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2541  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scrap Happy Swap; sign up 10/26-11/02/11; send out by 11/30/11 on: October 28, 2011 07:44:34 AM
ok, is that just too gross to use someone's craftiness to effectively be pi**ed on??! dang, maybe I should maybe request shopping bags  Huh

I can think of FAR worse things to happen to our crafting! (I kow someone who threw out a very special hand-made china doll! she didn't even donate it - just put it in the bin!!!  Angry Cry Cry Cry)
First off, Mrs_P (how appropriate) you might not have to replace the floor. You should pull up a small area to see if there is tile or hardwood underneath. I know several people who have pulled up carpet wanting to replace it and found exactly what they wanted to replace it with hiding underneath. Of course, that's not always the case, so do a spot you can put back fairly well or where people won't see it.

I actually think it would be fun to make a pee-catcher. Gotta figure out how to make it so the stains blend in, though.

Also, I have received some things from swaps I didn't really like but I saw how they got the inspiration from my wists/etc and didn't not-like them enough to say anything. I usually donate those kinds of things. I also got some stuff I did like but didn't want or know what to do with so I donated those too. And there was one time when I thought a certain part of a project wasn't as well done as it could have been and told the sender my honest thoughts on it and I think she was cool with it. Didn't matter too much, the kids ripped that off as soon as they got a hold of it, which I think was the design flaw I pointed out. But I would never through anything away from a swap unless I knew the person made it in spite or something, which has yet to happen (knock on wood, fingers crossed).

As for this swap, I'm still a fence sitter. Did I say that yet? I don't think so. Who knows, I repeat myself so much lately. I will probably be a fence sitter until there are either 30+ people (since the cap is at 40) or until Monday. Then I'll decide which way to fall. Yay! Falling from a fence! Oh, wait...
2542  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 4 - Gallery on: October 28, 2011 07:15:44 AM
Ah! you are a hussy! I knew it! My husband is totally jealous of the everything in that package to GH. Good job lady.
2543  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Jim Henson Swap Sign ups Oct 25th thru Nov 15th on: October 27, 2011 07:48:46 PM
As much as I want to do this, I think waiting until Round 2 would be better for me too.  Hopefully there will be a Round 2!

No Megan....do it now!! You know you wanna ..... Besides *I* know how awesome a swapper and a Muppet creator you are...  Smiley

She made me an awesome Beaker for my wall in the tiny movie swap.  That and a instant grow vial...my little guy keeps playing with it!
-PJ

Making those got me on a total Muppets kick for awhile.  I just don't want to overwhelm myself with swaps.  And I think the boyfriend gets mad at me every time I sign up for a new one.  So torn!!
F*ck the boyfriend! Literally! He can't be mad at you when you put out. My logic is flawless.
2544  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 15 *SU closed SO Nov.14/11* on: October 27, 2011 07:46:28 PM
I figure I have a while before I need to panic. If I'd stop doing other stuff I'd be fine, but I managed to win an auction for a golden albino axolotl  Cheesy so I've been trying to sort that out (tank, filter food plus how to get it here etc  Cheesy )
Poor hubby, if I'm not sneaking in stash or swaps, I'm sneaking in pets  Cheesy
Because of you I've had this poem I memorized when I was like 12 in my head for hours! From the book Alpha Beta Chowder:
Abhorrent axolotl scat
unless you'd like to feed my cat.
Come at once, dear Alexander.
Try a bit of salamander.
See his tasty little gills?
Don't they look like lamb chop frills?
Amphibian, avoid they fate,
slither off, absquatulate!

In swapster news, I found yarn today! Now to find a pattern. Hm...
2545  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Jim Henson Swap Sign ups Oct 25th thru Nov 15th on: October 27, 2011 02:31:09 PM
Danynn, loving the quilt. I see the pattern to the characters and that makes me happy.

I love you guys, but I might actually be sitting this one out. I am not all that invested in it and I know there are others here way more talented than I who would fit much better. I might still follow your discussions for a while, but I have some "real" (read: personal gift giving) crafting to get to before it's too late.
2546  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Digital Zendoodling on: October 27, 2011 08:43:32 AM
You make me really want to get an iPad. This is the only reason I would want one, but I see your creations all the time and man, they are nice. What do you do with them?
2547  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 4 - Gallery on: October 27, 2011 08:10:12 AM
GH, you are such a Hussy! I want to see him now!
2548  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Buried in my black heart on: October 26, 2011 10:01:34 AM

I've had this 22" by 24" canvas roaming around the house for a few years now. There is a story behind it but I will spare you. There have been several different visions for it, and the last one was inspired by this wedding print. I was convinced at one point I was going to embroider it on there so I had a copy of it tucked into the back of the canvas. Yeah. Never happened. Lately it has been in arms reach of the kids, which combined with the terror of just floating around my house in general meant it wasn't in the greatest condition. So I decided that could be part of the glory of the finished product. I scratched the idea of embroidering it and got a knife, a needle and thread, some really strong tea, and went to work. I started this Monday.

Progress:

Here the canvas is prepared. Holes ripped, sewn, stained.


Outline


I diluted the paint with tea a couple times. Here is after the first dilution was applied. I love how the spots that already had tea stains resisted. Also, the embroidery floss sucked up the paint.


Finished! I was thinking about roughly painting a border with the first dilution, but after I started adding drop and splatters of the different dilutions I decided it doesn't need it. What do you guys think?

It was hard because I had to paint it all while it was flat because the paint was so thin it would run off the canvas. Also, I'm not a painter! C&C welcome! Thanks!

Close up of my favorite part:

2549  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scrap Happy Swap; sign up 10/26-11/02/11; send out by 11/30/11 on: October 26, 2011 08:22:05 AM
Watching! Too much to do right now to fill out a Q but I am watching! Maybe Sunday I will get to it, since the Halloween thing at church is Saturday night. I should be clear after that!
2550  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 15 *SU closed SO Nov.14/11* on: October 25, 2011 07:58:24 PM
I've been hoping for my box from McMullin Fiber Co to come in with my monthly subscriptions so I can see if they would work for making some yarn for Zombie_Queen but no such luck. *sigh* I'm glad she's not doing the fiber clubs next year because she really sucked this year at getting them out on time, or even in the right month!

I do have some ideas for the ball, have some ideas for her kids, and even bought some stuff from HL the other night for this, but I still don't have yarn or a pattern. And suddenly this old canvas that has been floating around our house decided it needed to be used and finished before I could work on ANY swaps. *sigh!* And Effing Halloween, man, I don't even like Star Wars!
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