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11  Bead and Sequin Hair Flowers (FINALLY! with tutorial - img heavy) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by elmonerd on: July 14, 2005 05:06:22 PM
This is a tute from my new mini kit and it is also include in the booklet Crafty Hair Accessories. You can follow the instructions for almost any beaded hair flower or pin, so try out different shapes and sizes and of course colour. And show me! I'd love to see your stuff, so when your done post it here!

Cutting Out Your Foam Flower Template

It might be a little tricky to get the exact shape of the template from the craft foam, so you will have to do a little trimming. Once you have cut out the flower shape turn it around to the right side up and trim off the uneven edges a little to get the flower even. But don't get caught in the vicious over-cutting cycle!

Threading the Needle

When threading your needle, take just over an arms-length of thread and put it through the needle eye. Tie a knot in one end and leave the other open and a little overlapped, but don't tie the two ends of thread together, it'll be too thick to work with.

Part 1: Sewing

Sewing on Beads

1. Cut out the flower template from the supplied card stock.

2. Trace it onto your foam piece and cut it out.

Sewing on Sequins:

This is fairly straight forward because this tiny flower only requires one sequin for each petal.

Save and print out this template onto some cardstock, then trace it onto your craft foam:

-From Eleanor


I figured these could go here, even though they're not really jewelry.
I was inspired by my payless flip-flops to make these beaded and sequin hair flowers, although mine were probably made more carefully and definately with more love...

Pink and White hair flower

Golden Hair flower

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12  Re: Baby/Child Swap in The Swap Gallery by elmonerd on: July 08, 2005 06:42:30 PM
Oh wow! All this stuff is so great. Girly skirts, Robot shirts, cute lunch bags... Smiley
This is my first swap and I must say I am nervous. Especially after seeing what everyone made. Hope you'll like my stuff Edamame.

Well miss_katonic I got your package and it's so amazing!

here's most of it (no dress shot yet)

 a Dora the Explorer backpack (amazing sewing) a truck colouring book, a stuffed leopard kitty, and a monkey shirt.

Here's Kalum enjoying his stuff, he loves his truck book but he only wanted me to colour in it, and he made me take a picture of each page.

close-up of the leopard

close-up of the monkey face, how did you do this? it's so well done.

And the grand finally

Isabella in her cute halter top dress, my husband and I especially love this one.

Thanks so much for all the great stuff miss_katonic.
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13  Fraggle Rock in CHALLENGE 3 ENTRIES by elmonerd on: July 01, 2005 08:47:10 PM
I did my diorama on my favourite childhood tv show Fraggle Rock!

Here's the final picture

I used modeling dough for the heads and arms.

Yarn for the hair and I painted the eyes on, the bodies are made of wound up yarn.

here's the background before i placed everyone in (i spray painted it grey and then sprinkled sparkles on.)

close-up of Gobo (his shirt is wound around embroidery thread.)

close-up of Mokey (her clothes are made of felt.)

here's Boober (i had to make tiny little pompoms for his entire body *pheww* exausghting)

here's Wembly (his shirt is made of felt and i painted on the designs)           

And my personal favourite Red (she was the first doll I made so her body is a bit different)

no Fraggle Rock diorama would be complete without a doozer (i used some sorta plastic tag clips to make the Doozer tower.)

it was a lot of work but i've been wanting to do a Fraggle Rock project for some time, this challenge just gave me a good reason to get to it. hope it brings you back to the good'ol days!
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14  Ultra Girly "Tennis Outfit" in CHALLENGE 2 ENTRIES by elmonerd on: June 28, 2005 08:09:11 PM
White Shorts - $4.99
Pink Tee - $3.99
Ribbon and jewel - already had

Total = $8.98


After (actually hot glued everything together cause I don't have a sewing machine, hee hee we'll see if it stays together.)

Flower Design

Ultra Girly-ness

I was inspired by the amazingly wide leg shorts I found in Value Village they we're practically already a skirt.

I just cut the middle of the shorts open and made it into a skirt.
Then I cut the sleeves off the t-shirt and used them to make the flower design. If only I played tennis...
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15  Re: Flower Choker - Tutorial in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by elmonerd on: June 17, 2005 09:54:27 AM
Here's my attempt, I did it from memory and I see now that I made it too tight and it doesn't sit right on my neck.

also the colors are not my first choice I just had this stuff lying around, I'll try again later.
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16  The Portable Oriental-ish Lantern by elmonerd in Craftster Craft Challenges by elmonerd on: June 01, 2005 01:59:01 PM
Here's my second entry. it's called,

The Portable Oriental-ish Lantern


1 red portable lantern - $1
1 pack batteries - $1
1 pack red chiffon stuff - $1
1 pack of red sequins - $1
1 pack of red hanging baubles - $1

Total = $5.00

the Lantern turned off

The Lantern in its full glory

I hot glued everything together basically, the little baubles are hanging off of a string of glued on sequins. Originally I was going to call it The Portable Burlesque Lamp, but I didn't want to give anyone the wrong idea! ha ha just kidding it just looks more oriental to me.
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17  Oversize-Fruit Shower Curtain by elmonerd in Craftster Craft Challenges by elmonerd on: May 31, 2005 02:46:27 PM
Here's what I found at the dollar store, yummy fruit!

Oversize-Fruit Shower Curtain

The supplies:

1 clear shower curtain - $1
1 Strawberry plastic Placemat and Coasters Set - $1
2 Orange plastic Placemat and Coasters Set - $1 each

Total = $4.00

The Supplies

The curtain

Scary Jumbo Strawberry

i tried to glue the placemats onto the shower curtain with regular white glue Tongue it wouldn't dry, so I had to tape the ends of the big fruits and then I put it up, amazingly they're still stuck on!

I love this craft challenge it's so fun to see everyone elses stuff, good job guys.
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18  My First Crochet Hat - Help with a name for it? in Crochet: Completed Projects by elmonerd on: May 28, 2005 06:14:11 PM
I just bought the Cozy Crochet Kit, and as much as I like it I got frustrated with the directions (I didn't have patience to read everything)

So I just read the basics and decided to make something on the fly. After a few fuddles I made this hat for baby Isabella. This hat is probably too hot for summer but I figure she could wear it on coldish days.

I was wondering what to call it, cause I like to name my projects and would like some ideas. Help with a name what do you think it looks like?

Here's baby Isabella in the hat (she didn't want to pose for the pic)

And here she is ready for the beach Shocked

I was thinking some sorta flower but I don't know what.

hope you like it!
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19  Re: little craftster robot land in Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. by elmonerd on: May 12, 2005 06:47:20 PM
Oh hey I was confused about who Mark was for a minute there.

I think this is a cute idea, maybe everyone could make a little Mark doll and then dress him up as a challenge.

Mark in a tuxedo...     

Mark in a tiny knitted sweater...     

Mark in the buff...     

you get the idea... Cheesy
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20  Sam Roberts - The Hottest Man on Earth! in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by elmonerd on: February 15, 2005 08:55:57 AM
 My sister wanted me to make a Sam Roberts T-shirt for her so here is the first print.

(P.S. I haven't done the shirt yet.)
Sam Roberts is great!
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