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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Step Away From The Spray Starch (aka easy removable xmas decals) on: December 05, 2011 06:34:07 PM
Oh wow... the tree looks fantastic! My wife and I didn't want to dig out the tree this year and were thinking about doing a tree on the wall made from lights ... but this is so much cooler! I'm gonna have to show her this.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Colour Wheel Quilt - my first full-size quilt on: December 13, 2010 10:41:42 AM
Now that's a cool quilt! My wife would LOVE it. It took forever for us to find a cool one a few months back, and it's still not half a cool as this one. Everything we found looked like a grandma in her 80's made 'em with teddy bears, flowers, etc.... Um, no thanks.  haha  Anyway, I just thought I'd say your color wheel is simple and uber cool.
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Randomly Stenciled Onsies (lots o' pics) on: December 12, 2010 08:24:13 PM
Those are really cool and that last one made me crack up.  My wife and I are always trying to find or make cool gifts (usually quirky "tuxedo t-shirt" type gifts) and this fits the bill perfectly!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Washer necklaces for friends and family! *Tutorial Added at bottom of 1st post* on: December 12, 2010 08:21:29 PM
They are so cool and uber simple to create.  Looks like you struck a cord with TONS of people. We all think they're cool!  Also, I thought you calling the store on your phone while you were in aisle 3 was hilarious. Grin
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Sweet little felt owl ornaments on: December 12, 2010 08:13:18 PM
Those are SO cool and I love the clean, simple design and colors. Very cool!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Christmas Crackers/Bangers Tutorial on: December 12, 2010 08:07:31 PM
This was a cool tutorial.  We bought some crackers last year and the kids loved them. They were kinda pricey for the amount we got and the "prizes" weren't very good. This looks like it'd be easy to add good prizes inside and they're cheaper too. Thanks!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Carpet square rug...the poor girl's floor covering! on: December 10, 2010 09:34:51 AM
Oh yeah! This is the kinda thing that's right my alley. Your rug looks really cool!

Right after graduating college a few years ago, I lived in a older house with cool wooden floors.  "Cool" in that they looked cool ... and also felt cool all the time.

I got tired of waking up and having to walk across the cold floor with my bare feet ... but I was too broke for a rug. All the awesome looking rugs I liked were way too pricey.

Well, in school, I was influenced by what I call the "Lowe's Aesthetic" ... or "Hardware Chic" might be a nicer way to put it.

So...

I found this old dumpy hardware store in town that had all kinds of oddball stuff. (Always smelled funny in there too ... haha) Anyway, they had a pile of carpet squares like you found, plus they also had a pile of high-traffic "industrial" style carpet squares in all kind of weird colors/patterns.

They measured 19" square (well, roughly ... they're all off just a bit) and they cost $1.18 a piece.

It was like eye candy to me. They were so ugly, but super cool when I put them together. I was so excited, I purposely hid all the cool ones on the bottom of the pile until I had enough money to buy them.   Grin

I finally bought them, and they worked out well. I was too broke to buy tape, so I just layed them on the wood floors with some of that rubberized shelf lining stuff you can get at the Dollar Tree underneath.  They worked awesome and I always loved how they looked.

Now I'm married and we live in a small apartment with "blah" carpet ... so there's just not quite enough room to put them out, plus they clash with the carpet, so I keep them waiting in the closet, hopefully to use in a future house sometime.  I took some pics of a few of them laid out real quick to show you what they look like ... so hopefully they show up.  Cool





8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Colored Pencil Necklace on: December 10, 2010 08:47:17 AM
That's a cool idea.

I've been having some colored pencil project ideas floating through my mind lately. I think I need to make something now.   Cool

I think I'd second the dulled pencil tips idea. When my sister was little, she fell down with one of those pointy pick/combs and it ended up piercing her throat.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: my newest shampoo bottle necklace! on: December 10, 2010 08:41:42 AM
Where'd you get the pink ball chain? Never seen colored ones like that before.

And I'm guess you cut rings out of the shampoo bottle and wrapped in in fabric?
That's a really cool idea, and looks awesome too!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Magazine Cover Bracelet, Gum Wrapper Chain-ish on: December 10, 2010 08:37:26 AM
That's a cool weaving technique. I've never seen it done in reverse like that.  Really clever!
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