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1  Doctor Who TARDIS cake in Dessert by jonaosk on: May 29, 2015 02:22:36 PM
My youngest sister is a huge Doctor Who fan, so for her birthday my other sister and I decided to make a Tardis cake. It came out a lot better then we were expecting (we can be a bit clumsy Smiley )
The pictures were taken on my phone and are not great quality.

We baked the cake using Betty Crocker's red velvet cake mix.

We covered the cake in blue fondant and made a template for the decorations

Then we fitted in white cutouts and painted a "police box" sign with black and white food coloring
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2  easy baby bibs in Crochet: Completed Projects by jonaosk on: October 25, 2014 12:09:40 PM
I just learned how to crochet and was looking for a project that wasn't too complicated. I found a picture of some bibs similar to these but there were no instructions so I kind of improvised and it turned out great. I used a 100% cotton yarn.

Here are the dog and owl. I also made a pink owl and a pig but I forgot to take a picture before I gave it to a friend.

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3  my super-DIY icelandic wedding (img heavy) in Weddings and Bridal Showers by jonaosk on: October 24, 2014 01:43:59 PM
I got married on my birthday in july. It was a very relaxed and fun outdoor wedding at my husband's family's farm. We really tried to do everything ourselves, including making the cake, the dress, the beer, all the decorations, the invites, transforming a barn into a reception hall and even shooting geese for the dinner.

The barn we held the reception in had a dirt floor so we built a temporary floor out of pallets and plywood. (with some help from the dogs)

I made some signs to help our guests find their way.  (it says: camping site, ceremony and reception. Surprisingly many guests decided to camp with us)

We lined the walls with birch from a nearby forest and some white christmas lights. We used balloons for a photobooth backdrop

The tables were decorated with candles and some flowers I picked around the farm. I put them in jars I had been slowly collecting and cleaning the months leading up to the wedding.

I bought a couple of flower bouquets at the supermarket and made my bridal bouquet.

We made a wedding arch out of birch and set it up so that the guests would have a view of the lake (again with some help from the local animals).

Emil the sheep was especially interested in the champagne Smiley

My husband and I wanted to arrive to the ceremony together so my dad built us a tandem bicycle for our "grand entrance"

I made my own dress, the craftster post is at: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436364.0

We were just going to have a playlist but a few of our friends formed a band just a few days before the wedding and they were absolutely amazing. Although the my husband and I left the party at 4 am (with sore feet and BIG smiles) the last guests didn't stop dancing until around 7 am.

Icelandic dance "kokkurinn"

I baked three separate cakes with lemon, orange and strawberry flavors. And you can also see the traditional icelandic "kransakaka" my sister-in-law made for us.

Finally I made some simple props for the photobooth which was a big hit. We got over 600 images of our 70 guests

I am a nursing student so we had a very small budget, but I feel that by doing so much ourselves and with the help of our amazing family and friends the wedding reflected us and our personalities perfectly.
Hope you guys liked it

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4  My wedding dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by jonaosk on: October 24, 2014 07:33:25 AM
Whenever there has been a big occasion in my life,  confirmation and graduations and such, my mom has sewn a new dress for me to wear. So when my then-fianc and I decided to get married I knew I had to have a homemade dress. But now it was time for me to sew my own dress (with my mom's help of course).
The pattern I used was from burda: http://www.burdastyle.de/burda-style/damen/retro-kleid-50er-look-kleider-roecke_pid_491_10814.html The dress is in tall sizes but I'm only 1.70 m so I had to alter the pattern a bit.

Anyway, this is what the dress ended up looking like Smiley turned out better than I had dared hope and only took two days to make.

I started out by making one out of cheap muslin to make any alterations needed

Then I took it apart again to use as a pattern for the real deal

The dress is made out of matte satin, I made the bodice double to give it a bit more weight and strength

lastly I hand stitched some rhinestones around the waist to give it a bit of bling Wink


My dad had built us a tandem bicycle to ride to the ceremony, which is why I went for a tea-length dress. And I do NOT regret it, it was so comfortable and the full circle skirt looked really good on the dancefloor.

Hope you guys like it Smiley

My post on the whole wedding is now on craftster at : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436373.0
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5  my version of the forest wall in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by jonaosk on: December 28, 2011 11:30:34 AM
My boyfriend and I just bought our first apartment and I've been so excited to get to decorate it the way I want, after spending a few years renting small, boring apartments with all white walls. Recently I found this tutorial on craftster: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383612.0 and decided to something similar in our bedroom, and this is how it came out

It took me just over 3 hours to tape the pattern, and about the same time to paint it

I had a mirror lying around with a plain wooden frame, so I used the leftover paint to paint the frame and hung it on the opposite wall

what do you think ?  Smiley

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6  new dog bed from old sofa in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by jonaosk on: December 27, 2011 04:47:25 PM
hi everyone, so we had a sofa set with two sofas, and recently one of them got broken so we decided to turn it into a new dog bed. I sawed off the back and the legs and then stapled some cheap curtain fabric to it, and voila!

and here you can see the matching sofa:

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7  traditional icelandic wool sweater (felted) in Knitting: Completed Projects by jonaosk on: September 11, 2011 11:59:31 AM
This is my first try at knitting a sweater and it went a lot better than I had expected, except that it turned out way too big for my boyfriend, so we felted it until it fit. and now its both wind- and waterproof Smiley

C&C welcome
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8  marilyn monroe bag in Knitting: Completed Projects by jonaosk on: August 12, 2011 03:22:22 PM
so I saw this marilyn monroe cross stitch pattern on google while looking for some stencils and I just had to try knitting it, it turned out better than I'd expected (especially since it was the first time I knitted with more than one colour Tongue)
anyway here it is:

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9  bracelets made out of fish skin in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by jonaosk on: November 29, 2010 02:56:24 PM
Bought a few fish skin leathers this summer at a market in my hometown in Iceland and decided to make a few bracelets for me and my boyfriend. It turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would be Smiley

this one is cod skin

the black is cod and the red is salmon

And I made a more masculine one for my boyfriend from cod, lined on the inside with black leather

Tell me what you think Wink
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10  the beatles tote bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by jonaosk on: May 03, 2010 08:21:18 AM
this is the first bag I've ever  made, and it went surprisingly well Tongue I used an old beatles t-shirt, and a few scraps from older recons for the insides and strap. tell me what you think

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