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1  Face Plate AKA Play With Your Food in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Castaways on: December 14, 2010 04:33:06 PM
I have a Silhouette SD paper cutting machine, and they've recently updated the computer program that operates the machine so there's some learnin' going on.  I've seen these plates here on Craftster but they were hand-painted, something that I have failed at :^(   But I figured out how to make it using the Silhouette and new program.  My granddaughter helped me by "scraping" the "sticker" onto the plate and then we proceeded to play with our lunch.

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2  Cookies for Santa in Winter Holidays by Castaways on: November 23, 2010 12:49:34 PM
Here's a present I'm making for my grandbabies this year.  The plate is from the Dollar Tree, and the words were cut out of sign vinyl with my Silhouette machine.  I think these are so cute! The idea just "came" to me, then I googled to find just the right words. 

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3  Re: Bottom's Up Top Hat in Crochet: Completed Projects by Castaways on: April 01, 2010 12:14:34 PM
I am humbled at your creativity - you have me beat in spades - I thought I was creative when I made this for our motorcycle club "Chapter Director" (CD) a couple years ago - it didn't photograph well - it says "Head CD"

I made one for the Assistant Chapter Director (Ass. CD) but couldn't get him to pose for a photo - don't know why....
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4  Ho Ho Muno Stocking for DGD in Winter Holidays by Castaways on: December 10, 2009 07:16:38 PM
The Christmas stocking I made for my granddaughter this year.

got the idea off a blog. The blogger, Cheerios Underfoot, has a pattern, but it's smaller than I wanted. I just used a stocking pattern I've used before, cut out some circles (traced from a ribbon spool) and pinned them onto the felt behind the stocking pattern, then cut out. Used same circle pattern for white of eye, then traced around bottom of salt shaker to get black part of eye. "freehanded" the mouth and teeth. Sewed black to white of eye, then sewed eye to front of stocking, stuffing as I went. Sewed on mouth, then sewed teeth. Then added "hanger" to inside of back piece, then sewed around outside of stocking. All in felt so no seams/turning, etc.  Here's the link
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5  Re: Faux Mustachios in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Castaways on: October 04, 2009 08:22:29 PM
We play with mustaches at our house, too.  Here's my granddaughter, stayed up too late, fighting sleep:

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6  Re: crochet spool holder in Crochet: Completed Projects by Castaways on: February 06, 2009 10:59:00 AM
Sorry it took so long to get these posted.  My very favorite one has, somehow, gone missing.  The only difference between the missing spool holder and these that are pictured below is that my fav one is a little bigger and has a thicker base so it holds somewhat larger, heavier spools. 

Here's three of them

Three together, closer view

The size difference

I don't have any thread projects in the work, so I can't show you my skillz   Sad  As you can see, you balance the spool on the post, tipped to the side.  The thread reels off very nicely, and your spool stays in one place.  Don't know how I got along without these.  Hope your woodworking partner can use these photos to make some for you.  My hubby turned these on his wood lathe, but I would image you could make one out of a circle of wood, a dowel, and a nice wooden bead on the end. I found that polishing the end of the post, first with sandpaper and then with waxed paper, made it so smooth that the thread turns very easily.  Let me know what you think.
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7  Re: Amigurumi Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Castaways on: March 22, 2008 05:35:23 PM
I received yesterday from antarcticraft but didn't want to open 'cause I haven't sent yet....but, with a little encouragement (didn't take much!), I opened today!  I am such a lucky lucky swap partner! 
First, the whole, colorful opened package:

and the cute little card - I love the bunny!!

antarcticraft knew that I love flamingos, so look what she made!!!

and she knows that I love pink, so she made:

which, I am sure, will be quickly claimed by my granddaughter (for a "grandma's house" toy)
Your skills are fabulous, and the items you chose to make are absolutely perfect!
Thank you so much, I only hope I can at least hold a candle to your talent!!
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8  Re: I <3 to sew swap! in The Swap Gallery by Castaways on: February 25, 2008 11:26:06 AM
Received!  I'm such a happy girl!  littlehajerika is very talented, thoughtful and fun! and since I received this on Saturday, I gotta explain - I couldn't find my camera!  Turns out we found it in my "Grammy Diaper Bag" 'cause I had been taking pics of my granddaughter and...ok, who knows HOW it got there....
Okay, here are the pics

The whole shebang (repacked in the box)

Fabric - PINK!!!!  And motorcycle and flames!  (how'd you know me and the hubs ride?)

Bling and Buttons!  Yay!

Pattern to make crayon holder for the grandies. And a case to store crafting goodies!

Upscale from fabric postcards - she made fabric NOTE CARDS!  Beautiful!

And.....wait for it......are you ready......can you stand the beauty??

The most beautiful pillow!  Pink!  And flamingo!  And hand embroidery!  Oh, the humanity!  This is so fabulous that words fail me!

littlehajerika , you are amazing and I thank you so much for this swap!  It was my first but has created what just may turn out to be the sweetest addiction! 
And Thanks to Christina for organizing!!!
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9  Re: Hair Club for Babies (crocheted version of hallowig) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Castaways on: February 21, 2008 05:54:46 PM
Photos, finally!
Uh, you know how 1 year olds never sit still.  Or keep hats on their heads?  Yah, feel my pain....or baby's....

Hooray!  I have hair!!

Wait!  I can't let people see me like this!!

There was quite a wrestling match, but these are the two best shots of her in her wig.  She really doesn't like wearing it.  Oh, well, it was fun while it lasted.
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10  Re: i <3 to Sew! Swap SIGNUP UNTIL 1/28 ; (MAIL BY 2/13/08). in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Castaways on: February 13, 2008 07:11:19 AM
Happy birthday to you!  Tongue

A pic of you in your birthday suit
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