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2921  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Bee Fairy on: April 10, 2012 01:09:43 PM
You guys are sweet.   Smiley
2922  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / A Bee Fairy on: April 10, 2012 11:52:27 AM
Here's my attempt at altered art.  We raise bees, so I had a few bee related images in my stash.  The background is a piece of scrapbook paper intended to be used as a family tree.  The lady was originally on the front of a greeting card hugging a stuffed peacock.  Inside it said "What midlife crisis?"   Cheesy I've had her forever and was glad to be able to finally use her. 

2923  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Butterfly Cupcakes on: April 10, 2012 06:22:14 AM
That's really clever how you made the wings.  They look tasty!
2924  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Little Sheep on: April 09, 2012 11:19:43 AM
That is one cute sheep!
2925  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Cooking Challenge - Sweet Easter and Spring Treats Open for Entries Thru 4/15/12 on: April 09, 2012 11:14:28 AM
That's great, Aislynn.  I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone makes! 
2926  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Meet Our 1Q2012 Home Sweet Home Featured Member - Redforkhippie! on: April 09, 2012 03:39:39 AM
We've enjoyed seeing her share the amazing mural work she's done over the years.  We're pleased to announce the 1Q2012 Home Sweet Home featured member is Redforkhippie!


Tell us about yourself.

I live in Tulsa, love Route 66, and have spent the past four years teaching high school (English, math and journalism) to support my beekeeping habit. My husband and I live in a near-zero-energy house with two dogs and a cat who thinks he's a dog.

Your 'Will work for coffee' coffeehouse bathroom redo is fantastic!  What was your favorite memory of the creative experience and how much free coffee have you been able to drink so far?

Thanks. I had a lot of fun with it. I think my favorite part of the whole project was when I first started, and the owners had no idea what to expect. I showed them some other murals I'd done, and of course they saw my car, but you know there's no telling what you'll get when some random person walks into your business and says, "Hey, how about I paint your bathroom in exchange for free coffee?" The look on Stevia's face when I finished ragging the walls and started sketching the postcard -- a picture of the famous Blue Whale in Catoosa -- was priceless.

I didn't keep track of my time very well, but I'm estimating the whole project took between 40 and 50 hours of actual work. I was averaging somewhere around a cappuccino an hour, so I've probably sucked down the better end of four gallons of coffee over the course of the project.



Do you have a another favorite mural or decorative feature that you've painted?

I've done tons of painting projects, but my favorite would have to be one I did in Depew, Okla., in 2005. I didn't really set out to paint murals there. I was chairman of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association's historic preservation committee, and we were trying to keep the city from tearing down some historic buildings that had fallen into disrepair. The original goal was just to clean up the buildings, replace the boards that were over the windows, and paint them white or something to make them look a little better. I was covering a big piece of plywood with white paint when I remembered seeing some trompe l'oeil panes painted on boarded-up windows in St. Louis when I was little. I ran inside and asked the owner if she'd mind if I painted a giant stained-glass Route 66 shield on the plywood. While I was working on it, the mayor's developmentally disabled son came along and wanted to help. One thing led to another, and pretty soon the whole thing spun wildly out of control, as my projects have a way of doing. Before the summer was out, we had every kid in Depew out there, doing a sort of paint-by-numbers thing. The mayor and the owner of the building, who are both very artistic themselves, ran with the idea and did some more murals on other windows around town, and they made a special window with all the kids' names on it. It was really great to see everybody come together like that for the benefit of the community.

Have you stopped embellishing your 'Love the one you're with' Honda and does it get a lot of attention when you drive it around town?

I'm mostly finished with the exterior, although I need to redo the hood because it's faded out again. The interior remains a work in progress. I'm starting to run out of real estate on the dashboard, so I've started gluing stuff all over the ceiling, and the button collection continues to grow. Every time I take something from a geocache, it goes in the car.



What is your favorite Craftster project that someone else has posted?

I'm not a huge Whovian, but TARDIS and Dalek-themed projects always crack me up, and I'm a total sucker for sock monkeys. I got on Craftster shortly after the sock monkey challenge a few years ago, and I still laugh every time I think about the Mr. T monkey somebody entered in that. There was also a pretty sweet Cthulhu sock monkey on here a while back, and the most amazing thing I've ever seen was a 15-foot-tall sock monkey stuffed with styrofoam peanuts. I remain in complete and utter awe of that monkey.

Where else on Craftster would we find your projects?

Let's see ... Miscellaneous Topics; Toys, Dolls and Playthings; More Art, Less Craft; Purses, Bags, Wallets; Clothing; and probably several others that I have since forgotten.


2927   / MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Re: Quarterly Featured Projects (Jan - March) on: April 09, 2012 03:14:45 AM
This is an amazing group of projects, thanks so much for including mine!
2928  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Cooking Challenge - Sweet Easter and Spring Treats on: April 08, 2012 03:19:47 AM
The challenge entry board is open, I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406831.0
2929  COOKING / Dessert / Cooking Challenge - Sweet Easter and Spring Treats Open for Entries Thru 4/15/12 on: April 08, 2012 03:10:35 AM


All of you fabulous bakers, it's time for a cooking challenge!  The subject is Sweet Easter and Spring Treats.  You can make dessert, chocolates, cookies, a bunny cake, cupcakes, Easter basket goodies - anything sweet that celebrates Spring.  

The Rules:

-This challenge is open to all Craftster members.

-You must be posting your 2012 goodies, prior years are not eligible.

-Your entry must be sweet, not savory.

-Each participant may enter just once.

-This contest is open for entries through midnight Sunday, April 15th.  Select NEW TOPIC in the upper right of this page - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=447.0.  Send TroubleT or MissingWillow a PM if you have any questions or difficulties posting.

-Voting will be open from April 15-22, 2012

Prize:
The winner of this challenge will be able to select a prize from us at Craftster.org -- any one item from our online shop at http://www.shop.craftster.org/
2930  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Ghostbuster's Cake on: April 07, 2012 05:21:51 PM
That is awesome, great job!  How did you do the slime?
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