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1  Vintage style puffy quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by functionalflea on: April 13, 2016 10:29:16 AM
I recently found an old stuff n puff quilt booklet.  I decided to try one of the patterns.  These are the old quilts where each piece is sewn like a little pillow and then stuffed, all of the stuffed pieces are then sewn together.  Of course I had to try it just like grandma would have with old double knit polyester fabric.  It puffs better.  That of course limited my fabric choices to what was at the thrift store.  I used two similar navy fabrics to make the centers of the blocks.




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2  Silverware Angel Ornament in Winter Holidays by functionalflea on: November 04, 2015 12:21:04 PM
I decided to try making angel ornaments this year to give as gifts.  This is the prototype.  It uses 2 forks for wings and a hollow knife handle for the body.  The head is made from a smashed penny and the halo is copper wire.  I could not figure out a good way to rivet it together so I ended up using E6000 glue, except for the halo which is put through drilled holes.  It seems like it is going to hold.





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3  King Pin in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by functionalflea on: November 18, 2014 06:22:14 AM
I made this pin just for fun.  It is a silver spoon, some old copper pipe which I split and flattened, and an old fork for a crown.  All riveted together using copper wire for rivets.  The face is cut using a jewelers saw.




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4  Spider Spoon Pendant in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by functionalflea on: September 25, 2014 07:26:40 AM
I made this pendant for a gift for one of my mom's friends for Halloween.  I used a old silver plated soup spoon.  It is hand cut using a jewelers saw.  The spider is made from scraps of copper pipe.  It is hand riveted on using copper.  The cord is made using c lon cord that I wove.  The button for the closure is made from a spoon handle.



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5  Red Plaid Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by functionalflea on: September 18, 2014 04:36:52 PM
I found this heavy vintage car upholstery fabric at the local fabric outlet.  I probably should have made the purse a bit larger, but I have more fabric--so I will probably make a tote next.






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6  Silver spoon and copper macrame cattail necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by functionalflea on: May 13, 2013 04:16:54 PM
The cabochon for this necklace was made using a piece of flattened copper pipe, found on the road and an old silver spoon.  The patterns on both layers were cut using a jewelers saw.  The button was made from a piece of spoon handle.  The necklace is knotted using c-lon cord.


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7  Poodle Skirt Applique in Needlework: Completed Projects by functionalflea on: July 20, 2011 05:04:31 AM
I was asked to make a poodle applique for a 1950's costume.  I used a felt base and vintage pink embroidery floss.  I used a bullion stitch to make the curls.


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8  Metal spreader mermaid pearl necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by functionalflea on: April 21, 2011 01:29:49 PM
I used an old metal spreader and cut it to look like a mermaid.  I cut the sand dollars and starfish from scraps left from cutting metal spoons.  The macrame work is done with linen on the outside, but the holding cords are nylon so that the fresh water pearls will not brake the cord as easily.
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9  Macrame owl necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by functionalflea on: April 15, 2011 05:45:46 PM
I was playing around with different ideas for my etsy store, so I decided to revisit macrame.  I hadn't done any for years.  I made a cottolin owl pendant.  The perch and button closure are cut from the handle of a silver spoon.[img][/img]
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10  Matchbook covered jewelry box in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by functionalflea on: April 10, 2011 03:35:31 PM
I got this jewelry box at the thriftstore.  It had a paper-like covering that was in bad shape.  When I pulled it off I found out that while the box was wood, the top and the bottom were heavy cardboard and the drawer fronts were metal.  I covered the box with old matchbook covers then coated it with high gloss varnish.  I painted the hardware black.
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