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1621  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-Forever! on: June 23, 2013 12:15:22 AM
Arachnea, your house is going to be amazing!!  Totally loving everything you've done so far!!!
1622  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: My first attempt at restoring a book from the late 1800s on: June 21, 2013 03:17:27 PM
Beautiful job!   Smiley

(just a general note to mention that restoration like this may affect the value of the book as an antique)

I agree, it is a beautiful job!  I'm sure this book wouldn't have had much value as an antique because it was so damaged, but I would definitely hesitate if I was thinking about restoring one that was in better shape.
1623  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Shrine Swap on: June 21, 2013 03:12:33 PM
loving the steampunk shrine! gorgeous!  I think this one ought to have its own thread so I can hit "this rocks"!  Wink

Too soon? I will probably put it in another category, if you have a suggestion.....so just to be sure, it IS steampunk-ish? I know the "not remotely steampunk" meme, I'm terrified of it!
Well, it fits my personal definition!  I'm not an authority at all, but I know what I like, if that helps!  Wink
1624  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 23: Summer Do Si Do GALLERY!! on: June 21, 2013 10:53:43 AM
I had to pin the "not my monkeys, not my circus" art!  Awesome!  Grin
1625  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Tall Forest Beast Finally Complete! on: June 21, 2013 09:54:54 AM
Wow! that is beyond cool!
1626  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Shrine Swap on: June 21, 2013 09:51:36 AM
loving the steampunk shrine! gorgeous!  I think this one ought to have its own thread so I can hit "this rocks"!  Wink
1627  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: And Still More Teesha Moore Inspired Patches Swap. SU 6/1--6/9. Send out by 6/25 on: June 21, 2013 09:33:54 AM
One partner's patches are done!  Planning a trip to the PO on my lunch break, and then they will be winging their way across the pond to noodle bug!  Cheesy
1628  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! on: June 21, 2013 06:03:45 AM
Challenge/Battle/Alert: May Wordy (haiku)
Team/Ninja: Team Mystery Lovers
Project Geekdom (if any): Greek mythology, mystery
Bonus Points: Nerdy, super nerdy
Project Name: Pandora's box
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I made this for a swap, and now that my partner has received, I can post! I traced some Greek art onto this awesome paper and modpodged it to a papier mache box that I had altered so that the lid was hinged rather than a lift off type.  I used grosgrain ribbon to hinge it, and a small piece as a pull tab for opening.  I lined it with some pretty paper.  Here's a (VERY) brief synopsis of the Pandora story, for any who may not be familiar:  Pandora was a daughter of Zeus, sent to earth to be married.  Zeus gave her a box and made her promise never to open it.  Unfortunately, the mystery just got to be too much for her curious mind, and she took a peek, thereby releasing into the world all the evils known to humankind.  But left in the bottom of the box was a tiny little thing, called hope.  Hope flew out of the box to help combat the evils that had been set free.

On the top of the box is pictured a sphinx, who according to myth, would ask you a mysterious riddle, and if you got it wrong, it ate you.  Tongue

The Greek lettering on the front means "do not open".

Project Pictures:

...and hope, which was in the bottom of the box (this should look familiar  Wink)

And my haiku!

I think it's funny:
My Japanese poetry's
About a Greek box.
1629  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Common Ground swap Gallery on: June 21, 2013 05:51:44 AM
I'm glad you liked everything, bambam!

I don't know if my pics are a whole lot better, but....

(The Greek lettering on the outside means "do not open")

I didn't think to take a pic of the interior  Roll Eyes but I do have one of the "hope". 

The interior is not painted, it is decoupaged with really cool paper.  Wink
And yes, the earrings are shrink plastic.

Our common grounds were love of ancient things - Egyptology, Greek mythology.  And while I'm not the huge Alice fan she is, I adore top hats!  Hence, the earrings.   Smiley
1630  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! on: June 20, 2013 05:02:27 PM
The story behind the cat food label is hysterical!  I may have to check out the movie, now!  Grin
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