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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Scandinavian-felt-bag-madness! on: May 31, 2010 06:10:33 PM
I saw the cover of the new book Scandinavian Needlecraft, by Clare Youngs and fell in love with the bag featured.  I drafted my own pattern based on the cover image, blended that idea with inspiration from those red, painted horses you see in Sweden (and Ikea!) and came up with this little bag:

It was such a fun project.  Everything I was doing was a 'first' for me.  I can't wait to make another!

For more info, photos, and the backstory to this project, you can visit me at www.canuckcraft.blogspot.com

Thanks for looking.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mom! Is that you? - Shopping bag with portrait on: April 21, 2010 09:24:27 AM
My mom recently made me a book containing hilarious note, report cards and drawing from the first decade, or so, of my life.  

My favourite part is the drawing section, where I found a drawing of my mom I'd done when I was 3 or 4.  She had 3 kids under 5 years of age when I drew this, so I think the expression is probably accurate.

I copied the drawing and embroidered it onto some linen.  I then took the completed emboidery and turned it into the pocket for a homemade shopping bag I made her.  

Here are the results:

Thanks for looking!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Egg-citing Pysanky on: March 23, 2010 07:27:15 AM

While I feel a bit like a poseur posting in the 'art' section, it seemed the best place to showcase my egg-babies.

Pysanky, for those who don't know, is the Ukrainian art of decorating eggs.  It's a process a lot like Batik, involving alternating layers of dye and wax.

While I love the traditional designs, I also like looking for inspiration in other places, like quilting.  Here are a few of my pysanka from over the years:

For more info, and more pictures, you can visit my blog:  http://canuckcraft.blogspot.com/2010/03/tis-time-for-eggs.html

Thanks for looking and happy egg-decorating!

4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Traveling Car Caddy for a 3 year old boy on: March 20, 2010 01:48:32 PM
Using the great tutorial at homemade by jill (http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2009/12/cozy-car-caddy-tutorial.html) I made this car caddy for my nephew.  He's turning 3 in a week and I can't think of anything more appropriate than a vehicle related, portable gift.  Hopefully, he will agree:

It's a great tutorial, if you're looking for a quick-made gift for a little one!
5  COOKING / Dessert / Train cake for a 4 and 2 year old on: February 23, 2010 10:14:47 AM
I made a train cake for my boys, who celebrate their birthdays together (yay for me!).  I've never done anything like this before, so I used the WWKD? philosophy (What Would a Kid Do?).  Using that thought, I just covered it in processed sugar until I felt nauseated.  The reactions?  Total success.

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Twig and yarn dandelions on: February 23, 2010 10:04:47 AM
This project has been kicking around on a few sites lately, but I used the instructions on Poopscape Projectshttp://www.poopscape.com/index.htm for my flowers.  They are quick and fun and easy.  And, if you're like me, a nice break from winter.

7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Googily: A dream come true! on: December 21, 2009 09:40:27 AM

My little boys love, love, love the book 'Jumpy Jack and Googily' by Meg Rosoff. http://www.amazon.com/Jumpy-Jack-Googily-Meg-Rosoff/dp/080508066X  I've read it to them approximately 792 times.

It is such a great book... all her books are.  It's funny and silly and a bit creepy and all the things that little boys love.   I won't go into my mega-love for this author but, trust me, it's HUGE.

So, to make my boys laugh and honour Ms. Rosoff, I decided to make a 'Googily' doll.  I'd never made a soft toy before so it really was an experiment from start to finish. 

Here's what he looks like in the book:

And here's what my guy looks like:

The best part of the whole process is that I sent an email to Ms. Rosoff and she wrote back, thrilled about the doll.  Such a great, great thing for me to receive in my indbox.

If you want to read more, visit the post on my blog here: http://canuckcraft.blogspot.com/2009/12/googily.html

Thanks for reading.  And, if you too are a Googily fan, then a hearty "No monsters HERE!" to you.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Super-easy toddler mittens on: December 17, 2009 05:39:32 PM
Very cute! 

Question: Do they manage to say on toddler hands pretty well?  I have three under-2s in my life that this would be nice for, but i wouldn't want them slipping off super easily.

Hi!  To answer your question, they stay on as well as any mitt without a 'tightener system', (like velcro).  You can see I nipped the pattern in at the wrist to prevent them slipping off too easily, but anyone with a young child in their life will tell you that they pull them off all the time anyway.  You could add what my mom always called an "idiot string"? (nice one mom!) 

Or just be like me and make a bunch and just figure some will get lost and go with it!  Grin

Good luck with them.  You might want to scale down the pattern dimensions a bit for that age... I wrote them on my blog and there's a link in the original post.   Have fun!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Oversized tote bag on: December 17, 2009 05:24:38 PM
Nice work!  I made a baby quilt out of the same fabric. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330309.0 

I love your bag and I hope your niece loves it too.  I'm so happy with my project that I want to use this fabric line again.  (Authentic, for Moda)   This is great inspiration for that.
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby quilt in non-traditional fabric on: December 16, 2009 07:42:36 AM
Just sent this little blanket off to it's new owner.  Thanks for being so supportive guys!  It's inspired me to make another similar one.
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