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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Small Pops, Huge Difference (Covering Faceplates) on: July 02, 2012 09:35:20 AM
Those are amazing and the edges look so good!

Thanks! The edges are all about the cuts and folds you make. Clean cuts + Clean folds = Clean edges. You just have to watch using thicker paper, because it tends to slightly tear. Kind of a pain, but once you clear coat them, you can hardly tell.
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Resin + A few others on: July 02, 2012 12:24:04 AM
I've been playing with resin a lot lately, and with mixing in other things. I found that if you mix acrylic glow in the dark paint into it, it'll glow and the paint won't wear off. Cheesy And that makes me happy!
So I made glow in the dark earrings and a ring. Cheesy

Things just sort of went from there...

The sprinkles heart is actually a pin now, and being worn by one of my friends.

Then I wanted to try some wire work.

Originally, it was going to be a necklace pendant, but I wasn't entirely happy with the outcome (the beads were taken from a few wine markers that weren't being used ^.^) so I put it onto a keychain.

Then tonight, while I should've been sleeping, earrings happened. I just can't take a break from crafting!

The beads were made from polymer clay. They were strung onto 20g wire, then the end of the wire was wrapped into a spiral and the feathers were glued into it. I'm still just "eh" on them, but that's what crafting is all about, right? Cheesy

Thanks for letting me share!
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Small Pops, Huge Difference (Covering Faceplates) on: July 02, 2012 12:15:46 AM
Thanks! The first 2 sets are in my living room and kitchen. It REALLY makes a difference in the kitchen especially, contrasting to the white tile backsplash.
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Small Pops, Huge Difference (Covering Faceplates) on: July 01, 2012 07:09:38 PM
Thank you! Yep, I used scrap paper. It was way cheaper for me and I love the crisp corners.
YES! You can DEFINITELY use fabric! I'm assuming you'd have to use a better adhesive than Mod Podge, but you could definitely do it! There's tutes all on Pinterest with doing it on scrap paper, and I wrote one that followed through the process on my blog. You should definitely give it a try!
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Small Pops, Huge Difference (Covering Faceplates) on: July 01, 2012 06:47:18 PM
In the past 24 hours, I've covered 16 faceplates for outlets and light switches. I think I'm Mod Podged out for a good while, but the subtle bits are really helping our (work in progress fixer upper of a) house come somewhat together.
Thanks for letting me share!

16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Newborn Photography Props on: June 09, 2012 08:00:22 PM
What sweet pods. Perhaps now you've got the hang of it, that blanket won't be too far away.

Thanks! That's what I'm hoping! Cheesy
17  COOKING / Dessert / Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Sans Eggs :) on: June 09, 2012 01:33:14 PM
I've been trying and trying and TRYING to find a way to eat some cookie dough without eggs. I've tried a lot of things, but they all turned out so floury and disgusting. But - I GOT IT!

It's SUPER easy. Just brown sugar, butter, flour, vanilla, and chocolate chips. I'm not sure how well they'd bake, but they make a GREAT dessert and the kids loved 'em. Husband too, lol.

Thanks for looking!
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Newborn Photography Props on: June 08, 2012 07:39:51 PM
I bought some Lionbrand Homespun yarn on a whim some months back (er...February) expecting to make a blanket. That didn't happen. It kept unraveling on me and just all out making me OH SO MAD. I grounded the yarn and it stayed in my craft room. And it stayed and stayed and stayed up until recently.
I found a pattern online for a newborn cocoon/egg bowl/etc. It has a lot of names, but the pattern maker used the Lionbrand Homespun. I figured I could give it a shot and get it destashed and then complain to the husband that my yarn stash is depleting and I need more (hehehe). Much to my shock and awe, it actually WORKED! I crocheted with it!

And then..I fell inlove with it. Ugh. I had to have more. It was just so soft and so pretty and...I needed more. So I got more. And I cursed at myself over and over because there was just no way it would work out again.
I ended up finding another pattern, this time for a stork pouch. And, WTF? It worked AGAIN!

And now? Now I need more yarn. I want to make things that work with this yarn and maybe, eventually, I'll get my soft, cozy blanket. *sigh* One can dream, right?

Thanks for letting me share!
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: First Crochet Project EVAR. >.< on: March 26, 2012 09:18:16 AM
Thanks, everyone. Smiley I really appreciate the feedback.

I love the colors! It looks so nice! I want to invest in some of this yarn. It looks thick and warm as well! Nice job.

Honestly, I Love This Yarn! is my favorite acrylic yarn right now. It's decently priced, comes in a great amount of colors, and it's pretty soft. I made some fingerless gloves with it and they're soooo warm and cozy on my wrists!
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: First Crochet Project EVAR. >.< on: March 20, 2012 12:27:16 PM
Thank you, everyone! I'm really excited with how it turned out. And you're right, it's not typically the colors you'd imagine for a baby. Also, it's pretty big for a baby blanket, my bad lol. But I like that she'll be able to use it for a good while. It would even work for my 5 year old stepdaughter >.<. I didn't realize how big it was going to be until I finished it. I need to pay a bit more attention lol.

My ex and I are friendly towards eachother because it's best for our kids. We aren't best friends by any means, but we do still talk, and I've talked occasionally with his wife. I know that a lot of people will see it as weird that I'm making this little girl something, but she'll always be a part of my daughters' lives, so she'll always (kind of) be a part in my life. I just hope they don't see it as weird or unusual.
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