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How I made Rey's Staff (details)

So I had someone ask me to kind of diagram out where I put all the pieces on Rey's staff. Please understand that this was made right after the film came out, so not a ton of detailed photos were out...

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Captain America movie helmet

This thing fits me like a glove... a tight glove that is a lot harder to get on than I thought. BUT I am super proud of how it turned out. My first trek into the unknown realms of pepakura was pretty...

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DIY Disney Park Picture Frame

As anyone who has been to Walt Disney World can attest, there is nothing cheap there. Not that you mind, the magic is worth the money. BUT, when everything is 110% full price, you have to pick and...

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Rey Goggles DIY

My favorite look from The Force Awakens has to be Rey's scavenger look. The goggles made from Stormtrooper lenses tops that whole outfit perfectly, so I wanted to make some to tie onto the staff I...

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Daredevil Billy Clubs

I go through major obsessive spurts with Netflix's Daredevil series. Usually right when a new season is released and half way in between when I rewatch them. I started on the idea for these about a...

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DIY Eye of Agomotto

So, Doctor Strange comes out tomorrow! How did that sneak up on me so quickly?!? Anyways, I really like how unique the comic character is. I find people like him, Thor, and Scarlet Witch so intriguing...

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Briar Rose Girl's Dress

This is one of the things I had sewn that I said I couldn't post for a while. Well, my niece finally had her birthday party, so I can share the Briar Rose / Aurora / Sleeping Beauty dress that I sewed...

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A Cinderella Christmas (for my niece)

Like I said before, I loved my comfortable Pocahontas princess dress when I was little because it was soft enough to wear every day. My niece's second favorite princess at the time (she has since seen...

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Some "Beauty & the Beast" Costume Aprons

Of course I saw Beauty and the Beast like everyone else, but surely I'm not the only one who noticed how gorgeous Belle's wardrobe was... the mix of fabric was inspiring! I actually ordered a bunch of...

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Winnie the Pooh painted kid sneakers

Well, my niece turned 2. Since her older sister got some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse shoes (that she will be wearing as hand-me-downs) I wanted to paint some special birthday shoes for her that was...

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Crafty House Tour (aka, what I've been busy with the past year)

I haven't made a new post since I haven't done anything super-cool lately and wanted to show it off. Instead, it's been a bunch of little stuff I've been making or fixing up for my house!I've been...

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Instagram Highlights

Here are just a few snapshots of stuff on my instagram from the past year or two. I post a lot more recent projects / hobbies / photos / drawings than this blog does. Check me out under @jillsowell155...

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Painted Kids' Sneakers (Sleeping Beauty / Muppet Babies)

Been a while, but here are some shoes I painted for my nieces. Sorry there aren't more of the Muppet Babies shoes, but since the stripes that came on the shoes were so cute, I kept the art limited to...

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Christmas snowflakes / gingerbread house REDUX

A relatively new tradition for our family is making gingerbread houses. We are quite the creative bunch and like to outdo what we did before and see what each other comes up with. We do this with...

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China Cabinet Makeover!

I got a free china cabinet from my dad's boss and his wife when they heard I was building a house. Yeah, I sat on this for a while before starting the makeover process. But, can you blame me? I was...

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Puppy Dog Pals - painted frame

For her first Valentine's Day, I wanted to give my niece a fun gift. I had painted her cousins frames before with their favorite princesses on them, but I heard she liked the Disney show "Puppy Dog...

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Pig in Princess Dresses

My nieces love to dress up in their favorite princess dresses, and they love their stuffed animals. One thing they love most of all is dressing up their stuffed animals as princesses. Knowing that, and...

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Watercolor Bulk Post

Below, we have a few watercolors:a red-tailed hawk I painted to fill a spot on my wall,a small pumpkin study piece,a baby chick commission,and a house-commission.

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Quite an improvement...

I did a screen-printing project in college based on some new art that was going around and one of my favorite movies at the time. TBH, looking at it now, I don't know how the teachers allowed this in...

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Cinderella Step Stool

My youngest niece's first birthday was just over the horizon, and I had to think of a gift. At that age, I try to go with stuff they need since they don't really have a long list of toys they want. I...

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DIY More-Accurate Woody Doll

If you've ever wanted an accurate Woody doll from Toy Story and done some research, you know that there are only a few good options out there.You can get the best of the affordable versions, which...

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Mickey Mainstreet Pumpkin DIY

Last year, Disney Family did a post about making your own Mainstreet Halloween display like the one in Disneyland. I've been wanting to do it since watching the video, and when the 2020 Halloween...

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Quarantine Workbench/Tool Storage

 At the beginning of quarantine, I was lucky enough to keep my job and have the workplace stay open as an essential business. Unfortunately, hours were cut and schedules were staggered. This led me to...

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Laundry Cart

Another quarantine project was to organize my laundry room. The size of the room left a perfect 14 inches between the wall and the washer, and for 2 years I had searched for a shelving unit or cart...

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Main Street USA Minnie Ears to match!

 If you have been following the Minnie Mouse: the Main Attraction collection of 2020, you probably, like me, have a bit too much extra time on your hands and love items themed around different Disney...

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