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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Diaper Bag on: July 03, 2010 08:33:20 PM
I made this diaper bag this weekend for a friend's baby shower. Next one I'm definetly using interfacing.... I hate how the damn bag is sloppy & slouchy looking  Roll Eyes

Thanks for looking!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Yarn Poppet *with tute!* on: June 28, 2010 05:11:50 AM
I made one of these little guys for the Litha Swap. There was much question as to how he was made, so here's the PIC OBESE tute.... kmichele_craftyfae wrote out the tutorial, I've simply posted it here and supplied the pictures. Enjoy!

You take a piece of stiff cardboard in the length that you want the doll to be. Wrap the cardboard numerous times with some yarn, but not to tight or your doll will end up shorter than the cardboard.

After you have the thickness you want, take another piece of yarn, thread it underneath the wrapped yarn and push it to one end and tie it tightly.

Take a pair of scissors, at the other end (opposite your tie off), slide your scissors under the yarn and clip to remove your bunch from the cardboard. You will (should) have 2 equal bunches on each side of your tie. Fold in half so the tie is at the top of your doll. (I didn't cut mine, works fine as well)

With another piece of scrap yarn tie off the neck area about an inch or 2 down from the top.

After you tied off the neck divide a few of the yarn strands into 3 bunches, 2 smaller ones for each arm and the larger one for the torso and legs. Tie a piece yarn around the larger bunch of yarn where you want the waist to be. Decide how long you want the arms to be and tie one of the smaller bunches with a piece of yarn and cut slightly below your tie. Repeat for the other arm.

When making the legs, just take the last bit of your yarn below the "waist" and divide into 2 equal bunches and tie off where you want the feet to be. Trim the yarn if needed and you're done.

There You have it!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Spiral Goddess Pendant (Pic Heavy) on: November 19, 2009 11:02:37 AM
Here is the newest addition to my Pagan jewelery collection... A Spiral Goddess pendant.

I cut the pendant out of a fairly large apple tree branch, dried it, then pyrographed the Goddess. I then rubbed it with olive oil, and let it dry. The beads are all natural, made from various materials such as coconut, seashells, and pearl.

And now for the photos!

The Spiral Goddess Pendant:

On Me:

Detail Of Goddess:

Back of Pendant:

Comments are always appreciated!

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / <3 AMOUR!!! on: November 10, 2009 04:29:12 PM
A picture of my husband & I on our second date. Embarrassed Wink The lettering for AMOUR (love) is actually gold, but the flash makes them look black.

All you need is love...
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fruit & Veggie Bags on: November 10, 2009 04:00:51 PM
In québec, all grocery stores, and most large surface stores charge for plastic bags, so pretty much everyone has re-useable bags, and they really use them. Except, I have noticed, in the fresh fruit & Veggie isle. We still use those impossible to open plastic bags.

So, I dismantled an old curtain I had lying around, and made Re-useable Fruit & Veggie Bags Since I used a sheer, lightweight material, the bags won't add weight to what your buying, and the cashier can see the produce through the material. 

Neat eh?
(Comments are always appreciated)

Please visit the Keepin' it Green post for more RRR Ideas!!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Better than Ollivander... on: November 07, 2009 11:21:09 PM
Here are pictures of a wand I just finished for Ostara.

Ostara is the Wiccan holiday that celebrates Spring, hence the butterfly & flower motifs. The wand is lilac, and the designs are woodburned (obviously).

 I basically cut thee branch I wanted last Ostara, striped the bark, and let it dry for, oh, six months. I woodburned the designs in sometime in September, and oiled it (with lilac oil made from the Mother Tree's bloom's) at Samhain (Hallowe'en).

Comments are always appreciated!

7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Can't do a damn thing about it... on: October 23, 2009 09:16:36 PM
A scrapbook page I made of my brother and I, ages 5/newborn and 18/13. The wording is french, and translates to, ''I smile because you are my brother, I laugh because you can't do a damn thing about it.'' That pretty much sums it up. Enjoy Wink

8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / New to Craftster on: September 23, 2009 08:22:12 PM
I got into crafting around four when my mother tried to teach me to knit. crocheting was more my thing, so she taught me that instead. I go by stages. A few months ago, I was crazy about scrapbooking, and spent all my spare time making pages. Right now its sewing. I've re-done all the curtains in my house, made aprons for everyone I know... My fiancée insists I have ocd...

I'm more of a fill-in-the-blanks kind of person, so here is my fill-in-the-blanks introduction:

Personal Stats:

Name: Jessica Marie-Nicole Brown
Age: 20
Birthday: 8 June
Chick or Dude?: Chick
Hair: Black & Red Underneath (for now)
Height: 5'9
Marital Status: Engaged
Location: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec
Hometown: Saint-Zotique, Québec
Occupation: Waitress

About You:

Hobbies & Interests:Cooking, Baking, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Singing, Playing Guitar, Gardening
Favourite Music / Books / Movies: Celtic, Country, Classic Rock / The Belgariad by David Eddings / Sleepy Hollow, Saw movies, Nightmare Before Christmas
Favourite Quote:''When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace'' -Jimmy Hendrix
Best thing about you: I'm a perfectionist
Worst thing about you: I'm a perfectionist
What makes you happy?: Haagen Daas Rockey Road Ice Cream
What makes you sad?:No more Haagen Daas Rockey Road Ice Cream
Vices: Haagen Daas Rockey Road Ice Cream (I should weigh 400lbs the way I eat the stuff!)

So anyhow, I'm glad to be on the site, and am hoping to learn many new techniques, from my peers.

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