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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to turn this into shabby chic? on: October 07, 2011 08:19:53 PM
What if you spray the metal bits cream and then distress/chip them?  As well you could strip the wood bits and refinish them to an oaky colour  (kinda like this http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KG7xrNfNVFs/ToqloN5LZkI/AAAAAAAALyE/YFOeXdripm4/s1600/DSC_0230.JPG).  I would also add some sort of floral round cushions to the seats - the type that tie onto the backs.  Those are the best ideas I can think of - unfortunately you're starting quite a way away from the look you want to finish with.  Good luck!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My First Afghan! on: August 26, 2011 02:31:24 PM
This is really a wonderful blanket!  I have made a few granny square quilts/Afghans, but nothing as swanky as this!  Might have to give a sampler style blanket like this a go!  You've inspired me Smiley
3  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: AUGUST Granny-A-Day 08/01-08/31/2011 on: August 20, 2011 09:59:39 PM
I used this tutorial for joining: http://www.wardi.dk/2009/06/granny-square-joining-tutorial.html
I like it although you do have to do some light blocking to get everything square at the end
4  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: AUGUST Granny-A-Day 08/01-08/31/2011 on: August 19, 2011 02:18:57 PM
Cool bag Smiley

Here's the granny quilt made with that big old stack of grannies I posted before:


I really love this joining method.  Quick, easy, adds interest and extra size!  YAY Smiley
5  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: AUGUST Granny-A-Day 08/01-08/31/2011 on: August 13, 2011 07:33:26 PM
I haven't been doing a granny a day...in fact, yesterday I made 7 grannies!  Here's my stack of 20 ready to be made into a blanket:

I made a very similar blanket for my own daughter last month and this one is for an order.  I will post photos of the completed blanket when I'm finished weaving in ends and joining.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice on restoring a 1918 maple dresser on: August 11, 2011 10:18:39 PM
Not sure how you're going with this, but if you're still looking for inspiration check out http://www.paintmewhite.com/ 
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for recrafting these drawer pulls? on: August 11, 2011 10:13:34 PM
I'm not sure about the rest of your decor, but check out http://www.paintmewhite.com/  This lady paints a lot of furniture with fabulous results and you just might get some inspiration.  Also, I agree with the suggestion of filling the holes and sanding the drawer fronts so that you can use whatever hardware you choose.
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Over 30 Geezer Swap Round 4 (signups June 23 - July 4 / send by Sept 15) on: July 05, 2011 04:59:15 PM
I missed it....damn alzheimers...and too many other commitments at the moment...next round, I tell ya...if I'm still around...at this age you don't plan too far into the future Wink
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Steampunk Jacket on: June 27, 2011 09:25:37 PM
amaze-balls!  this is super fantastic!
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Over 30 Geezer Swap Round 4 (signups June 23 - July 4 / send by Sept 15) on: June 24, 2011 10:11:45 PM
Oooh...what an irresistible looking swap!  Like many others, I'm not sure about 5 things I'd be super at but I'm sure if I think about it they will come to me Smiley

Now, I hope I don't get alzheimers and forget to fill out my questionnaire!
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