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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Spring hurry up and come skirt on: May 12, 2010 01:16:00 PM
My DD is finally wanting to wear skirts, yay. So today I whipped one up. It kinda came along as I went, no plans, just happened.

 





Hope you like!
Since we still have the heat on 70 we are really hoping for Spring to get here and stay!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Sheet to capris and shorts on: May 07, 2010 06:18:43 PM
I had this white sheet headed to the garbage b/c it was torn up (curtesy of my dogs). But I decided there was just enough to make a pair of shorts, but I got 2 which was even better. I had some left over dye from last year too.

Capris  this pair I just used 2 panels.


You can see the waist here, elastic in both. And the messy room, hair and shirt, ha.


Shorts for the boy. This one I used 4 panels.


Back-they are really even-


I use my own pattern that is set up for both my kids, I just cut them a little differently so I could use the edge of the sheet instead of hemming. And I just enough dye to each leg.

And have a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY weekend!!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Mario booster seat cover on: March 10, 2010 05:05:55 PM
I just bought this booster seat the other day and the first thing DD says is "Mom I don't like the colors can you make me a different one?"

And I did. We already had the Mario iron on. I was thinking cute-girly-flower......
The original one is black to the left there, like the elbow padding.

4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / My new toy an older Brother on: December 18, 2009 02:26:07 PM
I am so excited to go play with this. I was at the Salvation Army store yesterday and saw it, tried it out, seemed to work fine. But noticed the spool holder was missing. Put it back. Went home and googled it, and saw someone elses looked like that too. Called them and they said it was gone, but I had a sneaky suspicion she did not check. Called again this morning from work and the girl said it was there and she could only hold it til noon. Ran straight home from work, switched the kids w/DH and ran out and got there in the nick of time.
Anyways here it is a Brother VX847, I wanted an older HEAVY DUTY machine and this thing weighs about 20lbs. I have a Singer Simple and a Singer serger so this is new to me. And I paid $12!


I cleaned it up and opened the case to find the spool thing in there (duh, didn't even look) plus it looks like a button hole foot thing, and 2 other needles including a twin needle which was even more sweet.


Now back to looking for a site to download the manual. Thanks for sharing with me!

5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Upcycled sweater to Girls Sweater Dress on: December 14, 2009 09:42:43 AM
I picked up this cute womans sweater at the thrift shop in plans of it being a hat. But it was too pretty.

 Made pants, she hated. Cut pants crotch.

Made sweater dress. She loved and wore straight out to the Princess and the Frog.


Gotta love the quick poses as Daddy is yelling at us to hurry up or we'll be late for the movie, haha
Don't mind the mess. We were in the middle of rearranging rooms again.
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Heavy Duty machine suggestions? on: November 20, 2009 03:28:48 PM
I saw the new Singer HD105 and thought I was going to get it, til I read the reviews at least. Pretty much scored a 2 and noone had anything really nice to say about it.
So I was thinking maybe a Brother but just not sure on which model would be good for heavy weight stuff like denim and canvas. I have a Singer Simple and when I was self learning how to sew it was good and still is. But it just doesn't cut it for thicker stuff.
I am looking to spend about $300, any suggestions on what to look at or not to look at??
And I am not looking for any fancy stitching for this one.

Thanks
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Doll carrying case ideas?? on: September 14, 2009 09:37:34 AM
I just got my DD an older American Girl Doll off of ebay for $10 including shipping. Somehow we got a catalog of AGD and she went crazy. But there was no way I was going crazy on my wallet for a doll! 
Her 5th Bday is in Dec and I want to make her some sort of carrying case for it. I was thinking either maybe a small suitcase and make some compartments in it. Or when I go to the craft stores this weekend I was going to look to see if like Michaels had some sore of wooden box with hinges big enough and decorate it all girly..
I tried to google it but didin't come up with any homemade ones.

Any suggestions?? Thanks
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Kids reupholstered recliner chair on: July 23, 2009 02:35:06 PM
My oldest DS has had this chair for 10 years now. I have never really liked the Winnie the Pooh fabric. I had it in the yard sale pile but my almost 3yr old DS kept telling me NO he likes it. So I decided to reupholster it.

BEFORE

GROSS!


AFTER





I wish I had in progress pics but my camera has been out to service 2ce in the last month. I ripped out the staples and saved the exsisting fabric as my guide (marked the back of each piece so I know what went where), including ripping all the stitching apart. I got nervous about putting it all back together but it actually was alot easier than I thought.

My original fabric choice was a green paisley but DH wasn't feeling it for both DS & DD. It was really hard trying to find something neutral for the both of them.

WHAT DO YOU THINK??
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / MoonFairy, Mario & Luigi, Elephant on: July 06, 2009 05:45:23 PM
Hello. Haven't posted in so long. This is what I've been up to. Done with freezer paper, except for Mario that was clear contact paper.
This one I used spray paint for.


My 2 year old DS specially ordered this one


And my DD wanted this for Daddy



Happy Summer!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Freezer paper & screenprint combo on: June 24, 2009 08:38:06 AM
Hey I found this video which combines freezer paper and screenprinting.......I think I am going to give it a try!
I think it would be good if you wanted to do more than 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2NlpK87oYk
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