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1  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / "Comfort Quilts" for family members of soldiers? on: August 15, 2007 11:06:30 AM
 While browsing through various craft threads I noticed a woman whose husband is in the military and is being shipped out to Iraq. She also posted that he'd be missing Christmas, birthdays, etc.  And with so many people on this website, I know there's got to be more people with family members in the military.

  What I was thinking was that we could have people volunteer to make some quilt squares with hopeful or inspirational messages or even jokes and funny quotes to brighten up their day and let them know that people out there care about them. Once all the squares were done, someone could volunteer to put the whole quilt together and ship it out to the recipient (and everyone who made a square could chip in a couple dollars to help pay for shipping).

   What do you all think?
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: You might belong in Hufflepuff... A Harry Potter inspired book purse! on: August 11, 2007 09:19:09 AM
That is AWESOME! I love the coat of arms, that is amazing. Wonderful job!!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Pink giraffes!! on: August 10, 2007 09:33:01 AM
Here's the pattern!!

- 1/4 yd of Fleece or felt
-scrap of felt for hoofs, nose, and horns
-scrap felt for spots -OR- fabric paint/marker (also for eyes)
-needle, thread, scissors

1. Cut out all the pieces and seperate into piles- legs, body, and head.  (If sewing spots on, cut out spots and sew them all on before  doing anything else. If coloring or gluing, wait until everything is sewn together and stuffed)

2. Sew the ears to the head side pieces (where the red mark is on the pattern piece)

3. Sew the side pieces to the top of head piece, with the horns sewn in on the green mark. Sew the nose to the narrow end of the 3 pieces.

4. Sew the narrow end of the chin to the nose, then match up the sides of the chin to the sides of the head. (There will be a hole in the back of the head where the head will attach to the neck). Turn right-side out. Put to the side.

5.  Sew the stomach piece to the 2 sides of the body, then sew the body pieces together down the back and neck. There should be a hole at the top of neck, and 4 holes for the legs.

6. Keep the body inside out, and tuck the head inside the top of the neck- the top of the head should be facing BACKWARDS inside the neck. Sew the sides of the neck to the edge of the hole in the head. Flip the entire body right-side out through one of the leg holes.

7. Lay out the leg pieces, turning over 1 piece of each set (so you have a right and left leg for the front and back) Sew the inner leg pieces to the outer leg pieces, then turn right-side out CAREFULLY.

8. Sew the top hoof pieces to the bottem hoof pieces, matching up the curve and notch. Turn right-side out and put a small bit of stuffing in the hoof. Sew the hoof to the bottem of the leg (on right side). Stuff the bottem half of the legs.

9. Matching the right sides together,  sew the outside of the leg to curved hole on the body. Flip the leg downward and sew the top inside of the leg to the edge of the hole on the stomach piece. Repeat for 2 more legs.

10. Sew the top of the last leg the same as the other 3, but completly stuff the giraffe before sewing the inside seam of the leg. Tack on the tail, and either glue or draw the the spots and eyes on the giraffe.

   And there ya go!! Now you have a giraffe of your very own ^_^ If you have any questions on the instructions, just ask me. I've never written instructions like this before but I did my best ^_^ Enjoy!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Hello Potter and Guitar Hero! The Gifting of Co-Workers Continues! on: August 09, 2007 07:22:10 PM
The "Hello Potter" is the CUTEST thing i've seen in a very long time, I love it!! Congrats, I'm sure your friends will love the shirts as much as all of us here on the board do!!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Pink giraffes!! on: August 08, 2007 01:42:18 PM
Sure, I could upload the pattern! I'll go do that tonight, and I'll try to get pictures of the life-size pattern. I can't wait to make it, its going to be so much fun ^_^
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Pink giraffes!! on: August 06, 2007 03:36:20 PM
Well, I was browsing google for pictures of stuffed animals and came across a 6ft stuffed giraffe.  So I printed out the picture and after several attempts, came up with a pattern for a mini version. The first giraffe I made came out all wonky  @_@  But I refined the pattern and came out with a second one, which looked a MILLION times better.

  These 2 are made of pink fleece and colored with sharpie markers. Yes, one of them has a broken leg *awww* The big one is about a foot tall, and the little one is around 9-10 inches tall.

  And one day I plan on making a 6ft tall stuffed giraffe. I already drew out the pattern ^_^

7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Do Peacocks Turn You On??? on: August 04, 2007 11:48:51 AM
The colors are amazing, I love the combination. Beautiful!
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: my crocheted kiwi with free pattern!! on: August 04, 2007 11:47:22 AM
Oh my gosh that is sooooo cute!!! I wish I could crochet *sad face*
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Stuffed felt monsters - Now with tutorial and pictures (fixed!) on: August 04, 2007 11:46:41 AM
Those are absolutly adorable!!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Geisha Jewlery Box on: August 04, 2007 11:43:14 AM
I love the waterfall and bridge on the inside, the colors are amazing!!
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