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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Dandelions and stars on: October 09, 2013 05:23:09 PM
This is my first art quilt. I just started quilting this year and I am so proud of this one. I used a quote from a children's book called Stars by Mary Lyn Ray. There is over 750 yards of thread in this baby. Some of it is metallic so it shimmers as the light hits it. The beads are glass pearls. It was quite the learning experience I can't wait to start the next one!
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Holy Grilled-Cheesus!! Momma's got a spinning wheel on: February 22, 2011 06:16:06 AM
I scored a seriously good deal yesterday and purchased a Louet S10 spinning wheel in **MINT** condition Grin
eeek... Sorry I don't mean to sound braggie but if you could see me I am doing my happy dance and squealling too...

But, I don't know how to use it Shocked

I figured I can teach myself since I am internet educated in most of my crafty trades but I am having a wicked time starting her up... I think the tension is off or something. I am headed to the library today to load up on books but I was wondering if any of you lovely people might have the same wheel and can help me out. Or share your beginner horror stories so I don't feel like a tool Tongue

 I tried you tubing the louet spinning wheel and there isn't anything on the S10 but there are plenty of other videos that I have been looking at so I am hopeful.

Thanks for your help... here is a picture of my new baby Kiss

3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / My first try at dyeing yarn! Pictures galore :D on: February 21, 2011 10:22:18 AM
I did it! I finally did it!!

I've wanted to try dyeing yarn for ages and I got enough courage today.  I used wilton food colouring and some wool that I picked up on vaction to Norway.

I think I am going to call it crocus... I guess now that I am dyeing yarns I get to name them Cheesy I don't know which is better!
Here are some pictures for you!
Thanks for looking:D:D

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Homeowrk for my Jewelry classes on: February 28, 2009 09:25:39 PM
Hi There,

The BF got me jewelry classes for Christmas this year, and this week's homework was to go home and practice our bead and wire work. I made the green pendant with some beads and wire that I had in my stash. The copper ring has sandstones worked into it, and the other two and made with fresh water pearls. I don't have much expirence with making jewelry, so I am so stoked to show these to the teacher on Wednesday!!!

Thanks for looking Smiley

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / You say Ikea, I say Tunic on: February 07, 2009 05:58:59 PM
I spotted this Ikea duvet at my local thrift store, and it was in perfect condition. So I ripped it off the shelf and ran home to my sewing machine....and so came the most awsome tunic that I own.

I have so much fabric left, I can't wait to see what else it will be. I'm starting to dig this bedding-into-clothing idea Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reconstructing a store display model into your own dress form ***TUTE*** on: July 25, 2008 11:01:09 PM
Hi there,

So I have posted this into recon clothing because A) This is a reconstructed item and B) It has to do with clothing. But if I am in the wrong please let me know and I shall move along  Wink

Anyhoo.... I found myself in our local value villiage this afternoon, and low and behold I found this beauty just waiting for me to walk by...

I grabbed her so fast and giggled all the way to the cashier:D So what is a girl to do with a form that has a 37" bust and a 24" waist and no butt? Well.... you just need to customize her and this is how I did it.

Step 1.

Strip down your new friend and gawk at her Barbie like figure. Wonder why you don't have that figure and then remember the chocolate bar you had for dinner.

Step 2.

Add on some padding. I used upholstery batting but I am sure anything wll work.

Step 3.

Use some poly-fill to add in fullness in the areas that require it. I gave my lady friend over here some breast implants, a whole new tummy, and some extra junk-in-the-trunk.

Step 4.

Marvel and your frankinstin creation, grab some coffee and start thinking of names.

Step 5.

Cut a small hole in some lighter weight batting and place over the neck, drape this over the chest area to give a nice finish.

Step 6.

Take the knit cover that your lady friend came with and use it to cut out a pattern for her new and improved figure. I had this great metallic lepord print in my stash and I knew that the two would love eachother.
I needed to add a few inches to the bottom of the pattern to accomadate the fullness... I think I added 4 inches to be on the safe side.

Step 7.

Hand baste & gather the bottom of your dress to fit your lady friend and the procced to glue it to the under side, I don't trust glue alone so I added some tacks for good luck. For the neck piece I did the same thing, gathered it all up, glued it in real good so it won't budge.

Step 8.

Dress up your new lady friend (as you can't tell I haven't decided on a name yet, but I am open for suggestions) for her first photo shoot Cheesy:D

Step 9.

Call B/F or some other person with metal working skills, and let them know that you will need a stand ASAP, oh yeah and tell them to paint it red Wink

I think I am in love...

Thanks for tuning in Wink Let me know what you think!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Outfit for a Tea Party on: June 10, 2008 07:42:59 AM
So for my very introverted sister, we hosted a dress-up tea party. Well I just couldn't help myself and made and outfit that any fancy tea-goer could enjoy Smiley

For the dress I used a Built by Wendy patter #3835 view A. Then I added the amazing boa trim

I decorated the hat myself with flowers and enough feathers to make a bird. Then it's all pulled together with some black gloves and baubles. To bad I didn't get a better shot of the shoes because those are decorated too...

Here's a better shot of the hat

Thanks for looking Smiley Let me know what you think.... I could get used to playing dress up Grin
8  COOKING / Dessert / My First Wedding Cake on: March 31, 2008 07:33:31 PM
I was shocked when I got an order for a wedding cake, but so excited at the same time!! Here it is, it was for an Asian wedding and the cake had to be three tiered, oh yeah a feed 170 ppl. So it's a little on the short and stout side. But either way I am proud that I pulled it off and it was an amazing learning experience.

9  COOKING / Dessert / Princess Birthday Cake on: March 09, 2008 07:25:21 PM
At last, I have made a doll cake that does not look like the  bride of Chucky Shocked This was a birthday cake for my niece and my sister (same day) My niece is three and seriously obssed with princesses. I used Belle from Beauty and the Beast as inspiration for the cake. It is a strawberry cake with lemon frosting and fondant. She was also sprayed four times with luster dust. This baby had some serious shine Cheesy

Here's a close up of her bust

Side Profile, this ladyhad some serious back Tongue

The back of her dress, this is the FIRST TIME EVER that I was able to get a bow to look decent.

And the whole thing

Thanks for looking, I hope you like it!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Dress Up Trunk **WARNING** IMAGE PHAT :P on: January 25, 2008 12:03:43 AM
My Niece is a dress-up-aholic, so for Christmas this year I thought I would indulge her little problem habit! My BF was nice enough to let me lock him in a garage and make him paint the trunk, I love the colours they are Watermelon and Lime. I made all of the outfits I started working on them just before Halloween and finished a week before Christmas (partially due to my llaziness stressfull schedule)
The writing is chipboard letters that I found at Micheals in the same pink colour but the are sparkly!!! Woohoo for girlie stuff Cheesy

Well on to the pictures

Here is the trunk itself

This is a fairy costume, the wings were purchased at the dollar store, and I made the Tutu

This is a hippie costume

Wizard Costume

Poodle Skirt

And another Tutu and Ballerina skirt

This really was the most fun thing I have ever worked on. I kept catching myself saying.... "I wish I had one of these when I was little"!!

Thanks for looking
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