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21  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Tree Lantern on: July 06, 2013 09:34:19 AM
Super cute! This technique would make great orchid pots too!
22  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Mosaic Birdhouse on: July 06, 2013 08:52:45 AM
I recently made this birdhouse for my mother-in-law. I used a warped old pottery tile I made in class several years ago (textured pieces). Smashed it up and added mirror, stained glass, and flat marbles.

I liked this mix of materials so much I had to make another. This one uses textured glass, pieces of an old patterned dinner plate, and a few flat marbles thrown in for good measure. This one still needs to be grouted.
23  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Painted carpet squares/welcome mats on: July 06, 2013 08:38:42 AM
Our local Habitat Restore did a class a while back on painting carpet squares. My friend and I went to the class and we've been hooked on painting "rugs" ever since. The carpet squares are $2 each at the Habitat store and it only takes an hour or two to paint them. SO much FUN!

My favorite so far:

This one still needs something. I'm unhappy with how close the lettering is to the edge of the rug too...
24  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / New garden sign on: June 02, 2013 07:33:41 AM
We recently had our electric meter replaced/moved and it left a gnarly hole in the siding. With old aluminum siding, I'm not sure we could find a patch that doesn't look like a complete eye sore, so I made a garden sign to hang over it in the mean time. For the lettering, I used this technique (http://www.craftionary.net/2012/05/hand-painted-kitchen-sign-board-tutorial-guest-post.html), but before I taped down the paper, I rubbed the back with graphite so I could skip the additional outlining step.  The wood had knotholes on the left-hand side so I placed the flower centers there. The flowers, vines and banners were drawn on freehand.

25  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: A Super Bright, "Sweet" Big Brother Quilt on: May 14, 2013 06:54:19 PM
Wow! This is SUCH a great quilt, so totally unique and the fabrics are just perfect.
26  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Shoulder armor made from vintage Coca-Cola tray on: May 14, 2013 06:40:52 PM
Holy cow! That is incredibly cool.
27  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Quilt [Zigzag with Minky Dot] on: April 27, 2013 11:54:45 AM
Thanks for the compliments.


Don't be scared. I asked for tips on working with minky on another message board and they gave me these tips:
- Use spray basting - it's expensive, but worth EVERY cent.
- Pin the bejezus out of it - it's slippery and likes to slide around while you're sewing, the spray basting actually took care of that problem for me, but I pinned the heck out of it just in case.
- When possible, try to quilt/sew with the nap of the minky. I quilted in the ditch, so this wasn't always possible, but I found that once it was washed, it really wasn't evident at all
- use a walking foot - I actually forgot to change out to a walking foot and didn't have an issue.
28  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Baby Quilt [Zigzag with Minky Dot] on: April 27, 2013 06:42:02 AM
Just got this sucker out of the wash. I finished it last night and the baby shower is today at 2:30 - nothing like waiting until the last minute. This was the first time I ever worked with Minky Dot - I love that stuff! It's difficult to tell in the photo, but the thin border is a solid pink while the zigzag is a subtle tone on tone pattern. The baby's room is pale blue with yellow/white chevron curtains and pink accents. I hope she likes it...

29  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Steampunk Barometer on: March 01, 2013 02:51:45 PM
Very cool. I wouldn't have wanted to part with it either!
30  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Seaweed bowl on: March 01, 2013 02:49:41 PM
Neat! I love how "fluid" it looks - like a big splash. 
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