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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Kitchen Angels for Christmas (hanging dolls made from towels) -- Now w/ Tutorial on: December 21, 2008 03:28:47 PM
I had previously made one of these for my mom for Mother's Day and I've made 6 more for Christmas gifts to various family members.  (My grandmother lives with us so that is why hers has a bell... no point in having two Kitchen Angels hanging on our kitchen wall!)

















If anyone is interested in the instructions, just let me know!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Christmas Gift Tags/Cards made from recycled earrings (now with glitter!) on: December 17, 2008 11:42:50 PM
I figured I'd post this in the Reconstructed board since my main goal was recycling.

I'm saving my money up for my first car so I didn't want to spend a lot of cash on things like cards or gift tags this year.  So I went through some old drawers and found some bits & bobs.  There were a bunch of old holiday-themed plastic earrings my mom used to have me wear when I was little and I figured they might make some cool cards or gift tags, so I picked them out, pulled out the hooks, and glued 'em down to good 'ol construction paper.

They're not the most professional-looking gift tags in the world, but I don't mind.  At least I know they're unique!

EDIT:  I added some glitter paint and gold ribbon so now I'm happier with them.


3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / "Team Jacob" t-shirt [The Twilight Saga] on: July 29, 2008 12:00:05 AM
I decided to put this in the Miscellaneous category because I didn't really make the shirt, just drew on it with fabric paints.
Anyways... onto the description!

My friends and I are going to a midnight release party of Breaking Dawn, the 4th book in The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, this Fri/Sat.
We all bought red t-shirts and stuck with the same basic design and phrases.
If you're familiar with the books, you'll understand why the shirt has paw prints on it   Wink


This is a close-up of the front:

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

This was what I put on the back:

I wish I hadn't run out of the black paint, and the smudges suck, but it's all good.


Oh, and one more note to those that haven't read the books -- I don't mean to offend anyone with the phrase.
The character's name is Jacob Black, hence the quotes.


Thanks for looking!
4  COOKING / Dessert / Diploma cake & Smiley-face Grad cupcakes! on: July 17, 2008 10:56:45 PM
I know this is superrrrr late but I had to post the pics of my graduation desserts! They turned out better than we had expected.


First is the diploma cake --




It was made up of a pumpkin roll cake with cream-cheese frosting both inside and outside (a bit much in my opinion, but it was a huge hit!). The details were just decorating icing and the ribbon was made of fruit rollup.


Next are the grad cupcakes (I meant to get a better pic of these but forgot.) --



They were just confetti cake mix with whipped white frosting dyed a light yellow. Again, details were done with decorating icing. The hats were individual pieces of Hershey's chocolate. The best part was making all the different faces, though!


All I know is I ate wayyyy too many cupcakes that week!

Maybe someone can try one of these for next year  Smiley
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Kitchen Angel on: May 25, 2008 09:29:53 PM
So I made this little doll-type thing for my mom for Mother's Day this year since she loves Americana decorations. I put it in Crafty Housewares because she says she's going to hang it up.

Anyhow, I found the instructions at a website along with the little poem. It's just made of a potholder, a dish cloth, and a dish towel, and you use ribbon to secure all the pieces together. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would.

     

The third photo shows the arms better and the second photo has the most true colors. You can read the poem in the last photo.
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6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Garden card for Mother's Day on: May 25, 2008 09:10:40 PM
Hi everyone, this is my first post.

I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day this year because I wanted to give her homemade gifts. It was made by painting thick drawing paper and then cutting out various shapes from construction paper. The design was based on a Carol Duvall episode. I had a few mishaps when adding the paint dots, etc., but my mom still loved it! She really enjoys gardening.  Smiley



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