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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Calendar and Baby Name Wooden Blocks on: January 15, 2011 08:07:36 PM
I recently found the blog Lark & Lola which has a ton of cute, easy projects. I made these calendar blocks for my desk at work and another set to add to my friend's baby shower gift next week! I definitely see myself making the calendar blocks as gifts for others, they are super easy and fun!

I've never done anything with stamping and I loved how easy it was to add something to the project , however I quickly realized making the calendar blocks that the stamp pad quality matters. I originally got a 3$ pad because I figured it wouldn't be a huge difference but boyyy I was mistaken. You can definitely tell the difference between the calendar blocks (except for the month ones) and the baby name ones. I went right back out and got a Staz On pad when I saw how faded everything was. Oh well, lesson learned! Smiley

and these are for Madison Riley Smiley

The tutorials are found here : http://larkandlola.blogspot.com/2008/12/pretty-calendar-project.html
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Suitcase Table on: January 15, 2011 07:56:36 PM
Recently I found the blog Lark & Lola which gave me a ton of ideas and one I was luckily able to make right away is this suitcase table! I needed some type of storage for all of our new Wii accessories and I found this suitcase at a great home consignment near me for only $15 Smiley

The tutorial can be found here : http://larkandlola.blogspot.com/2009/06/suitcase-table-tutorial.html
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia a la Sweet Dee on: February 27, 2009 12:21:17 PM
Around Valentine's Day I set up a mini swap of sorts with chimes because I had no photoshopping skills of any kind and wanted to make the personalized Rubik's Cube similar to hers. So, I asked if she wanted to swap fixing the pics for me (which turned out awesome btw!) in exchange for whatever she wanted, jewelery, cross stitch, etc. She decided on a quote from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia . I freakin love that show so it was fun for me to do, too.

It's actually three firsts for me..My first swap of any kind, I was finally able to find some self stick mount board, and I'd never done cross stitch before, just embroidery. So I'm pretty happy with it. Wish I had time to paint the frame silver though.

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i mayyyyy need to make one for myself Smiley
4  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / baby onesies :) on: February 25, 2009 11:20:26 AM
Once again, i decided to add some onesies to my gift for a baby shower I was attending. They're always so cute and fun as well as instantly gratifying to someone who usually takes awhile to finish projects, like myself  Wink

They are both Sublime Stitching Patterns, from some of the artist series

thanks for looking! Smiley
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / mooore christmas gifts on: December 19, 2008 11:10:55 PM
here is part two of some necklaces i've been getting done as part of christmas gifts.

the first is for my boyfriend's older sister, we'll be exchanging tomorrow Smiley

this one was unplanned, xmas gift wise. i was wearing a necklace i had made the other day at work, and a co-worker had his 1st grader daughter with him. she always loves playing with my jewelry and was amazed i had made my necklace myself, so i thought it'd be fun to make one for her. her favorite colors are hot pink and hot purple Smiley i am a little nervous however about the fit because i've never made jewelry for a person so small so i hope it lays like i think it will.

thanks for looking! any comments/criticisms appreciated  Grin

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Belle's Winter Dress on: December 19, 2008 10:55:17 PM
One of my handmade Christmas gifts this year is for my boyfriend's older sister who is a Disney fanatic. She visits there a few times a year, and even has a spare bedroom in her apartment dedicated to all of her Disney paraphernalia! I slept in that room once..interesting experience haha.

So, her favorite of the princesses is Belle from Beauty and the Beast so I chose this coloring page to embroider for her. This is my favorite of Belle's dresses, as well.

These are pics I took of it before framing, and I forget to get a pic of it framed before I wrapped it  Undecided

close up the top portion (where i'm not too happy with the face, but with all my handmade gifts this year, I just had to be done with it )

close up of bottom portion

any comments/criticisms accepted!! thanks for looking!!  Grin

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / social workers salary + crappy economy= handmade christmas gifts =) on: December 15, 2008 07:20:12 PM
so, hence my title, my cash flow this year is not very....uh, flowing. haha

sooo that means jewelry and embroidered gifts for all!! here are two necklaces i've made so far, one for my best friend..the other for my cousin.

this first one, the pendant is scrapbooking paper decoupaged onto a domino

this one, my friend picked out the stone when i visited her in texas and i finalllly got around to making something for her.

another one, to show how it lays a little better

thanks for looking! any comments/criticisms accepted!!! Smiley

p.s. anyone else having trouble uploading pics to craftster's  picture hosting? or is it just my computer?

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Proud of my first dress...sooo theres a bunch of pictures :) on: August 27, 2008 02:42:39 PM
I recently started sewing lessons, and this seemingly innocent, easy dress very quickly turned into the dress from HELL! I definitely should not have done it as my 2nd ever project, but oh well, thank god for sewing instructors. Now I'm pretty happy with it, it kind of has a early 60s Mad Men kind of feel too it, and since I'm obsessed with that show and their clothes, I was pleasantly surprised Smiley I think its a New Look pattern, but I don't know the number offhand.

(please excuse my messy, messy room...its hard to take pics of yourself!)

close up of the pattern on top...how excited was I to come home and find out it was Alexander Henry!...cheap!...and at JoAnns!

thanks so much for looking!! Smiley
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Onesies are fun :) on: August 26, 2008 12:06:05 PM
I was attending a baby shower for a friend from college, and decided to embroider a couple onesies for her, shes having a girl. I was supposed to also do a hat, and an additional onesie, but my procrastinating side got the best of me once again! This was my first time embroidering on tshirt material. I discovered I liked the iron on stabilizer much better than the water soluble ( we just did NOT get along) Overall, I was happy with them, and the mommy to be seemed to like them as well Smiley

Group shot:


The last one, is the only one i used the water solvent stabilizer, and its my least favorite...it was just not a good time for anyone and anything involved..haha.
The patterns are all from http://www.urbanthreads.com/

Thanks for looking!! Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / First Skirt!!! on: August 26, 2008 11:56:35 AM
A month or so ago, I finally found sewing classes in my area and have been learning. So far, I've made pajama pants, a dress, and skirt. Here is the skirt!

It is from a pattern, but I don't have it on me right now since I am at work, but if anyone is interested I can find the pattern and let you know.

It's not the best , but its wearable and I'm happy with one of my first attempts Smiley Smiley

With flash, hanging on my wall:

Without flash, I think this shows the truer colors:

Close up of fabric :

And on...I tried to crop out my messy, messy room as much as possible!  Lips sealed

Thanks for looking!! Any and all comments are appreciated Smiley
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