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11  disect-a-kitty (pic heavy) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by kittyvettech on: February 06, 2010 03:55:30 PM
I am so proud of this project. I almost didn't give it to Poosel Smiley I must give a special thanks to The Angry Hippie. I was so inspired as soon as I saw her dissect a bear. I knew I had to make a cat one. So I guess we start at the head.  It is felt and some discount material from Joanns. The whiskers are a couple bristles off my daughters playbroom.

You can unvelcro the back of the head to see the brain. (felt and stuffing)

Yes she has 3 legs (my 3 legged cat Chicken Wing inspired me)

Then you unvelcro the tummy and get to see the organs.

The organs. Lungs, heart, spleen, kidney, liver, gull bladder, uterus (with fetus), intestines and bladder.

Uterus with removable fetus.

Heart close up

More guts close up


For the tail I made a hole so you ca see the inside. The bone is made from a bendy straw.

OK so I work at a vet and you have to have a certain amount of grossness to everything you do Smiley So I had to make a tape worm.

I hope I didn't gross anyone out too much. Thanks for looking. And in case anyone wants to know she loved her dissect -a-kitty. There may be a dissect-a-puppy in my future from fellow craftster Poosel.
ps. I did forget to make a stomach but it's ok cause she doesn't have a mouth. (Sorry about some of the blurry pics too)
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12  Sweet refrigerator pickles in Recipes and Cooking Tips by kittyvettech on: February 03, 2010 06:47:04 PM
I went a little crazy at the local fruit/vege market. I won't say what I spent but it was too much Smiley
I decided to try and make some refrigerator pickles (thanks for the idea Rachael Ray). So I bought some dill, pickle cucumbers and onions and this is what I came up with.

I sliced some cucumbers and onions thinly and put them in a leftover soup container (from the best chinese restaurant ever **China Star**) then I put in some sprigs of dill.

In a pan I added 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp mustard seed, and 1/4 tsp of turmeric. I cooked and stirred until the sugar dissolved. I poured it over the cucumber/onions and let it cool. After it was cool I put it in the fridge for 24 hours. Yum!

(In the fridge getting tasty)
Thanks for looking.
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13  Mini Pineapple upside down cakes in Dessert by kittyvettech on: January 29, 2010 09:20:53 PM
So this is not my original recipe but I have to share it because it is awesome!

So in a bowl mix 2/3 cups of brown sugar and 1/3 cup of melted butter.  In another bowl mix 1 pkg of white cake mix, 1/3 cup of vege oil, 3 eggs and 1 and 1/4 cup of pineapple juice.  Spoon brown sugar mix into 24 greased muffin tins then put in 1/2 (1 whole if you are me) maraschino cherry in. Spoon crushed (drained) pineapple into muffin tins and top with cake mix.  Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Immediately invert onto wire racks to cool.

I made regular cupcakes and mini cupcakes (mmmm bite size)
I must thank www.allrecipes.com best free recipe website
Here is a close up of tasty unhealthy goodness

(sorry it's a little blurry)
Thanks for looking.
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14  Birthday sushi cupcakes in Dessert by kittyvettech on: January 20, 2010 04:19:44 PM
So ever since I saw this sushi cupcake post I have been wanting to make them.
These are the coolest cupcakes. So fellow craftster poosel is having a birthday and loves sushi. So I figured now is the time to make them.

Ok number one-white sprinkles are very hard to find (thank you preciousgrumpy)
I made mini chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Then I dipped them in white sprinkles for "rice". I wanted to use green fruit rollups for seaweed but no one has any...anywhere. Instead I just use green construction paper and made "cupcake holders".

I also use orange jellybellys, cut up gummy worms, gummy fish and I flattened out spearmint gummys for the "seaweed" look.

And of course chopsticks.  A special thank you to eggyolk for the inspiration.
Thanks for looking.
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15  Dora bedsheet recon -pic heavy and more to come in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by kittyvettech on: January 09, 2010 04:31:50 PM
I bought a twin Dora bed sheet and chopped it up. My daughter really wanted a backpack so that is what I made first.

It closes with velcro on top.

This is the back

Action shot

Next I made a circle skirt. My first and I really love it.

I made little belt loops and a sash to tighten it

Tied in the back

Twirl shot.
Thanks for looking.
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16  Deigo Dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by kittyvettech on: January 08, 2010 09:10:23 PM
So this is my 2nd dress I've made for my little one.  I know I keep making summer dresses but I am still trying to figure out the sleeve thing. She picked out the material (can't beat 60% off).
Here is the back...nevermind the pj bottoms

Don't mind the crabby face either. She was not amused that mommy kept making her try it on.


Thanks for looking.  Only 49 projects left this year Smiley
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17  Re: 50 Projects 2010 in Craftalongs by kittyvettech on: January 08, 2010 05:18:37 PM
I am so excited to start this. What a good way to stay motivated. Here goes...Bold is work in progress, crossed out is done.

1.  Felt food (for my daughters play kitchen)

2.  Lounge pants for my hubby
3.  A stuffed cat (that you can take body parts out of, gross I know, but I work at a vet. We like gross) I totally borrowed the idea from a craftster that did it with a bear.

4.  Play outfit for my daughter (she picked out Diego fabric)

5.  A fabric holder/bag with an embroidered snake skeleton for my hubby
6.  Dress for my daughter
7.  Scrubs for work
8.  A recipe book
9.  A diabetes book for my Grandma (recipes and info)
10.  Shirt for my sister-n-law
11.  New coat for me
12.  Cape for my baby brother (he's 26 not really a baby I guess)
13.  Sheet recon

14. Sushi cupcakes
Cutest thing ever!

15.  Felt name book. I love these and need to make one for my daughter.
That is all I have for now but that is enough to get started I think. I look forward to adding more later.
16.  A coupon book (to hold the coupons that are randomly flying through my purse right now)
17.  A new purse, I'm not sure of what yet
18.  Baby to Toddler swap Awesome first swap!
19.  Tablecloth tent/fort for my little
20. A german pillow
21. Disect a snake for the hubby
22. Yoga pants
23.  Cozy for hubbys recreational fun stuff
24.  Recipe Swap
I am so behind...I need to get my craft on ASAP!
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18  Summer Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by kittyvettech on: December 26, 2009 07:34:05 AM
So my wonderful husband got me a singer for Christmas! I was so excited that I got out my surplus of fabric and started cutting and sewing. This is the first piece of clothing I have ever made and I didn't use a pattern I just kinda made it up as I went.
Here is the back, It looks crooked but it's not. It's just the way she is standing.

Here is the front. The part around the neck comes around and hooks on the button.  I'm thinking of adding something in the middle, a belt maybe, so it isn't so straight and plain looking.

Thanks for looking, I'm sure there will be more to come because I love my new sewing machine.
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19  Easy chicken and dumplings in Recipes and Cooking Tips by kittyvettech on: December 15, 2009 03:53:57 PM
So this is one of our favorite dinners and I thought I would share it. It is cheap, easy and fast...all my favorite things.
I don't really measure so bear with me. The base recipes is from Rachael Ray (thank you Rachael)
I put some olive oil and butter (about 2 tbs of both) in a big soup pan. Then I start peeling and chopping. I just peel and chop about 4 good size potatoes (I just throw them in the pan as I'm cutting), a couple carrots-chopped, a couple stalks of celery-chopped, tons of fresh garlic, one onion-chopped, sometimes mushrooms if I have them, some salt and pepper and poultry seasoning. Cook about 5 min. then sprinkle about 2-3 tbs of flour on veges and cook a couple minutes. Then I add about 2 quarts of chicken stock. As that comes to a boil I chop up some chicken into bite size pieces. I drop the chicken in as it is boiling, stir it then I start my dumplings.
Now here is the hard part. Open a can of biscuits (I use Aldis brand cause they are like 29 cents a tube) tear each biscuit into 4 pieces. Drop pieces of biscuit into soup put on a lid and simmer 10 minutes.  Your biscuits will fluff into tasty "dumplings" and the soup will thicken a little. This is very good the next day too.

Sorry about my crappy photography skills but I promise this is really really good.
Thanks for looking and enjoy.
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20  Pot Holders in Needlework: Completed Projects by kittyvettech on: December 15, 2009 03:42:44 PM
So I bought these two pot holders for my daughter (she loves to play kitchen) for 50 cents. I thought they were too plain so I decided to put something on them. Mind you, I am not a very good sewer (is that a word?...sewer). I don't know what this stich is called but it took me about a day to finish both.  I just sketched my design on and use embrodery thread. I'm saving them for christmas, I also want to buy some beads and put them on so it looks like sprinkles.

This is the first one I did with her initals and 3 cupcakes. This is the one I want to put "sprinkles" on

This is the second one I made. An icecream cone, candy, and her name.
I really had fun making these. I think I might try more, maybe kitchen towels or something.
Thanks for looking.
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