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1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Easy construction paper luminaries on: October 25, 2013 05:00:17 PM

Seriously the one of the easier things I've done. Under 20 mins!

Trace a clip art image onto construction paper, this is a Jack Skellington pumpkin stencil.
After cutting out the shaded area paste colored tissue paper over the face.

Paste a line along one edge of the paper and form it into a roll

Add a battery powered tea light and you're all set!

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Frankie Stien stencil on: September 28, 2013 12:20:18 AM
Try #2 with pumpkin stencils.

Stencil is from www.cartoonjr.com, the stitched heart is from the Monster High screen printing kit I gave her for Christmas. I might add some green and blue glitter, since Frankie has mis-matched eyes.

Action shot after school.
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Monster High Draculaura t-shirt on: August 20, 2013 03:02:04 PM
 Boo loves Monster High, and this project is perfect to do together with your kids. Any pumpkin stencil will work, I found this one at www.cartoonjr.com/monsterhigh
I plan on doing all the Monster High girls they have for the new school year.

I forgot to take pictures of the pink steps, but basically make two stencils one is just the white part of her hair.
Paint it, let it dry and align the second one with the pink.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / 15 minute no- hem leggings on: January 31, 2013 04:22:22 PM

Princess had a growth spurt and her leggings are too short now. 5T fits her waist but is Capri length, 6T is long enough but baggy.
So I decided to sew some up, seriously the easiest thing you can sew.
You need about 1/3 of a yard of cotton/lycra, and a pair of leggings that fit. Thats it.
 Fold the leggings in half inside out (for seam allowance)
 Fold the fabric enough that the leggings fit , lay the leggings with the inseam away from the fold.
Cut out 2 of these, sew up the inseam on each piece. Then match up the seam on the rise and sew both pieces together. Then you're done!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Monster High wig on: December 01, 2012 01:47:07 PM
Boo loves Monster High, she calls them her "Scary Girls". the build your own kits are great except for one thing,THE WIGS, they give you two doll only one wig  Angry And the wig you get is sub par.
 So I decided to make my own.

All you need is a cheap wig, nylon sock, needle and thread.

cut the sock to fit

Then sew on the weave

Its so easy I might start making a bunch
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Name of pants fabric on: July 31, 2012 12:13:58 PM
I can't remember what this fabric is called. Its usually used to make pants. Its cotton, lighter than twill with a smooth hand. I don't think its sateen cause it has no luster.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Stretch velvet dress on: April 11, 2012 01:29:14 PM
Boo is running out of dresses with sleeves, so I pulled this velvet shirt out of my stash.
I cut off the sleeves, cut across the armpits and gathered it to make the skirt.
I used the extra material from the sleeves to make the flowers around the neckline.
8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Bike tire shoe soles????? on: April 10, 2012 05:17:21 PM
Has anyone used bike tires to sole shoes ? I was wondering what kind of material would be good for neatening up the cut edge?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Afternoon sundress alteration on: April 08, 2012 03:44:02 PM

            I've had this dress for about six years in my alterations pile. I got it at debs for a dollar on clearance.
 Its a 2X and I'm more a Med to Large

                                   This is it before.

            I separated the skirt from the bodice keeping both attached to the zipper, took it in at the side seams and baste gathered the skirt, also adding darts in the back. The neckline trim gaped a little so I gathered it into a more sweetheart shape.

             I need to make a petticoat to go with it, the one I'm wearing in the picture is for mini-skirts
10  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / kids flip flops with tutorial on: April 07, 2012 03:06:28 PM

To Make you will need
Flip flops (or any flat soled shoe that fits your foot
Corrugated cardboard
Fabric (to cover the sole)
Batting or craft foam (for padding)
Hot glue
Leather ( or more craft foam)

                                                     Trace shoe onto cardboard

                 Cut four pieces of cardboard. I cut two going horizontal and two vertical but you could to diagonal too.

                                                     Glue two soles together making sure the grain crosses
   Cut two soles out of leather. I used glove leather scraps purchased on ebay. You can use any material 1/4 thick
              I forgot to take pics of the next steps

           Glue batting or any other cushiony  material to the cardboard.

         Take the material you want to use to cover the shoe and cut around the sole adding a half inch to an inch   depending on how thick the cushion is.

      Glue the fabric to the bottom of the two pieces of cardboard pulling tight. (its OK if its wrinkled)

     Place your foot on the covered sole and measure for the front strap. Cut two

     For the back strap place a long ribbon or other fabric strap under your heel and wrap it around your ankle to figure out how long it needs to be to tie securely. Cut two

  Glue the front and back straps onto the cardboard. I messed around with placement for a while.

  Securely glue the leather to the cardboard, laying down 1/2 inch of glue and then pressing firmly

     Then wait for it to cool strap on and go



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