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71  "If love can't cure it, nurses can" in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by BigBangMomma on: April 24, 2013 06:24:12 PM

My sister in law is graduating (again) expanding her nursing degree to her bachelors in nursing, and her mom is throwing her a  party. So, I thought I'd make her a little something with polymer clay, and this is what I came up with.  My husband, ever so thoughtful "insert sarcasm here," tends to be a perfectionist, so anything crafty he tends to point out the little imperfections first without just looking at the item as a whole (he didn't like the layout of the words, I had to place them that way so it would fit on my space--nursing can be hectic...so can my words I say!)....I'm gonna stop asking him what he thinks! Anyway, I didn't realize until after it baked the "n" in  "can" looks like an "r," but oh well. 

I think I'm going to make it into a magnet. For those of you who work with polymer clay a  lot, I'm wondering, should I use something to reinforce the back (suggestions please?) before I adhere magnets, and what would be the best adhesive?

Thanks for looking, and advice!
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72  Teacher's Gift--Embroidered Schoolhouse Bag in Needlework: Completed Projects by BigBangMomma on: April 22, 2013 01:20:24 PM
I don't know why so many times I put pictures on here they are sideways...so sorry!

I decided  I wanted to do an embroidery for my daughter's 1st grade teacher for her end of year gift, and I came across this cute coloring page.  I used a metallic blue fabric paint for the outline of the school house, and pink fabric paint for the hearts and sliver for the stairs.

I used several stitches. I used the simple backstitch on the school house and the tree bark. I used the rope stitch for the purple, and I used the "v" stitch...ah, whatever it's called for the green around the trees.

I decided to make it into a bag for  her teacher. I had seen on Pinterest a "school supply cake" and decided to make it a bag instead. I decided to use bias tape around the edges of the embroidery so I could just sew it to the outside of the bag.

Close up of my stitching. Thanks for looking.
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73  "No, David" in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by BigBangMomma on: April 16, 2013 02:17:38 PM
My son asked me to make him a David ami from the Caldecott Honor Book "No, David" by David Shannon.   I didn't have a pattern, so I kinda followed an image I found online for shape, and then played around with creating him. This was my first no pattern at all ami I've made, and he loves it.  The picture I'm posting shows my ami next to the book for comparison.

I didn't have any flesh colored yarn in my stash, so I used two different colored white yarns, one acrylic the other cotton.  I know his teeth look really weird on my ami, but I think it turned out pretty good all things considered.

Thanks for looking and sorry he's sideways.
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74  Arm Chair Crochet Hook Holder in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by BigBangMomma on: April 15, 2013 06:08:33 PM
First, I apologize if this in in the wrong category...sewing crafts always get me confused as to where to post!

Last year, I found a tutorial a great tutorial for an arm chair pincushion which I used for a partner in a swap.  That tutorial only had pockets on one side.  After I made that one, I made myself an embroidered one with pockets on both sides.

Recently, I spent some much needed time with my best friend fthoodmiller, and we spent the entire day crocheting. I was telling her about my arm  chair pincushion.  Since she doesn't sew (although she does embroider/x-stitch, so I guess I could have made it a pin cushion--I guess she could pull out some stitches and add some polyfilll if she decided it needed to be a pin cushion) I told her I could make her one for her crochet hooks without the pin cushion part.   

We met as middleschoolers in Alaska, and have both since moved far away, and both of us miss it terribly.  She married an Army man, and because of so, they have moved around. There most recent location, while much closer to me, is not  a great fit for her family and she is even more homesick for a better  place than I am.  I this Alaska girl attitude part was from a shirt my half sister had handed down to my daughter.  I had been saving it for a long time to make a hoop, but decided  she needed it more, so I heat n bonded it to the black fabric from my stash, and then played with the fun stitches on  my machine for the cute border.

The pink polka dot fabric for the pockets came from a dress my daughter outgrew, and was so cute I kept it in my stash for a project.  Nothing better than to use it for her "auntie."  The side above the Alaska girls was a bit wider, so I put more slots there, and decided to just do the one slot on the bottom so she can hold her current hook in that with larger slots for scissors/phone/remote, etc.

I had started the project on my machine, but had to leave to take my son to pre-school, and with no time to come home, I brought the  project with me to finish. I was excited, and I had another package for a swap to mail and wanted to make one trip.

I hadn't liked my previous edging to the pockets, so first  I pulled them out, and then hand sewed back on, and the best part. I hand sewed the whole back piece to the front.

I happened to have this fabric in my stash too, which is perfect, because one of her 5 daughters had requested I used butterfly fabric for this project. I aim to please.

It was a labor of love, and I'm so happy to give this to her.  And, because I was in a hurry to mail it, I don't have pictures of it draped over a chair.  Fthoodmiller, feel free to post some!

Love you, bestie!
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75  Re: Inchies Mania Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by BigBangMomma on: April 15, 2013 01:14:03 PM
I received from jenleahlynn today and I love them! The daisy is from a goodwill find of a girl scout vest (I am my daughter's Daisy leader).  My son loves bald eagles, and this one is so pretty. The large one is a stamp made from polymer clay, but it was over an inch so she sent it as an extra.  I love the polar bears..I recently had that design made as a Kindle Fire cover, and isn't that an adorable Hobbit House?  But, I think my favorite is the church. And wanna know why?  Because she is a great stalker and this is one of the sides of my childhood church in Anchorage!


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76  Re: Inchies Mania Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by BigBangMomma on: April 14, 2013 06:09:37 AM
I received from ilovesnails yesterday, and she chose my Alaska them *yay* and threw in a cute monster for good measure!

My favorite one is  the heart with the 907 (which is the area code for the ENTIRE state of Alaska!)  And I really love the snowflake one. 

Thank you very much ilovesnails!
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77  Re: OTT Swap Secret Pal Round 2 - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by BigBangMomma on: April 08, 2013 01:32:51 PM
Hey all! I received from my very secret pal, no note giving herself away! She's a pretty good stalker, choosing my Big Bang Theory obsession to craft from...and I got something entirely one of a kind unique. Check it out:

But wait, there's more! Sheldon opens up into my own Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock dice game with hand-made dice and everything!

Thank you so much super secret pal!
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78  Re: Inchies Mania Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by BigBangMomma on: April 08, 2013 01:24:16 PM
I received my inchies from bobbysgirl today! She chose my Alaska theme, thank you! I love the Willow Ptarmigan the most. So pretty.

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79  Ickbarr Bigelsteine in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by BigBangMomma on: April 05, 2013 09:39:14 AM
I recently visited with my niece who I hadn't seen in three years and the first thing she asked  me was "Auntie Laura, can you make me an Ickbarr Bigelsteine ami?"  I was like, uhm, who in the heck is Ickbarr Bigelsteine?  The answer to that question is here and my inspiration picture here

I present to you, Ickbarr Bigelsteine

And, posing outside:

I've only made a few ami's before, and they were off patterns. There isn't an Ickbarr tutorial, so I found this as a guide.  I didn't use all of the features,  it is a panda bear, after all,  but it was very similar in shape, and worked great for me.

I used Sugar n Cream cotton thread (my first time using cotton, actually) and a 5.5 crochet hook on everything except for the arms which I went down to the 5.0 hook so they would be a bit thinner.  He measures about 12" I'd say...I haven't actually measured him...

I would have liked for his stitches to be a bit closer together, but I think it stretched a bit as I was stuffing, and I may have over stuffed to get the shape I wanted.  All in all, I am very pleased and he is very creepy-cute...but really the story because he's more creepy than cute!

Thanks for looking!  And again, I don't know why my pictures are always sideways...grrr
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80  Inchies Mania Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by BigBangMomma on: April 02, 2013 06:17:18 AM

Feedback Given

I'm going to list your name and below your name, your partner. I will highlight your partner's name as you send to them and they receive.

1. bobbysgirl
2. jenleahlynn
3. ilovesnails

1. johnson.mom2two
2. rainysunshine789
3. ilovesnails

1. blupaisan
2. mandys_momma
3.  gala_apples

1. Smmarrt
2. jenleahlynn
3. mouseatethekitty

1. blupaisan
2. jeanleahlynn
3 mandys_momma

1. gala_apples
2. rainysunshine789

1. mouseatethekitty
2. KittyHerman

1. blupaisan

1. KittyHerman
2. mouseatethekitty
3. Averia

1. KittyHerman
2. gala_apples
3. johnson.mom2two

1. Smmarrt
2. bobbysgirl

1. johnson.mom2two
2. bobbysgirl
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