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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Three convertible backpack/tote bags for triplet girls---PIC HEAVY on: January 17, 2009 08:31:01 AM
i lovity love love the kitty fabric on the first one.  a great personality for each one!
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My Grandparents Afghan for my Mom on: January 17, 2009 08:29:25 AM
it's stunning, and it made me teary.  i don't know what to say, it's just amazing and literally awesome.  i am in awe of its "some"ness...(?)  just wonderful!
13  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: A Heart Mansion! Pic OBESE!!! 13 large pics! on: January 17, 2009 08:26:27 AM
there are no words to describe this.  i am in awe. 
14  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 34 ENTRIES / Re: Let It Snow... *Many Many Very Large Pictures* *Really, A LOT* on: January 03, 2009 02:12:22 PM
there's two things i love about this- 1) it's ingenious and free and 2) your gifts are practical.  what good is another plastic action figure that someone is just gonna step on and break?  i am terribly jealous that you've had so much snow! 
15  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Classic Pooh Baby Quilt on: January 02, 2009 03:13:23 AM
and it looks a wee bit wonky shaped in the first pic, but surprisingly it came out near perfectly square.  and yes, pooh is for all babies.  Smiley
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Classic Pooh Baby Quilt on: January 01, 2009 03:44:43 PM
A very good friend of mine was "with child" and I knew this would be the first time to try a real quilt. I'd done t-shirt quilts before, but they don't provide me with the satisfaction that the intricacy of a pieced quilt gives. I found Classic Pooh curtains at my local thrift shop and jumped in from there.

It didn't matter whether the baby was going to be a boy or a girl, blue was the color I wanted to work with. I found blue and white striped fabric and the rest was history.
The quilt in its entirety:

The quilt was simple- 4 squares with pieced borders. Each group of 4 Pooh's is one solid square. I then took triangles and sewed them on to the sides so it looked like one square crooked on another. Then I outlined the squares with honeybee fabric that was the sashes of the curtains. Finally, I used a thin stripe of striped fabric to connect each completed square.

I started quilting the bears by hand but it was taking forever, plus I'm not super with clear thread. I ended up switching to freequilting on my machine. Here's a view of the back.

Please pardon the wrinkles.  So whaddya think?
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Gingy from Shrek (been done but not quite like this) on: December 31, 2008 01:09:38 PM
yay!  i love that you love him!  i do to, he's one of my creations that i can't bear to part with.  besides, who else could get away with saying "eat me" and spitting on someone in a children's movie?
18  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Gingy from Shrek (been done but not quite like this) on: December 30, 2008 05:36:00 PM
Not the buttons!  Not the gumdrop buttons!!!

Anyway, the body itself is felt, but the "piped icing," all the facial features, and even the gumdrop buttons are crocheted. 

A closer view:

I took a photo of him from somewhere online, used a copier to blow it up, and crocheted strings in accordance to Gingy's features.  I love the expression on his face.  He lights up my life.
19  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Ooak Newborn Baby #5 on: December 30, 2008 05:28:44 PM
my mom rushed over to me with her laptop and said "you've got to see this!"  you're flippin' amazing!!!  you've won my whole family over.
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrink plastic animals on: December 26, 2008 01:46:00 PM
sweet!  did you print directly on 'em?  or did you trace and hand color?
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