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1  Re: The Crazy for Mental Wellness Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by aytchjay on: August 16, 2008 04:28:38 PM
Megan, I finally got it! Then I fell asleep. So the mail doesn't really come after 6pm!

Let me tell you something: I love love love LOVE, and I'd like to just tackle you to the ground and plant one on you!  Cheesy I'm off to take pictures. If you have some goods ones from before you sent, go ahead and post them. If not, sit back and get ready to scoff at my photography skills!


Okay! Get ready for lots of pictures! [EDIT: the doll is longer and skinnier. I don't know *what* photobucket is doing to her.]

First, the doll:

I named her Dali. It sounds like Dolly, and there's hardly been a crazier genius than Salvador Dali.

Here she is getting comfy on my couch:

Forgive photobucket its refusal to rotate my pictures. She's actually sitting up.

Yes, she has adorable, removable shoes:

Not sure why I put MY feet in the picture as well.  Roll Eyes

Do you see the fabrics?

Yup. Polka dots, sock monkeys, cuteness!

Here's the hand-made journal!

More spots!

Inside! Built in bookmark!

Ribbon covered headbands!

Green and brown, my favorite colors!

Red and yellow! The colors of my university, Iowa State!

The mysterious little drawstring bag:

What's that fabric?

Owwwwwwwwls!  Cheesy

Here's my tricked-out pill box!

Isn't it awesome?


The envelope-like package it was in was also adorable. There were pretty buttons glued all over it, but I forgot to take a picture. Maybe I'll add one later.

Megan, you are the greatest swap partner! I'm so glad I got to exchange with you!   Kiss
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2  My Christmas Beagle! in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by aytchjay on: January 17, 2008 12:11:24 PM
This is my baby, Lucy, showing off her favorite holiday outfit!


Santa, what big ears you have!

Better stop taking pictures... Someone's being a grumpy grinch...

I used a McCall's pattern, by the way. The red is nice and stretchy to accomodate this "small-medium" dog's generous mid-section.  Cheesy
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3  Re: Instant Fabric Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by aytchjay on: November 27, 2006 01:58:48 PM
yay, I finally received from Cumber today! Sorry it took so long-- she sent the package out on time; I was just at my parents' home for the week, so I didn't get it until today. But it sure brightened my Monday.  Grin

Here are a couple of pictures that don't do this lovely fabric collection justice:

The haul!

A few favorites!

Thank you, cumber!!  Cheesy
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4  Re: I <3 Nancy Drew in Stenciling: Completed Projects by aytchjay on: October 11, 2006 04:45:41 AM
Thank you guys!!!  Cheesy

Here is the stencil!

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5  I <3 Nancy Drew in Stenciling: Completed Projects by aytchjay on: October 08, 2006 06:00:20 AM
[EDITED to fix link]

I always loved Nancy Drew books growing up, but had sortof forgotten about them... That is, until I found out my friend is a collector of sorts. I just had to make her this t shirt:

[SECOND EDIT: The spots outside the stencil are not paint, they're just adhesive, so they'll come off... ]

It came out better than I had hoped, although it took about 10 million layers of the white paint to cover the blue shirt sufficiently. Think she'll like it?

For this stencil, I cut it out of a plastic transparency sheet. It worked just great; it peeled off easily and without tearing. Since it was still in pristine condition, I made myself one as well. Mine is a red shirt with Nancy in black.

What do you think? Will my friend like it? I'm mailing it out to her sometime in the next few days.  Smiley
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6  hula monster! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by aytchjay on: August 06, 2006 06:32:46 PM
Pretty straightforward.  Cheesy

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7  Tutu Cute! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by aytchjay on: June 04, 2006 06:48:58 AM
Here's the latest monster I've made... Removable tutu and all! Oh, but keep in mind that I forgot to add the pointy teeth before this picture.. and I already gave her away. So imagine a couple of pointy teeth, if you will.  Wink

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8  Blue bed sheet + salvation army shirt =clickety click in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by aytchjay on: March 25, 2006 02:42:52 PM
groan, another circle skirt, but wait.

It seems like most of the circle skirts on here are knee-length or above. I decided to try it just a liiiiittle longer. I like the results, hopefully you will too:

I still have to hem it... but... I don't wanna take it off!  *twirl* Grin
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9  Long-time lurker coming out of the closet (pic HEAVY) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by aytchjay on: February 16, 2006 05:48:58 PM
Hello, Craftsters! I've been lurking here for at least a year, but this is my first real post. Be gentle. I've been sewing for less than a year.  Okay, let's get to it.

This is one of my first monsters. He's made of denim, with button eyes, felt teeth, and a heart applique:

Here's another shot of him:

Here's a second monster, in the same style. He's made of a night gown with some pretty buttons glued on:

A hat made from the same material:

Little felt Voodoo doll. Pins included:

Here is a stuffed toaster I made for my mom.  She collects toasters:


These were inspired by the converse-to-ballet-flats thread from a while back. Pretty simple, I just cut the high tops, stitched on some bias tape, punched a couple extra holes, and laced them with some ribbon. 

(Actually, I'm now wearing them with some black and white checkered laces I found at Wal-mart)

Here's a Stewie doll I made for a friend. He looks a little off, and I added eyelids to him after this photo was taken-- that made him look better.

Here's an Elvis bag I made for my mom (she's a big fan)... the inside is shiny gold, of course!:

Finally, here's what I made today. It's a scarf made of the softest green fake fur in the world, and it's for a friend of mine.  All I did was sew it into a tube (inside out), stitch one end shut, half the other end shut, stitched down it's length, then turned it right side out and handstitched shut. I think it turned our really nice!:

whew. Comments?

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