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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / 2013 Auction Projects--IHM-St. Casimir School on: January 01, 2014 12:21:10 PM
Completed projects for 2013 for IHM St. Casimir School






















2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / IHM-St. Casimir 2011 Auction Items on: October 30, 2012 02:18:19 PM
These are the pottery items that we (another school mom and I) put together for the auction last year.  We are gearing up do do another batch so I am trying to decide what we are doing.

Every project is made from a fingerprint from each child.

There was an all school project with a print from EVERYONE in the whole school on one platter--but I think we missed photographing that one.


This was my favorite-- Grin




































3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Glittered Hockey Helmet on: January 26, 2012 06:34:53 PM


DD wanted a pink helmet for floor hockey.  I decided to give glittering a shot.

First I took a photo of the helmet--so I could get it back together when I was done. . .


Its just a basic black helmet. . .  It would have been easier with white.  But we had black.

I sanded each piece.  Then I brushed on a layer of tacky glue and poured on the glitter.
Here you can see in the piece on the right what one layer of glitter and glue looked like.  


After the first layer, I used Mod Podge and glitter layering.  This was repeated many times until I couldn't see the black.  It took a lot more glitter than I had anticipated.  
Then each piece was finished with a spray of clear spray paint.  I wasn't sure that this would keep it from "shedding."  It has worked rather well.

Then came the most difficult part.  Reassembling. 
The glitter added quite a bit of thickness and the hardware was very difficult to get back in. 

I gave her the finished piece on Christmas.  She was thrilled. Cheesy


She's worn it in a few games and practices.  It has held up very well.  I can't believe there is nothing to touch up.
This is the condition after getting beat up at a few games. Grin


I'm really glad I decided to attempt to glitterize this helmet.
The only issue is some parents aren't thrilled because now their daughters want glitter helmets, too.
 



4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Mickey Mouse Applique Quilt on: October 13, 2011 06:27:58 AM


I designed this quilt for my cousin who is having his first baby and is a WDW fan.
I'm relatively new to applique and I was really happy with this--especially the center silhouette of Mickey.


I also managed to free motion Mickey Heads in the colorful squares.  They aren't perfect, but I'm happy with them.



Close up of Mickey Head prior to quilting.

PS--If you know my cousin--don't tell him.  I haven't given it to him, yet. 

I can't make it to his shower.  I would love to see them when they get it.  Should I wait to give it to them when I will be there?  Or send it to the shower?

Designed, Machine Pieced, Applique and Quilted by me.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pop tab Headbands on: February 20, 2011 08:24:07 AM

I'm sure you've heard of pop tab bracelets.  Pop tab bracelets are a lot of fun for kids to make and easy enough for my DS who is 6.
My mother taught my DD (9) DS (6) and me to make the shiny bracelets using pop tabs during a crafty playdate.
This is a great recycling project as is--but we made it much more fun.
My DD cannot wear jewelry to school.  But she is allowed to wear headbands.  So we made an extra long pop tab bracelet and glued it to a headband.





The result was much cuter than the bracelets and way more practical for our family.
To make the project even easier we made a headband on a wide piece of elastic.  We simply wove the pop tabs on the front then back of the elastic until we had enough to go from ear to ear.  This one looks very cute, works well to hold the hair back and is very comfortable.



we did one on a ribbon, too.




We are currently trying to collect enough pop tabs to make this project with my Brownie Troop.

I didn't write out how to make the actual pop tab bracelets since there are so many pictorial sources already available.  Like this one-
http://www.ehow.com/how_5427863_make-bracelets-soda-can-tabs.html
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Anniversary Quilt on: February 08, 2011 07:03:50 AM

 

This is my favorite quilt that I have made not as much for the look of the finished product, but the meaning.  
I thought about posting while I was making it but never got to it.  I have been meaning to post photos for a loooooong time.

I made this King size quilt for my husband for our 10th Anniversary.


This is my first post of a quilt.

I was going for a very scrappy look.
For the top, I pieced one piece of fabric for every day we had been married.  Thats a lot of pieces. . . (3653, to be exact--dont forget the leap years.)


I used fabrics from our life together, leftovers from projects I had made in the last ten years, pieces of his work shirts, my kids favorite clothes, and even my wedding dress.
Soooo, it has everything from faded camo to dora and a bit of silk.

I machine pieced it.  I rented time on a long-arm to quilt it.  This is the only time I havent used my machine to quilt.  That was frustrating because it was by the hour.  (It was also the most expensive part of creating the quilt.) I quilted in the show me how to machine quilt style.  I used free form, doodles, and phrases to quilt(love is patient. . .  dates, music notes, etc.)








I pieced a label to look similar to our wedding attire (and I used some of my gown for that, too.)







I managed to keep this monster a surprise!!!  I had to hide it from my kids, too so they didnt spill the beans.
Luckily there was a VBS a few weeks before our anniversary and I was able to spend five mornings focused on getting the top together.





 
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