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1  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 121 ENTRIES / Re: Pinata Halloween Costume on: November 03, 2017 05:52:49 AM
How clever!  And not too scary  Smiley
2  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 121 ENTRIES / Wonder Women 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".

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: February 03, 2017 06:48:44 PM
Thanks everyone on the comments about my sweater.  It managed to finish it in just over 2 weeks because I wouldn't let myself work on anything else in the meantime.  Those crocheted stitches went fast.

craftylittlemonkey - I made my first pair of socks a few years ago.  Last year I pushed to learn two-at-a-time socks.  It's a game changer.  No more dreaded "second sock syndrome". 
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! 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.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: January 31, 2017 05:58:10 PM
So many wonderful projects already.  I'm just going to comment about a few...

fluffypants - you're making me hungry. Those pink rose cupcakes look amazing!

Watsonc7 - I love the crib blanket. I don't really see the wavy edge at all.

Sera unravled
- Great looking hats!  Too bad the first one didn't fit.  Stranded knitting tends to be less stretchy Sad

lindyv321 - you too are making me hungry.  I haven't made no-knead bread in a while.  Maybe it's time to dig that recipe out again!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! 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

January
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


7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitted Knockers Knitalong for Breast Cancer survivors! on: October 06, 2016 07:45:07 PM
I've added this to my to-do list.  I know they say you can knit them in any color, but I really wonder if someone would want green? Cheesy  I do have some white and pink DK cottons that are soft and lovely.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Felt Badge Swap R3 Gallery (Send Out June 27!) on: July 14, 2016 07:38:40 PM
What a great looking cat! Smiley
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Felt Badge Swap R3 Gallery (Send Out June 27!) 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!

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Felt Badge Swap R3 Gallery (Send Out June 27!) on: June 30, 2016 07:58:09 PM
EllaRain and geekgirl1000100  I love the teacup with a hedgehog is beautiful and whimsical at the same time. The turtle is awesome too!  You two made great swap partners!

pioneer9 you did a great job on that little house badge!
LimeRiot I love all the intricate details on the llama you made in return!

audio / fatewineroses Im not normally a dark fan, but Harry Potter?  Those teeny tiny stitches?  Incredible!

petskin Im so glad the flea circus theme fit; I was just aiming for vintage circus Smiley  I cant take credit for the chicken note that was included though.  I had an amazing partner for my very first swap last year.  She sent a bunch of those (along with many other things) stating I needed great tags if I was going to swap again.
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