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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Beyblade (battling tops) stadium on: June 19, 2011 08:07:21 PM
Normally I am the crazy crafter in this house but my husband got this idea to make a stadium for our oldest son's birthday for his Beyblades.  I did a little research to see what people have successfully made them out of and ran across one made out of a small satellite dish. Wouldn't you know we just happened to have one lying around in the shed! My husband did all the work save for me helping with the stenciling! I am so proud of him for putting this together for our son, who freaked out when he saw it!!  The dish itself is 18 inches by 20 inches. It has already had a lot of use in the week our son has had it!

Here it is just after unveiling:

Here it is with two of the Beyblades battling on it:

Hope you enjoy this and maybe even get inspired! It has brought a lot of fun at our house!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / A quilt fit for a yellow submarine! on: June 29, 2009 12:59:08 PM
I made this for a friend who has a serious love of the Beatles but doesn't sew. It is a Queen sized quilt, machine sewn and hand tied, I used warm & natural batting. The hand tying took a lot of time but I am so happy with how it turned out, you can see very little of the tying and I like the way the quilt looks and feels .

Here is the panel that is the center of the quilt, I used several different colors to tie it to match so it wouldn't take away from the image.

Here are a couple shots of the whole thing on a queen sized bed (not the one it will be on hence the non matching bedskirt). The color is most true in the first image.

Here is the back:

It is definitely not a perfect quilt but I am thrilled with how it turned out and so is it's new owner!

Comments & constructive criticism appreciated
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / 1979 Star Wars sheets into 2009 Valances - some things never get old! on: March 06, 2009 03:33:14 PM
My oldest son who is 8 has had a love of Star Wars for 3 years now and it keeps growing! One day while Goodwill hunting (the thrift store not the movie) I found these awesome original Star Wars sheets, twin fitted, flat & a pillowcase. I know I used a big part of the flat sheet for something but for the life of me I can't remember what. So having only the fitted sheet left to make valances out of I set to work measuring all 4 of my sons windows. After cutting it into 4 even pieces I serged all the edges so that I wouldn't have to hem the bottoms and lose more length. Then I made a pocket for the curtain rod and voila!

This is the window over his LEGO play area

This one is the first one you see as you come up the stairs

This is opposite the LEGO area

This is the one he can see from his bed & desk

Just to prove what a Star Wars freak he is here is his bed with 2 Star Wars blankets - the black old school one was a $3 thrift store find, the green Yoda one I made for him (using Yoda flannel I got at a thrift store) The standard pillowcase I made, the square fleece pillow he tied on his own from a kit, the 2 small pillows on the end were made from shirts he outgrew.

He loves his Star Wars room and even loves that his mom made it for him - gotta enjoy that while it lasts!!

4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 35 ENTRIES / Git R Done!! on: February 05, 2009 05:31:06 PM
I am absolutely horrible about saying I'm going to do or make something and then not getting it done for a really long time or ever!  I'm especially bad about it when it comes to crafty stuff, take my Etsy shop for example I have great ideas to get stuff in there and yet can't seem to git r done. Now that we moved our new house has a room for me to craft in (that is not the dining room!) and more room to work so there are really no excuses! So my resolution is to "Git R Done" and quit saying I'll do it and actually do it!! I created this bulletin board to help me see what I need to do and organize it.  The first section is "To Create" in other words it's my to do list. The middle section is "In Progress" for the items that I am currently working on. The final section is "Completed!" for the things I have finished so I can see how much I have accomplished. The only thing I purchased for this project was the 87 cent bottle of purple paint for the border, everything else I already have - which helps use up my stash, a whole other resolution!

Here it is with my items "to create" on it. On each paper I have the item name, who it's for, if it's an order I have places to record payments, dates it should be completed if applicable, and an area to record what I still need to purchase or find to make the item.

Sitting on the work table it will be hanging above once I get the hubby to hang it for me!

I am very excited and I have already organized a lot of the materials for the items in the "to create" column. I think this will be such a great help for me and can't wait to see the "completed" side full!

Thanks for looking and I'd love your vote if you think it's worthy!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Lightning McQueen clock on: June 12, 2008 08:19:58 PM
My 2 year old is obsessed with Cars, especially Lightening McQueen and Mater so I am trying to add some Cars decor to the boys room without spending a lot of money. I found the plastic frisbee at Dollar Tree and I had purchased the clock movement a long time ago (on sale at Hobby Lobby of course!) and I used fabric paint for the numbers (which I already had). I am very pleased with how it turned out and my kiddo loves it!

My camera and I are not best friends right now - not sure why but it is not behaving well.  Undecided The colors on this aren't perfect but I had to take it without flash.

Comments & criticisms appreciated!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Quite the Stately purse! on: June 01, 2008 08:35:46 PM
I had been loving this fabulous Alexander Henry fabric with states all over it but couldn't justify the cost, until I found half a yard in the scrap bin for $2!! It was just enough for me to put together this purse. I used this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=173522.0 by lisatrix and it was super fast to put together! I added pockets, a magnetic snap and a key loop. The lining and pockets are totally crazy with a little bit of pink camo and black & white polka dots but I LOVE it! Without further ado, here is my stately purse:

The outside:

the inside with one split pocket and magnetic snap:

inside with single pocket & snap - you can also see the key loop on the side:

action shot with keys:

comments/criticisms welcome!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Race-y sheet & pillowcase for my toddler on: May 03, 2008 07:04:49 PM
For those of you hoping for something racy - sorry! 

Our youngest (and last) son is making the transition to a "big boy bed"  Cry and so I made him a sheet and pillowcase to match. He is a HUGE Cars fan - can you tell?

I used this tutorial for the sheet, second time using it and I absolutely LOVE it! -- http://everythingyourmamamade.com/2008/02/06/crib-toddler-bed-sheet-tutorial/

This is the tutorial I used for the pillowcase, I've used this one several times and it is super easy and fun! -- http://kirstencan.typepad.com/kirstencan/pillowcase_tutorial/

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Sharktastic shorts & top on: May 03, 2008 06:16:45 PM
I made some awesome shorts for my boys (ages 2 1/2 & almost Cool and appliqud a shirt for the little one yesterday from some fabric the younger one picked out at JoAnns. I used New Look 6398 for the toddlers shorts and McCalls 9638 for my oldest. I don't like how high the waist is on the McCalls pattern but other than that both patterns are good. I didn't use stabilizer when I appliqued the shirt and it's very bunchy but it was so late when I did it that I was too lazy to go looking for some.  Roll Eyes  I used my serger & my regular machine on these.

New Look 6398 & t-shirt

inside of shorts

McCalls 9638 (the legs are not wonky I just adjusted them for the picture)

inside of shorts

Comments & Constructive Criticism appreciated!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Quilted John Deere Placemats on: May 03, 2008 06:02:38 PM
So my parents are big John Deere Fans and I have made them each an apron, and some napkins that are John Deere. When I saw this fabric at Hobby Lobby it was just begging to become place mats. They are not all even but other than that I love how they turned out! I used double fold bias tape to bind them to make it a bit easier to finish. 



all 4 together

Comments and constructive criticism appreciated!

10  COOKING / Dessert / wedding cake & a princess castle on: April 12, 2008 08:27:26 PM
The MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group at our church put on a murder mystery dinner last night and  they asked me to donate a wedding cake for it - in exchange for lots of publicity! I love doing wedding cakes they are my absolute favorite things to do! This is a vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. The roses are silk flowers from Hobby Lobby that a friend helped me arrange.

This princess cake was made for a little girl turning 4 and I will never do one like this again - the kit was a real pain, but it still turned out ok.



I love doing cake and I thought it would be fun to share these with all of you!
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