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1  Re: Sweet Little Dress (Leila & Ben pattern) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by fochaux on: November 20, 2011 05:49:32 PM
Ohhhh yes, it's another one:



I think this is #7? Honestly, this is my favorite pattern ever. Just as good for the sandbox as it is for a party.

agreed!
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2  Craft "Foyer" (pic obese)...and long-winded LOL in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by fochaux on: July 26, 2011 03:19:35 PM
The teaser Smiley


DH I started getting tired of the craft room envy and since we don't have a ton of space and a great abyss of wasted space also known as our unused foyer, I decided to turn that into my craft 'room'........especially since twin 15 month old girls can still "see" mommy and "learn" by observation all things crafty and good.  Befores come first then I'll try to caption the afters with some comments.  DH gives his thanks to all of you 'wonderful peeps' (as he calls you......you have helped at least 25 massive items make it in from the garage....I'm still working on finding homes for my fabric....that might have to stay in totes in the garage for now

BEFORES:






AFTERS:


Lg shelving unit Ikea Expedit, Baskets something from Ikea (all FREE from the neighbors who were getting rid of them Cheesy), Bins are Itso from Target
Sm shelving unit is also Ikea...the powers-that-be would not let me return it even though they told me this particular unit was bookcase-depth....NOT!  Meant for DVDs...........or in my case spools of ribbon and tulle and various other bow-making notions Smiley


The bins and baskets hold the stash of yarns I think I am super-attached to...the rest of the yarn I am hoping to sell off (9 giant totes worth...EEK!  are still in the garage awaiting new homes).  The train case is an antique I use for my sewing box.  Then you see the 'babies' (2 sewing machines and a serger...all Brothers LS-1217-my first, an XL-3750 then the 1034D) and books.  The pile in the cube on the lower right is a bunch of UFOs.


The hook to hold longer length WIPs....we're into making clothing over here now and sometimes have multiple things on the dress form or machines at any one given time.  I have another hook for smaller WIPs over the desk.  The black 'wall' is a card table for extended workspace and craft fairs, etc.


What's hiding behind the curtains?


Ribbon and bow-making notions!  Sorry for the blurriness!  I am not a photog (OBVIOUSLY LOL).  I used tension rods to hang 'curtains' that I made to hide the innards so it wasn't looking like a giant pile-o-crap out in the open.  Said curtains are made out of 1/3 of a black twin-sized flat sheet where I sewed the raw edges (only 2 sides on each while folding over/pinning so you wouldn't see the raw edge) then a fold-over for a rod casing...I then used grosgrain ribbon to trim the bottom and to tie the color scheme into the colors of the Itso bins on the bookcase.


View from the front door....I didn't feel like clogging up more space on the shelves with my fabric with the leftover piece of twin sheet, so I basically sewed a giant pillowcase to cover the blue elephant in the room (dress form) and then sewed two pieces of the grosgrain ribbon from the curtains to cinch the cover at the waist.  It's not perfect but looks better than a giant blue dress form in the middle of nowhere in there Smiley


The DESK!  My awesome DH refinished this desk (and the chair) with spray paint and new hardware.  The desk was painted this horrid 70s yellow and cream theme with scrolly-looking hardware.  The desk was $24 and chair was $6 at a local thrift store.  The cost to refinish, down to the cushion (which I did) was prolly around $50 for absolutely everything.  The drawers on the left hold trims/elastics/etc, thread/cutting mat/ extention table for sewing machine, foot pedals/sewing patterns...the drawer on the side where I sit are my scissors/cutting implements, pins, needles, etc.  The lamp was only $8 (including bulb and tax) at Ikea (sense a theme?) and swivels all sorts of ways...it works as an awesome craft light and I didn't need to spend a fortune for a craft lamp....that has to be my favorite find Smiley  It puts a great spotlight right on the needles when I am sewing.  The picture looking thing is an 8X10 acrylic frame covered in fabric and 'pouches' so you have an easily accessible place for tools when you're working on a project.  Besides my Edward Cullen voodoo pincushion, this has GOT to be my all-time favorite item received in a swap from here Smiley


Alternate angle of above Smiley


Closeup of the desk and chair


"Now get in that foyer and make us something mommy!"


Thanks for looking!  We're (DH and I both) proud of having just gotten the foyer cleaned up amidst the first year of our twins' lives and the 'crafty engineering' of baby girl #3.  We're always downstairs, and this provided me with a place to do make some crafty goodness with the girls in close proximity.  Hope you've enjoyed looking and have gotten as much inspiration for yourselves as much as I have from stalking this board for as long as I have.  Oh yeah, and thanks for overlooking my pregn-emotional long-windedness Smiley


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3  Re: Longing for New Moon: from Forks to Italy and back in The Swap Gallery by fochaux on: July 26, 2009 04:44:55 PM
Here are my AWESOME things from titaniumhip!  I so want to do a personal swap with you now girl!  Thanks so much!  Everything is awesome!

The pouch my charm bracelet came in


The charm bracelet...it has Edward's heart, the coliseum (for reference to Italy obviously Smiley ), Bella's truck, the dragon thingie from the cullen crest & the forbidden fruit, an apple Smiley


this is an itty bitty pillow.  it kinda reminds me of a voodoo doll so I think this will become my new pincushion for when I sew or need to block crochet projects Smiley  I think this is one of my favorite things oddly enough


a scarf & hoodie t-shirt (which will nicely complete my ensemble for the new moon premiere Cheesy



an awesome tote bag made with apple fabric and has one of my fave quotes from the series done in cross stitch...meeka told me I almost didn't get this one...wouldn't blame ya if ya kept it girl!


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4  Re: Friendship Granny Square Swap R11 (Mar) Gallery in The Swap Gallery by fochaux on: April 07, 2009 06:16:03 PM
here are the AWESOME squares sent to me by sweetdandies Cheesy  They ROCK!  Thanks so much and sorry for the gallery posting delay!  I've been in and out of the doctors the past few weeks.













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5  Re: Givers and Needers Swap R 5 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by fochaux on: April 01, 2009 08:46:22 AM
okay well my apologies for the weird post.....the photobucket upload widget was having some issues apparently

this is all the cool stuff goldfishgirl sent me.  the sheets and green/white twisted yarn are recovered thrifts (the yarn is a wool/cotton blend from an old sweater).  the blueish yarns are all cotton (the larger ones are sugar'n cream, the smaller is cotton ease) the rest are all handspun and dyed (one with kool aid).  Awesome yarns!  i have been wanting to try a felted project for sometime so they will com in handy Smiley

thanks so much G!















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6  Re: Dishalicious Dishcloth/Washcloth Swap Rd. 8 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by fochaux on: March 20, 2009 08:27:54 PM
I received these cloths from Threadoryarn the other day.  Sorry it took so long to post pics, but I was having 'camera difficulties'

They're gorgeous and i love them all!  They'll be put to good use that's for sure Smiley







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7  Re: Buy Nothing/ Green Swap Gallery (send outs 3/18/09) in The Swap Gallery by fochaux on: March 20, 2009 08:05:16 PM
ooooooooh here are my goodies that I got from yardenxanthe in the mail today Smiley  I LOOOOOOOVE everything!  She totally went above and beyond Smiley

A 'tummy time' quilt for my baby girls




handmade soaps


an "owie" pack that you can put in the freezer.  it's fleece filled with rice so that it retains cold.  i suppose you could microwave it too for a hot pack


homemade vegan lip balms that I have already used (in green apple and neopolitan)



a pin



slippers...thought they don't fit my huggantic feet, i am gifting them to a very good freind of mine who just had a baby.  they are super comfy...cause yes, i did try them and are in her favorite (and mine too) colors



the sock 'elephant'...I think we are naming him 'Radar'





thanks so much yardenxanthe!  everything is awesome and i hope you like your packages...though the head wrap thingie and another extra are going to be coming later and sep from the package i just sent you (i messed them up royally)
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8  Re: Yarnies Scavenger Hunt R3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by fochaux on: March 20, 2009 07:59:30 PM
I thought my camera had died, but we got the problem figured out!  So finally, here are pics of the wonderful, awesome things javede has spoiled me with!

fabric that everything came wrapped in









"Dotted" a crochet hook case



"M" (for mistake?  correct me if I am wrong, but javede had said that this was supposed to be embroidered on the "dotted" item Smiley ) I think I am going to use this as a bookmark for my pattern books



"Local" some sock weight yarn



"Sender's Choice more yarn!  YAY!  i love these colors Smiley



"Hard" a wooden 4.00mm crochet hook....which ironically is the size I use & lose the most



"Purple" a 'cupcake' project bag...the fabric that lines it is adorable!  My 'niece' has commandered this for her own personal use





"Recycled" a cool tote made out of a vintage tablecloth...this is actually going to be my new project bag



"Funny"  yes, that's right....and I def do look funny in it don't you think?



Thanks so much javede!  everything ROCKS and is totally appreciated!  i am definitely down for another round Smiley
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9  Re: Make Me A Reusable Shopping Bag Swap Round 2 - The Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by fochaux on: March 04, 2009 01:18:10 PM
I received these awesome bags from Dreaminsanity today! Smiley  I love them!  Thanks so much!  She also sent the hat as an extra (extra-special since it actually fits my ginormous noggin!)







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10  Re: Friendship Granny Square Swap R10 (Feb) Gallery in The Swap Gallery by fochaux on: February 20, 2009 04:46:36 PM
my squares from DesignVigilante!  Thanks so much!  I can't wait to collect enough for a blanket!



What is the brownish color?  i thought it was RH cafe, but I looked at a skein of that that I had and the one in your squares is much lighter
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