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2681  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / "Stays in Place" Ribbon Headband on: August 17, 2011 10:50:36 PM
I was determined to make my Hair Accessories Swap partner a headband of some sort, and decided to take a step out of my comfort zone and try my hand at sewing.  I have a sewing machine that I like to fight with, only because we don't know each other well.  I found a wonderful tutorial online on how to make Sweaty Band headbands.  They are wonderfully easy to make.  You need wide ribbon (mine was 1 1/2"), velvet ribbon, and elastic.  That's it!  Bam, boom, and you have a headband that stays in place! 

Here is the tutorial:  http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweaty-bands-knock-off-revisted.html

Here's what mine turned out to be.  I see a future filled with these wonderful "stay in place" headbands, since they were so easy to make! 
2682  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Freezer paper stenciled bandanna on: August 17, 2011 10:43:55 PM
Yes yes, you haven't heard the last from me on freezer paper stenciling!  This time I did a design on a bandanna for my partner in the Hair Accessories Swap to go with her hair falls.  I found the image online somewhere. 

Here are the progress shots:

Here is the stencil all cutout and ironed onto the bandanna.  I've started applying the white paint with a foundation sponge.

The white paint is all on!


The finished design.

Thanks for looking!
2683  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Hair Accessories Swap on: August 17, 2011 10:26:56 PM
Woo hoo!  You beat me to it!  I'm glad you liked it all! 
2684  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: One Tiny Stuffie Swap - Round 7 (Sign-ups Closed, Sendout 9/6) on: August 17, 2011 04:00:33 PM
I just wanted to send stuffie love to all you participating in this round!  May your dreams be full of sweet, little poly-filled creatures.  I hope to get to join you next round.  I miss all you crazy stuffie folks!
2685  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Hair Accessories Swap on: August 17, 2011 03:42:29 PM
lol im still hoping my partner posts pics of what i sent Smiley

Ditto!  I'm pretty proud of what I made for my second partner, so I think I'll post the pictures I took before I sent it off tonight if she hasn't done so by then.
2686  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Freezerpaper Stencil Shirts For a Swap on: August 17, 2011 02:45:43 PM
YAY!  Freezer paper is so fun!  I've been playing around with it lately, as well.  I love that T-Rex one!  Its amazing that you can use your sewing machine to go around it like that.  I would never be able to do something like that.  Me and my sewing machine don't get along much.  There is much swearing and struggling.

Beautiful job on all the free-handing!
2687  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9) on: August 17, 2011 01:54:11 PM
Awe you're so sweet! I totally understand how you feel. I'm actually starting something today to see how it will go. If all is good then the rest of the project will be a go. If not........ well, I will do something else. With this project, there's really no room for messing up and starting over  Undecided . I've practised it on another medium, though, and so far so good. I can't wait! I praying this pans out because if it does, well, Let's just say that I will be super thrilled and can't wait till the day you can open it!  Roll Eyes

Oooo, yay!!!  I hope all goes well in your endeavor!  I'm super excited to get it!  I worked on your frustrating item last night w/ great success!  I'm quite happy w/ the part I did.
2688  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9) on: August 17, 2011 06:36:07 AM
You guys all seem to be so busy! You're definitely putting me in the mood for Halloween crafting...and I'm not even swapping! Cheesy

I know!  You posted that super cute tutorial for rustic fabric pumpkins!  <3 
2689  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 25/9) on: August 16, 2011 10:04:43 AM
I actually made some progress this weekend (how, I'm not sure since I made a large birthday cake and two freezer paper stenciled shirts for my nephew and went to his party)!  I finished one day, and have a bunch of partial days done, and I started a large project last night.  I messed up part of it and got frustrated w/ my silly mistake.  The hubby reassured me and said that I shouldn't just skip it and should try again since it will make it look really cool.  Thank goodness for a supportive husband.  I think I will be ready to give it another go tomorrow.  After all, he is right, the large item will look better w/ this one piece.
2690  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Whipped Body Butter on: August 16, 2011 09:50:40 AM
Oooo that does look heavenly!  Are you able to share the recipe?
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