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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Christmas Bunting! on: November 25, 2009 10:06:08 AM

I recently made this Christmas banner for an upcoming craft show I am doing - I wanted something festive to hang on the front of the table - so this is what I came up with. I am quite pleased with how it came out and thought I would share how I did it with you all.

Find some wool sweaters and felt them in the wash.

Cut out some festive shapes

Cut the shapes you chose out of the wool sweaters - because they are felted they shouldn't fray.

Cut out some strips of sweater scraps - 3- 5 inches long

Pick a fabric for the binding

Fold the binding over and sandwich the shapes inbetween, sew closed.

Tie on strips

Voila - you are done - enjoy!!!

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Hamburger!!! on: November 02, 2009 07:25:54 AM
Here is the costume I made for my son - a Hamburger. I have seen hotdog and hamburger costumes and thought they were adorable -  but they are so expensive, so I thought that I would make one. What a job!!! It was a much bigger task than I anticipated, kind of flying by the seat of my pants - while attempting to figure out what will work best. Well, it is done and I love it - my little man looks so funny - he says its "hilarious!!!".

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Twirly Whirly Skirt!! on: June 23, 2009 08:45:57 AM
I really like all the twirly skirts for girls that I have been seeing around the blog world. The first one I fell in love with was found on fabric designer Heather Bailey's blog and so it was on my list of things to make this summer for my daughter. I found a pattern on ETSY - it is called the Edith Twirl Skirt. The instructions were clear and it came together quite well. I then went shopping to find a shirt to match and lucky for me Old Navy had the perfect one. I am really happy with how the whole outfit came together, she wore it to church on Sunday and it looked great - I will definitely be making more of these in the future. Now on to the pics - you will notice the little roll of candies I had to give my daughter to get these pics taken - the joys of toddlers - LOL!!!

Links to pattern and Heather Bailey's website are available on my blog - http://thisandthatcraft.blogspot.com/2009/06/twirly-skirt.html
Thanks for looking any comments are welcome
Cheers Smiley
4  COOKING / Dessert / Yummy Cake Balls!!! on: February 24, 2009 10:45:08 AM
So I have seen these cake ball creations popping up everywhere and I just had to try and make some - I am pretty happy with how they turned out - I always find you learn so much the first time you make something. Anyway - here they are. I used Chocolate Devils food cake mix and whipped white icing. I have a full tutorial on my blog for those who are interested.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / More sweaters bite the dust..... on: January 19, 2009 07:37:41 AM
So as many of you know I love to create items from recycled wool sweaters - here are some of my latest and greatest!!! Fingerless gloves - seriously, I can't get enough of them!!! I love the look of them and there are endless possibilities when using felted wool sweaters. I would love to hear what you all think - both the good and the bad!!!

This is a short pair I made - the sweater felted up so small - but I love them anyway.

For those not afraid of color.

Cashmere love!!

Blue and brown stripes - what could be more lovely

Snowflakes - this sweater was such a great find!!!

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Stockings GALORE!!!!!! (image heavy) on: November 26, 2008 08:52:14 AM
So here are some stockings that I have been working on this winter season. They are all made using recycled wool sweaters that have been felted.









7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Felted, Fantastic, and Fun purses (loads of pics) on: November 24, 2008 12:44:28 PM
I have this obession with wool sweaters and I have created many items using them - here are my latest and greatest - Upcycled wool sweater purses.
I love making these - I think my favourite part is the applique - I love creating fun designs.
Well onto the pics - lotsa pics - hope you don't mind - but I am such a visual person!

Comments and critiscism welcome!!! Smiley
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Brimmed hats for boys and girls (4pics) on: November 13, 2008 09:38:03 AM
Just a few of the hats I made the last few weeks - Pink and brown seems to be really popular with the girls. I also love the newsboy hat - it was made for my nephew - too bad I don't have any male mamequin heads - does anyone know where you can get them - I have only found female heads to display hats.

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Book/Journal covers on: November 13, 2008 09:07:31 AM
So I made these book/journal covers out of recycled sweaters - I am so pleased with how they turned out.
I think the purple and the green one are my faves. They are all lined with some pretty fantastic fabric as well - which I carried over onto the front with some applique. What do you think???

10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Clowning around on: November 01, 2008 04:33:28 PM
So my son wanted to be a clown for Halloween - alright sounds good to me. Daughter was going to be the tooth fairy - I made a tutu and everything - however when she saw her brother the clown - she wanted to be one too. So back to the sewing room and my fabric stash to round up enough material for another clown costume. Well the turned out cute - I also made their hair or wig - whatever you wanna call it - all I did was crochet fun fur and eyelash yarn together for this hair effect. Well onto the pictures...

Dressed up and ready to go

My daughter did not want to wear her neck ruffle - you win some and lose some - especially with toddlers... sigh...

My son very excited about the treats he scored!

In action

Enjoy and hope you all had a great trick or treating time!!!
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