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11  Felt Painting in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by LupitaS on: January 07, 2012 01:42:16 PM
Catalina (my sister) was a bit tricky to find a Christmas present for. Freaking out about it, I stared at my calendar and counted the weeks before Christmas . And then it hit me. I was staring at my calendar, with paintings by Karen Gillis Taylor http://www.karengillistaylor.com/. I flipped back to September, I believe, and stared at my favorite painting from the calendar http://www.karengillistaylor.com/watertown.jpg. With felt I had had over the years, some old jeans I grew out of, and thin square pieces of wood, I made her this.
I cut up my jeans (for the sky) to cover up the one of the wood pieces and then hot glued it on. All of the felt was added with hot glue too. I added more detail with dimensional fabric paint. I painted the biggest of the pieces of wood purple and with some weird type of glue, that smelled like gasoline for about a day after it was applied, I glued the two pieces of wood together.

My sister got married in October and when she opened this, she turned to her husband and said, "Look! It's our first work of art for our house!" Cheesy
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12  Attack-Defend Pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by LupitaS on: December 29, 2011 12:39:52 PM
In October, my sister, Catalina, and Reuben got married in Austin on a cliff overlooking a gorgeous river and a bridge busy with cars. It was a small but beautiful ceremony. Anyways, Christmas was coming and I couldn't figure out what to make my brother-in-law. Then I realized, for a while now (I'm not sure how it started), whenever we jokingly made fun of each other, we would attack each other with pillows. Weird..I know but it's considered normal now. And so, I decided to make him this:

I based the image from http://www.finroo.com/images/designs/413/413_07072009_943.jpg. It was really quite easy to make. Maybe that's because I used the awesome power of glue to hold it all together.....
  Anyways, first I drew my pattern on the red fabric and started cutting about an inch from the lines. Using fabric glue and scissors I folded the extra inch over and glued it there so it the edges wouldn't come undone.
  Then using the image as a guide I cut pieces from my polka-dot fabric and fabric-glued them to the back of the red fabric (Again, I folded over the edges and glued them). Using black fabric paint, I painted a border on the red fabric. It was time to make the letters.
  This was when I freaked out. I didn't have yellow fabric paint and when I tried using normal paint, it turned out terrible Undecided. I had yellow yarn............so I decided to test out an idea I had. I traced out the letters out of the red fabric and cut them out. Then, using a hot glue gun, row by row, I added the yellow yarn. Eventually I liked it and did that to all of the letters. Since the back of the letter was the red fabric, I could easily fabric-glue it on to the main body.
 I let it dry and fabric-glued them onto the pillow cover. I let that dry overnight and then put in the pillow.

And thus, it was fabric glue that saved me Cheesy
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13  Jewelry Box in Completed Projects by LupitaS on: December 29, 2011 08:31:36 AM
This was my Christmas present to my sister Maria. In the beginning, I was going to make her a blanket, but sadly I wasn't able to finish it (I'll keep on working on it though!) Anyways in my Engineering class, we were asked to bring a piece of wood that was a certain length and were given the option to either engrave something on it or make a jewelry box. I decided to make the jewelry box for my sister. Once the jewelry box was done, I took it home to paint. Just in case you can't tell, the sides are fish swimming in water and the top is a tree surrounded by black and blue. I'm extremely happy on how it turned out  Cheesy Here it is:

I bought some nice jewelry I found in the flea market and put it inside. She loved it.... Grin
But just so you know: I DID NOT HAND CARVE THIS!!! A machine did this, after I put in all the right measurements in the program. The only thing I did myself was painting it.
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14  My Mami's Wedding in Weddings and Bridal Showers by LupitaS on: November 19, 2011 06:39:06 AM
About seven years ago my mom met my (future) step-dad at Auto-Zone when our truck broke down. They got married by the court on a fresh December day about six years ago. And finally on October the 8th, 2011, they were finally married by the church. Cheesy The hall my mom had booked, was from our church. It wasn't the best looking place, but with the help of my five siblings, some friends of the family, my brother's girlfriend, and my sister's fiance, we were able to successfully decorate the hall in the day before the wedding.

The tables were covered with white and had different colored ribbons in the middle. All of the tables were different! The centerpieces were vases filled with lemons and homemade flowers (I helped make over half of them; took forever Wink)
The little boxes at the top were origami boxes. There were lunch bags (purchased from the dollar store) with LED's (Hobby Lobby) inside of them, above the dance floor (which made it look really cool once the lights were off)
The squares on the wall are pretty much Scrapbook paper in top of some type of wood (I think) bought at Home Depot. We were able to keep them up with carpet tape.
The guests loved the decorations so much Cheesy
Here are the before pictures to compare:

And finally here's one of the bride: (Isn't she pretty Cheesy?)

Oh! And here are the websites we got our ideas from:
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15  Yoshi in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by LupitaS on: August 14, 2011 09:21:56 AM
A few days ago I got a feeling of really wanting to make something. It was then that I thought, "It's time for......Yoshi" I found this pattern:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yoshi on Ravelry.

I loved the way the head and the body turned out but I didn't really like the way the legs, shoes, and arms looked so I made those up:
Legs-green (make 2)
Rnd 1. Sc 6 in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2. Inc around (12)
Rnd 3. *Sc in next 2 sc, Inc* around(16)
Rnd 4-7. Sc around
Rnd 8. Dc in next 8 sc, sc in next 2 sc, dec twice, sc in next 2 sc (14)
Rnd 9. Dc in next 8 sc, sc in next 6 sc
Rnd 10. Sc around F/O
Flatten open end and sew onto body

Shoes-brown (make 2)
Row 1. Ch 11
Row 2. Sc in second ch from hook, sc across (10)
Go to other side (like U-turn) and sc on that side (20 around)
Rnd 1. *Inc, sc in next 9 sc* around (22)
Rnd 2. *Inc twice, sc in next 9 sc* around (26)
Rnd 3. BLO, sc around
Rnd 4. Sc around
Rnd 5. Sc in next 8 sc, Dec 5 times, sc in next 8 sc (21)
Rnd 6. Sc in next 7 sc, Dec 4 times, sc in next 6 sc (21) F/O

Arms-green (make 2)
Rnd 1. Sc 6 in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2. Inc around (12)
Rnd 3. *Sc in next 5 sc, Inc* around(14)
Rnd 4-5. Sc around
Rnd 6. Dec around (7)
Rnd 7-8. Sc around
Rnd 9. Dc in next 4 sc, sc in next sc, dec (6)
Rnd 10-11. Sc around F/O
Flatten open side and sew onto body

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16  Bullet Bill in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by LupitaS on: June 25, 2011 09:57:17 AM
I made this Bullet Bill from this pattern:http://shedko247.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/bullet-bill/. I didn't exactly follow the pattern as it said but I think it turned out great either way Cheesy I always though Bullet Bill was pretty cool especially with the fists and his expression that never changed. Here he is:

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17  Pencil Case in Crochet: Completed Projects by LupitaS on: June 25, 2011 09:49:05 AM
This "pencil case" was inspired by this knitted pencil case:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pencil-case-5. I thought it would be a pretty good gift for a girl in college (hopefully Smiley). I'll put in new pencil's and pens and rulers and all that jazz Cheesy. This and the paper bag I made earlier (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383107.msg4535335#msg4535335) will be her gift. I decided to fill up the bag with coupons since every time we get the newspaper she tears it open to find some Grin. Anyways here's the pencil case:

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18  Pirahna Plant in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by LupitaS on: June 18, 2011 06:24:02 PM
I wonder what ever made Mario look so delicious to piranha plants Huh? Maybe it was the fact that they kept on coming no matter how many times Mario died. Maybe..........

Anyways yesterday I decided to make a piranha plant because it was really hot outside and I realized it was time to have one in the house (finally Roll Eyes) All of yesterday I made the pipe, the stem, and the soil while watching Disney movies Cheesy. Today I finished the mouth. Here's the pattern Smiley: https://sites.google.com/site/crochetgoods/home/piranha-plant



I absolutely positively love the way he turned out Grin. I can't wait to show my brother when he comes to visit tomorrow.
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19  Paper Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LupitaS on: June 16, 2011 08:35:56 AM
A couple days ago I gave a birthday present to one of my friends. Part of the gift was an origami bracelet. I found out you could also make a purse with the same pattern. And so it began.

I got the pattern of the bracelet from this YouTube video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnlSmTTGbKM&feature=related. I made the chains out of construction paper that we've had ever since the School Supply List asked for it but we never used it Cheesy. After I did all the chains it was time for me to sew it together. This was when I got very impatient. At the moment I had a great feeling of just wanting to finish the bag. So without looking up instruction, I sewed them together Shocked.

It looked okay so I moved on to putting in the fabric inside and adding the zipper. I didn't really know how to sew on fabric to paper with thread and needle Huh so I decided to use the magic power of the glue gun Shocked. I still had that feeling of wanting to finish really quickly so I glued everything on really quickly which meant it wasn't as neat as I would've normally liked. In the end it turned out like this:

In the end I kind of like it Smiley I originally made this for my sister's birthday (which is in about a month) and still am going to give it to her but I want to fill it with goodies inside. Any ideas on what the goodies should be Cheesy?
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20  Telephone in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by LupitaS on: April 19, 2011 03:03:39 PM
I don't really remember why I decided to make this, but one day I guess I just decided to make a telephone. Since I couldn't find a free pattern of one, I decided to take a stab at making it without following a pattern. In the end I was pretty proud of what I made Cheesy :

Free pattern:http://sites.google.com/site/crochetgoods/home/telephone Cheesy
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