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141  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I made a little boy on: April 03, 2006 08:59:54 PM
I was asked by my best friend to make a boy doll for her grandson.  I  know  my  faces  leave alot to be desired but I do not have  ANY drawing talent  at all.  any opinions???
142  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 1 yard white cloth, ugly vest, denim jumper RECON=== on: March 27, 2006 06:19:14 PM
OK  so I had one  yard of  plain  white material (Kinda stretchy) and an old denim jumper and this UGLY  way to small on me vest that  was given to me (who knows why it  was for  a  pettite small lady.... which I think I may have been  once LIKE AT BIRTH!!!)   any way here's the vest pic no need for pic of the denim jumper we all know  what that and plain white material look like.



 A  lady ask me to make a set of twin (one boy, one girl dolls)  here is  my old put to new use!!!!
I am so  proud......  she named them JENNY and JODIE



143  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / hair help on: March 23, 2006 05:08:22 PM
I have a cloth doll that is already stuffed.... I  want to  add yarn hair.  What is the best  way?

any one  that  can  give  advice I sure would appreciate it.
144  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / I LIKE IT! but what to do??? on: March 13, 2006 06:47:44 PM
I LIKE IT! but what to do???  witht he  shoulder strap. I  forgot to make it  taper  so the part that lays on the shoulder is 5 1/2 inches wide also like the rest of the bag......  was so excited to make it I got too ahead of myself.   any  suggestions?Huh


145  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / have been a bit busy wanna see on: February 16, 2006 07:32:20 PM
I got a few more purses done and a new web page up sorry I have not been checking all the great work lately.  Here's  what I did.


that was made large  for the lady wanted BIG BUTT  lol


I  loved teh  extra  leg  left  it  looks  really cute  sitting  in the  chair  filled  up.


my  sis  likes  earth tones!
146  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / newbie posting past completes< img heavy> on: January 19, 2006 02:55:45 PM
I am new to craftster  and  had a few things  already made and given away or sold  just wanted to  show you  too....this is the brilliant Idea I had to use my sons old baby clothes..... the old superman zip up jammies I cut out the superman front and sewed it to another piece of material (creating a large pocketed area that now zips shut)  He hides his favorite toy in it.   The  rest is just different clothes he wore from birth to 2 and I used low loft batting and a flannel back. he still sleep with it every night. he's 6 now.

here it is 




this one  is  the first actual Baby blanket I ever made I was so very sad I had promised  it to some one cause I just love how it  turned out.  (and normally I don't  like  how  my stuff  ends up I  just nit pick it to death.



this is  one I made for my hubby.  It is costume made to fit his semi. 


(It was stolen)  so I made him a new one this year. 


here is  one I did for my cousin's 4th child.... she likes  green and they live in the country


    This is my second favorite because I got the material for the front in a thrift shop at 50cents a yard and I cut each  "square out then added batting to each one before placing on the front after stitching them down I added the  high loft batting



here is another I made from that wonderfull place. 




my father makes oak baby cradles and I used to make blankets for him to put in or sell with the cradles. here are a few I made.
this one  was an attempt to duplicate the one I liked so well...  NOT





winnie the pooh



mickey mouse


pooh again


disney babies



bears




I have one more that was the first blanket I ever attempted to make..... learned alot of mistakes there!
This is from my daughters old baby clothes (and first swim suit (tee hee hee)).   she  won't let me take it back apart and fix the backing is really badly placed  but she  just  can't  bear to not have it for that long. well here it  is  anyway. 


thanks for viewing and listening to my  rambles
147  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Hot glue gun challenged? on: January 17, 2006 10:31:51 AM
Hello, I have  noticed on some posts that people are not  friends of the glue gun......  believe me it took someone to show me  a few hints that  helped me love my glue gun too.  So here is a few hints and I hope others add some too that I can pick up on.  But  this may get something   good  started.

first off start playing with a low temp glue gun to get a good rythm.

If you have already gotten a high temp  one  thats  fine..... dollar tree carries all you need to get it right....
I get all my glue sticks  from  the dollar tree.... gotta love that place... any way   back to the  topic.

a seem ripper is great for  holding an item in place while  waiting that few seconds for the glue to set.
a pair of needle nose pliers is good too  or tweezers for  small items.
and a  standard 12 inch (or 6 inch if  you want) ruler

and for those seriously hot glue gun challenged a regular pair of dish washer gloves. yep they protect our beloved fingers suprisingly well.


as far as use of the ruler it is woderful when working with fabric because you can wrap the fabric around the edge of the ruler and tilt the ruler or palce it how ever you need by your bead of glue.


who else has great tips and hints for glue gun use
148  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / need gift idea for brother in law on: January 16, 2006 06:23:54 PM
in law should explain alot.  hard to please.  we live  right next door so I am around him every day adn can not find one pittiful thing he  wants or needs.   His  birthday is in april  and  hes  one   that when he  wants something he goes and buys it..... if  his  wife  doesn't  buy it  for  him first.
 
I suprised him for christmas witha  customised  blanket to fit his bed.   yes that  was a  shock to him.  that I took such time on him.   He likes trains and John deer stuff.  he has everything and then some and wants for nothing.  he  will be 44 or 45 on his birthday.  I   am extremely broke and on very limited budget,  So  in saying that I  will jsut  say  HELP!!!!  nad  thanks in advance I know you all are so creativy  I am bound to get some  plan here.
149  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / new and fun earrings I made on: January 13, 2006 09:18:01 PM
My daughter who is 7  made of of these I made teh other 2 then my brother in-law who makes jewelery for a living  put on the dangley thingy that goes in the ear.



These  glow in the dark (glow greenish)


these we did in yellow, blue, purple, pink and  this orange glows green


these we also did in plain white adn in glow in the dark colors also


these also we did in different  colors many different  colors but this  set  glows also.


they are made with a fusable bead.  really fun
150  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / new here trying to be crafty on: January 13, 2006 11:02:22 AM
well I have made a purse from a place mat that is pretty cool I think.  Now I want to try the blue jean purse but not quite clear on how to add in the lining.   can  anyone  help???

Here is the one I made froma  place mat.   make some using different funky fur like stuff around the top and some using different beads too.
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