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1  Re: the delicious Good Eats/Alton Brown swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by JenSquared on: August 16, 2008 04:04:26 PM
I got my package a few days ago but have not had a free minute to get the pictures up. My partner was great. See all of the pics below.



AB Quote Bag


AB Recipe Box
Front

Back

Recipes


Chicken Bank


Notepads
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2  Flowergirl Wedding Jewelry in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by JenSquared on: July 08, 2008 11:12:21 PM
I got a call a month or so ago from a frantic bride. She could not find children's jewelry that she liked for her flowergirls. Since I was a bridesmaid...I said I will fix it. She had three flower girls that were quite young and one Jr. Bridesmaid that needed a bracelet and necklace done up in pearls. This is what I came up with.

Flower girl necklaces

close up


Flower girl Bracelets

close up


Jr. Bridesmaid Necklace


Jr. Bridesmaid Bracelet


Thanks for looking.
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3  Re: **Pretty Pincushion Swap gallery** in The Swap Gallery by JenSquared on: July 08, 2008 10:58:16 PM
OK I finally found the gallery duh ...lol OMG what an amazing piece of clay work ,,,,, I was hoping there would be something between that one and mine lol tough act to follow that was my 2nd polymer clay attempt I usually sew but wanted to try something new .... So hence the turtle lol ...that eye is wayyyyyy kewl and I am not  into skulls things but that one is a sweet looking one !!!! cant wait to post mine it was whoa awesome  gonna try the photo bucket thing tonight !!! hugs to all Gertie

Hey there lady,

I have a few pics I took before I sent it. I thought it might be easier for you. I am really glad you liked it.

background info:  She loves purple and bling...and her first name begins with C.

Top of the Pin Cushion



Side of the Pin Cushion. I had this bling ribbon for years waiting for the right project.


Bottom of the Pin Cushion. -  It was a fuzzy fabric to add fun and allow it to slide and not scratch surfaces. I also added beans to the bottom to give it weight.

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4  Office Chair Make Over in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by JenSquared on: July 08, 2008 10:38:09 PM
I got bored with my office chair, so I reupholstered it. I have seen it done, but never done an office chair. It was more complicated than I expected, but I think it still turned out nice. I forgot to take a before picture, but it was just an ugly grey/black basic office chair. I redid it in a fabulous khaki linen weave and the back is a floral that is on a matching chair in my room.

Front


Back


Chair that I wanted it to match..."the very expensive dog chair" that it has become.
 
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5  Army Diaper Bag with Detailed Pictures **IMG Heavy** in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by JenSquared on: July 08, 2008 09:36:22 PM
Let me start with...this is my first diaper bag.

Funky Diaper Bag made from parent's uniforms and patches. I used a ton of pockets from the uniforms, patches, and even one of the waist bands with loops. I used magnet closures to make it easier to open the bag and pockets.



Back of the Diaper Bag - I know my friend would want something she could just detach and take with her into the corner store without having to store it in the bag, so I made up this clutch and it has the ability to snap to the back of the diaper bag. Easy removal and attachment. I put the snaps on both sides of the clutch so it adds a little decorative touch.


Close up off back


Back without clutch


Clutch by itself


Side of diaper bag shows the additional pockets and the ends of the army utility belt we used as the strap. It can be worn like a messanger bag or a regular diaper bag.


Inside of diaper bag showing the waist band sewn around the top so that you can clip things to the loops. It also shows the fun inside lining fabric.


Inside of bag...I applied the iron on vinyl covering to all of the lining and the bottom of the bag


Pocket made to hold the changing pad I made to match


Changing Pad closed - I used the leg of the uniform and kept the pocket for storage. It just slides into the pocket made for it.


This shows the pocket from the changing pad -


Changing Pad partially open -


Pad all the way open -


Thank you for taking the time to look..I know I am a picture hog.
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6  This little piggie went to heaven in Completed Projects by JenSquared on: July 07, 2008 10:02:56 PM
My sister in law has a little boy who she lost not long after his birth. She recently asked me to make something for his grave. The only request, was that it was a pig of some sort. That was her knick name for him. I had no idea what to do, but finally just started playing around with different materials I felt would work well outside. Here is what I came up with. The "K" was for his first name. My little Piggy angel:
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7  Nurse Hat Shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by JenSquared on: July 07, 2008 09:58:01 PM
My partner is a nurse and one of her staff members had a birthday. I get the 11 p.m. the night before, "hey baby, xxxx's birthday is tomorrow, do you have anything we can give her?". The answer, no. Off to work I go, I had this black Shirt I had been wanting to do something with b/c it was too small for me. I decided it would fit her perfect and wanted to do something easy. I came up with this Vintage Nurse's Hat Applique"ish". I have never done one of these before, so once again...this is a first.



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8  Penny the Butterfly in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by JenSquared on: July 07, 2008 09:51:46 PM
A friend came to me with her little adorable puppy "penny" and asked for a costume for the Buda Weiner dog event a few months ago. We talked and I came up with this girlie outfit...
My first attempt at wings, but not too shabby. She kept trying to eat the "antennas" so we had to push those back a bit.




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9  Stripper "uniform" skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by JenSquared on: July 07, 2008 09:39:39 PM
so...what are best friends for if you can't get her to make you a stripper skirt.

My best friend comes to me and tells me that she knows what she wants to give her boyfriend for his birthday and she needs my help. She wants to do the little catholic school girl thing for a fun night in. My part? She needs the outfit. She had the shirt, I had the shoes and stockings, but she needed the skirt. She picked up some plaid fabric and within an hour we had this skirt. I was going to make it Velcro, but realized I was out. We used snaps instead, which I think the pearl snaps add a little touch. Smiley I did not want to spend a lot of time on the skirt, so I just used the salvage edge as the hem on the pleats. I would probably make it a tad shorter. Either way...another one for the books of crazy things we do for our friends.



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10  Vintage Army Themed Nursery ***PIC HEAVY*** in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by JenSquared on: July 07, 2008 01:34:35 AM
One of my best friends is in the reserves and her "baby daddy" is a soldier. This was her first baby and she is a single mother. When we found out that the baby was a boy...we decided to go army. Here is the completed room.


This is the entry into this small room. She specifically wanted this banner that shows that you have a family member in the military. I have never quilted before, so it definately could have been better. We used a real army net above the crib, and a mobile I made out of little army men. The bag on the end of the crib is a real army laundry bag. I guess that is what it is called. The crib was borrowed so we could not paint it.


Close up of the mobile


The room is small so we took off the door and added an army mosquito netting as a door cover that can be pulled down for privacy. The toy chest is an old foot locker that has been painted red on the inside to match the shelves. On the foot locker is the baby bag I made out of both parents old uniforms.


The bumper I made has a camo fabric on the outside, a khaki velvet piping and a sage microfiber inside. It is attached with yellow ribbons (a request from the mother).



The crib blanket I made to go with the bedding. It has several fabrics in the patchwork front and a blue chenille back.


This is the guest bed in the room and it has an army blanket for the coverlet and custom pillows. I made them out of random fabrics I had and leftovers from their uniforms. We found this great poster online and it went with the vintage army feel we were going for. The curtains are also out of the mosquito netting.


Changing table that was an old buffet/random table. It was a friend of ours, so we could only take the doors off, but not paint it. We took out all the random spaces and replaced them with stained crates. Long story on why one was painted. They were suppose to get stencils that said "Ammo" and "MRE" but we never made it there.  There is not a lot of storage in this room, so it was great to have those crates. We hung one small one on the wall to hold the cloth diapers I had given her from my previous baby business.  We also added these great Red Rugs that you can't really see to cover the tile floor.

Random details:

black hawk we found at toys r us.

nightlight made out of camo and the uniform buttons.

Close up of the pillows on the bed

close up of the diaper bag.

Thank you for looking. Comments welcome.

Thank you for your nice comments. The concerns you voiced are actually the ones we spoke about ourselves. The netting has been pulled up out of reach but we liked it better for the pictures. No worries there. The mobile is extremely secure. The mother is very paranoid about that, plus we plan on pulling it up the older he gets or using it in another part of the room. He is about two months old now and likes it for the time being. Funny fact about the mobile: I would not let any of the men hanging down point guns down. They either point up or had their guns cut off. I thought it was bad karma.

Thank you again for your concerns. I apologize for alarming any of you.
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