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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Barack-o'-Lantern on: October 26, 2008 11:36:54 AM
My husband made us our very own Barack-o'-lantern!
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Baby-o'-Lantern - My little pumpkin on a pumpkin on: October 26, 2008 11:33:21 AM
I can't believe how nicely this turned out and how easy it was:

Here's the original portait:

I converted it to greyscale in photoshop and played with the threshold - here's what came up with (keep in mind, I know very little about photoshop - that's how easy it was)

My husband did the carving - I love it!!!!

Edited to add:  Just to expand on my tute a little bit, we printed out the stencil and taped it to the pumpkin...then we used a really sharp pen to poke throw the paper along the stencil lines and make marks on the pumpkin...then we removed the paper and drew along the dotted line in pen just to make the carving lines stand out more. 
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Adorable Heart Tie-Dye Tee and Spiral Tie-Dye Onsie on: August 23, 2008 05:46:11 PM
I'm so happy w/ how these turned out...I just learned how to tie-dye and made these a few weekends ago:

Heart Tie-Dye Tee for my friend's daughter:

Tie-Dye onesie:

What do you think?
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Cherry Blossom Jewelry Box on: March 05, 2008 09:55:25 AM
Just wanted to show off a jewelry box I painted and decorated w/ sequins in a cherry blossom theme:
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Desperate for help taking out this Bridesmaid dress! on: October 22, 2006 08:51:19 AM
I have a wedding to attend in one week and the bridesmaid dress is too small.  When I went into the store to order it, the lady asked my size and I told her...she never suggested trying it on, as people are telling me now.  Anyway, I do not trust them to do the alterations, and the dress is fitting too tight.  Has anyone here ever taken out a dress before to make it just a little bigger? (half a size to a size) Can anyone suggest where I should start?  It's tightest in the upper part (chest) and also somewhat tight in the tummy area.  The rest is fine.   Do I take the side seams out first and then see what happens?  The sides may be complicated b/c of the ruching...Should I start with the two seams that run down the back?  Or maybe the two seams that run down the front?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!  
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bubble Apron on: October 09, 2006 08:37:40 PM
Ok, here's my attempt at the bubble apron made by Violentviolet for the Suzie Homemaker Swap found here (Thank you Violentviolet for posting the instructions):
instructions: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=121620.msg1211592#msg1211592

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7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Bollywood or India or South Asia swap? on: September 21, 2006 08:51:25 AM
Not that I have the time to organize, but this is something I have been thinking about for a while. 

I love Bollywood and with so much romance, color and drama, there are just many images/motifs and mediums to choose from - painting, papercrafts, textiles, jewelry, etc...  I read somewhere there's a new book on Bollywood crafts and am dying to get my hands on it - that might provide further inspiration.

There are also a lot of things that can be done in the Indian or South Asian theme...what do you guys think?
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pretty Floral Purse on: June 29, 2006 08:59:36 PM
Just wanted to show off my second bag project...its made of home dec. fabric that is not thick, so the bag is not heavy, but it has a starchy quality, so it retains its shape.  Its lined in green leafy cotton and has a pocket and magnetic snap (not pictured)
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / IKEA Textiles Web Magazine on: June 23, 2006 01:13:28 PM
I just ran across the IKEA Textiles Web Magazine and I thought I would post the link.  It has a lot of project ideas and patterns:

10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / How do I make a wedding aisle runner? on: June 12, 2006 11:43:31 AM
I was asked if I would make an aisle runner for a friend's wedding, and I just need a place to start.  I looked online and couldn't find any directions, and I guess my big concern is, what type of cloth is appropriate?  Does it have to be an expensive satin type of material, or is an inexpensive white cotton appropriate?   Does it need to be one continuous piece of fabric, or can I piece it together?  I am just not sure what a wedding runner looks like. 
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