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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Vintage Button and Bottle Cap Necklaces on: September 13, 2009 12:26:47 PM
Here are some of the necklaces I've made the past few months.

First, a Fozzie Bear necklace complete with miniature rubber chicken and banana for my Muppet loving friend, Dawn:


Then this yellow swallow and vintage daisy button necklace for my boy friend's mom:


You can see the buttons better in this photo:


And this Miss Piggy cap and vintage button necklace for my partner in the Henson swap:


detail:
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Classic Monster Tea Towels on: September 13, 2009 12:16:25 PM
I made this set of towels for my awesome partner in the Monster Mash Swap. They were one of my first embroidery projects and I had some issues with the towel material. I got the flour sack towels from Target, which are a great price when compared to the ones at Hobby Lobby, etc. However, they reminded me more of cheese cloth than the flour sack towels I use in my kitchen.

Here are, Frankie:


Drac:

(pardon the shadow, he has to stay out of the sun)

Wolfie:


and the whole set:
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Child's Apron on: September 13, 2009 11:50:15 AM
My best friend's daughter loves to help her mom in the kitchen, so I decided to make her an apron. Her nickname is 'Cakes' and I love food with faces, so it wasn't hard to decide on a design!



(sorry about the shadow!)

And here's one of the whole apron, before I ironed it, of course!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Two Tea Towels on: September 13, 2009 11:41:12 AM
I worked on these towels while I was on vacation, as embroidery is so relaxing.

I made this cat towel for my boyfriend's mom. Her kitchen is yellow, orange and hot pink.



I'm still having a lot of trouble with French knots (there's always a little piece of floss I can't pull through), so I devised my own little knots of sorts to take their place at the ends of the stars.

I love this girlie towel so much I'm not sure if I'm going to use it in the kitchen.




The powder puff is my favorite part ~ I love the bow on top!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Baby Bibs from the Stitch It Kit on: September 08, 2009 09:37:06 PM
I started embroidering this summer because I kept seeing so many cool projects on Craftster. I think it's really relaxing and even though I picked up an old Coats and Clark 100 stitches book and I should be learning, all I want to do is split stitch!

I did these bibs for my best friend and my cousin who both had baby girls over the summer...

Pinkie the Poodle ~


and this birdie...the swallow is my favorite pattern from the kit...I've also put it on an apron and a throw pillow.  Cheesy





6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 2 upcycled shelves for my craftroom on: September 08, 2009 08:38:22 PM
You know that Home Interiors shelf with the heart cutout? The one the probably held ceramic geese at some point in its life? I see that shelf a lot at my favorite thrift store, so I took it and a friend home for a make over after I realized shelves would solve all of my craft table clutter issues...okay, I lied, there's little hope of ever really resolving my craft clutter with all of the packratting that goes on in my life...but nonetheless, I revamped these shelves...

My craft room has a...wait for it...library/old movies/monsters/pin up girls theme (yes, that old hat)...so I decided to build upon it.

Here we have the green and glittery Cabinet of Dr. Caligari shelf...the heart makes a perfect frame...


In process...


I also painted and fancied up this stair step shelf with adhesive ribbon that I found at Big Lots for just a few bucks...



voila!

7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Kermie and Piggy on: September 08, 2009 08:05:53 PM
I made this little set for my partner in the Henson swap last spring. I called it 'Hoppy Together' because...well, because I like frog jokes.  Smiley

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Henson Crafts on: September 08, 2009 07:59:20 PM
Still catching up on my swap postings. Apparently nothing I make for my partners fits into a regular category!

I went to the Goodwill one day and they had about 6 old Sesame Street records. I turned one of my favorites into a clock (I added Duckie and the Tweedle Bugs)


Scram! Oscar Door Hanger


and this little Labyrinth Worm wall hanging. 'ello! Doesn't really look too much like him, but I was excited to use the vintage animal eyes in my stash.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Movie Themed Miscellany (lots of pics) on: September 03, 2009 08:00:13 PM
Here are some belated swap postings...I did these for the Craftsterwood swap.

After the Alice Vase (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319837.0), I wanted to do a larger gravel project. This is a Busby Berkeley box featuring a scene from Footlight Parade. This was the hardest swap item to part with! I haven't made another one yet, since I inhaled so many glue fumes on this one!

the loverly lid:



The front:


My attempt at art deco styling on the corners:


and the completed box:


Also, here are some Hitchcock marble magnets I did for the same swap:


10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Graveled Alice Vase on: September 03, 2009 07:16:36 PM
This is a vase I made for my partner in the January Alice in Wonderland swap. I haven't gotten around to posting any of my swap items till now...I have a lot of vintage souvenirs that are covered in either gravel or shells and I always wanted to do my own. I saw some in Suzie Millions' craft book so I thought the swap would be the perfect time to start. I used red aquarium gravel, a laminated Alice picture, a bottle, and glitter.

Front:


Back:


Drink Me Tag, front and back with quote:





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