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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: A bouquet of leather flowers... necklace and pendents... on: July 12, 2014 08:18:08 AM
They're fabulous!
2  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 100 ENTRIES / Re: Nocturnal Choir: 100 Owls on: July 07, 2014 12:20:30 AM
Fantastic!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Living Off The Land on: July 04, 2014 09:03:20 AM
Wow!  Do you have a day job?  Because this sounds like a full-time job in and of itself!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Throne of Thrones on: July 04, 2014 08:52:53 AM
Can't hit 'this rocks' enough times!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / flower maidens on: June 01, 2014 04:34:53 PM
So my daughter's class was assigned to make items to sell at a school fund-raiser.  Each student was supposed to make 100 items that could be sold for a quarter or two.  She saw a tutorial to make stick puppets at Kleas website.
http://kleas.typepad.com/kleas/2011/07/puppet-camp-final-day.html
But she decided to make them into flower fairies!  We gathered up bamboo skewers, wooden beads, embroidery floss, and fake flowers and got to work.  The first 25 got made without even going to the store, and then we just had to get more skewers and tiny flowers for hats.



She let her sister and I help, and we had lots of fun.  (She also took the photos.)



I started calling them pixie-sticks.



We made 79 in all.  75 to sell, and 4 to keep.  (There were other items to make up the 100.)  Then we had to figure out how to get them to the market on the big day.  We finally decided to stick the sticks in a block of styrofoam.



We fit most of them!  It looked so pretty!



At the market, she kept the block under the table.  She put a handful at a time into each of two vases, which she could refill.  All the little girls loved them, and they sold out well before the end.



My girls are now making more puppets, so they can put on "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Tropical Birdy Burlesque on: April 30, 2014 06:36:25 AM
 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Absolutely amazing!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Assorted dresses Pic Heavy on: April 28, 2014 05:27:34 PM
I love seeing different iterations of a pattern.  Good work!  And you lucky duck to live near Tom Banwell.  I've been stalking his etsy for way too long.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: "Claire Underwood"-inpired dress from mens trousers. on: April 28, 2014 05:23:34 PM
Absolutely brilliant that you incorporated the pockets and care tag!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Scare Crow Goddess of the Garden on: April 18, 2014 06:54:33 PM
Wow! That is fabulous!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Deity - The Sacred Elephant on: April 14, 2014 05:56:00 PM
Gorgeous!  Which sounds weird for a painting of an elephant, but that's the first thought that came to mind!

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