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1  A Very Harry Birthday (Image Binge!) in Completed Projects by stacybee on: July 08, 2009 07:24:42 AM
One of my good friends turned 27 on the 1st, and I've been feverishly working on her birthday present since... ummm... the 30th. Smiley  But it's OK; I won't see her until next week so I'm not actually late.  Anyway, I was inspired by a bunch of posts here to create a trunk of Harry Potter stuff for her, so here is the result:

And a closer look:

The wand was just made from that HP wand-out-of-paper-and-hot-glue tutorial (http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-awesome-Harry-Potter-wand-from-a-sheet-of-/)that has been floating around. Then I had some clear beads with gold and red swirls in them that I just threw in the box to make it seem extra special Smiley I wrapped the box with old Christmas wrapping paper and customized a label I found online.

This is the inside of the book, which I got at Hobby Lobby for half off. I carved the "Advanced Potions" into the front and filled it with silver paint... technically it should have been "Advanced Potion-Making" but my hand was tired, so I added an "S" and called it good Smiley I attempted a calligraphy-like font for the inside but it didn't work out so well.

Here's the back of the trunk with a SPEW sticker.  The other stickers (which you may or may not be able to see) include an Irish National Quidditch Team sticker and a "Weasley is our King" sticker on the front.

Here's one side of the trunk, which was hand-drawn in a joint effort between my husband and me. Smiley  I did the crest, the badger and the snake and decided that I couldn't do the raven and the lion properly, so he did those. 

Other things from the box:
-An "Amorentia" potion bottle, bought at Hobby Lobby for $2, then I applied a label I photoshopped.
-A Marauder's Map, which you can download here... along with TONS of other HP craft and party ideas!: http://www.britta.com/hogwarts/Year6/prep/map/index.html
-A Howler, which is her birthday card.  Inside is a piece of parchment that looks like this:

I kind of want to keep it for myself! Oh, I'm also going to make her a cake bon bon (a little ball of cake dipped in chocolate) that looks like a snitch - I bought gold glittery sprinkles to coat the ball in and then I'm going to draw wings out of white chocolate and stick them in the sides.  But I won't make that until right before I give it to her.  I might update later when I make that.

So, that's it!  Oh, the trunk is just that cardboardy stuff you can buy at Hobby Lobby for super cheap.  I keep trying to "age" it to look more like wood but I don't think I've been entirely successful. Oh well!
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2  Embroidered onesies for baby Sullivan! in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by stacybee on: May 27, 2008 08:50:06 AM
I didn't read up before doing these, so I didn't use any stabilizer... pretty worried that they will pucker when I wash them =P  Anyway, here are the pre-washing pictures, so I can say, "They were pretty... once..."

Sullivan's parents have a boxer at home named Nelson, so this is my rendition of Nelson.



This one is sort of a long story, but it's for Sullivan's great-grandma.  I suppose I should have put "i heart great-grandma grunt" Smiley

Don't worry, I have since cleaned up the errant threads you can see through the onesie on the backside. 

I have more, but this is all I have taken pictures of so far Smiley
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3  Kitchen cabinet suggestions! in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by stacybee on: January 03, 2007 08:07:20 AM
Help!  Ugly kitchen cabinets.  Well, they're not so much ugly as just boring.  They already have about 18 coats of paint on them, so I'm not convinced that I want to paint them again.  Another downside is that it's eggshell paint, so it's sort of a pain to strip as well. 

My only thought so far is to decoupage an old food/drink advertisements (I was thinking european art-deco, the boy is thinking old American like Hershey's) in each square and possibly paint the surrounding border red (it's red under the cabinets now with yellow on all of the walls, although in the picture it's still wallpapered ugly).

Soooo... opinions on that, or any other ideas as to what I could do with them?  The doors to each one are one big piece going all the way to the ceiling.

update: I found a picture of the kitchen since I have taken it over... maybe this will help a bit.
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4  My very own iPod Cozy (OK, two of them) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by stacybee on: January 15, 2006 05:04:46 PM
One of my first attempts on my new sewing machine! =)

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5  Jack Skellington pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by stacybee on: January 15, 2006 05:03:04 PM
Just got a sewing machine for Christmas and am just now getting the chance to mess around with it!  I thought I would try something easy... circle=easy, right?  Sorta.  My lines kind of look like I was taking shots while sewing... eh, I'll get better.  His mouth is at the bottom, BTW, the pillow is just angled so you can't see it very well.  Anyway, here's the result:

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6  Re: Secret Craftsters!~ yr-long swap(started 7/18/04) in The Swap Gallery by stacybee on: March 10, 2005 06:19:47 AM
I got a package from Goddess (who is awesome) yesterday!

Love the candle holder!  I must learn how to make one of these.  I should have taken a picture of it lit - it's very sparkly and pretty!! Smiley

Thanks Goddess!!  You are amazing! Smiley
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7  Centerpieces! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by stacybee on: February 18, 2005 09:06:12 AM
Some DIY centerpieces I've done (getting married Oct. 1)

This is a nautilus shell piece we're doing on half of the tables (couldn't afford to do it on all of them).  

A smaller shell piece that will probably go on the guestbook table or cake table or something.

Centerpiece that will go on the tables without the shell centerpieces.  It's a margarita glass with a votive candle in it, colored water, some flat glass marbles, and cheapo gerbera daisies I got at Wal-Mart for $.86/bunch (about 6 blooms per bunch).  Some will have orange colored water and some will have pink.  These were super cheap!  Two margarita glasses (real glasses, not plastic) at Wal-Mart were $2.87.  The water was free, obviously.  Marbles are something like $.99/bag (I did use an entire bag, though).  I figured it up and it was $3.03 for each centerpiece.  And I plan on giving the glasses to my bridesmaids afterwards.
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8  Re: HELP! Knitty - variation on a frill in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by stacybee on: January 19, 2005 06:45:57 AM
Let's see if this works.... here is where I am so far with the shawl.  Is it supposed to be 53 stitches all the way through the 120 repeats of rows 1-3?  Cause somehow, mine is at 70-some stitches!  It looks okay and not completely out of whack, but I am a bit skeptical.  I think I will just finish it and see how it turns out.

Oh, and obviously I have not undone the whole frill part, only a little piece of it.

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9  Re: Frosted glass -- How to make your own frosted glassware! in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by stacybee on: December 29, 2004 08:50:34 AM
Of course, I have jumped on the glass etching bandwagon.  My pictures are really bad, but maybe if you squint... Smiley

I started with the idea of making my own Mikasa "Cheers" glasses that seem to be everywhere right now!  These wine glasses were on clearance for 50 cents each at the Target dollar spot.  I'm actually waiting for them to go to 25 cents so I can really load up Smiley

Anyway... the stripes didn't go so well, so I ended up with two polka dots (one has dots that are all the same size and the other has multiple sizes), a swirly and a skull and crossbones for my fiance (it's kind of hard to see, though).

(Edited by melidomi to fix img link)
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10  Guess what!! More beginner jewelry! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by stacybee on: December 29, 2004 08:42:02 AM
I am pretty sure I'm not doing this image correctly, but I will try anyway Smiley

After much lurking on craftster, I've finally gotten around to posting some stuff! Smiley  Unfortunately, my craftiness does not extend to photography, so I apologize for the not-so-good pictures.

These are just really simple glass beads, nothing fancy.  I did the chain ones (which I am wearing right now, actually) from a tutorial on here and they're my favorites!

I also did a couple of pieces as Christmas presents, but didn't get pictures of those.  I'm a total beginner, so any tips/comments would be very much appreciated!!

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