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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Painted Vintage Suitases (Audrey Hepburn and Carousel Horse) on: February 14, 2013 10:47:34 AM
 Shocked wow! was thinking of arting up a old shopping trolley with a carousel horse ( possibly steam/dead  Grin) what paints did you use?
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hoarder's Journal, my scraps and treasures bound in one book! (pic heavy!!) on: February 14, 2013 10:44:37 AM
neato! i was drawing in books  instead of journals ( you know the ones the libraries chuck out for 2- 3 dollars?) Lips sealed
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cheap furniture/decor ideas needed! on: February 14, 2013 08:42:32 AM
wow its been ages since i posted on here so it must be fate to find your post!  Cheesy

okay heres my story i'm a aus girl so i'm not to sure if this will help or not . i was a student (graduated whoot!) and broke going into my first and (ultimately failed) first share house.

-my partner collected milk crates (still does Roll Eyes) these make great sturdy bookshelves and you can cable tie them together ( we made a bed base from it and a few tetris themed bookshelves and one desk.)

-http://www.freecycle.org/ great place encourages the reuse of items such a furniture i picked up our old gal of a wardrobe ( oak with beautiful flourishes and clawed feet, which had come off. which i still have *phew* and a beautiful old doctors desk... now gone Cry)

-friends / local fates / neighbours / shops I hope your neighbourhood is a friendly one but make your self known to your neighbors you never know a bit of friendly help "and Cookies go a long way to building bridges." often they'll have junk lying around that you could use. and pick up for a song! and most retail shops would love to give you old boxes ( believe me i've worked in a few and dont mind it when people take the boxes!)

-ebay i hate  Sad every things either overpriced our just cheap.

if you are going to make stuff look on http://www.instructables.com/ and pintrest have great ideas!
(http://pinterest.com/pin/156781630750050072/ have a look at that one!) also theres  http://www.lifehacker.com.au/tags/furniture/ ( just be careful thats an australian site but might be great for plans and ideas!)

and of course http://www.youtube.com/user/ThreadBanger youtube vids! some people love to share there craftiness here. ( if you get annoyed by music / length muted it and power through it by dragging the bar )

 


Just had a thought about the couch: throw a bed sheet over it Tongue All the better if it's a Star Wars sheet!



we've done this on our old bomb of a couch! 70's duvet cover with wattle leaves and what not!

Good luck - scar
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Starcraft baneling plush! on: February 16, 2012 06:08:30 AM
my fully grown male star craft playing partner squelled like a girl when he saw these i would reeally suggest marketing one or two Roll Eyes
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 71 ENTRIES / my beaded friendship card on: February 03, 2012 06:27:02 AM
hi guys well here you go  Roll Eyes (tried to get some better photos of this but my mac will not compute PEF files mini rage Cry)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/karmacranes/6782812797/ heres a close up


http://www.flickr.com/photos/karmacranes/6782815325/


beaded friendship card.
real blue beads ( no idea where bought) inkadinkado florish stamp, tim holtz distress ink-peeled paint, blue ribbon , black green blue card stock.
the Hi is layered and hand cut.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for advice on stacked button brooch on: January 30, 2012 07:06:33 AM
agreeing with the button look weird without stitches however seed beeds?
7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #71 - Just Bead It - Entries Due Feb 1 - Feb 8 on: January 29, 2012 08:09:13 AM
really cant wait for this! first challenge Grin
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Haggard Ulf: The wee lil' viking! on: January 27, 2012 10:41:28 PM
my partner (avid recrationalist he actually runs around as a viking at certain events  Roll Eyes) squeed when he saw this
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Emilie Autumn - Dir En Grey Shoes *pic heavy* on: October 10, 2011 05:44:48 AM
wow amazing Shocked
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: MLP: Friendship is Magic Swap (SIGNUP 09/06/11-9/20/11;MAIL BY 10/25/11) on: October 07, 2011 11:18:37 PM
wow your ever so lucky to find all them ponies! i managed to find 4 mystery ponies at savers ( there for customisation),
i might start asking stores to keep my name and no down just in case the find a few (only buy them through op shops  Wink)
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