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1  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: April 24, 2017 09:51:37 AM
Cute book, CLM! I love that scrappy fabric. I bet the texture is amazing.

I finished this afghan for my little one - just in time for warmer weather!  Roll Eyes It started as a stash buster, trying to use up the yarn I made Minions hats with. Of course, I had to buy more because I ran out before it was big enough. Every time.

Pattern: http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html

My big project, right now, is my main bathroom. Yikes!  Cheesy This can't be done soon enough.
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2  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: April 07, 2017 07:48:31 PM
Awesome t-shirt quilt! I've always wanted to try that.

I've been making more plant hangers. This time, macrame. I can't stop. Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy I think this is my new favorite thing.
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3  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: March 28, 2017 10:53:19 AM
Sera unravled - that quilt top is amazing! What a gigantic project.  Shocked

I've been busy, I just haven't been posting as I finish things. Swamped with garden planning and birthday parties.

I've been baking:



This shirt started out as a men's dress shirt, and is now a comfy and modest tunic, though still a bit wrinkled, oops:

I turned some t-shirts into tote bags (no-sew method):

My toddler can't keep his little fingers off of the LEGOs, so I had to do something to keep him out of our storage cart. Luckily, I had this awesome fabric from when I wanted to make drapes for our basement windows but never got around to it.  Cheesy :

I also finished off a couple hanging planters for my kitchen window. Nothing planted yet. (I have 4-5 more in various stages of completion , but let's focus on what's actually done. lol):

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4  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: January 25, 2017 12:27:16 PM
TansysMaySigh- What a beautiful skirt - so romantic looking.

I made a couple macrame necklaces for my DS1 and myself with various semi-precious stones. His is just like mine, but with rainbow cording.
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5  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: January 20, 2017 07:50:03 PM
Yofi, that stand is beautiful - nice work! I have a dresser in that wood that's in need of refinishing, too.

I finished the crochet market bag for my mother-in-law's birthday present. It's lined in cotton jersey. The lace pattern kind of reminds me of the radioactive symbol (hard to see in the picture, though).  Cheesy

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6  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: January 15, 2017 07:23:43 PM

1. rainbow waves afghan
2. market bag - finished 1/19

3. Fibonacci afghan
4. baby booties
5. dragon amigurumi #1
6. dragon amigurumi #2
7. cushions for rocking chair
8. Star Wars tablet case
9. Star Wars wallet
10. re-purpose dresser into entertainment stand
11. restore antique Singer cabinet/machine
12. nebula journals

Projects ready-to-start:
13. linen shirt dress
14. healing crystal necklaces - finished 1/22

15. tie-dye VW bus amigurumi

Project Ideas:
16. rain cover for baby carriers
17. SSC baby carrier
18. nebula quilt
19. pillow cases to match DS1's quilt
20. men's shirt refashion -> tunic - finished 3/4

21. button-down tunic
22. moccasins
23. wool pullover
24. scrappy prayer shawl
25. waistcoat
26. hanging planters/window garden - finished 2 of Huh 3/28 + 4

27. Star afghan - finished 4/23

28. LEGO storage cover - finished 3/27

29. T-shirt tote bags - finished 3 on 3/9
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7  Cartoon Craziness Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by tendstowardschaos on: January 12, 2016 03:32:59 PM
A few months ago, I transitioned my preschooler from his toddler bed to a full size bed. That meant that he needed a new quilt (he's had to make-do with a couple smaller ones while I worked).

I let him pick out the fabrics, and he chose his favorite characters/shows/movies - Paw Patrol, Doc McStuffins, Mickey, Sponge Bob, Staw Wars, Doctor Who, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Minions, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Cars. I chose the glittery stars and the grey sashing. The back of the quilt is fat quarters in mostly geometric or batik prints in blue/grey/black/white. I figured that his quilt would outlast his love of some of those cartoons.

Everything was stitched on my machine, and I'm thrilled that I was able to shove this massive blanket under the arm while quilting. (My son even chose the shooting star motif that I used.) It ended up being queen-sized, though I was going for over-sized full. Oops.

He was so happy to have it done (and so am I).


Before quilting:

Thanks for looking!
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8  Re: Nebula Jean Jacket in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tendstowardschaos on: September 01, 2015 07:26:02 AM
Sorry these pictures aren't great. The only place in my house that is dark enough to do this is my bathroom. Also, it's not easy to take photos under blacklight.

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9  Nebula Jean Jacket in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tendstowardschaos on: August 31, 2015 07:51:29 PM
After painting a few t-shirts, I thought it might be fun to paint my old jean jacket. I even took the plunge and used my UV-reactive paints. So, this thing practically sparkles under blacklights. I actually started this project last year, but I ran out of white UV paint and had to re-order.

I gave it the usual treatment. Bleached away the color in a few areas and painted the dark areas with blue and purple. Blue and what was supposed to be turquoise (but ended up looking more green) on the edges of the bleached-out sections. White in the middle and then blown through a straw to make the stars. Any weird splatters get to become the brightest stars.

It's a little flashier than what I normally wear, but I love it.
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10  Blue Butterfly Elf Doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by tendstowardschaos on: July 07, 2015 10:39:07 AM
This poor doll has been sitting on a shelf in my sewing room for years, waiting for me to finally dress her. It took me long enough, but I stitched her dress on yesterday.

I had this really pretty, blue monarch butterfly print that matched her hair, so I cut out as many individual "wings" as I could. I used a flame to singe the edges and keep them from unraveling, then I pinned the little pieces onto the doll to make the dress. I just hand-stitched the edges down with some variegated thread, trying not to sew the dress to the doll. It went together very quickly, and was probably the easiest method for making a doll's dress that I've managed yet.  Grin

Thanks for looking!
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