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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / My family breeds like rabbits- Suggestions needed on: November 20, 2007 01:45:49 PM
ok .. i need suggestions so maybe ya'll can help! I used Code names on my friends because some of  them are on craftster and don't know I am too!

Suga' Plum: a redone barbie to look like the WItch from Wicked/OZ

Volcanic Ash: a Redone Barie to look like a look like a Maniac Fan from our College

Mikey: Something Harry Potter of Pirates of the Carribean?

Solja boi:  He's in the Guard. Business/Criminal Justice, looooves Metalllica...Maybe a James Hetfield plushie? ...nah


Mom- No idea!

Dad- a handmade frame that looks like a bandana with the pic of us from the Willie nelson/Meryl Haggard concert which was his fathers day , bday, and christmas presnt for the next 3 yrs lol

Charlotte ( Sis) - Tulle pot scrubbers, buying her a really nice top for job interviews...shes a single 2 job working mom/grandma and never has $ for herself

Kevin ( Bro)- I bought on clearance this summer a rifle shaped lighter ( thats his bday gift since it's 12/26) ANy gift ideas for a 35 yr old hunter?

Darla ( SIL) Pot Scrubbers, soap in fabric bags ( no slip!) and dish soap aprons ...maybe chocolate spoons

Cheyenne( niece 12)- no clue. She's a Sport girl I was a bookwork...any sugestions? Maybe a Scuoodie?

Dianne ( niece 4)-  Redone Barbie and matching outfit.

Wyatt ( Nephew 5 weeks ) - Tiny Taggie

Carol ( Sis)- Dish soap Apron, Pot Scrubbies, something nurse themed? She just became a RN

Kenny( BIL) - New addition to the Family. Loves Marshall University. Thats about All I know.

AShlie ( niece 15) - a little immature for her age. Boy crazy. Thinks she's very "Urban and Gangsta". No idea. SCoodie?

Alison ( niece 4) - Redone Barbie with Outfit

Shelby Lynn( Great-niece  15 months)- larger snugglie style taggie and a sock doll.

Christopher ( great-nephew born 11/19/07) Tiny Taggie

Tiffany ( Niece 20, Shelby's Mom)  Scoodie, pot scrubbies

Kahla- ( niece 17, Chris' mom) -  handmade purse/diaper bag.

I am a broke College student who is trying to use up her crafting clutter for christmas ( I am also in  Intro to Costuming and have plenty of acess to sewing machines * I have one in my dorm* and have decent skills)
12  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Formal Dress for a 14/16 B cup Newbie steamstress. on: January 30, 2007 10:30:45 AM
The university I go to is hosting a formal "Monte Carlo Night" for all students. I'm so excited. Formals are usually only for Frats/Soroc. and I am very Anti-Greek ( No offence! to the sisters and brother out there). Finally a chance to dress up and look elegant. I'm a 24 yr old undergrad so my last formal ( aka prom) was in 2001. I'm down a couple dress sizes since then ( I was a 22) and haven't bought a dress like that since.

I want to make one that flatters and is one of a kind. I bought some beautiful fabric at walmart, It's silvery-grey satin with a large flur-de-lu type print spaced about 6 inches apart.

If anyone knows of an easy elegant pattern or has any suggestions....I appreciate it all. FYI The formal is in april.

I'd prefer a fitted tapered bodice ( maybe even a corset like top as long as it didnt smash my boobs i only wear a B) and a diagonal hemline.

13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts / I Love my Mommy! on: January 10, 2007 08:02:59 PM
So today I go to the front desk of my dorm to pick up my textbooks my mother has sent me...I start pulling out my Criminal justice books, Algebra, english etc...then I see it " The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts " !!! On the inside there was a post-it from my mom. " Honey, I saw this on your wishlist when i ordered your books...I figured you needed a happy surprise. Love you.

14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Worn out( much loved) jeans to Cozy Bollster Pillows + 1st tute on: August 10, 2006 11:08:12 PM
I had these incredible jeans that fit me just right in all the right places. Sadly in the matter of a few weeks holes developed in the belly ( near the zipper) , the belt loops tore off leaving holes and the crouch ripped when i bend over. :-( But there was hope in the form a bollster pillow!

First I cut off the legg just below the pocket ( The pillow will not be perfectlt striaght since my jeans were boot cut)

then on the end I sewed thru some slighty gathers , then stitched striaght across to close the leg,

repeated on other end, then cut a small hole in the seam . Turned inside out and stuffed

Heres the end pre-stuffing

stitched the hole close and Voila!

Here They are ( along with a few other of my pillows ...such a kick i've been on lately)
They're Comfy and can double as a neck or knee pillow too!

15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tater bin to Bookcase *saved from the firewood pile* on: August 10, 2006 05:41:46 PM
My dad was going to burn this crappy Potato bin I made in woodshop b/c it was just taking up space in our garage.... BuT I SAVED it lol A coat of crafty paint and tearing off the door and lid and Voila! A bookcase for the Dorm Hope you like

16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Blue Skirt ( 5 min ) 1st clothing ever made IMG FIXED ( Hopefully) on: August 10, 2006 04:58:08 PM
So i had some gorgeous fabris laying around that I fell in love with ( and bought)  when I had money and no machine...Now I have a machine and no job lol so i made a skirt . Comment away ...but be gentle it was my 1st ! Ignore my chunky legs and Messy Room

Close Up of fabric

17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Felt Food *1st project post* with Pics *IMG FIXED* on: August 10, 2006 04:35:49 PM
I've been inspired after seeing all the wonderful stuff posted here   So here goes ( i hope the pic thingie works)
I'm making my nieces a ton of these things for xmas ....Currently workin g on apple slice and strawberries

Comments appreciated

18  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Broke College Girls Guide to Spa Treatments ( and othe homemade cheapie goodies) on: August 08, 2006 03:03:23 PM
I have some recipes I use ( and love!) that are A) CRAFTY! , B) Cheap and C) Work really well, So I thought I'd pass them on.

WARNING: These work well for me , I would test a small amount on my arm/wrist if you have sensitive skin etc yadda yadda

Impurity removing Scrub

in a small dish/jar/ziploc baggie

add a 1/4 cup of epson salt
then add enough of your fav Mositurizer to make it pastey

Rub on face , Let dry , wipe off , TADA Great skin!

Alternative : use 6-8 uncoated asprins ( crushed) instead of Epson salt for glowing skin

Pore Strip type Mask  EDUT: I feel stupid didnt see this was already posted . Duh'O!

1 tsp unflavored gelatin
1-1/2 tsp milk

Microwave the gelatin and milk  for 10-15 seconds. Apply to your face. wait 10-15 minutes, then peel if off. The mask will remove the pore gunk like the $$ strips!

Sugar Scrub

In a jar ( I use a zippered ziploc) mix 2cups of sugar ( white or brown , anything but powered) with 1cup of baby oil . Kneed bag until well mixed , Scrub over body then rinse. :-)

Hope ya'll like these
19  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / pattern for crib bumpers or sheet set on: July 27, 2006 05:02:23 PM
I ( as the unemployed Sad Crafty Great-Aunt to be who owns a sewing machine) was choosen to make the crib sheets and bumpers and "if i didn't mind" a baby comforter for my nieces baby. I dont mind but I have no clue? Patterns? Ideas? Suggestions? Shes going with pale yellow and rubber ducks and I thoght if i could find some fabric with bubbles and/or soap on it it would make a cute bumper/blanket pattern.

Please help if ya can

Thanky Thanky
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Lobster gift ( not print or fabric) on: July 12, 2006 07:28:07 PM
Ok My good friend has a birthday coming up in about a month and I want to make him something Lobster themed( He has this theory that lobsters can talk and are going to take over the world in a giant Coup * we're weird college students dont ask*)

Here lies the rub

Mike is very visually impaired *legally blind has cane etc*, I know he has some very limited sight b/c i have  seen him hold things on top of his glasses to read them , but I need to make something more tactile .


I cant knit or crochet
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