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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Oh, The Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss nursery mural on: June 10, 2009 04:07:02 PM
another post from me Smiley I asked my son who is now 11 what his ideas would be for a theme room for a young boy...these arent MY ideas, BUT my sons  Cool!! Here are his ideas =

Space theme - stars, planets, aliens and such
Star Wars theme - either new star wars or the old school
A historical period - Like ancient Greece (he just studied ancient Greece so he is really digging this theme, which might be better for an "older" child. Medieval is also a fun suggestion (my idea) include a dragon and some knights...be careful it doesn't end up tooo princess like.
A science theme - make him brainy with loads of cool science type things (LOL, I would have given an example but he couldnt think of one)
Math theme - lots of math formulas
Robot theme - all silver and with flashing buttons, could be the cool old 50s style or something more modern.
The World - get one of those huge whole wall maps and cover an entire wall in a world map, it makes for endless hours of learning about the world we live in.
Jungle theme - exotic trees, monkeys and parrots

of course there are all the "lame" normal commercial ideas as well like - race car, trains, army, cowboys and Indians, and superheros. Personally I find some of those kinda offensive and pigeonholing as far as what boys are "suppose" to like and what they aren't...but that's just my opinion on it and its certainly not my room.

Best of luck Smiley This is fun!!



2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Oh, The Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss nursery mural on: June 09, 2009 07:58:35 PM
what a fab room Smiley

Along the lines of a previous idea - under the sea!! We did this in my sons room when he hit the big boy stage BUT the twist was that we painted one wall blue, in a swirly kinda way with just a few touches of white and darker blues. It was super subtle but really kinda gave it some depth. THEN we invited all our friends over (no kids) told them to wear some ratty old clothing and then they each painted one under water thing each. The people who felt they were not artistic did rocks at the bottom of the sea and things like kelp and "easy" stuff like that. My other more ambitious friends did a merboy (she even made him look like my son) and lots of colorful fish. I borrowed a ton of childrens books at the library in ocean and water themes so people could use them for ideas! It made for a really special mural and an amazing party. We had snacks and drinks downstairs so that people could take turns working on the mural...there wasnt really enough room for everyone to be painting at the same time. I wish I had  a picture to post with it...but alas I cant seem to find a single one.

Best of luck Smiley
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Shrubbery?! Spamalot Costumes (IMG: Big Boned) on: June 09, 2009 03:27:16 PM
OMG this is soooo freakn cool Smiley I totally hit "this rocks" cause well it totally does...very creative and I love the jumping shot...made me giggle! I would like to think that back in HS my friends and I would have done something this cool...we didnt...but...well...ok....nevermind.

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: dull, boring thrift table into snazzy serger table! on: May 03, 2009 06:16:38 PM
what a fab job you did with the desk/table Smiley Happy serging!!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: scarves into a blanket! on: May 03, 2009 06:01:58 PM
yea, that totally makes sense Smiley LOL once I read what you wrote I was like "DOH" sooooo obvious! LOL

Gah yea it must be hard to live in a town without a big fabric store, I have two small indi fabric stores very close to where I live and a JA about 20 min away...sooooo for sure I feel very lucky in the fabric store area of life.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: scarves into a blanket! on: May 03, 2009 03:21:40 PM
OHHHHHH super duper cute, even if you are supporting super evil WalMart Sad I love the colors and how nice it looks with your sheets. I actually am planning on doing a similar project, but for a picnic blanket. I have never dealt with anything so large before, is it hard to work your sewing machine when you have so much fabric to the right of the needle?HuhHuh

Thanks
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Blue and Pink Baby Shower on: May 03, 2009 09:23:12 AM
OHHhhh looks like a totally great party Smiley I love the happy colors and the food looks super yummy! The cupcake cake is amazingly beautiful and I am sure tasted amazing....my only feedback, next time dont use disposable plates and cups....BAD BAD for the earth Sad I think you could have stayed within theme and used your regular dishes, if they clashed in color just add more of the theme colors and it will kinda balance things out.

PS I love that your friend doesnt know the sex of the baby, I didnt either when I had my little person....its not a common thing to do these days, so props to your friend
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two Birds, A Tree and Some Purple - Yippie! on: May 02, 2009 08:57:17 PM
Sooooo super cool Smiley I looked at your usual trees and I think I like this one much better! I would have made the tree trunk just the slightest big longer and the roots a tiny bit shorter....besides that I really think its amazingly awsome!!!!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Prom Dress- Remade from Ugly Corset- Pic Heavy. : ) on: May 02, 2009 08:32:04 PM
WOW, I think this might be one of the most amazing outfits I have seen on Craftster Cheesy You, and your assistant hehehehe, did a superb job and everything looks so perfect together.......deep sigh, I wish I could have worn this to my prom....LOL like 15 years ago!!! I know it would be outside my budget BUT gah I would love to buy this off ya....it really is that freakn amazing!!!!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Rain induced Recon on: May 02, 2009 08:23:08 PM
OH super duper cute Smiley AND it doesnt look like you just put something on the hoddie to hid what was under it...so good job! I picked up a hoddie super similiar to yours, at the park a few weeks ago, and was planning on something similar....since its raining here this week, as well, I think I might get busy....thanks for the great example
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