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31  Re: Criss-Cross-Coasters. in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Skrabadoo on: December 20, 2006 07:55:35 AM
I made some for my boyfriend's aunt.  They were so fun I'm addicted.  I also made a fabric box/bowl to put them in.  





I love that allsorts webpage...
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32  Easy last minute gifts (with tut) (complete w/ photos) in Winter Holidays by Skrabadoo on: December 20, 2006 07:52:51 AM
We have all these people that we usually give gifts to but we just bought a house and we are a bit broke.  My uncle gave me this idea and it was really easy to do and not too expensive (about $10.00 Cdn each)

Glass block presents






Tutorial:

Go to Home Depot (or similar store) and buy the largest glass drill bit they have (a half and inch and about $15.00)
Go to a store that has glass blocks (mine was a local masonry store and they were $7.00 each)
Go to a store that sells wide wire ribbon (or use some you have)
Buy a small string of white lights on a white cord that only has one plug (they are about $2.00 each)
Take stuff home
Place glass block in cold water (used a laundry tub), slowly drill a hole in the back of block to one side with the drill (and drill bit) lubricate with water so it doesn't get hot
Let block dry
Shove Christmas lights in hole letting plug dangle out
Tie on a ribbon

Voila you are done.

We didn't even break one block and we made 4 in about an hour.  It was fun being crafty with my boyfriend too.  Wink

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33  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery - December 2006 in The Swap Gallery by Skrabadoo on: December 01, 2006 06:03:41 AM
Ses and I did a personal swap.  I think I got the better part of the deal.  She sent me this gorgeous bracelet...



...that makes the coolest sound when you wear it.  She also sent me an equally beautiful necklace and earring set that I will post a picture of later when I've had a chance to shower.  I can't forget the yummy chocolate bar that I gobbled up in about 3 seconds then proceeded to feel guilty so I had to go for a run.

Thank you Ses, you totally rock!!
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34  Re: Little visitor swap #5 gallery in The Swap Gallery by Skrabadoo on: December 01, 2006 05:57:47 AM
Mort arrived safe and sound this morning all the way from the west coast!  He was very excited to see the house decorated for Christmas and he climbed up the tree before I could stop him.  I think it was a mix of being a bit nervous, overtired and hyper on sugar after his long journey.  



I was able to coax him down but then he saw the little green sequin trees



He is going to fit right in here.  We are so glad he came to visit.
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35  Re: my sister's crafted Christmas present (pic heavy!) in Winter Holidays by Skrabadoo on: November 18, 2006 02:18:49 PM


Here is another one of those box/bowl thingies.  I made it out of gingerbread fabric and made 6 gingerbread ornaments to go in it.  
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36  Christmas placemats, apron & box (complete w/ photos) in Winter Holidays by Skrabadoo on: November 18, 2006 11:16:40 AM
Being broke I decided to make most of my gifts this year.  My sister wanted placemats and an apron in "not cutesy" Christmas fabric.  This stuff was on sale so I bought it.

I made 8 placemats, 4 have green fabric on the back, 4 have red fabric


Here is her very basic Christmas apron


I had some fabric left over so I made her a Christmas box thingy.  I have mine filled with baby oranges (mandarins)
Here is is flat

Here it is with the ribbons tied up


I used the Simplicity Christmas club pattern for the box.

Thanks for looking
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37  Re: THE BIG WINTER HOLIDAY GIFT THREAD!!!! in Winter Holidays by Skrabadoo on: November 18, 2006 11:03:32 AM
I made this for my cousin for Christmas.  There are 6 felt gingerbread men ornaments (one with the head bitten into thanks to an idea seen here on Craftster) in a fabric bowl that I had a pattern for.  The bowl was so easy to do that I'm annoyed I paid money for it.



Basically you cut 2 squares of fabric and one of batting.  Cut 8 pieces of ribbon and sew it all together adding pieces of cut out cardboard for stability.  The only problem is that the bowl isn't washable.  

I'm planning on adding a recipe card for gingerbread men and a copper cookie cutter.

Thanks for looking
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38  Re: Dollar Store Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Skrabadoo on: October 18, 2006 05:06:21 PM
As promised (although a bit late) here are the great goodies eirinnkelly sent me


2 amazing picture frames that I love and match my tastes perfectly


A really cool necklace that is hard to believe started out from something bought at a dollar store


and not one, but two pairs of earrings in great fall colours

Thank you eirinnkelly you rock.
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39  Re: Monster Wreath *Now with tutorial* in Halloween Decor and Parties by Skrabadoo on: October 01, 2006 06:17:54 AM
Thanks for the tutorial.  

Here's mine



I love it but wow, is fun fur ever messy!
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40  my Alice in Wonderland party in Party Planning by Skrabadoo on: October 01, 2006 06:06:27 AM
I turned 30 this year and decided to do things right so I had an Alice in Wonderland party.

For decorations I used a red, black and light blue theme.  I made garlands out of playing cards I got at the dollar store, had 60 helium balloons and printed out Alice clip art from the internet onto cardstock.

I originally wanted people to drink from the mismatched teacups that I bought at the Value Village but in the end I used them to hold candy.  Old teapots held my painted red roses.  There were doilies everywhere!

I asked my guests to dress up or wear a funny hat.  Most did but for those who "forgot". I had hats waiting for them at the front door.  I was Alice.  There was also a Queen of Hearts, a Cheshire hat, a white Rabbit and a really funny Tweedle Dee and Dum.

I had planned on croquet but it rained the entire day.  

The best part of the party was the rented cotton candy machine.  Everyone had fun making it.  The candy was blue so it matched perfectly...  I can't wait for Halloween.


The balloon streamers, the card garlands and the hats at the front door


The dessert spread


Chess piece chocolates


My ice cream cake...yum!


The party Bags


A close up of a teacup and tea pot
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