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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Our First Christmas ornament on: December 24, 2010 05:34:18 AM
I wasn't happy with any of the "our first christmas" ornaments that I found in the stores, so I went to this little ceramics place down the street to paint my own. My husband is Australian and this is his first Christmas, not only with me but in the US. One side of the ornament is painted with the Australian flag and the other with the US flag. I think it came out really well!

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Baby shower gifts! on: July 10, 2010 07:48:21 PM
I love these! The skull bib is my favorite. Good job!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Everything is just ducky! on: October 26, 2009 07:04:36 PM
That's great!  I love the feet!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 50 Harry Potter wands on: October 26, 2009 07:01:40 PM
This is fabulous!

I have convinced my students that I am the great niece of Prof. Binns (same last name and all).... and recently told them I was going on a mission (when I was actually at a stupid training).... I think I'm going to tell them that my mission was to learn about magical wands.


I teach fourth grade writing by the way... Wink

I'm sure you're a much more exciting teacher. Wasn't Binns the ghost who droned on about goblin wars?

And thanks everyone for commenting on my little project. All that's left is to make a sign for my wand "shop" and I'll be done!
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 50 Harry Potter wands on: October 25, 2009 06:12:02 AM
Thanks for your kind words! I'm excited to see everyone's reaction, especially the poor soul who gets the "broken" wand.  Cheesy

Here is the online site with the tutorial but you'll have to squint at the picture like I did because you have to pay to print the real instructions.


Basically, you just start rolling a piece of paper from the corner, applying more pressure to one side so you start getting a nice cone shape. I used a sponge to spread Elmer's glue around as I was rolling, it seemed to sort of paper mache the wand and make it a bit harder.
After I got a nice wand shape, I cut off the uneven ends and filled them up with newspaper to make them more sturdy. A drop of hot glue in the ends sealed them up nicely.
After that it's just up to your imagination! I used the glue gun to make designs and spray paint to paint them. The detail was painted with regular gold and silver acrylic paint and the whole wand was sealed so the paint wouldn't rub off.

And just like that, a super cool wand!
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / 50 Harry Potter wands on: October 24, 2009 09:22:18 PM
My sister's best friend throws a big Halloween whodunnit every year at his house. This year he decided on a Harry Potter theme and asked for volunteers to roleplay, decorate or do anything they could to help out. Since I have zero acting skills, I thought my talents would be best put to use making props and decorations. I decided that every witch and wizard needed a wand for the evening and found a tute online that shows you how to make them out of paper, hot glue and paint. So! Fifty wands later I can feel the carpal tunnel setting in, and I don't have any fingerprints anymore because of the hot glue gun, but it was so worth it! Not one is alike as they are all different "woods", lengths, thicknesses and magical ingredients!

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Witchly projects, aka scarfapolooza on: October 23, 2007 04:26:22 AM
Very lucky boys.  Do they fight over who gets to wear the Gryffindor

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Flannel receiving blankets to PJ bottoms recon on: September 14, 2007 07:22:19 AM
So cute and a great idea!  I love the girlie ruffle.  And your applique looks great!
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Tiger shirt for Spirit Day! on: September 14, 2007 07:02:54 AM
hey I know that tiger!!! On one of my old computers, I had a program with water marks and that tiger was one of them. Lets just say i got a little printer happy with the water marks and use that tiger in a lot of my crafts. I wish i knew where to find him again because I steadily running out of sheets of him. lol.

Well, I just typed in "tiger stencil" into Google.  Several different versions of him popped up, including a color one!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Garden fairy quilt for my baby's room on: September 14, 2007 06:57:27 AM
Thank you everyone!  Cheesy  I'm very proud of it, it's hanging on her wall right now.

Here are the Wallies that I got my inspiration from.  Nobossame did a great job transferring them on to fabric.

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