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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby sleep sack from fleece pullover and pajama pants on: October 23, 2012 01:39:46 PM
I have a one month old baby boy and I just realized he only has one sleep sack, since it is getting pretty cold here I made him another one so I can have one to use while the other one is being washed. I used an old fleece pullover and a pair of fleece pajama pants that my dad had made for my hubby but they are too small for him and too big for me. I just traced the outline of the sleeper we had with a Bic marker on the wrong side of the fabric. I also had the zipper that I kept from an old small bag I threw out. It took me about 3 hours this afternoon as I had 3 other boys running around the house and my hubby was out running errands.

The shirt

The pants

Action shot!


Of course shortly after this photo was taken it's in the wash already!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Altoid tin to mini first aid kit for my purse on: April 12, 2012 05:28:36 AM
With some scrap scrapbook paper, glue and ribbon I made this mini first aid kit for my purse for my boys. Found plenty of inspiration on Pinterest!


3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / My painted walmart shoes- NBC Jack and Sally on: November 05, 2010 08:38:13 PM
These were plain white canvas shoes. I love all of the painted shoes on here and wanted to try to paint a pair. I used some markers I had laying around the house. I am happy with how they turned out, but I am afraid to wear them because I don't want them to bleed, how do I seal them?


4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Stenciled shirts on: August 20, 2010 10:40:21 PM
It's been a long time since I've done any crafting and an even longer time since I've posted anything. But this week I stenciled my soon to be 3rd grader a couple of shirts for school. I also made one for my 3 year old. I let him choose the stencils and the shirts and used the freezer paper method. This is the first time I've done fabric stenciling. I think I am in love with this and am going to have to make some more for all of us, I even bought a onesie for my November baby. Ok, enough talking here they are:
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / first stuffies (bears) on: June 28, 2008 07:46:21 PM
This is my first time making any kind of toy/stuffed animal/doll/etc. I found this pattern in a book from the library called Sew It Tonight, Give It Tomorrow: 50 Fast, Fun and Fabuous Gifts to Make In an Evening. I had a pair or sweat pants that "shrank in the wash", so I used the material for these bears. I made one for each of my boys, I didn't really follow the seam allowance too well and they came out kind of wonky and you can see the thread in the neck of one of the bears, but I am proud of myself and the boys love them. The book said to enter through that spot to make the nose and you are supposed to tie a ribbon around the neck to hide the knot maybe I can make them a scarf or tie later? My 6 year old helped me make his and chose the buttons for the eyes. Anyway, here they are.

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / denim curtains (with pockets) on: June 26, 2008 12:46:33 PM
I've been needing curtains for my baby's room for a long time but could never find any that: I liked, kept out enough light, and were boyish enough for him. I like the look of denim and thought that pockets would be good to display some of his stuffed animals he never plays with. I decided to piece together some jeans and pockets into curtains.  We strung them up on heavy duty wire as they are pretty heavy and this way if they do come down from him tugging on them there's nothing heavy to come down on top of him. I'm not sure how I like them, they do keep out plenty of light for nap time and his little toys fit perfectly into the pockets; at the very least if (or when) I decide to take them down all I need to do is add a backing and quilt them! I just realized that I didn't give credit to my dad for helping me make these. He came to visit and as soon as I told him my idea, he got to work and finished one of the panels for me. Thanks dad!

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / another tshirt quilt on: March 25, 2008 09:12:51 PM
 I know there are like a million of these on here, but they are so fun and great to make for gifts. I made this quilt for my DH out of his old tshirts and lined it with fleece, this is my first tshirt quilt (only my 2nd quilt ever). Some of the shirts are really worn but he wouldn't stop wearing them, so I took them and made him this quilt. It's so warm and comfy that I want to make one for myself, but I owe DS (who's 6) one first and I already have other requests from friends and family!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pattern link for plastic bag dispenser from crochet dude on: January 15, 2008 07:39:36 PM
I got tired of having my plastic bags floating all over my house. I found this pattern for a plastic bag dispenser that was actually pretty easy to follow. I used leftover green yarn.
http://crochet.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=crochet&cdn=hobbies&tm=16&f=21&su=p445.92.150.ip_&tt=3&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//thecrochetdudepatterns.blogspot.com/2005/05/grocery-bag-dispenser.html
Mine did not come out quite the same, I didn't make as many rows and I stuffed it full of bags as soon as I was done. It serves it's purpose and it doesn't look too bad.

Making this made me realize how many bags we have and it's actually quite shameful! At least we're reusing them. I need to make some reusable shopping bags soon, then I need to figure out how to get my hubby to use them since he does most of the shopping.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / book cover for work on: January 12, 2008 10:53:59 PM
 I was on vacation for about a week and finally had the time to make some things, I just haven't had the time to be online much. My very first pair of acu's have finally been officially worn out, I've sewn and stapled the velcro on several times and I just can't get away with it any more. I get my notebooks from work for my notes and they get pretty beat up, I never have a pen in the morning and I just hate the way they look. I took my acu top and made this, so now I have a clean looking notebook, with a pen, and I can put some of my extra patches and tags on just in case. I used a piece of the back, a pocket from my sleeve, the pen pocket from my sleeve and part of the cuff from the same sleeve :



So now I don't have to carry this around:
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / beanie and ipod cozy on: January 12, 2008 07:09:31 PM
Here's some things I've made lately. I'm fairly new to crocheting so I'm pretty proud of these. I made my son this beanie from a pattern I found online using single crochet stitch from the yarn my son picked out a while back, I made him a scarf out of this yarn for his birthday.

I also made this cozy for my husband's nano, he likes to use it while he works around the house but he would keep it in his pocket and it just didn't work too well that way so I came up with this on my own after reading some instructions for other type cozies.

 This is all from the same skein of yarn.
Comments, advice, etc is appreciated since I am pretty much trying to teach myself from the web. Thanks!
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