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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Dogs Playing Poker Pot Holders on: January 22, 2017 11:05:33 AM
We've been needing new pot holders for awhile and having a house sitter in a couple of weeks motivated me to throw together a couple of new ones so she can safely feed herself!

The backs are quilted ironing board fabric, it's very heat-resistant and thick! There's a layer of cotton batting between.

12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Leather & Ring Cuff on: January 20, 2017 08:32:27 PM

I was looking at my accessories pinboard searching for some crossbody bags for an upcoming trip and came upon a pin for this (knock-off?) leather bracelet earlier today and then tonight I was bored so I went into my craft space to work on a stamp project. So, I made this! D'oh!

I was given a bag of leather scraps by a friend who worked at a custom furniture manufacturer and was inspired by some shoes I am hoping to get that are also a light blue color.

I had everything I needed, so FREE PROJECT! YEY!

Original pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/168885054751059447/
I'd have liked it even more if I had a bigger O-ring laying around, but I didn't.
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Draft Blockers on: January 16, 2017 02:11:01 PM
I needed a couple of draft blockers to get me through until spring when I can more solidly solve the problem, i.e. take the doors off or having them hanging open for long periods of time. So I dug into my stash and found scraps from other projects to make some on-the-cheap!

Front door:

Loops sewn into the ends for hanging it up.

Upstairs, balcony/guest room:

There's a weird door knob thing going on with that door, so I added these D-rings for hanging it. I intend to add a hook by the door for that.

Both are made with the brown quilted material, but the front door version is covered with another layer of material to help deal with dog hair and the kind of dust we get from living in the country.
14  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / My 1st Cosplay Part III: Cospup, Dogter Potter's Medicine Show! caravan of pics on: January 15, 2017 01:45:49 PM

I used remnants from the Dr Potter's Medicine Show suit I made for The ManFlesh (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451059.0) to make Delia her own cospup costume! This is what the "prototype" dog coat (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451343.0) I made last week was testing. I am tickled to pieces with how it turned out! Now they have matching outfits to go with the matching beards! And matching facial expressions.  Cheesy


As I spent about 10 hours on this, not including planning, plotting, figuring, and flouncing, I am going to share photos of detail after detail.  Shocked Mostly taken at night in artificial light. Oh well!


Vest, shirt, buttons:

Collars, lapel:

The back with the buttons:

As mentioned above, it's made from remnants & leftovers from the suit I made earlier. But for the other parts: shirt, fleece liner, hook & loop & buttons,  I was able to pull from stash! The only thing I bought was wide hook & loop tape to fasten the front to the back.

(this is all for Delia's papa's debut novel, Dr Potter's Medicine Show which comes out on Feb 2 in the UK and Feb 7 in the
US - which is why I'm so busy making "Fan Art" for it!)
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Prototype Flannel & Fleece Dog Jacket on: January 13, 2017 04:33:50 PM

I bought a dog coat recently that actually fit my Delia! So, of course, I decided to try to copy it. This is my first effort using a pattern I made from the original w/o disassembling the original at all, using left over materials from my stash.

Over all it's a pretty good fit, but there are a few fairly easy things I'll change for the next time. The neck size and some of the features of the original that I don't need.

Close up of the fabrics from stash:

The original, store-bought coat from about a month ago:

I noticed only after it was bought and worn that the care instructions are "spot clean only." FOR A DOG COAT! Gimme a break.

16  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Because the Only Good Squirrel is a Bacon Biscuit Squirrel on: January 10, 2017 07:19:22 PM

Some how we ended up with too much bacon grease! And just about the time I realized this, Delia ran out of dog biscuits. (not all treats, just biscuits)

So I whipped up some squirrel and bone shaped biscuits using a recipe from this blog that I had pinned on Pinterest: http://dukesandduchesses.com/bacon-dog-biscuits/

17  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Christmas Kitchen Towels on: December 29, 2016 02:56:01 PM
I forgot to post these Christmas kitchen towels I put together!

I bought yardage of this candy cane toweling awhile back, then used several trims and tapes from my stash to fancify the hem.

And pictures of them individually, just because.

And very soon they will be put away until next year.
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Reusable Produce Bags on: December 27, 2016 07:51:58 PM

I rarely use put my produce into the plastic bags at the grocery store or market, but when I do I always feel a pang of guilt. Since we moved to the woods, I don't even need plastic bags for picking up dog poop! And yet I have put off for a couple of years making replacements for my reusable produce bags. I even had all the materials in my stash!  Undecided

I made 6 bags, all pretty close to the same size which is pretty close to the size of the plastic ones at the store, but maybe a bit longer.

I have had the tulle and ribbon in my stash for over two decades for crying out loud!  Shocked  The two fabric tapes are remnants from other projects and the plastic closure hardware pieces were gleaned from worn out clothes and other items.

It's even more rare for me to use the wire ties or plastic closures at the store, because it's just more waste. I have all the used wire ties that I need right there in my junk drawer allready, but it is nice to be able to close the bag when there are lots of pieces of produce inside.

I used all of that tulle, all but a few inches of fabric tape, and all but one of the hardware pieces which feels good. Oh! I also used random nearly-gone spools of thread on these and finished one completely off.
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Thank You Notes on: December 26, 2016 03:29:56 PM
I think that me making thank you notes shortly after Christmas has turned into a tradition. I think I am on year 3.

I used up a bunch of onesie-twosie card blanks with these mason jar and busted out allllll of my various alphabet stamp sets.

This year I wised up and made more than I will need right away. Wink I do have a birthday coming up in January...

20  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Doggo's Elevated Feeder on: December 22, 2016 10:54:06 AM

Delia's food bowl travels around quite a bit while she's eating so I decided to make an elevated stand for both her bowls.

I added finger notches to make it easier to remove the bowls for filling and cleaning.

I finished it to match the kitchen cabinetry and counters which I redid earlier this year.

It's not exactly as I had envisioned it. I had wanted premade turned legs, but didn't find them in the right length, so added moulding to these plain parsons legs. I initially wanted a skirt under the top to look more like a real piece of furniture, but I also wanted to limit the amount of materials I had to buy - I didn't have the right materials for that so went without. I already had all the materials for the top and all the paint, stain, and varnish. I will keep my eye out for turned legs and if I feel motivated might replace these with those at some point.

Now I just have to control myself and wait until Christmas to give it to her!  Roll Eyes
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