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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 72 ENTRIES / To be colorful or not... on: March 07, 2012 03:32:08 PM
I had an idea to make a rainbow petal skirt a few months ago but never got around to it until this challenge. I decided to make a reversible skirt that I could change in the middle of an evening out to give 2 looks! I came up with the pattern by myself out of newspaper. It has a thick black elastic for a waist band on the non color side and a thick white elastic on the color side. I hope you enjoy!

Here is the skirt side by side!

And here are some just for fun photos!

Thanks for taking a look!

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Craft Room Makeover! *IMAGE heavy* on: September 12, 2010 03:02:21 PM
I moved in with my boyfriend over a year ago and before I moved in he said I could have one of the extra bedrooms for a craft room! He gave me the freedom to do whatever I wanted to the room. I have finally got it to where I am happy with it. I will probably keep adding to it as the years go by but I wanted to share it with you guys! So with further ado, I offer you my craft space!

The view as you walk in!

Before I did anything to it!

Beginning painting!

The desk, got it for 8 bucks at yard sale store.


Starting in one corner, my boyfriend made the mushroom chair for my birthday!

My Cricut station and shelves I bought unfinished and spruced up!

Close up of the things I collect! Mainly buttons and penguins!

Desk completely finished

My fabric storage, and favorite chair!

Jewelry and accessories shelf inspired by https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356676.0

I hope you like what you see because I love my room!

C&C wanted and appreciated!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My first quilt! Wolf style! on: September 08, 2010 02:21:12 PM
My friend is getting ready to have a baby so I decided to try making a quilt! His name is Faolin Grey and his middle name is after a friend named Grey who is really into wolves. I used my Cricut to cut out the wolf appliqus.  I made this in just a couple of hours and is quite proud of it.

It is 44x44!

C&C welcome and appreciated!
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Belly dance, fairy, and pirate wear! on: May 20, 2010 02:42:08 PM
I am involved with Dagorhir www.dagorhir.com and well you have to wear garb. This year I am going to a week long camping trip called Ragnark and my life for the past 2 months has been making garb for myself and others. Here are a few of my outfits. I am about to start of fairy wings because my character is a belly dancing fairy named Sparkles!

Here are some of my outfits.

My boyfriend actually made the top and I made the wrap pants and the hip belt.

I made the top and the skirt, my mom gave me the lacey top underneath, and my bf and I made the belt. He does some awesome leather work!

I made the top out of a fitted sheet that we had including the elastic and the skirt was made out of a flat sheet and purchased the waist cincher.

I made the dread falls, the choli top and hipbelt. The rest I had.

This outfit was made completely out of a flat sheet and curtains that I got at the goodwill for like 16 bucks!

C&C welcome and appreciated!
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5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Dread Falls! on: May 08, 2010 06:29:49 AM
I finally made some dread falls! I have been wanting some for quite a while and I looked around at buying some but the prices were too high for me so I decided to make them! The final cost was 16 bucks and a lot of time and bleeding pointer finger!

I first needle felted the dreads into double ended dreads and then wet felted them. They are attached to a hair elastic and I wrapped tulle around where they attach.

Here are some photos!

These are photos of my faery belly dancing character for Dagohir. I also made the choli top and hip belt.

C&C welcome and appreciated!
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 47 ENTRIES / The "Diet" Tote *Image Heavy* on: February 02, 2010 02:32:00 PM
In my household, we (and by we, I mean my boyfriend) drinks about 2 2 Liters of Diet Coke a day. We do recycle the bottles but I thought what if we could get a use out of them. Then I saw this challenge and thought that would be awesome to make a tote out of them. I drew up a design and discussed with my boyfriend how to put it all together, which he helped me a little bit and let me use his "Man Cave" aka the garage.

So here is the finished product. We had just gotten some snow so I took some photos outside!

Here are the bottles I started out with, I peeled off all the labels and got the sticky stuff off with goo gone.

Here are the clean bottles in the "Man Cave" ready to be cut up!

I cut off all the tops of the bottles which my girlfriend will use in the garden as irrigation thingys by each plant to help catch water.

So William and I were talking about different ways to put the sides together and I was going to iron them to fuse them but that was not working at all. He makes leather armor and had a ton of scrap leather and he showed me how to put in rivets. Here is his hidden stash of leather.

He drilled the holes in the leather for me to save time instead of hand punching it all.

And then we cut up the leather in small pieces.

Then I decoupaged foods from old magazines I have collected over the years. I had different themes on each bottle, desserts, fresh vegetables, breakfast foods, and dinners. (The dessert one is my favorite!)

I then hammered each rivet together to form the sides.

My boyfriend had a bucket of belts that people have given him because he likes the buckles so he said I could have one as long as he got the buckle. It was a really nifty belt.

It got too cold in the garage so I moved indoors to put the handle on and finish it off.

I stopped taking photos of the process cause I got lazy but I cut out a large piece of cardboard and covered it in some leftover fabric and took the same fabric and covered the sides and then covered that with a large piece of orange felt that I never thought I would use. Put it together with some zip ties and voila, I have my tote. My girlfriend plans of using it at the farmer's market this year. I did not buy anything to make this (besides buying the diet coke for William, which would have happened if I wasn't making this), everything was found in the house.

Here are some more finished shots.

7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Homemade dish/hand liquid soap *tutorial included* on: January 22, 2010 06:57:54 PM
So a few months ago I moved in with my girlfriend and boyfriend who are trying to become more green and self sufficient. I jumped on the boat a few weeks ago after reading World War Z and watching the BBC series "It's not Easy Being Green". I also lived in Kentucky last year when we had the huge ice storm and was without electricity for 17 days, not really that big of a deal but at the time we had no idea when the power would come back on. So having the knowledge of being more self sufficient and green would not hurt at all.

So Stephanie had already been making her own laundry detergent when I moved in but today we ventured to make some dish liquid soap.

Here are the photos I took of the part of the process.

This is the "artistic" shot of the cute bottle

Stephie mixing the soap

The mixture

The amount we got out of it.

And one last "artistic" shot.

So here is the recipe and instructions! Stephie got the recipe off of lizzylanefarm.wordpress.com

1 gallon of warm water
2 cups of shredded bar soap (we used Ivory)
Large pot (we used an enamel canning pot)
2 Tbl. liquid glycerin
1/2 cup lemon juice
2-5 drops Essential Oil (We used Geranium)
5 drops of Tea Tree Oil (Antibacterial)

1. Mix warm water and soap flakes in a large pot. Dissolve the soap flakes in the water on the stove over low heat. Continually stir the mix while it is heating.

2. Stir in glycerin and remove from heat.

3. Let cool until almost room temperature and then add lemon juice.

4. Mix in your favorite essential oil and tea tree oil.

5. Pour the mixture into bottles and shake well. We used an old dish bottle, ketchup bottle, glass hot sauce bottles, and some odd bottle. (Stephie has quite a collection.)

We have yet to use it because our shower broke while we were making it and had to turn off the water so our man could fix the shower. LOL. Maybe the soap making jinxed the shower....

Today we also bought everything to make homemade soap which will be the next adventure!

I would love to hear any other recipes anyone might have.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Poem Shadow Box on: December 31, 2009 08:54:58 PM
So I have an awesome boyfriend that writes poetry that is super amazing, so I wanted to showcase a poem he wrote for me.

I decided to make a shadow box with one of his poems with some of the first flowers he got me. I also used my Cricut that I got for Christmas!

Here are some photos of the finished project.

9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 37 ENTRIES / It's Button Time! IMG Heavy! on: April 01, 2009 05:53:04 PM
So I went looking around the house with what I could revamp! And I found this awesome picture clock that my mom had given me and thought it needed more sprucing! SO here it is! Also this is my first challenge!!!

Here is the before!

During the process!

And after!!!

Close up of detail!

I hope you guys like it!
10  COOKING / Dessert / Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache Frosting on: August 31, 2008 01:16:27 PM
This is my first project posted to Craftster.

I love cupcakes and I love ganache so this is my first time making ganache.

I basically brought to a slow boil 2 cups of whipping cream, then poured it over 12 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips. Then I slowly blended it together and let cool in the fridge over night. Then I made my cupcakes (funfetti and it was a box recipe) then whipped up the ganche and piped it on! Hope you like!

The cupcakes

Action shot of my niece and nephew eating them!
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