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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / My Wall O Art on: December 26, 2011 06:49:30 PM
I've created these over the last year, mostly sharpie and colored pencil.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Organized! Finally!! on: September 17, 2011 11:57:59 AM
I'd like to share my organization with you! I'm just about halfway finished with getting my craft/sewing room organized.  Since I can't paint the walls (apartment) I pained my cubby a great blue color. My husband built the cabinet from a sheet and a half of ply wood and I painted it with a mis-tint color (a gallon for $5) from the hardware store. He is currently off building the second one to match. As you can see there is still a bit more of organizing to go! I'll try to keep this updated with new pictures.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby Dress/Tunic on: June 07, 2009 10:23:48 PM
I made these cute little dresses/tunics for my friend's baby Emma.  She said she wanted some thing 'beachy' well, she got 'fishie' instead! They are sized 3 - 6 months.  I got the pattern here http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/2008/06/free-pattern-baby-dresstunic.html.

I bought the fabric for $1.50 a yard and used maybe half a yard each. So with the fabric and the bias tape - each dress cost me $2.25 to make.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Flaming Heart on: January 11, 2009 12:23:13 AM
I made this from paper.  I designed the heart in photoshop and cut it out with my wishbade.  I guled 6 layers of paper together with eye pins in between the middle layers (can't see them here) and then used UTEE and silver embosing powder in it to make it shiny and interesting.  Its about 3" across.  I then strung it on some stretch cord with seed beads.
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Metal Repair Tape Journal & Toot! on: October 09, 2008 12:54:46 PM
Here is my metal repair tape journal. oOoO!

Ok, here are the pics and after the pics I will explain how it is made!

Front Cover

Back Cover

Detail Shot

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

Supplies needed:

Cheap Composition Journal From The Dollar Store
Super Heavy Card Stock or Cereal Box
Glue Stick
Metal Foil Tape
Sanding Block
Permanent Ink Refill
Stylus or Something Similar
Bone Folder or Something Similar
Old Paint Brush
Paper Towel
2 Sheets Printed Scrapbook Paper


1.  Cut out your desired shapes and glue them to the cover and back of the journal.  If you have a die cutter that works awesome too.  For those with a Cricut or a Wish Blade, cut out 2 - 3 of the shape from card stock and glue them together for more thickness.  I have a Wish Blade, and this journal was made with 3 thicknesses of the shape cut from card stock. (Also a good use of those odd colors you will never use anyway.)

2.  Cover the journal with the foil tape being careful not to get any wrinkles, and also beware that once this stuff is down, it is not coming off nicely.

3.  Burnish around all the edges of your shapes with the stylus and smooth out the rest with the bone folder.

4.  Now you can add any other dots, squiggles, etc. with the stylus.  You can also add writing with Metal Stamps.  I added the person's name to this one after it sold. I bought mine at Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=90124

Optional To Get The Brushed Metal Look

5.  Now lightly sand the whole journal to give the metal foil some tooth.  

6.  Drop 5 - 6 drops of your permanent ink refill on the cover and then swish it all around with the paint brush.

7.  Wait about 30 seconds and then wipe it off with a paper towel.  This is really messy so either be super careful or wear a plastic glove because the ink will stain your hands and it takes a day or 2 to finally come off.  Tongue

8.  After all the ink is dry you can cover up the ugly folded over ends inside the book with scrapbook paper.  I added a ribbon under mine to close it with.

All Done!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My First Poppet on: October 06, 2008 11:43:28 PM
My poppet!  I have to say it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but... 

I don't have eyes or joints so I look kinda funky.

My eyes are just pins and my hair isn't attached.  And my dress is killing me because its PINNED to my back!  My mommy promises to fix my hair and my dress, but she doesn't know what to do about my eyes.  Maybe she will paint me some eyes when she gets up the nerve... 

She also says to tell you that she has never made anything like me before, and she made me from butter suede she bought at Walmart.

7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Paper & Ink Magnets (7 Pics) on: October 02, 2008 02:56:48 PM
I made tons of these out of sheer boredom.  They are card stock, ink, stamps, and metal repair tape.  Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!  Comments Welcome!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pleather Triangle Bag on: October 02, 2008 02:37:45 PM
I made this for BF to keep his contact stuff in when we leave the house overnight. He loves it!  I triple top stitched the top for some manly details.  No lining as the pleather vinyl had a fuzzy type backing.

Thanks for looking! Comments welcome!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old Pants = New Purse! on: October 02, 2008 02:34:29 PM
I made this Jordy type bag with a pair of old pants.  I unfortunately did not get a shot of the pants.  The pocket on the front is a little off center and the zipper was too short.  But I only used one panel of the pants - so I can make like 3 more if I really get an urge! The lining was also a recon of one of BF's old button down shirts.  No interior pockets, I'm not that brave yet! The fuzzy threads inside the zipper are removable - I had to rip out the zipper only once during construction.  LOL!

Thanks for looking!! Comments welcome!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Purse Handles on: September 19, 2008 02:34:52 PM
I see that some of you use the prefabricated purse handles that you buy in the store or online.  I was wondering if anyone has made their own out of something they had around the house?

I mean besides dragging out the jigsaw and literally making your own, I'm not feeling that adventurous today, and I would still have to go buy the wood.
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