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1  owl pillows in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by spidrgirl143cw on: November 22, 2010 11:27:27 AM
in 2006 my grandfather passed away and it was very hard on our family he liked owls and in our eyes pretty much knew everything like a wise old owl so that has pretty much been an on going theme thats associated  with him. for this christmas being short on funds i decided to make all of my cousins small owl pillows and for my daughter since she has just turned two i made her a pillow case to go on her very first pillow

here is the small pillow un stuffed there are six of them and they all look alike just with alternating fabrics i just made up the pattern

for the larger pillow i made the base out of one of my grandmas old dresses cut into squares and patchworked (not sure what to call it) and appliqued the owl on

i would love to know what you think!! have a nice day!!

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2  thought you triad members might like to know! Gingher Factory Sale in North Carolina by spidrgirl143cw on: September 21, 2010 06:50:36 AM
hey ladies...and gents  while looking through craigslist i saw this ad and thought you guys might be as excited as i am

thats this weekend!! hope to see some fellow craftsters there!
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3  Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by spidrgirl143cw on: April 22, 2009 11:14:08 AM
o0o i am so excited about being able to post again  Grin i got this yesterday i have one more session to go to add all of the color. this took almost six hours and there were times when i was on the verge of insanity lol but it is worth it this is a memorial piece for my late grandfather who basically raised me well on to the pictures

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4  need a new scarf?? possibly not very work safe in Discussion and Questions by spidrgirl143cw on: March 08, 2009 05:40:13 PM
ok so let me start by saying this was not made by me as a matter of fact i have no idea where it came from my grandma just forwarded it to me in an e-mail and i thought if anyone would get a kick out of it you ladies and gents would.......
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p.s. if this is in the wrong place let me know and if i need the little disclamer well im not sure how to get it lol
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5  Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by spidrgirl143cw on: January 21, 2009 12:13:02 PM
cute cute  ;Di love dogwoods my favorite flowering tree i too have one but in color on my foot
this is a really bad pic of right after it was taken it was a lot brighter after the redness and  swelling went away
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6  mother earth simplified in Halloween Costumes by spidrgirl143cw on: November 04, 2008 03:49:48 PM
so after having searched for about a month for a costume that would flatter my larger than life figure yet not have to settle for the stereotypical "bun in the oven" costume i came across this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129919.msg1261693#msg1261693 by DAYMOTH and let me tell you i fell in love with her costume. knowing i would never be able to do hers justice i  consider this my "tribute"

at thirty six weeks i knew i wouldn't feel comfortable in anything revealing or restricting so i went with a simple tube with a drawstring at the top and a belt to create a mock empire waste and show i was plump and preggo and not just extra plump so i went from there. the fabric is a mystery gray like soft on one side and smooth on the other like extremely cheap sweatshirt material in a way. all of the leaves came from dollar store fall garland and i at one time had a leaf crown but my brother had one too many drinks and decided he was a zombie that needed a leaf crown. there were accessories such as a  necklace with matching bracelet and earrings but they aren't very visible in the pic i can supply pics if anyone wants.  the shawl thing was pinned to the top of the dress so i didn't have to mess with it and my shoulders didn't get cold. my machine has been broken for ages so everything was hand sewn including the leaves ONE BY ONE haha. i didn't wear shoes because 1. i was in my parents house and shoes are a nono 2. i figured mother nature would prefer to go au natural and 3. my feet were so swollen any respectable pair of shoes wouldn't fit
   so there you have it now i present mother nature

please excuse the face i was laughing not in a great deal of pain as it appears

and a semi close up kudos to my little sister for letting me use her room to take the pics and being my photographer!!
well don't forget to vote and even if it's not for me let me know what you think please!!
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7  low budget nursery in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by spidrgirl143cw on: September 27, 2008 11:21:22 PM
ok so this is more of a WIP but im so excited to get something done im posting what i have so far... well being as we aren't very well off right now and the doctor said i can no longer work we are cutting costs wherever possible this means in our soon to be peanuts room too so with about $15 at walmart and about $3 at the craft store i managed to add some personality to her room

first i got these wooden letters and 2 sheets of scrapbooking paper at the craft store along with thumbtacks superglue and some rubber cement i came out with these.... the bow i tied from a piece of ribbon that came on a blanket from a shower gift ... should i even the ends it is kind of bugging me but i also think it adds character this is all going to be above her dresser that we are getting for free from my mom tomorrow!!

then i went to walmart and got these baskets why are they purple and black and the room is in pooh colors you ask ...well because they were 3 for $5.50 thats why and i added some more of the paper to them to make matching lables... also i would like to point out my $30 changing table that i got so cheap because it was the display model

 thanks for looking and comments would be greatly appreciated!!

EDIT: ok so i got the dresser and i knew it would be in rough shape but i didn't know how bad it would be and i didn't think the not matching would bother me but it did so i had to so something about it
i put fabric that matched the rest of the room on the drawers since changing the finish was out of the question and i used contact paper to cover the questionable water marks on the inside of the drawers

and this was a little embellishment on a gift bag i got and i just us cute thumbtacks to put it on the closet door

again i would really like some feedback i have a hard time knowing weather my craftiness is a good thing or a bad thing because no one seems to pay much attention to my posts... er sorry 
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8  my first baby hat!!!! in Knitting: Completed Projects by spidrgirl143cw on: July 28, 2008 12:31:44 PM
ok i know this is lame  to some but i am EXTREMELY excited this is my first completed project in forever and my first knitting project.... EVAR lol. i am expecting my first little one in november so i wanted to do something crafty and without further adu here is the baby hat oh and the details i dont remember the yarn and i kind of chrated and used the knifty knitter which i love because i tried regular or "real" knitting and it took waaayyy oolong and i ended up really frusterated

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9  Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by spidrgirl143cw on: March 01, 2008 08:02:58 PM
well i for one am so glad this was started however late i may be hehe Grin
 pardon the huge pics but here are a few of mine

this one is by Byron at earths edge in winston salem, NC and i would highly recommend him (on the wrist)

this one is on my lower back.... wouldnt recommend the artist... kind of a jerk...

this one is a dogwood flower and for the life of me i cant remember the artists name but he was really sweet

and last but not least on the back of my neck at my hair line is this beaut cost $120 for some reason and they artist was a real A**hole but i love it

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10  the "star" city!! in CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES by spidrgirl143cw on: March 01, 2008 05:47:34 PM
NOTE: this is my first challenge entry and i am uber nervous please be kind and let me know what you think!!

   ok so my home town is Roanoke VA and one of if not THE most memorable thing about the city is the Roanoke star   i remember going up to the top of the mountain and looking down on the whole city and up at the huge mill mountain star and as i dabble a bit in photography i thought i would share the photos i have taken.

the mill  mountain star

me in from to show how huge it is

the view of the city

i consider myself very lucky to call Roanoke home and i'm very proud to post this but if i havn't explained it well enough here is a link to tell you more about our star


ok i just thought about it and one more thing that i didnt personally do but it reminds me of my home er well state and it is art so here is a little addition
virginias state tree is the flowering dogwood so i got a little something to remind me of home forever hehe

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