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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / What old hands can make... a pipe ball game! on: May 17, 2012 02:51:22 AM

In a retirement home people love to play games, so I challenged some occupants to help me with making a pipe ball game! I wanted to give them something to be proud of (they made it themselves) and something durable (it's a structure that can be used outdoors). Supplies we needed: drainpipe, stick-on numbers (I used plastic tape), plastic ties, sand paper, spray paint, a saw, a jig and a drill.  An inspiration to make one yourself you can find here: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20397698,00.html

First I asked my grandpa to build the jig, in that way we could saw the pipes in a straight and 30 cut. Thanks grandpa!

Then we could cut the pieces...

We drilled the holes and sanded the borders...


Some spray-paint...

And after assembling the pieces...

Ready to try out! :-)
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Smarties? *Buttons into ear studs* on: December 28, 2011 10:34:02 AM
Yes, mostly the back came of with normal scissors. Then I rubbed them over a bit of sand paper.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / painted shell earrings on: December 28, 2011 10:26:10 AM






Simple but effective: shells + nail polish + hot glue :-)

Shell-jewelry can be, in my opinion, a bit old fashioned... A bit of colour brings back the interest.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Smarties? *Buttons into ear studs* on: December 28, 2011 10:09:20 AM




They do look smart. Old buttons into ear studs.
I've made a whole bunch of them. Enough to dress an army.
(Alright then, a girly army) :-D
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Stone earstuds on: July 22, 2010 07:34:04 AM
In the woods, just 15 minutes away with my bike, I discovered an old layer of sand full of silex-stones. I felt very childish (but so what) I collected a LOT :-) The smallest stones I used to make these earrings. I had so much that it didn't take long to make nice pairs.

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Stone pot on: July 22, 2010 07:18:33 AM
In the woods, just 15 minutes away with my bike, I discovered an old layer of sand full of silex-stones. I felt like a small child collecting them! Then I took my glue gunnnn and had lots of funnnnn :-)




Thanks for taking a peep!
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / sock boy on: January 02, 2010 02:56:38 PM
It was the 24Th of DEC afternoon and I didn't had a gift jet for my little nephew Huh So I hurried myself to make this little guy, composed out of 5 socks, "sock boy"!


I love how he turned out, very soft and cuddly  Wink I wish you all a very crafty 2010 X
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Hi Ho! Kermit the Frog, here! on: January 02, 2010 02:36:51 PM
Looks great!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / new lining and paint for a vintage bag / glitter alert :-) on: October 28, 2009 05:01:25 AM
One or two years ago I bought leather paint on eBay. After I tried it out, I immediately bought another six packages  Smiley You just rub the paint in like you would do with shoe polish. This is what I did with a blue buttersoft leather banana bag
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Originally it was also a darkblue bag, but over the years the colour faded. Here is a picture to see the difference:
The previous lining was completely worn out. I took out the zipper and reused it with a glitter fabric. Wait a minute => I am so not a glitter girl!
But this time I had fun using it, well hidden as a lining... Also I found the fabric in a Christmas decoration box, it was meant to cover the bottom of the tree Tongue Roll Eyes
It is a mix between gold and silver. It makes me smile secretly  Wink
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / frog cat door on: October 20, 2009 05:52:37 AM
Frogs and cats: such a cute combination!
I wanted a cat door in my new apartment to keep my own door closed and - in this way - the cold outside. See topic to understand more about the apartment http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319994.0
You can see there's a large blue beam behind the frog's mouth. It's about 4 metres (13 feet) high, so their way out is very exclusive  Smiley The beam leads towards a big window with complete garden-overview.
Here are my kitties using it:
And this is how it looks in the room, for size reference:
I love how it turned out, my apartment is really not finished yet but it's nice to feel it's all coming together slowly  Smiley
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