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1  Crocheted Chuck Taylors in Crochet: Completed Projects by cd2282 on: October 30, 2008 03:17:34 PM

The idea came from usually seeing these for kids booties so i thought why not adult slippers?
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2  Re: THE GENERIC BOYFRIEND GIFT THREAD: A How-To! in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by cd2282 on: October 04, 2007 01:07:33 PM
Something that i did for my bf (now husband) last xmas was buy a fleece/microfiber blanket for him, it cost about 10 bucks at annas linens (i dont know if you have this in your area but any blanket would work). Instead of doing a whole bed set (which i consider that to be something you save for later cause its elaborate) i emroidered our names into it with the message "warm wishes"
Now, this is the thing, Its kinda hard/impossible to embroider on fleece and be able to see what you embroidered so i went to the craft store (Michaels in this case) and got a felt square of the same color and emboidered our names and message on that, then i sewed the felt square into the corner of the blanket. This way it wont look messy and its quite easy.  Thats the font i used and the blanket was chocolate brown. Heres a horrible example of what i meant:

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3  Ugly Stool Turned into Vanity Seat [3 PIX] in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by cd2282 on: August 07, 2007 06:39:08 AM
So my husband got me a cute vanity but it didn't come with a seat. We had a stool that fit great as far as height and everything, except for one thing, it was an ugly stool that didn't match. So i decided to make a cover for it.
Thinking of how to do it took a bit over 2 days to think about. I didnt draft or mock one, i just cut out a circle a bit bigger than the stool seat, folded the fabric around the circle then sewed to get that pleated look.
I didn't have enough fabric for it to touch the floor like i wanted so it looked like the stool was wearing a skirt. I was going to tie a bow with some left over material around the middle of the stool but it didn't look too great. So I thought a bit more and decided to join the corners together for a neater look and this is what i came up with:

ok so the original isn't that ugly but it just didn't match...


Overall i would say it took me 4 Hours to complete, the needle broke because i accidently sewed over a pin holding the fabric. The fabric is pretty thick too, like drapes so it took me some time to troubleshoot those things. I think its Ok and i see where i would make improvements next time.
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4  Re: Hat stand in progress (long post!) in Completed Projects by cd2282 on: July 26, 2007 05:40:41 AM
erasers? instead of corks..same idea but easier to find?
or flexible wire (maybe coat hangers?) that you would wrap around the pipe and at the end wrap it into a round circle for the hats, maybe like this:

the fun thing is that you can manipulate the wire anyway you want and it wont move or break

i dont know, personally i wouldnt have gone through all this trouble but i think that youve gone this far so might as well finish it Smiley
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5  Monkey Pinata in Party Planning by cd2282 on: July 17, 2007 07:57:18 AM
This is for my husbands bday on Sunday. Its going to be just us on that day and i thought i would surprise him with a pinata. Hes never experienced a pinata on his bday, whereas i always had one on all my bdays growing up. We both love monkey's and I thought it would be appropriate. We're both big kids.
I plan to stuff it with his favorite candies, some museum tickets, pez and dispensers with his favorite characters and a note to find another big present ive hid.
This took me 2 days to make.
First i blew up a balloon to the size i wanted, paper mache'd it, let it dry over night, and painted it this morning. I glued the ears with a glue gun and this afternoon i will stuff it.

Do you think he'll like it?
I plan to make the stick into a banana, anyone have ideas how??
Should i go with the same theme on his cake? or would it be Way Too Kiddish? Ideas? (so far ive got planned that its going to be a caramel cake, which he loves)

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6  Neckroll Decorative Pillow in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by cd2282 on: July 16, 2007 01:36:34 PM
I did this in a couple of hours, maybe 3 hours..i wanted to do piping and make it fancy but it got late pretty soon and so this is a simple neck roll.
If anyone has ideas as far as an alternative to piping please pipe in Tongue

Here it is in our room
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7  Dvd Gift Holder in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by cd2282 on: June 27, 2007 05:56:44 AM
I made this for my brother's bday. Its a pouch to hold a dvd i got for him. Inside i also put a pouch of popcorn and candy, plus the soundtrack to the dvd. It also has a gift tag and inside is a note wishing him happy bday. It closes with velcro. He probably wont care much for it but im quite  proud of it. Im also going to make something of this sort for a book i bought my mom.

Anyway, heres the pics:




Dvd Inside (sorry its dark and sort of wrinkled)

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8  Lace on Ribbon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by cd2282 on: June 27, 2007 05:49:03 AM
So this isnt really a reconstruction but more of an embellishment to an otherwise throw in the trash top.
First off i love anything that has a ribbon. I saw this at goodwill, then i washed it, dried it (dummy me) and the ribbon got messed up. I was upset but then i found a way to fix it - lace!
Its still quite cute and now i can wear it without looking like a dummy.

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9  Apron for Grandma in law in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by cd2282 on: June 15, 2007 08:49:14 AM
Does anyone think she'll like it? Its for my husbands grandmother.
Its only my second project; my first project was an apron for myself but i never finished it. This one is completed, its not perfect but made with a lot of love.

I embroidered her name into it and everything was sewed by hand except the top strap. It took me a week to make.

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10  Dish Soap Apron - CUTE! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by cd2282 on: June 06, 2007 08:47:31 AM
Inspired by this wonderful post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103032.0

I was searching for a pattern/tutorial on a real apron for myself and ran into bethntim's thread, which is completely adorable. So i whipped one up in 30-35 minutes. So easy and so CUTE!

It's not perfect but i plan to perfect it. The fabric i was using is too stiff and it was shredding.
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