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1  Squint inspired upcycled furniture in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by yaxbooty on: January 20, 2011 02:59:58 PM
I love Squint furniture.  I drool over the website!  
http://www.squintlimited.com/

I had an old couch and chair my aunt gave me when I got divorced over seven years ago.  (When women get divorced, they receive tons of free stuff in my experience  Wink  )    I always planned to redo the green plaid but never had the time or inspiration.  The quality of the furniture is really good. When I was in my 9th month of pregnancy in '09, I got some nesting going on!  Here are the results.  I used tons of fabric I had been hoarding.  The only fabric I purchased was the fuchsia velvet and the blue birds - both for cheap, cheap at Old Time Pottery.   I can point to the couch when my husband asks why I hoard fabric now!   Kiss

 I also painted the wood frame blue.  I didn't attempt a Squint inspired fabric decoupage on it.  I was really pregnant and in a hurry!

The couch and chair sit in our master bedroom now.  I love them.  





This is the only before picture I can find with most of the couch in it. It was taken at our previous house during the 10th bday party of my now 13 year old.  She would be horrified to know I posted it.  Good think she won't know!  She should be ashamed of her messy playroom at our old house!  I am a little.

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2  So I recovered my $20 garage sale sectional. in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by yaxbooty on: December 30, 2010 07:31:36 PM


I think I am in love with it.  I might marry it.  But I can't get a good picture of it.  This is my biggest reuphostery project yet.  There is actual blood from my body in that couch (but just s little!)

The cushions are crooked on this one.
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3  The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland in Halloween Costumes by yaxbooty on: November 03, 2008 07:35:44 AM
My 11 year old chose this White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland costume (Simplicity 3685).  She isn't big enough for adult sizes so we also purchased the corresponding children's pattern (Simplicity  2834).

I did make the vest from the adult costume, it's just a panel with elastic.  I found some old bunny ears in her dress up closet and I hat I used to wear to make her hat.  She found some sunglasses that we smashed the lenses from for her rabbity classes.  Her stepdad loaned her a very cool pocket watch with a chain - I made some little guides to hold it.  Then I realized she had no tail at the last minute.  I ran back up to the dress up closet but couldn't find a bunny tail.  I did find a Santa hat though.  It's now balless.

(there is one little string hanging from the front of her dress that I yanked off after these pictures. It's making me nuts to see it now!!!)

I love how it turned out aside from the plaids not matching up. She fell in love with this plaid upholstery and it was a bolt end.  I had to peice some corduroy in on the back.  I used lime taffeta for the lining. The dress is made from some drapery moire.  Her neck bow is aubergine lace.


She had a lot of fun with it.  She won best costume at her drama class on Saturday!
Here she is looking at her pocket watch and rapping about being late for her very important date.


**NOTE:  I posted this is in the kids thread before I saw this thread.  Do I need to remove it from the other thread?  Apologies in advance if I am doing it wrong...

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4  The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland in Halloween Costumes by yaxbooty on: November 03, 2008 06:16:53 AM
 My 11 year old chose this White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland costume (Simplicity 3685).  She isn't big enough for adult sizes so we also purchased the corresponding children's pattern (Simplicity  2834).

I did make the vest from the adult costume, it's just a panel with elastic.  I found some old bunny ears in her dress up closet and I hat I used to wear to make her hat.  She found some sunglasses that we smashed the lenses from for her rabbity classes.  Her stepdad loaned her a very cool pocket watch with a chain - I made some little guides to hold it.  Then I realized she had no tail at the last minute.  I ran back up to the dress up closet but couldn't find a bunny tail.  I did find a Santa hat though.  It's now balless.

(there is one little string hanging from the front of her dress that I yanked off after these pictures. It's making me nuts to see it now!!!)

I love how it turned out aside from the plaids not matching up. She fell in love with this plaid upholstery and it was a bolt end.  I had to peice some corduroy in on the back.  I used lime taffeta for the lining. The dress is made from some drapery moire.  Her neck bow is aubergine lace.


She had a lot of fun with it.  She won best costume at her drama class on Saturday!
Here she is looking at her pocket watch and rapping about being late for her very important date.


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5  Re: Kimono style dress in Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions by yaxbooty on: February 05, 2008 04:50:53 AM
FIVE months later, I finally found the discontinued Vogue pattern I was talking about.

And you are already finished.

It's a great pattern so I will post it anyway.

It's Vogue for Me V7894.
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6  Re: Altoid Tin Swap Round 9! in The Swap Gallery by yaxbooty on: December 07, 2007 04:31:35 PM
I finally made my way over here.

Thank you dizzylizzy!


I received my tin from dizzylizzy weeks ago but I am just posting.

(for those here who don't know and don't like tardiness, my FIL died, my exH/child's father is going to war in Iraq, and things sort of fell apart for more than a minute!)

It was my lime and cocktails theme both.



I received:
the cute, decorated tin with buttons and glitter and cool paper(of course)
2 barrettes: one with lime buttons the other with a fabric flower
a sequin martini patch
funky martini earrings - check them out - very cool!
spiderwebby wire wrapped pendant with beads
extra beads and buttons- see the little olive beads? funny!

Thank you so much dizzylizzy!  and thanks for being patient with me and my messy life right now!
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7  Re: Kitschy Kitchen Apron Swap Gallery (Send by 11/11/07) in The Swap Gallery by yaxbooty on: November 09, 2007 04:06:21 AM
all hail woobie the queen of aprons!

Here are my pictures FINALLY of my frickin' amazing package from woobie.  That girl went nuts.  I love, love, love it all.  It was like early xmas!  I am very excited about it all still so this is image heavy.  Plus there's a lot of stuff.

First, it all came wrapped in tissue paper with cute orange ribbon (my kitchen is orange) with a cute cat card.  In this picture you also see my 4 new hand embroidered napkins.

Then, she made the most incredible apron ever. I love it! It's black taffeta with a yoke at the top, really unique little pockets and a ruffle.  I will be the hostest with the absolute mostest!  (My daughter posed for the pics. It's obviously a little shorter and more flared on me.  I weigh more than 71 pounds.  I didn't trust my mr. to do it justice.  I hope I did!)

Then here is the Pièce de résistance (well,besides that badass apron!)  It's a beaded felt peacock pin.  Woobie checked out my wists and saw that I have a freak thing for peacock pins.  I love this so much!

Quilted potholder that will match my crazy kitchen...

Then because you don't want your dishsoap to feel left out..how cute is this?Huh

Then the coolest bonus ever- a skull apron for my daughter.  Woobie must have looked at other stuff she's received on craftster to know she'd love this.  And she does!

Thank you thank you thank you woobie.   You are the apron queen.  Or goddess.  Your choice!
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8  My precious baby girl is a mobster. in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by yaxbooty on: October 28, 2007 09:27:27 AM
My 10 year old saw most of Johnny Dangerously recently (there was some fast forwarding during inappropriate parts!).  So she wanted to be a mobster.  But a girl gangster.  Not a gun moll.  I am pleased with the way the pattern turned out.  I used a heavy shirt weight blend that had silver metallic pinstripes.  The tie and lining for the vest are purple satin. 

   
  She's carrying her violin case for a treat bag.  I have another treat bag she got from a trade that I am pinning to the inside to she doesn't get candy dregs on the velvet lining.

She was taught to say, "leave me alone, see, Lake Michigan ain't too far from here, my people from the city will fit you for cement shoes, see..."  Suffice it to say, her mother did not teach her that.  We also got some Joe Piscopo, "my mother didn't give me no candy once.  ONCE."
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9  Re: BAS-P2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by yaxbooty on: October 17, 2007 07:11:43 PM
I received from bronzfrog today.  It is so adorable! 

I will post after I get new batteries in my camera.

Yay buttons!

I got my batteries...

I was hoping I was getting a clear one even though I didn't send a clear one... Roll Eyes sder!  My studio is really colorful so this is perfect.


Here is a picture of the loot I got with it.  My daughter organized them all by color.  I used to love to play my Grandma's button box when I was a kid too.


Thanks bronzfrog!!!!

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10  Re: Kid's Trick or Treat Bag Swap in The Swap Gallery by yaxbooty on: October 11, 2007 03:50:36 PM
Woopee!  
Raine got her bag from CheyElizabeth.

She got an adorble trick or treat bag with witches 'n stuff, a candy corn wallet (my favorite!), 2 Harry Potter things that look like rocks hooked to a pin but you look in them and there is a picture (Raine LOVES these!), little bat ears that she is riding her bike in right now, fake blood  Grin, and her favorite - a black rose with some purple glitter.  I think CheyElizabeth put the glitter on.  She also sent a cool little card that has a happy skeleton on it.


Then she got GOBS of yummy candy.  We love Pixie Sticks here!  She immediately ate the Hershey's kisses so they aren't in the picture.


Here she is cheesing in her bat ears holding her creepy rose and bag.  And of course, the blood.  She couldn't wait to get that open!


Thank you thank you thank you CheyElizabeth!  I know it's not as easy when they aren't little tiny ones!  You did a great job!
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