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1  Re: Dolly Donations for Haiti in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by prttynpnk on: May 07, 2010 04:53:40 PM
I have FINALLY put the pictures of my dolls I made in Feb/Mar onto my computer.

A group shot:




And here are some close ups:

The first two dolls I made:








These two my mom made, she named them "The Turtle Twins":



I had so much fun making these, and I'm so excited that there is another donation going on now (I've been checking the blog every few days in anticipation). And we have until November to make these little guys/gals. I can't wait to see how many dollies are made with this drive.
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2  Re: Friendship Bracelet Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by prttynpnk on: May 07, 2010 03:53:26 PM
I received all of my bracelets a little bit ago and have finally been able to get a good pic and get it onto my computer!!

My partners and the order of the bracelets (from right to left): tatooedcrafter, craftandbake, and maraudingmuggle.


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3  Re: Embroider An Endless Possibilities Panel! {EEPP} Gallery in The Swap Gallery by prttynpnk on: May 07, 2010 03:46:07 PM
Barbolot Thank you for posting pictures!!! And I am in  love with this peice. The sunflower is also my favorite part, and the owl, I absolutely love owls. I'm going to post the owl pic, but your pics are waaaaaaay better than mine.




I have to say that I'm so glad Barbolot was my partner. I can't say how much I love this piece and her stitches are amazing. I can't wait to sew this into a tote bag. And the fact that this was stitched on reclaimed linen is just too perfect.
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4  Re: Newbie Swap Round 12 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by prttynpnk on: February 19, 2010 08:29:32 AM
I received my package! I couldn't wait to take pictures, so pardon my "I just woke up, still in my pj's" look.

First is a necklace:



I don't know how you did it, but it fits perfectly!

Next is a "vegan" cupcake, too cute! (My birthday was the 17th)



I was trying to get a pic of it open to show that its a little bag, but my cat wanted to play.

And last, my favorite of all:


A tote bag crocheted from plastic bags!! I freakin love this bag. At first I held it up backwards so I didn't see the flower right away, but when I saw it I screamed. I love it!!



Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! I had a great time with this first swap.
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5  Rainbows and Butterflies in Quilting: Completed Projects by prttynpnk on: January 21, 2010 09:27:08 AM
My mom loves rainbows and butterflies. I made this for her for Christmas, it is a lap quilt and she loved it. I also made a matching rice pack out of the extra fabric. I'm not sure if this is technically a quilt, b/c I tied the layers together with yarn like my grandma did when she made blankets.

This picture is true to color.



I embroidered this in the bottom corner.



This shows detail for the white strip of fabric on the ends, I love the little sparkle flowers.


The fabric I used for the backing.


Thanks for looking!
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6  Simple Knit Bibs in Knitting: Completed Projects by prttynpnk on: January 18, 2010 04:38:50 PM
This is my one of my signature baby shower gifts. I found this pattern a long time ago and wrote it down in a notebook, so I can't give the author credit. I did make one change to the original pattern: it called for the button to be sewn on after the bib was finished, I thread the button onto the yarn and knit it into place. There are three buttonholes on the strap for different sizing for baby.





Pattern:

Supplies: Size 9 needles, Cotton worsted weight yarn, and 1/2 to 5/8 inch button

~Thread button onto yarn
~Cast on 25 stitches
~Knit every row until bib is almost square, on the next row knit about 3 stitches, place button, then knit the rest of the row. Knit until bib is square (about 3 more rows). I always guess where I think the button should go, so this isn't exact.
~Bind off 20 stitches (you should have 5 stitches left)
~Knit every row until strap is 7-8 inches long from cast off edge
~Knit a buttonhole row: Knit 2 stitches, yarnover, knit two together, knit one
~Knit 5 rows (3 ridges show after buttonhole)
~Repeat buttonhole row
~Knit 5 rows
~Repeat buttonhole row
~Knit 5 rows
~Bind off remaining stitches

You can make a variation where you knit in seed or moss stitch, you want a pattern that is the same on the front as on the back.





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7  Paper cutting Mother's Day Cards in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by prttynpnk on: January 13, 2010 10:22:01 PM
When I was younger my mom always loved Scherenschnitte (means "scissors cutting" and is the German and Swiss art of paper cutting.) So for mother's day last year I made her and my boyfriend's mom these cards. I didn't take pictures of the insides of the cards, but I used my typewriter and typed different poems for each of them onto pink card stock that matched the pink envelopes. I found the designs online, printed them out, used a sunny window to trace them onto cardstock then used small scissors and a small razor blade to cut them out.



My mom's card:

Hers is the more elaborate one.

My boyfriend's mom's card:

My fingers hurt so bad after cutting these out, but it was worth it. They both absolutely loved their cards. My mom framed hers.
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8  Cute little elephant in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by prttynpnk on: January 12, 2010 06:40:54 AM
I made this little guy this past summer, he was my second attempt at making a stuffed animal and I used a pattern this time. (My first attempt can be seen here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316557.0) The pattern is from the book S.E.W by Dianna Rupp. She has two sizes and this is the smaller size. I made the larger elephant for my boyfriend's niece for xmas, but didn't take any photos before I gave it to her.




This shows the embroidered year on his back leg and the tail I braided (this wasn't part of the pattern, I had trouble with the original tail so I came up with this.) It also shows that I needed to practice sewing up the openings, which I've gotten better at.


I embroidered the eyes, the pattern uses buttons for eyes.


One last shot just for fun. I love those ears.

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9  "Ugly" doll transformation. in CHALLENGE 45 ENTRIES by prttynpnk on: December 02, 2009 05:04:04 PM
First a fabulous after picture:


I found this doll at the Goodwill, I spent $2.13 on her (I paid for her using the spare change in my purse). I thought this was an "ugly" before because she was so sad and forgotten. And she had been trapped in that awful box for years!!!! I think she's from the 70's but I'm not sure, I couldn't find out too much about her using the info I got off the box and the internet.

Here's how I found her:


The box was all torn up, it had masking tape holding it together, but she was still inside the "unopened" original box. She was part of the "American Gem Collection" by the Uneeda Doll Co. She is the "Virginia" doll.

I knew she had potential, I loved the look of her face.


I opened the box, unfastened her from the cardboard, and removed her old clothes. She was covered in a layer of grimmy dust (which you can see on her clothes in the pic) and smelled musty and gross. In this picture is her bonnet, dress, shoes and underwear that she came with.



And the dramatic tranformation. First she had a new dress custom made and fit just for her. Then she cut her hair into a cute bob that is slightly shorter in the back (just like mine). She had her shoes changed from blue to black and picked out some awesome accessories to match. She feels like a brand new doll! And she couldn't be happier to be able to interact with the world. She also decided that she wants to be called Gina.



I hand sewed her dress using the cuff of an old sweater as the material, her accesories are scraps from a pair of sweatpants I had cut into shorts and I colored her shoes black with a permanant marker.

This is true to color:


A few more just for fun:


And this one shows of her hair:


Thanks for looking. I had a ton of fun doing this.
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10  Appliqued Nurse Hoodie in CHALLENGE 42 ENTRIES by prttynpnk on: September 03, 2009 06:24:30 AM
When I went to the Dollar Tree I had no idea what I was going to make, I went in hopes that something would hit me. While I was wandering the aisles I passed a bin that sat low to the ground and it was full of t-shirts, all colors and sizes of kids t-shirts. I thought I could do something with a couple of them, so I started to dig through and that's when I discovered the hoodie! The only one in the bin and it was a kid's XL, just big enough to fit me, except the sleeves were a little short.

Anyway, this is the inspiration I worked from:http://www.nursesdirect.com/product.html?t_q=CB706WH
I've wanted one of these since I was in nursing school (2 years ago), but I didn't want to pay $30 for it.

The final product "action shot" I wore this to work as soon as it was finished:


The two items I bought:

1 charcoal colored t-shirt and 1 white hooded sweatshirt

I cut the letters out of the t-shirt and appliqued them onto the back of the hoodie and stitched around them with white contrasting thread.

In progress:


And finished:



Since the sleeves of the hoodie were too short I cut off the original cuffs and made new ones out of the t-shirt sleeves (b/c of the nice hem).



I left the front plain here it is finished:


Thank you for looking at my new favorite hoodie!
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