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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: November 19, 2011 11:58:28 AM
Wow... I haven't been on Craftster since the end of August. So much to catch up with, but it's a good thing. I've been in a crafting slump lately and seeing everyone's projects will (hopefully) kick-start my motivation.

Between extra-long hours at work and just feeling wiped out when I get home, I did manage to finish two projects for my nephew's birthday - an iSpy bag and a memory game with a drawstring bag:

With the holidays and squeezing in eight vacation days (where I work, if we don't use them, we lose them) I'm hoping I'll get some crafting in. I don't know that I'll reach my 50 - some of the biggest projects are the priorities on the to-do list - but I can try. Smiley
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Dinosaur iSpy and Memory Match on: November 09, 2011 06:04:55 PM
For my dinosaur-obsessed nephew on his third birthday ...

iSpy bag! (with dinosaurs, and lots of other goodies)

My sewing is getting better. It was my first attempt at grommets. I love the look, but next time I hammer the grommets on cement, I'll place a towel between the fabric and the cement! (Little tiny rips where the fabric caught on the cement - but a little bit of fray check helps hide them.)

Drawstring bag for ...

Dinosaur Train memory match!

Printed the filed guide from Dinosaur Train's website, and used some camouflage scrapbook paper on the reverse. If I had thought about it ahead of time, I would've scanned in the fabric and printed my own matching paper. Oh well - I'm happy with the overall project!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Little House of Horror (lots of pictures) on: September 05, 2011 06:29:47 PM
Thanks for all the love!

lady4feet, you are right - they are floating books. It was fun trying to figure out a way to put them in! Smiley
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: August 28, 2011 08:35:42 AM
Wow, I've missed so much. I'm always amazed by the incredible talent in this thread!

After a little crafty hiatus, I'm finally back with finished projects! And, a few new projects to add to my list. Here we go:

The Little House of Horrors for Halloween! Finally finished!:

And here's the post:

Agenda cover!:

And here's the post:

New projects:

Pop Tab bracelet:

Bracelets from a cassette tape and an 8-track tape:

I also made a dinosaur "field guide" and a set of memory cards for my nephew's birthday using the field guide printables from Dinosaur Train's web site. They're laminated, so I can't get pictures to save my life! But, I'm happy they're finished!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Agenda Cover on: August 28, 2011 08:21:54 AM
When I ordered my new 2011-2012 calendar, I assumed it would be black. After all, the one pictured was black, and there wasn't an option to choose a color or even a note explaining that you'll get whatever color they decide to send. So I was surprised to find that my new calendar was the most ugly shade of brown imaginable! I couldn't imagine looking at it for a whole year!

Thankfully, a co-worker had a pattern for a legal pad cover - I was able to use her pattern to make a super-nice cover for my agenda (with just a couple of mods).

(Also made the monthly tabs - it was a pain to try to flip between months without them!)

Thanks for looking!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Little House of Horror (lots of pictures) on: August 28, 2011 08:09:30 AM
Inspired by Knickertwist's AMAZING work, specifically her Little House of Everyday Wonders: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=353043.0. The detail, thought and planning is just mind-blowing, and I knew I wanted to give it a try!

We need some Halloween decorations, and my husband and I love horror movies, so a horror movie-inspired house seemed like a natural fit! I've been working on my version for over a year now. Picking out all the little accessories was super fun! Here's the finished house:

The outside front:

From the sides:

The inside:

The bedroom:

(The skeleton in the closet and the hands reaching up onto the bed glow in the dark.)

The bathroom:

(The skeleton coming out of the toilet glows in the dark.)

The kitchen:

The living room:

Thanks for looking!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: August 01, 2011 09:46:42 PM
I've missed so much awesome-ness! Both the Tink/Ariel and the Spy parties are amazing. I wish my childhood birthday parties had been so creative with the great costumes and the games!

Yesterday, I spent most of the day - and afternoon, evening, and night - trying to finish my little house of horrors for the July challenge. I should've kept up with it more throughout the month, but the stupid agenda cover that I was stubbornly trying to put together just took over. Around 12:30 a.m. last night (this morning?) I was down to the final touches on the little house. I started gluing sticks to the roof and realized it just wasn't going to work. I kept trying to force it to work (must learn to get past the stubborn-ness) and proceeded to ruin the entire roof. *sigh* Around 2:30 a.m. I gave up and went to bed.

After a little sleep - and a loooooong day at work - I think I've found a way to cover up the roof disaster. I'll play around with it tomorrow, and hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of both the little house and the blasted agenda cover. I'm ready to put July behind me and move on to August! (Even though some of my July projects will have to roll over!)
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: July 22, 2011 03:44:41 PM
Silver, I LOOOOVE the dragon you made! So cute!

Ffrogg, your skirt is to die for! It's amazing!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: July 17, 2011 09:59:22 PM
sheepBlue, your Snape shirt is amazing!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: July 17, 2011 10:12:46 AM
Holy moly! I've been away from my computer (and my crafting) for several days - stupid migraines. But so many updates and awesome projects! The steampunk cross - so many details! The flower clips - gah - I need some of those! The tag blanket - so cool, and adding the crinkle! Oh, and the Big Bang cross stitch - I'm so jealous! You are all amazing!
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