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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Action Figures Upcycled into....something useful! on: August 03, 2013 05:30:46 PM
If they aren't strong enough for coats, you could probably get away with hanging keys on them! I neeeeeed a place for all of our keys. Hmmmmmm.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Monster outfit for 1 year old on: March 19, 2013 09:38:12 PM
This is ADORABLE!!!! I would totally put this on my baby. Smiley
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Decoupaged Kitchen Table (with bugs!) on: January 21, 2013 09:25:10 PM
I thought I'd pop in now that the decoupage job is over 5 years old and give an update...

The varnish is holding up well. There are a few scratches in the finish because we got a medium-sized dog in the interrim, and it took her a while to learn that the table is NOT her domain. None of the scratches have gone all the way through the varnish, they're just not attractive.

The bug is still there, I think he's probably good to go until some future scientist harvests him for whatever DNA they can find in the blood he was drinking shortly before he stuck to the table. "Homo Sapiens Park" anyone?

BIGGEST ISSUE WARNING: There are a few places where the decoupaged paper wasn't completely flat. The paper wrinkled a bit, I think I may have gotten it too wet during the gluing process and it buckled. At the time I thought I had it pretty well covered with the varnish. But, over time the ridges ended up poking out, and now crud has started building up under the corners of paper. Combined with the moisture from wiping it, I shudder to think what would happen if we cultured those areas for bacteria. We don't use this table to eat dinner any more but if we did we'd have to sand it down and start over.

So, if we were starting from scratch, I'd be very careful to make sure my paper was all very flat. The ridges didn't seem HUGE but what isn't a problem on an artsy fartsy project can definitely make a difference where a lot of water and wiping are involved.

Other than that, it's been amazing. A cheap, easy project for someone who really doesn't have any woodworking or painting skills. Just keep that paper FLAT or layer on a lot more varnish and I think probably anyone could manage this!

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Clowns are creepy (featuring more turkey stitch than I anticipated) on: January 21, 2013 09:05:04 PM
Day-um! I could totally tell who that was from the thumbnail on the front page! "We all float down here..."

Way cool, I don't think I've ever been so impressed, and had the crap so scared out of me, all at the same time!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Care of Magical Creatures Charm Bracelet on: July 17, 2012 08:27:47 PM
This is so awesome it makes my heart hurt a little bit. Woooot!
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 76 ENTRIES / Re: Godspell inspired chalk art! (With progress pictures) on: July 09, 2012 10:26:46 PM
This is crazy impressive!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Penny (too many) for your thoughts?? on: July 09, 2012 04:19:51 PM
Oooh, I like it!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Merrick's Spring Jacket on: May 03, 2012 01:22:27 PM
That's so great!

I get the crap scared out of me just using a pattern. I can't imagine using a pattern and then changing everything. You are very talented!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet Nyan Cat scarf on: April 22, 2012 09:15:51 PM
Oh my freaking heavens, that is CUTE!!!! Good job!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Ludo on: April 16, 2012 08:22:16 AM
Aw, that's one of my favorite movies, and I recognized Ludo right off!

You did a great job!
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