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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Carson's Mario World Nursery **pic heavy** on: April 07, 2010 11:52:44 AM
I know it's already been said, but that nursery rocks! Once the little guy gets old enough, I'm assuming he will play Super Mario World.  Smiley This will also be the coolest toddler's room once he gets older. (And yes, like many others, I am slightly jealous of this room). Grin
22  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Cheery ribbon flower bouquet (Pic heavy) on: April 04, 2010 11:22:43 PM

(Please excuse my laptop cord. For whatever reason, my laptop seemed an ideal spot to photograph this. Cheesy)
Also, I wasn't exactly sure where to post this, and thought this would be the best fit.

A few weeks ago, a close family friend's oldest daughter died unexpectedly and it really affected her. I was away at college (like most events that have happened), but my mom was there for her and made her some items using photos of her daughter. I wanted to do something for her to cheer her up, but didn't have any ideas. I was looking through my books, and found a ribbon book reprinted from the '20s and remembered that it had flowers in it and thought of making her a cheery spring bouquet. She likes to garden (and does it everyday, even during humid summers) and is going to make a memorial garden for her daughter. My mom's going to give her the flowers this week, since I'm going back to college.




Anywho, I made the pink roses using 1.5" wide satin ribbon. I made the roses using the instructions in the book "Old Fashioned Ribbon Art: Ideas and Designs for Accessories and Decorations.". For me, each one took about 1 hour from start to finish.


The orange flowers have the look of marigolds and I kind of made their construction up. They're just gathered, spiraled, and stitched together.


The yellow flowers were inspired by evening primroses. (I also made this design up). I used 2 pieces of 5/8" wide ribbon about 4-5 inches long for each flower and knotted the ribbon twice in the middle and formed petals by stitching the ribbon together.

For the stems, I just used pipe cleaners. They were easy to attach to the yellow flowers, but I had to use about 3 for each rose to stabilize them. I sewed them on to the orange flowers. I stuck the flowers in a Styrofoam base and put gift shred on top for the grass. I did wrap a pipe cleaner around the flowers to stabilize them more, and had to add a pretty ribbon because they were still wanting to fall over.

C & C appreciated! (Please be nice though, it's my first project post! I've been meaning to post something for a while, but decided to do this before hitting the books again. Sad)
23  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Art for my bathroom! on: April 04, 2010 11:18:04 PM
I really like the colors and how vintage it looks!
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Labyrinth Box on: April 04, 2010 11:12:21 PM
I'm loving the Labyrinth trend on Craftster! Love the jewelry box, and slightly jealous of you having a Labyrinth poster.
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Labyrinth Kitchen Magnets on: April 04, 2010 10:00:36 AM
Labyrinth is amazingness!  Cheesy I'm pretty sure any Labyrinth lover would want these. They make me think of the crystal/dream sequence.
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Navy Satin Pj's - not as easy as i thought! on: April 04, 2010 09:46:13 AM
It does look like the first button is on the center line instead of the center being between the 2 buttons/snaps. Somehow, button/snap placement has a way of irritating me. This has happened to me before. (I think that's why I like to use zippers a lot.) Cheesy

They look great though and love the color combo! I LOVE piping, and try to find ways to include it in my sewing projects. Something about piping just makes me happy.
27  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Felt Squirrel and Acorn Hand Ball on: April 02, 2010 09:25:15 AM
These are so fun! And a lot cooler than the sets you buy at the store.
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Jareth Necklace on: April 02, 2010 09:13:09 AM
Labyrinth! I like the necklace, and I too have a friend who is currently obsessed with owls and animal jewelry. (She also names her necklaces. It's quite humorous when teachers are around and we're referring to her jewelry by its name.  Cheesy ) Well, you could name your owl Jareth. Smiley
29  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: Peeps bunting!! on: April 02, 2010 08:17:46 AM
Adorable! And they look yummy too! I think I'm going to have to dig into some Easter candy.  Smiley I think handstitching them looks better than machine stitched. Also, it would be cute to make one with the bunnies in all the colors they come in, which is actually a lot now, I think.
30  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Fridge Critter: Chelsea the Chicken on: August 09, 2009 09:38:56 AM
These are the cutest things ever! I love how they look just like their 2-D counterpart, and are the same size. Now I want to relearn crochet.
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