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21  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started! on: June 28, 2010 10:30:35 AM
Uhmmm . . . Me Little Kid . . . Swipe, swipe swipe! stuffing in pockets . . . running for the door . . . AAAck . . . snatch!! . . .Mommy has me by the ear . . . OUCH! . . . MARCH, MARCH, MARCH . . . gently placing them right back where you had them . . . Very sorry Sad . . . Mommy says to apologize. . .  but they were talking to me! I love them! They are so  sweet!
22  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: "Crafting" for Soldiers -- many photos on: June 21, 2010 07:56:42 AM
If anyone ever wants to send care packages there is a really cool web site.
http://www.anysoldier.com, anysailor.com or anymarine.com
You can pick a soldier, marine or sailor and read their post and send them something.
They really encourage letters and if you want to send goodies as well that is great.
They will often post what they need, don't need and their living conditions but they always
cherish the letters. It's fun!
23  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bookcase prettied up! on: June 10, 2010 10:25:22 AM
I have a really nice Fontana Broyhill dresser with mirror but this would work so much better for me if I removed the mirror and added a book case! I'm planning on painting my set silver even though they still sell the set in the Broyhill stores. It's super popular but I'm just tired with it after 20 years. It's sturdy and good quality, so if I painted silver the book case and dresser to math the book case could be another brand as long as it is the same length. I have so many shoes and the fancy ones would look cute on display in the cubbies!

Thanks so much for posting!
24  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lamp and a chair, reworked on: June 02, 2010 08:53:59 AM
I have found slow layers coats of paint. Paint a little let dry and repeat several times.  They both look great! The whicker lamp might need a little more paint. The whicker absorbs more. Sucks up paint like a sponge! You could also try a clear coat to seal in the paint. I usually shoot things with one or two sprays of that!
GREAT JOB!
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: $3.00 Thrift Store Lamp Re-Con on: June 02, 2010 08:49:31 AM
LimeRiot - I know right . . . you are never going to look at a thrift store lamp the same way again! I got the idea from reading several blogs. If you do repaint remember to stuff some newspaper into the socket to protect it from paint and maybe tape off around it a bit to protect the electrical parts from getting paint on them and sticking.
Another truly awesome spray paint is ORB as they refer to it on blogs "Oil Rubbed Bronze" amazing. You can get both the Silver and the ORB in the multi-purpose paint at Lowes for around $7 (Rustoleum) a can. Totally worth it. It's a primer and paint all in one. Takes about 2 coats depending on what you are painting. It can be used on anything just about. One lady sprayed her bathroom faucets and it has remained for a year now. I'm doing all the light switches and socket covers in my house the ORB. I'm live in a older 80's style home and it will match some of the current fixtures. I love the silver nickel finish better but matching will save me money and not have to replace everything. You can also buy the regular Krylon ORB or silver nickel  at Walmart. It's fun to layer it with black or gold underneath. You can also wipe some ORB away to see some gold or silver underneath that you layered. FUN

Here is a link to one blog of a lamp this girl painted red. Looks awesome!
http://heidikins.com/2009/04/07/doin-it-myself-how-to-make-a-scary-lamp-look-fabulous/

Here is a Cloche one blogger did. I so want to do this!
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2010/03/22/cheese-dome-turned-cloche/
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: $3.00 Thrift Store Lamp Re-Con on: June 01, 2010 12:18:36 PM
Thank you both! I'm really into this thing right now. I've been re-doing my entire house full of stuff. Why buy new when you can re-do! LOL
I still have over 1/2 a can of primer left and over 1/2 a can of silver paint as well!
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Royal Corset on: June 01, 2010 09:47:23 AM
This would be super cute with a short skirt, sexy heels for a weekend in Vegas. luv it!
28  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / $3.00 Thrift Store Lamp Re-Con on: June 01, 2010 09:19:10 AM


So I had some fun over the holiday weekend. I bought this $3.00 nasty plastic, brass and glass ball lamp at Thrift World .
It has good bones but boy was it ugly but now it's beautiful. Ta Da! One coat of primer and several Coats of high gloss
silver paint and a ribbed black shade to coordinate with the ribbed glass balls. I think I'll hit it with some Crystal clear to seal it.
The before pictures are below.





You can not see in the pictures but the gold finish was peeling off the plastic base and looked really gross. There where some gooey felt pads
on the bottom that where a after thought from someone and way to big. I love Trash to Treasure!
29  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Bleach Splattered Shoes on: May 10, 2010 07:46:59 AM
Very Rock N Roll! Luv'em! Just a FYI and make sure you rinse them really, really well. I did this before and after a while the fell apart. The second time I used a mild mixture of detergent and water to rinse them and neutralize the bleach and the project was fine. Rock on!
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Spring Cleaning 2010: Fill a FLAT RATE Box; signups 4/26-5/7, send by 5/20 on: May 07, 2010 01:12:29 PM
OK Oops Creations thanks for organizing this
swap I just sent you my Questionnaire.

I got my boxes yesterday and filled them. OK those boxes are small.
Thank goodness fabric squishes and I can put things in-between.
I signed up for 2 boxes but have a extra one ready just in case
or if there needs to be a swap angle.

Here is what I have
PETS: YES dogs  /  SMOKING: Non-smoking home


BOX #1
2 yards of shear paisley pink stretchy fabric
Several Daisy Kingdom and similar material with pre-printed dolls and ornaments.
These make softie, cuddly toys and ornaments. Country home spun style.
Great for kids or gifts.  Have the Angle, Santa, Doll and soft Christmas ornaments.
Christmas Fabric
Tan and cream fabric with leaves on it
1/2 yard of gold iridescent  couture fabric
1" X1" couture suite swatch fabric
1" X1" textile samples: wood, marble, carpet: these work great for creating a patio or flooring for a doll house as well.
Stack of couture felt shoe bags
2 - 6oz baby food jars with plastic beads, multi colors, flower shaped transparent and solid colors
1 - 6oz baby food jar with tiny round mirrors
large zip bag of gold leaf and green dipped feathers
I can also add some smaller fabric pieces, jean material and full-decorative T-shirts depending on what my swapper likes
Several booklets of high end paper samples in white for  paper craft
bag of do-dads and such


BOX #2
A Full Box of gold leaf and green dipped feathers. I was also able to squeeze in
1 - 6oz baby food jars with plastic beads, multi colors, flower shaped transparent and solid colors
1 - 6oz baby food jar with tiny round mirrors

BOX #3 (Extra box or If need for a craft angle box )
1 full box of full intacked butterfies in gold leaf and green dipped.
I was able to gently cram about 50 or more. I did not count. I did not want to cram
to much as their little wings would break and you would only have feathers no butterflies LOL.


Type of supplies would I like to receive?
I'm OK with just about anything except I do not knit or crochet or use sewing
patterns but it's OK if there are a few in there I can recycle to a friend. I'm just happy to swap.
I like to paint.
I'm collecting ribbon and buttons right now
Scrap booking stuff and paper crafting
Sewing supplies
Cute  print fabric
Recycled supplies: corks, bottle caps computer keys and buttons
Cake decorating
I just moved and working on decorating so anything that I might work with for my decor might be cool?
My living room is olive green/ lime green/cream, office orange and grey and bedroom animal print
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