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11  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Mug Rug Weaving on: May 24, 2011 07:27:20 AM
I am not 100% sure if this is where this belongs, but I thought it might fit. If not, just let me know!

I have to say I love how swapping on craftsters opens up so many new crafting opportunities Smiley My latest addiction is the Mug Rug.

Here is the first one I made.

I ended up having to trim a pretty good sized piece off, but I think it makes a very pretty bookmark.

And here is the tutorial I used. http://www.flickr.com/photos/annamichellequilts/sets/72157624882268369/with/5012464315/. It was super easy to do!

And I have realized that one of my biggest obstacles to giving quilts a try is my inability to match fabrics together. I did ok with these, but that is because the fabrics came together )

Thanks for looking
12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Art By The Inch- Inchie Book on: May 10, 2011 09:23:33 PM
I just finished up an inchie book thing for a private swap.

I wasn't really smart enough to take pictures of the inside pages before I sealed up the package. Each page is a different color and holds 3 inchies.

I used recycled granola bar boxes.

Here is where I got the idea. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303871.0;topicseen

13  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Recon- Adult shirts to child's capri's with matching top on: April 28, 2011 09:13:08 AM
I have yet to attempt to make clothes for myself, but I love reconing clothes for my daughter.

Here is a shirt we got for free last week.

I asked my 5yo dd if she would like some pants from the shirt. She looked at it, touched it, then deemed it too boring. "Maybe if the flowers had color."

I just so happen to have clothing dye mixed up in mason jars sitting on my counter. Out came the red.

And the final result. I ended up not having enough material to make pants, so we went with Capri pants. When cleaning up the scraps, I realized I had a nice sized piece left. I also had a black t-shirt (adult small) hanging in my daughters closet. Using a shirt that fits nicely, I made a shirt to match the pants.

Despite the expression, she loves it. She won't take it off so I can hem the waist, sleeves and bottom of the shirt. Oh well, that is what bed time is for Smiley

(she is currently doing "Monkey Moves" with Curious George on the computer)
14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Amphiballina- My first poppet (picture overload) on: April 16, 2011 04:45:54 PM
Craftsters.org is so addicting. As if I didn't have enough craft project that I am addicted to, I went and found another one.
Thankfully, though a bit time consuming, poppets are not to tough.

Meet: Amphiballina!

She has given new life to this old wool skirt.

Finished body (yes, I forgot to add the ears and I refuse to use my seam ripper unless absolutely necessary)

Me adding the arms and legs

I used all items I had on hand to make my new friend. That means that instead of the shank button things like is listed on the directions, I just scrounged in my button bag until I found 4 buttons with shanks on them. Her body is made from the wool skirt pictured about, her outfit is made from scraps dug out of my scrap bin. Her hair is wool roving that I have had sitting around the house for about a year. I just needle felted the wool to her head (because she is made of wool, I think I might like this for future poppets also).

A little about Amphiballina.
She loves simple. Lucky for me as even her simple outfit took almost as long to make as she did Smiley She prefers to wear her hair in a braid, other wise it gets all tangled when she goes for a swim.

She loves cats,

and dogs.

She loves horses,

and dinos.

But most of all, she loves my daughter Smiley

Thanks for visiting!

And thanks ghilie to sharing all your poppet awesomeness! (I promise I won't blame you for my new obsession Smiley )
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Overrun by Owls! on: April 12, 2011 07:36:54 PM
I created a fun item for my partner in the Random Acts of Kindness swap (not yet sent out), and it got me hooked on owls. I made a bunch of ATC's this morning, then later moved to my sewing machine. Here is what I ended up with.

Owl on old jeans- I am not sure what I plan to do with this little gal yet. Maybe make a bag for her to sit on, or use it as a patch, or just add it to the scarp quilt I am making for my dd...

4 layers thick owl- Both sides turned out pretty good. I love that it could be used as a stuffie or added to clothes, bags, etc.

Off to make some more owls! Or maybe a bag, or a cute shirt for one of the owls to live one...
16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Owl ATC's- My first ATC's on: April 12, 2011 12:55:35 PM
I made my very first ATC's today! I first got hooked on inchies, then decided ATC's might be fun to try. I ended up cutting out a ton of ATC backgrounds from a book I took apart for another project.

I then got hooked on owls after creating something for my Random Acts of Kindness partner last night.

Anyway, here are my first attempts at ATC's. They are fairly simple, but they are just the beginning...

Thanks for looking!
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