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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Release the KRAKEN!!!! Bathroom redo on: May 17, 2014 05:40:50 AM
ROCKS! This is going on Geek Crafts!
22  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Doctor Who lawn gnome on: May 10, 2014 12:47:27 PM
Love this! ***Rocks!*** Going to add him to Greek Crafts today. Smiley
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Superhero Bra on: May 03, 2014 07:22:04 PM
I  love this!!!! I am so putting this on Geek Crafts right now for my Saturday entry! Smiley

24  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Oregon Trail & Back to the Future Hoops on: April 01, 2014 06:51:40 PM
OMG those are so great! ***Rocks!***

BTW, I always loved Oregon Trail....I'm so glad you did it in green thread on black cloth. Smiley
25  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Button Hoopla on: March 22, 2014 03:55:55 PM
That is such a cool idea for a hoop! Very original!! Smiley

26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Alaska themed earrings on: January 29, 2014 12:53:57 PM
The fireweed flowers are gorgeous!
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Refinished My First Piece of Furniture on: January 29, 2014 12:51:50 PM
I had this bench for about four months before I started working on it. I've been messing around with it, off and on, since April 2013, and now because of the glory that is a snow day, the bench has been completed....finally. Besides, I need to do something besides shop online...eBay and Amazon can be a dangerous combination! Smiley

As a refresher, here is the before picture. Excuse my shadow. It was late in the day when I took this picture and my back was to the west.

I wore out my husband's electric sander. I think this has about 4-5 coats of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane on it.

This is the after picture. I used curtain tiebacks to secure the cushions to the arm supports. I also bought four more to take apart and use as trim to hide the staples in the back cushions (the back of the bench is actually completely open through the wood, so it basically looks the same on the backside).

My friends lovingly this "the toilet," because I actually turned it into a bench with shallow storage space under the cushions. There's a hinged lid in the center of the bench. Originally, there were just batting, springs and horse hair under the original fabric.

There's a handful of things I would have liked to have done differently/better, but this is the first piece of furniture I've ever redone so I'm still pretty proud of it.
28  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nightmare Before Christmas Mayor lamp on: January 29, 2014 12:13:22 PM
He is absolutely stunning! The next time I head out to the thrift store, I have to look for a round lamp now. I need to steal your idea and maybe make a Jack Skellington one instead Smiley


I found a cute little round lamp at a thrift store a few years ago. With the help of my husband we finally came up with a good idea to put it to use.  Grin

The lamp shade is painted one both sides so you can change his face. The hat is built out of cardboard and covered in fabric. I left it hollow so heat can escape from the top.

29  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Supersize Shrug Me! on: January 26, 2014 05:40:36 PM
It really surprised me. Lion Brand is better than that. Maybe the creator (and later the proofer/poster of that pattern) just didn't catch any mistakes in it.

Thank you for going thru all the trouble of fixing the pattern for us.  It's so disappointing when a pattern is written incorrectly.
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: PIN UP LINGERIE SET on: January 26, 2014 08:04:10 AM
That is such a pretty set!
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