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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Crafted Nursery (PIC HEAVY) on: November 24, 2007 07:33:14 PM
I have spent 9 long months working (slowly) on my baby's nursery. We didn't know the sex until a few days ago when we had to have a special US. Well it is a GIRL!! Willow Susan should be gracing us with her presence any time now, so I had to get the room done done done. Nesting instinct here I go! So here are the fruits of my labors Smiley

I started with white walls and an empty room! Don't mind the clutter in some of the pics hehe, I am still cleaning up!

I painted the walls a buttery yellow and put up border in Cathy Heck's "Little Pond" pattern, which the nursery is based on. I covered this hideous lamp, sorry I don't have a before pic, and painted it white. It looked like it belonged in a 1970's basement before!


The dresser came next. It had been mine all my life, and has suffered many paint jobs, but here is before:


and here is after. I hand painted the baby giraffe from the pattern on the top drawer.



I made covers for the changing pad, and some sides for the table as well to keep things from being shoved off the shelves.



this is a close up of the fabric in "Little Pond."


The rocking chair was a bit beat up and got a new cover too.


and here is a close up of the upholstery fabric for the chair and ottoman.


I made a ruffle for above the window, and a bed skirt as well. I only have a photo of the ruffle.


I made a wall hanging out of a piece you are supposed to use to make a blanket. I already purchased the blanket with my bumpers and head board so I thought it would make a nice decoration.


I lastly, finding out it was a girl, made Willow a wall collage of her name. I used some simple wood cut outs and hand painted it. They are stuck up with those nifty 3M peel and stick things!


I hope you like it as much as I do, and I welcome all comments Smiley Ellie
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My baby will not get frostbite. on: October 05, 2007 06:40:28 PM
So after a long 7 month haul of pregnancy and a blanket disaster, I have finaly finished my first knitting project for my baby to be. Simple, yes. Did it only take an hour, yes. But dammit I am proud of them. Especially since I have to start all over on the blanket!

Hat is in progress and booties will come next. They are all minty green 100% Wool. And it was on sale!! Knit on #5 DPNS and a simple crochet chain to keep them together. Enjoy my "work".


3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Mommy To Be Swap? on: April 25, 2007 07:57:40 PM
I would love a mommy to be swap, as I am a mommy to be! Due December 22nd to be exact! Are there any other crafty expectant mommies out there to swap with me?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / clapotis, clapotis... how i hate you so. on: March 14, 2007 10:19:34 PM
does anyone else whom is knitting the dear clapotis want to....

1. break your needles
2. burn your yarn
3. poke out eyes with needles?!

I am just struggling with it's rediculousness.... but alas, it comes along, and i will keep going.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / today i made a bear on: February 15, 2007 12:09:09 PM
I was inspired to make a stuffie for my baby cousin, and Teddy was born! He was knit using this pattern.

http://www.aokcorral.com/projects/how2feb2006.htm

I used size 10 needles and brown cheniell (sp?) yarn. His eyes and muzzel are just some un dyed acrylic.



A close up:


And a but shot!



Not to hard of a knit at all! I am pretty proud of my first stuffie, let me know what you all think!!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / beading fool i am on: January 27, 2007 11:18:53 AM
I have never really made anything substancial in the jewelry dept. but the past few nights I have really gotten into it!

First I have some natural gem stone bracelets.

The black and white are hematite and quartz


the brownish pinkish are unikite and tanzinite.


and a close up


I needed a way to keep in spiritual contact with my friends, so we now all have matching bracelets (B and W).


I made a matching necklace for myself:


Last but not least, for my fiance I made a necklace of unikite, tanzinite, and painted driftwood beads.



and the close up:


I'd love to know what you all think, I am quite proud of them for my first real beading attempts!

Also, if you have any questions about the meaning of the stones (or any other natural stones) feel free to ask Smiley
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / A wallet to match! on: January 27, 2007 11:12:14 AM
I made this cute little wallet to match the bag I made, and just posted about, as well! Thanks to hdoglovesyou and a great tutorial, I came up with a functional and cute little wallet!





Sadly I forgot to take a picture of the outside, but it is the same pink candy stripe fabric Smiley
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first bag! on: January 27, 2007 11:10:07 AM
Well I used buglake's fabulous tutorial for the ShaSha bag, and it is not exacly what it should be, but for my first sewn bag, I like it!

The front is a green and pink pasiley, and the inside is a pink candy like stripe. I used natural stones and a jewelry clasp to make my closure

Fabric Close Up:


Bag:


Loaded Up Inside:


Closure:


I hope you all like it, comments welcome!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / the most heinous thing i have ever created. [pics are large] on: January 18, 2007 12:33:21 PM
I found cheap yarn that was all the baby colours so I thought to myself, "self, make a baby hat for the baby that is on the way." Not only is this my first and successfull attempt at knitting in the round, I thought it would be a really neat gift. I am probably going to still give it to them, just to see if they laugh. It will probably look better on a real baby.

Never knit with all the baby colours.

My model Chunk:


And just...the hat.


10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Vinyl Swap?! on: November 17, 2006 02:08:39 PM
Now, I myself am a crafter of vinyl... no no not bad pleather pants, but Albums. I would love to see what we could create for eachother out of the records in the closet.
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