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1  Hedge's - Yay or Nay? in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions by lady4feet on: April 16, 2014 06:22:23 PM
So to make a long story short I do not like hedge rows like we have in our front yard. I think they make the house look boring and dated. I originally wanted to rip every other one out and then cut the ones left to be smaller and rounder. But I was told by a guy with a lot more yard experience then me that since our hedges have grown together for so long that when I ripped them out the ones that are left will not recover like I want them to. He suggested just ripping them all out and starting with a blank slate, which sound like a nice idea but expensive.

Enter my dilemma, we are planning on moving in a few years so I want something that is going to be nice and neutral enough to attract buyers and I don't want to sink a lot of money into landscaping (we need to be saving for the big move instead).

Here is my humble abode so you can get an idea of what I mean.


I should also add that I am going to be painting the door and shutters a nice bright blue so I am hoping that will help with my case of boring house.

So I thought I would turn to you lovely folks, what do you think? Is my opinion totally wrong and hedgerows rock? Any other suggestions then the ones mentioned?

Also I am in southwest GA so most plants grow great here if that effects anyone's suggestion/opinion.
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2  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by lady4feet on: April 16, 2014 04:22:04 PM

I tried my hand at paper cutting.  I wasn't even going to count this as DeStashing, since it only used two sheets of paper, but then I found a frame for it tucked away in stash so it felt like a more substantial effort.

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I love your raven! Is it based on an image? Every bit of destashing helps right Wink

I have been working on some destash projects for a swap that I should be able to post next month.
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3  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by lady4feet on: March 23, 2014 05:42:38 PM
I was going back and forth on what to make with my awesome Star Wars fabric that I bought as remnants when working at Jo-Annes then I remembered a bag (http://versusmag.blogspot.com/2011/04/awesome-bag-tutorial-with-guest-meg-of.html) I pinned awhile back, it's called the awesome bag so it should have been a sign. I used the tute as more of a guide/inspiration, I didn't follow measurements or anything like that. While going through my button tin (one of my favorite things to do) I saw the perfect buttons, they remind me of a galaxy with the glittery blue.



And the other side is a comic book style print



I got a new dog last Wednesday and he kept wanting to chew on me and raid my craft boxes while I was trying to be productive so I stitched up a quick toy to entertain him. Not very interesting but effective at least.


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4  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by lady4feet on: March 12, 2014 05:55:44 PM
Finished up some little turtles for the conservation sell at work. Didn't make a huge dent but used up some scraps.


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5  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by lady4feet on: March 05, 2014 06:20:53 PM
Kookaloo_Starr your socks look super comfy.

I decided to listen to my own advice and tackle a larger project. I have no idea why I had this much red jersey in my stash, but it's been there for years. I am going to blame it on a shopping therapy session during college. I used well over 2 yards and still have about a yard left. I modified a pattern in my stash, yay I used a pattern! I have about a dozen patterns and have only used a few of them.

I conveniently decided to leave the skirt edge raw because I ran out of thread right when I finished the tops hem. Overall very happy with it, now it just needs to warm up.

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6  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by lady4feet on: March 04, 2014 02:30:50 PM
I love the fabric too. I actually bought it a few years ago to make my Mom a laptop cozy, with an extra yard or so because I liked it so much, so now all of her tech covers will match Smiley

When I went to go box everything up I decided my Dad gift card was way to boring so I crafted up a little envelope with some paper scraps.

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7  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by lady4feet on: March 04, 2014 10:57:59 AM
fishstix43 that really sucks hope it's not for very long.

Have done a small amount of stash busting (I really need to work on larger projects, lol).

First a kindle cover for my Mom, it is a very late christmas gift. She asked for one but with a pocket for her charger and cables and I had a huge brain let down and made a little tiny pocket. I didn't want to rip the entire thing apart so I put the project aside for a few weeks in disgust. Then *light bulb* I can make the pocket removable! So I picked off the old pocket and added it to a larger pocket which she can take off and on as needed. Everything but the elastic was from my stash.

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I have been working on some little guys for work. I work at a small zoo and we set up a booth to sell little items for conservation at big events. The flamingos are for that and the elephant is for my Mom, also a late gift it accompanies a donation to the elephant sanctuary.



I am currently working on some other little ami's for the conservation booth so hopefully I will have more to show soon.
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8  Re: OT Literary Thing and A Used Paperback Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by lady4feet on: February 09, 2014 05:36:13 PM
I receved my package last night from lady4feet! She made me a lovely necklace with Alice-themed charms and the first book in A Series of Unfortunate Events. She picked the book based on my interest in the genres: "extremely competent characters", "jerks who get away with it because they're competent", and "beautiful writing". I have read it before (good try though!) but I liked it and I'm glad to have a copy. Smiley It's my own fault for working in a bookstore so long.

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Thanks lady4feet! It's always a pleasure to swap with you. Smiley

Ahh man I was hoping you hadn't read it, I almost sent something else because it was so popular several years ago but I wanted to send a book that I loved. I have read the series several times and I think I like it more each time. Since they are easy reads it's a great way to kill a lazy day.

Everyone's tiny items are wonderful! The beaded bracelet is amazing!!

My wonderful package from dontneedaclassroom contained an adorable little hoopla, some pins and a highly recommended The Phoenix Guards, she even made a Vinn Diagram of why this book will be wonderful for me, lol. I'm excited to start it, I attempted to at lunch today but my coworkers kept making me be social. Don't they know I have books to read? My hoopla is beautifully stitched "Don't Panic" on a piece of towel  Cheesy

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Close up of the stitching because she did such an awesome job


Thank you for being such a thoughtful partner again dontneedaclassroom, I love my little hoopla.

 

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9  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by lady4feet on: January 31, 2014 07:20:48 AM
I made a cat bed today and used up some fabric I've had for about 7 years and some poly-fil! Unfortunately it turned out a little too small, but it was easy to make and I've got a TON of poly-fil and fabric to use.

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Here is my jerk cat, not using it, but laying next to it.

Last time I made my cats a bed they did the same thing! I'm rather reluctant to try again even though they would be the obvious choice for some of "extra" fabric taking up my room.

Finally got some destashing projects done for this year. A recon, the original shirt had a small hole and had gotten a bit too snug so I made it into a tank and added some side panels. The blue is from a failed stenciling project years ago.



Had quite a bit of the blue left so I redid some flip flops (I hate flip flops!! I always trip in them but my Mom sent me a pair because I was living on the beach this past summer).



Although I only got two shirts out of my space it feels good to be chipping away at the disaster that has overcome my crafting area.
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10  Re: Discworld Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by lady4feet on: December 13, 2013 05:08:05 PM
I'm very excited to say that I have received from both of my partners, and they are both awesome! Unfortunately my pictures are not that awesome, I get home after all the sun is gone.

Yesterday from dontneedaclassroom I got a plaque/message board, two adorable figures and some origami flowers. The flowers were going to be a hat pin (via Vimes) but she didn't think it would be structurally sound.

Front of plaque, with a quote from Death. I love the lettering and the little crystal touch on the stand.  


And the coolest part. The back is made of corkboard and has crisscross ribbons to also hold things.


Death and Susan figures. She left the back blank so I can make them into either magnets or tacks, I'm torn about what to make them into. The little origami flowers are all in a little box.


Thank you dontneedaclassroom. I love everything.

Today from myloveasdeep, I received some wonderful wall art. A portrait of Death, a Hogswatch sign, some pins and a the card from her is in the style of Deaths Hogswatch card.

Deaths portrait. I opened my package and exclaimed "oh look at Death! He's adorable!" my MIL gave me a look and told me "you girls are odd ones".


Hogswatch sign. I don't have any holiday decorations up yet so this is putting my house in a festive spirit.


Pins and card. The pins read "but as frontiers go, it's pretty penultimate", "Vetinari for tyrant", "Property of: Unseen University Athletics", ""where the hell is Muntab?""exactly"".


Thank you myloveasdeep! Everything is definitely my style, can't wait to get the art on the walls Smiley

I feel so spoiled. I'm so glad I went with two partners Smiley Thank you both again!!
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