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1  Woodburned Cigar box in Completed Projects by pinokeeo on: December 13, 2015 11:27:00 PM
So, I've been working on Christmas gifts and this is probably the most ambitious project of the year for me.  I took an old wooden cigar box that had black paint on it, and partially sanded the top.  Then I burned this pattern on it, most of which is free-handed.  Finished it off with several coats of polyurethane.  This is a special gift for a very special friend.

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2  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: December 13, 2015 11:22:17 PM
So, I've been working on Christmas gifts and this is probably the most ambitious project of the year for me.  I took an old wooden cigar box that had black paint on it, and partially sanded the top.  Then I burned this pattern on it, most of which is free-handed.  Finished it off with several coats of polyurethane.  This is a special gift for a very special friend.

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3  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap! in The Swap Gallery by pinokeeo on: December 09, 2015 11:21:42 PM
So, I received from my partner, Teag, a couple of days ago.  I waited until she had received to open my packages.  I have been royally spoiled.

Warning: pic heavy post.

First, my stocking.  I think this is my new favorite.  I love the colors and the design.  It even has my name embroidered on it.



Then, there were a lot of edibles.  Mostly different chocolates.  I sampled a little, but most of it is tucked for emergencies. Smiley



Then, more edibles and store-bought items.  My favorite cookies, shortbread, some awesome tea that I haven't tried yet.  Coloring pencils and a pouch, index cards, a bell, giant clothespin, a beautiful crystal, a couple of vintage pens for my collection, and she even got me a sewing kit.  I don't know how to sew, so I guess I'm going to learn.



The handmades:  A journal that I can decorate as I please, with many pages for my thoughts, some coloring pages that she created, a couple of moon and stars plaques, and....



...A couple of my very favorite items.  A handpainted wooden box with my name on it.  I'll be able to keep my treasures in this.


A couple of Pinocchio heads.  I adore these and will have them on my tree very soon.



And the most amazing items, four small globes that will fit very nicely in my miniature house.  Folks, these are less than one inch high, and I love them.



Thank you, Teag for an awesome swap.

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4  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 11 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by pinokeeo on: October 11, 2015 07:26:08 AM
Here's some inspiration for you.  This was the 2007 stocking swap recap.  Reposting just for you to look at.



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5  Leather Wedding Tunic in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by pinokeeo on: September 14, 2015 06:20:08 PM
A sneak preview.  My wedding tunic.  The light blue is goatskin and the brown is buffalo.  I used glass pony beads.

The top of the tunic is sewn and from the sleeves down it is tied in the traditional style of indian dress.  All of the fringe was cut by hand.


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6  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: September 14, 2015 06:17:27 PM
A sneak preview.  My wedding tunic.  The light blue is goatskin and the brown is buffalo.  I decided not to use the seed bead work that I had done.  It did not go well with what I was trying to do.  I used glass pony beads instead.

The top of the tunic is sewn and from the sleeves down it is tied in the traditional style of indian dress.  All of the fringe was cut by hand.


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7  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: September 13, 2015 11:59:03 AM
Ok, here are a few of my table centerpieces.  I am only showing part of them. 






These are not hard to make.  You can spray paint the cedar cones in as many colors as you wish.  Some of them were sprayed twice to look like variegated roses.  You need to put a spot of glue on the back in the middle to hold them together and to hold a flower stem in them.  Then wrap them with floral tape and they are ready to be used.

The feathers were all from our neighbors and friends.  We put the word out that we needed feathers and we got them from all over.

The driftwood bases were from the beach.  They have a finish on them and have been drilled to accept the flowers and feathers.  They are just hot glued together.


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8  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: September 12, 2015 09:21:05 PM
The countdown continues.  A few more completed items.

Flowers.  These are cedar cone roses.  185 to be exact.  At this point they have all been incorporated into floral arrangements with feathers and driftwood.  I don't have pics of the completed arrangements yet.




Leather gift bags.  There are 52 bags in these baskets and they will be given to every guest.




Santa.  This is a segmented piece, meaning that it was cut from one piece of wood, painted different colors, glued back together and a finish added.  This is a gift for one of our hosts.








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9  Gourd art in Completed Projects by pinokeeo on: September 10, 2015 02:19:42 PM
I made a gourd bowl for a member of our wedding party.  It is dyed with shoe polish, sealed, carved and sealed inside and out.  Then pine needles and a couple of feathers were added.



Hope you like it.
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10  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by pinokeeo on: September 10, 2015 08:07:04 AM
Ok, latest project.  This is a gift for a member of our wedding party.  This gourd was dyed with shoe polish and a fixative, then carved and sealed inside and out, then pine needles and feathers were added.  Hope you like it.



Nine days to wedding.  We are in a flurry.
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