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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Mini crochet coin purse. on: August 21, 2009 06:29:34 AM
Adorable! Grin I love the colours you chose.
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Earth Spirits, Fuzzy Lime Monkey and little cat. on: August 13, 2009 06:09:26 PM
So cute!! I love them all - especially the Earth Spirits. They're so sweet!!! Cheesy
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Single Serving Bumbleberry Crumble on: August 13, 2009 06:01:57 PM
Mmmmm. Looks yummy.
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Astro Boy amigurumi / Mighty Atom on: August 13, 2009 02:33:19 AM
Astro Boy was my favourite cartoon as a kid! This is absolutely adorable! You did a wonderful job, I love it. Smiley
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Apple head doll on: August 12, 2009 07:36:53 AM
One of my earliest childhood memories is of two dried apple head dolls my mum had displayed on a shelf in the living room. They were so special and interesting to look at. Last year I decided to try making one for myself and actually took some photos of the work-in-progress. So I thought I'd share them here. Smiley

I peeled an apple and carved in some facial features with a parring knife. I hung it by the stem to dry.



It really started to look interesting as it dried!





After about 2 1/2 weeks it felt thoroughly dry, so it was time to put the doll together.



She's got a little trinket box for a base so she stands nice and steady, and the rest of her body is just some waded up fabric held together with tape. Her dress is an old wool sock, and her shawl came from an old cushion that was beyond repair which belonged to my grandma. She's got a pipe cleaner arm to hold her cane. I shoved two pins in her head for eyes and her hair is some cotton stuffing from inside the cushion. Smiley





What's really neat about this project is that the apple continues to dry out and the doll ages! She looks older today than when I took these photos a year ago. Smiley

Cheesy Thanks for looking!

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Junky dining table...not anymore on: August 07, 2009 10:26:42 AM
Excellent!!! You rescued some great pieces! It looks great. I love your choice of colours, too.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: more animals in my garden... now it's fishes in a fake mini-pond! on: August 05, 2009 10:43:01 AM
That's cool!! Cheesy I don't think I've ever seen anything like it before. You did a fantastic job on the fish and the water. I hope it holds up to the weather okay!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tree of Life pendants on: August 04, 2009 05:16:48 PM
Thanks!! Smiley I like the pink one best, too.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tree of Life pendants on: August 04, 2009 05:07:57 PM
Inspired by phoenixfiredesigns' beautiful "bubble tree": http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315016.msg3626850#msg3626850

I've never tried anything like this before, but absolutely love the look and am always up for something new. Instead of running out and spending a bunch of money on supplies to practice and learn with, I raided the Dollar Store!  Cheesy

The beads came on necklaces, and the hoop is actually a hoop earring. I got some cheap wire at Michaels' and went to town.

Excuse the crappy pics. Wink








I made a few before these two but I don't like them well enough to share. Tongue

C&C welcome! Thanx for looking! Smiley
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Penny rugs on: August 02, 2009 04:06:09 PM
I don't see why you couldn't make "penny coasters" too, DancinInTheDark. Cheesy I hadn't thought of that. Nice idea!

Thanks for the positive comments, everyone. Smiley
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