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91  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 29 ENTRIES / Childhood Treasures Preserved in Children's Literary Hero Table...Dr. Seuss, etc on: July 02, 2008 08:47:21 PM
Ok...so here goes...My mother read to me a lot when I was a childso it only stands to reason that my childhood heroes were & still are the glorious authors and illustrators of childrens books.

Here is my table representing 4 of my favorites: Dr. Seuss & The Cat in the Hat, Maurice Sendak & Where the Wild Things Are, A. A. Milne & Winnie the Pooh, and Beatrix Potter & Peter Rabbit.

The legs of the table are carved from cedar posts and painted with acrylic paints & then sprayed with a clear coat to protect them.
 
The top of the table is home to all of my childhood treasuressome of which were thrown away by my mother during several of her cleaning raids in my room.and then secretly rescued from the trash. I remember her calling it my junk;). I still treasure itand get a warm fuzzy feeling when I look at the things inside.

The top of the table has an inlaid piece of .25 plexiglasswhich can be lifted out for adding future treasures.

Please let me know what you think...this is one of my most personal creations that I hold dearest to my heart...so comments are really appreciated! Thank you so much!




Top View:

Details of Legs:

Details of Junk/Treasure:


One of my very first softies...I think I was 9 or 10 when I made this little doggie:


My kids just love this! Its a great teaching tool for toddlersto pull up on, cruise around when learning to walk, they have improved their language skills by naming the things they see inside as well as their colors. When the little things are no longer choking hazardsIll let them play with the stuffmaybe! We'll see!  Cheesy

Thanks again for peeking at my creation!   Smiley
92  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Moonstruck...I heart Cher swap anyone? on: June 30, 2008 10:05:38 AM
Anytime that movie is on tv I have to stop what I'm doing and watch it!

Anyone else love Moonstruck like I do?  Grin
93  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Secret partner swap... on: June 30, 2008 10:04:00 AM
Just an idea ...like a secret santa...you know who you're crafting for ...but not who you'd be recieving from until package arrives. Pics of completed crafts could be posted as they are made to keep everyone guessing which one they might be recieving.

Sound like fun?  Wink
94  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial...kind of...for making resin pendants with butterflies inside... on: June 27, 2008 12:07:55 PM
Been seeing some folks here a little hesitant to try resin & thought I should share with everyone how I did it...so I made this easy peasy tutorial sheet.  Smiley

Proceed with caution...because it's addictive...you've been warned!  Wink
Enjoy!



Here are some of the others I made using the same method...and I must mention that Beadizzygrl tatted the gorgeous butterflies!  Grin
95  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / soldered glass crochet pendant... on: June 26, 2008 03:57:07 PM
This was inspired by my 'secret' partner for a swap...because someone loves to crochet...and now I have half a dozen different designs and can't stop...

Like knitting it's an addiction! Wink


I just crack myself up re reading that 'hooked on crocheting'...hah! God, somebody help me!  Roll Eyes
96  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Miss Muffett...now on a double sided apron...for ritapizza...very pic heavy on: June 24, 2008 10:54:59 AM
I made up the pattern for the apron...cut out the white part...transfered my artwork onto it via inkjet transfer paper...added some stabilizer to help it keep its shape...made about 4 yards of ruffle...sewed that on...as well as the neck ribbon...then sewed the whole thing to the contrasting fabric...right sides facing...turned it. Sewed on the ribbon tie at the waist as I stitched all around the edge. Wow...that was a mouthful!

Just thought I'd share the process...might not be the right way to make an apron...but I'd never made one before! Wink




My daughter had to get in on the photo opportunity...


Comments/questions are always welcome!  Wink
97  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / guess what? It IS possible to solder resin-New 'Men in Black' Tribute with stars on: June 21, 2008 11:16:26 AM
Felt just a little experimental this morning and thought I'd give this a try...

Just took 2 pieces of molded resin & put them together & soldered them...very carefully...because resin can melt and burn and all that yuck if you're not too careful.  Undecided

I did it with a crappy burnt out tip on the iron too...and absolutely love how it came out.  Grin

Whatcha think? I'm definitely going to do more...its a full-fledged addiction now!



I must apologize for crappy photos...but the camera just wouldn't focus with all those sparkles sending the lens into a tizzy!
98  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / For MissDisney Only...not to look at...but to have...double sided disney pendant on: June 19, 2008 08:06:53 PM
This is a double sided pendant...first side has Mickey & Minnie...other side is Donald & Daisy. I made this before I burnt out my soldering tool doing the clover for my mom's friend.  Wink

Oh well...hakuna matata!




I only make these (Disney themed anything) for friends and family...as gifts or trades... Wink

The images are from my collection of postage stamps.

I personally like the green cord with this one, but if anyone thinks another color would work better ...please...let me know. I've looked at it for too long to make any rational decisions!  Cheesy
99  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / 4 leaf clover soldered glass...good luck for a cancer survivor... on: June 18, 2008 02:42:03 PM
One of my mom's dearest friends has been battling a couple of cancers...and her husband recently underwent a bypass... Sad

so I thought they could use a little luck...and I made her this:



I was originally going to just solder a message printed onto some pretty paper 
'shalom' ...but since her cancer has come back...thought she could use a little more luck. Undecided
100  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tiffanys Necklace...a little resin...a little ribbon...a little love for Audrey on: June 17, 2008 05:08:38 PM
I just can't wait to start crafting for the Tiffany's swap...so I made this for myself...or maybe my partner to be.

When I get excited by a project, I've got to get crafting while the creative juice is flowing....and I don't know if I can part with this.

Its resin in a bottlecap with an image, glitter, drilled a hole for hanging...added ribbon, knots, beads, and a silver lobsterclasp/crimps. Voila! Wink
 


I guess I could make another one.. Wink This was superfun to do!
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