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221  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with your old CDs on: August 30, 2011 02:29:21 PM
OK so here are some more useful ideas of what you can do with old CDs! You Can...

Make a bag:
http://linda-allfreepatterns.blogspot.com/2010/07/recycle-cds-giftstorage-bag-sew.html

Make a clock:
http://crafts.kaboose.com/cd-clock.html
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2009/01/recycled-cd-clock/

Make a cute cupcake stand:
http://www.favecrafts.com/Green-Crafting/CD-Cupcake-Stand#

Make an altered art ornament:
http://www.favecraftsblog.com/kids-saturday-crafts-for-the-new-year/

Or cut them up and make a disco ball, use them as a base for a fun holiday scene or cute candle holder. I've heard you can heat them up and make bowls similar to record bowls too.  Grin
222  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered book-- Pic Heavy! on: August 16, 2011 09:24:05 AM
Waa! How did I miss this!  Huh I've seen other people's altered books but this is one of the best ones I've seen yet! I really, really love it!  Grin That's it I'm wisting!  Cheesy
223  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altoid virgin! on: August 16, 2011 09:09:39 AM
Wow! You have really nice handwriting!  Cheesy I think I would've put the quote on top or on the inside of the lid rather then the bottom though. Overall, I like it!  Grin
224  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Keeping track of time? on: August 11, 2011 04:31:56 PM
Thanks for your reply!

I use the alarms on my cellphone frequently, and for everything. Even to help me remember when to water my plant! Roll Eyes lol

I know that there are other ways to calculate prices on crafted items. I want to try several different ways. I know some people figure in an hourly wage or some kind of compensation for their time. I just wondered how do they know (or keep track of) how much time to multiply that hourly wage by? Are they just 'guesstimating' their time? Or do they keep some kind of written/typed schedule, like a timecard? Are there other ways to figure it out?

I haven't officially started my business yet and right now things I do toward starting my business, personal stuff and everything else just kind of flow together. I'll be working on a personal project and get an idea for the business. Most of the time I'll immediately switch gears and start looking up info for the new idea. I could be at it for 5min or 5hrs before I go back to what I was originally working on. It's my natural flow and very possibly compensating for my time isn't going to be very feasible, but I won't know unless I try. I'm very thorough that way. I can't help it.  Smiley

I do appreciate your input though. Ringing bells are my most used time-reminder! I think one going off every hour though might annoy my roommates. I'll have to work on that idea... Grin
225  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Keeping track of time? on: August 10, 2011 05:11:05 PM
I know that some crafters include an hourly wage of sorts when pricing their items. My question is: How do you keep track of time spent on your business/crafted items?

I'm trying to figure out a pricing scheme that works for me. But I've never been good at 'telling time'. Yes I can read a clock. What I mean is that I'm not very aware of when I start something or how much time passes when I'm working on a project. But for the purpose of figuring out a good pricing strategy that works for me I need an easy way of keeping track of my time. I tried a timecard thing (MS doc) on my computer but I always forget to use it. Oh and I don't have a printer so I can't, like, tape it to the wall by my PC or anything either.

Any advice please? Undecided
226  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Star Wars Applique/Embroideries on: August 10, 2011 02:15:17 PM
I started a Wist just so I could Wist this.  Grin I love anything Star Wars and I really want a Darth Vader hoop like this. Yours are simply awesome! I love them.  Grin
227  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with your old CDs on: August 10, 2011 06:53:10 AM
I thought it was really cool!  Cheesy

You can see more pics here:
http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/15968/elise-morin-clemence-eliard-wastelandscape.html
228  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hoarder's Journal, my scraps and treasures bound in one book! (pic heavy!!) on: August 08, 2011 02:38:13 PM
I love the page with the little eyeball monsters!  Grin

I started a similar project myself a couple months ago but then I had to move. I haven't gotten back to it yet but I just may now! You also inspired me to use some of the random things that I've written in my journal. Cheesy So thanks! Cheesy
229  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Jigsaw puzzle pieces on: August 07, 2011 02:41:42 PM
My family made Christmas ornaments out of old puzzle pieces before. We spray painted them green, glued them in wreath shapes and added tiny red bows. I think we also out a picture in the middle.  Smiley
230  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / What to do with your old CDs on: August 07, 2011 02:34:41 PM


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'wastelandscape', an installation by elise morin and clmence eliard


created by french artist elise morin and architect clmence eliard, 'wastelandscape' overtakes the 'halle d'aubervilliers'
of paris's centquatre with an undulating landscape composed of 65,000 old CDs, sorted and hand-sewn together
into a 500-square meter surface. the piece is on exhibition at the centquatre now through september 10th.

in the artists' words:
'made of petroleum, this reflecting slick of CDs forms a still sea of metallic dunes;
the artwork's monumental scale reveals the precious aspect of a small daily object.'

'wastelandscape' is planned for exhibition in multiple locations, transforming each time,
before eventually being completely recycled into polycarbonate.

It looks like dragon scales to me. Cheesy
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