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Lana

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Hello My Friends!!!

At the end of this week it will be halfway thru another month!!!!

This past week I was just looking for more ideals---like I need any!!!!!!!

Several of you moved along on projects last week---WTG!

Would like to try a snowman ornament with the glitter in it later today if I have the spray.

What are your plans for the week?

HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

sweetpumkinpye

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I need to finish up a few things and then re look at my list and see what is definitely for Christmas and work on that as a priority, I have a tote full of future projects that I keep adding too, it is never ending.
 

DahliaDoll

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Oh, there are so many things on my list. I do need to get a graduation gift finished and gifted!
 

AuntJamelle

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Greetings all!!! :)

I finished my ribbon paperclips project - woo hoo! I just cannot get the pic I took to upload, UGH - but I got 40 done which I'll divvy up into four groups of 10 for gifting.

Also finished felt ear buds case and the 6th sunglasses case. Started embroidery on #7!!!

Used Cricut to make 6 tags for Oven Caramel Corn that I'll be gifting this year - couldn't find my normal Cricut black pen so I fished another one out of a multi pack I got and low and behold - it is black with GLITTER - turned out so pretty! Why was I not using this pen?????? lol

While I was waiting on the Cricut I started playing with tag making - I save "nice" tags from clothing I purchase and use them to jumpstart holiday tags.

For example, I have several of these:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135134547@N04/48519566131/in/dateposted-public/

A little paper, ribbon, stamping and embellishing and the front now looks like this:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135134547@N04/48519565751/in/dateposted-public/

And the back like this:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135134547@N04/48519734177/in/dateposted-public/

I tend to save and reuse these from year to year - just tying them back onto presents for the same person! Or I use them on gifts to people I know will do the same. And if not - no big deal as they are easy to make!

I did one more in a blue/snow theme but didn't get a pic yet...
 

DahliaDoll

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AJ ~ That's a great way to use/re-use those nice tags! TFS
 

PamelaG

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Project Life 2018 Week 41 is complete! Moving on to Week 42 this week.
 

luludou

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AJ I save those tags too but haven't done anything with them yet. I like your idea!

Went to knitting lady this afternoon and finished off a pair of socks for dd's Christmas gifts.
Working on another pair and have taken out what I need to start a 3rd pair.
Also found yarn so I can start looking at making baby boots (crochet) as soon as I have the time. will follow a youtube tutorial.
All my angel wings have the ribbon and tags added to them... know I need a way to wrap them,
 

sweetpumkinpye

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AJ, love the tag idea. A great way to reuse items. The sunglasses cases are such a practical idea.
 

Miss JoDee

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I didn't sew a stitch on the sampler I am working on while at Mom's I was either helping DB get ready for the family reunion or playing Qwirkle with mom. DS and family are coming from SD for a short visit this week so may not get to stitch again this week as I rather play with Dgds.
 

AuntJamelle

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So where does one buy a black tube skirt??? I need one to attach feather boas to as part of my costume I'm making...other than wandering around the mall I have no idea :eek:

I want to end up with something like this:
https://tinyurl.com/y6b727k4

Thinking I "should" be able to attach lengths of feather boas to the tube skirt. Or I might sew them to a black slip - then attach that on top of the tube skirt - so I can pull up the feather part when I sit down.... hmmm....maybe I just wear bike shorts underneath? That might be better actually!!!

What do you guys think?

I need to pull together DS's Russell costume and now DH wants to be the old man from UP! as well - which will be super cute! I just need to get CRACKIN'!!!
 
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PamelaG

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So where does one buy a black tube skirt??? I need one to attach feather boas to as part of my costume I'm making...other than wandering around the mall I have no idea :eek:

I want to end up with something like this:
https://tinyurl.com/y6b727k4

Thinking I "should" be able to attach lengths of feather boas to the tube skirt. Or I might sew them to a black slip - then attach that on top of the tube skirt - so I can pull up the feather part when I sit down.... hmmm....maybe I just wear bike shorts underneath? That might be better actually!!!

What do you guys think?

I need to pull together DS's Russell costume and now DH wants to be the old man from UP! as well - which will be super cute! I just need to get CRACKIN'!!!
A sportswear store/department should have black skorts - they are sort of like tube skirts and have the added modesty factor of having the shorts underneath.
 

Miss JoDee

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Thinking I "should" be able to attach lengths of feather boas to the tube skirt. Or I might sew them to a black slip - then attach that on top of the tube skirt - so I can pull up the feather part when I sit down.... hmmm....maybe I just wear bike shorts underneath? That might be better actually!!!
The black slip should work with the bike shorts on underneath. You would be a lot cooler. I did see skirts on Target.com.
 

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A skort would be good. Kohl’s has them I think and should be on sale. Or maceys. Does anybody sell slips anymore? Gosh I don’t remember seeing any anywhere. Another option would be to make a tube skirt if you are handy with a sewing machine. Shouldn’t be hard to do. Our dollar tree has lots of feather boas.
I’ve started quilting. After I got a few bugs worked out I did great. Half of the large center section is done.
 

AuntJamelle

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Pamela - Never even thought of a skort! Great idea!

Jody - I'll check out Target's site too! Thank you!!!

Myron's Mom - Yeah, slips aren't exactly a "thing" anymore BUT I did see some at Kohls when I was bra shopping a few weeks ago. I actually stopped and squinted and had an "oh wow, I remember you" moment. LOL

Finally got pic of ribbon paperclips to upload!!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135134547@N04/48536124846/in/dateposted-public/

Finished some more tags too - here are the fronts:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135134547@N04/48536267467/in/dateposted-public/

And the backs:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135134547@N04/48536267612/in/dateposted-public/

DS has been sick - thought allergies - suspecting sinus infection - it's been keeping us busy. He woke up with the MOTHER of all nose bleeds today - it was horror movie level {shudder}

Hoping to get some quiet time tonight to sit and craft!!!! I seem to do most of my crafting in drive thrus and waiting rooms in little fits and starts lately and it's just not quite the same!