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231  Re: Name tattoos...bad idea? in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by Melladh on: September 02, 2005 07:47:23 AM
I have a small tat of my partners name (well, kinda ex-partner now - LONG story!) on my lower back. It's right above my daughters name.. here's the thing... firstly it's not in english, actually not in a language that many people can read, so it's not totally obvious, secondly when I got it I knew that if we ever broke up he is still the father of my child and therefore and important part of my life. I still love that tattoo!

sorry about it looking a bit crappy,and not healed, this was taken when it was first done (a few years back)

I like that language Cheesy It's really beautiful too, I love your tattoo; I always thought that a name is better covered like that, or like the R ParanoidEv has.
But other than that, I'm very strict about "never ever get a tattoo if you don't feel that you really want it". (yeah, I don't have any tattoos - my mom is strictly against it, and it rubbed off enough to make me cautious, but I still adore seing tattoos on others..)
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232  Randomness from a newbie crocheter in Crochet: Completed Projects by Melladh on: September 02, 2005 05:06:33 AM
First up I made two wrist warmers in spring, I just haven't posted them before (I think..)

boyfriend modelling, I made them for him
I'm utterly in love with that yarn. HP Cocoon. I made a couple for myself that became too wide and I'll have to redo them, but now I can't find them!  Angry

Mainly I just wanted to post 'cause I grew so fond of the stitch marker I made for trying out this six sided granny square
My result and the stitch marker!

The stitch marker is a creol earring I decorated. I can't wear creol but they sell 8-packs pretty cheap at the craft store here. Wish I COULD wear it, 'cause I think it turned out pretty cute Cheesy
(it looks more gently silvery in real life, not as lifelessly iron)

I'm most comfortable holding my hook "like a knife" when I do the six sided squares, but my elbow keeps going CRACK at the twist of the hook when I do. Doesn't hurt yet, but... Problem is I get so horridly tired when I hold the hook like a pen...
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233  Re: Let me make your craft 3 gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: September 01, 2005 01:05:08 PM
Batteries! Weee!

So, as I promised - an update. Here are the tags that I didn't have a proper pic of

And the glowies!

As you might see, it would seem I have colorful pixies in the size of a pixel. Or the lense on the camera is dusty. Whichever you wish.

The daylight photo of the fab coasters are on this post
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234  Re: Let me make your craft 3 gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 31, 2005 01:26:16 PM
thank you! Cheesy

oh, and I forgot to add: This is what I bought the foam for in the first place, sort of:

made these for the discworld swap
I figured that most coasters have a foam bottom to make them not slide, so why not make foam stencils and glue to the bottom of glass coasters Smiley Only now I have a LOAD of foam and no glass coasters Roll Eyes (they're expensive, and it's no use only making two..)
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235  Re: Let me make your craft 3 gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 30, 2005 04:59:58 AM
ParanoidEv... I know this is kinda sudden, but... *kneels* will you marry me? I know you live like two countries over, and I have a boyfriend and maybe you do to, but we can make it work!!!

I recieved the first package today (well duh..) and was totally blown away. Unfortunantly our last batteries died so I only got the chance to take a poor "general" picture, which I then cut into pieces so you can still see kinda good pictures of the marvels Smiley Not great pictures though, 'cause, well, this camera doesn't work well with darker semi-natural light

Sort of an altoid tin, with marbled paper decoupaged on I believe Smiley

Tags. A very bad picture. There are several tags of fabric encased in plastic, really pretty Smiley

Very nice beaded stars Cheesy

And finally my biggest crush:

This is just so brilliant. Now I understand Carina's "so creative" reaction, though this is a billion times better than anything I made Shocked 'Cause I mean it's totally awesome in itself, but even more amazing since it's made from all the stuff I had and didn't know what to do with Smiley
I'm totally in love with this. And I'm so amazed by the smooth and firm coating! how'd you do that? Spraypaint? What paint?
Unfortunantly some of the beads fell off but I'm gluing them back now Smiley

There was also this awesome necklace but I was wearing it at the time I took the few photos I got  Roll Eyes
I love the necklace as well. I'm gonna take a picture of it as soon as I get some batteries!
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236  Re: SCANDINAVIANS in SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC by Melladh on: August 26, 2005 04:39:58 AM
Wouldn't it work with regular ol' varnish for furniture, you guys think? Really!?
In my experience everything works with varnish. Hm. But then again - I'm quite unexperienced.
Heh heh.

Well, problem is that inkjet bleeds Smiley A LOT. It just doesn't bleed as much when you're using Royal Coat.

The red font is a bit smudgy to begin with Wink that's not the decoupagings fault

And here's a link which I don't know how long it'll be avalible, but... I made this for the "craft my junk" swap, with decoupage
(the entire thing is a printout, but I "varnished" it on with decoupage, and covered it to save it)
As you can see the hair is a tiny bit brighter where I got a big drop of decoupage that I didn't bother spreading out, and you can see some tiny pink smudges next to the flowers...
(the uneven coloration of the girl is due to the printed image though, not the decoupaging)
But if you try putting something a bit alcoholic (common strong glues and varnishes) or just a drop of water, on an unprotected inkjet print, you'll see the ink bleed.
But you can always try the wallpaper glue separatly and see what it does. Smiley
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237  Re: Reading is Sexy Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 19, 2005 03:09:04 AM
I just found this hardcore bag waiting for me in the hallway Grin

The flames (or is it hair? I'll just go with flames) are really a bit more intensely blue, and they have an uneven coloration so to speak which makes them look more alive. Smiley

Totally awesome.
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238  Re: Terry Pratchett's Discworld Swap in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 05, 2005 03:59:41 AM
Bah, I see this topic has been updated, I see ilona has posted, I think "yay, pictures!" and get all excited, just to be let down *mutter* Wink

Anyway, just thought I'd post a pic of what I sent Jadey. It's a bad pic, so I was kinda hoping that Jadey would post a pic, and I still hope she will, even after posting my own Grin

They're glass coasters (10x10 cm) with rubber foam stencils which I cut out with my little knife... The librarian was more difficult than I'd expected, whatwith the foam being 1mm thick and all Wink

From left to right, top to bottom:
A'Tuin with the disc on his back (stencil from The Discworld Mapp) - yes the ocean is green
Granny Weatherwax (from a witches illustration by Paul Kidby)
Death (from Soul Music where he's riding the skeleton bike, also by Paul Kidby)
The Librarian, from a general illustration of said character by Paul Kidby
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239  Re: Let me make your craft 3 gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 01, 2005 02:35:08 PM
Sneak peek of stuff I made for Melladh...  Grin

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240  Re: Favorite Song Swap Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: July 20, 2005 05:55:11 PM
Man, that was quick! Went to fetch the package from jMi today only I expected it to be from a completely different swap. (and I didn't know who it was from when I went to the post office to get it ofcourse...) And then I see that the huge package doesn't say "holland" as expected...

Opened it in the car on the way over to my parents house. As soon as I got back home, this happened

You turn your back for two minutes...


The colors are very funky for some reason. Imagine everything which contains any tiny hue of red a bit less red Wink

I got this really cute letter set

And I'm completely in love with the neon pens too.

Then there was this cute little box

Though the seashell had fallen off... But I can glue it back on. Smiley

And inside I found this wonderful jewellry set which matched my outfit for dinner perfectly Grin

It looked even better on me when I was less tired and my hair wasn't as messed up after having been outside in the rain and wind playing games. (we're just like that)

I got a tiny closeup on the necklace

But none on the earrings! Gah! Didn't think that far... *sigh* But they're super gorgeus.. If I know the terms correctly, the "pendant" and the bottom bits of the earrings are abalone. The earrings are like.. hooks.. with a long metal bit/staff/pokeythingyIcan'tname'causeit'stoolateatnight with two of those white discs at the end, and a piece of abalone hanging from that bit.

Um... Sorry for the lame desc. jMi, if you have a good pic of the earrings, please post them! I suck at taking pics of earrings, partially 'cause I haven't got the ears for earrings if you look that closely.

Aaand the main event!

There's this palm tree beach image under a big chunk of what I assume is resin or something (my boyfriend and my father thought it was glass at first) and there's bits of lyrics and in each corner are actual seashells with the top rising above the resin Smiley
Around the lid is also lyrics, bits that feel extra relevant in connection to the reason I gave for choosing this song...
In the front there is a really nice metal frame to put a tiny photo in.

Open up! And there's a mirror in the lid! And three compartments with images in the bottom.

And if yuo remove those...

You reach the bottom of the box, and just looking at it makes me feel like I'm on a tropical beach of my own.

*sighs happily*
I'm so in love with this. And my boyfriend seemed to really like the it too. He also said that he loved the jewellry on me.

And as a result, what I almost sent away today feels like it completely sucks! Aarrrgh! I have to make more and better things, quickly! *would be drowning in swap nerves if it wasn't so late at night*

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