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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: one tree hill shirt. on: January 12, 2008 03:33:05 PM
One Tree Hill = my favorite show ever.  You did a great job, looks just like Peyton's shirt Smiley
12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Loved One in the Military Swap Round 2! on: January 11, 2008 05:11:00 AM
Haha, looking at the swap questionnaires, everyone but me lives in the same state!  Two of you even live in the same city!!  Looks like we're all mostly army too!

Still hoping to get more people, 9 days left of signups! Smiley

If it's my city that would be exciting since I know NO ONE here and NEED friends Wink
13  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Loved One in the Military Swap Round 2! on: January 10, 2008 06:31:55 PM
I sent my questionaire in .. this will be my first swap (hopefully!)
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: New Military Swap? on: January 06, 2008 10:50:02 AM
I would definitely be in .. proud Army wife here Smiley
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: For My Grandmother on: December 30, 2007 07:35:55 AM
That is beautiful, and I am so sorry for your loss. I call my grandma Nanny too and she raised me mostly as well.  Nanny's are wonderful people.
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: I love my Poppet Swap on: December 29, 2007 02:34:29 PM
Oh I would love this .. I have been dying for a Poppet and would love to make clothes/furniture in exchange for one .. Can't wait to get started!!!
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Three black & white plushies! panda, tiger & bunny! on: December 29, 2007 01:28:53 PM
Ok I love the tiger & panda plushies but I can't help thinking how WONDERFUL they would be as hats!!!
18  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Sparkle the Winter Mouse Poppet (Image Ridiculous) on: December 19, 2007 07:54:37 AM
Oh gosh I love this .. every Poppet I see just makes me want one more and more .. anyone want to make me one in a personal swap? Tongue   *Offers up first born* Wink
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Some recently finished projects [Slightly Image Heavy] on: December 15, 2007 11:45:45 AM
Thank you Smiley  I think I'll keep them Wink
20  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Wall Letters :) on: December 14, 2007 04:18:52 PM
Using thankyoulocust's WONDERFUL tutorial I completed these in about 2 hours or less last night for the 2 year old's room:



Which will be going in that glaring blank spot above her bed you see here:



Now keep in mind I am a complete crafting idiot most times with anything non-crocheted, so there were some issues I had.  And for those that are like me, I present:

Things I Learned The Hard Way

It is near impossible to find any scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby that has butterflies on it.  Or any combination of yellow/purple on the same paper.  You can, however, still find plenty of Halloween scrapbook paper in the middle of December.  Good to know.

Really, really, REALLY take your time laying down the paper on the letter after you modge podge.  That stuff sticks well, air bubbles love to pop up on curvy letters (such as S's) and you after spending 20 minutes trying to coax the paper up slowly and/or somehow smooth out the now present air bubble, you will start berating your husband over his choice of children's names and how many "S's" are in them.  Then you will attempt to mask the air bubbles with painted circles (See the first "S" in picture)

When smoothing down the edges with your finger .. don't run it speedily across the edge thinking it will save time.  You will give yourself one heck of a paper cut and spend the next two hours whining about it to anyone that will listen, including the cats.

Rub-on ANYTHING is the devil.  Especially "stickers".

When they tell you to use the acrylic sealing spray in a well-ventilated area .. they're not kidding.

Good luck! Cheesy
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