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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Diaper motorcycle *updated with a tutorial* on: August 26, 2012 04:27:18 PM
So 2 years ago I made a diaper cake for my bff baby shower.


Now she is having a little boy and had a mini shower to get some boy stuff. I didn't want to make another cake so.....
I was browsing Pinterest and saw a diaper tricycle. I was inspired.


My girlfriend and her husband are avid bike riders so I decided to make a diaper motorcycle.

This is the front of the bike. The handle bars are a fleece blanket and socks. The headlight is a bottle and the front says Stud Muffin (bib).

Here is a side view. I rolled the diapers and secured them with a rubberband to make tires. I tied a blue ribbon around them then cut off the rubberbands.
Thanks for looking Smiley

*I rolled a diaper up and secured it with a rubberband. Then I continued to wrap diapers around it until it was the size "tire" I wanted. I tied it with a ribbon to hold the tired shape. I made two "wheels" then I tied a piece of ribbon to each to hold them together.
For the handle bars I rolled up a recieving blanket and shoved (I do mean shoved lol) it through the front wheel. Then I set the baby bottle on top of the front tire. I pulled the blanket (handle bars) over the bottle and secured it with a rubberband (then a ribbon). I simply put the socks on each end to make the grips on the handle bars.
For the seat I just laid a couple bibs on the tires.
Hope this makes sense Smiley
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Redone ugly chandelier on: August 24, 2012 09:12:13 PM
So we are renting and can't change out the ugly chandelier...but I can remove the stupid plastic pieces. FYI when we moved in like 20 of the pieces were missing Sad

I had some cool old xrays (I work at a vet and they were being recycled anyway)
I cut them into strips, hole punched to top and hung them on my light fixture.
Now we have a fantastic new light!

*Yes that is my hand. There is also an xray of a rat, a cats abdomen and a broken leg in a cast Smiley
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Felt playfood (pic heavy) on: February 13, 2010 08:48:54 PM
I made a bunch of felt food for my daughter today. I have been wanting to make some and finally did it. I'm hoping this will deter her from trying to cook real food in her room on her play stove. (nothing like ice tea and goldfish crackers in a toy pan for a couple days mmmm)
So here is some bologna and cheese (pardon the crappy pics)

Corn in the husk

and out of the husk

A tasty cheese quesadilla

She has been feeding us quesadillas all day

A pancake with butter (you can't see it from the flash but I embroidered a B on the pat of butter)
A little cake with a flower on it

This one shows the color a little better

Whole wheat spaghetti and meatballs

With sauce (the noodles are just strips of felt and then I ran it though the sewing machine a couple times so it didn't fall apart)

I think the banana is my favorite

Out of the peel


Fried egg

I am still working on the lettuce, bread, tomatoes and more meatballs. I have so many ideas. I want to make some onions, apples, oranges, etc. that are put together with velcro so my daughter can "cut" them into slices.  Something to work on I guess.  I think the playfood is as much fun for me as my daughter.
Thanks for looking
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / disect-a-kitty (pic heavy) 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)
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Sweet refrigerator pickles 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.
6  COOKING / Dessert / Mini Pineapple upside down cakes 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.
7  COOKING / Dessert / Birthday sushi cupcakes 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.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Dora bedsheet recon -pic heavy and more to come 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.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Deigo Dress 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
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Summer Dress 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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