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1  ~Pastel Baby Goodness Diaper Cake~ with bonus AOL cd's in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by althea on: February 07, 2006 12:39:51 PM
So, I'm to be a Grammy for the very first time --- in less than a month...oh my!

Anyhoo- Just constructed my very first diaper cake out of Pampers Swaddlers, fake carnations and various assorted ribbons and baby toys. It was MUCH easier than I thought it would be. You basically roll your diapers tight, secure with clear elastic (like those used for cornrows), then tie your circles of diapers together with ribbon. Stack the circles atop one another and decorate your little heart out.
Going to use this as the centerpiece for my DD's shower next week-end.

Also, thought I'd use some AOHELL cd's to make a mobile kind of thingy to hang up at the shower. In case you can't see it too well, the baby's name is Faith, and these were just decorated with little scrapbooking items and some labels I printed on the computer. Please let me know what you think!

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2  Re: messenger bag with gusset tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by althea on: February 09, 2005 05:37:14 AM
Thanks for the tute!
 Here's mine, made from a favorite but too small corduroy shirt- note- the button and buttonhole placket is now the strap. I LOVE my new bag!!
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3  Small flock o'duct tape flowers in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by althea on: February 09, 2005 05:19:52 AM
So, I went to the duct tape dept. and got all greedy... I am lacking blue and the camouflage tapes- that'll be next week!
 Can you just picture a bunch o' camo roses for your guy friends or even for your favorite Military personnel? Too cool!
The large ones took 56 pieces at 2"x2", the buds about 18 pieces. The stems are bamboo skewers covered with green tape, said skewers are then stabbed into the flowers...
I am bummed that the purple/black bud doesn't show very well- it is soo goth.

The loose black/white one is for my daughter's hair clip for Winter Carnival this week-end...


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4  Laminated Tarot Card Tote, AKA "My Karma Ran Over My Dogma" in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by althea on: February 07, 2005 12:58:48 PM
New, cleansed and charged Ryder-Waite Deck, laminated into 4x6inch sheets, stitched together with a zig-zag stitch, and, just because the last side and bottom stitching looked bad  (er..laminate does NOT bend into the machine very well...), seams covered with lovely green electrical tape!

Suprisingly sturdy,and already bringing me Blessings; I've had five offers to make more,using bias tape instead of electrical tape, of course...one works with what one has on hand when 'prototyping' (is that even a word?)

Please let me know what you think! I am trying to find a way to line it without it becoming a major pain in the butt.

Thankya for looking...

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5  Lah-Di-Dah Bra purse! With Tute. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by althea on: January 20, 2005 07:22:48 AM
Wow! My first post! Here's a purse I made from an underwire maribou bra. Sooo easy!
All hot glued. I guess it's kinda a ripoff of the Red Hat purse, but I just love how it came out! My daughter wants to take it to Prom!

1. cut back off of bra, leaving about 1/2" to be turned glued to the inside.
2. Cut off straps
3.  tuck in center front of bra to the inside- glue down.
4.  add any embellishments you want- here is where i added some trim from an old shower curtain to the bottom.
5. glue it together around the underwire.
6.  Add the back clasp from the bra, gluing it to both inside parts
7.  Add your handle- I used a string of sequins- not real sturdy- but I think in retrospect, a nice necklace would have been cool.
There you go! Embellish the heck out of it (I used an old earring, and more string sequins), and enjoy!
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