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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Half Bath to Wunderkammer project on: Today at 04:34:46 PM
Please note: Ludi's husband now lives under her armpit  Cheesy

I have been following this thread for it's entirety. It is fun watching the transformation and work-in-progress. I think you guys are doing a great job!

~T
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Octopus Pajama Eater Nommed My Dog on: April 17, 2015 05:37:29 PM
I love the fabrics and colors chosen. It makes the pajama eater look realistic, as planned. And the eyes are really super.
I don't know what NSFW means  Roll Eyes But I love the pajama idea, too. I will bet this stuffy looks great on your little friends bed.
And the doggies are cute.

~T
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2015 on: April 13, 2015 09:02:52 AM
This sounds like fun! I now "get" the rules of this swap, so here goes.

*SWAP SIGN-UP*

My name is stillatthetop
I am joining Fabric Art Journal pages Round 4
I have two partners. One wishes for 'Fire' theme, the other for 'Ice'.
Due May 22

 Grin I should have my camera installed and figured out to post things by then.

~T
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Use What You Have Swap Round 2 - Gallery on: April 08, 2015 03:32:31 PM
you are oh, so welcome ceemonster...here is my gush for your package:

Jewelry is her go-to craft. I wear very little of it. I am tom-boy and homebody. She took this into account and made me the most beautiful wire nest with pearl eggs. How did she know that I have admired them on here??? She kept the 'chain' as a simple black cording. I will definitely wear this. It won't look out of place at the grocery with my jeans  Grin it was packaged in a pretty purple mesh drawstring bag.

She sent 3 ATCs. A cute hand drawn ghost {BOO}; another with music paper, zebra print, butterfly punches; and another butterfly punches card {with a larger butterfly jewelry finding...it is in her blood  Wink}

She decorated a small wooden birdhouse nic-nack with all kinds of birdy things. You guessed it...more jewelry kind of goodies. She must have a ton of those! she said this item took her a bit out of her comfort zone to create, but she did wonderful. I plan to display it in a centerpiece, so everyone can enjoy all sides of it, and touch it in that tactile way that everyone seems to like to do  Cheesy

And my favorite of her hand made items: a mini hoopla spider web with glow in the dark thread, and a wonderful wire {jewelry  Grin} spider dangling from a chain.

She also sent extras. An iron-on sparkly/diamonds dragonfly, georgeous satin {purple} fabric with brocade butterflies, ladybugs on leaves fabric, and of course..chocolate Sugar Babies for snack!

She must have stalked me well to learn my likes.  I hope she can post pictures of hers soon to the gallery so that you can all drool over my spoils. Now that new computer is working well, I will be hooking up this $75 Nikon camera thingie and learning how to use it.

~T

5  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15 on: April 08, 2015 03:22:04 PM
I received from ceemonster on April 4. My computer blew a mother board, and had to be rebuilt. I am back now  Grin

So my gush for the mighty ceemonster is now moved to gallery.

~T
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap discussion thread 2015 on: April 07, 2015 07:51:41 PM
My computer died, and I was not able to post here. Actually I forgot that I had this one outstanding. I posted to all my sends, though  Roll Eyes

blupaisan sent a wonderful ATC birdhouse. I have PMed those involved. Off to catch up some more.  Tongue

~T
7  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15 on: March 23, 2015 03:38:34 AM
Mine is finished and packaged, and will definitely send today  Grin I am totally pleased and happy with the fruits of my labour. I hope my partner agrees.

~T

ETA: Yup. it is postal. Expected delivery Thursday 3/26.
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with Wasp paper? on: March 22, 2015 02:01:13 AM
You will probably find interest in this:

http://tracieskarbo.blogspot.com/2011/03/wasp-paper-project.html

And this will let other members know we are not crazy. I collect wasp nests, too  Grin I never thought to use them like paper. I use paperbark from the tree, though, with a similar effect.

http://www.recorder.com/home/9449778-95/the-deckle-edge

Oh, I also found this:

http://www.ultimatepapermache.com/paper-mache-wasp-nest

Not completely on topic, but interesting all the same.

~T
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Medical Gauze on: March 22, 2015 01:45:44 AM
Thanks, steiconi. I Googled the ribbon flower idea and found a tutorial for some out of burlap or fabric.

Here: http://www.craftionary.net/making-flowers-with-fabric-burlap-tutorial

The burlap one looks like it might work for this.

I also like your idea about trying to shrink it. I don't think I would need to wash it, though {100% sterile}...maybe just a good dunk in a pot of boiling water. Then it would not be agitated too much. And I could do them in whole wrapped bundles.

I cut some today into a long strip for a swap project that I am working on. I need a thin mummy style ribbon wrap. I was careful not to stretch it, and I wrapped it immediately around some cardboard so I can control it better while I wrap it onto the item. It is double folded on the edge where I cut.

fray check product comes to mind for the frizzies, but it would take a gallon of that stuff just for this small project.  Cheesy I may experiment with my Mod Podge idea for this. Or just leave the strings. It will look more mummy-like.

Another idea I had was to zap it with some industrial hair spray. I use All Set Extra for some of my crafts. Like the kind they used on their bee hive hairdos in the 60's  Tongue

As soon as I get the item ready to wrap, I will update this post for what seemed to work {or not work}.

Thanks for your input. That is sent to ALL of you.

Oh, and the party streamers idea? Well, I keep a year-round Christmas tree now. And I added some gauze to it for the Halloween part when I also added my St. Patrick's Day stuff. It looks pretty good. I am thinking of dyeing it orange ombre.

I also wondered if I could make a valance/curtain for my office here, by just looping over strips and letting them dangle at the sides. There is just a mini-blind there now, and it does look a bit unfinished.

Thoughts just keep swirling every time I trip over this giant box. Eventually I will make it all go away.  Wink

~T
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 20, 2015 10:46:04 PM


This is a great, simple project to help our fine feathered friends build their new nests this spring. And use up some yarn scraps in the process. Well, not a lot of scraps, but maybe if you did a project with kids at school?

Here is a tutorial complete with cute little 4 year old {?} boy helping. And an additional bird seed project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaJlPj3Tw74

What I learned elsewhere is to use yarn less than 6" long..not up to the 8" she mentions. The little birdies can strangle on the strings while flying. You can also add dried grasses and straw in the bags. That way they can get those without being in danger near the ground {cats}. I use mesh onion bags like from the grocery store for mine. But most any kind of course netting will do. She mentions hers were from her crocus bulbs.

Does anyone else see the face in the image I shared? and her video that zooms in on it?

~T
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