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1  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: September 21, 2017 10:47:59 PM
If you want an easy gift for Christmas, here's some inspiration:





The first was made with 2 yards of fleece with satin blanket binding sewn on to make it look nice and neat. I used a pack and about 3/4 of another pack of binding for it. That one is my husband's.

The second was made with maybe 1/2 yard of fleece (it was leftover from the other blanket) and has a zigzag stitched hem since I didn't have enough blanket binding left for it. I made it for my toddler because he kept trying to steal his dada's blanket Roll Eyes

The hardest part is that it can be a little tedious getting those corners to look so neat if you use the blanket binding. The corners are much easier to do with the fleece itself.
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2  Re: 2017 DeStash Along in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: September 21, 2017 10:20:23 PM
My husband bought the fleece that I used for these blankets when Hancock Fabrics was going out of business. I had to make two because my toddler keeps trying to steal his dada's blanket Roll Eyes

Hubby's:


Son's:


I didn't have any more blanket binding so my little froggy's blanket just has a zigzag stitched hem (not that he cares).
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3  Re: 2017 DeStash Along in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: September 06, 2017 01:08:06 AM
After consideration, I believe this does belong here since my husband donated his old BDUs to my stash pile to be re-purposed.


The Army/Nat'l Guard were issued new BDUs and told to "get rid of" their old ones. My hubs was going to toss them in the trash Shocked but I told him I could use them to make stuff. I especially wanted the tops because they have two-way zippers and those things aren't cheap (cheapest I've seen was $4/each). And it doesn't hurt that BDUs are made of a nicely sturdy cotton/nylon blend (it's 50/50, I think) that hold up well to wear and tear.
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4  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2017: September 1 - November 20, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: September 06, 2017 12:52:46 AM
Prompt: September - Superheroes
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: Toddler harness
Project Link: Here
Superheroes because it took a lot of energy to wrangle my busy toddler long enough to get him measured for this thing. Tongue I finally won by giving him some Keebler Club crackers. And it took a bit of thinking for me to figure out how to make it and have it adjustable because I've never made anything like this before. Tomorrow (later today, really) I hope to update the post with a photo of my little monster wearing the harness.



Prompt: September - Anime
Team: Fandom
Project Name: Eeveelutions dicebag
This is actually the SIXTH bag I made from this fabric print but I never got pics of the others before I sold them (newb mistake, I know) Tongue Pokemon is still one of my favorite anime and videogames <3
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5  Re: 2017 DeStash Along in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: September 06, 2017 12:08:01 AM
This is actually the SIXTH bag I made with this print: I totally forgot to get pics of the other five bags and the shop where I left them sold out before I could get back for a pic! Tongue
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6  Toddler harness in Completed Projects by RedheadWithThread on: September 06, 2017 12:07:53 AM
My little froggy has gotten to the point that he tries to escape the stroller when we go to the mall (only at the mall, never the grocery store). I briefly considered buying a toddler harness, but we don't go to the mall very often so I couldn't justify buying one, even if I bought one of those simple $10 ones.
So I made one.



I already had the buckle and D-ring on hand so I just had to buy the strap adjusters and a swivel hook to make the leash (I haven't done that yet). The fabric is from one of my husband's old BDUs*, which I chose for its durability. If you count what I had spent previously on the items in stash plus what I had to go buy, I spent about $6 because everything was either bought on clearance or with coupons.

I'll update later with a pic or two of it on the toddler (if I can wrangle him). At the very least, I'll add a pic of the leash when it's finished.

The leash:


On the toddler:


*The Army/Nat'l Guard was issued new BDUs so my husband was told to "get rid of" his old ones. Instead of letting him toss them out, I've claimed them so that I can use the buttons and zippers off them, as well as the sturdy fabric.
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7  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: September 06, 2017 12:03:02 AM
My little froggy has gotten to the point that he tries to escape the stroller when we go to the mall. I briefly considered buying a toddler harness, but we don't go to the mall very often and he has no issues sitting in the seat of the cart while at the grocery store so I couldn't justify it, even if I bought one of those $10 ones.

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8  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: August 12, 2017 05:19:02 PM
Prompt: August - 5. Wishing You Well
Team: Clan of the Creators
Bonus Points: WIP it
Project Name: Skulls and roses oven mitts
My husband sometimes helps me in the kitchen (he can't cook very well) but the spiderweb mitts I made barely fit him. So I reprinted the pattern just 5% larger and sewed these to match my skulls and roses apron. He was happy to receive them because he likes helping out and he really likes the skulls and roses print.

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9  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: August 09, 2017 02:48:23 PM
Did you use regular quilt batting, or some special heat-resistant stuff?

I used some regular cotton batting plus Insul-Brite inside them (the Insul-Brite said to use the batting, too). They're very thick and definitely heat resistant! My hubs was disappointed that they barely fit him, so I enlarged the pattern to make the next pair.

lindy, I love your essential oils' colorful bottles and adore that cute little Stitch card!

CLM, I love that little pea pod. So cute and simple yet fun! And that mushroom village is really neat! Kinda reminds me of the Smurfs' village Smiley


Here's the second pair of oven mitts, made to match my skulls and roses apron:
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10  Re: 2017 DeStash Along in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: August 09, 2017 02:31:44 PM
I de-stash a bit and my husband turns around and feeds my addiction Roll Eyes

I made these from stash:


I've had that fabric for three/four years, maybe longer. It's not a perfect match, but they look great with the apron CLM sent me <3
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