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1  Giraffe Linoprints in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: August 23, 2008 03:47:38 AM
4 friends had babies this month, and I need to send gifts!  So I made a Giraffe linocut.  I made 10 prints last night.  I plan to frame them and send them as gifts.  I hope they like them.

What do you think?
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2  Garden Car for Play in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: May 02, 2008 10:03:53 AM
I had this idea for imaginative play areas in our yard for the kids to play in.  But also that fit in with the landscaping and were fun!  So, I bought some pressure treated plywood and some paints, ordered a playground steering wheel, and bought a switch at the home store.  With a little help from my husband and his jig saw, I created this VW bug in our garden for the kids to play with!
Front - screwed into our trees.  It doesn't look level in this pic, but it is.

Back(inside the car) - working steering wheel and switches.  Again, it is actually level.

Thanks for looking!  All questions and comments welcome!
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3  Pop Art Bathroom 4 Kidz in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: February 07, 2008 12:26:19 PM
My Kids Bathroom Redo:

This is how the bathroom has looked since we moved in back in May 2006.  Williamsburg blue wallpaper and florals.  Plus the floor was partially carpeted- yucky in a bathroom, IMO.  Probably has been this way since 1988.  Not the cute bathroom I envisioned for my kids.

I stripped the wallpaper and pulled out the carpet back in November.  At the end of November my parents came to visit for Thanksgiving, and I put my Dad to work!  He and I ripped out the old tile and installed the new tile floor.  It took more days than I planned- but we got it done.  I also made my Dad install the new lighting.  Then I primed and painted the walls and trim (I had a friend install the crown moldings).  Finally, I primed and painted the cabinets- 3 coats of black semi-gloss and new hardware.  All of this over 2 months time, because I can only work when the baby is sleeping and my daughter is in school!  Finally, I had my husband hang the towel bars, and I put up the cool artwork (that I bought from an Etsy artist- gotta support fellow craftsters).  I am so proud of this bathroom.  But, honestly- I will never do it again!!!!!

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4  Re: Baby leg warmers (with tutorial!) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: December 05, 2007 11:13:48 AM
Thanks for the tute!  I made these for Andrew from Dollar store socks!  That took, like, 5 minutes!
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5  lined baby pants in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: November 17, 2007 07:43:52 AM
I made these, thanks to Dooney  Grin.  Those sock monkey pants inspired me.  I lined them with fleece receiving blankets that we no longer have a use for.  Her instructions were tip-top!  So simple, I made these in 30 minutes.

The lining

The baby - he didn't want to look at me

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6  Re: Cool Bibs for cool Kids in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: November 15, 2007 04:13:31 PM
Here are a couple...


Thanks again for the fab idea.  It literally cost me about 75 cents a bib to make.  I can get 2 from each dish towel, and used scrap fabric for the front.  I have a huge stash of bias tape too.
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7  Baby Bunting in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: November 11, 2007 07:20:54 AM
I just finished making Andrew's bunting!  It took me over a week because I worked on it so sporadically.  It is warm and fuzzy fleece.

It is made from a Kwik Sew pattern, size 6-12 months, and honestly, it is very big!  I would say more like 12-18 months.  But he can still wear it.  Sewing the lycra binding around the edges was a huge PITA.  I hate sewing lycra!  But overall, I'm happy with it.  I'm guessing he will probably fit in it next winter too  Wink.
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8  Zebra Stripe Nursery in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: April 02, 2007 05:24:50 PM
WoooHoooo!  I finally finished the nursery!  The room was empty and beige before I started.  We painted the walls a lovely aqua blue.  I wish I could say I made the crib bedding and window treatments, but I actually had those made for my first baby because I was too much of an emotional basket case during my first pregnancy to sew anything of consequence.  I designed them, and had someone else do the making...

I'm proud to say that I DID refinish the dresser.  It was an old piece that I had since college.  I painted it a bright aqua and put new hardware on it.  And, I refurbished old picture frames to match- and filled them with pages from a Dr. Seuss book.

The cross stitch above the couch was made by my husband's mother when she was pregnant with him.  The collage above the crib was made by me...

Thanks for looking!
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9  Matisse Inspired Collage in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Drea4545 on: March 29, 2007 09:59:35 AM
I've been searching for art for over the baby's crib for a couple of months and couldn't find what I wanted.  The baby is due in 2 weeks and I'm tired of looking!  I finally decided just to take some time and work on something.

I love Matisse's gouache cut outs.  They are simple and beautiful.  I was inspired to create a cut out collage for our son's room.  I didn't use gouache, though.  Card stock and translucent paper and my scissors...


Above the crib...

The other blank wall will have his name on it.
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10  Simple Flannel Baby Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Drea4545 on: March 26, 2007 12:40:43 PM
So, I made this quilt for my baby boy (Due April 17th).  I had made a similar one for my daughter when she was born, and decided my son would need one too.  I used flannel scraps from my stash, plus some remnants I picked up.  The back is a plaid flannel that I had tons of (because I bought it for $1.00 a yard at one point).  It matches the nursery, which is aqua blue.

I kept it very simple, so it was a 2 evening project.
Here is the front:

And the back folded over

It is crib size- about 3 x 4 feet.  
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