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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Red Lantern on: November 17, 2008 06:16:46 AM
I found this old converted lamp, which I refurbished. I have asked around and I really do not know what it is.  My dad thinks it could maybe be one of the old stop construction lights or a light/lantern on a train.  I do not have a before picture. So to describe the old "before" lamp, it has been in an attic for a number of years, the wiring looked like it was from the 70s.  It has a pole coming out of the top and then a light bulb socket was at the top of the pole, plus a light bulb in the "lantern."  I redid the wiring, with the help of my husband, sprayed it, glued parts of the glass lantern back together, & removed unnecessarily parts.  Considering this was my first project & I had never done something like this before, I was proud of it. 

12  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Mr. & Mrs. Tux on: November 17, 2008 05:58:41 AM
When my husband & I were married almost two years ago, I wanted a wedding topper and was willing to be very flexible.  My husband thought it was "strange" to have mini people on our cake.  So after discussing possibilities, talking with my father in law (who is a very talented/artsy man, along with my mother in law),  this was made.  I did not make this. I just approved the design.  My husband came up with the idea & my father in law made it two nights before the wedding in a number of hours.  I think it came out pretty well. 

As you can tell my husband was a Comp. Sci Major.  This is Tux, the "Mascot" of a computer operating system called Linux. 
Here is more info on him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tux.  Have to love wikipedia. Wink
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Wooden Letters with a Wire Twist on: October 28, 2008 04:02:34 PM
My two goddaughters did not have the classic wooden name letters, so I decided to "make them" some.  Their mom picked out the letters she wanted from Micheal's & the paint color she wanted them to be.  I painted them, had my husband drill the holes (Since I am not handy with power tools), & threaded 18g wire through them.  It will help with hanging them & give them a touch that no other child will have.   Let me know what you think! 

P.S. This is my first new topic post.  I am hoping I posted this is the correct spot.
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