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1  hand beaded holiday ornaments! in Winter Holidays by BonEsInspired on: November 30, 2010 09:56:07 PM
This is a great project for using up scraps and your ever extensive sewing stash.
What you need: felt, other textured/shiny material, beads of matching/complimenting colors, a beading needle, 3" of decorative elastic, patience and the ability to let it come as it will in terms of design.

I've imagined all kinds of designs and they are simple and fairly fast to make. You can give one or a set as a gift, decorate a tree...hang it anywhere! They are really good for birthdays and Valentine's too Smiley
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2  Om nom "OMkin" in Halloween Decor and Parties by BonEsInspired on: November 01, 2010 09:09:28 AM
I love seeing all the pumpkins everyone made this year.
It's so much fun to see what character decides to come out and into being Wink
Here's the one I made. And the smaller ones are the pumpkins that my 2 year old daughter decorated with Halloween stickers and markers. Too cute!
Hope everyone had a very happy and safe Halloween!
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3  Re: Alice in Craftster-land 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by BonEsInspired on: April 14, 2010 07:11:22 AM
So, I received yesterday and wasn't able to post pictures last night but here are the pics of my awesome package! It came a very long way from danger.kitty in New Zealand all the way to Canada!  
First is a picture of all the goodies (minus the sailor Jerry style embroidered Alice which I forgot in the initial photo lol it was already hanging up Wink)

Next is this beautifully crocheted Cheshire cat that my daughter already loves to cuddle with. I just love all of his features! You did such a great job on him!

Following the kitty is a BEAUTIFUL 4 piece puzzle featuring my daughters name which I plan on framing because it is so beautiful and thoughtful. I really love this piece.

Next are three Tim Burton style fridge magnets. They totally rock! I wish I had thought of this too Smiley I'm saving them to put on my new fridge when we move next month. I don't want them to get lost/separated Wink

Next is my beautifully embroidered Alice in Sailor Jerry Tattoo style. She's too cool danger.kitty! You really did a fantastic job for your first try at embroidery. I think I'll have to give it a shot soon enough too Smiley

Last, but certainly not least, is a red rose necklace only half painted by the cards. It's so pretty and a super clever idea too Grin

I just love my package danger.kitty! Thank you! You were an awesome swap partner Smiley All the very best to you and yours!
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4  Re: Givers and Needers Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by BonEsInspired on: March 09, 2010 12:50:36 PM
I'm so sorry for the delay! I received my thank you gift from pheonixfiredesigns over a week ago and am only posting the picture now. I wasn't sure if my computer could handle me uploading all my pictures...Anyway, this is my beautiful custom made tree of life pendant made by pheonixfiredesigns. It has Jade, rainbow moonstone and amethyst leaves. Thank you pheonixfiredesigns! I really love it and can't wait to put it on my blog (if you don't mind of course!)

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5  Personalized Room Plaques in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by BonEsInspired on: February 26, 2010 07:05:13 PM
Here are some really cute and simple gifts I made for my BF's nephews. The best thing is that they really liked them!

The wooden plaques were bought at the dollar store so they were super cheap to make. I used watercolors flowing with the grain of the wood, painted the side edges black to give it a cleaner and more finished look, added some images from magazines and sealed it with Mod Podge. Et Voila! C'est si simple!
C&C Always Welcome Smiley

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6  Here's a cozy for your beer! Pretty AND practical plus tute! in Completed Projects by BonEsInspired on: August 09, 2009 09:23:34 AM
Hurray for the beer cozy!

This cozy is made with reclaimed purple suede from a vintage high waisted skirt.
Using the bottom hem of the skirt as the top of the cozy, I managed to save the original lining to use as the lining for the cozy. No fuss no muss!
The Om symbol is an iron on transfer that I printed out. Around it I stitched on a crochet chain. I would rate this project a 2 out of 5 in terms of difficulty.

-Favorite canned drink
(to work a pattern off of.)
-Measuring tape
-sewing gauge
-tailor's chalk
-iron on transfer
-crochet hook
-sewing machine

First, measure the circumference of the can and the height of the can.
Measurements for my Cozy
8.25"(Circumference)x 6.75"
-add your seam allowance of .5" new measurements: 8.75"x7.25"

-cut a rectangle out of your desired fabric with these measurements. To add a lining, cut your lining material with the same measurements and attach it to your base material. You can just sew it on or using iron on interfacing or I believe fabric glue might work too...of course wait for it to dry Grin
-next, trace around the bottom of your can and again, add .5 inches to the circumference with your sewing gauge.

-Find the image that you want online or in your photo albums and print it onto iron on transfer paper.
-Iron the transfer onto a piece of scrap t-shirt material and cut a small border around the transfer image.
-Next, sew the image onto the body of the cozy.

-sew up the two sides (right sides together!) to make the cylindrical shape.

-The very bottom is the trickiest....I usually flip the cylindrical shape inside out, and just sew around with a .5 inch seam allowance again with right sides together. Take this step slow! It might still look a little wonky but it should stand just fine with a can in it Smiley
-Finally, take whatever thread, string or yarn you want to use and crochet a chain the length around your image. Sew it on with matching thread and you're done!

I hope you find my tutorial helpful, and if there is anything I need to clarify please let me know Smiley

C&C always welcome!
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7  Beautiful Teal Button Up Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by BonEsInspired on: October 28, 2008 10:36:19 PM
Double crochet all the way through. I need to keep practicing Grin

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8  LOADS of upcycled treats! Image HEAVY! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by BonEsInspired on: October 28, 2008 10:21:22 PM
Here is a bunch of jewelery I made a few months back...I have to appologize for the GIGANTIC photos but it is a pain the the butt to downsize them. At any rate, you can see them in GREAT detail! =^.^=

This necklace charm is made of a vintage watch piece that no longer works...It probably just needs a new battery now that I think of it. Anyhow, I thought it would make a neat little necklace.

This necklace charm is made from a magazine clipping of a tree. I then put blank colored magazine paper on the back, cut some old plastic from a stash of containers and covered it with clear packing tape...Cheapo lamination!! woohoo! Then I added some beads of course.

I used the same method for this one...

All of the beads used for all of my projects were given to me by people who didn't want them anymore....In fact most of the jewelery I make is from old things that people don't want and give to me via freecycle.org. (it's a fantastic way to recycle almost anything!!) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=201915.msg2149142#msg2149142

I assume this was once a pair of earrings anyway, but they didn't have the hooks...so I added them.

Finally, here are some vintage toys turned keychains...I screwed in an eye screw and attached some old keychain thingies.

Hope you enjoyed!!! Let me know what you think...any faves? least faves?

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9  Re: Pregnant and Newborn Swap Round 2, 1 Angel needed in Swap Angel Archive by BonEsInspired on: September 09, 2008 02:30:51 PM
Sorry for taking so long!!
Here are all of the wonderful items sent by my swap angel.
Thank you so much! It was definitely more than I could have expected.

In this picture, you can see zebra print bowls, a zebra print fork/spoon and knife set, zebra print baby socks, zebra print baby clothing hangers (there are a total of four) and the cutest baby onesies. Oh there is also a tiny stuffed zebra Wink

And in this photo, a green sweater set with a hat and booties. a pink sweater set also with a hat and booties, a set of baby washcloths, an "angel cuddle" blankie, and a jungle book (my baby's first book ever).
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!!
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10  Plaid cuff reconned from piece of dress shirt :) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by BonEsInspired on: June 27, 2008 09:08:46 PM
Hi everyone!!

I made this cuff from the top shoulder strap thingies on a mens dress shirt. I cut off both of them from the shoulders, zig-zag stitched them together at opposite ends, measured it to fit my wrist and then cut off the excess. I zig-zag stitched over the end of the cuff, added a button and added some random stitching detail. Et voila!

Do you think I should remove the detail stitching and try again with another type of stitch or leave it?
Any comments welcome Smiley

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