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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Junebug Smock on: October 05, 2013 01:03:37 PM
I finally started knitting again, after being too nauseated during my pregnancy, and too busy with my newborn!

More pics on the blog: http://birdheartsbear.blogspot.com/2013/10/break-out-needles.html
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / All you need is a Glue Gun! Rainbow Bling! on: June 23, 2012 12:35:44 PM

Rainbow gems on sheer fabric base backed by felt = blingtastic illusion necklace!

Tutorial here:http://birdheartsbear.blogspot.com/2012/06/rainbow-bling.html
Featured on Offbeat Home!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / I'm getting married tomorrow!!! on: June 02, 2012 07:49:37 AM
I can't believe tomorrow is our awesome vintage-carnival-in-a-barn-burlesque extravaganza!!! There will be a volcano and confetti cannons and over 100lbs of candy!
The past week has been an absolute blur of crafting. Here's what we've been up to:

I painted the cake topper, they originally had light hair and she was all in white. My mister will be wearing a white tux, I may pick up some more porcelain paint today and touch it up further.

The fascinator for my veil, assembled by one of my bridesmaids per my direction. I'm super-thrilled with the outcome.

My amazeballs mixed-media bouquet!

Our marquee letters, which my fella cut out with a laser from foam board and our friends then spray-painted and edged with poster board. The inside of the walls are painted gold to catch the light. These are so decorating the house after the wedding.

So, rather than rent a photobooth, my fella actually friggin' wrote a computer program so we can take strip photos on our laptop which print out framed. I designed the frame.

There's so much more, but I still have things to finish, so I'll post the rest next week, when I've recovered! Check http://birdheartsbear.blogspot.com/2012/06/im-getting-married-tomorrow.html for our I Spy wedding picture list and Guest Mad Libs!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Brooch bouquet in progress on: May 11, 2012 08:32:21 AM

I finally started wiring my brooches and semi-arranging them. I have two more brooches to place, and coffee filter roses to paint and add, but I'm really pleased with how it's coming.
OMG, I'm getting married in 3 weeks!  Shocked
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / The Beekeeper's Quilt Knitalong on: September 09, 2011 11:53:57 AM
I don't know if anyone else on Craftster is knitting Stephanie Dosen's Beekeeper's Quilt, but considering how it has exploded on Ravelry, I figure there must be a few of us!
Here's her blog post about the pattern: http://tinyowlknits.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/the-beekeepers-quilt/
I think it's lovely. I've been knitting hexipuffs(as the little puffy components are called) all month, though I only have about 40 of them so far. Other people on ravelry are already in the hundreds!

Here are my hexipuffs, so far:

Some people are duplicate stitching motifs onto their puffs, as well. There are a bunch of charts on Ravelry for them, and I made some charts, too, on my blog:

Stephanie recommends knitting puffs for a year and then seeing how many you have, rather than setting out with a goal in mind. It's a really good project for bus commutes, waiting in line at the bank, waiting rooms, etc.

I warn you, though, it's addictive! Hexipuffs are like potato chips, you start with one and before you know it you've had a whole bag!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Stylish Bunny Hutch on: September 04, 2011 02:46:26 PM
My awesome husband built our angora this amazing hutch. It looks soooooo much better than the temporary one we had her in.

More images and details here:http://birdheartsbear.blogspot.com/2011/09/newly-completed-bunny-condo.html
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Picnic Basket into Travel Crafting Station! on: August 24, 2011 07:41:24 PM
(Edited 8/30/2011): Oh. Em. Gee. This project got profiled on Offbeat Home! XD I am sooooo flattered!

So, I found this for less than $4 at a thrift store:

aaaaand since I've never met a picnic basket I didn't like, I took it home! It came with a full set of dishes(minus one mug) that I washed and put away. I had other plans for this beauty.

It makes the perfect portable crafting station! I'm going to be relining it and adding pockets down the road so my scissors et all aren't just bouncing around in there, but for now it keeps my Beekeeper's Quilt from exploding all over the house. Plus, I can just grab it and go when I'm going to a friend's house for some quality crafting time. I think it's quite dapper. I even made a home for it in the living room:

I totally want to make more, preferably out of adorable vintage suitcases that I can line with yummy quilting fabrics!

More info on the blog:
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / DIY Melted Crayon Canvas on: August 22, 2011 04:07:07 PM
I made this for a friend's wedding, after seeing this project pop up all over Pinterest. It was super easy and inexpensive and I will definitely be making more! Grin

Full tutorial on my blog

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What should I do with this impossibly gorgeous fabric? on: August 27, 2009 08:15:28 PM
Of course, I want to make a skirt/dress out of it, but it was very expensive and I want to be absolutely certain I have the right pattern for it. Any suggestions? What would you make?

I have 2 meters of it. I picked it up at a silk shop in Soho last month when I was in England for an archaeological dig. I pretty much spent my entire fabric budget for the trip on it.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Apples and Pears Dress on: June 30, 2009 11:23:02 AM
I wasn't up to doing another one of these:

Or this again:

So I kept it simple with one dress(though I have enough fabric for another three or so).

Sorry for the poor photo quality.

I couldn't get a good shot of the back, but the belt closes with a red button.

Detail on the fabric.

The colors in this picture are the most accurate.
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