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1  My new wall art! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by ladybags on: September 12, 2009 05:12:29 PM
I got the idea for this project on a craft blog featured on "One Pretty Thing" recently and decided it was just the thing for a large blank wall in the house we've been in for a little over a year.  I wanted to use papier mache letters but I could not find what I wanted, so I started with the wreath.  I found the font I wanted and DH enlarged the letters correspond with the size of the wreath.  Then I traced the letters on foam board and cut them out with a utitlity knife.  Next I hot-glued a long strip made from cereal boxes and taped together along the edge of the cut out letter (to give the letter depth, so it wouldn't be flat).  I painted the cardboard edge brown and then glued scrapbook paper to the foam board.  Lastly, I "antiqued" the letters by rubbing some watered-down paint around the edges.  We hung them above the sofa, and now our house is really a home, a place I dearly love to be!  The paper in the "H" is a dog bone pattern, for our three beloved dogs; the striped paper in the "M" matches my window treatments, and the music paper in the "E" represents our love for music (my husband and I met in music school and will have been married 32 years this December!).  Thanks for looking!

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2  Re: Make Me A Doll Round 2 - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by ladybags on: July 08, 2009 08:00:03 PM
Hi all,
May I present the newest addition to my doll family: an extra-special little girl named Amelia!  She is the proper British lady having her afternoon tea! Sajona sent me her all the way across the big pond and she arrived in dandy shape along with some extra treasures:

Thank you, thank you, sajona, I love her!  This swap was so much fun!!  All the best to everyone - enjoy your crafting and the lovely creations we all share! Wink
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3  Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls - Round 5 in The Swap Gallery by ladybags on: June 30, 2009 08:13:25 PM
Finally got the pics of my beautiful dotee from FiberDogs taken and posted (I got her a week or so ago).  Look at the closeup of her lovely face!!  I just love the PINK toile fabric: and thanks, FiberDogs for the remnant of same you included.  She also sent some handmade notecards which I absolutely love!  Thanks again. . . I enjoyed this swap immensely!!  Hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth. Grin

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4  Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls - Round 5 in The Swap Gallery by ladybags on: June 11, 2009 01:53:56 PM
Hi all,
Received my second dotee yesterday, this one from chanemza:

The flowered fabric and antique photo are awesome; thanks, chanemza!! Wink

This swap was so much fun!
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5  Re: Mermaid Black Apple Doll for diminishedsheep in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by ladybags on: May 26, 2009 06:20:27 PM
What a cute doll!  I would also be interested in the new swap; I'm in Dotee mini doll #5 swap now but it's over June 8 so hopefully I can sign up for yours.  I love most all dolls, but for some reason I'm not crazy about these poppets that seem to be all the rage.  I took a 5-week training course in my county and am now a certified CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate); when we are assigned a case, we look out for the best interests of the child(ren) involved in abuse/neglect situations and testify before the Juvenile Court.  Anyway, the instructors for the course were great, so to thank them I made each a Black Apple Doll and attached a little handmade book filled with quotes about children:

Looking forward to your new swap!! Smiley
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6  Re: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls - Round 5 in The Swap Gallery by ladybags on: May 24, 2009 07:21:52 PM
Hi all,
Got my dotee (hot pink one of my favorite colors!) from audio-astrophysics a while back but I needed lessions from my husband to download and edit my pics (I'm new at the digital camera) but I did it and here is the picture...

Also, after many hours of crafting fun, I have finished all of mine and will be getting them in the mail this week.  I really enjoyed this process and hope to continue but I just (finally!) got a job after a year and a half of being unemployed and have an hour commute one way.  But hey, in this market, a job's a job, right?  I'm a real estate paralegal so you know that market has been in one terrific downslide.  I find creativity and crafting to be a stress-buster, so I will find time for it!  Meanwhile, summer is upon us - have a good one!

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7  Non-sugar Panorama Easter Eggs in Easter by ladybags on: April 09, 2009 10:40:44 AM
Hi and Happy Easter!
I made these panorama eggs from papier-mache for myself and my mom.  Back in the 1960's, my mom took cake decorating classes and we ran a family mini-business at Easter making panorama eggs from sugar and decorated with meringue icing.  We had a lot of fun doing this but they don't tend to hold up for too many years.  So these brought back good memories for us.  I made the bases from the end of the egg that was sliced off.  Enjoy!

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8  Re: Space Adventures for my neglected son in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by ladybags on: March 25, 2009 08:18:47 PM
You're right:  boys are left out when it comes to cute clothes!  The shirt you made is adorable!   Smiley  My only child, a son (who's now all grown up and gone), had some cute outfits that I made him.  I'm thinking about pulling out those old patterns and sewing some to sell on Etsy.  One in particular is a two-piece sailor outfit in which the shirt buttons inside the shorts.  I made my the shorts out of light blue seersucker and the sailor top white with light blue satin ribbon for the braid on the collar.  He got two summers out of it!

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9  Garden Bunny for a lucky child! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by ladybags on: March 25, 2009 10:33:48 AM
Hi all,
This is my first post!  I just finished this bunny to be given to a hospitalized child at Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta this Easter (our church collects hundreds of plush toys to be sent there).  Anyway, both my husband and I are unemployed, so, having all kinds of time on my hands but not much $$ in my pocket, I went through my extensive stash of fabrics and unmade patterns and voila!  this cute bunny was born.  It was made from McCall's pattern #6034, copyright 1992.  Hope you like!

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