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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Yummy Felt Sugar Cookies, with Sprinkles!!! on: February 13, 2008 07:59:05 AM
I made these for my partner's daughter in the Sweet/Yummy Treats Swap.  They look good enough to eat!



In a Valentine's container, with window...


Thanks for looking, have a great day!!!  Tongue
12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Amigurumi Kawaii Cupcake Bear, with a cherry on top! TUTORIAL ADDED/FIXED!!! on: February 13, 2008 07:56:23 AM
I made this for my partner for the Sweet/Yummy Treats swap.  No, it isn't my original idea, but I'm so proud of it, I have to share.

SCROLL DOWN FOR TUTORIAL!!!


http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0007-2.jpg

Thanks for looking!  Wink
13  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / CUTE Valentine's wreath. Cheap and easy!!! on: February 12, 2008 08:29:38 PM
I made this last year, I'm such a slacker at posting projects... Undecided

I bought a bunch of roses at the dollar store, cut the stems off.

I cut a heart out of sturdy cardboard.

Hot glued the roses to the cardboard heart, and added a cute polka dotted ribbon to hang it with.  

Voila!!!  Everyone thinks I bought it until I turn it over and show them the cardboard.   Cheesy


http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0002-2.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0003.jpg
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Zen in my Den and Dining room (Img Heavy!!) on: February 12, 2008 08:13:56 PM
Okay...I'm on a roll showing off my home.  This is the last of them for now, because the other rooms are cute but nothing to brag about.  I would love to paint, but we're renters.... Undecided

Here are my dining room and den...kind of an asian/indian fusion goin on.  A lot of stuff from Target again.  I'm a total Target junkie.  Its nothing special, but its super comfy and warm, I love it.

Sorry for the poor photography.  I suck at it.

Forgive the clutter of toys....I have a two year old.  I kept moving them as I took pictures, but it got tiresome, and my daughter was crying, so I gave up.

My house is always pretty clean, but usually there is a layer of toys covering everything, kinda like a toy store took a dump.

My dining room...


I love this statue...


part of the living room, theres the toy clutter I was talking about, but usually its everywhere!


another view with dining room in back.  the pillows were the first thing I made when I learned to sew, so don't laugh!!


love seat...these are the comfiest couches ever...


wall behind love seat...


another view...


view from the door...my 2 year old is watching blue's clues


fireplace...



shadowbox on wall above love seat...


that's all folks!

15  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Hello Kitty Toddler room!!! (Img Heavy) on: February 12, 2008 07:37:40 PM
So, my daughter is almost 2.  Her room has been like this since before she was born, I just got around to taking pictures of it!  I know its nothing spectacular, just wanted to share.  I want to do more to it, just don't know what, its getting cluttered!

If we weren't renters, I would have like to have painted the walls or a mural or something, but we have to be boring...

So here is her room....that she won't even sleep in!

Her bed...
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0107.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0108.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0106.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0093.jpg

Here is something I painted for her room....I think its kind of dorky, I don't fancy myself a painter, but she likes it, so oh well!!
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0102.jpg

Her dresser, used to be changing table...notice the hello kitty valance on the window...
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0087.jpg

Close up of knobs...
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0094.jpg

Stuff on dresser...
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0097.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0098.jpg

lamp...
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0096.jpg

old shelf I painted for her...we love bunnies too!
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0086.jpg

awwww...Chloe when she was a lil baby...
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0099.jpg

and here is the princess now, eating her cupcake!!
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l202/ChloeVictoriasMama/IMG_0002-1.jpg


What a lucky little girl, to have a room like this, and she won't even sleep in there!!  She wants to sleep with us still (along with our dog and two cats, what a full bed) , our room is totally boring!!!


16  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My YUMMY Red and Pink Kitchen (Cupcake Heavy!!!) on: February 12, 2008 02:55:43 PM
Ok, so this is my first official project post.  I'm mostly a lurker and a swapper.

I have been working on my kitchen for about 6 months now, mostly just collecting things.  It started out red, then 
I started buying dessert stuff (mostly cupcakes), then came the pink.  Red and pink is my favorite color combo (next comes red and aqua!)!  I love my kitchen, it makes me really happy. I can't wait to see what it looks like in another 6 months. The only bad thing about it is, it makes me want to bake, and eat.

I still have a lot of work to do, like collecting more ceramic for the top of the cabinets on the other side.  I also need to do some artwork for the walls, especially the big bare spot above my sink.  I plan on stenciling a quote above the window.  Either "Let them eat cupcakes!" -or- "Life's short, eat dessert first!"  I'm hesitant to do too much, since we are renters... Undecided

There are quite a few pics below, you're pretty much getting the grand tour.

I apologize ahead of time for my poor photography skills, its not really one of my talents.

Comments, criticism, questions, ideas, inspirations, all are welcome!!!

First off, my stove, with all its Target goodies...


a close up...


my lovely toaster oven, cupcake timer, and an amigurumi cupcake I got in a swap (props to kinderposht)...


this whole side of my kitchen, minus the fridge, its to the right...


Hello Kitty waffle iron atop my fridge...


cute lil hand towel on my fridge door, no one is allowed to use it... lol!


to the left of my stove, my fav mug and a small portion of my cookbook collection...


my fav mug again, posing with my yummy oven mitt...


my valance that I made last summer with Robert Kaufman fabric...


fabric detail...


onward to the other side!!!

corner by the window, left of sink...


one of the BEST books ever written...


some cupcake dishcloths...


to the right of the sink, my lovely blender and adorable salt and pepper shakers...


now to the top o' the cabinets!

closest to window...


other side...


close up time!!

Ice cream sundae cookie jar...


Cupcake teapot...


cupcake cookie jar...


cupcake salt and pepper set...(frosting and cup come apart)


antique cake plate and lid...




Well, thats everything!  Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed yourself!  Wink



17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Panda Swap Round 2 (Signups CLOSED) on: February 04, 2008 12:08:51 PM
Swap name: Panda Bear Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: KawaiiHolic
Sign-up date range: 2/4/08-2/14/08
Date to send item by: 10 March 2008

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All Ages! If under 18 please get parental permission.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap: 
For this swap, you will have 3 weeks to send.  We will be crafting 1 Medium and 2 Small items.  if you wish to send more, please discuss with your partner first.  Extras are allowed but are not mandatory.
General Guidelines to sizing:
Medium Item - 1-2 hours
Small Item - an hour or under

These are guidelines only!

Swap Gallery for Panda Swap Round 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=165090.0


Rules of the swap: I am reserving the right to refuse any crafter who has poor communication and/or late send-outs for previous swaps!
-When sending PM's, please include "Panda Swap" in all subjects.
-Please post an update in the forum weekly once partners have been assigned so that I know that you are still with us. 
-DC#'s must be purchased when you ship.  Please send the number to me AND your partner.  Please PM me with "Panda - Shipped" as the subject and copy the message to your partner.  If you will be shipping late, you MUST notify both myself AND your partner.
-When you receive, please PM me with "Panda - Received" as the subject and copy the message to your partner.
-I will set up a gallery once the first person has shipped.  Please post pictures when your package arrives. 


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

What types of things can you make?

What would you like to receive?

Favorite colors:

Clothing size:

Favorite Type of Pandas:
Kawaii (cute, sanrio-ish)/Realistic/Something else:

Do you have any "wishlist" Panda items? (Please include a link if possible, or a really detailed description!)

What would you NOT like to receive?

Do you have any allergies?

Do you have any allergens in your home like pets or smoke?

Do you mind swapping with people who have smoke in their house?

Do you promise that you won't flake?

Please tell your partner anything else you'd like them to know. You can include web links here for inspiration:




IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.



Participant info has been moved to the gallery.


GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230323.msg2506470#msg2506470
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Faux cupcakes on: December 30, 2007 11:30:47 AM
Does anyone know how to make those adorable faux cupcakes they sell everywhere?   I really want to make some for my kitchen, I don't have any clue what they are made out of.
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help! *ADULT* Lip Balm Cozy!!! on: December 12, 2007 05:53:22 PM
I reaaaaaaaaaaalllly want to make these http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174111.0 as Christmas Gifts,

I know it says to use a 3.5 hook and a thin yarn, I don't have either on hand. 

My smallest hook is a 3.75 and my yarn  is just regular red heart brand. 

My question is.....can anyone help me modify the pattern so that I can make them with the larger hook and yarn??

I will be forever grateful!!!!!!!!
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / CANDYBAR DOLL MAKER!!!!!! on: July 05, 2006 12:05:38 PM
Okay, so i'm bored.....and this site http://elouai.com/doll-makers/new-dollmaker.php is flippin SWEEEEETTl.....if you're bored too, why don't you go make a doll of yourself or whatever....and post it here..... YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!   Grin

Here I am:




Isn't my penguin awesome???
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