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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Auntie Floozy's Fiesta on Wheels on: July 16, 2013 07:05:36 PM
It's a bit crusty, but I thought it would be a fun project. Some before pics
Sorry, I'm a bit rusty on uploading pics!
2  MASTER CRAFTSTERS / Elmer's Products / Tiny Spring Book - featuring Elmer's products on: April 16, 2012 09:46:34 AM
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Tiny Spring Book - featuring Elmer's products

A tiny little book in springtime colors. This project is a workout for any adhesive and Elmer's glue came through with flying colors! I like the texture of the glue pen glue. It didn't penetrate through the end papers, but grabbed well and dried nicely!

3  MASTER CRAFTSTERS / Elmer's Products / Jacob's Ladder - featuring Elmer's products on: April 16, 2012 09:44:48 AM
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Jacob's Ladder - featuring Elmer's products

I thought I'd like to tackle a Jacob's ladder. I am happy to report they are no where near as complicated as they look! Well, at least crafting them is easy, getting them to fold up is another story! Cheesy

I found the running dots were fabulous to tack down the ribbons and the paper that covers the ribbon ends.

I used a handmade paper that had almost a fabric feel to it.

Fin! I think the next one I do will be a series of linked ATCs.
4  MASTER CRAFTSTERS / Elmer's Products / Embellished Gift Bags - featuring Elmer's products on: April 16, 2012 09:43:56 AM
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Embellished Gift Bags - featuring Elmer's products

I do love to run with scissors. Ok, not really, but ya gotta chop up some paper in the next project, and these are the tools to do it with!

Below is the cutting mat, X-ACTO knife, short scissors and the guillotine paper cutter. I was fiddling around with the paper cutter and discovered that it has a storage compartment under the top surface. This is a great idea, especially since this size cutter is a perfect size to keep on your work surface and you can corral all your sharp tools in one area. I absolutely love the pink color scheme of these tools. I'm always misplacing my scissors, but these are easy to find (and pretty)!

I had some bags from my LQS (Local Quilt Shop) that were much too pretty to carry lunch to work, so I wanted to repurpose them into gift bags. There is a fabulous template for pinwheels over here: (http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/links/FlowerPinwheel.html)

The paper cutter came in handy to trim down the two-sided card stock.

I used map tacks and the cutting mat to stabilize the template against the card stock, and the X-ACTO knife to cut the pattern twice for each pinwheel.

A brad secures each blade in the center.

The large glue dots made attaching the pinwheel to the bag a snap!

Of course, that was my last piece of two-sided paper. (How does that happen!!?) So, using the masking tape Elmer's sent, I crafted my own!! I ran the patterned masking tape in a random, pleasing way across a piece of plain card stock, and burnished it down with a bone folder to make sure there weren't any air bubbles.

Pinwheel number two!

To add a little fun to the top of the bag I used the paper cutter to make a fringe and crinkled it up. I used the glue pen to attach it to the inside of the bag.

5  MASTER CRAFTSTERS / Elmer's Products / When Pigs Fly - featuring Elmer's products on: April 16, 2012 09:42:22 AM
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When Pigs Fly - featuring Elmer's products

I was inspired by several of Rackycoo's recent elephant projects and a line of paper by Graphic 45 to create this little flying piggy.

I started with a plain paper rhombus-shaped box from Michael's. It originally had a round ball on the cover, which when removed left a hole perfect for anchoring the dowel.  The box is covered in scrapbook paper using an Elmer's glue dot runner. I trimmed the paper to fit using an X-ACTO knife and inked the edges using Elmer's Paint Pens. The clock face is from Tim Holtz, and a ribbon band with a vintage pearl buckle complete the box decoration.

The piggy is paper mache (purchased from Michael's) and painted a copper color. The wings were attached by cutting a slit into the paper mache pig and securing with Elmer's glue. The dowel was secured in the same manner.

The box opens so you can add treats or a special note if you like.

Our aviator friend has a nest to land in.  I glued the dowel into the hole from the original handle, then created a hole in the nest with the X-ACTO knife to thread the nest down the dowel and secured it to the box lid with Elmer's glue. The nesting material is random bits of sparkly fibers lightly needled together.

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Quilted Spring Tote from left-overs on: April 08, 2012 09:08:49 AM
This was created whilst on a sangria-fueled quilt retreat. I used the left-overs from a quilt top made from a Good Fortune jelly roll and yardage from Moda.

The pocket runs around the outside of the bag, and I quilted it to add a bit of stiffness. It ended up a bit taller than I planned, so I think it will be used to tote my yoga mat.

C & C welcomed and appreciated.
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Bergamot & Grapefruit on: March 09, 2012 08:01:56 PM
Hi! I'm a complete newb in this area, but I love the scent of Bergamot & Grapefruit and would like to try to make a simple melt & pour soap.

Can anyone suggest a source for these scents?

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pincushion Swap on: February 05, 2012 03:48:46 PM
Is anyone interested in a pin cushion swap?

9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Felted Slippers on: January 24, 2012 05:46:49 PM
This is a little bit of recycling, felting and kids footware.
I made slippers from felted wool sweaters for my nieces for Christmas this year. The pattern is free from HellomynameisHeather. http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/Booties.html

I added holly leaves cut from felt, buttons and some pre-cut felt snowflakes to jazz them up a bit.

This pair is for the walker. The soles are cut from the wrist of the sweater. The sweater was a hoodie, so I snipped the hood cord and used it for a loop to help make them easier to pull on.
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Elk Quilt, part two on: January 06, 2012 07:28:25 PM
Somehow I ended up with a lot of Elk-lovin-men-folk in my life. The quilt below was a Christmas gift.
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