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1  Re: Love your wedding? Then show off your photos here! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by LittleBlueTeacup on: October 22, 2007 04:47:31 PM
We got married on October 6th 2007 and I just finished editing our photos. Our friend took our photos for us, and I asked all our guests to take plenty of candids all day too. I'm so happy with how they all turned out.

We bought all the wedding flowers at the local supermarket, because I couldn't end up finding bright enough ones at any of the local florists. Here are the boutonnières and corsages, waiting in the fridge. We kept the centerpieces really simple, and I got all the bubble bowls for 50% off during Hobby Lobby's lovely sale. The votive holders were from Walmart and the candles smelled of pumpkin pie. Yum!

Sitting in the chapel after the wedding, waiting for people to get ready for boring formal photos. I made my bouquet and my maid of honor's. I also made my veil. It was two layers of tulle, and I attached seed beads along the edge of each layer. I was pretty proud of myself Smiley

Groom's cake, made by my extremely talented husband and his best man. Arsenal is the English football (soccer) team that he supports. My friend arranged the chrysanthemums on my cake.

Last pic doesn't have much to do with craftiness, but I love it even if it looks like some bizarre ritual. I couldn't believe how much everyone danced. We had so much fun, I'm already thinking of the next excuse to have a party Smiley
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2  My dog says "Save The Date, Grr" in Weddings and Bridal Showers by LittleBlueTeacup on: May 29, 2007 08:33:54 PM
I saw sarahlotfi's photobooth style save the date's ages ago and stored the idea away in my head. (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=66606.0) Now I'm finally getting round to making my own, but my fiance wasn't keen on posing for pictures, so I had to adapt the idea a little bit...

We got Ollie from the Humane Society last year and he was more than happy to hold up the signs for me, as long as they were tied to a stick.

They're not as photobooth-y as I was originally intending, but I had to give up trying to get Ollie to pose in any kind of structured way. I'm going to be sending them out in an email, with a little note alongside about how it's taken us so long to get anything wedding related sorted out that Ollie decided to just get on with the save the date's himself.

I'd love to know what you think of them.
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3  Re: Wowza! Comics bookcase! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by LittleBlueTeacup on: May 04, 2007 07:13:27 AM
The Minwax worked out ok. I just used two coats and it dried with a very slight amber tint to it, but I'm happy with it. On the back of the tin it says that light coloured surfaces might be better with Minwax polycrylic protective finish... so I might look for that if I do another project like this.

I'll put more books on it  eventually... for now I'm still enjoying being able to see evidence of my hard work!
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4  Salvaged Blue Beads: CheerMeUp Necklace! in Beads: Completed Projects by LittleBlueTeacup on: May 03, 2007 02:02:15 PM
I was given a long cord with these beads strung on at random intervals. It was meant to be worn casually slung around your neck. I knew I'd never wear it like that, but I really loved the beads, so I picked it apart, then restrung the beads on wire. Each bead it on its own individual piece of wire, which I curled into a loop on each end so that they would connect together.

The earrings it came with almost touched my shoulders and were destined to a wasted life at the bottom of a jewellery box. So I redesigned those too. Hurray!

I'd love to know what you think.
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5  Wowza! Comics bookcase! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by LittleBlueTeacup on: April 16, 2007 02:05:00 PM
We got the bookcase for $5 because it was damaged, and spent this weekend covering it with pages of comics from the 25cent bin at the comic store. We used watered down Elmer's glue to paste the pages on.

Now we just need to give it a few licks of varnish - anyone have any advice on what would be the best kind to use?


Halfway done:


more pics here:

(edited to fix pictures because I'm a fool and I didn't read the 'how to insert pictures' guide before I posted... oops)
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6  Wire Butterfly Card in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by LittleBlueTeacup on: November 07, 2005 03:40:12 PM
It was my Granny's birthday last week but I only just finished making her present this weekend (organisational skills not so strong in this one) and I made this card to go with it. The paper is sort of maroon coloured, but it looks brown in this picture because it was cloudy and miserable today  Sad I attached the butterfly and the little flight trail loops thingy with little pieces of thinner wire pushed through pinpricks in the card and twizzled round on the back.

She's mad about butterflies, and I wanted the card to sort of match her present (a beaded butterfly that I posted in the Beads section http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=61872.0 ).

Hope you like!
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7  Beaded Butterfly in Beads: Completed Projects by LittleBlueTeacup on: November 06, 2005 11:22:25 AM
Just finished making this... hands still hurting a little bit from that wire. I'm sure the people who live across the street thought I was crazy when I was trying to take pictures of it hanging in our window. It's going to be a birthday present for my granny, who loves butterflies.

I'm sure there are easier ways of making things like this, but I sort of made it up as I went along using things I had in my box(es) of random craft stuff . So, I made a little frame out of silver 24 gauge beading wire and then filled in the gaps with seed beads on green 28 gauge wire. The wire at the top that looks like an extra set of antennae is a loop to hang it up.
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8  Christmas Stockings in Winter Holidays by LittleBlueTeacup on: October 30, 2005 05:39:22 PM
I just finished making this for my boyfriend... I know it's a bit early but I thought it would take me much longer to finish it because I don't have a sewing machine so it's all hand-sewn (blah). It's made out of two old shirts and a little bit of leftover red ribbon. Anyway, I finished it tonight and now I wish it was Christmas so we could hang it up  Smiley

Is anyone else thinking about Christmas waaaaay in advance? What does your Christmas stocking look like?
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