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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / lots of pincushions = lots of pictures on: June 01, 2008 07:56:21 PM
I have a huge collection of odd little containers that I've picked up at garage sales and thrift stores over the last couple of years.  I really have no use for them but I seem unable to resist buying them Wink.  Anyways I decided to make a few of them into pincushions.

A poodle...


an owl...

a little cup...

a little bird...

ice cream...

and a foot:

None of these took very much skill but they were a fun way to spend an afternoon.

Thanks for looking!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Hmmm...cat bed or fancy litterbox? on: May 15, 2008 09:05:15 PM
Josephine is a very special cat.  She was scheduled to be put to sleep because her owner was moving but by chance I heard about her situation and she came to live with us instead.  She's very timid and spend the first 10 months hiding in our closet only coming out when I'm holding her or at night. 

Recently she's become brave enough to venture out of the closet on her own and so to reward her I thought I'd make a bed of her very own.  It's nothing too special, no pattern except for the one in my head..but the reason I like it so much is the tiny mice on the fabric  Wink

The only problem is that she thought that I had made her a very fancy litter box and the next morning there was poop it it  Tongue.   I had to give it to my other cat who promptly pulled off the pompom and squished it since he's so fat  Undecided.
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Flying Homer! on: May 15, 2008 08:07:02 PM
My husband is crazy about flying his remote control planes so when he asked me to crochet him a pilot for his new plane I was was super nervous because my husband occasionally has a bit too much faith in my crafting abilities.  After about 2 Sundays and 2 seasons of Stargate Atlantis on DVD (I know...we're geeks) Homer the pilot was finished and my husband was very happy with the result.  I couldn't use a pattern because he had to be a very specific size to fit in the cockpit properly but I also was too lazy to write down what I did which I'm smacking myself in the head for now  Undecided ...oh well.

Before the flight

Buckle up for safety

Ready for takeoff

flying Homer

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Underdog...a mermaid and a skunk (Warning lots of Pics) on: November 10, 2007 04:04:24 PM
I said that I wasn't going to make my dogs costumes this year.  I really tried to resist but I gave in two nights before Halloween which really didn't leave me a lot of time but I came up with this:

A mermaid...

A Skunk...

and of course Underdog...

Thanks for looking.  I had to show someone since we didn't even have any trick-or-treaters at out house.  Undecided
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / First Project Ever... lil' blue bird on: August 13, 2007 07:51:18 PM
Okay, so I'm a little embarrassed to post on here with all this great crocheted stuff so keep in mind I just learned how to crochet.  I've struggled with it off and on.  My mom works with a very sweet mentally handicapped lady who crochets and she tried to teach me and I just couldn't get it.  Till a few days ago, on my birthday I tried again and I guess I had magic birthday powers that day because I got it.  At least I think I got the concept of it.  I still can't read a pattern and I but I was practicing and I thought it was starting to look like something so I just went with it.   I guess I should have started with a scarf like normal people but I'm not very normal.  Anyways I'll stop rambling now, here she is:

By the way, if you see that I did something strange please feel free to let me know. 
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Pantry door on: August 12, 2007 06:25:52 PM
I thought I needed a bit more color in my kitchen.  I have a few vintage looking signs up so I thought the old ads would fit right in. 

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Beehive Hidey house on: February 11, 2007 05:39:06 PM
So I'm working on garden themed cage accessories for my guinea pigs and I came up with the idea of a beehive hidey house. 

I didn't sew the little bee but I found him in my crafting stash and thought that he was perfect.  Hopefully the little bee makes it look like a beehive.  My guinea pigs couldn't care less what it looks like they were just excited about the cushy bed.  So excited, in fact, that they left a little welcome poop at the door. 

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Dog collars on: February 11, 2007 05:19:07 PM
I made up some collars the other day for my pups.  The skull one is made out of some boxers that my husband never wore and and the pink one is from some fabrics scraps I picked up at the local thrift store. 

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Guinea pig's Christmas cage on: December 19, 2006 09:28:38 PM
I thought my guinea pigs, Pixie and Zinnea, needed a little Christmas cheer this year and since tradional christmas decorations aren't safe for them I decided to make my own.

The wreath bed...

The holly hammock...

and the present hidey. 

The girls have decided that they prefer to flatten the present and sleep on top...silly little pigs. Oh well, its all washable I suppose.  I also put christmas lights and garland (well out of their reach of course) on the wall behind their cage.

Thanks for looking! 
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Sophie's Winter Clothes on: November 14, 2006 08:21:31 PM
I wanted to get some winter clothes for my baby girl because it gets VERY cold where I live, but nothing seemed to fit her good since she is a mystery breed (her mama had a secret lover).  So I thought I'd sew my own. 

I used the front of a little kids jean jacket from a thrift store to make the coat.  I just turned the collar the other way and sewed on fleece lining and a strap for under the belly.  Super easy if you can find the right jacket.

I was going to buy a dog hoodie for $30 from the local petstore when I thought hey, I could sew this for next to nothing.  So I put together a pattern for the hoodie using one of her dog tees.  I used fleece so it wouldn't get so wet while she plays in the snow. 

The next day we got about 1/2 a foot of snow so she even got to try out her new clothes right away.

Thanks for looking  Smiley
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