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7541  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Hearthstone pillows! on: December 29, 2009 11:42:20 AM
These rock!! you must have come up with the pattern yourself, hey?  My husband gave a genuine "hey, cool"  now I know what I'll have to make him some day...
7542  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Many stitched calenders... (loads'o'pics) on: December 29, 2009 07:04:31 AM
Thank you troublet!!  They took many days on bed rest  Wink  bless bed rest, made me finishing on time possible lol
I shouldacouldawoulda redone the french knots on that skull...  but that metalic thread is evil!!
7543  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Incense Holder on: December 29, 2009 06:43:47 AM
that is one beautiful incense holder! 
7544  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Many stitched calenders... (loads'o'pics) on: December 29, 2009 06:18:30 AM
Thank you RockDragon!   Cheesy
7545  COOKING / Dessert / Re: How to Make Bread Pudding on: December 28, 2009 07:25:12 PM
I've been grazing too.... but I may have to make that bread pudding just to get me through the new year lol!
Looks and sounds delish!
7546  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: VT Floor Pillow on: December 28, 2009 07:20:32 PM
Looks cozy and so very cuddle worthy!  Nice first project!
7547  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Many stitched calenders... (loads'o'pics) on: December 28, 2009 07:18:35 PM
 Grin Thank you!

SapphireGypsy, I thought of re-usability while I was stiching them.... I guess they'll just have to get photo frames for them next year, so they can just frame the embroidery.
7548  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Many stitched calenders... (loads'o'pics) on: December 28, 2009 06:50:38 PM
So a while back someone posted a calender they had purchased from September House Etsy and embroidered (I'll find that post and link it..... It was thejoyfojess, with this post:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=321753.0)  I thought they would make great gifts, so I bought 6 blanks and made each family member (and thier families) a calender.  I bought all embroidery designs from Ubarn Threads. Here are the results:

These ones went to my family (Parents, Sister, Brother)

all wrapped up and ready to go:

Close up of the parentals.  Went with a rainbow music theme, they both tinkle on the piano, so I thought this was a good way to go.

Close up of Sisters.  I had issues knowing where to finish this one off but I decided to stop as it was... hope they will like it.  

I don't know what this stitch is that I used to fill in the bird, but I'm glad I used it.  It looks good Smiley

Close up of Brothers.  He's a machanic, and still only 22... I thought the girly fabric on the back was a good touch if he doesn't so much like the skull and cross wrenches.....

These are the ones that went to the In-laws.

Close up of the parental inlaws:

And closer still, so you can see the tiny stiches required to do all those tight turns.... (color is off because I couldn't quite get it to work with the flash, so I just used a bare bulb.. didn't work so well either... gotta figure that out one day)

Close up of the Brother inlaws.  They are currently a family of 3, so I added the little birdy in the middle.

this one is for us.  I relate to the quote, as I always seem scatter brained, but I know what I'm doing lol  It's stil a WIP... but hey I have a few more days to get it done Smiley  Also I don't know if I like how the dandelions turned out.. I might rip em out and re-do...

Some of the designs were slightly modified, so they would fit just right in the given frame.  
The only people who recieved so far are the parental inlaws.  The MIL was impressed (she used to craft too, until her hands went wonky) so I was happy with that.  Nice to have your work appreciated!

Anyway, thank you to the person who posted the calender in the first place, they were tons of fun to stitch Cheesy

Oh and I stiched everyones birthdays on there too, so no one would have an excuse to forget!
7549  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Outgrown Tights Into Knee-High socks! on: December 28, 2009 04:38:13 PM
way to cute!  hoping this babe comes out a girl so I can make tons of these, because you know, she will be in ruffle butt tights 24/7 that she will eventually grow out of....
7550  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 14 gallery of fabulousness!! on: December 28, 2009 04:34:08 PM
sweet package!  that cupcake hat makes me giggle!

I hope my package from Melvinator makes it by the end of tommorow...   Embarrassed We have to take off for over a week so I can have this baby.   Will be gone from the 30th to the 7th or 8th! yikes!  oh well, if it doesn't at least it will be here by the time I get back.
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