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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Drab Studio Apartment on: March 04, 2006 09:13:17 PM
Ok, so I just typed a whole response and my computer freaked and erased it!

Well, here are my ideas;

You could get a dropcloth from a home store and make some floorcloths.  I did this with my niece and nephews for my sister's mother's day present.  They made footprints all over in bright, primary colors and then I sealed it and bound the edges.  It really turned out cute - you could do any design and color scheme.

Another idea is to fake a window in the kitchen.  Find a blind on sale (I'm thinking bamboo or wood of some type), hang it over a plug-in florescent light and then put curtains over it.  Of course, you need an empty space in the kitchen (my old studio apt. had one little wall in the kitchen that would work).

Or you could do tapestries similar to the floorcloths.  Use a dowel or wood pole, bamboo, broomstick, whatever and tie string to both ends after threading it through hemmed fabric.

Well, those are my ideas - hope they help!
12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need some help - grandmother's memorial scrapbook page on: March 04, 2006 07:27:47 PM
Thanks for the information, I'm still debating on what to do and haven't yet made it to the craft store.  I'll be checking out the links you posted as well.

Thanks a bunch!
13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need some help - grandmother's memorial scrapbook page on: March 03, 2006 09:12:24 PM
That's what I was thinking, but didn't know how to go about it.  Thank you for the information and suggestions - I have to go shopping for my niece's birthday party so I'll just "have" to stop by the craft store.  Now I just have to figure out what to do with the pressed flower so it'll be preserved.  My sister mentioned something about wax paper - not so sure about that.

Anyway, obvious or not, it wasn't to me (lol)!  Thanks a bunch and I'll hopefully be able to post a pic once I figure out what I'm going to do.

Anyone else with suggestions?
14  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / I need some help - grandmother's memorial scrapbook page on: March 02, 2006 10:10:46 PM
I would like to make a scrapbook page (or possible a page to put in a picture frame) in honor of my grandmother who passed away a week and a half ago.  I have a small blurb (for lack of a better word) that I wrote and read at the funeral, a flower from the service, a music cd and a memorial video dvd, the memorial folder (kind of like a flyer), a poem my niece found and had the minister read along with her obituary and photograph.  I'm not a scrapbooker and not sure where to start.  I have pressed the flower and want to preserve it - any suggestions?

In no way am I trying to trivialize the loss my family has suffered - I want to honor my grandmother's memory and the wonderful person she was.  I'm lucky to have had her around for so long (she was 90).  My family all called her "Mo'Mo"" - short for mother's mother.

Any suggestions you can offer would be greatly appreciated!  I have 2 sisters, a mother and an aunt that would appreciate the suggestions as well.

Thank you in advance!!
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Granny Squares on: January 17, 2006 09:08:35 PM
I was taught years ago by my neighbor.  Do you have any yarn shops in your area?  Check with them and see if there is anyone that can give you the basics.  I've thought about trying those again, just haven't gotten around to it.  Good luck!
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: FIRSt TIMER - TRIED TO MAKE EARRINGS on: October 10, 2005 05:39:58 PM
very nice!  just a little lesson I learned the hard way - when cutting wire, I put the wire and cutters (and my hands) inside a large plastic bag to keep the wires from flying everywhere.  Keep your creativity going!!!!  You've done great so far!
17  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: My grandmonther is turning 90! on: September 18, 2005 05:21:43 AM
Well, so far I've come up with a gift.  My grandmother is in a wheelchair and cannot do a lot, she has hand tremors as well.  There are only so many books out there and she doesn't read all that much.  She does like to sit out on her front porch and enjoy the fresh air.  With that in mind, I found some windchime parts at a craft store and then the B (for her last name).  I have to admit, I did not paint her last name on it - they did that at the store where I bought it.  Anyway, my mom thinks my grandmother will love it.  Let me know what you think!

18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is anyone here okay with me adding them to my buddy list for "instant" help? on: September 05, 2005 09:00:30 PM
you can add me, not sure if I'll be of much help - but if I'm on AIM I'll be glad to try or at least chat.  look on my profile and my AIM screen name is the same as my email before the @.
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: The Personalized License Plate Purse (or a box) with Tutorial on: September 05, 2005 08:48:52 PM
Very cute!  I have my old SC plate (we only had one for our car) and I've been trying to decide what to do with it.  I'd love to ditch my Ohio plates, but I'll just have to be patient until I can move back to SC.  What part of Ohio are you in?
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: ugly yellow shirt needs help! on: September 05, 2005 01:54:34 PM
you could add some ribbon or similar trim around the collar.  Or, make a ribbon tie instead of button front.  just some thoughts.
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