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11  Mushroom Stool Tutorial in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by jennilocker on: March 03, 2011 07:33:14 AM



I was totally inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367900.0 this awesome stool.  I wanted to make one for a swap but I couldn't find a log...I had some offers from a thousand miles away for logs (if I drove to get them) but instead I went to Michael's and found these cute little foot stools.  I thought they would be perfect and MUCH easier to ship. They were unfinished wood and their size make a perfect footstool or a child's stool.

First thing was to paint the base.

Then I took hotglue and attached foam around the edge of the top.  Then I filled in the center with foam.

Then I layed out my fabric and turned the stool upside down.  Using a staple gun I held the fabric taut and stapled every inch or so, pleating the fabric along the way.

Viola! You have a mushroom foot stool!
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12  Re: Invite Your Partner Round 17 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jennilocker on: March 03, 2011 07:03:40 AM
I received from Rebecca (Ffrogg526) yesterday!  She sent the most AMAZING package and I feel horrible because I totally undersent- so I will be sending her some post swap lovin'.  BUT now it's time for me to gloat and prance around because my package was so super duper awesome!!

I got a beautiful owl picture frame!!! LOVE IT!


An owl embroidery hoop!! Not only did she make it beautiful on the front she personalized the back!! LOOOVE IT!



AND THE BIGGEST AND BEST STAR BLANKET EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It is so big I didn't have any place to lay it to get the entire thing in the picture! 
(Yes that is a weeks worth of clean laundry laying on my couch...don't judge me!)



Yeah, I'm a lucky girl!!  Rebecca is an amazing, sweet, and oh so thoughtful partner and I'm SO thankful for my amazing package!! THANK YOU!
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13  Re: FOC Second Chance Wishlist Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by jennilocker on: February 28, 2011 06:17:21 AM
I received from Aidenromantic on Friday!!  She sent a wonderful package of felt food for Zoe!

I LOVE the poptart...and though you can't tell it from the picture it has this glittery string in the felt and it just sparkles so pretty!!  Zoe was super excited and I had to literally snap a fast pic while her dad held her because she was so excited to play with everything!  We ate a LOT of fish and eggs over the weekend!! Tee hee!

Thanks so much Aidenromantic!!  Your package was LOVED!

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14  Re: Make a Purse & Fill It Swap (Round 6) Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jennilocker on: February 28, 2011 06:10:16 AM
I received from sarahj2001 on Friday!! She sent me the most beautiful package ever!!

She has mad skills in the knitting department!!

Here is the purse I had wisted


And here is the purse I got from Sarah!!



Didn't she do an AMAZING job!!!! MY boyfriend was SUPER impressed and actually talked about the purse all weekend.  Rarely does he get impressed with crafts so that is a huge honor! LOL!

Now in that pic you can see the wisted owl handwarmers that I believe are my most favorite things ever...she did such a good job on those and I was NOT expecting something so nice to be included as an extra!

Here is a shot of everything togetherL


You can see that she also included:

1. Smarties...mmmmmm
2. Burts Bees bath soak
3. Homemade chapstick
4.a cute little credit card wallet
5. a straight off my wist paperweight with a dandelion!! LOVE IT!!

Thank you so much Sarah! I loved everything!!
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15  Re: The Awesome Swap Gallery of the "Be Awesome" Swap in The Swap Gallery by jennilocker on: February 28, 2011 06:00:21 AM
I received from MissingWillow on Friday and let me tell you how AWESOME my package was!!  She sent a beautiful patchwork skirt that fit like a glove! The colors and fabric choices were perfect and you can tell how much time and effort went into making this...thank you SO much!

Now let me say I had several action shots taken but in all of them my face decided that it should look exceptionally scary and thus distracted from the skirts beauty.  I felt that it was unfair to include these in my post.  So even though I hate pictures of skirts just laying on the floor looking lonely it is only as a service to you, my fellow Craftsters that I do this.

MissingWillow if you have better shots PLEASE post them so everyone can see just how wonderful my skirt is!



And a shot of our house guest (hopefully newest resident) checking out MissingWillows AWESOME craftsmanship.



Thank you SO much MissingWillow!  You were a wonderful and thoughtful partner...well you were just AWESOME! Grin
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16  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 66 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jennilocker on: February 10, 2011 05:20:17 AM
I was claimed for a purse by 1watermonkey and receieved it last night!!



It's perfect in every way! I love the style, the fabric, and the size!!
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!
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17  Re: Fill-A-Box Happy New Year GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by jennilocker on: February 07, 2011 06:44:52 AM
I recieved from my wonderful Shamie1999!! She outdid herself sending some great supplies!  Angels have to be some of the most generous people around!  A BIG hug to her for being such a great one!!


She stuffed the box full of goodies...there was:
Tons of fun fabric squares ...some great batik prints
2 large pieces of pretty fabric
big bag of buttons
bag of glass beads
wooden dowels
a bag of paint
craft thread and a cute butterfly thread holder
an embroidery hoop
binding
ribbon
quilt pattern
a large bag of appliques
Transfer paper for fabric (LOVE THIS!)
and an awesome wallet made out of duct tape!

This is a detail pic of the appliques!




Thank you so much shamie!! You were a wonderful angel!
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18  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 66 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jennilocker on: January 25, 2011 08:00:54 AM
I recieved from the wonderful Padfoot yesterday for wonderful wisty surprises!! 

I got a measuring tape bracelet!!



And RAINBOW EAR WARMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wooo Hooo!!! Thank you Padfoot!
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19  Re: Fill-A-Box Happy New Year GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by jennilocker on: January 24, 2011 06:31:43 AM
I recieved from BroadwayBound313 Saturday.



Included in the box was:
stickers
2 picture frames
acrylic paint
legs from bluejeans
craft thread
beads
jewelry findings
seashells
tickets
a ball of yarn
foam pieces
crayola model magic
and some candy

Thank you BroadwayBound313
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20  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery for round 65 in The Swap Gallery by jennilocker on: January 14, 2011 05:19:30 AM
I received from Craftybeach girl last night!!  She sent me a much wished for book binding machine!  Thank you SO much!!



Yesterday was a horrible day and there is nothing like coming home and finding something wonderful from a Craftster friend waiting on you!  Thank you!
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