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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Needing ideas for a halloween costume for a Great Pyrenees! on: September 20, 2011 01:15:03 PM
The background: So, last year I adopted the coolest dog ever, Hugo (I'm not bias or anything, lol)!  Wink  He is Great Pyrenees and is roughly around 110 lbs (but he looks a lot bigger bc of all of the fur). Any-who, there is a big event where I live every October with the organization I volunteer with called "WoofStock" & you bring your dog, dress them up for Halloween, & hang out with other crazy animal people  Cheesy   Hugo didnt get to go last year bc, being a rescue, he had heartworm disease & was being treated for them. So this will be his WoofStock debut!

The Question: I wanted to dress him up in a Halloween costume (which I'm sure I could figure out a way to make, I'm good like that - LOL) But...I cant think of anything good for him to be?!?!?!  Huh I originally thought of trying to make him something based on his big white fluffiness, but the only 3 things I could come up with were 1) An armored bear from the Golden Compass - but apparently I'm like the ONLY one to have seen that movie. 2) The flying dog thing from A Never Ending Story (I think it's name is like Falcor, or something) but he doesnt really have an outfit. And lastly 3) a Coca Cola Bear - which I may still do bc its the only thing I can think of, but I didnt know if it was lame  Huh

* The only big considerations I have is that I am going to have to make it a light (in weight & coverage, not color) costume bc I live in Alabama near the Gulf Coast and it's still 85-90 at the end of October (and no, I dont shave him down - he stays inside & is a couch potato  Grin). 

So sorry that took For-ev-er (she says in a sandlot voice, haha)! And...without further ado... here is a pic of my handsome man for putting up with my insane rambling!  Shocked
  *Thanks so much for any suggestions/comments!





2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Halloween Wreath - On a budget ;) on: October 20, 2010 12:09:14 AM
Alrighty, so I made this about two weeks ago but just got around to posting it.
 *Sorry about the awesomly crap-tastic pictures...puppy ate my camera (nom nom nom)*  Tongue



Almost everything in the wreath was from the Dollar Store with the exception of the big crow (Micahel's $9.99 & 50% off=$4.99, yay), the glittery butterflys (Michael's $4.99 & 50% off=$2.49), and the keys ($7.99 for the large & $4.99 for the small, then 30% off that! = $5.59 & $3.49). I already had the wreath from a previous project, but I think it was only like $3. So overrall I spent about $20 for my adorable wreath! (dont judge me, I think Mr. Poe looks quite adorable perched in his new little home, LOL)  Grin

Thanks for checkin' him out  Shocked
Have a happy halloween!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ugly vintage train case....now purdy-fied (pic chubby) on: July 29, 2010 02:52:54 AM
OK, I'm not really sure where this goes... but this seemed like as good of a spot as any. I found a crap ton of old hardback suitcases and traincases at a local thrift shop for like $1 each!!! (I know, right, OMG how could I not buy all of them) So I loaded up on them and figured I could probably paint them if nothing else. After some primer, and like a million coats of paint -which ended up being almost the exact same color as a Tiffany's box ::happy dance::   Grin I was finally ready for the detailing. For whatever reason I'm really into birds and peacocks right now, so a peacock feather seemed appropriate. Anyways, enough jabbering... onward to the pics!!! (which are crap-tastic right now bc my dog ate my digital camera  Tongue)





Please ignore the reconstruction... I am redoing our master bedroom (that wall color is the new color btw  Grin I luv it!)

So.... I was also thinking of adding another (much smaller) peacock feather on the top kinda off centered and at an angle... any suggestions? I dunno if that would be too much since its not a very big case.
 Also, Im redoing the interior with new fabric as well, but I was so happy with how it came out I figured I would go ahead and post it anyway  Grin
I have a suitcase in the same style and brand and will probably do it up to match.

Please any C&C welcome.
Thanks so much for looking!
4  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / OMG! I havent done this since like 5th grade! [etched glass] on: July 29, 2010 02:32:27 AM
So... I havent etched glass since like 5th grade and finally got a crazy inckling to do it again... thus onward to the pictures! Sorry about the crap-tastic phone pics... camera was eaten (by the dog: RIP poor digital camera)

Gamblers glass: Straight flush, dice, and poker chips. This one was a complete pain in the arse by the way. I claimed I would never do it again, but it came out so well... I know I will talk myself back into it again ::sigh::


Shark (for my boyfriend)


Girl with dog (for me... suprise, suprise... LOL)


Hope you like!
C & C welcome as always! Have a lovey day  Grin
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Kitty Bistro Table (pic chubby w/ action shots!) on: July 17, 2010 05:22:33 PM
Sooo... I had a problem... We have been keeping the kitty food/water on the kitchen counter bc if its on the floor the dogs eat it (they luv themselves some kitty food). However, I kinda hate having the cat food on the same counter we cook on.  So, my solution... to designate a special small table just for kitty food, however the average end table is ridiculously short and my dogs could still easily get to it - and I refuse to buy anything new (especially furniture).
   After searching the local Goodwill, I found a rough looking sewing table that was a nice height. But of course I had to make it purdy.... sooooo without ado, here are the pics  Grin

 Before...



After...




And...an action shot (compliments of our 3-legged kitty BlackJack)

the culprits....


This is my first time actually posting anything, so please let me know if you cant see the pictures (hope I did everything right Undecided)

Hope you like  Grin
And C&C welcome!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Help with painting vintage suitcases??? on: June 23, 2010 11:59:20 PM
Hi! I recently found some absolutely GREAT vintage suitcases at a local Goodwill for like $1 a piece!!! (couldn't pass it up, obviously) Anywho... because they are that "wonderful" ancient ugly blue/grey color, I decided I should paint them. However, they are made out of something that is either like vinyl or pleather or something. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could use as a primer that would stick to this kind of material? I was thinking that the spray paint that is made for plastics should work?

Any suggestions? Thanks so much!  Grin
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