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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / quilted post-stamp purple zipper pouch- fully lined on: March 20, 2010 06:52:19 PM
soooo, I made this a  while ago from scraps of fabric I already had. I wanted to try the 1x1" style, found it very hard however to get my seams lined up nicely!- I just don't know how you all do it! I was very proud, however, of the zipper attachment- it came out nicely I think. Now I can use it in the Coach purse my hubby got me for Valentine's day/ Bday  Cheesy

and semi-action shot
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / how to measure for stuffie base? on: October 13, 2008 01:49:50 PM
So I had a 1 hit wonder making a chicken stuffie: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272770.msg3081094#msg3081094

Problem being I didn't make a pattern & how that I want to try & do it again, it ain't working out- the hardest part is figuring out how big to make the circle for the base... it is 2 sides sewn together & the bottom left open- in which I then patch butt part on leaving space open to turn & stuff. My math is really off trying this- any advise would be appreciated!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Castle Crasher's chicken plushie attempt on: October 08, 2008 03:43:33 PM
For those of you who don't know about this game, I've post a pic below of the little, er big, cartoon guy. It's a fun multi-player game for the xBox 360 that came out a few months ago. I wanted to try & make a plushie- this was more/less a practice version I sewed by hand, I want to do it again (gifts) with white flannel & the correct colored felt pcs.... I just used what I had on hand. Also he needs to be more short & plump than tall (as he turned out). I also learned to keep him standing up better I should use some of that fabric stiffener stuff on his base- again glad I did a practice 1 first.

Comments/ suggestions???

The cartoon dubbed the Behemoth:

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / I'd rather be sewing patchwork wall hanging on: October 08, 2008 03:33:17 PM
I made this a while ago to practice hand & machine sewing with different materials.

5  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / quilting hoops --> pumpkin decoration on: October 08, 2008 03:26:30 PM
So I found this idea on Joann's.com http://www.joann.com/static/project/0809/P319786_jack_o_lantern_illusions.pdf

It's probably more of a kid's project, but I felt like painting something & had recently gotten a few hoops from Goodwill. I hung them in the front porch, but after 3 days they had both blew down- it's VERY windy here, eh.

Pix! The 1st is my design & the 2nd face my DH drew:

* ok, sorry I just realized I should have put this in the Halloween board, but now I can't figure out how to move the topic & can't delete it to re-post either.... perhaps the moderators can take care of that  ^_^ please!
6  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Candy Corn Cat wreath on: September 27, 2008 07:16:16 AM
Sooo, I found this pre-painted super cute candy corn wreath & some wood cat cut-outs. I paint the cats to reassemble my 2 kitties & haute glued them on!  Cheesy 
Anywho- pix!

7  COOKING / Dessert / decorating a cookie cake with icing w/Ziplock bag on: September 19, 2008 04:37:09 PM
Before my now husband joined the Air Force we had a lil party for him. He's always loved those chocolate chip cookie cakes from the mall- so I picked one up & asked them to do the lettering. I also asked for some extra icing to take home as I wanted to add my own design. So I put the icing in a ziplock bag & trimmed the tip off. I cut out the Air Force logo of paper & traced it with the icing, filled it in & lastly added blue as an accent. It turned out great & no baking required on my part! Check out the pic!  Grin

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Batman iPod cozy :] on: September 19, 2008 04:27:10 PM
Hello again! My hubby found this $30 iPod holder at a store the other day- it was black nylon I think, however he couldn't see spending that much for it. So what else would a crafty wife do?? Reply "I can make that!"  Kiss

So the other day while he was at work I did a trial to see how difficult it would be to cover this thing. I haven't used an iPod before so I was having a time trying to cover it & the thing kept start/stopping musak (I later learned to turn it off you hold the play/pause button down).  Roll Eyes

Anyways, I messed with muslin to make a pattern, didn't work out that great. I decided I'd try felt since it's soft & won't stretch- bingo! Yellow & black scraps is what I had on hand... also found some of that clear vinyl stuff for $.73 at Joann's! <-- love that store! The only stitch I could think to do to attach the stuff was blanket, which I love anyways.

Well, onto the pictures! Let me know what you think!

BTW: the initials are of his nickname. I still plan to make the black one he wants, however this at least will work for a lil while- I think he liked it, just asked me to put a slit in the bottom for the usb port.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Butterfly & Dracula cat costumes w/pix! on: September 12, 2008 10:51:17 AM
Hello all! I made my 2 kitties costumes a few years back- but wanted to post them now.  Cheesy  I made the butterfly out of foam pcs & added some jewels- it is attached to her harness via a few slits. The Dracula outfit is just 2 pcs of felt & a sequin bowtie on elastic I already had.

Ciara was a butterfly

& Callaway was Dracula

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / How to get a 4 day workout using a folding chair, a level, & 6 rolls of tape on: August 24, 2008 02:32:16 PM
WARNING~ Image Heavy!
Yes that's right- I painted our master bedroom this past week & technically (bcz I'm a perfectionist) there are still touch ups to be done! I saw this idea in a Better Homes & Gardens book: Decorative Paint, there are a ton of really kewl techniques & easy to follow instructions in there. I am really happy with how it turned out & I think my DH (dear husband) is impressed. I would do it again, for hire!  Grin  The funny part about projects like these are that you make a good amount of mistakes & figure out the best way to do things once the project is almost done- but I know for next time. The sadest part is that we live in Base Housing, so when we get orders to someplace new, we have to repaint the walls white again...  Undecided

I used Dutch Boy paint: Primitive Hedges, 2 gallons of flat & 1 of semi-gloss. I used 2" painter's brown low tack tape & this worked great as I just butt the edges up back to back & there you  have it -4" stripes! I used a green colored pencil to mark the lines before taping- which worked really well bcz the paint covers it with only one coat of semi-gloss. The idea to to have the same colour striped on the wall but in different finishes- so light reflects off the glossy paint & it looks really neat- DH even said it looks like wallpaper!

Throughout the week I ran out of things & sent my hubby to our favorite/only home-improvement store in town, Menard's... he was a great sport & even made sure I ate dinner  Smiley  however I'm sure he was tired of seeing me in the same paint-stained clothes everyday, kind of like the girl from She's All That LOL... I worked from when he left in the am til dark- boy was I sore! Anywho, enough babbling & on to the pictures!

Some finished pictures:

The duvet cover color that inspired me:

The before:

The after (2 coats of flat):

Tape stripes:

Tape some more stripes:

i just had to peek before I was done:

It was a tape massacre:

p.s. there are little tape pcs so I know where to touch up... hehehee So even thought it's not 100% done, you get the idea. Next is furniture & overall decor.

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