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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Incire Christmas Tree on: December 14, 2010 08:55:42 AM
My grandma taught me to make these when I was little.  Thanks for the reminder (and a flood of great memories) - I will be sharing this with my daughter when she's old enough to wield scissors!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Scene Wreath on: November 25, 2010 07:37:25 AM
I like the wreath, but I think you've missed your target audience.  IMO, it's too cutesy to be considered 'scene' or 'emo' - it's something I would buy to hang in my toddler's room.

Perhaps adding more black fabric, lace, metal findings, zippers?, grommet tape, studs, etc would help.  Maybe reconsider your color scheme too - black and red/maroon, or black and purple might be more appropriate for the audience?

Just my opinion!
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Xbox Birthday cake (pic fatty) on: August 13, 2009 06:59:05 PM
Awesome!  I might have to steal this idea, if I have time.
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Question for moms who crafted during pregnancy on: March 20, 2009 06:09:32 PM
I did a lot of crafting to save money (college student, baby was a surprise).  Because I wasn't enrolled in classes this year, I found myself with a lot of time for crafting.  I picked up all the baby furniture secondhand and fixed/refinished it.  I also made a crib bedding set, extra fitted sheets, a few baby blankets/quilts, changing pad covers, pre-made a bunch of scrapbook pages (just need to add photos and dates), picture frames, wall letters and other small decorations, etc.  I found myself crafting a lot just to pass the time (I was never one to just sit still, and couldn't find a suitable job).

I would agree with the others who said to skip the baby blankets - I had made a few different ones, and then received an unreal amount at my baby shower.  Of all the crafting I did, I think the scrapbooking pages were the best use of my time - I would have [eventually] made a scrapbook anyway, but getting a head start will really make it easy to make sure all the details of her first days/weeks will be captured before I forget them.

Congratulations!  I'm overdue and wish I could think of some other crafty things to do while I wait.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Baby room for DD! on: March 20, 2009 05:44:17 PM
I love what you did with her room!  We're renting a campus apartment (college students, surprise baby lol), so no painting for us.  Would you mind sharing where you found the rug?  I'd like to find some cheaper, non-permanent items to make her room look a little more girly, but as we live in the the UP of Michigan, we're basically limited to Walmart and shopping online.

Congratulations on motherhood!  I'm overdue and the anticipation is killing me.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Evelyn's Nursery [IMG HVY] on: February 18, 2009 06:27:38 PM
I love the fabrics you used for the wall hangings.  Did you make the bedding too?  The bumper on the outside of the crib is a cute idea, too!  I'm surprised they are still included with crib sets after all the hype about them elevating the risk of SIDS.

I'm due on St. Patty's Day, but am hoping she comes a bit sooner.  I'm anxious to meet my little girl!
7  COOKING / Dessert / Re: favourite band cake on: February 01, 2009 03:43:18 AM
I too recognized him immediately, great job!
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Etched Beer Mugs w/ IMGs. Little bit of bad language :0 on: January 29, 2009 07:23:20 PM
I just etched a few beer mugs last week, and am planning to do one with the Kool-Aid guys face because the boy recently rediscovered his love of Kool-Aid. 

I picked up a bunch of big beer mugs for a buck a piece at Family Dollar.  I also used scrapbooking stickers and masking tape on mine (I'm hesitant to test the paint method as I'm almost out of Armour Etch and the nearest craft store is an hour away), and only had one spot on the bottom where the etched line was not clean.  It seems to help if you apply the cream from the tape towards the center (top to bottom at top of square, bottom up at the bottom and meet in the middle), that way you aren't pushing the etching cream under the tape.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Appliqued Onesies on: December 14, 2008 05:30:30 PM
The onsies are so cute!  I've been thinking of making similar ones for myself but already have a ton (read: more than I'll ever need) of adorable hand-me-downs from a cousin who works at a Carter's store.

I definitely know what you mean about the gender!  I'm due on St. Patty's Day and was bummed when they weren't able to tell the gender at my 20 week ultrasound, and enraged when I found out my doctor wouldn't do another ultrasound - I had already started some crafting and needed to know appropriate colors to finish my projects.  Last week (at 26 weeks), I braved a 2.5 hour drive in a blizzard to have a 3D ultrasound at a business that specializes in it, and found out it's definitely a girl!  I've since crafted a crib set and nursery accessories (still working on the dust ruffle/skirt) and have pre-made a few scrapbook pages that I'll just need to add photos too.
10  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: It will be a hard Christmas for some on: December 02, 2008 05:53:53 PM
My dad died in late September (at only 45 years old, after beating cancer a doctor gave him the wrong medicine and killed him), and the first Christmas without him is sure to be tough.  I think I may make a similar stocking to give to my mom.  Thanks for the idea and I hope you find some joy in the upcoming holidays.
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