Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Star Wars and Zombies

I made this for someone, she had it pinned on her Pinterest board and since it had a black and white outline drawing on flickr I just printed and traced it on fabric. I think it turned out pretty good and i think she will really like it!

I am kinda in love with this bag, but alas it has been sent away :( I think I am going to make one for me too! it was fun making the 'blood' splatters all over it, and there are a few bloody fingerprints on it too!!! I love zombies....walking dead anyone???

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Witch Potion Cabinet


I made this Witch's Potion Cabinet as part of a swap, I really love this, it started out as an unfinished cabinet for a dollhouse, then I ordered little bottles from Etsy, I filled them with various things, like glitter, paint, liquid glue, beads, and tiny papers. then i added labels to them like, Eye of Newt and Maggots,  Ground Unicorn Horn, Fairy Dust,Vampire Blood, and Swamp Juice, I also made some 'bottles' out of beads, I made little books out of Scrabble tiles and I made a polyclay pumpkin and a brain on a button plate.  I also bought a little pack of wooden bowls and made a black witches cauldrom for the top of the cabinet.I love how this turned out, it took me a long time all together, I glued everything in so that it would stay in place and nothing would get broken during shipping...Now i need to make one for me! i have a lot of full size witch potion bottles that I have displayed in my kitchen for Halloween but i need a mini one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lately I have been seeing all these shirts that people have stenciled, it looks like it is not super hard and I love some of them so I decided to see if I could do it, I had made two stencils previously for bags but doing it on shirts is a little harder since it has stretch knit fabric, I found some images online and printed them out, traced the images onto freezer paper and cut them out with an Exacto Knife, I also used a Storm Trooper image from a Star Wars coloring book, I really like how that one turned out...

Friday, August 31, 2012


Here are some Doctor Who things I made for a swap, a clay Adipose and an ami Adipose

 Some Tardis Inspired Stitch Markers and a Cyberman Bag, my first stenciling project

 These are True Blood Word Magnets, they are hard to see i know...
 True Blood stitch markers
 A clay stake and a fang charm to add to a necklace or keychain
 A vampire bite necklace and earring set, this is my first jewelry that I have made, I think it turned out okay.
 A Fangtasia bag, I am thinking about adding something on the back of it...
 Hard to see in the pic, stitch markers
Some earrings

Magnets, horrible pic

 Raw Silk yarn I recieved in a genie swap on Rav.  the gray is mohair from another genie

another genie sent me this book, pendant, and two merino handspun.

Over on Craftster, I am in the End of Summer Random Swap, my partner and I agreed to send each other a hoop and some smalls, I got a Sugar Skull hoop, and a Tardis, there was also a lil Doctor notebook that one of my kids took, and three embroidered monogram hair ponies...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tiny Houses and True Blood

First up, I recieved my Tiny House from the Tiny House Swap on Craftster, it is super small, but is big on detail:) I think it is adorable.  The trim with the little balls ( not sure the correct term for it) is the smallest kind I have seen of this type, and it has lace and a sheer trim too. And the little flower buttons, too cute....I am super worried about my package though, I tried the DC # and it said it couldnt track it....i really hope my partner recieves or else I will have to make a new one ASAP, plus I made her two so. 

Can you see the tiny ant in the first picture? I think he wants to live there...who wouldn't?

I am all caught up on this season of True Blood, I dont have HBO so I had to find an alternate viewing experience:0  I am confused about Lilith, is she really  there or really there in their heads or are they just going psycho? And Mike Spencer as a vamp, eeewww.... and Warlow, why would Sookie's ancestor make a contract for his first Fae grand-daughter to be given to a vamper?  I guess we'll have to wait until next week to find out.  oh, I can't believe Bud was a bad guy, I really liked him, he was funny, I hated that bitch he was doing (the chunky one) I kinda wanted Luna to kill her, she was a total gank...ughhh.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Sunday

Yesterday was Little Man's birthday! YAY!!! He got a Thomas the Train set that he is in love with:)  I love when I get the perfect present for my babies. 

We went to IRCHA yesterday, it is a RC Helicopter event, with food, lots of vendors, and sponsored teams doing events and flying, they also had heli rides, it was in Muncie, about an hour away...since Jason is really into flying and has quite a few of his own helicopters, we of course planned on going, I didn't think I would enjoy it but it was actually pretty fun, and i had a double cheeseburger that was SOOO good, they also had Bison burgers, but i am not that brave:)

Here are a few photos, I didn't bring my camera so these aren't mine, but you get the idea.

Also, I am in a "My Favorite Things" swap on Ravelry, the basis of this one is to get $10 worth of YOUR favorite things to send to your partner, so this is what I recieved, my favorite is the yarn, I LOVE gray and this is such a dark and lovely shade, some cute stitch markers and a knitted dishcloth and a matching dish or wash rag, plus some candy and a few other things, Thanks partner................

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Birthday

AJ turned 6 last week and Drew turns 4 this week, so we had a combo party for them yesterday, along with a small party at home on their actual birthdays, for Drew, I made him a quilt, i found a cute robot panel at Joann's last week ( 30% off too!!), and I had a robot pillow kit that I got at the LQS monthsago that I never made, I used the sausage or burrito technique which I had never done before to make the pillow and it turned out good, the quilt turned out good too but my binding is kinda wonky... I will post pctures later. I also made some crocheted dish and wash cloths, I got about 50 balls of peaches and cream and a few other brands of cotton yarn, and about 10 skeins of acrylic yarn at a yard sale, all but maybe 5 were new. I got thm all for $10.  that is like the best deal ever, each one is $1.79 at the store plus some other cotton ones in a better brand fr $4.99 each.  I also got a plastic tube full of new beads and a small coffee can filled with loose beads for $10.  it was a major score!!  Pictures to come....

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Elephant Plushie

This is the first softie I have made that uses a pattern and multiple pieces.  I think it turned out pretty good, he matches my room so for now he lives on top of my dresser!!!!!!!


 I made this little penguin a while ago but I just got around to sewing him all together when I went camping!  i got the pattern for free!
I made the mermaid for a swap on Ravelry.  I just made up the pattern.
The zombie I used a pattern I found online, It was for a swap too:)

True Blood: Sookie and Eric

Aren't these adorable? I got these two in a swap on Ravelry. Eric came with a little clay bottle of true blood and sookie has a pad or paper and some money in her apron pockets, she also has ' merlotte's ' embroidered on the back of her shirt, I am really in love with these two:0

Some new crafted goodies

I am super excited that school has started, I am looking forward to lots of craft time, I still have one kid home with me, but that's what cartoons are for...LOL... I actually brought my sewing machine and loads of fabric upstairs so I could sew at the kitchen table until school let out, I got 3 things done, 2 pincushions that I made for a swap and a dish towel for me, I don't really make a lot of things that I actually keep for myself, most things are for others so it was nice to be able to make something just for me!!! I have also been crocheting some and I plan to make a blanket soon, either crochet or quilting, I would love to make a queen sz quilt for my bed, but I am such a beginner I am not sure if I could manage it... I have lots of plans for more crafts as I am in a ton of swaps at the moment, but the good news is I have 4 packaged ready to post tomorrow. YAY

Saturday, July 7, 2012


It has been sooo hot here this past 2 weeks, it was 105' yesterday and it is humid too... way to hot to do anything outside so i have been making stuff. i have to take some photos and then i will post them:)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beach-y Bear Crochet Pattern

For my next project I am thinking I will make this, it is perfect for this time of year and it is so frickin' cute. I love the little duckie floatie and the sand pail... http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3064.pdf The only thing I will change most likely will be the color of her bathing suit. I am also looking for a good mermaid or vampire pattern( i know random huh) it is for a fictional character swap. I found a few good mermaids on Ravelry but none I loved and the vampire patterns weren't anything that I really loved. check out the above link and if you make this adorable lil bear send me some pics or if you want to work on it together we could do a crochet along:)

My Pinterst

Since I am having a little trouble uploading photos at the moment, you can check out my pinterest "I made it" board" my latest is the mug rug and cozy and altered frame memo board. Now I am working on Three Tiny TV things for another swap, a whimsy jar which I have to make 3 handcrafted items and a Halloween swap that is huge...I am still stalking and coming up with ideas for that one, oh and a crochet basket for the June Pinterest Swap... here is the link http://pinterest.com/jcarter462/i-made-it/ and here is my pinterest http://pinterest.com/jcarter462/

Fabric Bowl

I got this fabric bowl in the June Pinterst Swap over on craftster. Isn't this adorable? I love the colors, I don't know what I am going to put into it yet though...I may keep it on my dresser or I may put it in my craft room....?


Chewbacca dolls- I got these in a Holiday List Swap on craftster, aren't they adorable? I was only expecting one and my partner surprised me with two of these little guys, which is awesome since I have two boys, AJ LOVES Star Wars and will go ga-ga over his, I can't wait to see his face when I give it to him. I was planning on giving it to him for Christmas, but I may just go ahead and give it to him on his birthday in August, Drew's is in August too;)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Fox and Owl Swap

Here is what I got from my amazing partner in the foxy owl swap on craftster. She is super talented. I was lucky to get such a great partner. This is what I made to send for this swap...