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1  Love Monster Finger Puppets in Valentine's Day by Julieko on: February 08, 2009 08:49:32 PM

I made these little Valentine "love monster" finger puppets for my little boys preschool class last year.
There were 24 kids.. 12 girls and 12 boys.
I made the girls pink ones and the boys red ones.
Made from fleece with felt horns and little mini googly eyes and puff paint heart.
I put them in little coursage bags with some candies and a little lacey paper heart.

makin' em assembly style!

packed up and ready to go

I hope you like them! :oD

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2  finger pincushion in Completed Projects by Julieko on: July 09, 2006 08:48:54 PM
Hi Everyone!
I thought I'd tell you all about a little pin cushion that I made.
Inspired my Just Jennifer of Huntsville Arkansas!  

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3  Re: Waldorf inspired washcloth gnome baby ***NOW WITH TUTORIAL!!!*** in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Julieko on: June 08, 2006 03:31:18 PM
I love the gnome....I've been making teddy bears and martians and monkeys and whatnots by leaving the hat off, and working with the corners formed by the head, to make ears.  SO SWEET and cuddly

Hi operageek!
I would love to see your creations!
I decided to make a bunny for my little boy and he really likes it.
Here's a picture!  On this bunnies feet, I tried just putting a little stuffing in and sewing in a little curve and it turned out nice, it just makes the bunny a little more square. ;o)

And these have been a real hit at the craft shows and as gifts!

Please post your pictures! Smiley
If you have trouble just PM me and I can walk you through it. Smiley
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4  Re: Gnome swap Gallery.... in The Swap Gallery by Julieko on: June 05, 2006 06:05:13 PM
OK, now I could just kick myself for not seeing this swap!!!
Here's a gnome shirt that I did for my little boy with a freezer paper stencil I drew myself!

I hope someone decides to host another one! <|:o)>
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5  Re: Baby/Kid Stuff Swap (Round 3) in The Swap Gallery by Julieko on: May 31, 2006 01:15:09 PM
Here's some pictures of all the adorable stuff my boys received from Joanna aka Canafruit!

Jaden showing off his cool book bag and camo picture frame.. ready to go to the library!  Grin
It has the coolest pockets inside!
Boy it's REALLY sunny today!

Here's the adorable hand sewn toys that Canafruit sent for my 5 month old. A multi page super soft felt book with adorable cutouts, and a little baby blue monster just perfect for snuggling with.
Gus was sleeping or I would have posted him chewing on his little monster!

I also took some pictures of the stuff I sent so I thought I'd post one of them too.  Wink

Syndrome from the Increcibles shirt and cape done with a freezer paper stencil, sundress, mini stuffed mouse, crocheted daisy hair clip
wrist ID bracelets and shoe ID's.

This was a really fun swap!
Thanks, Julie
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6  Re: Gnome Stencil? in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by Julieko on: April 19, 2006 12:33:46 PM
Well, I decided to make my own with inspiration from a cookie cutter I got for christmas.
I drew it on my computer in Paint.
Here it is, so post a pick if anyone uses it.

This just makes me want to make MORE STENCILS!!!!!

And here's a picture of my little one wearing his gnome shirt!

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7  Re: Nursing Cover/Blanket in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Julieko on: March 24, 2006 06:19:02 PM
I tried to make a Hooter Hider to, but I didn't have strong enough boning it would just fold over and flop.
I caved and went ahead and purchased one online, I loved the fabric!!
I decided I deserved it because this might be my last little nursling. Smiley

Anyhooo I have the Hooter Hider and I made one that drapes over the sholder with a weighted pouch that is a little less obvious.
I love them both and I choose which one to use depending on the situation.
My little hound is almost 3 months and he's getting the hang of latching on without much fuss.  yipee!!!
Here's a picture of my cover that drapes...

I think it looks like a little blanket but it stays in place better!

Oh! And here in Kansas they just passed the breastfeeding law so us mama's are safe here too!
I just wait for the day when someone says something and I can tell them to "stick it!" Wink
Happy Nursing Everyone!!!
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8  Waldorf inspired washcloth gnome baby ***NOW WITH TUTORIAL!!!*** in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Julieko on: August 03, 2005 10:05:15 AM
I've been in love with Waldorf inspired toys and gnomes, and I ran across one of these and I thought "I can make that!"
I don't remember where I seen it, but when I do I will post it so the original artist will get the credit.  Grin
It's basically 2 washclothes and some no-pill fleece for the hat.
This would make an easy (and cheap) gift for a new baby.
I think I might make one with a red hat and a green hat too!  Cheesy



2 white washclothes
handfull of stuffing
piece of scrap fleece
white & tan embroidery floss
white sewing thread and needle
sewing machine

Cut out a head shape, you can eyeball it I think mine
was about 3" in from the sides and top.
Sew all around and leave a 3" opening for turning

Turn right sides out and stuff head, take a piece of
white floss tie around neck and knot.
Sew opening closed either by hand or sewing machine.

Pinch hands and tie white floss around and knot. (there is NO stuffing in hands and feet)
Do the same for the feet.

Lay your piece of fleece around your little gnomes head and
place a pin so you know where to start sewing.
take it off the gnomes head.
I layed a piece of thread on the fleece so you can see how you
need to cut and sew your hat. (The thread is not really on the hat) 

Cut hat, sew.
You will notice that the bottom of the hat is at an angle,

I then cut the bottom level.

Turn hat right sides out and slip it on the gnomes head.
If it's too loose take it off and sew it a little smaller.
Put it on the gnomes head and sew it on with a whip stitch
with regular sewing thread.

Sew on eyes with tan floss entering the needle from the back of the head
just under the hat.
I did 2 little stitches for each eye and tied it off at the back of the
head also.

Apply blush with a q-tip for the cheeks. Or you could use non-toxic paint.

Tie a bow around his neck and your done!

Here's my original gnome...
Sorry it took so long to get the tut done!!!!
Have fun and post your creations!!!
Thanks, Julieko
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9  Delicious Chocolate Felt Donut! "0" calories!! Now with Tutorial !!!!! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Julieko on: August 03, 2005 07:28:22 AM
I thought I'd try my hand at making a felt donut like I've seen on the net.
I was inspired by www.Donuthos.com and www.Sewdorky.com web sites Grin
I'd liked to have used beads for the sprinkles, but I have a toddler and I wanted it to be child safe. 
It was really easy, just a little time consuming.  This would be fun to put some vanilla potpourri inside to make it smell real too! yum!

This could be bad... I live in the country and the closest place to get donuts is about 15 miles away! arg!!!!!


Ingredients you'll need:
5 1/2" cardboard circle (or a bowl etc..)
2 ltr pop bottle lid (1 1/4" circle) 
1 piece brown felt
1 piece pink felt
brown & white thread
asst'd seed and bugle beads or embroidery floss
ink pen
sewing machine

Fold brown felt piece in half and trace the 5 1/2" circle onto felt with pen.
Center pop cap (1 1/4" diameter) on circle and trace onto felt with pen.
Draw both circles on one layer of pink felt for the iceing.

On the brown felt, sew just inside the 5 1/2" circle line.
Do not sew the little circle just yet!

Now cut out brown felt donut about 1/4" past your sewn line.
and cut the little circle about a 1/4" in from the drawn line towards the center, now make little
notches every 1/4" all around the inside of the little circle.

Turn the donut right sides out.
Now to sew the donut hole closed....
Turn a couple of tabs in at a time and whip stitch them closed, just like when your done stuffing something
and you close the opening. Just tuck,stitch,tuck,stitch... easy as...pie. Smiley

Now stuff your donut, I like to use the end of a pen to get my stuffing in good and tight.
Now's the time to add potpourri or other smelly stuff if you want your donut to smell yummy.
Whip stitch opening closed.

stitch beads or embroidery sprinkles to the pink felt.

Pin the icing to the top of the donut and whip stitch in place.

Your done!  It looks delicious!!! Wink

Now I think I'll try to make an eclair, cinnimon roll, boston cream etc........yum!

Well this is my first tutorial and I hope I did it OK.
Please let me know if I can improve on anything!

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10  Re: robots in spring! in The Swap Gallery by Julieko on: May 12, 2005 07:05:29 AM
Here are the totally cool items that knottyjen sent me!

There are....
2 cute handpainted mini terra-cotta pots (I think I'll use them on my computer desk to hold paperclips and rubber bands)
1 adorable robot t-shirt that I believe she hand silkscreened (knottyjen - you have to give us details on how you did it! :0)
2 funny little "fun foam" robots that my 2 yr old son decided were his!  I have them on the ice box holding up his art work. too cute!
and 1 package of daisy's which happen to be my favorite flower!  How'd you know that Jen??? :0)

Thank you sooooo much for filling in for the flakers!  I love happy mail days!!!

I have a craft show this weekend, but I'm going to send you a roboty thank you gift as soon as I can.

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