Saturday, March 20, 2010

leg warmers

tutorial for leg warmers here.
found via marnae and homemade by jill. tutorial for lazy days skirt here.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

a man scarf, 2008

man scarf i made for my dad. this was actually the second draft. the first draft was too small and so i gave it to my mom.
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Monday, March 15, 2010

dish rag

dish rag from doug's aunt. and mallory said, "this is too pretty for a rag." and so she uses it as a doll blanket.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

fisher price nativity

got the kids a nativity set they could play with. which has been well loved and one of the favorite things they like to get out at christmas time.

and sometimes they all go for a ride in the tractor.

and sometimes they go hurtling down a race track.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

tee pee

my sister in law made us a tee pee.

and the kids loved it.

and so did the cat. one of my favorite memories so far (sometimes moms can be cruel), is mallory trapped inside the tee pee crying while the cat is jumping all over the outside of the tee pee trying to get her.
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Friday, March 12, 2010

christmas joys


doug's present from my brother. he spent the day after christmas when the lab wasn't busy trying to get that golf ball on the tee. then my sister in law did it in her first try...
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Expendable t-shirt

which is a star trek joke, in case you were wondering. used a freezer paper stencil, and stamped the enterprise. yes i have an enterprise stamp. i even have a "beam me up" stamp. my son and daughter play with a Picard action figure. life is good.

this was a christmas present for my brother in law last year for christmas.

the stenciling part was great, cutting out all the letters with an exact-o knife, not so hot. i tried to pawn it off on doug, but he wouldn't have any of it. shucks.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

craft from the past, yet again

tried to make this gift card box. not very successful was i. i would only attempt this if you care about the difference between 15/16 of an inch and an inch. yep, not i. and so it didn't turn out so hot.

got the gift tag download here
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

headbands for nieces, 2008



tutorial here.

and haven't seen them wear them, so not to sure how well they liked them. maybe need a thicker ribbon.
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Monday, March 08, 2010

handy dandy notebooks, 2008


for nieces and nephew, to put in their duffel bags. scrapbook paper for outside, lined paper inside and sew down the middle. found clip art online to glue to the front.
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Sunday, March 07, 2010

mini duffel bags

when i was in elementary school, my friend's mom made me a small duffel bag. and i still use it today. so when i was thinking of presents for my nieces and nephew (this is christmas '08, mind you) who are in their tweens, i thought it would make a great gift. not too kiddish, yet is still fun. and since i was giving them the dangerous book for boys/ daring book for girls, i thought i would put in the bag the essential items listed in the book.

for the niece who likes lime green and soccer

and for the niece who likes yellow and panda bears.

and for the nephew, who likes baseball, but i couldn't find baseball ribbon, but i could find this cool rocket ship ribbon (and it would match the space-themed photobook i made them, and he likes star wars...)

and someday i will post dimensions, and maybe even make a tutorial. they weren't too terribly difficult.
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Saturday, March 06, 2010

vote for your favorite science fabric at spoonflower!

sweet. i must say that i would want a lot of them.

here's the link:

this would look good in isaac's room, i think,


bag for sister, 2008

zipper pouch
the margarat bag.

and i believe i made her a diaper/wipes container and a credit card holder. but the pictures were either never taken or have disappeared into the ether...
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Friday, March 05, 2010

4:00 in the morning ramblings

as my son woke me up early this morning (this time, at least he wasn't singing angels we have heard on high), i thought of all the things i wanted to complete before #3 comes.

one of the things i wanted to do, was get caught up on this silly blog. so then i could show current crafts, like the cool circle quilt i just made at 4:00 in the morning for the new baby. i could just show you, but i like to keep things nice and orderly. i am a little bit anal about that. i was also thinking about that this morning. how i am anal about keeping things in order, but the difference between 2 15/16 inches and 3 inches really isn't that important to me. Making a nice orderly grid to put my circles on wasn't that important, but the pattern in which i sewed the circles was. i think that was why i didn't really like analytical chemistry, but loved organic. plus i met doug in organic chemistry.

anywho, just be prepared for a bunch of old, out of date, and possibly fuzzy craft pictures that i am just going to throw out without much explanation, because i want to be done. if you want more explanation, leave a comment. (not on this post, because i don't think anybody wants more explanation on how my mind works at 4:30 in the morning.)

and a picture of my kids around christmas 2008, just to add a little sparkle to this post.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

how to greet your husband 1955

if it is too small to read, try clicking on it.

i don't know about the out all night.

my sister sent it by email. thanks stace! made me laugh.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

youtube version

try watching it under the 480p. it's a little better

it was a sunny day today

i used the bracket function on my camera. this movie took ~400 pictures. this is why doug doesn't like it when i use the bracket function on the camera. but i like the choppy movies you can make with it.

this is one i made a couple of years ago. i hadn't figured out how to chop the length of the song, so i had to search long and hard for a bunch of pictures to fill it up.

and i think i will post it later with the youtube upload. the quality of blogger is a little lacking.