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21  Re: Mario Room Projects-Bob-omb lamp, pipe trash can, quilt, etc... in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 23, 2010 11:30:06 PM
I just finished the name art for his mario room tonight! Good reason not to start a project at midnight, I accidently painted the wrong side of the B and E so the bigger part is on top :x unless its just the angle of the picture, I dont feel like checking now. At least those are the 2 easy ones and I can fix it tomorrow. All the letters need retouched in the morning too but I think it turned out really cute considerig Im not much of a painter. Im painting a light switch plate too and then I need to get back to work on the quilt!

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22  Re: Mario Room Projects-Bob-omb lamp, pipe trash can, quilt, etc... in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 19, 2010 10:19:20 PM
I finished the paper mache boo and a few little wood pieces I painted for power ups that I might use by the name art when I get it done. Wanted to post pics before bed Smiley Its a big help keeping me motivated by updating this thing everyday!  

The paper mache Boo. I am shocked how cute it turned out because Im really not a painter or drawer so I was dreading this. I love it though! Its gonna get suspended from the ceiling.

a few wooden power ups, 2 fire flowers and a star

Oh and I went to paint the highlight lines on the trash can and messed it all up Sad I taped it off so the lines would be nice and straight but when I peeled the tape off some of the base paint went with it. I guess I should have spent the extra few dollars and got the spray paint that was for plastic specifically. Im gonna sand it off and repaint it, and then try to find lighter green spray paint to do the highlights cause I think thatd look a lot better. Painting acrylic onto that type of plastic wasnt turning out so good anyways.
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23  Re: Mario Room Projects-Bob-omb lamp, pipe trash can, quilt, etc... in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 19, 2010 08:04:27 PM
Heres my daily update of projects...Yesterday my hubby finished the NES cartridge clock. I was lucky and found a mario game at a thrift store for $1 and just took a cheap clock apart. We might switch out for bigger clock hands but it works!

Today I worked on lots of painting and finished up the goomba quilt block.

Most of the painting was the paper mache piranha plant lamp. It is done! My first time paper mache-ing, I didnt realize that was such a process lol. I thought it was gonna be a lot quicker of a project than it was but Im happy with how it turned out. Hubby asked if we could keep it in our room instead of our sons so I guess that means its pretty awesome Smiley

testing it out

putting it together. the light glows green cause the inside layer was green paper. that wasnt planned but it looks pretty cool huh? lol

1st coat of paint


with the lights off, its more red in person

So...now Im currently working on finishing up the trash can pipe that I will probably use to put the piranha plant lamp in, finishing painting the paper mache boo that will be suspended from the ceiling, painting a yoshi egg and 2 fire flowers, and starting another quilt block. Im thinking Ill do a mushroom block next. My dad is supposed to be finishing up the question block shelves for me and then Ill have to paint those. Oh and Im painting a switchplate and some name art to go with the theme. Itll be a busy few weeks for me! Trying to fit in as much as I can before I start back to school.
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24  Re: Mario Room Projects-Bob-omb lamp, pipe trash can, quilt, etc... in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 16, 2010 11:59:07 PM
Okay, heres some of the things Ive got done today, and Im gonna put pictures of the quilt Im working on here too. I figure this can just be an all-in-one thread Ill update for progress on the mario room.

First I did another bob-omb lamp, but its for my friends son. His birthday is tomorrow and he loves mario so Im sure hell freak out about it. Did it the same way as the last one, added the wood feet this time. I went back and added them to the one for the room too. I found this lamp at a thrift store also, its not the perfect round shape Id prefer to have but it still works. I couldnt find any that were perfectly round today and it was a last minute project that had to be done by tomorrow...

Then my son helped me start a paper mache project. Im trying to make a piranha plant lamp similar to one I saw on here. The green balloon is for that. The white one is going to be boo that Im going to suspend with fishing wire or something from the ceiling. Ive never done paper mache before so well see how this goes.

This is the lamp base Im using for the piranha lamp. Im probably going to set it in the trash can Im painting like a pipe so it looks like the piranha plant is coming out of the pipe. I got this lamp base at a thrift store too, I just painted it green. Good finds today! And I found Super Mario 3 NES cartridge that my hubby is suppose to try to turn into a clock for me Smiley Ill post pics when its done of course

Finally I found this star and flower wood decorations at hobby lobby, the star was like 50 cents and the flower was 75 cents. All I had to do to the star was add eyes. Im going to use that to add to name letters Im painting when I get a chance. The flower was blue with white dots and pink in the middle and an orange flower pot base. I probably should have primered it first but Im pretty new to painting (and not that great at it lol) so I guess you live and learn. Im going to put another coat on it tomorrow and maybe itll cover it more. And I need to clean up the lines. I painted it to look like the fire flower coming out of a tunnel. Probably will set this on the question mark block shelves whenever we get those done.

And finally here are some pictures of what I have done of the quilt so far. Its for his bed, its been an ongoing project the past few weeks. Im hoping to get at least the top done by mid-August before I start school back cause my crafting spare time is gonna be almost nonexistent then Sad But I still have a ways to go. I want to use the big mario block for the center and have the smaller blocks going around it. I was planning on 8-10 smaller blocks. So far Ive finished the mario block, a star block, and almost done with a goomba block. Next I think is a mushroom block. The mario block is 2 inch squares, the other blocks are 1inch squares. For now I have the finished blocks hanging up in his room, figured they could get some decorative use while Im waiting to finish them all.

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25  Re: Mario Bed Quilt in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 16, 2010 11:42:41 PM
Heres a few pictures of the block Im working on now. Its goomba. Im almost done, just sewing all the rows together...I think next Im gonna work on a mushroom block.

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26  DIY baby leg warmers in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 16, 2010 07:25:35 AM
I found a really good video tutorial on these and decided to make some for my daughter. They are made from womens knee high socks (excpet the gymboree panda ones, those are girls knee high socks). They are pretty easy to do, you just cut off the toe and the heel, then use the foot part to make a cuff. Sew that onto the leg part and thats it. It was the first thing I learned how to do when I got my sewing machine last christmas Smiley Heres a few pictures of some of the ones I did...

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27  1st birthday diaper cake in Party Planning by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 16, 2010 07:14:18 AM
I made this for my daughters 1st birthday next week, its my first diaper cake! I used tissue paper to cover the diapers to make it more colorful, then I wrapped ribbon around each tier. I clipped hairbows and flower clips to the ribbon, added the 2 birthday ducks, a small toy, the boa on the bottom, and the birthday bear on top. In the middle of the diapers is 2 jars of baby food and a container of baby snacks. Im happy with how it came out!

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28  Harry Potter Mei Tei Baby Carrier in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 16, 2010 07:09:17 AM
This was my first big sewing project and my first homemade mei tai. I used fabric from a harry potter pillow I had. The straps and red side are twill. Its reversible and has a sleeping hood, padded shoulder straps, extra long straps... I found some tutorials online that helped a lot and just changed a few features to fit what I wanted. I tried to do an applique on the red side but it didnt turn out too good. Its starting to peel a little now around the edges. But not bad for a first attempt and its comfy and my baby loves it Smiley
The 2nd one I made was for a family member, it turned out a lot nicer. I tipped the straps in the print fabric and added a velcro pocket to one side. Heres pics of both!

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29  DIY wedding projects I did in Weddings and Bridal Showers by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 15, 2010 11:33:56 PM
I did a lot of DIY stuff for our wedding last year. First I made the invitations, I used microsoft word to design them and printed, then hot glued a small flower to the bottom of each one. Very simple and worked good for our wedding which was in a rose garden.

Next I made wedding fan programs, I figured itd be nice to do a fan since it was hot out and our wedding was outdoors. I found a tutorial online for how to make these and it even had a template. It was kinda tricky figuring out at first and it took forever to cut them all out! I used an eyelet to attach them all together and I printed the monogram I designed on the back.

The next project I did was the aisle runner. I designed the monogram using a combination of microsoft word and microsoft publisher. There was sort of a tutorial online, but it took me forever to get it right. Much harder than I thought it would be. I printed the monogram on like 20 pages and then pieced it together to make a stencil. Then I put the stencil under the aisle runner and painted the design onto it. I was very happy with how it came out. After the wedding me cut the monogrammed part off and hung it up at the reception, then we saved it.

I also made my own bouqet, I used fake flowers and I hand tied it. I added a locket my aunt sent me with a picture of my mom inside (she passed away in 2007), and some beads and charms. I made a matching flower headpiece for the flower girl but we ended up not using it. We did a handfasting ceremony and I decorated the cord we used with some Irish good luck charms.

The last project I did (the night before the wedding!) was the bubbles. I bought a big box of the wedding bubble favors at the craft store and decided to print the monogram onto address labels to decorate them. I tied some ribbon around it too. Quick & easy.

Im really glad I did a lot of DIY projects, I got so many compliments and it felt a lot more personal. BTW all this was done within 2 months of the wedding!
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30  1st birthday diaper cake in Party Planning by cheerupem0kidx0x on: July 15, 2010 11:12:40 PM
I was trying to think of a present I could make for my daughter for her 1st birthday that would be something we could actually use, cause she definitely has enough toys and clothes lol. I decided to make a diaper cake, Ive always thought they were cute and it seemed easy enough. It came out really good I think. I covered the tiers with tissue paper to make it more colorful. The I wrapped ribbon around each tier. The boa at the bottom comes off, there is a bear on top, hairbows and flowers clipped to the ribbon, 2 birthday theme rubber ducks, a small toy, and in the middle is 2 jars of baby food and a container of baby snacks. I had a lot of fun making this Smiley

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