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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Leather patchwork Framed Mirror on: March 29, 2011 07:29:04 AM
Thanks for the lovely comments... I used "Elmer's - Glue All" works on practically any surface and dries fairly quickly.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Leather patchwork Framed Mirror on: March 29, 2011 06:11:42 AM


Hello fellow craftsters!
As much as I would like to take full credit for this project, I really can't... I had some help.
It all started with my awesome BFF who gave me a bunch of leather swatch books. I sat one day for a few hours detaching the swatches from their folders. I initially was going to make a purse but I wasn't totally sure. I had a mirror that I got for free off of Craigslist, but it had a tradition mirror frame that I wasn't thrilled with. So I asked my awesome father in law if he could make me a flat frame.

(Thanks Pop! I couldn't have done it without you!)





I then, plopped everything on the floor and after about an hour of that I decided to lean it back up on the wall cause my back started hurting.



That didn't work out either so I wound up working on my dining room table.

Here is a close-up to show some of the different textures...





Here it is almost finished....



It was still missing something. So I bought some brass furniture tacks. luckily I had a rubber mallet.





I put them where all the corners meet and also all over the inside and outside if the frame...



and then my super-awesome fiance hooked up the hanging wire and the mirror and viola... a leather patchwork mirror! I think it came out pretty cool.. what do you think?



p.s. the mirror is 41" x 53"






3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cat-proof toilet paper! ....FINALLY! on: September 28, 2010 07:16:04 AM
OMG, That is just BRILLIANT! your cat looks just like my boyfriend's psycho cat"Pepper"! LOL  GREAT JOB! :-)
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / A gift for Mom! :-) on: September 28, 2010 06:19:26 AM
Hi everybody! Well here is a cute little box i made for my Mom (in-law) for her birthday. I had made her some wire bookmarks and needed something cute to put them in. I had originally written "bookmark" on the top, but then changed my mind and decided to write "Mom" instead. I am an unemployed graphic designer and designed the images on the top and inside. :-)






What do you think?
p.s. How do you ad the "new" tag?
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Another Paperclip Chandelier - Rainbow version! on: July 12, 2010 05:40:40 AM
That's freakin' Brilliant!!!! I love it! Great Job! :-0
6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 05/11/10 - We have 200,000 members! on: May 11, 2010 03:28:12 PM
Congrats Crafster! Here's to 200,00 more! Cheers!  Smiley
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Colorful Mehndi Tapestry on: May 11, 2010 03:24:36 PM
YAY!!!  Cheesy, Thank You so much everybody!!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Colorful Mehndi Tapestry on: May 11, 2010 02:15:57 PM

I'm FINALLY finished! Me & my crazy ideas...So my man and I are slowly remodeling our home. We are sprucing the place up ourselves since the economy is in the crapper and I am unemployed. There was one wall that I felt needed some art. I came up with the crazy idea of doing a tapestry. Long story short, this was my third and final attempt. I went to Joann's and purchased a yard and a half of canvas and got back to the drawing board...
 I'm currently going through a Mehndi stage. I just love the designs...
So here is how it all started;
First I hemmed & sewed the sides leaving room to insert a dowel at the top & bottom...
I downloaded some Mehndi designs and hand sketched them on the canvas and then outlined the whole thing with black sharpie markers. Then I washed and dried it to get the pencil marks off and ironed it.

then I colored it in with paint & fabric markers and regular markers..

Sorry for the crappy pics
here it it finally all colored in!

then I decided to add some rhinestones & glitter...

Then I went through my jewelry making stuff and made a hanger for it..

And Voila...the finished tapestry up on the wall! :-)


its about 18" wide & 45" tall.
Hope you like it! Thanks for looking :-)
again...sorry for the crappy pics, but what do you think?
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Dressed Up Dressform Pin Cushion (a few pics) on: April 15, 2010 01:12:17 PM
Yay! Thanks everybody!  Grin
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dressed Up Dressform Pin Cushion (a few pics) on: April 15, 2010 11:29:57 AM
Hi everybody, well I saw one of these at Joann's and just had to try an make one myself. I made a mini dress form out of pillow stuffing and duct tape the I hot glued and taped it to an old candle holder. I the made a dress to fit over it with some left over fabric from my pop tab purse and added some frilly lace from old lingerie I never wear and some ribbon and finished it of with a little rose...THEN I STABBED IT REPEATEDLY! LOL...

I think it came out super cute...had to share! :-)




Was I supposed to post this Somewhere else?
oh yeah...its about 2 inches taller than a regular sized water bottle. :-)

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