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Dresser, painted and stained

My very own IKEA hack of the RAST three-drawer dresser. Knobs were left unpainted and unstained.

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Cupcakes wearing beards

Happy birthday to my favorite beard.

Vanilla cupcakes courtesy of Amy Sedaris’ recipe, homemade icing with butter and confectioners sugar colored with a reddish-brown tint, chocolate chips for eyes.

The before…

A little paint, a dissection of a flower print that I bought in Vancouver, BC, and ah!

The after…

Original purchase from the best consignment/resale shop in Houston, the Guild.

My little owlie

I love stuffed animals. I think making 2-D stuffed animals makes them even cuter. Presenting owlie, made with the many scraps of fabric that are begging to be used:

 

Scarves of the season

Though it’s nearly spring, here are some of the scarves I made this past holiday season. I used a nice lightweight, mottled wool to create an afghan crochet stitch for this one:

And this one’s a half-double stitch crochet (I think) bordered with shells:

iPouch

Another winter gift that’s just being posted now. This now belongs to my sister, a highly-skilled technogeek with a creative flair and crafty passion of her own. For her December birthday, I also wanted something cute and functional for her iPad. Diligently, I noted the technical specifications from Apple. I sketched my game plan. I cut the blue corduroy fabric. I made the appliques from the lovable panda print (purchased from a Seattle craft fair).

Alas! Cruel stitching, my seam allowance was not enough, and like many other past failures, the iPad did not fit. However, it’s used for many other low-tech purposes, toiletries, etc. She still likes it.

Front:

Back:

Yes. I’m wayy behind. This cute little girl was the recipient of the hat back in November 2011. She could be eight years old by now! Gahhh..they grow so fast.

Hat is a single crochet simple design, with a handmade owl fabric applique stitched on.