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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Care Bears! (a little pic chubby) on: November 09, 2008 09:09:02 AM
its a little late [and hopefully in the right place], but here are the costumes i made for my girls this halloween..

care bears! i think theyre pretty good, and im unbelieveably proud of them. lol i didnt use any pattern, and the fabric for the blue one was a PITA to work with. it was also my first time doing applique! the girls like them.. its a week after halloween and they're still wearing them. Cheesy

i made luv-a-lot:

and sleepy bear:

and, my fave part, they are complete with (sorta wonky) hearts on their bums!:

we made white circles around their noses with white makeup, and then drew pink/blue hearts on their noses and freckles with my eye/lip liner for their bear noses. hope you like them!!

(sorry for the pics, photobucket ddoesnt seem to want to rotate my images. Sad its also seems to have stretched them all out. crap. Sad oh well, i'll try to fix them later.)

2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / old pillows? on: September 20, 2008 09:24:40 AM
ok, so i dont know if this question has been asked before.. but i recently bought a bunch of new pillows, as my old ones were rather flat and.. well.. old. lol i am now left with like 5-7 old pillows that i have no idea what to do with. i dont want to throw them away, or anything so im wondering.. is there a good way to clean the stuffing so it can be reused for something? and refluff it? i think its just standard.. like acrylic stuffing.. i dont know.. anyone reused old pillows for anything?  Cheesy
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Carousel Horse {my boyfriend's second attempt at woodburning} on: June 30, 2008 04:28:02 PM
[i have absolutely no idea if this is the right area for this post- please feel free to move it, or let me know where to move it to]

so my boyfriend recently decided to take up wood burning so that he would have something crafty to do while i was beading or whatever and this is his second attempt. i think its pretty good, especially when you consider that he'd never burned before.

ignore the pencil smudges and such- we havent taken an eraser to it yet. he found the image at an online tutorial site [which i am not sure, but if i find it i'll gladly put a link up]

the only thing hes not overly happy with is the ball on the top- he switched tips to try to make burning the curcular shape easier but it didnt work out as planned.

comments and criticism would be appreciated [id love to encourage my crafty man. Tongue] thanks for looking!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Birthday clothes for my little [WITH LOTS O PICS] on: April 25, 2008 05:46:31 AM
My youngest little's birthday was a few weeks ago, and i figured it was time to bust out some dresses... and finally got to use my New Look 6613 pattern! i LOVE this pattren, and may be addicted. Have a few more planned, especially with my oldest's birthday comming up! Thanks to babyangel and kaymadben for inspiring me with their beauties. Cheesy

Dress 1 [pattern view A]:

[please ignore the dirty face. haha] gotta say im not OVERLY happy with this view. the straps attach kind of stupidly to the back, and then the stitching is all visible. totally ruined the look of the dress, imo. but, seems to have been made better with the addition of some [strategicly placed Wink] tiny white bows.. whatever, she liked it. lol ended up being her party dress, since i wasnt happy enough with it to make it a gift. [the shirt underneath i only there because it was FREEZING the day of her party!]

Dresses 2 and 3 [pattern view E]:

LOVe these on her! and they were SO easy!!! Shots aren't great, sorry. First is made from a lovely green and pink paisley that i fell in love with. Added two big pockets on the front, since the little loves pockets. Dress two is a beautiful pinkish-reddish-burgundy[?] coloured cotton with a pretty gold floral print, and i added a ruffle to the bottom, because i like ruffles. Cheesy

Vegbee Peasant top and prettied-up-pants:

i love vegbee's peasant tops, and after staring at the tutorial forever, i finally decided to give it a go. super simple! and the effect is cute. only problem was i made it a bit short for my liking.. but it fits good otherwise. Also cut the bottom [ugly print] off a pair of old jeans, and added a little ruffled cuff to match the top. she LOVES this outfit.

happy birthday girl this year!

Extra add in, as i dont want to make a thread just for it... free handed halter for the bigger-little:

kind of made up the pattern as i went along.. was trying to use up some of my stash. lol she actually really likes the weird fabric-ribbon combo, so its a winner. worked up really quickly so i'll probably make some more for the summer too.

Anhow, C+C welcome! I ha alot of fun with these, and for the most part am very happy with the results. Sorry about the picture overload... Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / scrap scoodies for my cuties. [wordy.. beware] on: January 13, 2008 12:29:54 PM
so, my li'l cutie wont wear a hat. which is terrrible, of course, seeing as how i live in canada [northern ontario, to boot] and it is freezing here. she likes scarves though, so after seeing all of the scoodies popping up around here, i decided to make my own (courtesy, of course, to vegbee and her awesome tutorial here.thanks!!!)
i had some leftover strawberry short cake prints from their stockings, and some fleece lying around and heres what they turned into....

and pics of the prints, just cause i love them!

theyre 'scrap' scoodies, because i had to kind of piece them together from what was left of the prints.. and because the fleece is cut from a HUGE pyjamma bag someone gave me like 4 years ago that i never really wore, but couldnt bear to see go to waste...

of course, the li'l (right on the top pics, left in the bottom one) one loves the idea of it, but will not wear it unless forced and/or bribed.. oh well, i had fun making them. Tongue big one loves hers though! shes been walking around wearing it all day.

thanks again for the tute, vegbee!

and thanks for looking!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / stockings for cuties.. on: January 13, 2008 12:09:31 PM
alright, so these arent super cool or anything.. just your average christmas stocking.. but in un-christmassy prints. i wanted the girls to have cute stockings this year [previously, they had some plain wal-mart red furry things. kinda boring..] so i went on a search for some cute printed fabric... i found these two strawberry shortcake prints and fell in loooove. one is a vintage-y strawberry shortcake, the other the new, updated version. cuffed them with some fleece scraps i had lying around, and VOILA. stockings. heres pics....

and heres a close-up of the cute prints. sorry the pictures are SOOO dark!

thanks for looking!
xo ♥
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / help! i need a tree topper to match... on: November 17, 2007 09:35:14 AM
ok this year i've decided to go a non-tradditional route and decorate my tree in hot pink and lime green/bright green coloured objects (ie: balls, bows, garland, etc). the only problem is- no one sells stars in that colour. ive looked everywhere so far, and im not having any luck.

the other problem im having is that my significant other insists that tree toppers are supposed to light up. [and although i somewhat agree, i am not overly concerned with this..] and soo...

my question is this- does anyone know how i could make a tree topper to match my theme, maybe lights up, and isnt going to be a fire hazzard?

i welcome any ideas, people! im pretty open to suggestion. Tongue
thanks in advance!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / hair jewellery..? on: November 12, 2007 07:36:00 AM
i hope this is being posted in the right spot. im telling you i debated on a few areas, but i like here.  Grin

anyways, on with the show! i made these up last night, on a whim, after a trip to dollarama. i saw the chopsticks and thought 'hmm.. what to make as a gift for someone who has everything, likes nothing, but has a beautiful head of hair?? HAIR STICKS!!" who doesnt love hair sticks? plus, she'll wear a pencil in her hair, which means she's pretty likely to wear these. Tongue

(please excuse my crap pics, as my camera seems to be on its last legs. it wont focus at all, so all pics are blurry. Sad)

this is all three together, red wire with gold beads and butterfly charms. silver wire with big blue beads. bla ck wire with gold sead beads and turquoise e beads. the pictures do not do any of them justice, but the black one the least. IRL its so pretty. i hate my camera.

couple of close ups...

thanks for lookin'! i welcome your criticism.  Cheesy
♥ xo ♥

ETA - wow these photos are crap! sorry, y'all.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / first wristlet... on: October 09, 2007 01:06:42 PM
this was sooo full of mistakes. haha! but i had fun making it. Smiley
i used the zipper pouch tutorial here to figure out the zipper and then just went from there.
[ETA: its made from leftover dark wash denim [from a par of jeans i cropped] and some pretty blue satin]

as you can see, it got a little messed up so its not perfect.. AND the blue satin stuff ripped a little bit. i forgot to take pictures of the lining, but its lined with that same satin fabric. i deffinitely learned alot from this project, so i'll be making more for sure.

thanks for lookin'!

[ps, thats my daughters hand rubbing my purse. Tongue]
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 2 fleece kitty hats and a mistake.... [img heavy-ish] on: October 09, 2007 10:09:20 AM
i dont know if im on the right board sorry!

ok, im probably the worlds worst sew-er, by hand or machine im just terrible.. but i kept seeing kitty eared hats around and my kids both really liked them so i figured i'd give it a shot. why not?

i got a whole bunch of fleece at a thrift store for super cheep so i used that for the main 'hat' part, and i had some felt lying around that i used for the coloured part of the ears. i also lined them with an old tshirt, just because its SUPER cold here in the winter... i think theyre alright, even though theyre a little plain.

the first one is a nice dark blue with pink ears, and the second is a purpleish-grey with purple ears. action shots? [they really do like them, they just dont like being forced to take photos.  Tongue]

now this one was a mistake i made sewing the grey one.. i forgot to 'sandwich' my ears in before sewing [lol, duh].. and rather than throw it away i figured id just make one for me! tried to make a scrap flower, didnt turn out super well but i think i like it!

and a close up of the flower, which is navy, light blue and v. light pink w/ grey button

thanks for looking! sorry its so long, im pretty proud of myself. lol
xo. Cheesy
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