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1  August's Nursery - with pretty, pretty birds in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by jane dough on: November 12, 2008 08:40:17 AM
I wasn't sure if this should be posted here or in the sewing section or what.  I just figured this was as good a place as any!

I am expecting my little girl in February, 2009.  I'm so excited to welcome her, and I've been having fun with crafting while pregnant (because there really isn't much else that a pregnant girl can do).  It really started when my husband and I were looking at bedding.  In case you are not aware, baby bedding is very expensive and most of it only comes in pastel blues, pinks, yellows (especially for girls).  I hated almost everything I saw, and I couldn't imagine paying $200 or more for something so hideous (IMHO).  So, I decided to pick out some fabric and sew my own.  I'm thrilled with how it turned out!!!!!

Without further ado:

Please excuse all of my knitting and crafting mess all over the floor around the crib and in the closet.  I am still working on finding a new home (this used to be my office and craft room...)

close up of the baby bedding.  You can see the green a little better here.

This is the inside of the bumper.  The bird fabric is by Joel Dewberry, and I am in love with his designs now.  I wish I could afford tons of his fabric!

This is the diaper Organizer.  I love the tiny pocket, although I have no idea what useful thing could possibly fit in there.

This is the pocket Organizer.  It looks fine, although there are tons of little mistakes that I wish weren't there.  I used a vogue pattern which was nearly impossible to understand, and this was the piece that suffered the most.  Hopefully you can't really tell.

My husband and I also painted this old dresser to become August Isabella's changing table.  I'm super excited about how it turned out (it used to be an ugly dark color).

The right side of the changing table has a pretty little swallow that I taped off.

And a Peace Dove on the Left...

So, we are still working on little things all through the room, but I think that we have a very good start (especially since we still have 3 months before she gets here).  Thanks so much for looking!
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2  Re: 50%+ Christmas Gift Challenge in Winter Holidays by jane dough on: December 28, 2006 06:50:43 PM
Okay...here are some of my finished hand-made gifts!  (I think my original post was page 11 or 12.

Sister #1's neck warmer:

Sister #2's neck warmer:

Brother's GF's apron:

Aunt's apron:

Nephew's Name book:

I am so very proud of how this book turned out.  Look at how cute he is!  He totally deserved all the hard work!

Some ornaments for my family members:  (I didn't get a shot of my angel, monkey, and hot air balloon ornaments...oops)

DH's tryptich done in oil pastel (only one panel showing):

BF's scarf with skull pin:

I also made: 
1.  cd's for each of my sisters and for two cousins.  Instead of painting the cases, I made felted cases. 
2.  vegan molasses cookies for my brother and his gf.
3.  I didn't finish DH's scarf, so I am working on it now for his birthday (which is next week).

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
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3  Re: Beautiful Neck Warmer from Garnstudio in Knitalongs by jane dough on: November 20, 2006 01:45:38 PM
Well, here is mine.  It doesn't seem to lay just right, but I'm hoping my sister will like it.

I also finished this one which is from the same drops catalog for my other sister:

ignore the pants hanging right behind me.  Smiley
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4  Roger Robot Goes Trick or Treating... in CHALLENGE 15 ENTRIES by jane dough on: October 01, 2006 07:13:04 PM
As a very cute and cuddly bear!

He is made of paper mache.  I haven't used paper mache since I was much younger, and I enjoyed this project so much!  I knit his bear costume and his treats bag is also made of paper mache.

He started off pretty naked and newspapery...

After several layers of newspaper, I began to paint him!

Naked and Painted Roger:

And a close up of his cute little ears...

I got the idea for Roger's robot-look from a picture that I found when googling robot images...

I love him so much that he will be given a prominent spot on my over-crowded book shelf, and I'm thinking of making different costumes for him to wear in different seasons! 

This was my first craft challenge, and it's actually the first craft that I've posted a pic of on craftster.  Thanks for looking! 

*Modification:  I have been started on a christmas scarf and hat for Roger.  I'm hoping to figure out a way to give him gloves.  Any suggestions?
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