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1  Re: 12 crafty things for ME along 2013! in Craftalongs by JS on: May 05, 2013 05:19:23 PM
Thank you, ladies, for the encouragement and good wishes!  kbrison, your velcro suggestion for the window coverings is brilliant.  I forgot to explain how such a huge project could possibly be befitting for a ME-along.  Our current home is roughly 900 sq ft, with no real claimable space for sewing and crafting.  The routine goes something like this: give kidlets breakfast at dining room table, shoo them off to school, get out a project, spread it out on the table, clear everything off the table when school lets out so kids can do homework at the table, serve dinner and clear, drag out the project, move it so laundry can be folded, ...  lather, rinse, repeat... Hubby heard an earful about my wanting a house with more rooms than what we have now.  Our realtor patiently showed us several places before this one.  I cashed in my meager retirement to buy it.  My very own space, with my name titled first on the deed, since it is "mine."  Selfish? Absolutely.  Deserved?  You betcha! lol

Here is a look at the stained kitchen cabinets and paint color:

Proper pics will be posted when everything is done.
(Kitchen before:

Hubby was thrilled when he pulled up the carpet and discovered those wonderful hardwood floors:

Sometimes the magnitude of work needed seems overwhelming.  We are trying to be patient and prioritize the projects.  Hopefully things won't be too costly.  Oh guess what- the neighbors think that the detached garage is encroaching on their property by ten feet. *sigh*  
I hope all of you are having an awesome day!
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2  Re: 12 crafty things for ME along 2013! in Craftalongs by JS on: May 04, 2013 07:02:13 PM
Each and every project mentioned in this thread has my wish list growing.  Where else can I troll a thread containing such diverse talents (aside from the combined rest of this board of course lol)?!  The creativity is awesome - dollmakers who painstakingly insert itty bitty hairs into scalps, quilt artists who cut up perfectly good fabric in order to sew it back together, spinners, stencilers, recyclers, ... the list is endless.  It is exciting and inspiring.

My ME-list might be changing somewhat.  You see, there is a house that was sitting all empty and abandoned.   Roomy, with a bit of yard for the kidlets, not in the city, and in need of TLC.  After a lengthy buying process, we became official owners and have begun the task (tasks!  many, many tasks!) of renovating.  At the moment there are no "after" pics but there are some "befores."   Without further ado, please meet my new project:


This bowed window is 12 feet wide by 6 feet tall.  It cannot be replaced because window manufacturers only make up to 117 inches wide these days.  In order to replace, it would need modified into multiple smaller sized windows grouped together.

We are doing the kitchen walls in a sort of minty retro-ish green.  We love the woodwork of the stairs and are trying to match the cupboard stain to the golden oak of the stairs.

These are bedroom pics, before the carpet was pulled up.  We planned to paint and replace the carpet.   

However, we were thrilled to discover beautiful hardwood floors underneath the carpet!  Gorgeous, thick, real hardwood floors - not prefabricated layment or fancy, easy care stuff.  Pics to follow soon.  And work.  Lots and lots of work.

Suggestions appreciated.  Thanks for looking Smiley
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3  Alternative Cake (gluten free) in Weddings and Bridal Showers by JS on: April 18, 2013 11:07:22 AM
Our daughter wanted everyone to be able to enjoy themselves and partake of the goodies at her bridal shower and wedding.  Several folks had medical issues or food allergies, so the cake was not a traditional one.  This is her gluten free cake, made from Fruity Pebbles!  The "cake" was covered with a fondant (easily removed for diabetics) that gave the look of a traditional tiered cake.  Fruit Rollup was used for flowers and ribbon trim.  It was colorful, tasty, and received lots of compliments. 

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4  Re: 12 crafty things for ME along 2013! in Craftalongs by JS on: April 16, 2013 06:10:17 AM
You ladies are multitalented and every project in this thread has me wanting to do more.  Can't say that I've ever seen knit intestines- creative! 
I made a flirty apron out of a skirt with a gorgeous brocade design.  No pattern; just my own idea and basic skill level. 

Top and back shots- The back part of the skirt was used to make the apron top. 

My youngest kidlet was drafted to model the apron:

Thanks for looking!
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5  Re: 12 crafty things for ME along 2013! in Craftalongs by JS on: March 11, 2013 06:29:28 PM
Wow, such creativity in here!  It is inspiring to hang with you multitalented ladies Smiley

My craft for March:  I am tickled pink with this cowl/ dickie/ scarf/ fabric necklace that I've made from a sweater.  It satisfies my craving for a scarf that isn't bulky, repurposed an unused garment, and prettifies (new word! lol) a plain top with a touch of ruffling.


*Runs to strike out a craft in my list posted somewhere on a previous page... Smiley
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6  Re: 12 crafty things for ME along 2013! in Craftalongs by JS on: February 27, 2013 03:31:13 PM
Jumping in to join the fun, even though 2 months are gone in the year.  This ME Bucket List craftalong is an awesome idea!  I've been hesitant to join since I can't post pics - getting the images from camera to comp, the little card thingy won't do its thing - but I'll try with phone-to-email.  Everyone's projects look fantastic!

... 1. Toiletries bag
... 2. "V" Scarf dickie ---March/ pg.24
... 3. Make butterscotch blondies - edible, not burnt offerings
... 4. Purse/tote (purse craftalong)
... 5. Reusable shopping bag from recycled pillow case
... 6. headband/ear warmer
... 7. Gift bow from sheet music (special remembrance project)
... 8. Apron... pg 30
... 9. Shrug
... 10. Scarf to match coat
... 11. Eyeglass case large enough for sunglasses
... 12. Stain new kitchen cupboards - May

03/01 **Note** Many thanks to my wonderful husband for his patience and tech skills, helping to get the pics uploaded!

Completed Projects
Shrug/Bolero -from a bargain shirt that was way too big but too nice to discard.  I added velcro for a more finished look.

Closeup of the lace trim:  

Repurposed pillowcase into a shopping tote:  (Made a couple weeks ago and used diligently since then!  My apologies for the wrinkles.)
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