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4441   / HOME SWEET HOME / Is My Crafty Houseware General or Reconstructed? Where Do I Post It? on: June 29, 2011 04:16:33 PM
Are you confused about whether something you've crafted belongs in the General or Reconstructed category?  Here are some tips to help you figure it out.  If your item started it's life as something completely different with another purpose than what you transformed it into, it's considered Reconstructed.  If you have painted, reupholstered, decoupaged, embellished, decorated or resurfaced an item that still has the same function as before, it's considered General.  It's also considered General if you have constructed something from your craft supplies, like a new lampshade to replace an old one.  

Using this definition, here are some things that would fall into each category:

Building an ottoman from scratch
Reupholstering a chair
Decorating a lamp shade with scrapbook paper
Creatively painting a book case

Tearing the guts out of an ottoman to transform it into a storage bin
Making a tote from a tea towel
Making craft storage from a record holder
Sewing a pillow from a T-shirt
Making a lampshade from gummi bears
Turning a book case into a gerbil habitat

If you want to post a jewelry display or holder, that goes over in the Jewelry and Trinkets board. 

If you're still not sure where your project goes, send a PM to one of your Home Sweet Home moderators (MissingWillow, pixieval, photojenn) for assistance figuring it out.
4442  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Make-a-Friend Round 7 -- Summer 2011 Gallery! on: June 29, 2011 03:43:15 PM
Cute owl!
4443  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Solid Perfume Locket Tutorial on: June 29, 2011 03:32:11 PM
Thanks so much you guys (and hi sweetyetevil, happy early Halloween)!   Cheesy
4444  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Craft My Pet Round Two? on: June 29, 2011 02:22:00 PM
I loved this swap!
4445  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Circus Elephant on Trinket Box on: June 29, 2011 11:16:15 AM
4446  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Harvesting Spring Honey on: June 29, 2011 09:58:33 AM
Thanks so much, I wish we had neighbors like you, Hollie Hobbie! 
4447  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Frappucino vase on: June 29, 2011 03:39:55 AM
What kind of paint did you use on the glass?
4448  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Great Garden Challenge Entries on: June 29, 2011 03:30:13 AM
You'll need to start a new topic on our challenge board to make sure you can receive votes.  Look in the upper right hand corner of http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=406.0  for the blue tab that says NEW TOPIC.  Click on that and you'll have your own separate entry so folks can vote for you! 
4449  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wall art, no money spent! "Save money, Live better" on: June 28, 2011 09:47:55 AM
How long does it take you to do one?
4450  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ruffle Pillow from Old Tee Shirt on: June 27, 2011 10:51:16 AM
Sweet!  Were the gathers hard to do in the t-shirt fabric? 
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