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121  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: curtains for the man room!!! and a little rant on: September 04, 2010 04:04:44 PM
Great solution! You've turned a problem into an asset. They look good up there!  Don't recognize the flags. Are they national flags?

thank you! I should've put the other picture up thee (but I'm still new at posting pictures)
the yellow flag is the Gadsden "Don't tread on me" flag, a big deal when they are deployed in another country, it's gotten a lot of press lately but that wasn't the intention for this flag..it hung up in his barracks room when he was in Afghanistan.
The blue flag is the 82nd airborne flag..

national flags are like the American flag or the Union Jack etc...
122  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / curtains for the man room!!! and a little rant on: September 04, 2010 12:16:23 PM
Hello all in Craftster land!!! This is my first posting!!
I have been a lurker for some time now and after seeing some of the incredible, awesome stuff you all put on here, I decided to add one of my own...I hope this isn't going to be too lengthy or too much of a rant, bear with me.
Forgiveness if I don't put this in the right area..I'm still a luddite with the compooter/internets. Hopefully I can get my pictures on here without blowing up something...

My husband is in the military and we live in a 2 bedroom apartment. The second bedroom is SUPPOSED to be office/craft room/workout/man room but really it is just MAN ROOM...it's ok, I am pretty good at organizing so I have come up with some creative solutions.

My biggest pet peeve is when things are put on the wall with thumbtacks, I used to be a picture framer so hanging things up with tacks makes me twitch...some people can do it well...but in this room it's already crowded and the flags made everything seem like it was closing in.
He didn't have any curtains in there and weirdly, they were the same length as the window...soooo...i just put an extra grommet in the middle and hung them on the curtain rod with some leftover shower curtain hangers.
VIOLA!!! It worked out great!

The Gadsden Flag was already washed so it hangs a little softer than the 82nd flag.
It's not really the best, but if you have a man who likes flags (and nowhere to fly them) this might be a good backup plan...

Also, let me add..I don't know if you will care or not but my husband advises to not do this to a national flag..you are not supposed to alter a national flag in any way.

123  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Tasty meals for beginners? on: September 03, 2010 10:16:59 AM
If you can chop and boil water you can do anything!!!
Both of my grandmothers were terrific cooks and most of my early memories were of sitting in their kitchens and "helping."  Making salads or cookies or dessert is a great way to start because ....well...you can't screw them up too bad.
When I got older I would help my mom make dinner...she would start a chicken to roast and I would be responsible for the salad or sides..
Most vegetables can be boiled or roasted and I would read cookbooks (in the dark days before the internets)
to learn how to make things and as I got more confident, I would put my own spin on them with spices/herbs, etc..
Don't worry so much about what goes with what, breaking the rules is part of the fun!
124  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Carrots, spices, feta cheese... one failure turned success! on: August 29, 2010 10:05:07 AM
I'm looking forward to trying this, I am carrot crazy right now and am always looking to do something with them that is a little different, this sounds so good and refreshing (though my husband would probably like the spicy version of this, I think he would a piece of lava if it had buffalo sauce on it!)

As to your blog, the pictures are beautiful and look easy to follow but alas, I cannot read Italian..

Oh wait...DUUURRR..... I tried the translate button...it all makes sense now!!! (sorry, I'm a little slow)
wow, your blog is really cool!
I guess you'll have to decide if you think more people will read it in English or Italian.
If I didn't know about the translate button, I might shy away from it..
125  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: I've got a tree growing in my foyer and there are lots of pictures to prove it! on: August 29, 2010 09:43:33 AM
WOW, I love this!!! What a cool idea! I love that you can change it out with the seasons..and I love the idea of coat hooks on the bannister, a great solution!
It always annoys me when architects/designers don't think about how people live (we also don't have a coat closet in our entryway, which bugs the crap out of me)
126  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Pears Pears more pears then the law allows on: August 29, 2010 09:27:56 AM
I'm not sure if they have it in your area but they have a thing called Plant a Row for the Hungry, my friend had a little garden in her back yard that exploded with produce and after giving everything she had to neighbors, friends and the occasional passerby, she called them.
I found this info but you'll probably need to do more research

http://www.gardenwriters.org/gwa.php?p=par/index.html

I hope this link works, but if not, google Plant a Row.

also MissCraftyFingers just posted a thing here on pressed apple juice, I'm sure it could maybe work for pears?
127  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Edwardian dress recreation #1 on: August 28, 2010 12:56:11 PM
wow this is gorgeous!!! What a great use of sheets and the bits and pieces that are left over from other projects. (I have some beautiful old sheets too, that are begging to be used for something like this)
But I seriously love the hat, wow what an awesome job!
128  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Purple and green string quilt! With bonus cat game! on: August 26, 2010 08:26:16 PM
What a wonderful quilt, and I too love that you've named your cat Bea Arthur....
but what I really want to know is how many photos it took of you removing said Bea Arthur from the middle of the quilt while it was on the floor?
129  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Wedding Veil (lots of pics) on: August 26, 2010 08:15:30 PM
I love the beaded edge, what a great way to finish off netting, I'm so going to use that idea.
It looks beautiful, and so do you, what beautiful hair you have!
Congrats on your wedding!
130  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Mosaic Table on: August 25, 2010 09:06:30 PM
wow!! that is beautiful!!! It's sooo sparkly!
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