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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Kitty Dress for my little tiger on: May 08, 2009 08:58:09 AM
I have been planning on making some new summer dresses for my little one and since she is almost two (and very opinionated), I thought that she would like to pick out her own fabric. I showed her an abundance of florals and such, but the kitty fabric caught her eye and it was over from there.

I used vegbee's peasant shirt tute and modified it for the dress: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/07/peasant-blouse.html

Here is a close-up of the fabric:

I found it at goodwill and needed to have it (lol)

Here is the ever important action shot:

*she is a ham*

Thanks for looking!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Patchy twirly skirt for a tiny Irish lass on: March 13, 2009 01:29:47 PM
  I married into an Irish family that celebrates each year with traditional staples such as corned beef and (lots of) beer. Since I am always looking for an opportunity to make outfits that correspond with whatever event is going on, I have made my daughter a little patchwork skirt to wear to the festivities:

I sewed little bloomers into it so it is a complete package:

yes, the inside looks lovely *snark*

She likes it a lot:

And she knew just what to do... spin:

Now, I just need to make something for my son, my hubby, and myself... by tomorrow... or not... procrastination... it is so stifling sometimes...
Anyway, thanks for looking  Grin
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Rhino dress on: March 13, 2009 09:04:45 AM
So, I found, at the thrift store, about 50 vintage iron transfers for embroidery and could not pass them up. I have very little history or skill with embroidery, but I was really excited about the patterns and such, so I decided to give one a try.
  I made this dress for my tiny beast with the rhino pattern (tigers are her favorite, but alas, there was no tiger).

The top is muslin, since it was the only solid colored fabric that I own (I am a magpie, I collect colors and patterns) and the bottom is from an old sheet.

Close-up of rhino:

I tried to color her in with crayons after I embroidered her, so she looks like she has wrinkly skin (a happy accident).

Action shot:

she was really too busy to stop for pictures

Thanks for looking!

4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Any help? My lotion separated... *crisis solved!* on: January 29, 2009 12:12:24 PM
   I made some face make-up remover/lotion and it was wonderful and great for a while... and then, when I was moving it from one bathroom to the other, I dropped the container on it's top and the blow was enough to make the oil and wax separate. I have tried to re-blend it with my mixer and it seamed to work, but went back to it's separated state.
  Does anyone know how I can fix this?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / totally crazy and strange baby shoes on: December 18, 2008 06:44:05 PM
My darling daughter is 18 months old and very concerned about making her own choices in shoes and accessories. Since the only shoes that she likes to wear are those soft leather shoes, and since we have lost one of the pair, I decided that my time would be better spent making another pair rather than having to persuade her to wear another pair of shoes. So, I ripped them apart and made these:
*note* this is a trial run. I have some lovely soft leather that I didn't want to ruin on a first try.

Yes, they are very crazy and I can't really think of anything that they could actually go with... and they have fabric bottoms... but, she seemed to like them.
She said, "SHOES!"

as you can see, they go great with her Tigger sweat pants...

6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Girly Girl Hair Accessories on: December 11, 2008 12:10:53 PM
My sister-in-law and I decided that for presents to each other's children, we would just trade toys (since they are all 3 and under and enjoy any kind of toy if it is "new"). So, I decided last night that I should make something extra for my niece (who is 2 and the oldest in her family) and realized that I have almost a million hair clips that I could decorate for her. So, I made these:

after they were baked, I painted them with nail polish to make them sparkly and shiny

And, since she is just about the most girly girl you could ever meet, I made her a unicorn hair clip too:

I don't know if I am sure about the unicorn... I don't know what it is, but something just doesn't sit right with me. My son, when he saw them this morning, said, "Mom, I love this unicorn, it is beautiful!"
So, maybe I just have looked at it too much. I don't know.
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 33 ENTRIES / Bottle cap snake *hey, I'm recycling!* on: December 04, 2008 07:39:09 PM
I made this and posted it a while ago but since it is for christmas, I figured that I can post it again for the challenge Cheesy. I have been sitting on this for so long I am about to just throw it at him and forget christmas. Or keep it since it feels really neat Grin
  I saw this idea in a kids craft book that I got at a thrift store and I was so excited to try it. I decided that my reason for making this, other than the shear joy of drinking beer for a purpose, would be for it to be a gift for my 9 year old nephew.  I started saving bottle caps immediately... then began assembling it... so far away from christmas. I had to put it on a shelf and "forget" about it...
 so, without further adeux, the terrifying bottle cap snake:

I made the head and tail from polymer clay:

here is a close up of his head:

and an action shot to show how fearsome and ferocious he is:

I know that he is going to love it! I just hope that he doesn't break it 10 seconds after he receives it!

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Hearts and Apples Thanksgiving Dress on: November 26, 2008 02:32:25 PM
I wanted to make a new dress for my little one for thanksgiving and this is what I came up with:

It is from simplicity pattern 3854 with some alterations. I lined the bodice since I was using stretch material (and I didn't want to do biased tape) plus no zipper.
I also made a jacket since it will be a little chilly:

This was from a modified version of Butterick pattern 5896. I made it and it was HUGE, so I had to size it down.
I would have a picture of her in it, but she has decided that she HATES it and won't let me put it on. I tried and she was screaming at the top of her lungs, "OFF! OFF!" so, I stopped. THEN, she saw it on the table, picked it up and threw it on the ground! Isn't she too young (18 months)  to have such strong opinions of fashion?
  Hopefully she will be in a better mood tomorrow and I will be able to get it on her!
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Baby pirate wench... on: October 29, 2008 10:31:43 AM
So my three year old son decided that we should all be pirates this year for halloween (a great idea, I think) and with me being the eternal procrastinator, I have just started making the costumes (I work better under pressure, I guess)... this is the costume for my 17 month old girl...

Everything is made from recycled sheets and drapery. The shirt is from Vegbee's peasant blouse tutorial: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/07/peasant-blouse.html

But now, is it piratey enough? I am going to make her some sort of headwear and perhaps an apron? Does she look like she is just going to oktoberfest...
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Scraptastic Toddler Tote *many colorful pics* on: October 03, 2008 04:03:10 PM
I participated in the scrap swap a little while ago and got the most wonderful package of scraps from LouraPalmr and have been itching to use them ever since (I was also scared to use them since they were totally awesome)!
  I made my 16 month old daughter a little bag since she has been stealing mine and toting them around the house.
Here it is! I almost want to steal it from her, but I guess that I could make my own... then we could match!! *gush*

here is the back:

and a close up of the awesome strap material that I got at  SAS:

I could have used white thread, but I was lazy...

and, the obligatory action shot... two in this case because she was so cute and it was too hard to decide... When I got out the camera, she started walking around saying, "Cheese".

As you can see from this picture, I lined it with red fabric with hearts

Triumph! please excuse the mirror plastered in finger prints... she loves to look at and lick her reflection these days...

She really likes it... I found her carrying around my alarm clock this morning...

Thanks! Comments/questions welcome Grin

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