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21  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Felt balls and dying wool on: June 09, 2007 07:39:06 AM
if it's too squishy you can let it dry and needle felt the heck out of it. I have one of the handle things that holds multiple needles so you can stab in more than one spot at once, but if you are persistant you can get the job done with one. I find needling really helps firm things up.
22  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Felt balls and dying wool on: June 08, 2007 06:33:35 AM
a sewing needle won't work for needle felting , though I've heard of people somehow carving into them to make barbs so they will work.
As far as the rest of your plan, it will work out fine. I've done them before using cheap foam balls as a base so I didn't have to do quite so much felting. I've also felted around those large round jingle bells so that when you roll the ball or play with it it jingles. When I did the one with the jingle bell I wrapped a few layers of wool around the bell, lightly needle felted to hold it in place and then wet felted. Good luck, it's a lot a fun and the kids I gave them to really liked them.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Rag tunic on: June 06, 2007 09:58:12 PM
fantastic sweater, I love it. Did it take long to knit?
24  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Hi, I'm new... on: May 31, 2007 09:01:30 PM
i love them,  i can't wait to see more of your work. Welcome.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / jeans to capris and a top to match on: May 31, 2007 10:51:29 AM
nothing to fancy here, just a little set I whipped up  for my little bug

more pics and info on the blog, thanks for looking
26  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: princess for the day. [idea] on: May 28, 2007 03:11:17 PM
how about a sash? or maybe one of those light up/blinking rings.also, you could decorate a cheap pair of flip flops or canvas flats....
 a picture frame to hold a photo of her in her princess get up would be nicee too.
27  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: 5 yr old tea party on: May 27, 2007 06:59:18 PM
decoratorwannab: the ice cubes were just strawberry koolaid frozen in heart shaped molds
28  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / my first log cabin squares on: May 21, 2007 08:10:47 PM
I know they are not all that special to all you experienced quilters out there, but I was so excited about how these turned out I just had to share.

My first attempt at the log cabin Pattern. These are deceptively simple and highly addictive.

I plan on adding red borders and piecing it together for a baby quilt for some friends that are due in October. Thanks for looking.
29  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / 5 yr old tea party on: May 21, 2007 07:22:40 PM
for my dd"s 5th b-day she wanted a "fancy lady tea party"

I made the invites and purses for all the girls (which of course I forgot to photograph) I also made picture frames that doubled as placecards and cloth napkins. We had finger sandwiches that I cut into butterfly and flower shapes with cookie cutters, fruit salad, tea. lemonade in fancy glasses with heart shaped, strawberry flavored ice cubes, and a variety of tea cookies. My sister made a cake in the shape of a teapot. A good time was had by all. Anyhoo, on to the pics
the table


closeup of the cake



the party girls



more pics and info on the blog
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: McCall's M5053 Skirt - Mod Style baby!! on: May 14, 2007 04:40:44 PM
What a stunning combination. You look beautiful in your creations, keep up the good work Smiley
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