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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Shiny New Craftroom in Red and Turquoise!!! (Image Heavy) on: July 23, 2008 03:15:50 PM
AAAGH - i am so jealous i can barely type!  Grin I have just begun to create my very own craft room... and i fear it won't be nearly as lovely as yours!  Mine's so much smaller and i don't have as much cool stuff...   Cry  But you certainly give me something to strive for!

It really is a fabulously incredible room - congratulations and GREAT job to you and the hubby!!!!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: what do you DO with your finished crafts? on: July 23, 2008 01:27:28 PM
well, i have been giving this a lot of thought since i posted it, even though i haven't responded again.  I have been feeling pretty un-fulfilled and un-inspired and un-satisfied with certain aspects of my life lately (mostly my job because i am so bored i want to stab my eyes out, but that is a completely different story!).  But i notice that when i am doing my crafts, i don't feel that way.  In fact, i feel accomplished and excited and inspired and fulfilled and HAPPY. 

So i talked my lovely fiance into letting me use our spare room as my craft room!  He was totally cool with the idea, and i don't know why i never thought to ask before now.  I guess it was the 'practical' part of me again.   Roll Eyes  Up to this point in our 2 br condo, it has really just been a combo guest room/place to hide junk when people come to dinner! 

I am in the process of converting it now - adding shelves and organizing and such.  But i have realized, i guess it is not really so important WHAT i do with my finished projects, it is the projects themselves that keep me sane!!!!! 

So thanks to you all.  I hope to get everything ready in the next few weeks - and hopefully you will see many more of my posts in the "finished projects" sections! 
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: from 2006 les paul to retro rockin' rockabilly guitar! (pic heavy) on: July 09, 2008 09:43:17 AM
this is gorgeous!  i love guitars.  i don't play, though i really want to learn, just so i can buy and collect them...    Roll Eyes Sad, i know - but there is just something inherently sexy about a 'vintage' looking guitar.  Great Job! 
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Dog Carrier! on: July 07, 2008 11:49:19 AM
wow - that bag looks great.  very professional!

and Bob is awesome.   Grin
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / what do you DO with your finished crafts? on: July 04, 2008 02:42:18 PM
I am a strange combination of a woman, i suppose.  I have this insane urge to do all things crafty, but i am also extremely "practical". Roll Eyes  As we live in a condo, i tend to only make crafts that serve a purpose, because even though there are a TON of things i want to try - like the resin bottlecaps and domino necklaces and etched glassware and record bowls and decoupage boxes and screenprinting and misc. paper projects... you get the picture!  I just don't know where to put them or what to do with them when i am done. 

So what do you guys do?  I mean, there are only so many household items i can make and we are running out of wall space for the various hanging items, and i am up to my eyeballs in craft supplies that i buy (because i can't resist) but put off using because i don't know what to do with the finished product!   Grin 
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Etched wedding gift (aka procrastinators of the world unite...) on: July 04, 2008 02:10:45 PM
They look great - you give me hope, since i bought etching cream about 6 months ago and haven't gotten around to trying it yet!    Cheesy
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: crafty "art" - what is mine lacking? on: July 04, 2008 08:33:37 AM
thanks everyone - i was kind of not expecting many replies, as i forgot about it being July 4! 

I am liking the suggestion of the diluted paint to have a sort of transparent wash for the whole thing.  That may be exactly what i was looking for.  What colour though?  I wonder how a dark bronze sort of look would work - give it a bit of metallic shimmer without being too in-your-face??  I am going to try that and see how it looks. 
If it still needs something, i may also try the suggestion of connecting the pieces - maybe painting a line or using some other sort of something - "rockish" ribbon, string, old cassette tape, broken guitar strings, etc.  hmmm... that just gives me a whole bunch of other ideas - like cracked pieces of cd's. 
And no, the songs don't all really have a theme - just songs that we really like, or have really cool or personally significant lyrics.  Some are misunderstood lyrics that became an inside joke between us.  Roll Eyes 

Imagine - I love the other thread you linked to - but i am just not that artistically talented! 

Anyway, i am rambling now - thanks again for the tips.  i will definitely post it as a finished work once i get it all done! 


P.S -
 Grin thelastkodama - someone else who loves Cowboy Mouth! I lived in New Orleans for several years.  NO ONE in Canada knows them, and i have to force my fiance to listen to them (and Jimmy Buffett!) - but they remind me of my first true love.  (N.O the city - not a man!  Cheesy)
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: A full, delicious, 6.5 feet of cupcakes and cheesecake! on: July 03, 2008 09:41:44 PM
that may be the most awesome wedding DIY i have ever seen! 
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / crafty "art" - what is mine lacking? on: July 03, 2008 09:38:54 PM
Ok, i think this is the best place to post this, so please bare with me... My fiance and i wanted a really big art piece for our dining room, but we don't have thousands of dollars to spend on a custom piece.  We are really into music, and while I don't really consider myself an artist, i had this in my mind as something i really wanted to do.   

It is a HUGELY massive canvas (5 ft x 3 ft) that i have painted in sort of a marbley kind of background.  I'm not sure how the colours will show on your monitors, but it is a dark peacock teal with splashes and splotches of black, olive green, dark brown, gold, and an iridescent pearly aqua colour.  I printed out a bunch of song lyrics in different fonts and 'antiqued' them and put them haphazardly on the canvas.

So... i like it ok, but i feel like it is missing something.  Do any of you have any suggestions?  (I am an amateur 'artist' at best - no training and no concept of art techniques - but i am willing to try anything given instruction!!)

Thanks so much!!!



10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: just call me Martha - dining room chairs on: September 12, 2007 01:43:48 PM
thanks everyone!

the fabric came from the local fabric store - Fabricland (in Canada - surely Joanne's or somewhere like that would have it as well!) 
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