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11  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Mustache Mugs on: December 12, 2012 07:17:26 AM
For a White Elephant party this year, I decided to do a home-made craft I'd been wanting to make.  I had seen on pinterest that if you write on a white mug in sharpie and bake it, it will stay permanent!  I found a set of 4 white mugs on sale and made a set with a different mustache on each.  Picking which 4 was definitely the hardest part!

I was really happy with how they turned out, and they were a hit at the party, so I will definitely be repeating this craft  Smiley
12  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / It's Adventure Time! Finn, PB and BMO on: November 08, 2012 09:04:18 AM

My husband and I LOVE adventure time, so when he suggested it for halloween I was on-board Smiley

My husband dressed as Finn the human.  His hat and backpack were homemade from scratch, shirt and shorts we altered/resewn to fit/work from purchased items.
I went as Princess Bubblegum:

Dress and crown were hand-made, wig was purchased, and I had to grab a pink sweater from my closet since I can't go sleeve-less at work Smiley
We also dressed our dog as beemo:

His costume was made from a painted cardboard box:

Hope you enjoy, we sure had a blast!
13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Weeping Angel Hoop on: July 11, 2011 07:30:17 AM
I made this hoop for padfoot as part of Rnd 6 of the Dr Who Swap, and am just now getting to post it.  The weeping angels were one of her favorite villains (as well as mine), and I wanted to try something different with an embroidery hoop, so I came up with this:

looks innocent enough, but beware, and DON'T BLINK, or else you may find this:

the "flap" can flip from one side to the other, and is held down with snaps.  used 3 strand DMC floss for most of the outlines, and then 2 strands for the interior details.  had so much fun with this themed swap!  may tweak the "method" for the flip page and try it again, i had a lot of trial and error the first time around Smiley
14  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / My DIY Sea Glass Wedding! on: July 05, 2011 03:34:39 PM
My hubby and I were married June 11, 2011 and I did as much DIY as possible to keep within our budget.  Our themes were "eco-friendly" and sea glass, with the color being "malibu" from david's bridal.  I tried not to go TOO picture crazy...enjoy Smiley

The only flowers used were for the bouquets/boutonnieres, so we went for sea glass and candles on the centerpiece:

For the favors, we made heart-shaped birdseed hangers, and made nametags on plantable seeded paper:

For programs, we got plantable seed-embedded paper, printed, folded in have and attached to giant popsicle stick with double-sided tape, and then used a corner punch to decorate the corners:

A close friend of the family made me a label as one of my "something blue"s, so I sewed it into the dress hem "per tradition":

We did not have a flower girl, but instead had 2 ring bearers, so i made their pillows:

For the cake, we made mint-flavored sea-glass candy and made a "mosaic" around the base of each tier:

My cousin made the topper for us.  The glass heart was a votive with our silhouette inside, which was light from behind with an LED light.  She used sea-glass pebbles to cover the outside:

For accessories, my mom found an antique brooch at a local vintage store, which I converted into my hair fascinator.  It is hard to see, but the stones were blue and matched the shape of the embellishment on my dress:

Finally, my sister (and M.O.H.) had a great idea for us to wear 80's wayfarers.  I ordered from Amazon, and when hers arrived, they were NOT the right color blue (they were straight up NAVY!).  2 days before the wedding, I did not have enough time to exchange for another pair, so I got a paint pen and 3 layers later, they finally matched her dress Smiley:

WHEW!  I have to say that I have SO much respect for wedding planners after going through the process on my own.  Luckily, it was worth all the effort, and despite a crazy thunderstorm, we all had a fabulous time Smiley

Hope you enjoyed looking!
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Handkerchiefs on: April 18, 2011 12:16:08 PM
my best friend is getting married in a month and told me she didn't have a handkerchief for the big day, so i decided to embroider one for her.  her colors are black and white and coral, and her flower is the orchid, so i did a coral orchid for hers.  my fiance got a bit jealous, so i made one for him too with the "caldari" logo, which is also a "c" for his name Smiley

close-up of the orchid, i used 6 strand for the outside of the flower/bud, and 2 strand for the inner details and the stem:

close-up of the caldari logo, done all 6 strand:

these were my first full embroidery projects, and now i am hooked!  after finishing these, i promptly signed up for the next hoopla swap round Smiley
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Mini Art Quilt - Spacey on: April 11, 2011 07:12:01 AM
i just finished my first swap with an excellent partner, thanks sloth003!!  i decided to use a couple of her themes: space/science, gerbera daisies, and dinosaurs, and had a FABULOUS time making it:

she told me her favorite "space thing" was pictures from the hubble telescope, so i found 3 different ones and printed them on printable fabric, and then i embellished all the celestial fabrics with seed beads on the stars.  for the gerbera daisies, i attempted an elongated "lazy daisy", with a seed bead center:

also, after PM'g back and forth, i discovered we had a shared love of dr. who, so i had to include a little reference Smiley  i have done some cross-stitch in the past, but all of the amazing needlework on this site inspired me to attempt some embroidery for the first time, so i free handed a TARDIS using backstitch and a seed bead for the light, with embroidery/beading for a "star trail" behind it:

did a cross-stitch label for the back with blue fading thread:

i have SO MUCH respect now for all of you who embroider and/or use seed beads regularly!  was also VERY thankful for the binding tutorial that MareMare posted for us-i'll never do binding another way again!  it was hard to send this away when i was done, but it was totally worth it for the AMAZING MAQ i got in return Smiley

now i am officially addicted to the swaps  Grin
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Quillow on: March 07, 2011 11:44:38 AM
my friend requested a "throw pillow" for her birthday this year, so i decided to do a quillow!  she has mostly teal with orange accents in her apartment, so i made the lap quilt out of flannel and the pillow front from quilter's cotton.  was able to put it together in a few hours, and now this is my go-to homemade gift Smiley
all folded up in pillow form:

open view, with both sides of flannel blanket:

blanket folded into 1/3's, ready to be folded into pillow:

almost there:
18  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Mug Rug Frenzy! on: February 09, 2011 01:39:48 PM

Just before leaving on vacation last week, I was bummed I missed the Mug Rug swap, and decided to have a frenzy of my own!  Using various fabrics from my stash, I wanted to make a different one for each of my co-workers.  once i got rolling, i was having so much fun putting scraps together and figuring out different designs!  here are the individual shots:

and back:


and back:

for the boss i used our logo:

and finally one for me Smiley

finished group shot:

so hopefully this will satisfy my mug rug OBSESSION for a little while, but no promises Smiley
thanks for looking!
19  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Chinese Fan Mug Rugs (pic heavy) on: January 24, 2011 06:49:56 AM
i was inspired by https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358769.0 by playswithneedles, and thought it would be a perfect gift for a friend's upcoming birthday:

all the fabrics were ones from my stash (trying to use it up slowly but surely...) that went well with her home decor of asian/reds/blacks.  i drafted the pattern on paper and then pieced the fan together:

and then added the center triangle:

i used a black jersey cotton for the batting and backing (to maximize absorbency...)  here are the quilted pieces, ready for binding:

i used 1/2" binding for the edge (tried with 1/4" at first, but it was NOT working, so I ripped it out and switched to 1/2"), and voila the final product:

i made her a set of 4, and hope she likes them!

thanks for looking Smiley
20  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 58 ENTRIES / Santa's Beach House on: January 10, 2011 05:00:55 AM
after much deliberation, we decided to try a beach house for Santa Smiley
the front:

the back:

this was my second attempt at a gingerbread recipe, since my first attempt left my pieces crumbling after the first attempt.  we tried the butterscotch in the windows, although it's hard to see since the pictures are a bit dark.
my fiance came up with the idea for bubble-gum siding (the roll-out kind), and we used life cereal for roof tiles.  the back "porch" is pretzel sticks, and the bench and lounge chair (and shark!) are graham crackers contributed by friends of the family.  we used royal icing and brown sugar for the sand/dune, and mini-marshmallows on blue royal icing for the sea/surf.  we had so much fun putting it together, and considering it survived a 60 mile trip in the car between steps, we're now calling it "indestructible" Smiley

here's a slightly brighter shot before the siding went on:

thanks for looking!
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