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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Patchwork Play Strawberries on: April 12, 2008 07:55:35 PM
Now, that would be cool! Great idea!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Recyled Crayons on: April 12, 2008 05:43:01 PM
I think adding glitter would be awesome! I'm not sure how it would mix with the wax, You'd probably want to add it after taking the crayons out of the oven so it doesn't sink to the bottom. Then you could just stir it in with a toothpick... These cool really fast so you'd have to be quick!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Patchwork Play Strawberries on: April 12, 2008 05:31:25 PM
I've been working on some felt foods for my daughters upcoming birthday (using this wonderful post as inspiration: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222947.msg2407971#msg2407971) and I had a brain burst whilst sewing some slices of bread. What about combining quilting and fabric food? Hence, these patchwork strawberries. I started with some random bits of coordinating fabrics (some vintage some new) and just started sewing them together. When I had them all sewn together I cute the whole piece into strips and re-sewed them back together, mixing up the orientation, then I repeated that process a few times to get a patchwork square. I then cut a circle from the square and cut the circle in half. Then, sewing the two flat sides of the semi-circle together formed a cone. A little stuffing and then some gathering created the strawberry shape. A little felt cap and a string stem topped them off. Aside from being great for a kids kitchen, I think these would be super cute on a gift, tree decorations or even just lying about on a shelf. I'm now eyeing my yellow fabrics and thinking some nice summery lemons would be nice...


4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Recyled Crayons on: April 12, 2008 02:18:58 PM
Thanks for the great feedback everyone! I was actually really suprised how unmessy and easy this was to do, I highly recommend for kids of all ages! Smiley My daughter LOVED being given permission to break the crayons! Great idea Nataluna, to use the wrappers for decopauge. The first few I tried to get off just by peeling them but that was just too hard. So I used a razor blade to cute them off... Much easier!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Recyled Crayons on: April 12, 2008 01:34:07 PM
I saw this awesome idea on this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235023.0 and thought this would be a great project from my three year old and I to do together. I bought some dollar store crayons, broke them into small bits and had my daughter place them in the muffin tin (which I also picked up at the dollar store). We put them in the oven at 150 degrees for about 25 minutes until the wax had melted. I took them out and swirled the wax with a toothpick and let them cool for about a half an hour in the freezer. They popped out of the tin really easily and I cut them in half so they'd have a good point. There's also an article in the Good Things for Kids magazine by Marthat Stewart. They used a heart shaped tin, which is super cute. It'd be fun to do some different shapes. My daughter loves coloring with these and it was such a fun, easy afternoon project!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pop art inspired high waisted skirt on: March 05, 2008 04:39:21 PM
Seriously awesomely awesome!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sahara Sweater for me! on: March 05, 2008 04:38:28 PM
Asbolutely beautiful and so so flattering on you!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Pink Presto Chango Baby Sweater on: March 03, 2008 06:33:47 PM
I love love this pattern, it's such a brilliant idea! You did a fantastic job on it, especially dyeing your own yarn. It's beautiful.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Finally Finished Lady Eleanor on: March 03, 2008 06:30:07 PM
It's gorgeous! I love the colors you chose!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lots of Love on: February 14, 2008 05:59:11 AM
Lisateacher, you totally have time, they're super fast! Especially if you skip the felting step! Smiley
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