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1  Cardboard cat scratcher in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by yoopidou on: October 07, 2016 09:32:16 AM

I made a scratcher like the ones you can buy almost anywhere. I used cardboard from a box to cut stripes and the bottom of a box to glue the pieces of cardboard inside.

 At first, my cat thought it was a nice bed. After a few minutes, she enjoyed scratching it and does it many times a day.
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2  Kitty floss holders tutorial in Needlework: Completed Projects by yoopidou on: October 05, 2016 12:37:07 AM

As a beginner embroiderer, I often grab the wrong end of the floss and end up with a mess. So I made some kitty floss holders to keep the floss organized.

supplies needed:
cardboard- I used a piece of an old cardboard book.
felt tip pens or any medium you want to use to decorate your kitties
Scissors- Not the fabric ones

1. Cut a small rectangle about 1 1/2 inch by 2 1/4 inch.

Now, you are going to cute the kitty shape in the cardboard.

You may decide to draw it or just cut it without drawing before. Even not perfectly symmetrical, the kitty will be cute with floss around his belly.

2. Cut two triangles off the sides like a gift tag:

3. Make two symmetrical cuts to the ones you have just made

4. Cut in between. Now, you have the ears.

5. Cut the sides where you will put your floss so that the body is slender.

6. Add two cuts that will hold the beginning and end of the floss.

7. Draw a face on you kitty.

You're done!
Time to use your kitty floss holder.

Insert the beginning of the floss in the cut on the kitty's belly.

Wrap the floss around the kitty's belly. When you're done, insert the end of the floss in the remaining cut.

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3  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: October 05, 2016 12:11:25 AM
LadybugsAndBumblebees, your scarves look so thick and warm, I can inagine how comforting they will be. I love your homemade tags.

The foxes are adorable, I like how they sleep on each other. The background flowery fabric has perfect colors for the season.

I had to look up "hands and foot". Looks like an interesting game but needs many players. It's an excellent idea to make a dedicated box for the cards. Great job on finishing a WIP, Bunny1kenobi.

Thanks for the comic, Bethntim. I love it.

I finished the coasters and made a mug rug too. They are far from perfect but I like them anyway.

The kitty floss holders are very easy to make. I am working on a tutorial right now.
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4  Summer tops in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by yoopidou on: October 01, 2016 12:46:41 PM

When I pass by the fabric store, I often find a lovely fabric to make myself a top, or a dress or ... it's not hard to come up with ideas at the store. Then, the fabric is washed and folded and stays on the shelf. There were a bit too many fabrics on the shelf. Each time I saw them, I was reminded of the clothes that I would make, soon for sure. Well, months years passed and my closet was getting low on tops. So, I finally got to it.

Here they are:

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5  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: September 30, 2016 09:35:49 PM
Your rolls are adorable, Butterflyangel, but that would not prevent me to gobble them up! Are they panda rolls?

You did that with crochet, Bethntim? Amazing.

You hid the curry spill very well, Bunny1kenobi. I might have to reuse your idea as I am no stranger to curry spills.

Thanks to your inspiration Alwaysinmyroom, I started the coasters. I used whatever felt or remnant of batting I could find. I have one finished and a few almost done.

Here are the tops. They are summery, easy tops as the weather is always warm here. I'm lucky, it's easier to sew as they have no sleeves or collars but they do have at least one pocket. It's much easier for my work if I have a pocket.

And here is the first coaster.

I also made a new cover for the ironing board from an old sheet. Not very interesting to look at. So, I have added a cat. Actually, the cat claimed it.

As I was using embroidery floss, I managed to make a mess of a few skeins. So, I made some cat organizers to get rid of the tangles.
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6  Retractable drop arm window awnings in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by yoopidou on: September 23, 2016 12:05:50 AM

To provide shade in the rooms but still get wind through the window screens, I created some window awnings. They can be rolled up or down.

Here they are rolled up. I might make a tiny roof like structure on the supports other the fabric.
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7  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: September 22, 2016 11:45:25 PM
I made two retractable drop arm awnings to provide shade in the afternoon.
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8  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: August 27, 2016 11:56:42 PM
I was very tempted to register for this swap. It will be an excellent opportunity to create your own designs. I'll have to keep an eye on the gallery for sure.

I made a fabric card from a picture I took while visiting my family this summer.

I used an ironing gluing stuff in between the fabrics but I find it makes it too flat and rigid. I will try without next time. And from now on, I will keep most of my scraps, even the tiny ones. It was a challenge finding enough different green fabrics at home.
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9  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 26, 2016 05:24:28 PM
Cute octopus Bethnim.

I made more leis.
The graduation is tonight so I will stop now.
26 chocolate and candy leis for his friends

a lei made of coconut frond balls

I made a Ti leaves lei.

I added a long string of flowers to it:
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10  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 22, 2016 01:25:02 PM
Thank you all. My favorite is also the stars lei but it takes longer to make. I don't remember exactly but there are about 140 stars in this lei. It costs very little, just the sheets of paper that I cut in strips but took about 6-8 hours. The gummy candy leis take only 10 minutes and cost around $1 each. The single braided ribbon leis cost even less but take about 30 minutes to make.

Audio, when you put the tiny picture of the green background, I did not notice how beautiful it was. It's just perfect with the parrots and fish. I find the cards very funny and cheerful. The owl wall hanging made me smile too. You found some really cute fabrics and you had the eye to put them together. On the box, is it yarn you spun yourself?

Lindy, I like the bright colors you used in your embroidery. It makes it very summery.

I made one new lei with ribbon but a thick one. I did not want to spend 6 hours on it threading it one needle length along yards and yards of ribbon. So, I tried sewing bunches of vaguely rolled ribbon with my sewing machine and then threading it by hand but more tightly. It took maybe one hour. It would look better if I could tighten it more but I ran out of ribbon. This uses so much ribbon, I would say almost 100 yards.
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