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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Horus the Interactive Mummy on: January 28, 2012 02:10:57 PM
My daughter is doing a report on Ancient Egypt. For this she wanted to make a mummy. She designed him to have a working nasal cavity for removal of the brain and a slit in the side for removing the internal organs. This is what she came up with.







She crocheted the brains herself and I helped sew the body. We think he is pretty neat Smiley
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Tattoo Lampshade on: August 12, 2010 11:55:36 PM
I found this lamp in the garage today and decided to give it a makeover! Of course, I didn't take before pics but it was cream, dirty and pretty banged up. I took it apart and hot glued the fabric to the plastic bit and them glued the trim. The only thing I did wrong was that I didn't account for the fabric making the shade fit a bit tighter on the metal frame pieces. It all worked out in the end tho and here are the results!







Thanks for looking! I am thinking about painting the base of the lamp red, but I need to wait for daylight Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Jammie Pants Made From Jammie Pants! on: May 03, 2010 02:57:49 PM
I made these for my son out of an old pair my sister gave me a couple years ago.



 I used the tutorial found here
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327129.0

and used a pair of his existing PJ pants for size. Lots of fun and he LOVES them because they "Mimee and Puto" (Mickey and Pluto) on them!





4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Kite Day!!!! on: April 22, 2010 10:35:49 PM
So, today was kite day at the kiddos school and I'm cheap. Rather than spend 3 x the cost of a kite (3 kids total) I decided to make it my mission to make kites for them. I was totally surpriised to find that there are NO homemade kites on Craftster!!! After searching Google I found a tutorial for "the 20 minute kite". Super easy and I made 3 in an hour (I was being hounded by a two year old AND had to go down to the garage to find the tape).


I only gave it 10' of string and here is where I wish I had given it more.


So easy a two year old can do it....ok, with mom actually getting it in the air...


Just a fun shot of about a third of all the kites that were flying today.

5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Covering up embroidery on: December 07, 2009 08:13:50 AM
I have been thinking about this one all year Roll Eyes and have come up with nothing on my own. I have a wonderfully warm jacket from my old job that I LOVE! The only problem is that it still has the logo embroidered on the front. I no longer work there so I want to cover it up somehow without ruining the jacket itself. There is nothing on the back and the part I want to cover is roughly 6" long x 3/4" tall. The jacket is 100% nylon on the shell (really sturdy material) and a heavy fleece underneath. What do you fine craftsters out there reccommend? The cheapest suggestion using anything I have on hand wins! Thanks guys!  Grin
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 42 ENTRIES / Dollar Store Mini Golf on: September 05, 2009 10:06:11 PM
Ok so I took this challenge and offered the creativity to the 9 year old that I watch. She and I roamed the aisles of the 99 Cent Store until she found a golf game. We then found a cool bamboo basket, a wooden plate rack, some chips to snack on, some green grip liner and various candle holders. At the last pass, she grabbed a bag of small river rocks. Our grand total came out to $9.30.



I took the sides of the basket apart to create a bridge. We used some fleece scraps to create a "water feature" under the bridge and at the back of the "green". She also used the larger golf clubs as decoration for the entrance to her course. She also found a couple little things around the house to decorate with (little pottery thingys I got in AZ, some aluminum foil for an arch, etc). Unfortunatley for her, I am not the photographer in the family so please forgive the next photo (had to have DH photoshop the clutter from the background). She turned it into a game with actual scores and rules and the kids have already been playing with it for the last week Smiley



Thanks for looking!

7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Desperately Seeking Cheese Fabric on: March 17, 2009 10:58:11 PM
I know it sounds weird but I am looking for a specific style of fabric with a cheese theme. I have been all over the internet tonight and no luck (so far). I am going to the fabric store(s) tomorrow but I was wondering if any of you wonderful crafters out there have ever even seen "cheese fabric" before? Thanks in advance!

~Valerie
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / From "Death Chair" to "Bad@$$ Rockstar Chair" on: June 04, 2008 12:44:32 AM
About 4 years ago my sister showed up on my doorstep with two of the most ugly, yet comfortable chairs. They got dubbed the "Death Chairs" because I would commonly sit in one and fall asleep so soundly that no one could wake me up. I bought fabric to recover them however being a busy single mom I really didn't have the time to take on such a project. So, 1 queen size fitted sheet with a couple holes compliments of the cats became the temporary cover. One chair eventually got sent to Goodwill but because of the hole in the arm and the cigarette burn in the seat cushion, this chair had to stay behind. Now I am so glad it did!

   

I got to this point in the reupholstering process when I found out that I hadn't bought enough fabric (3 years ago) to cover the whole thing. So, we hopped in the car and went for a drive to 5 (yes 5!) different places only to discover that no one has ever seen this fabric before. Ok, time to improvise...



We ended up using the leopard print fabric to cover the two lower sides and the back of the chair. That fabric was originally intended for the cushion only but I think that it really helped to tie the whole thing together.





And now for the action shot!



So, keep in mind that I have only been sewing for 6 months and I have never reupholstered anything before, what do you think?

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