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671  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Ping Pong Balls on: November 07, 2009 02:19:49 PM
When I was little my mum used to make wobbly animals/people from them.  Take 2  ping pong balls  and a peice of dowel as long as the 2 balls next to each other.  cut a hole in each ball  for the dowel.. half fill 1 of the balls with plaster of paris mixture and insert the dowel.  put a dab of glue on the top of the other end of the dowel and put the "head" on.  wait for the plaster to set, paint them up and try to knock them down.
672  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Burlesque Swap -2 (Sign-Ups October 19/09-November 1/09, send outs November 30) on: November 01, 2009 11:40:40 AM
I'm so excited to get started  Smiley
673  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Burlesque Swap -2 (Sign-Ups October 19/09-November 1/09, send outs November 30) on: October 28, 2009 03:57:10 PM
This looks like a fun swap to get involved in  Smiley
674  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Christmas Bauble on: October 21, 2009 05:42:00 PM
Hi, thanks for your comments.  They are made with ribbons, and a lot of pins. Will post a tute soon.
675  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Christmas Bauble--Now with pic heavy tutorial. on: October 17, 2009 02:11:17 PM
A friend of mine showed me how to make these Christmas baubles.  I just love them.  This one is for my god-daughter for her first Christmas this year.  

The balls I use are approx 18cm circumference. I used 1" ribbons. For the 1st row you need 4x2" long pieces and for the 2nd and 3rd you need 8x2" pieces each.  You will need this for each half of the ball.

Mark the ball into 8 wedges.

From your first colour find the centre and pin it to the ball along one of the wedge lines.

Bring the sides down and form a point.  Pin it to the ball.  Repeat with 3 more pieces.

Mark 1/4" from the centre of the ball. (where the wedges meet.) Find the centre of your next colour. Pin 8 of these around the ball at the points where the ribbon edges meet and also where the folds of the ribbons meet,  and make the point as before, keeping one point over and one under the next.

Do the same with the 3rd colour, marking again 1/4" down from the top of the second point. 

Ath the top where the point meet, push in a pin with a beadand a sequin.  Repeat the steps above  for the other side of the ball. 

After the ball is completely covered, wrap a ribbon around the centre (I use about 40-45 cm) where the raw edges of the ribbons are showing.  Pin it on to the ball with sequins and beads.  Loop the excess ribbon into a bow on top and a piece to hang it from the tree.

The you are all finished.  The first one at the top of the post, I used eye pins, jump rings and chain to attach the bell and initial letter.  Instead of 3 colours, use 2 like I did, or one plain, and one patterned. 
I really hope this makes sense, please ask if you have any questions and I will try to help you.
Thanks for looking, and if any one make a ball, I'd love to see it.
676  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby Rah Rah and Leggings (3 pics) on: September 16, 2009 10:05:23 PM
HI, I made these leggings and attatched rah rah skirt for my 8 month old.  She looks too cute crawling around in them.
This was my first attempt at sewing with knit fabric, and overall I am pleased with the result.

Thanks for looking. Smiley
677  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Day of School Shirt! on: September 11, 2009 01:57:21 PM
Love the top. So cute.
678  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Wishing Well on: September 09, 2009 09:22:02 PM
This is the wishing well I made from the old timber from the deck we ripped up.  I got the instructions from Buildezy website. My hubby brought home a condensed milk tin from work and we used a fire poker end for the handle and an old market umbrella pole for the cross piece.
Thanks for looking.
679  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Nappies on: September 09, 2009 06:17:50 PM
These are the nappies I made for my daughter.  I used Polar fleece, waterproof nylon and micro fleece.  They are fastend with buttons and button holes rather than velcro, which I think tend to get tatty and matted full of the bits in the washing machine.  I started at 13 wks pregnant and thought well I only have to do 1 a week, and that will be enough.  I then put it all away until I was 35 wks pg, having only made 2.  Not the smartest move.  I did get them all done before she was born though.  The pattern, and others, is from the nappy network site http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/diy.php Thanks for looking.

680  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Wedding favour/ place setting idea on: September 09, 2009 05:45:46 PM
Hi, I made these personalised cookies from gingerbread and royal icing for my wedding a few years ago.  It was a good combination gift and setting for the tables.
Shortbread or sugar cookie recipes would work well too.
Thanks for looking.


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