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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Super Owen! My boy's new cape. on: April 02, 2011 07:23:27 AM
So yesterday morning, my son was wrapping a blanket around him, kind of like a cape. So I asked him if he wanted me to make him a cape. He said "a red cape." He's 22 months. I'm not sure he really understands what a cape is, but the master made a request so last night I made this:

I used this tutorial but I changed the size because my guy's a shorty.

He's really enjoying it and wore it over to Grandma's house.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / My new old cabinet on: January 24, 2011 12:33:17 PM
I forgot to take pics of the whole thing, but did get pics of the top before the transformation.

The after:

closeup of the groovy knobs we got:

Another closeup:

It looks a little orange, but it's more of a barn red. The hubby scraped the finish off. I painted two coats of raw umber milk paint, topped it with one coat of red milk paint and sealed it with a couple coats of tung oil.

This is what it looked like before:

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Ugly office chair is now pretty in pink! on: May 24, 2010 07:22:43 PM
This is my new sewing chair. I got an ugly office chair and re-covered it. I love this fabric. Pink and circles! Hooray! Now if we can just finish the addition I'll have a place to put it. Wink

Here's the chair before:

4  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Scrap Exchange Warehouse Sale 3/27/10! on: March 07, 2010 07:08:15 AM
Warehouse Fabric Sale!
Liberty Warehouse, 500 block of Foster Street, Durham
Saturday, March 27

9am to 10am ~ Preview Sale!
Friends Members Only ~ memberships available at the door

10am to 1pm
Open to the public

The Scrap Exchange has TONS! of fabric in our warehouse. From one-of-a-kind designer swatches, rolls of fabric, by the bolt or the bag. Everything is a bargain!

Get a huge bag of fabric for only $10!

5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 48 ENTRIES / Tiny Terrarium-- piggy's new home! on: March 01, 2010 05:02:36 PM
A former coworker, Phoebe, turned me onto the terrarium craze. Seems like everyone's doing them. I'm all for jumping on the bandwagon if it's a wagon of coolness. And the tiny challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a mossarium.
I figured I could use a baby food jar, but it was 2 1/2 inches. Grr. So I went down to The Scrap Exhange, a creative reuse center, and found the perfect little jar. And a piggy. Total cost? Seventy-five cents.
Piggy seemed a little sparse by himself. I got some toothpicks from my mother-in-law, cut them up and glued them together to make a fence. But... it's a little moist inside piggy's home and the fence fell apart. So instead of getting some outdoor glue, I cut some thin strips of raffia and tied it together. Talk about a PITA!
It still needed a little something, so I figured I'd add a flower. I cut up the hubby's Mountain Dew can and used an industrial staple that I had yanked out of something and Voila! A pretty little flower. I hope you like it!

With the lid on...

A closeup of the fence:
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 9 months in the making... a diaper bag! on: February 04, 2010 05:11:03 PM
I started this before my son was born. He's now 8 1/2 months. I used Butterick pattern B4560. It didn't actually take 9 months to do, but I found all the pockets annoying to do (and yet so desirable to have), so it was hard to get motivated. I got the fabric at the creative reuse center where I worked, so the only things I bought new were the thread and the keychain swivel clasp.

One of 7 pockets!

lotsa room inside!

and I'll be able to find my keys Smiley
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Owl crib rail guards on: January 31, 2010 06:52:07 PM
So my son has learned to stand up (but not sit back down yet). And so he started eating his crib. Shocked

I made these as quickly as I could. So quickly, that after sewing up and trimming the seams on the first one, I realized the ribbon ties were on the inside. Angry But I have since fixed that, and now he chews on the rail guards instead of his crib.

If you look closely you can see the dog hair that is already on it. Undecided
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Owen's new fleece hat! on: November 19, 2009 06:41:18 AM

Design/tute by Martha Stewart. Adorable baby by me & hubby.
9  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Teacher Discount Sale at The Scrap Exchange! on: August 19, 2009 03:12:41 AM
~ Teacher Discount Month ~

It's back-to-school time for the traditional calendar folks, and we wanted to give a helping hand to our teacher friends so we're offering a 20% discount on store materials for teachers in the month of August. Just show a current school ID when you check out and we'll take 20% off. (Sorry, discount does not apply to Artists Marketplace or gallery items.)

The Scrap Exchange
548 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
10  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Swap-o-rama-rama 5/16/09! on: May 07, 2009 02:21:53 PM
The Scrap Exchange presents Swap-O-Rama Rama Saturday May 16th 11-4

You are invited to The Scrap Exchange's sixth Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant clothing swap for men, women, girls and boys, with multiple Trashion shows throughout the day. Also included are a series of do-it-yourself activity stations in which community members explore reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing.
Promoting creativity over consumerism!

Event:  Swap-O-Rama Rama and Trashion Shows
Where: Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street, Durham, NC
When and Time: May 16th, Saturday 11am-4pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $10.00 and a bag of clothes, kids free
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