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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Easter cuties on: April 13, 2007 09:47:29 AM
I stayed up almost all night long finishing these for the kids, but they love them, and they are pretty cute for a first try, waddaya think?

Easter morn

My daughter named her "Buttercup"

My other daughter named hers "long ear"

My son named his "Godzilla" (Ya, my husband has got him hooked on the old movies!)

The little one is probably under the couch somewhere

Here's dd#2 for scale, I'm going to make a little skirt for her bunny at some point.


2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / simple girls t-shirt dress pattern help on: March 24, 2007 09:09:18 PM
I'm a totally newby sewer, patterns still scare me!
I want to make really simple dresses for my girls, I've looked in some pattern books (talk about intimidating!) and everything looks so complicated. I just want a simple dress that I could customise to be sleeveless, short sleeved, or long sleeved. One piece for the front, one for the back, and for each sleeve. I've thought about making my own pattern, maybe find a dress that I like, take it apart, and use that.
I could really use some advice from all the excellent seamstresses here!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / my little fairy on: March 22, 2007 10:43:29 AM
I used this in my avatar, but I want to show it off some more  Wink

All my art seems to be digital lately, I guess it's a lot less messy when you have kids! I did this recently of my daughter, she's in her halloween costume, I placed her in a photo I took of a hollow tree stump, and gave her wings from a butterfly pic I found.
Whatta ya think?

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Big Baby Butt Pants! on: March 20, 2007 06:35:22 PM
This is so exciting, it is my 3rd sewing project (after curtains) and first wearable item ever!   Grin
My sweet baby has a big ol' butt, and I use cloth diapers on top of it, so it's tricky finding pants that fit. These are huge!


I can't wait to try some of the cool tutorials here. Smiley
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / I finally did it! I made Curtains!! on: March 19, 2007 04:34:00 PM
I have been afraid of my moms old (1969!) sewing machine for as long as I've had it (um, that'd be about 15 years!).
Finally, last week I was determined to overcome it, I stayed up all night, googled every sewing machine manual kenmore has (lost my manual, can't find the model number) and I finally figured it out! (after rethreading it about a million times and breaking 2 needles) .

For my 6 year old daughters room I used a vintage table cloth I found for $5, here it is before-


And as curtains-

They're not so uneven in real life, just slightly uneven  Roll Eyes

Then being such an expert I went to a fabric store and bought fabric!
(Imagine that!) My twins got curtains today, I should have done a closeup of the fabric it's really cute. Smiley 


We just moved so we haven't had a chance to paint yet, I'm doing pink in the flowered room, and lime in the twins room.

I'm so proud of myself! I know they are very simple, but I think they look great!
I have big plans to make lots and lots of stuff!

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / vintage armoire into craft supply cupboard, brainstorm on: March 11, 2007 03:26:21 PM
I was just gifted a great old sturdy armoire through freecycle (love love love freecycle!). It's probably circa 1950's, has a rather unappealing yellowish coloured wood veneer covering it, and mirrored panels in the doors. Wanna brainstorm redecorating ideas with me?
Right now I'm thinking, paint it chocolate brown, remove the mirrors, replace them with thin fiberboard panels painted with an asian inspired cherry blossom design in taupe and aqua.

I don't know what to do with the mirrors though, they are old and wavy, be a shame to get rid of them, but what crafting potential do they have?

It'll be so nice to have a cute little cupboard for all my projects!
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / head and foot rails from crib on: February 24, 2007 04:36:32 PM
We have a crib that has been attached to our bed for the past 6 years, we've decided to retire it. The open side against our bed has been lost, and the other side we're using for a makeshift baby gate.
So now we have the head and foot rails. The only thing I can think of is adding sturdy wooden bases to them and making them into "play stands" for the kids to play with, (drape blankets across to make tents, etc.). Anyone have any other ideas?
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Bear for Baby - First needle felted thing EVER! on: February 16, 2007 07:25:19 AM
I just finished a bear for my youngest, aren't they cute?
It has wool batting in the middle, and natural coloured alpaca on the outside. I still have to reinforce the head and limb joints to stand up to man(baby)handling.

Comments? Advice?

(this is my first completed project post, I can't believe I actually finished something!)
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