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21  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / "You're Not a Vegetarian!" on: June 26, 2010 02:43:30 PM
So, I had been working and eating lunch with a co-worker/friend for about 10 months.  We went out for drinks/apps one afternoon and I ordered a tapa with Prosciutto on it.  I offered it to my friend who said, "I don't eat meat."  I said to her, "You're not a Vegetarian!!".  She laughed and laughed at me, b/c of course she was, except that I hadn't noticed the entire time we had been eating our lunches together.  It was her birthday yesterday, so I whipped this up the night before to be her birthday present.  She loved it. 

It's not exactly a masterpiece, but the story behind it is funny to us.  (The carrot is, of course, from Sublime Stitching.)  So, without further ado:

Thanks for looking!

22  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Sticky Photo Postcards with Ribbons on: December 17, 2009 08:15:27 AM
This was just too easy not to share.  I think it turned out rather pretty, too.  I just love ribbons!
The completed postcard:

The "supplies"

Basically, I just laid the ribbons across the sticky part of the postcard where the photo should go, then trimmed them at the end.  I burned the edges of the ribbons so they wouldn't fray.
I hope you like it.
23  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Monster Hoodie Costume on: October 25, 2009 01:51:23 PM
I've seen this elsewhere done much better, but I still wanted to show off my handiwork.  I just sewed on felt "teeth," eyes and stuffed horns.  I needed an easy, quick costume.  I think I will wear this even after Halloween!

p.s. Sorry for the grainy photo:  Camera phone and all...

Thanks for looking!
C + C welcome.
24  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Cutie 3.14 t-shirt on: September 15, 2009 08:00:47 PM
I made this shirt using freezer paper and acrylic paints.  I designed it myself.  Basically I just made a circle that fit on the t-shirt, and free-handed the design.  I just liked the fact that I added glitter while the paint was still wet. 

p.s., sorry the quality is bad.  camera phone and all.

I hope you enjoy and are inspired...
25  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Flower Button T-shirt on: September 13, 2009 07:54:36 PM
I sewed these buttons from Michael's onto a toddler t-shirt.  My original idea was to fill in the entire heart, but the weight of the buttons was truly too much.  It's cute enough as it is, though, don't you think?!  The photo quality isn't the best, cell phones and all... Hope you are inspired...
26  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Dalek (Dr. Who) T-shirt Christmas Present on: December 15, 2008 02:17:31 PM
Everyone is getting hand-made gifts this year from me.  Everyone.  Even the impossible-to-find-a-gift-for hubby.  I scoured the catalogs, and found a t-shirt for $25.  And, as I'm sure everyone here knows, I said to myself, "I can make THAT for SOOOO much less!"  I am incredibly proud because I am usually a embroiderist (is that even a word?) and this was a freezer paper stencil.  Note the many, many circles and the even more difficult grid on his (her?) Bobba-Fet-like head.  Well, enough of the rambling.  "EXTERMINATE"!

Whole shirt, stuffed into the chair:

Thanks for looking! 
Merry Christmas!
27  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 31 ENTRIES / International Jewelry (Too many pics!!) on: October 04, 2008 11:51:41 AM
This is my first Challenge Entry, and I have to say it was a Challenge for sure!  I decided that my main materials would be Sushi Nori and Tamale Wrappers.  The pasta and fruit roll-ups came to me when I was at the store.  (Hence the "International" title: Japan, Mexico, Italy, USA)  The Twizzlers were another idea that didn't pan out, so I  just gave them to a co-worker to eat.  In the end, I think I only used about 10% of what I bought.  But I used a ton of glue, Mod Podge, and some Hemp twine.  So, without further ado, here are the photos. 

My favorite set: Bracelet and ring.

Close-ups (the ring was made from a milk/juice lid):

The backs, so you can see that the bracelet is adjustable!

Here is a bracelet that is made with the Tamale wrapper that is sewed on the machine.  I broke a needle and had to untangle the bobbin a million times.  Looks cool, but really is a pain.

Another view:

Here is a belt made with the pastas and the fruit roll-ups.  I strung the pasta like beads, and then glued on the fruit roll-ups.  I hope I never have to do crafts with fruit roll-ups again!


Bracelet with pasta: (I had so many more ideas for this, but ran out of time)

More bracelets:

This one wraps around:

Ingredients Picture:

Thanks for making it to the end of this long post. 
Enjoy, and DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!!!
28  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Sling inspired by KarmaBaby via Petchy, I think on: September 09, 2008 05:36:13 PM
You know how it goes, you start on one website and the next thing you know, you're 500 miles away, but very happy when you've arrived.

I found the KarmaBaby website, I THINK, after being on Petchy's (or was it Vegbee?) (Africa...or was it India? (recognize the book?))  website with a tute on how to make a baby sling like the one I have.  so, I went out today and bought fabric, and you know how it goes! Cheesy  After searching their website further, it turns out we're in the same town.  Cool.

Anyhoo!  Here it is!  Please excuse the awkward photo-shot.  I was home alone.

29  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Embroidered Pants on: August 19, 2008 11:51:03 AM
Firstly, I would like to say "Thank You" for all of the wonderful ideas and inspiration I have gotten from this forum!  Everybody is quite the clever crafter (say that 3 times fast!). 

 I have a 6-month girl, and just recently realized that she needs more clothes (ha-ha!)...Yeah, right! With so many grandmothers doting on her, she'll never need more clothes!  But, since she's taking longer naps now, I have some free time on my  hands.  I don't like to do dishes, so crafts come first!

Anywhoo!  Here is a pair of pants sewn from flannel, and hand-embroidered.  Hope you likee!

Close-up of the flowers:

Thanks for looking!
30  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidery Alphabet (lots of pics)**EDIT** with Pattern on: August 17, 2008 03:37:43 PM
So!  I started this when I was 6 months pregnant, and now my little one is 6 months old.  Now it's complete...  Well, the letters are all done.  I'm thinking about doing some sort of border around it.
What do you think? 

Finished product:

I traced the design from a print-out using a permanent marker, then back-stitched the outline. It's about 7 inches on each side.

Original pattern from a 70s Craft book:

I hope you like it!
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