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61  A pink and fluffy way to celebrate the holiday in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by kstaron on: October 02, 2008 06:06:12 PM
Getting a head start on the winter holidays and made my little one her very own stocking. 

I cobbled together a couple of patterns from familyfun.com to come up with a witchy boot type stocking. and sewed it out of shiny pink fun fur and topped it with tinsel infused feathers.
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62  All That Glitters Must Be ... Candy in CHALLENGE 31 ENTRIES by kstaron on: October 02, 2008 10:59:04 AM
Presenting my humble addition to the supermarket challenge:  A tricked out candy dish decorated with candy wrappers.

(It's hard to get pictures of shiny things!)

First I bought a bag of rolos, a bag of hersheys kisses and a container of puffs.

Then I ate the candy, let my darling baby eat the puffs and saved the container and wrappers and a lonely hershey kiss. I suppose I could have used the unwrapped candies to fill the container, but what fun would that be?  Cheesy

I used the backside of the wrappers like gold leaf to cover the cool container and cut out branches and flowers from the gold rolo wrappers to make the design. 

I re-wrapped the kiss in the gold rolo wrapper. 

I'm going to put my homemade goodies in it for a holiday gift. Thanks for looking and don't forget to vote.  Smiley
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63  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by kstaron on: September 01, 2008 11:15:24 AM
A poppet named autumn:

my very first jointed doll. love it so much. here's a link to her thread.


Went to the craft store and got talking to another craftster crafter about my poppet and realized i hadn't put her in this thread yet, so here she is, Autumn.

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64  book + feathers + sequins + tassel + beads = oh my in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kstaron on: August 28, 2008 02:32:34 PM
This is my very first book purse.  Made it to wear to my cousin's wedding next month.

The book is the Sugar Queen.  I chose some of the elements based on the book. 

The red lining is from a sweater. In the book the heroine has a magical red sweater.

The story is placed in the deep south which for some reason always put me in the mind of Victorian fans and feathers, hence the sides of the purse. Grin

I added the tassel closure to the existing gold sequin closure once I realized I wasn't getting anything in the purse AND closing it at the same time  Tongue

I wish I had made one sooner. This was so incredibly easy and looks so over the top.  Finally me modeling it.

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65  my first poppet! (and a whole lot of clothes): pic obese in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by kstaron on: August 28, 2008 12:04:54 PM
Introducing my first poppet. (First jointed doll ever): Autumn

Before she got her hair put on.

her most autumny outfit with head band and shoes

another autumn-esque dress

and her fuzzy pink jacket


fancy dress with bloomers and ballet shoes

and a sundress made from a fancy blouse sleeve

This was so fun. She's made from the elenor pattern (thanks Craftewoman!) with felted cashmere.  Her clothes are scraps I had lying around after making my summer wardrobe from reconstructed thrift store finds and clearing my closet of all that is not so fabulous.  I can hardly stop making clothes for her. 

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66  Blue charity quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by kstaron on: August 13, 2008 06:53:19 AM
I made my first quilt for charity the other day.  I used a typing paper piece technique using scrap bits of flannel I had leftover from making the cloth diapers I never actually use.

My daughter "helped" by trying to hold the quilt fabric as it went through the machine.  And of course she tested it for comfyness.

The quilt will be going to a hospital so maybe it can comfort a child who's not feeling well.
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67  Purse, tote, drawstirng bag set Now with pics in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by kstaron on: August 12, 2008 07:42:21 AM
I found this stripey orange fabric remnant and felt the need to pick it up. I almost never do anything with orange.  But was darn near compelled to make a market bag.  So I dug out an orange fat quarter that I never used and made a huge market bag (no lining or anything just a good solid, need-a-bag bag). I used the orange fat quarter to make handles that went all the whay down the sides and strengthened the bottom.  So far it's making a great beach tote.

but I had fabric leftover and a warmed up sewing machine.... Wink

So I dug around my scrap pile and found a zipper and some sean binding the same color as one of the stripes. I made a cute little purse with zipper closer, outer and inner pockets and handles that match the market bag.

But I still had leftover fabric...  Wink

But I was running out of time in the day so I whipped up a little drawstring bag that I haven't decided what it will be used for yet.  (Most likely it'll be for carrying my daughters food to day-care, since I keep having to grab a plactic bag in the morning to throw in the baby food.

So now I have a great little set of matching bags for all sorts of uses. yay! Cheesy

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68  first Teddy Bear: reconstructed from baby clothes in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by kstaron on: August 12, 2008 07:07:21 AM
**edit* couldn't stop and now there's a whole family of them!

I'm so exicted. I'd been planning to make a few teddy bears to give to all the relative for yule gifts from my daughters baby clothes, and I finally did it!  Grin Last night was one of those night where I couldn't sleep anyway so I decided to be constructive and sew up a "project in waiting".

I used two outfits: one of them was a deep pink floral and the other was a lighter pink with pastel cats and the words meow meow all over it.

I used an incredibly simple pattern where the body is all one piece and only the head is shaped.  Sewing the head to the neck got a little wonky,  Angry but it's covered up by a pretty organza ribbon.  Cheesy

The arms ended up kind of stiff and stuck out from the body so I tacked them together at the paws to make him holdng his paws in his lap. (Yes, a him, no idea why I keep thinking of a pink bear as a him.)

I've got another one half done from a red and white shirt that is looking more like a wolverine than a bear. Still need to attach his head.

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