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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Patchwork Skirt on: July 27, 2008 06:32:56 PM
This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!. Don't let others get you down. Just because they don't like it....I would defiantly wear this....I have in my head that I want to make one for myself when I get the time.....but 5 months...now that is making it hard for me to get on the wagon there.
Is it for you to wear?
I think it is amazing...Good work!
12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: another alice on: July 26, 2008 12:28:52 AM
oh I love this...I love Alice as well. You did a great job!
13  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Sushi success! on: July 23, 2008 11:55:08 PM
No it wasn't hard...it takes a bit of getting used to to know the right pressure to use and just how much to fill but all in all it is easy. making the sushi rice s the main part...it has to be sticky..and you have to not eat it all as your making it (i kinda have a weakness) All you need is the roll. just lay down the rice in a layer and add in your goodies and roll. It is hard to explain but I am sure there are you tube tuts out there to get an idea. (I just watch the guys at restaurants and that)

I do have to say that it is much easier then getting spring rolls wrapped right Tongue

Give it a try...even if it looks funky it will taste great!
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Spooning leads to.... on: July 23, 2008 09:05:51 PM
Oh that is toooo cute!
15  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Toothy 2.0 on: July 23, 2008 06:17:14 PM
So a while back I posted about "Toothy" that i had made for my son. It was a tooth fairy pillow. I had just made the first one out of felt. Little did I know that he was going to play such a big part in plush play over at out house. needless to say Toothy is quite pilly and when I had to play tooth fairy the other night it was hard to get that little bugger of a tooth out and $ in without making a commotion (i was almost made)
Anyhow I decided to make one that was made of cotton instead so that Toothy would have a pal (I couldn't let the truth out of the bag the real reason why I wanted to make another one)
Anyhow I ended up making 4 different ones. they are really cute. Much cutter in person then in the picts.
I used vintage buttons for the eyes on them and some reused fabrics for the back pockets.
Anyhow here is my fave one.

16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Saving the earth one meal at a time! <IMG HEAVY> on: July 23, 2008 06:09:41 PM
The fabric that is the easyest to work with and the one that holds up the best is a mid weight cotton. Nothing fancy. As far as I can recall all my fabric is from the novelty / quilt sections (well actually the sale section but you know what I mean) they were just ones that have been in my stash but that I needed to use up.
Anyhow I just prewash them and iron before I sew but other then that I just wash them with my towels in the washer and pop them in the dryer. I guess if we were to have company or a special shing ding I would touch them up with an iron but or daily uses they are great right out of the dryer. I wash them At least once a week and have been using them for about 3 months now and they look good as new (aside from pasta sauce stains on my sons Tongue)
17  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Sushi success! on: July 22, 2008 08:25:58 PM
Ah I'm a miso cheater....I get the packets from the Japanese markets.....and just add tofu and some seaweeds. I'm a cheater but I found one I like so why mess with it right Tongue

18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Buttoned-Up Legwarmers (almost spats) with basic tutorial on: July 21, 2008 01:08:11 AM
Those are really cute. I love the fabric too! I think I will have to add these on my to make list for the winter.
Thanks for sharing.
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Another ironic paint project- 70's owl lamp (a tad image portly) on: July 18, 2008 12:10:29 AM
OMG I would kill for that lamp....OK so maybe not kill but that is the best lamp ever....How come I can never find great lamps like that?
You painted it really nice...it looks great with the light on and everything....I'm envious!
20  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Train Applique Quilt on: July 16, 2008 04:04:41 PM
That is really cute. You did a great job.
yes it is common for 5 year olds to change their minds all the time. my son just turned 6 and you never know what is next. I figure when I make a quilt for him it is going to be something I like as well for when he tires of it. But really I think trains are a tride and trues thing that he will still love.
Great work!
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