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21  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / That's a very nice everything you've got there... on: September 07, 2012 07:59:50 AM
So for today's silly craft I made a minecraft creeper (sphax texture) to put in a dark corner of my boyfriend's desk

Now I need firecrackers and a motion detector...

(the creeper came from here because everything you want to do has already been thought of, so you won't have to do the ground work)

sorry for the picture quality, my phone doesn't like dark corners Cheesy
22  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sprayed mirror frame, step by step (lots of pics!) on: July 21, 2012 11:53:29 PM

Step by step:

I saw this slightly bland but promising frame at ikea yesterday and decided it needed a colorchange and a new purpose in life

So I removed the back (not pictured above even, I'd already removed it - it was just a simple snap-on-snap-off backing) and cut off three of the four picture-support thingies - leaving one for the mirror to rest on once I glued it on

only one support left...

...you can probably use a dremel or something. I had this saw thing.

Then I sprayed the whole thing black! Making sure I got every nook and cranny...

It was this awesome hobby spray that only takes 2-3 minutes to dry (less even, but it says 2-3 minutes). ...then a coat of red, going only from the inside out, at about 45 degree angle

Then a final black coat, going from the inside out at about 5-10 degree angle, plus a little distance-spraying over the whole thing to darken it, and close range spraying at the outside (to get rid of stray red misty coating) and the flat part inside the patterned bit.

Then I grabbed a mirror (from a 4 pack from ikea) and glued it to the back with some sort of workman's glue my dad has been using for housework, resting against the support I left on the mirror. I put the really thick strands of glue about an inch away from the opening, as the mirror is almost as wide as the frame anyway, which let the glue move about when pressed together, without peeking out in front.

Giving us a complete mirror that suits its room a lot better than if it had stayed white!

23  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Simple wallpapered mirrors on: April 19, 2012 12:08:58 AM
It's time for another daily crummy cell phone pic! Cheesy

Got these decorate-your-own-mirror mirrors at IKEA, and decided to wallpaper them. The idea is that if my mom likes the thought, we can hang these in the hallway at the summer house, opposite the door to the room that's along the longer wall, which will reflect some light (as the hallway has no windows). (where they'd be hanging on a whiteish wall, not standing on my crummy sofa against my not-my-choice orange wallpaper)

The bambooish wallpaper is from the room they'd be hanging opposite, the gray wallpaper is from my room at the end, and I have one more mirror to dress up once they get around to wallpapering the guest room / office / whatever, so there would be three mirrors in the hallway tying in to the rooms it connects to.

I should've put the gray wallpaper a little further down, but (which  you can't see in the pic unfortunately) there's a watermark-like stamp on the bottom right as well, with some text, that I was trying to fit in properly. So it looks a bit less off in real life, but would still have been better just a little further down.
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Mini bottle-ish earrings on: April 18, 2012 10:06:48 AM
I found these really really tiny bottles at the craft store, dark wire already attached, and I knew I had to make earrings out of them (because I'd be too afraid to crush a necklace against something) They're less than an inch high I think, and the cork comes out, so I filled them with beads and attached some hooks!

I broke one of the corks because I'd pushed it down really hard and then decided it was a little too full with beads, so I had to take some out...  Undecided Lesson learned.

And here's the token action shot of geek-faces-daylight-and-tries-not-to-squint-against-at-the-brightness-of-a-cloudy-day

25  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Pens and Mushrooms stamped notecards on: April 17, 2012 01:53:34 AM
I'm running out of notecards, so I decided to stamp some, inspired by other craftsters who do these things quite often Smiley (Yes, I'm a stalker. Aren't we all.)

The photos are kinda crappy, but I wanted to share anyway!

Nighttime cell phone pic, when they were just completed

Daytime cell phone pics

Yeah, I'm getting a bit of a headache too from the fuzzy cell phone pics, but I'm having troubles the whole it's-such-a-chore part of my huge camera  Lips sealed

I carved the shroom myself many years ago, and the pens is a purchased stamp that I should really stamp on white at some point, and cut out and glue onto paper instead... but that's not what I wanted to do last night, I wanted to stamp and draw with a pen Cheesy So yeah, that's what I've done, cut paper, stamped, distressed the edge with the inkpad, used a glitter gel pen on the pen tips ('cause I didn't have silver..) and a white gel pen on the shrooms.

Decent, no? Smiley
26  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / A Dovahkiin Easter (giant painted Skyrim candy easter egg for the boyfriend) on: March 29, 2012 11:11:04 AM
In sweden we don't go hunting for chocolate eggs, instead we go looking for a single egg filled with candies. They sell these giant undecorated paper eggs at the craft store, so I immediately wanted to do something more fun than to buy the normal green-with-chickens or green-with-hares things.

Hence, the words of power egg!

The boyfriend's name is quite short, so he only gets two words of power, but there's all this chocolate and cookies and muffins for him to comfort himself with.

Get it? Roll Eyes

Ok, I'll tell you.

It's from the game Skyrim, which we both play, though I'm playing it without any main story (or dragons) and he's beaten the main story and gone on to find more interesting storylines in the game, like the dark brotherhood etc... Cheesy So, in the game, there's all these words of powers that you find carved into great stone walls, as a sort of extra arsenal of spells, to heavily simplify it.

The words here are "Ah", meaning hunter, and "Mir", meaning allegiance. Since the words "animal allegiance" makes animals come fight for you, I guess this would make hunters come fight for you? Roll Eyes

The letters making up the words are Ah, M and Ir, which should make a good euphonic spelling of "Amir". (I was tempted to use the normal A and the double I instead, but then I found the actual words of power, and that was just... better Cheesy )

So, what do you think?
27  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Hemingway chibi / Midnight in Paris cross stitch on: March 28, 2012 05:52:24 AM
...he could also double as Sean Connery.

Anyway, my boyfriend has been wanting me to make him something for his workplace, and when he loved the movie Midnight in Paris so much, I decided to stitch this quote (which he really loved from the movie)

(he doesn't have weird stains on his shirt, that's glare from the glass)

I drew the letters on gridded paper, and started out drawing Hemingway with the aid of the pic of these lovely chibis, but he turned out far too short so I lengthened him a bit. Cheesy I ended up not making him quite like my drawing either, but he turned out pretty good looking! In spite of running out of my mystery gray thread for the shirt, and having to finish off with a different gray dmc thread, which isn't really the same color at all. Roll Eyes

Now he's glaring out from his new home

(I don't know how the boyfriend intends to solve it once he gets his screens, but he says the mini wall partition can be moved, so maybe he'll figure something out Wink )

It's not Hemingway from the movies, because I wanted something more iconic, so I went with the famous turtleneck picture instead. And the final chibi is so nondescript, it could just as well be Sean Connery if you need to stitch one of those instead. Cheesy
28  COOKING / Dessert / Delicious chocolate scones on: March 04, 2012 11:34:23 PM
I wasn't sure whether to post this as a dessert or just "bread", but as they're a little sweet all on their own, and I tend to eat them with tea, I'm just gonna stick them here Cheesy They're delicious as is with some lemon tea, or you can spread some cream cheese and orange marmalade on them!

The table below has deciliters and equivalent in the first column, and cups etc in the second. Unfortunately the tables here don't have outlines, but I hope you can read it anyway!

4 dl1.7 cupswheat flour
3.5 dl1.5 cupssifted rye flour (a mix of 40% rye, 60% wheat)
0.5 dl3.5 tbspdark brown muscovado sugar (raw sugar if you can't find it)
0.5 tspsalt
1.5 tspbaking soda
125g1 stick & ~1 tbspbutter
2 dl0.85 cupsmilk
1dl1.5 cupschocolate chips

1 tbspwater
1 pinchsalt

Turn the oven to 250C / 480F

Mix flour, salt and baking soda

If you're using a machine: Beat butter until soft, add sugar, and then stir with the flour mix.
By hand: Stir sugar into the flour mix, and pinch butter in the flour until fairly evenly divided.

Whisk egg and milk and add to the batter. Only mix until it's evenly divided. Add chocolate buttons and stir only to incorporate.

Divide into four pieces and flatten into circles on a lined cookie sheet.

Whisk the eggbrushing and brush the scones with it.

Put in the oven for 10 minutes.

Serve warm. Any that won't be eaten the same day should be frozen asap.
29  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / KitchenAid Speed Guide on: February 05, 2012 05:15:00 AM
Not sure if this is necessarily the right category, but I figured it's a better "cooking tip" than it is a "paper craft" Wink

I guess this is something you learn after having had it for a while, but for now, I like having it accessible, and not having to browse through the book to find it, when referencing what is "beat" and what is "whisk", etc. Smiley

So I copied down the text from the manual into a word document, found a pretty little image online (which I posterized in pixlr), and put it on my wall! Much quicker, and rather comforting Cheesy

30  COOKING / Dessert / Four flavors of shortbread on: February 05, 2012 05:02:08 AM
This is the first time I tried out my new kitchenaid! The picture isn't the best, but the lighting is really weird today. Cloudy but very bright due to all the snow.

Almost a double batch of shortbread, in four delicious flavors:
Left/top: Ginger-cinnamon (with some normal sugar added)
Middle: Chocolate chip
Right/bottom: Raisin
and my favorite, the golden row on the top/right: Orange-coconut Cheesy (orange zest and coconut flakes)

I've never made shortbread before, but I've tasted it, so I figured I'd just toss in whatever flavors came to me. Boyfriend approved, and he normally hates ginger, but it goes incredibly well with the cinnamon.
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