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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / sewing spree for 4yo on: July 29, 2012 03:35:03 PM
So, after shirring and making one of my daughter's favorite dresses, I didn't touch my machines for probably a year and a half.  Well, last weekend I broke that long dry spell.   

shirred skull dress (she has one in pink skulls too)

pillowcase top

made the armholes to short, so may end up just stiching them closed and turning it into a skirt instead

cheater sundress snoopy and woodstock (presmocked fabric)

jelly roll twirly dress.  extra twirly.

top and skirt with flounce (sorry so blurry, she wouldn't stop spinning)

top and circle skirt

I hope you like.  She's really excited about her new clothes.

Questions and comments welcome.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / origami christmas on: December 22, 2011 08:06:40 PM
So here's my tree this year.  (click thumbnails for full size photos)

It's an ornament tree I bought from IKEA with all origami ornaments. 

Here's the detail of a couple of ornaments:

There are 48 ornaments hanging, plus one on the table, in addition to the topper, the small tree on the table, 3 boxes and the kusudama at the base.  For a grand total of 1004 pieces of paper. 

I hope you like!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Blanket for my daughter on: June 19, 2011 08:31:09 AM
So, I finally got around to replacing my daughter's blanket that went missing at grandma's house last Thanksgiving.  I keep hoping that one will turn back up.   Roll Eyes

I did not block this blanket, but she doesn't care and I kind of like the ruffly edge.

She calls this one her butterfly blanket because there's a little butterfly in one corner.

The proud owner

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Maille Call! (lot's o pics.) on: July 25, 2010 03:51:18 PM
Haven't posted in a while, but I have been working on some stuff, so here you go.  Due to the number of photos, I used the small thumbnails.  Simply click on any image to view it larger. 


inverted aura earrings
with Swarovski crystals

shaggy loops bracelet in brass

shaggy loops bracelet in aluminum
red and bright

helm (parallel) anklet in copper

helm flower pendant
in sterling and copper

blue byzantine fade bracelet
color goes from silver to blue and back again
bright aluminum with blue anodized aluminum

bias byzantine
in purple anodized and bright aluminum

half byz +1
in red anodized and silver twist
with a shrinky plastic butterfly charm

edged elfweave bracelet
made from cheapo rings and worn everyday that's why the discoloration

edged elfweave bracelet
in red anodized and silver rings

edged elfweave choker
in black anodized and bright aluminum

I call this one celtic roses
celtic stars and mobius rosettes in copper

stepping stones bracelet
in copper

my current favorite
elfweave bracelet (actually elfsheet) in sterling silver

I apologize for less than stellar photography.  Most weaves can be found here: http://www.mailleartisans.org/weaves/
Please feel free to ask any questions. 
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / YADC (Yet Another Diaper Cake) on: December 03, 2009 04:25:57 PM
For my niece's baby shower.  

Diapers wrapped in flannel swaddling and receiving blankets with flannel washcloth and drool cloth rosettes.  
(Jo-Ann's had flannel on sale on Black Friday $1.49/yd.  So far  I have 2 swaddling blankets, 2 receiving blankets, 8 drool/burp cloths, and 10 washcloths. I love my new serger!!)
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Butterfly Shrinkies on: November 24, 2009 08:15:44 PM

Just couldn't wait to show them off.  They turned out so well. 

I'm thinking of making them earrings or a necklace charm.  haven't decided yet. 
The craft punch is Martha Stewart Double Butterfly. 
Cutting through the shrink plastic is really hard and i had to use a knife to get the butterfly out of the punch.  But it's so worth it. 
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / flowers, flowers, everywhere on: October 11, 2009 02:56:56 PM
Ok, so I've been lazy lately just sitting in front of the TV.  But I can't just sit there, so I've been folding. 

You can see cherry blossoms, lilies, roses, a crane, a kusudma flower, a couple of dishes, and some small four petaled blossoms.

the roses - yes, there's a rose in a box

The crane and the blossoms, you can see one part of one of the dishes at the bottom.

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / bar shelf on: August 01, 2009 06:45:16 PM
so, i've been keeping my shot glasses and such on a bookshelf.  not the most ideal situation, but i've been unable to find a shelf that i found suitable (at a reasonable price)  until i spotted these at my local goodwill.

there were 2 of them and the glass was intact.  they reall weren't too beat up, but the dark cherry color really didn't match my decor (which is mainly that black/brown from ikea) 

so here's the before

i gave it a coat of black paint and pushed the glass to the back and voila

perfectly suited to my shot glasses.  (and those little mini bottles of liquor too!)

in the picture slots i put custom liquor labels that you can order free online. 
They have my daughter's full name and date of birth on them. 
Someone looked at me funny when i said i had ordered them, but i told her birth is a time to celebrate and i people frequently drink to celebrate so it made sense to me.  eventually i will buy all the bottles to match the labels, but i only have a couple for right now.  Smiley

hope  you like. 
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / XL Tee to Halter on: June 06, 2009 05:01:53 PM
This is is loosely based on another shirt I had that was starting to fall apart, so I ripped it apart and used it as a rough pattern.   This shirt was originally a men's XL that found on sale for like $2. 

It was very quickly made and I didn't feel like going to the store for brown thread, so I used the black that was  already in my machine.  I'm pretty happy with the design overall and will be making some more of these in the very near future!

It's super comfortable for summer. 

Hope you enjoy!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / with bells on on: April 28, 2009 07:48:01 PM
made for a co-worker who wanted an anklet with bells on it

euro 4 in 1
it's not too annoying thank goodness

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