out what there for? they are sooooo cute! Silly me, but I'm a silly one!!!  Help me out man!!!  please....be gentle..
27  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / My first painting on: April 22, 2008 08:09:08 PM
this is my first painting.  I used acryilics and I painted over and over it trying to improve upon it.  I should have left it alone buuuuuuut this is my very first painting ever ...on canvas to boot! 
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