Crafty Things

Dressed for Tea

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Over my hiatus, I had the urge to make a lovely dress. It looks like something that one would wear to tea or to a fall wedding.

You all remember this teal and black lace fabric from my wedding guest gown post back in October? Well, it was originally purchased for this project.

The dress design was simple, fun circle skirt and a sleeveless, high neck bodice.  I pinned the Read the rest of this entry »


Gray Lady Apron

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I have been wanting to make myself an apron for years. I was so excited when I was finally able to get around to making myself one!

I used a lovely gray patterned calico cotton fabric. My original intentions were to line the apron in the yellow binding seen in the picture. As you will see, things did not go that way.


I started off just diving in, thinking I knew exactly how it was going to turn out. I had an idea in my head and hey, its an apron! how hard can it be to make one? I have made Elizabethan and Tudor gowns for Pete sake! Read the rest of this entry »

Midas Touch

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This project came to me randomly. I was working on a different project spray painting away, and when I was done, I just wanted to keep spray painting. I have a can of gold spray paint that I am just in love with! My husband is lucky I haven’t Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Even Blink!

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Weeping Angels.

If you are a Whovian, those words strike fear into your heart and cause you to start holding your eyes open while quoting David Tennant.

My MOH and I have the tradition of the Christmas TARDIS. It is a TARDIS shoe box that contains small gifts that we send back and forth each Christmas. This year it was our turn to send the Christmas TARDIS to her. I wanted to do something fun and crafty so I made her a set of Weeping Angels.

I started with a few sacrificial Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Pregnancy Tracker

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I am sure you have seen the weekly pregnancy tracker boards all over Pinterest. There are days I wish I had never heard of Pinterest. But with this being our first pregnancy and family being so far away, I wanted a cute, simple way to keep them all involved, hence the Pinterest search.

So back in August, I went to and started researching. After finding what I would need for my project, I headed out to the Michael’s by our house with my 40% off coupon.

I found a 32″ x 37″ framed chalkboard – the perfect size, as it is large enough to be seen clearly in a photograph. I found the chalk paints I wanted and letter stencils. Boom! I brought it all home and got started!

First, I  Read the rest of this entry »

Gold Spray Paint Surprise!

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I inherited a bunch of frames when friends moved out of state this past summer. There were some lovely basic frames, and this one with wonderful detail that was just lost in the darkness of the frame.

I took a bottle of gold spray paint and a box and got to work.

This is how the spray painting went:

Look how beautifully it turned out:

The detailing is so much easier to see now.

I love these gold frames! I have three now.

This is how we decided to display our lovely up-cycled frames:

Custom Costume Show and Tell

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Since I had to wait until he wore the uniform to its intended event I couldn’t show you any pictures, but here they are! The completed Riker Wedding dress uniform.

His wife dressed up as Troi and, while I did not make his wife’s lovely pink dress, they made quite the stunning couple!!

Have any of you made a costume for a con? How did it turn out?