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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I went necklace CRAZY! image heavy on: March 04, 2010 12:37:32 PM
I have been making alot of jewelry lately and I thought I would just put it all in one big post!
Here is what I did with polymer Clay:
This is my pink squid that I painted details with acrylic paint-

Made with polymer clay,I painted the zebra stripes on this with acrylic paint-

This is one of my favorite necklaces. I used a tree trunk charm I had and polymer clay-

Here is a gnome I made from poly clay along with a little message in a bottle-

I have been experiementing with shrinkydinks:
Here is my "elephants on parade" necklace-

Train necklace-

and a close up of the engine-

Here is a cupcake necklace and bracelet I made for a swap-

This one was sort of inspired by alice in wonderland-

Thanks for looking and tell me what you think! I never realized how much fun shrinky dinks and poly clay could be!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Circle Scarf with tutorial *img heavy* on: February 04, 2010 04:16:16 PM
I have been getting requests on making a tutorial for a circle scarf. Now, I am not a very technical person more of a "just do it and see if it works" but I will do my best with measurements and all. I hope you enjoy  Grin

So, my sister wanted a circle scarf from American Apparell but they were selling it for almost fourty bucks!
They are cute but that is just insane..here is the link: http://store.americanapparel.net/rsa0503burn.html?cid=51
Crazy right? Anyways, I made her one instead and not only did I save money, but it was one of the most simple pieces of clothing I have ever whipped up.

1. Start with a peice of soft stretch cotton fabric that is about 50"x60"

The fabric I used was a bit smaller because I didnt have a big enough peice. Feel free to play with the measurements but I thing 50x60 would be good if you wanted to use it as a dress or shirt like American Apparell does.
2. Fold it in half hot dog style, right sides together.

Pin and sew the open edge.
3. Turn right side out and it will be a big tube.

4. Next, fold one of the sides in so that the edge is folded and not raw.

Insert The other end of the tube into the folded end and pin.

Once you have everything pinned and the seam looks nice and straight, sew it up! Make sure to use a thread that matches your scarf because it will show.
I did a zigzag stitch and sewed some extra decoritive stripes around the outside of mine for fun.

Enjoy your new circle scarf! Whew, that was easy Grin

You can wear it so many different ways! Go to the american apparrell webpage to get more ideas.
It is cute to wear it as a hood too!
Thanks for looking! I hope that helps. If you make your own circlescarf, please post pics I would love to see different variations.
And p.s. I took the last picture in my sisters room (the only one w/a mirror) so that is totally not my mess  Wink lol.
Have a good day.
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 47 ENTRIES / disposable grocery bag to reusable bag! on: February 02, 2010 01:20:32 PM

I made my bag out of plastic grocery bags.

Each square is a full grocery bag folded up so that it would be heavy duty.

I hand stitched on the red grocery bag to make a reduce/recycle/reuse heart.

The strap is made from braided bags.

The only materials used were plastic bags and thread!  Grin

I had so much fun with this challenge and am happy with the way this turned out. I feel so ecofriendly when I carry my bag and love the inspiration craftser gives me!

Thanks so much for looking!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Valentines Scarves! on: February 02, 2010 12:13:43 PM

I made some scarves for valentines day!They are made from felt.

Peanutbutter and Jelly:

Cookies and Milk

And my Favorite, the fish and chips:

I was trying to think of some other cute things that go together. Maybe I could do some movie characters or something Smiley.. SO many possibilities!

Thanks for looking!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Handmade BackGammon Set on: January 28, 2010 07:30:12 PM
I made a backgammon set for my Mom.

I started out with a case that had a kids paint and pencil set inside. I ripped out the plastic and then sandpapered it.

The out side I decorated with felt to make it match the forest day/night theme.

I hand painted all of the trees then the rest was cutting out paper and using modge podge.

When it was dry, I painted on the tree trunks and the grass.

The peices and dice are made from polymer clay and I sewed little felt bags to hold the peices. You can either be on the purple/green team or the blue/red team!

I gave it to my mom today and she loved it. We played it for the first time and I was the closest to beating her I have ever been! But i still lost  Cheesy But it was still fun!

Thanks for looking

Comments/Suggestions/Critiques very welcome!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Tulip Hoodie on: January 28, 2010 07:14:44 PM
This is my newest and favorite hoodie!

There  is a big flap in the front attatched with two buttons with tulips on them. The tulip applique is made of felt and was hand sewn on. It also has hidden side pockets made from the same printed fabric as the hood.

It has a really big hood and thumb holes.. and I cant wait to wear it to the skagit valley tulip festival this spring!

Thanks for looking! Comments and suggestions are very welcome Smiley
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cutest Pill box ever! on: January 12, 2010 01:38:21 PM
I have lots of pills to take daily and am tired of carrying around the old lady's regular pill box. This is the first needlepoint project ive done and it fits my box of pills perfect!

I was inspired by a needlepoint box to look like a nintendo controller.

The closure is just yarn that wraps around a heart button.

I lined the inside of the box with blue felt:

Now I have the hippest pill box on the block!

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Children's Plush activity Book on: January 12, 2010 01:22:15 PM
I made a childrens activity book out of plushie felt!

The apples have velcro and can come off of the tree (but are connected by clear thread) and the flowers can be unbuttoned and come out of the pot to play! Smiley

The shoes can be untied and unlaced!

If only I had a baby of my own to give this to! I love making kids toys but dont know any.

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Hoodies Galore! (image heavy) on: January 12, 2010 01:08:36 PM
I have a new passion- making hoodies! I use a combonation of new fabric and reused sweatshirts.
This one is my favorite:

This was the first one I ever made:

I made this one for my sister out of her favorite old hoodies that dont fit:

This is the back:

I made this one for my best friend:

and last but not least, my most colorful one!

it has thumbholes!

The only problem I have been having is with the hoods.. I made some of them a bit small and they fit funny, but I am still pretty happy with them all.

Thanks for looking!

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Nintendo DS and game Monster Cozie on: January 04, 2010 11:58:55 PM
I made this monster ds cozie for my sister to keep her nintendo all nice and warm.

Just put your nintendo in and fold her up

There is a space for her games and stylus thing.

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