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111  Bird Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by NH822 on: August 17, 2009 09:20:06 AM
Kids are at Grandma's this morning so I was able to finish off this tote.  I'm still learning the ins & outs so it is not even close to perfect but I love it anyway! 


this pic shows the color much better.  Cream & sage/olive green




thanks for looking!!!
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112  Re: Inchies - One more Round in The Swap Gallery by NH822 on: August 16, 2009 08:22:55 AM
I received from Ramon Q yesterday!  I love them all!  Richard Scary books are the best!

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113  Re: 100 Facts Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by NH822 on: July 14, 2009 06:07:23 PM
Thought I posted last night but as I cannot find my post I must have made a goof somewhere!

Anyway, received a very thoughtful package from katebug48 yesterday.



LOVE it!  I dabble in manythings and always love to try something new so she sent me a variety of crafty bits to use!  Balls of yarn, cross stitch kit, some beads.  Also since the kids and I are having a pretend version of summer camp she even sent a few items for them to do!  Paints, wood shapes, beads and bits!

And finally since I love cherries and sparkly things she made me a t shirt with sparkly cherries on it!!!  Can't wait to wear it!!!  Also, when I win the lotto I plan to hire someone for daily mani/pedis and so until then she sent me a file & toe seperators!  Love it!

Thank you katebug for a fun swap!
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114  Vintage fabric squares in What the heck can I do with THIS? by NH822 on: July 05, 2009 06:12:16 AM
I recently received a small bag full of vintage fabric scraps.


Most of them are 3x3 inches and there isn't really enough of them to make even a lap quilt.

Any suggestions?
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115  Inherited quilt block in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by NH822 on: July 05, 2009 06:08:32 AM
I inherited a block that was in my grandmother's stash and cannot decide what to do with it.



Do I finish it up and frame it?  Or maybe frame it as is???  I know I am not nearly ready to do an entire quilt based on this one block.  My great grand kids would find it years from now unfinished!  lol!

Any tips?
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116  garage sale lamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by NH822 on: July 05, 2009 06:00:04 AM
I finally found the perfect lamp at a garage sale for $1.  It had the plastic "Brass" finish and included a dusty cream/rose shade.

I then used the lamp to follow through on a threat I had made to my sister last Christmas when she gave me a gallon size bag of plastic knives as part of my gift.  We go for the gag gift/thrift store find each year and I had threatened that I would make her something out of that bag of knives.





I used all of the blue/green knives in the bag.  Now all that is left is pink/orange/red which will be used for a later project  to be determined Tongue
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117  Re: I need your help restoring my camper! in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by NH822 on: July 05, 2009 05:52:03 AM
I saw this in the parade yesterday and thought of your project.


Thought this might inspire you to enter your camper in a small town parade once you are finished!!! Grin  Notice the truck pulling the camper and the 4 wheeler in the truck bed are all coordinated.   Roll Eyes
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118  Re: Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - June 09 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by NH822 on: June 28, 2009 06:03:49 PM
I'd like to claim the Three green glass beads and two little frame beads &the embroidery thread in yellows from pseudo_pix

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I am a non-smoker but I do have one cat & one dog in my home.

Pick Two:


This fabric is a nice warm brown color, not sure of the technical name for it but it is a bit stretchy.  About 2 yards.  Mostly synthetic I think.



White mug with cute little black spiders.  Was made during a one-stroke painting class.


Gold tone ribbon with a lacy look.  

not exactly sure how much, took a pic of the label

Here is a better shot of the detail:



Snowman earrings



Pink/green/lavender beaded lanyard to hold sunglasses or reading glasses.  


Assorted vintage wooden spools.  there are 7 of various sizes


15 plus assorted scrapbook paper 12x12 size


Iron On of black cat & word "spoiled"  comes with glitter, never opened


Two small paper punches


Not sure what this is called exactly but it was used to weave seats in old lawn chairs.
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119  Need tips for storage in craft room! Please help! in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by NH822 on: June 23, 2009 07:14:21 PM
So I have been blessed with a home office and a hubby that is willing to share it with me.  He is a neat & orderly type and I on the otherhand am the complete opposite (it is my creativity that causes this Wink )

So a constant issue for us is the state of my craft area which at times overflows into "his" space, and ok I admit it has gone all the way out the door a time or two.  Here is a pic of the disaster area.

I know it looks like someone had a craft explosion on it.  And this is after I tidied up a bit.  I think a big part of the problem is the lack of storage (along with a lack of $ to purchase said storage)
I am a dabbler so there is a lot of this & that lying around.


And where to store the fabric?


I have tried plastic bins and it is not working for me at all.  I like to bead, embroider, sew, scrapbook, and often I have a few projects going at the same time.  I also tend to hang on to items that I plan to upcycle later.

I can't be the only one with this issue...where do you guys put all this stuff??
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120  Ribbitt...in the nursery in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by NH822 on: June 19, 2009 08:52:49 PM
So I am really debating on whether or not this should go here.  Its a painting, but I wouldn't really consider it "art" more crafty than anything, but here goes.  If it needs moving please let me know.

My sister is having her 2nd child in 2 days!!!  She has EVERYTHING she could possibly need so I am helping her decorate the nursery.  The theme is....frogs.  So I painted this happy little guy...



I added 3-D wings to Mr Fly by stitching wings into a piece of vinyl, cutting them out and then sewing the wings to the canvas.  Hard to capture this in a pic.





I like his eyes the best.  I think I should work on the swamp around him a little more though.

thanks for looking!
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