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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Ladybug Baby Shower Ideas? *Updated With What I've Done So Far* on: March 06, 2011 05:11:42 PM
I am in charge of my sister-in-law's baby shower. She isn't due until October but I wanted to get a head start. I'm planning it for the end of June.

I have a few ideas that I have found on the internet, but if anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them.
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Zombies Ate My Clothes *IMG OBESE* on: October 28, 2010 06:24:04 PM
My friend, DreamChild556, and I, along with the hubby and some other friends are going to a Zombie Walk tomorrow. Here's a link to see her awesomeness: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363133.msg4264362#msg4264362

I like to live dangerously, so I decided to do this in our kitchen. Normally, I wouldn't have, but there was still some residual blood on the floor from our last murder crafting project...(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356570.msg4175659#msg4175659)

I took some old clothes and cut some holes in them with scissors. They didn't look frayed enough, so I put them in the dryer for about 10 minutes. It wasn't as frayed as I would have hoped but it was still good enough. Then I painted around the holes I made with a brownish paint, to simulate dried blood. Then I splattered it with the paint brush. Then I did splatter with the bright red paint. And kinda added a little to the dried blood tears.

Here is the outfit I made for myself. I've been bitten on the shoulder.


And for Ricky: He has a zombie bite on one of his arms.


And for our friend Sammi. (I forgot to take a picture of her pants before I hung them up to dry, so you can't really see how cool they are.) She has zombie bites on her legs.


Tomorrow I'm going to throw them in our front garden and let my twins get them all dirty.
3  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Halloween Table Runner (My First One!) on: October 26, 2010 07:58:44 PM
We just got this new entertainment cabinet and my husband had a little television that he sets on top of it. I didn't want the top of it to get scratched so in honor of Halloween, I made a table runner for it.

It was really simple. I got 1 3/4yards of kitty cat Halloween fabric. I sewed it all around except for where to turn it. I turned it right-side out, and then top-stitched it completely around. I was going to put purple binding, but I thought the orange would pop better, so that's what I did.

I've got a turkey one to make for Thanksgiving. :-D
4  COOKING / Dessert / Halloween Cookies on: October 26, 2010 07:52:21 PM
Since the twin's school won't allow parents to home-bake the goodies for parties, I figured I would make the teachers their own goody bags.

I've made these sugar cookies before but I never took the time to decorate them.

Here are my pumpkins and ghosts:

I also make cookies for my husband to take to work. These didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. I didn't make enough colors to decorate them right, and the first batch got burned. But I'm still pretty happy with the way they turned out.
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Etched Glass Pan Cover on: September 11, 2010 10:22:00 PM
A friend of mine taught me to etch glass tonight. So I put the Transformers logos on our pan lid.

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / 80's Surprise Birthday Party on: August 25, 2010 12:21:06 PM
My sister-in-law and I are trying to plan a 1980's birthday party for her husband. We've got our costumes pretty much completely bought, but after that we're drawing a sort of blank.

I'm in charge of making the birthday cake, and I was gonna make it Pac-Man. We were planning on having an 80's music mix playing, and 80's movies in the back room. We also have the 80's scene-it we can play.  We're having trouble trying to find foods to make. 'Cause a food wasn't really associated with a decade...at least not ones that we can readily get. No one wants to drink New Coke. LoL!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / It's A Bloodbath In Here on: August 13, 2010 09:06:15 PM
I saw a few posts on here from different people who have made blood spatter items for their bathroom, so I thought I'd try my hand at it. My husband and I have our BMN (Bad Movie Night) every Friday night, so I took this opportunity to get my best friend to help me out.

First, we just kind of splattered the paint on with the bottles, then we poured them all onto a plate and I stepped in it to make the footprints. She did the handprints.

Then we got creative. We  made some spaghetti and rolled it around in the paint, then dropped it on to see what it would look like. We also painted a meat cleaver and placed it on the mat.

I may have gotten a little ahead of myself with the walking in paint too. LoL!

8  COOKING / Dessert / AC/DC Groom's Cake on: August 08, 2010 06:35:35 AM
This thing was the biggest pain in the butt of all the wedding items that I made for my husband's uncle. At least it seemed that way last night, when I was up until 2am working on it.

First the pictures, then the description.  Smiley

I started making this cake yesterday before I had to go to the reception hall and decorate last night. I am the WORST at getting cakes to come out of the pan, so I had my hubby, who took a semester at culinary school,  in charge of greasing the pan and getting it out. The first cake got mostly out, but there was a big chunk from the bottom that didn't make it. So that had to be scrapped. Then I made another one, put parchment paper down on the bottom, greased the sides with butter, and that one came out with no problem. Except it went onto the board crooked.

I made the cake and the icing from scratch using a Hershey's cook-book. The cake is chocolate, as well as the icing. I added black food coloring to make the icing as dark as it is. For the AC/DC logo, I melted the red candy-makers chocolate and traced it onto a logo I printed off the computer onto parchment paper. It would've looked awesome, except the bottle I was using for the tracing, kept blowing out air bubbles. And again, it was 2am, so pretty much anything would've looked awesome enough for me.  Wink

Around the chocolate logo, I piped red glitter icing, that I cheated and bought from Hobby Lobby. It's a wedding, there has to be glitter.  Smiley

Around the bottom I piped another batch of semi-liquid cheating. I didn't have time to make from scratch icing this morning, so I used canned that I colored myself. It was too soft, so the details on the piping melted, but again, I am so over doing this wedding.

No one in the wedding party has seen the cake, nor do they really know what I had planned. I had envisioned this beautiful cake with extra bells and whistles, but time just escaped me. I'm still really happy with the way it turned out. Save for the crooked way my husband put it on the board.  Wink

Critiques openly welcome.

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pink and Black Polka Dot Dress For A Wedding on: August 04, 2010 11:01:10 AM
My husband's uncle is getting married this Sunday so I made myself a dress! It's the first piece of clothing I've ever made for myself. And all I can say is that I really really need a dress form! I love my hubby, but he's not the greatest at pinning parts.  Grin

Please don't mind the dirty mirror. My twins have stickier fingers than I thought!

And these are the earrings I made to go with it.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Purple Flower Girl Dresses on: July 25, 2010 09:22:09 AM
My husband's uncle is getting married in exactly two weeks and they asked our twins to be flower girls. I immediately jumped at the chance to make the dresses for them.

There's Olivia trying it on, not sure what she's doing with that leg of hers. LoL!

Emma, showing off.

Emma, showing the back.
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