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1  Starlite Mint Trays in Winter Holidays by psycho_happy_kitten on: October 14, 2012 12:59:28 AM
I saw this DIY tray tutorial on Pinterest: http://tuttobellablog.com/2011/12/19/diy-serving-tray-2/

I thought I'd try my hand at it. Seemed easy enough and I was at the store anyway so I picked up some Starlite mints. I got a medium sized bag for a little more than $2 at the Commissary.

Try one:

Looks terrible. I think I left it in too long. 10 minutes was too long for this one. The wax paper sticks to the bottom of the tray too, so unless you don't mind a little paper in your mouth, it's not edible. Not even if it turns out badly like this one did.

Try two:

Better. I only used four because I thought I should use a few less and watch it more closely to see how it melted.

Try three:

Much better, but still not as nice as the original poster, I think. The lonely Starlite off to the side was because my Japanese oven blows air through when it is running and kept folding the wax paper over onto my tray. Btw - If I were you I would just cut the wax paper around the edges of the tray rather than try to take it off. This would also help to keep the bottom from being sticky on your hands if you carry it without anything else under it (the top of the try is slightly sticky as well).

Thanks for looking!
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2  Re: Re-vamped Lampshades: Burlap, Felt and a Little Lace to Make them Feel Like a in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by psycho_happy_kitten on: April 04, 2012 06:22:36 PM
i love the lamps, and...

I weilded the treacherous hot glue gun again and glued them to the lamps,




 i snorted when i read that, lol.  Smiley the glue gun is treacherous.
     I'm pretty psyched.  Not quite finished with them yet, as I'm trying to decide what color to make the bases, but I was too pumped not to go ahead and post them.  I'm going to start gluing these little flowers to everything.



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3  My quilt... I don't have a snappy title, unfortunately. in Quilting: Completed Projects by psycho_happy_kitten on: February 22, 2012 03:31:47 PM
So, this quilt started out as a project for my ex's birthday. I wanted to do something really nice for him. But... then he broke up with me. I didn't want to scrap the quilt because I had already put a lot of time into it by then and fabric isn't cheap. I finally finished it over Christmas leave (except sewing the mitered corners in place -- for some reason I didn't do this when I sewed the binding up). I am actually pretty proud of it. It's not perfect, and it was MEANT to be a Rail Fence quilt (pattern from VictorianaQuiltDesigns), but I messed up with some of my cutting I guess and all my blocks ended up being 6.5"x6" rather than 6"x6"... and although I was doing my best not to half a$$ it, I wasnt going to go back and cut .5" off every block lol, so it ended up like this. It was a PITA (!) to quilt in my sewing machine lol. Next time I will definitely send it out to be quilted or rent a long arm machine. Enjoy the pictures, and sorry this was so long (maybe this is why I never seem to get around to posting projects I do...)



Super sexy mustang modeling my quilt.






Thanks for looking!
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4  Fabric Cutting Table in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by psycho_happy_kitten on: January 24, 2011 05:05:07 PM
I love to quilt and usually my cutting requires one of those cutting mats that you can use a rotary knife on, but those mats are so expensive (at least in my world... a small one at WalMart was like $10!) So I improvised! I had bought a big table, like the ones in church reception halls, that was pretty ugly from the local Good Will for cheap. Then I decided it was ugly (sorry I can't get the before picture off my phone, but it was a greyish brown, scratched, had paint and a big blue spraypaint spot on it). So this is what I did to it!



Close up of the 1x1 inch cutting mat area.


Close up of my initials.

I am not completely happy with my initials but I had to free hand them as I do not have a stencil for giant letters and I wanted to finally finish this project today.

Table $10
Acrylic paint marker $4
Spray paint $4
So this project cost about $18  Smiley
I used a stencil for the small stars and swirls.

C&C Welcome!
 Smiley
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5  Re: Destash Swap Gallery sendouts: 1/22/10 in The Swap Gallery by psycho_happy_kitten on: January 24, 2011 11:13:41 AM
Here is my awesome stash from StickerChic87!
Such a hugggeee amount can fit into these small little boxes!


My very favorite parts! I love that apple paper so much!


And the little scene I made from the little cutouts she sent me.  Smiley

I love that eco notebook too, that is so cool!

I love everything! Thank you!
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6  Hannah's Rag Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by psycho_happy_kitten on: December 26, 2010 12:16:19 PM
I made this rag quilt in about two days, it is baby size for my future daughter. I am not pregnant, nor do I plan to be for a long time but I had no projects to work on and I needed something to work on. So here are my in progress pictures:

My supplies:


Pink monkey fabric:


Green butterfly fabric:


Close up of the letters, made of glittery felt.. You can see the glitter a little bit...


Blocks layed out together:


Almost there! Sewn together:


All snipped and washed and dryed, in all its frayed goodness:


Not sure if you can see but I zigzagged the letters in opposing thread of the block they were sewn to.
Thanks for looking!
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7  Making a Quilt Bigger? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by psycho_happy_kitten on: April 20, 2010 09:22:58 PM
Okay so I made this quilt for my boyfriend for Christmas.



He loves it, and it is big enough for him, but he wants it to be big enough for both of us. Right now it is the size of a Queen size bed top. How would you quilters go about this, personally? Would you take out the binding and just add blocks (I have enough to add a row to each side, or to one side and to the bottom -- but then the monogram in the center would be uneven)? Would you leave the binding and make it into one of those quilts that has the corners 'cut' out so it lays flat(Similar to this: http://www.rockymountainquilts.com/files/images/2008/btcollectionchintz_1.jpg)? I don't really want to pull the whole thing apart (it is tied rather than quilted), but I am willing to remove the binding if need be. And if you were going to take off the binding, what would you add to the backing to make it bigger?

Thoughts? Opinions?
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8  Prom Dress Image Heavy in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by psycho_happy_kitten on: March 01, 2010 06:07:10 PM
I am not going to prom, but I made this dress. My friend gave me the idea to do black/purple/silver for a starry night type deal. I got the idea for the skirt from divadivine777 on Etsy. The top (which is connected with snaps to the corset) is from a dress pattern.
Sorry about the crappy cell phone pictures, but I was too lazy to get the camera. I'm lucky I even put the dress on the mannequin to take more photos.
The corset is from Roekthe's tutorial, with a few extra panels in it (I've used her tutorial 3-4 time and always have to add panels. Either I'm messing it up or it's just that I can't corset myself that small without crushing my ribcage.)
Here are the pictures.












The black spots in the back of the skirt are like little pickups. I just twisted the tulle and then sewed it that way. The underlayer has some too. There are also some sequins in the skirt but you can't see them in the photos.
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9  Re: What do YOU want for Valentine's Day? in Valentine's Day by psycho_happy_kitten on: February 11, 2010 06:52:55 PM
I actually am getting a ring!  Smiley He told me yesterday because it's going to be a very late Valentine's Day gift. He said I should get it in May, since he's saving up money for it. I am so happy!
Here it is:

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10  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by psycho_happy_kitten on: January 10, 2010 03:17:08 PM
I finished my first poppet today.  Smiley It took all day of work (from about 11 am till evening, off and on). She was a test run so that I wouldn't mess up too much on the couple I'm doing for my boyfriend. The only thing I'm really not happy about with her is her eyes. I used completely round beads because I didn't have half circle shank buttons that matched or would look good. I guess it adds to her 'trollness', as my mom has dubbed her a troll. Some of the stitches in her neck are showing, because I messed up and completely sewed and stuffed the head and had the body done, and then realized I had to cut open her neck and stick the neck stub thing into her head. All's well and good though. On to the pictures!






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