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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Catching Up Again

I’m back.  Final exams went great and I passed all my classes with A’s and B's.  Still got more stuff to do for work before the end of the year, but it’s mostly taken care of so I had some time this weekend to actually do some crafts.
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While browsing the holiday section at Dollar Tree, I got a great idea for making glittery ornaments with the plain glass ornaments they sell.  Here’s the trick, you stick foam holiday stickers on the ornaments before spreading on the glue and rolling the ornament in glitter.  When it dries, you carefully peel off the sticker.  That’s what I did with the ornaments on the left.  It kind of looks like little mirrors on the ornaments.  I used squeezed tube fabric paint on the edge of the “mirror” areas.  For the ornaments on the right I just added dots using the same color of fabric paint.  They were quicker to make and I think they mix and match well with the glittered ornaments.  I now have a bunch of pretty ornaments to give as gifts.  Hope everyone likes them.
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This next project also stemmed from an idea I got while shopping.  I was at SAS and saw some small bows that I thought would look cute in my hair.  They were next to some jingle bells which I thought would look cute too.  Next thing you know, I ended up with these.  I started with a couple of pieces of felt, and glued on the bells, roses and bows.  The bows I made myself.  I recently realized how easy it is to make those tiny premade bows you can buy at many craft stores.  Anyway, I just had to glue on the combs and stick them on my head.  I guess they are made sort of the same way as the barrettes I made previously (See Hair Accessories Again?) except no lace.
Next up, remember this doll?  The lovely Cinderella doll I got at Goodwill on sale for 50 cents (see Finally Remembered).  I knew she would be prefect for one of my nieces, the one who loves Disney Princesses especially Cinderella.  But this Cinderella doll clearly didn’t look ready to go the ball, so I got to play fairy godmother.
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Here’s the after shot.  First I washed the dress and the doll.  Wasn’t easy, she had pen marks in odd spots which are a pain to remove.  I comb through her rat’s nest hair and restyled it.  I made her a new pair of slippers from felt (not glass) and blue ribbon.   The ribbons lace up like ballet slippers.  I used the same ribbon on the edge of the dress because I thought it needed a little something.  I also made a quick headband with the ribbon and some more felt.  Cinderella did wear a headband in the movie, at least I think she did.  Anyway, she looks pretty good for a doll I bought for less than a dollar.  And my niece will definitely love her.
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I have been experimenting with my Knifty Knitter loom again and came up with these collars for the cats.  They’re soft, stretchy and warm.  Plus, if they don’t like them they would make interesting bangle bracelets.  I’ve tried them on, they actually look cute that way.
Here’s the updated list:
  • Mittens
  • Wildlife
  • Baby bear
  • Ornaments
  • Gift bags
  • Bows
  • Doll makeover
  • Bags
  • Collars
  • Barbie clothes
  • Doll clothes
  • Animals
  • Sleeping bags
Six down, seven to go.  I should have a few more projects done by Tuesday.

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