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21  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Cute Little Doll on: January 30, 2010 05:16:10 PM
I made this doll recently from the pattern found here:


I changed the dress a bit, but otherwise pretty well followed the pattern. I really enjoyed making this little doll, it's been a long time since I've posted here, and even longer since I created any little critter/doll!  Hope you enjoy it!  

I do have to say the hair took FOREVER!  i made it very dense so her scalp didn't show through!

22  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Max Costume!!! on: October 19, 2009 09:24:16 PM
This is the costume I've been working on for my three year old son.  He is going to be King Max, but I haven't finished the crown yet!  I just had to share my cute little guy(s) and their costumes for this coming Halloween.  I used Butterick 3238 as a guide.  The wiskers are thin leather cord.  My son just loves the costume.  He wishes he could wear it everyday!

23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Snack Pack with Link to Instructions on: August 05, 2009 08:57:07 PM
I got sick of using ziplock bags in my son's lunches, so I set out to make some simple snack packs.  I read the velcro closures aren't the best as they collect crumbs, so I came up with this little design.  It worked out quite well and it doubles as a bowl, so snacks don't spill as much.  I'v even used it as a water dish for my dog after a long walk.  The liner is oil cloth and the outer is random scraps I had.  I posted a full pattern on my blog in PDF format, but I will explain best I can here.

Basically you make a square with four tabs on it that will form the sides.  You sew the tabs up to form the corners.  Do this for the liner and outer fabrics.  Then you sew a loop of elastic between the two layers and with right sides facing, sew liner and outer together.  Leave a gap so you can turn the box right side out.  After turning it right side out, sew a button to the bottom of the box and sew up the gap.  You're done!  Don't forget to push in the sides as you are folding the front and back of the box together in order to form the flat envelope!  There s a full PDF pattern that you can download here:


C&C welcome!
24  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Soudough Culture Help! on: August 04, 2009 10:06:28 AM
I started a sour dough culture a week ago and i don't think it's doing what it's supposed to be doing.  It's not bubbling at all.  I have been pouring off a cup every day and feeding with 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup water.  A while after I mix it the water floats to the top and stays seperate.  help!!!
25  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Tattoo Leopard Kimono Shoes! on: June 21, 2009 03:04:40 PM
I decided to make myself some house shoes with leftover fabic I had.  I used the kimono shoe pattern from i thinksew.com!  It was great and easy to work quickly!   For the upers I used alexander henry's tattoo fabric.  I lined the shoes with fuzzy leopard print.  

Since I am on my feet all day either bouncy baby around, or chasing toddler, I encased a Dr. Sholl's gel insole with leopard fabric for a bit more support.  This made them SO comfy!  Usually I am a size 7 1/2 so I chose the size 8 from the pattern, but due to the bulkiness of the gel insole, they are a bit tight and the heel slips a bit.  I remedied that with a little elastic loop, which i think looks rather cute!  Next pair I make with be a bit biggers size ..... and I may use suede as the sole, so I can quickly run outside if need be!  Let me know what you think!

26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Jewelry/Sunglasses Solution on: March 27, 2009 12:55:32 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to post my project, but here it is.

I decided that I neded to organize my necklaces and sunglasses as they were being kept in a cardboard box.  I kept forgetting about all the great things I had, so I borrowed an idea from my mom ..... not a new idea i know!  Basically, just glue gunned some fabric onto a cork board and hung everything up with thumb tacks.  Now to the good part....

The one thing I am happy about, is my solution to hanging my sunglasses.  I uses some scrap shrink plastic to make little sunglasses holders.  I think the photos explain the rest!

27  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Sleep Pod or Baby Condom?! on: March 13, 2009 08:21:59 PM
I decided that instead of making a baby blanket for my own baby-to-be that I would make a sleep pod/sack instead.(okay, I was just sick of making baby blankets!)  We swaddle, andf had problems with our first son busting out of the receiving blanket swaddle during the night. 

So I thought the sleep pod/sack would contain the baby-to-be nicely as well as providing warmth ..... I also had dreams that baby-to-be would look like a cute little pea poking out of it's pod!  So I finihsed it up and tried it on Lewis the Bear ..... haha!  My husband said that it looks like a condom ..... and i have to agree!  But I'll still try it out when baby is born! I guess I should have either decreased quicker, making the bottom rounded, or decreased slower, making the bottom a more gradual point.

28  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Felt Jackalope on: February 13, 2009 07:14:25 AM
I decided that I needed something that made me laugh.  My house is becomeing more and more "adult" like and I just couldn't take it anymore!  So along came the Jackalope.  I was going to get one from this site:


But instead decided that I wanted to try and make one.  So here is how he turned out.  We haven't named him yet.  Not really sure what to call him.  But he's very happy on my wall now!

29  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Basket Weave Baby Cap on: February 03, 2009 02:34:17 PM
I've been looking for projects to use up my yarn stash and also explore my creativity.  I've come up with a cute little hat for babies ( I know A LOT of people having babies ..... including me!).  I started a bit small, but have made 4 different sizes so far.  I plan to get some nice fancy wool to make some other ones, once my stash is a bit smaller!  let me know what you think!  I want to eventually write a pattern, but have to figure out what I did as I never write these things down!

30  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Basket Weave Baby Blanket on: January 16, 2009 07:08:31 PM
I've finished another baby blanket.  This one is for my neighbor.  She doesn't know what she's having, so it's fairly neutral.  If it's a girl I may add a pretty edge to it, but we'll see.  It's just FPdc and BPdc, very easy, just takes a lot of yarn!  Now I am working on a rather complicated one for my baby-to-be with popcorn stitches and cables ..... something i'd never done before!  Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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