Friday Photos!!!! (Jan 4)

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Friday Photos!!!! (Jan 4)

Share some of the items you've crafted!

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I am really not very crafty at all!

I did however, make DD's Halloween costume this year. She wanted to be Strawberry Shortcake and I hated the cheap costumes in stores. So I made her the tutu, I hand embroidered the strawberry on the tshirt, and made her headband. Thankfully I could buy the tights separately!


Other than that I don't do much crafting. I did sew myself an apron a few years ago, but I don't own a sewing machine so it's not something I do regularly.

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My oldest dd and I made these. There are 4 (for each of my girls), but I couldn't locate one of them...

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Sandra: love her costume! My DD has just become interested in Strawberry Shortcake and I hate it so much! lol So I haven't bought any movies and tell her they are just at Grandmas (haha).

Laurie: adorable! I'd love to try a doll/stuffed animal but haven't found the ambition to attempt that one yet.

I try my best to be crafty, but I'm not. I can sew a bit so I've made the kids a few blankets...
DS blanket front & back (DD has one too but too lazy to go pull out for pic):

DD's bedspread for her toddler bed:

And I also made DS's pirate crib bumpers and wall decals (using my Cricut) which was the biggest project I've done...here's a pic of his room (the crib bedding is hard to see though..it has a skull, pirate ship, hook, ship wheel, nautical star, and an anchor on it - though he's removed about half of those by now):

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Sandra, for not being crafty, that looks pretty good to me!! Smile

Ashley, I wish I could do bedding... maybe someday. I love quilts!

Okay, I'm going to be a photo hog. My FAVORITE project I've ever done was a mural I painted in the girl's room back when we were in MI. I was so sad when I had to paint over it when we sold the house...

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That is so cute Laurie! I'm not much of an artist. I did paint these pics for my DDs wall because I needed something that matched but didn't want to she'll out the $ for cute pictures so a few art supplies later (no making fun...she thinks they're awesome haha!)

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They are awesome pics!! I'm NOT a freehand artist at all. I can only "arrange" well. I had an overhead projector and individual fish and landscaping pieces that I used when I did the underwater mural.

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I love all these posts! What a great group of creative women! I seriously do to much crafting...so I'm going to have to figure out what to post...lol. This might take a while.

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pics!! I try to be crafty...pinterest helps alot lol I made these burp clothes from scratch! The embroidery is machine embroidery cause I am not crafty enough to do by hand (Sandra, that costume turned out so cute!). But I do design the applique's myself for the machine! So it is fun to do that too!

..hopefully these pics arn't too big..

*ETA- Okay, I think I figured it out...

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Ok, Jessica! I LOVE the applique work! Does your machine do it all for you or do you do it by hand?

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Ok, Jessica! I LOVE the applique work! Does your machine do it all for you or do you do it by hand?

Yes! I know, I know, it's cheating. But I did design and digitize the designs myself lol

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No, I love it! I want a machine that does that. SOB!

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This is a sample of the blankets i crochet

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This is the blanket WE made El for Christmas

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These are the glasses I made for our wedding. This is a sample of the mobiles i make

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I make a ton of these in different patterns

I also am learning to knit and cross stitch also making a recipe book. I do have a lamanator and make file folders for tots to learn matching and numbers and such. anything i see i try, i love crafts a ton.

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It is addicting! I walk around the house looking for blank things I can experiment on lol

And WOW!! We have so many crafty women on this board! I love seeing everyone's handywork!

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Ok, here are a few I can find easily.

This was a birthday gift for one of K's friends last year:

This is the freecycle doll stroller I pimped last year for DD's Christmas gift last year:

Here is a crayon/colouring book caddy I made DD in the summer for our road trip:

Kitty hat I made DD. Hard to see the ears but it's SO CUTE!

This is my most recent creation. I bought a Pottery Barn Kids Double/Queen sized duvet cover used (in great shape) and made DD a toddler sized duvet cover with matching toddler pillow case. Smile The picture doesn't really do it justice...but it's pink with white flowers on one side and stripes (like the pillow) on the other side:

Ok, I will stop now...I could go on all day!

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Ooooh! Heather, I LOVE the coloring book/crayon caddy. Do you have a pattern that you wouldn't mind sharing?

I scrapbook and make cards.
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Wedding Card 1

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"desertdaisy" wrote:

Ooooh! Heather, I LOVE the coloring book/crayon caddy. Do you have a pattern that you wouldn't mind sharing?

The art bag was based on this tutorial here:

From An Igloo: Art Bag Tutorial

2 things I don't like about mine...so maybe you can learn from my mess up:

1) When you put wee markers in the slots they are tight and it pulls the fabric. The front looks all bunchy and stupid. Perhaps making there be more room in the pockets would help? Not sure. That just might make them fall out easier.

2) I used a hair elastic for the loop to keep it closed. It's a really big elastic and not flexible enough. It looks stupid when it's closed as it doesn't bend right.

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I craft furniture. Smile This was our kids Christmas present. We made it all ourselves. It's what hubby and I do together.

under Tori's side. I built the doll house for Christmas last year. Smile

And Lucas:
we built the Lego box too. It's an ikea knock off. We bought ikea buckets but felt the actual box at ikea was junk so we built our own. He wants to paint it Lego yellow.

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WOAH! Nice beds! I LOVE IT! Smile

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Wow! Everyone's crafts look amazing! I'm not crafty at all so I have nothing to contribute to this thread. But I love seeing what everyone else has done!

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"PCCGirl813" wrote:

I craft furniture. Smile This was our kids Christmas present. We made it all ourselves. It's what hubby and I do together.

Amazing! Those beds are so cute!

Marsha: love your scrapbook pages/card. I have a Cricut but not the patience for scrapbooking.

Heather: I have a doll stroller with a horrible cover on it, never even thought of making a new one. Yours looks great! Did you find a pattern or just take the original off and copy it?

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"akpufa" wrote:

Heather: I have a doll stroller with a horrible cover on it, never even thought of making a new one. Yours looks great! Did you find a pattern or just take the original off and copy it?

I have a few tutorials pinned on pinterest. Here they are:

Pimp My Stoller ? Sewing In No Mans Land

Prudent Baby: DIY Doll Stroller Liner

vixenMade: Recovered Doll Stroller Tutorial

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Oh wow you are all so crafty! I can't even thread a needle!

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"flockoflambs" wrote:

Oh wow you are all so crafty! I can't even thread a needle!

I hadn't used a sewing machine in 8 years when I decided to make an apron!