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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: My elven costume on: September 11, 2013 05:41:44 PM
I love it! Very nice work, and the attention to detail really shines through
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Disco Hedgehog on: September 11, 2013 05:35:49 PM
I love love love Disco Hedgie!!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New outfit on: August 08, 2012 05:39:39 AM
Hello -

I almost exclusively sew skirts. But I recently sewed my wedding dress, so started to get used to making tops. This is similar to my wedding dress pattern, but I split it into a top and skirt (instead of a dress).

And it has mushrooms, yay!

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Shrinking down a garage sale find! on: April 27, 2012 06:53:13 PM
Wow! You reincarnated the dress into an amazing piece with a whole new life! Great idea to make pleats
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: More bird print circle skirt goodness on: April 02, 2012 04:08:01 PM
Looks super cute! Nice work!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: A home for a hedgehog! on: March 15, 2012 04:59:15 AM
Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave such kind comments! I worked for many hours on this project and I really appreciate your support  Smiley  Craftster community is so wonderful.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / A home for a hedgehog! on: March 14, 2012 09:06:02 AM

For many years I lived in a 300 sq foot apartment. Since most things I owned were visible all the time (no storage), I came to believe that everything should be both useful and fun to look at. I still go by that philosophy even though I'm in a slightly larger place now.

So when I started thinking of adopting a hedgehog, I also started thinking of a cool-lookin' hedgie-home. I love Lord of the Rings (my home wifi network is named The Shire), so I thought I'd build a hobbit-ish home.

Hedgehogs are tricky pets for several reasons, but in particular they need a large wheel and they need to be kept at 75-80 degrees. So I had to fit in a wheel and a heat lamp.

Now, I get nervous about leaving a crock-pot on when I go out for the day. So a 24-hour heat lamp is definitely making me nervous. Especially when it's hanging above polar-fleece (which I'm using instead of litter).  So I've ordered a flame-retardant spray (safe for pets) online. I also have a thermostat connected to the heat lamp, so it should turn off if it gets too hot. Hopefully that will prevent disaster.

The house itself is plexiglass. My boyfriend bought a HUGE sheet of plexiglass, then bent the sides up (with a mini blowtorch!). Then glued on either end. All the fixin's are velcro'd on the outside. This way the little guy can't get into trouble eating the moss etc (it's all outside his container). And all the stuff can be removed should I want to clean it (or redecorate). Velcro was the boyfriend's idea, brilliant!

There's a lamp attached to the outside on the far end, so I can see inside in the evening. The tree on the corner hides a messy seam (handy!). The plexiglass broke in half and had to be glued back together, but the crack is fairly well hidden (you can see it on the "brick" wall).

The roof has a hinge on it, so it can be lifted up and then hooked to the shelf above (to keep it open).

The lamp looks very close to the moss roof and the wheel. But incredibly, they are hardly even warm!

I'm on a list to adopt a hedgehog, just waiting for him to be a little older. I'm excited! I hope he likes his new place. I'm sure I'll have to make some modifications, we'll see how it goes.

If you have a hedgehog and have suggestions for me, please let me know! And thanks for reading! Now the photos  Smiley

April 9th Addendum:
I've adopted a hoglet! His name is Quillbur. He's a snowflake variety. He's loving the hobbit home, yay!

Thanks for reading the post  Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first (wearable) skirt on: February 07, 2012 10:09:58 PM
fantastic! I love the ruffles, and the bow is great! The fabrics you picked work very well together. Nice work  Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Classic Hatter Velvet Coat (Inspired by Syfy's Alice) [IMG HVY] on: March 15, 2011 11:01:24 PM
I'm super-loving those buttons! Wow, nice work, fo sho.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A jumper - for travelling! on: February 02, 2011 12:46:41 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments!  Craftster members are so inspirational to me, I love seeing all your projects and appreciate your feedback on mine.

It's a Simplicity Pattern, Project Runway series.  Not too hard!  I wish I would have used piping on the arm-holes in addition to the neckline / front.

It called for a side zipper, but I didn't use it because the fabric is stretchy and fits over my head, and I'm lazy, and cheap.
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