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1  Wonder Women in Halloween Costumes by cmouse01 on: November 02, 2017 07:00:45 AM
My daughter originally had plans to go as a witch princess ... or something like that.  She had specific enough plans that didn't require Mom to make anything this year.  However, I'm still enough of a child that I like to dress up as well.  Especially if I'm going to brave the cold with her (it was 32F on Oct 31st!)

We have gotten pretty good at using the Freezer Paper Stencil method of decorating plain t-shirts.   Saturday was a cold, dreary day - perfect for crafting.
 My daughter picked out several girl superhero symbols she wanted, we got them cut on freezer paper (I have a cutting machine, thankfully), and ironed them on the shirt.

She's old enough now that she's good at careful painting, so I let her paint her own shirts this time around.  While she was painting, it gave me the idea that perhaps I could dress up as Wonder Woman this year, so I decorated one of my own shirts.

Note: I wrote up details on all the steps for Freezer Paper stenciling [url = http://www.asimplehomestead.com/freezer-paper-stencil-shirts/]here[/url].

Wonder Woman has awesome red boots, but I figured I could get by without those.  However, I knew I couldn't go without a belt or headband.  When my daughter realized I wasn't going to dress up in what she suggested (which would have been an elaborate, expensive and/or time-consuming costume), she wanted to go as Wonder Woman too.

We even watched a 1970s Wonder Woman episode to get in the spirit of things! 

Hubby suggested some bubble wrap for the belt - kind of like they did for Klingons in the original Star Trek episodes, but I couldn't find any.  Then I remembered I had strips of bright yellow fabric already cut out, that were just waiting in my craft room.  I'm not much of a sewer, but I could handle sewing up these strips.  The fabric is a thicker cotton - almost like a denim, which made it a nice stiffness.  We found some red star fabric in my scrap basket to make the ovals.  I made two headbands, two belts and four wrist bands.  The head and waist versions had elastic in the back to make them easier to put on.  The wrist bands used a small piece of velcro.

I cut star shapes out of cardboard which we spread with glue, added glitter and later Mod Podged so the glitter wouldn't get all over everything (again).

My daughter even added a crocheted star washcloth to her ensemble.  She said it was her "throwing star".

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2  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by cmouse01 on: January 31, 2017 06:28:15 PM
I'm already up to 6 projects finished this month!

1. I made a hat ... forgot to take pictures ... and now I can't find it!  My husband and I have looked everywhere.  I think it developed legs and found a warm(er) home!

2. some simple cards

3. a sweater for ME!  I participated in a January Sweater challenge along with my local yarn store.  I was the first one finished.  Granted, I used bigger yarn, lacy crochet stitches and it's more of a vest, but I love it.  Sadly, my family wouldn't cooperate, so I don't have a picture of it on me.

4. This is my January new project (if it applies).  I tried a sample project to learn the corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet process.

5. I made these Pride & Prejudice-themed stitch markers that I plan to give away during a Feb/Mar knit-along that is literary themed.

6. I wanted this to be the year of socks.  This month I started and finished a pair of socks for my 6-year-old daughter.  They are a simple 1x1 rib so I whipped these out in a week.
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3  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by cmouse01 on: January 12, 2017 01:52:11 PM
Claiming my spot (late) for 2017.  I wasn't very good at updating last year, so my goal for this year is to share, share, share! Smiley  I managed to finish close to 100 projects last year, and that doesn't include baking/cooking - I always forget about that one

1. a hat - which I can't find now to take a picture!!

2. simple cards

3. a crocheted sweater for ME!

4. January challenge: learning corner-to-corner crochet (C2C)

5. Pride & Prejudice stitch markers

6. purple socks for my daughter

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4  Re: Felt Badge Swap R3 Gallery (Send Out June 27!) in The Swap Gallery by cmouse01 on: July 01, 2016 05:51:40 PM
Oh petskin!  She is Absolutely. Perfect.  I think I screamed a little when I opened the package Smiley
You nailed this swap!  Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!

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5  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 126 (May 2016) in The Swap Gallery by cmouse01 on: June 07, 2016 04:09:48 PM
Horrible picture, but I want to thank Alliekat914 for my swap package!  She asked me for a review of the Brother Scan'n Cut and then sent me a new cutting mat.  It's super-long and should be great for those larger projects!

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6  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 125 (April 2016) in The Swap Gallery by cmouse01 on: May 07, 2016 11:50:33 AM
My package arrive this afternoon from Alliekat914.  Thank you!  You just said you were going to send "supplies" so I had no clue what it might be.  I have had this terrible itch the past couple days to try something in watercolors - I was getting desperate and thinking of just using some regular cardstock (I *think* I have a child's watercolor paint set around here somewhere).  It's a gorgeous day and I'm now torn between spending it outside and painting ... maybe I should just set up to paint outside  Grin  Cheesy Roll Eyes  You picked the perfect supplies to send - thank you Allison!!

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7  Re: Disney & Pixar Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cmouse01 on: April 06, 2016 01:23:08 PM
Oh my goodness!  Our package arrived yesterday and my husband commented that our daughter had to patiently wait two whole hours for Mama to come home before it was opened (puzzled-penguin graciously addressed it to my 5-year-old  Smiley )

We did not agree to spoil ... and she said she sent just a little something extra.   Shocked  My word, woman, what would you send if you DID spoil?!  We were completely amazed!

It's a bad picture, but what she included:
  • a Frozen/Elsa headband with a beautiful fabric flower
  • a Lambert the Sheepish Lion embroidery hoop (I am so keeping this one for myself!!)
  • an awesome Tinkerbell apron, complete with a little vial of pixie dust (beads)
along with some Frozen stickers and various Disney postcards.  She even had Mickey Mouse tissue paper.  I'm in awe of your Disney-ness.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

We had a little fairy / snow queen running around the house last night; she added fairy wings and sparkly shoes for an added touch.

Meanwhile, my I'm finished with my main item, but need to finish boxing and addressing.  I'm going to see if I can find a few little extras to send too, because you were an incredible swap partner Smiley Wink Grin
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8  Re: Thing-A-Day February 2016 Craftalong in Craftalongs by cmouse01 on: February 04, 2016 02:04:06 PM
Here are my projects from the last couple of days.  These are bigger projects but the first two were partially finished and I just needed to get in gear to complete them.

A freezer paper sweatshirt requested for my sister's birthday.

Some socks for my brother-in-law.  I "finished" them a couple of days ago but had yet to weave in the ends.

Playing around with some stitch marker ideas.  Technically these aren't done - I still want to glaze them and I need to add the top rings.
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9  King of Kings in Stenciling: Completed Projects by cmouse01 on: February 04, 2016 01:53:18 PM
My sister's birthday was last week but I won't see her until this coming weekend.  Meanwhile, I'm dying to show this off!

She loves lions and requested I make her a sweatshirt with a lion and this wording.  I did the freezer paper stencil technique.

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10  Re: Thing-A-Day February 2016 Craftalong in Craftalongs by cmouse01 on: January 29, 2016 02:21:40 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun, but I'm going to have to do some planning or all my days will be tiny projects  Cheesy

1. King of Kings sweatshirt

2. basic ribbed knit socks (weaved ends)

3. marbled round stitch markers

4. twisties stitch markers
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