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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / pink haired waldorf doll and kitty doll are good friends! on: July 14, 2005 09:25:35 AM
i made the pink haired waldorf  doll for my 1 year old
and my 7 year old (who claims she is half cat) wanted a kitty doll.  Smiley




they are both made out of recycled t-shirts from the thrift store.
total costs for both dolls was less than $5. cant beat that!!!
some day i will make clothes for them!
i used the magic cabin pattern that a friend gave to me. it was really fun and easy. i am going to make some more. one for myself!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / now with tutorial!!- firey flower lamp shade on: July 14, 2005 08:56:31 AM
after baby knocked down the lamp and the glass shade broke i had to make something new. so i made these flower petals and turned the lamp  into a huge glowing flower.  Grin

unlit


lit Cheesy


*****************************tutorial*********************
ok, i am not so good at explaining things, but here goes!

*first, get your supplies ready

20 gage wire,
tissue paper (remember to save this when you get gifts!)
acrylic medium (modge podge or one of those other decoupage products "might" work- no guarantee)
and a crummy old paint brush (it might get ruined)
and wire cutters/needle-nosed pliers are handy

*next, bend the wire into the object of your desire!


*then, tear strips of the tissue paper- and put a glob of the acrylic medium on it and "paint" both sides and fold it over the wire frame.

 do this with a bunch of strips until your wire frame is covered and there are no single layers of tissue left.

let it dry- make sure it cant get stuck to anything while its drying!!!!

*finally, hang in window with all your other junk, er um treasures!


ok, i know this is a little heart and not a lamp shade, BUT now that you know the way you can cover anything-even 3D wire forms this way.
i hope this helps. feel free to ask questions and if you make anything post pics! id love to see Cheesy
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / evas quilt fun and funky baby quilt on: May 14, 2005 08:25:18 AM
i just noticed this quilting thread yesterday!!!
so i thought i would post the quilt i made about 6 years ago for my daughter.
she still sleeps with it, but her toes are almost peeking out the bottom!
it is done in applique.
if anybody wants to see a close up of a particular patch let me know Smiley

     



4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / purple paisley swirly denim bag!!!! with ribbons too :) on: May 10, 2005 03:30:31 PM
here is a bag i made out of old jeans, a super cool paisley skirt, the bag lining is the skirts old lining!
and i put some ribbons on for fun and fancy!!!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/24982swirly_bag_back.JPG


http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/24982swirly_bag_front.JPG

here is the side and strap:
     
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / gold fish pouch- close up added on: May 10, 2005 03:21:44 PM
this is a little bag i made out of recycled denim that i embroidered on,
the back is this awesome gold fish brocade- i just love that fabric!!!
and i even had a little gold fish bead that i used as a closure   Smiley

the front.....     

and the back.....


here is the close up....

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / tattoo swallows on sweater on: May 10, 2005 02:55:41 PM
here is my favorite sweater.
i used to wear it every day when it was cold and so i decided to jazz it up a bit.
i got the idea for the swallows from sublime stitching  Wink
i think i am going to have the birds hold a banner with my name on it......

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / clown pillow -reconstructed needlepoint on: May 10, 2005 02:49:15 PM
hi!
i just figured out how to upload pictures, and I'm ready to share my crafts!
this is a pillow i made out of a needle point picture i got at the thrift store.
my friends husband collects clowns (creepy-i know)
and they just bought a house so i made them this pillow Smiley


8  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Northwest / hellooooooo ERIE is anybody home??? on: April 25, 2005 07:26:07 AM
hi, i just wanted to put a post up here that there is a really cool stitch-n-bitch group in erie. we would welcome new craftsters anytime.
we usually meet on week nights and bring a dish to share.
we work on our own projects sometimes
and sometimes we do group stuff
and sometimes we just eat!!!!!
we do not discriminate, bring your kids, or your grandmas! Smiley just leave your bad moods at home- ok
sound fun?Huh
YES!
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