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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I could clear this sky in ten seconds flat! on: August 13, 2014 04:36:13 AM

For my birthday my awesome friend graverobbergirl sent me the pattern and all the supplies to make my very own Rainbow Dash Plushy! It was so much fun getting a sewing kit for my birthday because I definitely enjoyed putting it together myself.

The pony is about 12 inches tall and is made from fleece.

The pattern was created by Dolphinwing and can be purchased from her etsy store here:

Thanks for looking!
12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / TwoFlowers Luggage ATB on: February 04, 2014 02:51:59 PM
I recently participated in the ATB swap and my block originally had a very different inspiration but when the legs came they were two large to make it standing upright so I decided to craft a piece of luggage that was inspired in part by my love of The Colour Magic which features a magical piece of luggage with a mind of its own.

The luggage is covered in little maps that represent all the places its been, the places it wants to go and all the places it will go. Like I said it has a mind of its own  Wink

The top has a miniature album that opens up to keep track of your adventures.
13  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Sonic the Hedgehog Pixel Quilt on: November 24, 2013 08:27:00 AM
A Sonic the Hedgehog Pixel Quilt

This was a commissioned Christmas present for one of my cousins from Santa. I am so happy with how it came out. It ended up being so large though that I had trouble photographing it. It was going to be a twin size quilt and it ended up a queen size one so at least he can use it for years to come.

The pattern I created in case anyone else ever wants to try it. I ended up changing the brown fabric to a lighter yellow and I am glad I did because I like the result much better.

Thanks for looking!
14  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Mirror Mirror Snow White on: November 02, 2013 05:03:36 PM
 Snow would have to do what snow does best. Snow would have to fall.

Based on the movie Mirror Mirror with Lily Collins as Snow White I recreated her wedding dress which I have been dreaming about making and wearing ever since I saw it in theaters. I have literally spent two years gearing up to make this.

The dress is a modified version of the Simplicity pattern 1728. . The pattern instructions are literally full of my notes and comments as I worked out how to make the costume movie accurate. The bodice was the largest time consumer. The honeycomb smocking took weeks to finish and that was after having to learn how to smock in order to make this dress as accurate as possible. The pattern doesnt have the split skirt so I simply cut out two skirts with one being shorter. The flower trim on the top layer of the skirt is all handpainted.

The dress is made out of satin; the shear amount of fabric needed was insane. I had to get a large 6 hoop skirt in order for the skirt to hold its shape.

I decided to skip the wig and just dyed my hair black and since I couldnt find anything close to a movie accurate tiara I picked one that was affordable. Unsurprisingly their arent allot of replicas of a tiara that has over 77 carats and was worn by a real princess before appearing in the movie.

Overall it is definitely the largest project Ive ever tackled and I cant begin to describe how much fun it is to wear. Thanks for looking!

15  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / American Girl Doll Bunk Bed on: September 29, 2013 04:15:36 AM

My neice Kyndra has become a big fan of the American Girl doll series and she really wanted a doll bed, specifically a bunk bed so when her friend comes over both their dolls can use it. However if you've ever priced any of the official merchandise you quickly realize that $100-$150 is allot for a doll bed so I decided to build her one.

I'm not much of a woodworker but luckily I have a wonderful little brother who is skilled with a saw and who I was easily able to talk into helping me with the project.

I found a great tutorial online and her website even has a tutorial for the mattress pads to fit the bunk bed. If you want a bunk bed of your very own definitely check out her website.

For the bottoms of the bed to save money I just used some leftover kitchen back-splash my parents had from redoing their kitchen. It took me more lumber than the tutorial called for but all in all the entire project cost me only $18 to complete and that is a huge saving over the store bought ones.

The Back:

It definitely took us longer than than hour the tutorial maker said it took her, more like 5 hours but we also sanded each piece like crazy before staining it all with a cherry finish.

Thanks for looking!
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Long Live the 2nd Massachussets Satchel on: February 05, 2013 09:41:59 AM
I am a huge fan of the TV show Falling Skies so when fellow craftster Graverobbergirl sent me a 2nd Mass patch for Christmas I new I had to make a new bag to show it off on. For the pattern I just used a standard peice of computer paper since I wanted something small and portable. The fabric is leftover scraps from a Halloween costume, its a really heavy almost canvas like fabric so the bag is nice and sturdy and retains its shape well.


Close up:

Thanks for looking and long live the 2nd Mass!
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Captain Jack Sparrow Quilt on: January 15, 2013 09:15:07 AM
A Jack Sparrow lapquilt that I made for my sister in laws birthday as my OWL project in the HP Winter Semester craftalong. Im sure you can guess she is a huge Johnny Depp fan.

It was definitely a much bigger undertaking than I first thought. Its made of thousands of 2 inch squares, one of those ideas that sounds fine until you start cutting and sewing it together.

In Progress Pic:

To make the pattern I took a photo of the Captain and then turned him into squares. Here is my Pattern, as I worked on it I started cheating and eliminating some of the rows because otherwise I wasnt sure I was ever going to finish in time.


Once I finished my husband and our bird practically rejoiced to see the sewing machine being put up. I am officially quilted out for a while after this. Thanks for looking!
18  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / The Angels have the Phonebox on: November 01, 2012 02:56:43 PM
For Halloween this year my husband went as a weeping angel and I was the Tardis.

For the Tardis I made a blue apron and then painted the police box logo across the top and attached the window pains.

Here we are playing croquet at my friends annual Halloween party

For the Weeping angel I made my husband a grey robe and we found a mask at the dollar store that I repainted to look like the angel. Lastly for the wings I used large pieces of cardboard that I cut out into the shape of wings and then painted grey with feather details.

*The Aimee and Rory dolls were not made by me, they were commissioned for our wedding and made by craftsters own amazing "spookypooky"

Thanks for looking!
19  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Origami Flower Centerpieces on: June 23, 2012 08:13:00 AM
For our wedding a few weeks ago I slaved over hundred of origami flowers from scrapbook paper to make these centerpieces.

I used tree branches that I glued into the flowers for the stems then wrapped them in brown floral tape. The flowers were then arranged in Mason jars. To add some decoration to the mason jars I hot glued a picture of use around it which helped to make it more personal. I designed and printed out the table number hearts and added them in among the flowers. Then they were filled with sand to keep them from tipping over.

All in all I do love how they turned out but I don't think I want to see another origami flower again for some time  Smiley

Thanks for looking!
20  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Avoiding folding origami flowers for the wedding, my current finished projects on: April 21, 2012 06:48:04 PM
I am currently in the end stage of crafting for my wedding which is in June. I needed a break from folding hundreds of origami flowers and thought Id share some photos of my current projects.

Flower Girl Baskets
For the wedding we have 5 flower girls due to the huge size of my family. So I needed a cheap way to make five baskets that would be beautiful but affordable. I found these baskets at Joanns on sale and with a coupon they cost less than $10 for all 5 baskets. I spray painted them all brown, wove teal ribbon into them and then sewed a fabric basket lining that was glued in.

I love to sculpt so I decided to make the boutonnieres out of clay instead of purchasing flowers. I love how they came out and they are a lot simpler to make than youd think. Simply roll out multiple stands of clay in the colors of your wedding that are about the same length. Then twist the bottoms together about half way up to create the trunk of the tree. The just artfully arrange the top strands to look like tree branches. They can be left as is or in my case I just twisted little circular flowers to give them some more color and plop them on the branches. To attach them you can just glue a pin back to them and youre all set to go with a lasting and beautiful boutonniere.

Felt Tissue Holders
These were super time consuming but also not difficult and I cant wait to see how they look arranged on all the wedding chairs at the ceremony. I purchased sheets of felt from Joanns and Folded the sides over and then sewed down the ends to create a large pocket. Then I trimmed the edges with shears to give it the zigzag effect. Then using additional felt, or any material of your choosing such as ribbon, I glued a decorative strip over the sewed seem and added little felt hearts for additional decoration. After about 130 of them you never want to see them again but they were definitely worth all the effort.

Thanks for looking!
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