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1  Baby Bouquet with tutorial in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by simply on: March 07, 2008 03:58:10 PM
My cousin is having her first baby shower, and being the crafty one in the family, I wanted to do something special.  I looked around at diaper cakes and diaper wreaths when I stumbled across a baby bouquet. After much searching I found how to make them, so here is my take at a baby bouquet.



I added 3 board books I found at Target.  She loves frogs, hence the ribbon and box decoration  Smiley


Basic tutorial:

a wooden box
paint
plastic/silk leaves and small flowers
baby clothes (I used all white, 8 socks, 5 onesie's, 3 kimono style shirts)


I painted frogs, her favorite animal
   

and here's how it looks on the box-
     

The back and inside I painted the same color as the frogs.  Then I made my bouquet based off this tutorial:  http://www.marthastewart.com/article/baby-bunch-bouquet


Here's a onesie, a sock, and a shirt



and here's 14 flowers grouped into 9 bunches.


I cut an old shoe box to fit inside the box and poked 9 holes to hold the flowers.
 

Here's how it looks with all the flowers:


To hide the stems, I placed tissue paper around the inside, two sheets, one fluffed up, and one fluffed down.
     


There you go, hope you enjoy!  Cheesy






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2  Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Gallery - Round 9 in The Swap Gallery by simply on: June 04, 2007 08:42:15 AM
I received from Funthreads, Eliea, and Knitting-nyxxie  Smiley


     
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3  Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Gallery - Round 9 in The Swap Gallery by simply on: May 29, 2007 01:43:16 PM
here are the puzzle soaps from AsphaltQueen that I received  Grin



my 4 yr old nephew has already laid claim to the green one  Smiley


thanks AsphaltQueen, they're great!
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4  Re: Sweat shop swap (SSS) round 9! woot! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by simply on: May 11, 2007 11:01:37 AM
would anyone be interested in these crocheted bookmarks?

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5  Re: The Japanese Little Present Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by simply on: February 26, 2007 11:47:07 AM
I recieved from Kitten Wrangler  Smiley


and inside the oragami boxes:

the red and black ones are hair clips, the multi is a pin

closer up of my my favorite one:


closer up of the cushion/pillow cover:


and a closer up of the purse, she embroidered Plum from Chobits  Cheesy :


I love all of it  Grin your embroidery is great Kitten Wrangler, and the kanzashi are amazing, I don't think I could ever make any as small as you did. You're a great partner  Grin
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6  yo ho yo ho, a pirates life for me in Halloween Costumes by simply on: November 02, 2006 06:57:10 AM
I dressed as a pirate wench for halloween this year  Grin

the boots earrings and necklace were bought, the top and vest were simplicity patterns, the skirts were hand drafted. I made the boot cuffs also.  Only thing I regret was not using boning in the vest like it required, and it kept bunching up  Undecided

with my pirate pet, and the lace up back:
   
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7  Re: e-based recipe swap for omnivores in The Swap Gallery by simply on: April 21, 2006 12:06:11 PM
i received mine today from craftgirl-sampson, pics coming!  Cheesy
here they are! here's the front of the book:


and she divided all the different sections with different images:
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8  Re: Butterfly beaded art doll craftalong in Craftalongs by simply on: April 09, 2006 10:42:48 AM
i'm insane, i olny do 2 beads at a time  Tongue

the spiral in mine is just one line of beads and then i kept adding on around it.
i stich mine like this, the loops are where i go in and out of the fabric.


when i finish a 'row' of beads i go back through all of the beads. seems to line them up nicer, and there's no way they're gonna fall off  Cheesy
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9  Re: Butterfly beaded art doll craftalong in Craftalongs by simply on: April 07, 2006 06:40:57 PM
i loved the mermaids, so i decided to give this one a try  Smiley  my favorite color's green, so i'm going to try to do all green for this one.  i went ahead and lightly stuffed the wings, then stitched them shut and stuffed the body fuller like someone suggested.  i guess i'll be the first to post an in progress pic if that's okay  Smiley  i worked on it for most of today.

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10  Re: Greenthumbs Swap in The Swap Gallery by simply on: March 29, 2006 07:40:25 PM
i recieved my package today  Grin  i'll post pics sometime tomorrow!

edit: here they are  Cheesy



4 seed packets, 2 glass magnets, 8 garden magnets, a pair of gloves, garden tools, markers, a garden scrap book, and 3 tulip shaped planters (the yellow one broke  Cry  )

my 3 yr old nephew has laid claim to the garden tools and is especially fond of his new "back scratcher"  lol Roll Eyes

thanks again SonjaBoo!!!
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