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1  Tulle tree in Winter Holidays by MandyLikesPie on: January 02, 2010 10:46:25 AM
Around Christmastime, I admired a green tulle tree that my MIL had made. She had helped her mom make and sell them when she was a little girl in the 50s, so she had a lot of affection for tulle trees. I wanted a wintry one, so she very kindly got the supplies for me and we spent the afternoon yesterday making a white tulle tree while New Year's dinner cooked. It was a really nice day.  Smiley



The instructions she used can be found at http://www.wwvisions.com/craftbb/ornament/9144.html, and you can use any color of tulle that you want. Because mine is wintry rather than Christmassy, I can leave it out for a couple of months. Enjoy!  Smiley
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2  50s bird embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by MandyLikesPie on: December 13, 2009 04:16:00 PM
Hi! I recently inherited about 75 issues of Workbasket magazine from the 50s and 60s. Some of them still had iron-on embroidery transfers in them that still transferred! I loved this bird, and have been wanting to make a bag to go with my new blue winter coat, so I made a bird bag using the transfer. It was so, so nice having the design transfer right onto the fabric instead of having to trace it from a printout. I had the brown fabric on hand from making a pillow, and the lining and yoyo are actually a striped yellow napkin.

Close-up of the embroidery. I promise my seams are straight; the way the bag hangs makes them look less straight.  Smiley


And with my coat:


Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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3  Re: The Christmas Ornament Swap Gallery (Sendouts Oct. 23rd) in The Swap Gallery by MandyLikesPie on: October 30, 2009 06:49:51 PM
Here are the wonderful ornaments I received from psoupdesigns two whole weeks ago. (I'm woefully late with photos. I apologize, psoup!)

An adorable vintagey santa postcard ornament:


A beautiful ornament that looks like ribbon candy (there are balls between each of the ribbons; it was hard to photograph to make it look as pretty as it is):


And my favorite, the cutest little house with details that I'm sure took a lot of time. (Look at the little wreath and the tree! I squealed when I opened it.)


Thank you so much, psoup! And thank you for posting photos of what I sent you! I'm so glad you like them, and I'm so glad you can tell that the one is a cupcake.  Cheesy
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4  Autumn leaves are falling down in Needlework: Completed Projects by MandyLikesPie on: September 20, 2009 01:14:26 PM
Well, not yet, but they will be soon! I've been feeling very fall-y lately, and this embroidery is based on some leaves I doodled while reading at work. I included one little red leaf, and a red yoyo to complement it.  Smiley





Thanks for looking!
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5  Squirrel ami with mushroom! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by MandyLikesPie on: September 08, 2009 04:55:53 PM
I loved making this little guy. The pattern is from the wonderful Amigurumi Two! by Ana Paula Rimoli. I used Bernat yarn and craft felt that I had on hand, and I think it turned out really cute.  Grin





Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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6  Re: Giant Multi-Theme Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MandyLikesPie on: September 06, 2009 07:04:08 AM
Here's my package for bsonlytoots.  Smiley

Theme: Birdies

A crocheted bird, a glittered bird, bird earrings, a pin cushion, and a paper cutout. This photo doesn't really show much, so please post a better one if you have it, bs!  Smiley


Bird tea towel. I really like this and am going to make one for myself!


And a better look at the crocheted bird.  Smiley

Theme: Hot pink and black

Stuff for her daughter's room: a fabric bucket and a photo frame.

Theme: Girly garden

For her other daughters' room, three hanging bags (about a foot tall and a couple inches deep) with flower appliques.


And a crocheted cactus!

Theme: 50s housewife with funny sayings

A tray decoupaged with images from a 60s cookbook, and a set of washcloths packaged with a 50s image of a woman setting a table. (I added a funny saying after the photo was taken.  Smiley)

Theme: Amy Butler fabric

A set of coasters!


An apron. I wanted to keep the design simple to show off the fabric.

I'm glad you liked/loved everything, bs!  Cheesy

I also received from bsonlytoots during the week, but there are a couple more things coming (yay!!!), so I'm going to wait to post everything at once.  Smiley
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7  Egg...or egg hat? in Crochet: Completed Projects by MandyLikesPie on: April 16, 2009 05:47:46 PM
I crocheted a little fried egg using Ana Rimoli's pattern (found at http://amigurumipatterns.blogspot.com/2007/05/little-fried-egg.html) and have been having way too much fun with it.   Smiley Here's the egg, being very egg-like:



This afternoon I bought a new skirt for an upcoming wedding and was showing the outfit to my hubby. He was like, "It's nice, but you need to make something yellow to go with it. Maybe earrings or something on your head." I immediately thought of my little egg. So a couple bobby pins later, I transformed the egg into a dashing little hat! My hubs insisted that I faux-model it for a blog photo. It totally reminds me of one of those wacky hats ladies in 40s movies wear!



So yes, I'm having too much fun with my little fried egg. Thanks for sharing in my goofiness.  Cheesy
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8  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 43 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MandyLikesPie on: March 03, 2009 07:10:25 PM
I finally have a photo of the bird nest earrings I received from phoenixfiredesigns about two weeks ago. Look how pretty--I love them to bits and have worn them every other day since I received them!  Grin Thank you so much, PFD! And now you don't have to flog me.  Cheesy



Also, while I'm posting, here is the pincushion that I sent to CJKJ. I used the pattern from Pretty Little Pincushions.



Hee...I notice a bird theme!
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9  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 43 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MandyLikesPie on: March 03, 2009 06:04:48 AM
I received from pinupmommy yesterday. She claimed me for plant markers for my vegetable garden:





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10  Vintage pie with gingham in Needlework: Completed Projects by MandyLikesPie on: February 22, 2009 03:29:00 PM
I love pies of all kind. I'm particularly partial to cherry.  Smiley My kitchen is yellow and red, so I created this for the wall. It combines some of my favorite things: pies, gingham, ric rac, and yoyos! I got the pattern from the Hoop Love flickr group quite a while ago, and just around to stitching it up.

Close up:


In the frame:


Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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