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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Handgun and Yoda pillows on: January 19, 2006 11:25:03 PM
Here are some fleece/felt pillows that I made for my two sons.  I love the idea of using a "stencil" to make a design!  

I basically found images I liked, printed the onto copy paper and adhered them to a piece of fleece or felt.  Then I cut the image out and used the sewing machine to attach to the pillow front.  They are super soft and the perfect size for travel pillows.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Lizard Lips stuffed toy for my kitty on: December 28, 2005 03:05:11 PM
Our kitty Jetta (nicknamed Lizard Lips) loves to stalk and attack lizards so instead of making a toy mouse for her, I made this super soft green lizard last night.  She has been stalking it and flipping it around just like she does with the real ones.  She is *sooooo* cute when she carries it around, but, of course, she wouldn't pose for me with it in her mouth!



Thanks for looking!

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Lite Brite Lampshade on: November 26, 2005 12:13:05 AM
I'm not sure why Lite Brite hasn't come out with a cool lampshade with different "patterns" to overlay...I know I would play with it all the time!  I also browsed the internet looking for some type of suitable sustitute for a Lite Brite lampshade but wasn't able to find anything.

So, I decided I simply had to have my very own Lite Bright lampshade so I grabbed an old, stained lampshade and my tools.  I used a hammer and nail to create the holes for the pegs and then used a screwdriver to bore them out a little bit.  Then I just snapped those pegs in and they are holding amazingly well.  I assumed I'd be using some type of glue to keep them from popping out all over the place, but they are sticking in really tight. 

I couldn't decide on any specific designs or words, so I just did some basic swirls.  I ran out of pegs so I've already been browsing the auction site to get some more.  I'll be browsing the thrift stores for refills, too.  This is the first of many because I have so many ideas for designs.  I'm a Lite Brite fool, I tell ya.

Thanks for any comments!


Someone asked about painting on the pegs but since I didn't have any type of stained glass paints on hand, I tried some StazOn stamping inks.  I love the effects!  I just basically rolled the pegs over the stamp pad and tried different color combinations. 

This is blue and purple...

And SeaGreen which is green and yellow and a little bit of blue...

And Fire with red, orange and yellow...

And I had to try a rainbow one with all of the colors...

The inks that I used...

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / I'm a bead freak...beaded baseball cap. on: July 23, 2005 05:23:16 PM
I've been sewing beads onto anything that doesn't move.  I like baseball caps, but sometimes they look too boyish/plain to me, so I jazz them up.  Thanks for looking!  A~



5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Moon Charm *boyish* necklace. on: July 23, 2005 05:19:27 PM
My 12 yo son made this necklace after I assured him that boys can wear jewelry, too.  I think he did a GREAT job for his very first one.  I'll be sure to show him any comments.  Thanks!


6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Jewelry Holder (refabbed old cork message board) on: July 06, 2005 01:53:01 PM
This was a yucky, cat-scratched cork message board that was sitting around at MILs house so I decided to refab it using patterned fabric (MIL's choice), paint and clear push pins.

I took the cork out of the frame, wrapped the fabric and hot glued the back.  I painted the frame 3 different colored and sanded for a shabby look.  Then I just popped the fabric covered cork, added the push pins and there ya go! 

The bracelet holder is a refabbed tie rack from a thrift store.  First I spray painted off-white and then spray a dark blue crackle over the top. 

I have another cork board just waiting for a re-do for *my* jewelry!

Thanks for looking!




7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Beaded Mermaid Necklace on: July 06, 2005 01:03:14 PM
I finally have *real* jewelry making supplies, so I'm sharing my very first creation. The mermaid is a "mood" thingy that changes colors depending on the temperature of the skin.  It came on a children's bracelet that I bought at a gift shop just to re-use that cool charm.  I'll get a lot of use out of this during the summer months! Thanks for looking!





8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Another Army Man necklace--gold and pink on: April 25, 2005 09:43:42 PM
Okay, here is my next attempt at making some painted army men jewelry. I truly LOVE the Krylon metallic spray paints. They go on like butter and dry really fast. Thanks for looking!

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Silver Army Men necklace and bracelet on: April 25, 2005 12:02:01 PM
This is the first recon jewelry that I've made so far and I'm lovin' it!  I need to go purchase some real jewelry making supplies and re-do the necklace, tho.  I'm also making a matching ring and a set of earrings.

I'm working on a pink set now and MIL just asked for one, too! 

Thanks to https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=20770.0 for the inspiration!



Thanks for looking!

10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Pink Flamingo Paper Piecing on: April 18, 2005 01:44:21 AM
I had too much fun making this flamingo for my Mom.  Ever since we moved to Florida 13 years ago we've had a great time buying each other flamingo gifts, so I decided to make one for her this time.  This guy is about 8 inches tall and I used a freehand sketch and some pink paper for the base.  Then I added some acrylic paints, glossy fabric paints, pink glitter, pastels, and craft feathers.  I'm really tempted to make a mate for him!

Thanks for looking!


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