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1  Alice in Wonderland bottle in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by ladymare on: August 22, 2010 08:13:37 PM
It's been years since I've posted here!
Found a hot pink bottle at Hobby Lobby and decided it needed a sandblasted Alice in Wonderland silhouette. I love my little sandblaster. Smiley

Glass by ladymare03, on Flickr
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2  firefighter shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by ladymare on: October 25, 2009 06:04:26 PM
I haven't been around in forever! I really love the stuff on blackhelmetapparel.com but just can't bring myself to pay 20-30 dollars for shirt plus shipping. So I went with the tattoo look and here's what I came up with. The back of the shirt:

Hope ya'll like it. I sure do! Yes, I'm a volunteer FF. Tongue
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3  For the Love of Horses in Quilting: Completed Projects by ladymare on: September 24, 2008 01:08:34 PM
Made for a friend who loves horses (like me!) and had her baby on Sept. 9th. I finally finished the quilt. I just did what I call "crazy quilting" all over it - I guess it's a little like stippling but I went over previous stitches. I'm still learning free motion so it was more for me to learn consistency. Now it just needs a binding...

Inspired by DottyDot https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200733.msg2133819#msg2133819

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4  Looking in my windows in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by ladymare on: July 23, 2008 12:32:05 PM
I created this about a year ago, but realized that I have never posted it here. I bought an old 6 pane window at a garage sale. I sanded it down and never repainted it. My house has a very vintage and rustic (but elegant) feel to it. I then took different scrapbooking papers and cut them to the size of the windows. I had pictures from my wedding printed 5X7 using Mpix.com (love them! I even had one printed on metallic and its gorgeous!) Voila! The word family and the barbed wire was cut on my Dad's vinyl cutter.

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5  The Ric Rac-ish office chair! (5 pics) in CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES by ladymare on: June 01, 2008 06:10:16 PM
I'm very excited! This is my first ever challenge!

The Back Story: It just so happened that I was planning on redoing an office chair when this challenge popped up. My mom called me and said they had bought my dad a new office chair. His blue one, although extremely comfortable was dusty (he sandblasts rocks) and grimey. I told her I'd take it! I happened to be going to Ft. Worth to visit my aunt. While out antiquing I happened across an entire bold (about 4 yards) of this fabric for 10 bucks! Heck yea! It goes PERFECT in my sewing room!

So, Voila, The Ric Rac-ish chair:

The Before:

And more detailed after shots:

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!!  Grin
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6  Springtime Dress in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by ladymare on: March 03, 2008 08:04:40 PM
I have a couple of weddings to go to and since my first dress ever for Valentines came out so well I thought I'd give it another go!

I'm quite in love with this dress more... except a few issues. I don't have a dress form and now I have this weird puckering going on. I hope that someone might be able to give me a few pointers, this is my second dress ever...

But anywho, other than a strange pucker or two it's done!

I was lazy and didn't want to hem so I used Satin polka dot ribbon instead.


On me. The arrows show where the puckering is happening. Over the front of the boobs... i assume it's just not tight enough the side boob area -- again I'm assuming the same issue. And the bottom of the zipper... One picture I took it looked like I had a tail it was sticking out so bad!

Thanks for looking!
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7  My Lovely Red Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ladymare on: February 21, 2008 08:24:41 AM
 I made a red dress for me to wear for my hunny on Valentines. Technically I got to see him the weekend after though  Roll Eyes.   Anyway, I used Simplicity pattern 4224 and made it strapless. I had the worst time of my life with the elastic that goes in and I didn't get any interfacing. So needless to say, the top is kinda scrunchy and the seams are unraveling, but my husband now knows I REALLY want a serger.

Oh and this is my first clothing project in 9 years! I made a skirt when I was 13....

Onward to pics.

The only shot of me looking good in this dress... Oh, it looked good on me. I just can't take pictures of myself, lol. Sorry for the mess... I'm halfway through cleaning out my crafting closet. It looks like a fabric explosion in that room right now.

The Pattern

Me testing it out to see what it would look like in red. Hehe.

I will definitely do this dress again... next time with straps and interfacing though... Elastic is the devil.
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8  My New To Me Sewing Desk in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by ladymare on: January 19, 2008 03:43:59 PM
I picked this nifty desk up from a school auctioning things off. It cost me $2.50. Yea... Amazing, I know! It had lovely carvings of nasty words all over the top of it and it was really rough... it took me 2 weeks (off and on working it) and about 15 sheets of lovely mouse sanding paper to sand it smooth and pretty.

The Before:

$5 worth of Stain and $10 worth of new drawer pulls:

I'm the proud owner of a new sewing desk and I'm stoked about it. Tomorrow I'm lining the insides of the drawers with faux leather. SO Excited!

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9  Kimono Pillow in Quilting: Completed Projects by ladymare on: January 01, 2008 09:43:34 PM
I am doing a second Christmas with my folks on Jan. 5th. I'm flying out friday and I'm still on a tight budget... My mom said my brother mentioned wanting a substantial pillow to lay on while watching TV. So I decided to take the same concept of his Kimono Quilt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=122586.msg1180762#msg1180762) and just make it into a pillow.

I'm really excited about how it turned out and I think if I had any sort of interest in Japanese arts or had any Japanese decor I would totally keep it for myself. I'm so excited to give it to him! The pillow measures 20"x20"

Obligatory artsy shot

Head On:

Back Fabric is Alexander Henry!! I <3 AH Fabric...
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10  Re: winter holiday quilting craft-a-long in Craftalongs by ladymare on: December 17, 2007 11:23:11 AM

I'm just waiting on my mom to tell me which order she wants the fabrics to be in... then I'm cutting stars of the same fabrics to mix and match on there. By no means was this an original idea.

I saw one like it. http://www.cottonshoponline.com/images/treeskirtkit.jpg but they wanted $52 for the kit. I figured I could make up the pattern as I went and do it for a bit cheaper. Plus my  mom has a half tree that hangs on the wall...

I just had to figure out the dimensions and everything on my own which was the hard part. my mom needed it no longer than 26 inches long... I found some circle graph paper and went from there. I'm stoked to make mine in a few days!
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