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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / super easy baby knits? on: February 18, 2009 12:53:17 PM
I'm going to be a mommy come July and the doctors have me on modified bed rest so I spend a ton of time on the couch just flipping channels. I thought I'd make better use of my time by knitting something for my Bean. I'm very new though and can only knit and purl on straight needles. Anyone have any project suggestions for me?
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Custom Diaper Bags? on: May 07, 2008 08:48:11 PM
I found a diaper bag that I absolutely love but I don't like any of the fabrics it's available in (I was hoping for brown polka dots).  I can't sew well enough to make this on my own so I'm hoping one of you ladies might know of a place, an Etsy shop, etc where I can show them the pictures of the bag but get to pick out the fabric?  Any ideas?  Here's the bag by the way:


For more on the bag:

So sorry if this isn't posted in the right area.  It's the only place that seemed logical to me. Smiley
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Door Hangers on: February 03, 2008 06:17:29 PM
I've been a craftin' fool lately for babies (my hubby and I are in our 4th month of trying and I just can't help myself). If we have a girl we're planning on a froggie theme and if it's a boy an airplane theme.  So I went to the craft store and saw those unfinished wood door hangers as well these painted little wooden pieces.  I bought some craft paint and this is what I came up with.

P.S. Sorry for the icky photos.  I had to use my camera phone.
P.P.S. The bottom picture is pre-new doors.
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Baby Blanket Bag on: January 15, 2008 07:15:32 PM
My BFF, Kara, is expecting her first and I want to make her something great.  Her and her husband are very outdoors-y and I can totally see her baby spending a lot of time out in the grass.  I saw these AWESOME bags online and I'm just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how I can make one!  Thanks in advance!

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My NY Office on: August 01, 2007 09:19:51 PM
Hello Everyone.

I'm originally from NY but now I live in MI with my hubby.  I get homesick a lot so we decided to make me a NY themed office with lots of NY prints, etc.  We've done a lot of work in the office so far.  We've painted the walls a pretty green color.  My husband made me a big 'L' shaped desk so that I can finally be able to be on the computer and have room to write (I'm left handed so it's always a problem).  Together he and I made and upholstered a storage ottoman that serves as a window seat for our fur babies as well as fabric storage.  Anywho... here are some pictures and thanks for looking!

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Green Tufted Headboard - aka the princess bed on: June 28, 2007 06:09:59 PM
Hey all. I just wanted to share one of my latest projects: a green tufted headboard that my husband lovingly refers to as 'the princess bed.'

Super easy to make. I saw a similar  headboard in a magazine and I loved it but it coast ke $700. I knew I could make it for a ton cheaper so with the help of my handy hubby we did.

First, we went to the local lumber yard and bought a piece of plywood and 1 2x4 piece of wood. Then I freehanded the shape. My hubby cut the shape out for me and proceeded to drill small holes in it evenly spaced. Each spot where a button was going to go had two small holes.

 Meanwhile we had gone to the fabric store and purchased a large piece of green corduroy/velvet-ish material, a bunch of batting and foam.  Each was large enough to cover the plywood. We also bought a covered button kit.

Using the wood as a template I cut the batting and foam. In the middle of the living room I laid the fabric good side down followed by the foam and then the batting. Then we put the wood onto of the stack. Using a  stapler (not an office one) we wrapped  the wood tightly.  Make sure there's no wrinkles. 
Cut off the excess fabric.  Then we made the covered buttons from the fabric scraps. Then I tufted the headboard by putting the needle through the 1st hole straight through the back of the headboard, through the button and then into the second hole.  I tied them tightly in the back.

This is totally  optional but you can use a piece of fabric to cover us the messies in the back. And tada!  A fancy tufted headboard for like $50 bucks!

I can post a picture of the finished product if anyone is interested. 
Thanks for reading!

7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Vintage Typewriters on: March 10, 2007 08:42:11 PM
I guess this might go here?

I was just wondering if anyone has and uses a vintage typewriter?  Like the big metal ones from the 1920s?  I'm hoping to open a coffee shop and I thought that an old typewriter might be kind of cool to have on display.  If it was even functional that would be even more awesome.  Does any one have one?  Is the inkie thing hard to find?  Any advice on where to find one?

Thanks so much and happy typing!!

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Bottle Hanging Lights? on: September 24, 2006 02:39:26 PM
Hi Everyone!

I was in a cute cafe today and it had the neatest hanging light fixtures.  They were made out of Perrier bottles!  I'd really like to make one or two for my new kitchen.  The closest picture I can find is this:
or this:

Any ideas on how to make this myself?

9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Groom's Wedding Day Survival Kit on: September 10, 2006 07:38:21 AM
So at about 6 a.m. this morning I had a dream that I presented this HUGE bag of wedding day goodies to my fiance at the rehearsal dinner that I had called the "Groom's Wedding Day Survival Kit."

In it I had a bunch of cute things in it.  Socks that had a label that says "Just in case you got cold feet."  Breath mints or gum that said "For that big moment"  a hankie ("just in case", a black umbrella that I had written "groom" on (we're getting married in November.  You know it'll either rain or snow) two t-shirts:  one for when he goes out after the dinner (he and the boys are going bowling) that says "Game Over" with two little video game people (bride and groom) and the other for the day after the wedding (and forever!) that says "Under New Management since November 18th, 2006."  Then in a smaller black bag (covered in top secret, confidential stickers mind you) goodies for the honeymoon and wedding night.

Can you think of anything else that might be cute?  I want to like write up a little speech or poem or something and hand him each item.  It'll take a bit of time but it'll be when people are eating.  Plus I think it's a cute idea.  Any other ideas for what I should put in the kit?

Thanks in advance!
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Lollipop Wedding Fashions on: July 20, 2006 10:28:57 PM
Hi Everyone!

I've found instructions on how to make lollipop bouquets for the bridesmaids and lollipop boutonnieres for groomsmen.  Any ideas on how to make a lollipop corsage?


P.S.  These are for the rehearsal, by the way.
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