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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / My Makeup Board on: January 09, 2013 02:29:00 AM
Recently, I made (with the help of my husband) a magnetic makeup board for our bathroom. I'm trying to get the clutter off the countertops and it seems to be working. I found the idea on Pinterest. I bought a frame at Michael's when they were on sale and my husband bought the steel sheet from Home Depot and cut it down to size. Then I used a fat quarter I bought at Joann's and glued the circular craft magnets to the back of my makeup tins. I plan to
add some magnets to some pen holders I have and put my brushes in them.

Here's the link to the tute.

And my magnetic makeup board!

What do you think? Smiley

Thanks for looking!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A bunch of t-shirts on: December 16, 2012 06:32:22 PM
I recently made a few t-shirts for my sister. She's an actress and loves the movie, Goonies.

First of all, a Goonies t-shirt. I used reverse applique with a black t-shirt and white knit fabric.

Second, a white floral t-shirt inspired by The Pleated Poppy Blog. Here's the direct link to the tutorial. http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2009/11/gettin-crafty/

And last, but definitely not least - a Theater Hierarchy t-shirt inspired by an episode of Family Guy, called "From Method to Madness." This t-shirt was painted using freezer paper stencils. For some reason my stencil wouldn't remain adhered to the t-shirt as well as in the past and so the paint smudged a little and it gave a bit of a true stencil effect.

Thanks for looking!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Belle Ruffle Gloves on: September 23, 2012 01:08:52 AM
I recently knitted these Belle Ruffle Gloves for the Once Upon A Time Swap. The pattern is by Veronica O'Neil and is available on Ravelry. I used some yarn from my stash. I believe the black is Knit Picks Shine Sport in Black and the purple is Knit Picks Cotlin in Lilac. I had ordered a bunch of the Cotlin Lilac for a shawl for one of my bridesmaids in my wedding, but the shade of purple was off, so I'm finding new uses for the multiple skeins I have. Smiley

What do you think of them?

Thanks for looking!

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Vintage apron on: September 14, 2012 02:15:38 AM
I recently made this apron for my partner in the Bento Swap.

What do you think?
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Big Bang Theory Tissue Box on: August 20, 2012 08:58:20 PM
Inspired by the rubik's cube tissue box on Big Bang Theory! Honestly, haven't really watched the show, but I hear it's awesome. And I do love the rubik's cube, so I made this for our coffee table in our living room.

one side of the box...

and another side...

and aerial shot!

Thanks for looking! Let me know what ya think!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Ginger Leaves Shawlette on: May 17, 2012 01:06:44 AM
I finished this last summer, but am posting it now. A friend asked I make her daughter a shawl for cool, summer evenings.

I used the Stroll Tonal yarn from Knit Picks in the Summer Bloom color. The pattern is the Ginger Leaves Shawlette by Christina Wall.

The shawl pin came from nicholasandfelice - an AWESOME shop on Etsy. They make gorgeous shawl pins. In fact, I ordered many of them for my bridesmaids shawls last year, too. I highly recommend checking out their stuff.

Thanks for checking this out and let me know what you think!

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Sesame Street Memory Board on: April 30, 2012 10:24:24 PM

I recently finished a memory board for our Sesame Street themed room. My husband and I met while working on a tour of Sesame Street Live and so we want to do a Sesame Street theme nursery when we have kids. Well, that's a few years down the road so it's simply a Sesame Street themed guest room.

I used the tutorial by batgirl found here. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309330.0

Thanks for looking!

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Items for my sister-in-law's nursery EDITED: More pics on: April 26, 2012 08:25:00 PM

My husband's brother and his wife are expecting their first child in June. They are waiting to find out the sex of the baby when it's born (my husband & I are guessing boy) so it took her a long time to find a nursery theme she liked. What she fell in love with is beautiful, but very expensive. After buying the sheet set and the mobile she couldn't afford the rest, so she asked if I'd be willing to make some of the items. She told me what she wanted and I gave her fabric measurements. She went to Joann's and bought fabric to go with the sheet set and sent it to me and a few months later they are FINALLY done. I just mailed out everything today since her baby shower is the first weekend of May. She doesn't roam craftster so she won't be spoiled.

Here is the link to what she had previously bought. http://glennajean.posterous.com/tag/finley

And here is what I made her:

a throw pillow for the glider in the nursery

changing pad covers

snuggle flannel blankies

And a memory board

Side note about the chihuahua. That's my dog, Rita, who can be very afraid of men she just meets so when my brother-in-law came to our house for the first time he picked up Rita and she pooped on him. So I included this photo of her on their memory board.  Grin

I also made a mobile arm cover (can't really photograph that without a mobile) and another throw pillow which I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of. It's just like the other one I made, but with a solid peach fabric, the peach and white striped fabric, and a teddy bear made out of the peach with white polka dots.

I really hope she likes them and I can't wait to see how they work in the nursery. So...what do ya think?


So Kellie had her baby shower and seems to love what I made her and she shared some photos of the items in the nursery.

The mobile arm cover

Memory Board in action (there's also the sonogram frame we gave them when we heard they were expecting)

Both decorative pillows - one for a shelf and the other for the glider
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Lining a Shirred Dress? on: April 06, 2012 12:00:39 PM
Hello. I recently bought the already shirred dress fabric at Joann's. I want to make a summer dress for my sister. Unfortunately, the fabric is mostly yellow and see-thru, especially in the skirt part. Any suggestions on how to line this? Or perhaps should I make something to go under it? I know my sister won't be comfortable wearing it if it's see-thru. I also want to keep it as light and airy to wear as possible. She'll probably be wearing this at a summer wedding in Mexico.

Thank you so much!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Finally some drapes for privacy on: January 28, 2012 10:03:40 PM
Hello, all!

After living in our house for over a year and a half I finally finished these drapes to cover the windows flanking the front door. The windows look right onto the couch in our living room. Now we have privacy and can block the crazy summer sun here in Las Vegas. Smiley

The fabric I had in my stash. I believe I bought it for very cheap at Walmart. I also lined it with drapery lining fabric from Joann's. My husband found the drapery rods at Ross for $3 each, cut them down to size, and then spray painted them black (they were brown). I think in all we spent about $30 on this project.

All I need to do now is finish some tiebacks for when we do want to let more light in. I'm thinking something jeweled. Smiley

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