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1  zoopals bunny bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by spitbubbleluv on: April 28, 2007 03:33:52 AM
I searched to see if anyone else had made one yet and found no definite answer. 

Hefty makes the cutest plastic utensils for kids.  I decided to make a bracelet out of one.  I tried the boiling and the melting at 350 degrees in the oven but it never melted all the way to cuff shape.  Wanting to wear it that night, I grabbed the dremel and drilled holes at both ends, knowing I could figure something out.  Two jump rings and a keychain later, I had a sturdy, though inefficient bracelet.  I need assistance to put it on.  Does anyone have any better ideas?

I love it, even if my husband made "it's not Easter," comments!  I think they would make cool pendants as well, but they're about 6 inches long.  Too much, ya think?

PS. I think these are supposed to be disposable, but there is no recycle code to be found!  Do your part and find ways to reuse them too! 
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2  snail applique t shirt - kid's clothing project in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by spitbubbleluv on: March 26, 2007 09:14:55 AM
My three year old son needs some new clothes.  So I made him a snail shirt (he's super afraid of slugs, snails are cuter though.)

The eyes and mouth are embroidered on.  The outline, shell details and antennae were done with the machine set for a button hole stitch.  Super easy but super fun. 
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3  Re: Decorate my house room by room craft-a-long in Craftalongs by spitbubbleluv on: January 25, 2007 06:12:18 AM
Arabella, I agree with stifflersmom.  Moving the chair to the corner would add some more space.  Plus if the new couch has similar dimensions to the chair, its going to be more crowded once it arrives.  Your living room is very pretty.  It seems like a relaxing place to be.

Here's my progress so far.  I'm at a point where I can go no further.  We need a new couch, but I'm still undecided what to buy. 

I rearranged the furniture and re-did my bookshelf.  I made new pillows as well.  Check out my blog for way too much info on them.  The painting is by me.  Its of my son.  The lampshades are covered in fabric that I dyed and stenciled.  The table was decoupaged a few years ago.  Its not holding up well with a 3 year old who picks at it though, so it will be replaced soon.  I had planned on painting or upholstering it, but its kind of wobbly. 

Another pillow.  Based on the Amy Butler pillow in her book.  I hate my entertainment center but it too has to wait.  Sometimes I really hate being overseas.

Another new pillow.  I made the quilt as well.  Its based on a Denyse Schmidt quilt.  The mirror is covered in seashells.  I'm missing a picture on the right side.  I couldn't find a plate hanger at the store.  I have a little mirror that will be hung there. 
I love being surrounded by stuff that I have made.
I'm going to go ahead and start on the next month's room(s)-dining room and kitchen.  My dad is coming to visit so I'm not sure how much time I will have in late February and March.  I'm going to finish stuff in my dining room and kitchen.  I plan on repainting my canisters, making potholders, and covering my son's table in oilcloth so far.  There's always a ton of small stuff too. 
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4  Re: SCAVENGER HUNT ATC Cards. What can YOU do with these materials? in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by spitbubbleluv on: December 01, 2006 01:19:03 PM
Okay, here goes.  This is my first ever ATC so please be nice.  It was nice therapy during one of the worst days of my life.   Undecided

I searched for an hour for the one stupid card in my house, but had no luck finding it.  I bet my son stole it.   Grin  So I had to cheat and use a piece of cardstock to back it.  Hope no one minds!  Not quite how I imagined it (damn that missing card!), but okay for a first try.

The fortune says "Your uniqueness is more than an outward appearance."  And then I painted "Tweet." 
I used the technique in the other thread about rubbing the edges with the ink.  Thanks Rackycoo!

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5  Re: Baby/Kid Stuff Swap (Round 3) in The Swap Gallery by spitbubbleluv on: June 17, 2006 09:38:08 AM
I received my stuff from Etheren.  We love everything so much!

This is the Thomas bag everything was sent in.  My son loves trains so it was a big hit.

We also got pajamas with tractors and dumptrucks on them.  Cale kept saying "tracker" and "dunktruck".  I love kid speak.  I can't wait to put them on him.  But I bet he's going to bug me to wear them all the time.  Cheesy 

And he got a pet.  Etheren crocheted a kitty for him.  I couldn't get a better picture because he wouldn't let it go.  But its really cute.  He keeps kissing it and running around meowing with it. 

Thanks for everything Etheren!  This swap was so much fun!   Cheesy
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6  Re: Hair Adornment Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by spitbubbleluv on: April 17, 2006 10:16:02 AM
Woo hoo!!  I received my package and Kelpie Doll totally spoiled me!!!  First it came wrapped in the cutest Hello Kitty paper and like most grown women, I love Hello Kitty.  I should have taken a picture of it.  

She sent me a fishie cell phone cozy and neat wash cloth in addition to the beautiful hair stuff you see here.  

And it keeps getting better...

And better.

I am so lucky.  Kelpie Doll was a great swap partner.  I feel like I didn't send enough!!!   Undecided  
This swap was so much fun!  I'm glad I participated.
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7  Pop Art Pegboard in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by spitbubbleluv on: March 23, 2006 09:22:56 AM

I call it "Thinking of Hem."  I love Roy Litchenstein and Thinking of Him is one of my favorites.  To make it more craft related, I drew thread instead of the man.  Cheesy
The scale is a little off (notice the HUGE mouth) but when used, I don't even notice...

Action shot.
Part of my craft corner.  It makes me happy.
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8  Re: Wardrobe Revamp Craftalong in Craftalongs by spitbubbleluv on: December 27, 2005 11:13:26 AM
So I'm a bit late for replying about the skirts.  I made 6 skirts.  Some didn't photograph well.  I made a black satin pencil skirt, a tutu, one of those skirts where you take a square of fabric and cut a hole in the middle for a waist and I did a reconstruction.  I took an old 80's prom dress that my MIL had bought me thinking it was a 50's dress!?!  It was big enough to where I could fit my whole family in it.  The bow on the back was absolutely awful.  The top was polyester with shoulder pads!!!  So basically ugly city.  But the skirt was pretty.  Its turquoise with a black velvet floral pattern flocked on it.  So I made it just a skirt.  Its a very full skirt.  But I'm still not sure if I like it or not.  No picture though.
But here's 2 I did get pics of:

Another Anthropologie knock off.  Its really pretty but the tulle clings to the skirt part instead of flowing.  Any suggestions?

And another tutu.  My other one was multi-tiered and in the photo I tried to take it came out like a big blob of tulle. 

Here's my December outerwear.  Only one so far.

A hoodie with a pink gingham flannel applique.  I wear it more than you can imagine.  So does my husband which is funny because its so girly.  I made it girly so he couldn't steal it!!!  He has a hoodie with appliques on the lower back corner and the hood so I was partly inspired by it and partly inspired by the hoodies at fred flare.  It was easy and I finished it in one evening.
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9  Re: Home Decor/Housewares Craftalong in Craftalongs by spitbubbleluv on: October 02, 2005 12:39:38 PM
Okay sorry it took me so long to post.  I was hoping to get more done but my oilcloth I ordered to slipcover my chairs has still not arrived and my printer is acting funky so I wasn't able to make decals for my canisters.  So here's what I did make.

I painted champagne glasses.  This was loads of fun.  I was really afraid to start this project because I didn't want to screw up but I like them.  The striped one was a last minute thing because I was too lazy to make more stencils.  My hubby painted the green one and I painted the other ones.  

And potholders!  Which were recycled from my old curtains posted somewhere on here in the Interior Design section.  The stitching is awful and there was a lot of cursing.  But there done and I'm happy with them.  
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10  Re: Wardrobe Revamp Craftalong in Craftalongs by spitbubbleluv on: October 02, 2005 12:33:50 PM
Okay here's my September work.  I wanted to do more but we got sick.  I have been really motivated!  

this one was just resized.  I bought it right after having my son and I have recently lost all of my pregnanc weight.  (Took me long enough Smiley)

On this shirt, I just replaced the straps which were leather and a little too indian reservation like for me to pretty striped vintage ribbon from www.sacredkitschstudio.com plus I added bows.  (Sorry you can't really see the ribbon that well.)

Another recon.  It was a vintage dress thing that I never wore.  Now its a shirt.  I think I'm going to add some ribbon at the shoulders the make it a little more flattering.

First screenprinting attempt.  I figured we would fail miserably so we just used a stencil found on the web.  Its actually my husband's shirt.  I have one too though.

One of the shirts I'm most proud of.  The top is pintucked and took a while because I don't have a pintuck foot.  It feels really neat.  I made it from muslin because I love it.  Its very under-rated.  I was inspired from an old Delia's catalog on this.  I know the bottom isn't that flattering but its made to be worn under shirts anyways.  Oh and I based it loosely off of a pattern that I also used loosely for the next one.

This one is based off of an Anthropologie shirt.  It still needs a little work to be perfect but I'm pretty happy so far.  

And my last one.  It is way better than the picture makes it look by the way.  That's what I get for not looking in a mirror first.  These started life as a pair of granny elastic waist stretch pants.  But they wanted to be a halter top.  So I basically cut the elastic waist band off, turned them upside down and wrapped them around my neck, cut and sewed where neccessary.  I left the pockets and now they're godets.  Cheesy  
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