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41  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Attack-Defend Pillow on: December 29, 2011 12:39:52 PM
In October, my sister, Catalina, and Reuben got married in Austin on a cliff overlooking a gorgeous river and a bridge busy with cars. It was a small but beautiful ceremony. Anyways, Christmas was coming and I couldn't figure out what to make my brother-in-law. Then I realized, for a while now (I'm not sure how it started), whenever we jokingly made fun of each other, we would attack each other with pillows. Weird..I know but it's considered normal now. And so, I decided to make him this:












I based the image from http://www.finroo.com/images/designs/413/413_07072009_943.jpg. It was really quite easy to make. Maybe that's because I used the awesome power of glue to hold it all together.....
 
  Anyways, first I drew my pattern on the red fabric and started cutting about an inch from the lines. Using fabric glue and scissors I folded the extra inch over and glued it there so it the edges wouldn't come undone.
  Then using the image as a guide I cut pieces from my polka-dot fabric and fabric-glued them to the back of the red fabric (Again, I folded over the edges and glued them). Using black fabric paint, I painted a border on the red fabric. It was time to make the letters.
  This was when I freaked out. I didn't have yellow fabric paint and when I tried using normal paint, it turned out terrible Undecided. I had yellow yarn............so I decided to test out an idea I had. I traced out the letters out of the red fabric and cut them out. Then, using a hot glue gun, row by row, I added the yellow yarn. Eventually I liked it and did that to all of the letters. Since the back of the letter was the red fabric, I could easily fabric-glue it on to the main body.
 I let it dry and fabric-glued them onto the pillow cover. I let that dry overnight and then put in the pillow.

And thus, it was fabric glue that saved me Cheesy
42  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Jewelry Box on: December 29, 2011 08:31:36 AM
This was my Christmas present to my sister Maria. In the beginning, I was going to make her a blanket, but sadly I wasn't able to finish it (I'll keep on working on it though!) Anyways in my Engineering class, we were asked to bring a piece of wood that was a certain length and were given the option to either engrave something on it or make a jewelry box. I decided to make the jewelry box for my sister. Once the jewelry box was done, I took it home to paint. Just in case you can't tell, the sides are fish swimming in water and the top is a tree surrounded by black and blue. I'm extremely happy on how it turned out  Cheesy Here it is:







I bought some nice jewelry I found in the flea market and put it inside. She loved it.... Grin
But just so you know: I DID NOT HAND CARVE THIS!!! A machine did this, after I put in all the right measurements in the program. The only thing I did myself was painting it.
43  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz on: December 18, 2011 09:08:15 AM
Beautiful Shocked
44  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Crayon art - Puddles with dad on: December 18, 2011 09:06:14 AM
What a great idea! It's such a happy picture Cheesy
45  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: It's raining paint - Hallelujah! It's raining paint hey! hey! on: December 18, 2011 09:01:32 AM
Absolutely Beautiful!
46  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: I choose you, Bulbasaur! on: November 26, 2011 06:19:33 AM
Absolutely amazing!!
47  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / My Mami's Wedding on: November 19, 2011 06:39:06 AM
About seven years ago my mom met my (future) step-dad at Auto-Zone when our truck broke down. They got married by the court on a fresh December day about six years ago. And finally on October the 8th, 2011, they were finally married by the church. Cheesy The hall my mom had booked, was from our church. It wasn't the best looking place, but with the help of my five siblings, some friends of the family, my brother's girlfriend, and my sister's fiance, we were able to successfully decorate the hall in the day before the wedding.
















The tables were covered with white and had different colored ribbons in the middle. All of the tables were different! The centerpieces were vases filled with lemons and homemade flowers (I helped make over half of them; took forever Wink)
The little boxes at the top were origami boxes. There were lunch bags (purchased from the dollar store) with LED's (Hobby Lobby) inside of them, above the dance floor (which made it look really cool once the lights were off)
The squares on the wall are pretty much Scrapbook paper in top of some type of wood (I think) bought at Home Depot. We were able to keep them up with carpet tape.
The guests loved the decorations so much Cheesy
Here are the before pictures to compare:



And finally here's one of the bride: (Isn't she pretty Cheesy?)

Oh! And here are the websites we got our ideas from:
http://jensidea.blogspot.com/2011/06/easy-art-blocks.html
http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/diy-paper-flowers#slide_9
http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/photo/189408
48  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Happy Plushie Wreath on: November 19, 2011 05:35:08 AM
This is so awesome!! I really want this on my front door Cheesy
49  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Thanksgiving / Re: Turkey BACON on: November 19, 2011 05:32:43 AM
Geniusly adorable Cheesy
50  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Some Woven Joy *edit* Pictures Included. on: October 21, 2011 11:06:52 AM
It's beautiful Shocked
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