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1  Re: Pregnant Mom, New Baby & Toddler Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Cakie on: January 26, 2012 02:14:54 PM
Here is my package from rantyhippie!

I'm expecting in April, so she made some awesome crafts for me and my little baby...

There are two burp cloths (love the shape!), a baby sleep sack (love this bright green color), three adorable knitted owls, and a nursing cover!

All of the colors are perfect--Thank you so much! Smiley
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2  Homemade Lip Balm in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Cakie on: January 28, 2011 11:00:39 AM

I made my first real batch of lip balm!  And it's all-natural, too. Smiley
I love this recipe! I got it from the Soapmaker's Companion.

The story: my fiance has trouble with cold sores, so I made him a castor oil and essential oil blend to put on his lips.  He used it all up and said it helped, but that it also dried and irritated his skin.  My solution: a moisturizing lip balm for healing PLUS moisturizing.  It turned out great!  I'm very happy with the product. Smiley


Wheat germ oil, coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, and vegetable glycerin

My essential oils:

Got my pots ready:

Melting ingredients on the stove-top:

After pouring into the pots:

The recipe I made seemed small, but it made eight .5-oz pots.  I added peppermint EO to all of the pots, and a mixture (peppermint, lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus) to my fiance's special balm.
It turned out wonderfully!  It is very moisturizing but not greasy at all.  I will definitely be using this recipe again!  Enjoy Smiley

Loving my new lip balm!

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3  Winter Headband in Crochet: Completed Projects by Cakie on: December 16, 2010 12:59:38 PM
My ears have been getting ridiculously cold in this weather--so I quickly made a headband for myself.

(PS: This is the first time I made flowers!  I love them!)

I'm a beginner crocheter.. be nice Wink
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4  Fabric Flower Hair Pins in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Cakie on: December 16, 2010 12:49:45 PM
So my sisters and I saw these at a craft fair, but I was horrified by the price.  $4 for one, and $6 for two.  Nonsense!  I thought. I can make these myself!  So I did. Wink

I will be giving the flower pins to my 11 y/o sister, and the silver bows to my 14 y/o sister for Christmas.

Hope you like!
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5  Scrub shirt--It's pink! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Cakie on: September 26, 2010 11:07:16 AM
First time making a scrub shirt--using McCall's M5895, top C.

Saved a bundle and had fun along the way--I think it turned out really cute! Smiley

Thanks for checking it out!
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6  Re: Frugal Living Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Cakie on: February 07, 2010 01:36:02 PM
I got my package from Shelanie yesterday!  I love it!!

Here is the opened box:

All the stuff in one of the bags Shelanie made me:

Two shopping bags and two see-through bags that are currently holding some apples and tomatoes!

A lunchbag!! This was on my wishlist--I love it!

Three reusable snack baggies--I love these fabrics! Super cute!

Two organizers

PLUS some beginner gardening supplies!

Thanks SO much, Shelanie!!  I love everything!  Smiley
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7  Stewie Griffin quote t-shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by Cakie on: December 12, 2009 03:15:24 PM
My brother and I just find this quote from Family Guy to be hilarious, so why not make it into a shirt??

Here is the full quote for your entertainment:
Stewie (his voice getting progressively higher): Oh I know it hurts now Brian, but look at the bright side: you have some new material for that novel you've been writing. You know...the novel you've been workin' on? You know the the one, uh, you've been workin on for three years? You know the novel. Got somethin' new to write about now. You know? Maybe a, maybe a main character gets into a relationship and suffers a little heartbreak? Somethin' like what... what you've just been through? Draw from real life experience? Little, little heartbreak? You know? Work it into the story? Make the characters a little more three dimensional? Little, uh, richer experience for the reader? Make those second hundred pages really keep the reader guessing what's going to happen? Some twists and turns? A little epilogue? Everybody learns that the hero's journey isn't always a happy one? (Voice returns to normal.) Oh, I look forward to reading it.  Grin

In Progress..

Ironing on my freezer paper

Action shot!


What do you think? Smiley
I'm giving it to my 18-y/o brother for Christmas!
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8  Homemade Pin Board in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Cakie on: May 23, 2009 08:01:11 PM
This is where it began..

I glued the board inside to make it stay together

Here's the first layer!  It's extra fleece I had to add padding

Then I did the final layer, a green cotton with a vines and leaves print.. Here is the back.

The final product!! (I apologize for the bad quality; I took these with my cell!)

It came together so easily! Hope you like

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9  "The Office" stenciled quote tee!! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by Cakie on: April 13, 2009 10:25:30 AM

It's big on me, I know.. It's for my mom.

Michael Scott said this quote on one of the more recent episodes in Season 5.
We love that show, and haven't been able to stop quoting this silly line!  Tongue

Sorry for the bad quality.. all I have is a webcam.  The text looks quite good up close!  I know my mom will love the shirt!

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10  Re: Scarlet Scarf -- my FIRST crochet project!! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Cakie on: December 09, 2008 09:11:16 PM
Cuuuuu-ute scarf and you look very pretty!  And it's just double crochet??  Did you do a back loop only type thing?  I love the look of it!

Nope, both front and back loops

lol you're lucky. The first few projects I crocheted I only did the back loop because I didn't know better. But I guess the ribbed look is pretty cool anyways. That's what I get for learning how to crochet off the internet! How many DC is it across? It's the perfect width.  Smiley

Nothing wrong with the ribbed look!  Smiley  Have you ever tried Tunisian? It's a very nice ribbing technique which looks similar to Cakie's scarf.  I tried to duplicate your stitch Cakie, but my DC's don't look at tight as yours.. what hook size did you use if you don't mind?

I used 3.25 with 35 stitches across.

Cuuuuu-ute scarf and you look very pretty!  And it's just double crochet??  Did you do a back loop only type thing?  I love the look of it!

Nope, both front and back loops

Sorry for all the questions.. how did you get the ribbed effect?

Looking at it now I think I didn't do it correctly, haha!
Where it had instruction to pull up a loop through the front or back stitch, I inserted it beneath both the front and back loops.

(in red is how I stitched, and I put a dot where I pushed in the hook)

I hope this makes more sense!!
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