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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / October SNOW what the F$&^! on: October 30, 2011 09:06:28 AM
So last night mother nature (the B#%$^) dropped 13" of snow at our house. We decided that we needed to be craft outside today. This is what my 6 year old and I came up with. Yeah it is October 30th and no we do not live at the North Pole although my kids told me that Santa could move in next door because we now have snow for his sleigh and reindeers. We live in New Hampshire and we love to ski but this is RIDICULOUS. Just a little side history note. The highest recorded snowfall in the northeast for the month of October is 2.2" yeah we kinda beat that record there.

The two year old in the yard yelling "help, help, I tuck, I tuck"

I made the hat too. (That is how I justify this pic)
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Brown and Turquoise Messenger Bag! on: October 18, 2011 10:37:17 AM
I made this messenger in the OWS 73 for the amazing phoenixfiredesigns! I loved it and thought that I would share it with all of you!



As always comments are encouraged!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Weekend bag for my first swap EVER! on: August 08, 2011 11:25:59 AM
Made this for the OWS 72 swap. I had fun making it but gosh it took a long time. My sewing machine and I had a disagreement about a few things with this bag but hey it all turned out in the end. Sorry about the cruddy pictures

Top view

Side view... that is a really large book. I put it in there to show the size of this bag.

Finished measurements of this bag are 12 wide x12 tall x20 long it is a really big one
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / I made my own paper coupon organizer on: July 28, 2011 08:49:39 AM
So this is an organizer for coupons using...
Scrapboook paper
Wheat thins box
Glue stick
1/8" Elastic

The Cover: the white stripe is a piece of elastic attached to the back so that it will stay closed in my purse

Interior Pockets: The pockets have a flap that goes over envelope style so that all of my coupons don't go flying all over the place. I used the transparencies so that I could see what was inside my envelopes.

Here it is open. I wanted it to lay flat like a book so that I could access what is inside easier!

Close up of the Index tabs I made for quick reference

The Back: Don't look too closely at the grommets I kinda put them in backwards! Sssssh don't tell

I am going to use a binder clip on the front to attach a pad of paper to the inside and also to attach the coupons I use while in the store. You know find an item pull out the coupon and clip to the front. I always lose them in my pockets or some kid in my cart eats them because they are always STARVING! Just kidding they don't really eat paper but I wouldn't put it past them.
As always comments are encouraged and constructive criticism is definately welcome!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mocca Bag! on: July 20, 2011 07:02:06 AM
I finally did it! Well I was forced to do it but that is beside the point. You see I needed a new bag. Our adorable Australian Cattle Dog decided to pull my old bag off the counter and chew through the side so that she could eat the doggie treats I keep in there for our outings. Yeah hey dog it was a tote bag with an open top just stick your head in there and get em. You didn't have to eat the thing. Anyway I didn't like that bag much so oh well, and this one is soooooooooooo much better. I started by reading the messenger bag tutorials just to get an idea of how to construct the thing and then started cutting. I was originally going for plain but I had so many pocket sized scraps left over that I gave in and put 4 pockets in the front. The zip was my first (nerve racking I know). It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.  
About 4 hours later this is what I came up with!

Now I need to make a new cover for my planner as this one totalle clashes. Haha one project is never enough. Once I finish something I realize I have 3 or 4 more to do to make the first one complete. I have serious issues with things matching.

So yeah didn't realize the flap was on a smidge crooked until I looked at this pic. Shhhh don't tell. (sorry about the crappy pic)
My mad photography skills are on permanent vacation. If anyone runs into them could you please tell them to come home. I miss them.

Interior.... can anyone guess what the next project is that I need to do to make this one complete?Huh  There is my fabulous zip and a key loop. I need to find a caribeaner to leave in there.

Side view: next time I am going to make the strap adjustable but hopefully the dog will stick to dog food and spilled cereal not my bags!

Thank you all for looking C&C are always welcome!!!!!!!!

Happy Crafting
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / GRRRR ROAR Monster Hats on: June 16, 2011 07:29:23 AM
So I was walking through the ski area this winter when I saw the most fabulous hat. It was a fleece cookie monster. Now at the time my sewing skills left a little to be desired so I decided that I was going to make my own little monster a "Monster Hat". I took out my favorite kids earflap hat pattern and got to work. Once I finished with the main hat piece I made the eyes and the mouth. My original plan was to put on just the eyes and the mouth but when it comes to kids stuff I tend to go a little overboard. I added the horns and the pigtails just for good cute measure! Once I was all finished and oohing and aaahing and congratulating myself on being original I ran across monster hats on someones blog. (sorry can't remember which one) grrr oh well they are adorable and she loves it!

The boring back of the hat.

My Adorable little model. Sorry it's sideways my computer is a __________________.
                                                                                    (insert foul name here)

Please excuse the look of extreme tiredness she isn't really tired the girls were just playing make up and I couldn't get the stuff off that was close to her eyes.

As always comments are welcome and happy hooking!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Adorable dress for my littlest!! on: June 15, 2011 10:52:19 PM
So after seeing this adorable pattern in my local craft store I thought I have to make this for midget. Got the fabric and everything all set. got everything done in record time and then it came to putting on the bottom piece. I have never worked with a piece of fabric to ruffle that is that big. I have to tell you that I now HATE DOING RUFFLES. I was just so darn hard to get the ruffles even. It doesn't help that I am anal retentive and I had a two year old trying to help. Well here it is all done. Hope you enjoy it was my first time making a dress from an actual pattern. Feedback is greatly appreciated.  

An action shot. Miss Lou Belle Loves her dress

And one more because she is just so darn cute!

Happy Crafting!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Our Wedding Album (Tons of Pics!) on: June 07, 2011 11:22:53 AM

sorry that one wasn't such a great pic. it is hard to take a good pic of a 12x12 page
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first Bag! on: June 07, 2011 10:48:08 AM
I received an invite to a friends baby shower in the mail and was thinking to myself "self what would you have liked at your baby shower". The answer came to me a few days later. Handmade stuff. For some reason I have the need to make up patterns all by myself and well it usually takes a few tries. (Never was really good at following directions. So after about 50 drawings and countless hours of pulling hair out of my head I have a finished baby bag and other goodies. I included a covered wipes case, burp cloth, trash bag dispenser, changing pad and stuffed elephant.

a view of all the goodies inside

empty bag... has 5 interior pockets and also 2 exterior side pockets

all of the goodies inside... from left to right. 1)a cute little trash bag holder 2)burp cloth 3)covered wipes case

matching stuffed elephant. the other side is the striped fabric and he has a taggie tail

Thanks for looking and any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Happy Crafting!

Update! pic from the shower! See I really did make her cry. Roll Eyes
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Baby Album for a Friend! (first Post) on: June 07, 2011 10:02:36 AM
First Post lets see if I can make this work! Sorry about the link but hey I am working on more posts!
     This is a small 8.5x8.5 album. It was really hard to keep it down to only one picture per page but I think that this was successful!

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