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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Red Hot Chili on: March 08, 2007 03:04:08 AM
Here is a Eric Carle inspired tissue paper collage I did of my friends puppy, Chili.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Angel Fish on: March 01, 2007 03:06:56 AM
This is stuffie I made to hand in a nursery.

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Mailbox on: January 18, 2007 04:38:53 AM
I am giving some friends a mailbox I decorated as a wedding present. They got married in Costa Rica so I went with a beachy look. They had seen a toy box I made with the same kind of Eric Carle inspired collage and really liked it. I hope they like the box. I didn't photo the front b/c I have left it cedar so far and I will wood burn the address...I still may  stain it but not ready to decide yet.

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / BearClaws on: December 15, 2006 04:53:22 AM
I woodburned a few sets of these for gifts...
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Birdhouse Gourd on: December 15, 2006 03:28:48 AM
I woodburned this gourd with henna art patterns...
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts / Completed popsicle purses on: December 06, 2006 04:51:05 PM


This is the one that I stained...I used a soft brush to apply stain...the beads on the handles didn't take the stain as well b/c they had some sort of finish on them so I distressed the bag to match and used a spray clear finish on it to seal it.


I spray painted this one...much easier than staining. I decorated the top with beads and a plaster skull.
With both of these bags I opted for wire as the closer instead of elastic...I have some old telephone wire that is copper with colored coatings. I just used coordinating colors (or I would have stripped them).
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts / Staining a Popsicle Purse on: November 28, 2006 02:58:28 AM
I am making 2 purses. One I am spray painting so that'll be easy. The other I want to use some aqua colored stain that I have. Seems like it will be tricky. I have a fluffy soft brush and a sponge brush...I'd rather not mess up the fluffy one but will if ya'll think it'll work better. Any suggestions?
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Ornament (complete w/ photos) on: November 27, 2006 05:47:50 PM
These are the ornaments we are making at our Christmas Extravaganza Pajama party.

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Big Pillow for a little boy.. on: November 15, 2006 03:00:54 AM
This is my little bro's Christmas gift..I used old curtains and for the cover..whip stitched part of the back of a denim shirt for earth and embellished with felt applique
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Bear with me if I didn't do this right...
OK it didn't work...http://sloanestuff.blogspot.com/2006/11/rest-of-pictures.html
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Give me your 2 cents.. on: November 14, 2006 02:58:32 AM
I don't sew well...but I REALLY want to learn. I bought a book to make a-line and straight skirts without a pattern. I bought a thin corduroy with a little spandex in it (I didn't realize that when I got it, but I do like stretch). I measure myself and it and cut it out. I stay stitch the top, pin it up and try it on...it is huge at the waist. I am thinking that when I stay stitched it I stretched it? So I try and put darts in it...boy did they pucker. I am guessing b/c I was trying to pull in so much fabric? Now I undo all the work I have done and remeasure. In order to make the waist as small as I need it and keep the hips the way they are I loose the A shape..I would have needed more fabric...so I opt for a straight skirt. I cut it, sew it up and put it on...it actually fits but I have these saddle bags at the hips and the fabric is kinda folding in on itself towards the bottom and it doesn't really look straight. Not very attractive.....Now it is on the floor! Should a skirt made with this fabric be made in more than 2 panels? maybe I should have split it to at least 3 to have more room to shape it? Would a slit have made it hang better?? I don't mind loosing out on a skirt this time as long as I learn something. I am going to go get a softer non stretching cotton fabric and start over!
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