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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Glad I only have 2 kids :D on: July 18, 2014 05:49:07 PM
... cause planning parties is so fun, but somehow takes so much time  Roll Eyes
I feel like I was just painting Elsa posters last week (it was 3 months ago Cheesy)... and now we're creating Mad Hatter's Tea Party stuff for the older kid.

I'm planning to get more teacups, so that each kid can pick one and take it home (thrift store scores- lots of Japanese china and I even found a beautiful cupcake tower and a brand new vintage  bunny figurine, that's paper-plaster technique.).

We made photo props - the queen's wig, bunny head and The Smile (I need sticks to glue them on and a big frame to spray paint). We used plain old cardboard boxes, a few layers acrylic paint and lots of glitter).
Same with the little doors (maybe 10") - we'll attach these to the fence.
I want to make tiny muffins and make the marshmallow fondant Foxyblue was kind enough to share the recipe- so that the kids could each create some edible decorations for their cupcakes.
I ordered little felt hats a long while ago (Pweeease arrive on time, pesky little hats!) and I'll share my ribbon and feather stash with the kids and bought pom-poms, too- so they can hot glue (me) all the things they want to their little hats.

... I think a easy fun game or two would be fun... but I don't know what yet as I don't want to make them compete and I don;t want to make more stuff for games Cheesy

I also printed things I (*stole for personal use only Tongue) borrowed from Google images (vintage Alice image and the clock - onto vellum and it gives such a cool look. I think I'll use the little "drink me" tags to tie them to the cups...

*so many ideas, only a few days left*
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Little things. on: July 10, 2014 10:08:34 AM
I like making little things.
They're fun and it works with my instant gratification needs Cheesy - and also lets me use up the tons of little tufts of different colored wool I have. I must have wool in each color imaginable Tongue

I found a watering can at a thrift store the other day- sure enough it needed a tenant Tongue

And I love polka dots and cute things with polka dots, so I made a bunneh, too Smiley

And I ended up making a little chiu doggie as well Tongue

Hope You like Smiley
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / A booby, a booby!!! on: July 03, 2014 05:15:24 PM
Well, with blue feet and all, but still a bit saggy and imperfect! Cheesy

(Someone here (house, not craftster) commented that it's a bit saggier and bottom-heavy than it should -...haah, how I can relate to that Tongue, I mean, poor bird! Who would do such a thing to a poor innocent bird with such beautiful blue feet!)


I used wire to make a frame for it, then made feet from clay (the air dry doll clay) and painted them blue - then needle felted bunch of wool around the armature and after many hours- here it is!

Smiley I've been wanting to make one forever and now, that I have may things (with deadlines!) waiting to be done, I just had to take some time and make a booby to giggle at Cheesy

Thanks! Smiley
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / A needle felted sugar skull on: July 01, 2014 07:07:56 PM
I love sugar skulls- I love painting them, using fabrics with sugar skulls on and I also ended up felting one a little while ago- Just needle felted from wool (with 1-3 needles), embroidered some flower motifs on the head  and added swarovski crystals in the eyes.
(Size wise it fits perfectly in the hand)

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Elsa doll finished on: May 13, 2014 11:28:48 AM
My almost 6 yo *needed* the Elsa doll BADLY for her upcoming Bday. But as most little girls' moms know, they're all sold out. So, everyone we knew came to help to find one and (we did!!! but it's a secret Smiley) before we could find it, the little one decided, if we can't find one, I'm allowed to make her the doll. But then she also needs Jack Frost (Elsa's BF/husband, Sven, Olaf and Anna....okay?!). After countless hours of stitching, I finally finished Elsa today- wire frame, felt body, needle felted face and hair).

She's pretty happy with it! Smiley
(I have no idea, who is going to make the rest of the crew :S)

Thanks for looking! Smiley
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / ... too much time and dryer lint. on: May 12, 2014 12:05:40 PM
So, some time ago, an online friend of mine mentioned, that it'd be pretty cool, if she'd get a dryer lint sculpture for the swap she was doing.


Totally normal. (in my house, that is. / my kids are writing at school how their mommy makes 2-headed mermaids and whatnot, good thing the 5 yo figured to skip the nekkid gnome part, cause she thought that'd be inappropriate Cheesy).

Anyway, I made her one Smiley

It's got repurposed ceramic doll body, hairy dryer lint bunny- head and metal beads from a bag I took apart and glitter. Lots of glitter.

... pretty cute for dryer lint, if I do say so myself, right? Cheesy
7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Happy Tooth :) on: May 07, 2014 07:36:50 PM
Finished this one a while ago- needle felted on a wire armature with bendy arms and front "roots" Cheesy
The great touch of pom-poms is not my idea, actually, but I love them! Smiley

Thanks for looking! Smiley
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Another Frozen party in the making. on: May 02, 2014 09:29:31 AM
My lil one will turn 6 in less than a month, and OF COURSE she wants a Frozen party Cheesy

So, we started with making goody bags last night.
(I'm so fed up with the cheap plastic c*ap landfill toys for goody bags, so I wanted the kids to make something and with good quality materials- so they will be getting selection of glass beads and pearls and organza ribbon, snowflake charm and clear stretchy thread to create their own icicle bracelet Smiley).

My kids made theirs last night and loved the results Smiley

(I sorted the kits in little apple sauce cups to make it easier and purchased little cello bags and stickers online ... and also had ordered  a huge baggie of beads from Firemountain Cheesy

I'm pretty happy with how they look Wink

- next will be white shiny branches for decor- pictures coming soon...

9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Felted mushrooms on: April 29, 2014 02:16:26 PM
Posting this here too, as colorful mushrooms make me happy Smiley
A fellow craftster La Chapa (who is an amazing hooker, btw, everyone here does know, it means crochet, right?) asked me to join the IYP (invite your partner) swap and that's why I finally made more shrooms (love making them. /also how flattering is being asked to be a partner! I was  all big smiles about "someone remembers me!!!" Cheesy)

Anyhow- here's mushrooms  (copied from actual existing nature variety) with wires inside and tiny toadstool and a chubby black widow, that doesn't look anything like the 38 actual black widows I had to ... terminate in our backyard a few years ago.

And I scored an awesome cushion for some shrooms- win-win! Smiley
10  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / A purple narwhal on: April 25, 2014 04:12:31 PM
...cause they can be purple, can't they?
(and no need to google- narwhals ARE real! Smiley /maybe not the purple ones, though/)

Felted on a wire frame.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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