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41  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Mini Book Key Chain on: May 28, 2013 01:28:44 PM


I recently tried my hand at book binding and made this mini book key chain. I followed a tutorial from this Russian blog using Google translate.

I then used the tutorial to make two small books for a poppet.



It was easy and fun. I like the result so much I'm going to be making a few more for friends and family.
42  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Birds Nest Necklaces on: May 18, 2013 01:45:28 PM
These are some Birds Nest Necklaces that I made for Mother's Day Gifts. There are tutorials all over the place for making them, and they really weren't hard to make. My favorites were the one with robin egg blue pearls (which I kept for myself) and the one with gold pearls.

All of them:


Close Ups to better see the colors:
43  COOKING / Dessert / Lemonade Cake, Cupcakes, and Fudge on: April 18, 2013 06:58:19 PM
For my daughter's 1st birthday we had a lemonade themed party. So of course almost everything had to be lemonade flavored.

The smash cake was pink lemonade (made from a box mix) with marshmallow butter cream. The lemons were made from gum paste.


The cupcakes were lemonade with a fresh raspberry butter cream. Recipe can be found here.


Lemonade fudge. The recipe can be found Shugary Sweets, but it used a limited edition  Duncan Hines frosting creations flavor packet, so you may not be able to replicate it exactly. I could only find one, so I had to improvise on the drizzle decoration.  They were yummy though.


And just for fun, all of the food.
44  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Archive of Featured Projects Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters on: April 13, 2013 04:43:53 PM
We're a fourth of the way through the year and we wanted to take the time to recognize some of the awesome clothing that has been posted here in the last three months.




45  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Baby Ballet Slippers on: March 22, 2013 09:13:51 AM
When my little sister was in high school she took ballet. So when I came across this tutorial I knew I had to make her little girl (due in April) these baby ballet slippers.

46  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby Circle Skirt with Headband on: March 22, 2013 09:02:13 AM
I made this baby circle skirt (size 0-3 months) with matching headband for my sister who is having a little girl in April. It just goes over a onesie. It was super simple to make and turned out super cute. If you want to make one of your own there is a tutorial at the blog Made.

47  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Sleepy Jean Baby Quilt on: March 22, 2013 08:52:35 AM




I made this quilt using the Sleepy Jean Crib Quilt tutorial from the Moda Bake Shop.  It is for my little sister who is having a girl in April. I wanted it to be feminine without being too pink and happened to have some charm squares that I had bought back in 2009 that I thought would be perfect. Luckily, I was able to find some matching fabric from the same line on etsy.

To quilt it I tried free motion flowers. They are far from perfect (I still haven't figured out the perfect speed yet) but I think they still look cute.

48  COOKING / Dessert / Fish Cake on: February 01, 2013 07:52:08 AM


I made this fish cake for my son's 5th birthday. It was super simple. Just a square cake set at an angle and then cut a tail from a round cake. The scales are marshmallows.
49  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Black and Pink Baby Quilts on: January 31, 2013 01:07:02 PM






I made these quilts for my sister's nieces. I had a pack of 5x5 and 6.5x6.5 squares and made up the patterns based on that. The top one is my favorite.

I messed around with free motion quilting and quilted a large flower on each square. I tried to do flowers on vines for the borders, and while definitely not perfect, I think it came out ok.
50  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Monkey Whole Cloth Quilt on: January 31, 2013 12:45:32 PM




I quickly threw this quilt together the other night for a present for my 5 year old's birthday. The quilting is just a zigzag stitch using the largest settings that I ran up and down, and then across it diagonally. It didn't come out quite how I thought it would, but that's okay. I also didn't quilt very evenly spaced, or even with straight lines. However, as my son has a habit of ruining his blankets by chewing holes in them, I'm not to worried that it didn't come out 'perfect'.
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