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Birthday party do-it-yourself

I am planning a 7 year old girl’s birthday party this Saturday.  Since it will be at a pool I figured either flip-flops or goggles as a party favor.  I went with the flip-flops since I found some on sale for 1.49 ea. at Joanne’s.  I bought some super sticky Zots ,  a container of fake flower pieces,  and a bag of little pom poms.  I am putting them all together myself. 

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Giving new life to a stained shirt

I have had this kids’ shirt in my mending pile for a month or two.   I finally decided how to hide the stains (and I was sick of looking at it in the pile).   I grabbed some craft supplies I had lying around – fabric paint,  an Exacto knife,  a scrap of vinyl (although I would recommend a stiffer material for crisper shapes than mine here),  a paintbrush,  a cutting mat,  and a sharpie.   I used one of the templates in Cath Kidston’s Make.

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papercrafting and some other stuff

I took a little envelope apart and traced a template onto  a piece of paper, carefully marking the fold lines.  I then cut the shape out with an Exacto knife and cutting mat.  Next I fold and secure the flaps of the envelope with papercrafting adhesive.I think they would make great gift tags. 

Here are some more pictures my gift from Bettina.  I use it to tote around all my hand sewing supplies.

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what i’ve been up to…and not up to

As with many crafters out there my sewing machine hasn’t seen the light of day for awhile.  I suffered a stomach bug followed by a cold and hives 3 days later.  These sicknesses involved a trip to the hospital (love the 3-4 hour waits).  I feel the best I’ve felt in over a month today.  So now that I’ve cleared my head I got a brilliant idea ! We got some Calico Critters recently and we needed a house for them.  I took down two walls of a toy horse stable we had in the basement.  We have plans to paint the outside and wallpaper the inside with craft paper.

horse stable transformed into doll house

the cat family enjoying some tea

bedroom

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Dutch sisters Spring surprise swap

I am participating in this swap :

Here is the link if you are interested in joining in :

http://dutch-colours.blogspot.com/2010/01/dutch-sisters-spring-surprise-swap-2010.html

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Knit scarf

I finished this today. It is for an 8 year old girl . It was a simple first project . I only learned how to knit a few days ago ! 

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Could this be …?

It is !!!!!!!!!!

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