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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My very first design on: May 12, 2008 06:27:30 AM
this is stunning! and it looks great on you! i wouldn't worry about the bust part i think it looks great! us craftster's always have to find something Roll Eyes  Cheesy. it makes me want to keep going with my knitting! so far i'm a scarf kind of girl but maybe one day....
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: large portfolio on: May 09, 2008 07:05:15 AM
wow! you did a great job!
did you find the pile of flesh easy to use? and i eat that fabric! i may make it my new quest! to find that fabric!
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: piano? on: March 27, 2008 06:35:05 PM
well, i just looked for the name or whatever. no name but another # 2  4841.  it was pretty dusty in there! and there were some papers down farther than i can't reach. it looks like they just sneaked in there. probably some of my kids' homework that we thought was lost!  Smiley
i don't think i'll look in there again anytime soon. it's VERY dusty! and kinda creepy. so i have 2 # and no name. ah well.
thanks for your help
atomic mary
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: piano? on: March 27, 2008 06:21:47 PM
thanks for mentioning where to find the brand. i would never have thought of that!
atomic mary

15  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Innovative Craft Storage Ideas on: March 27, 2008 03:38:28 PM
i just started organizing my craft/mostly sewing room. i have been using the cardboard bolts that the fabric stores use for anything 2m or more (ask the fabric stores for them, they usually through them out when they are empty) and then i have those ivar                                     shelves from ikea and they hold the bolts perfectly! i can stack 8-12 bolts per shelf depending on how thick the fabric is. i can see everything i have and it's fairly neat and off the floor. i use both the 115 cm (45'')and the 150 cm (60") bolts. if i have under a meter then i use lighter pieces of cardboard, like off of a box top and cut it more to size.
 i use the edge of the shelves to hold rulers and french curves and some of my smaller cutting mats. i have pegboard up (sort of, it's not screwed into the wall i just used some 1x2's that i had around and made sure the base was behind my sewing table to hold it up. on the pegboard i use the spools that lace and bias tape and ribbon comes on (again ask your local fabric store) for mine as well as zippers and scissors.
under my sten shelfs i have been using small round laundry hampers that i got from a dollar store for yarn and needles.
i have drawers to hold my paints and pigments.
i'm not done yet but i found that by storing everything in totes and boxes i tend to think i don't have something and i would buy more! i also started recording how much is on a particular spool when i bought it and how much it cost. for elastic that's handy and i figure i can always be one of those old ladies that can look back and remember the good old days when i was able to buy lace at 3m/.99!  Cheesy
i can't tell you how surprised i was  when i started organizing! i felt very rich (at least crafty rich). now i just need to stop buying crafty things and start making things to sell and then i will be money rich! hahaha! (laughed like the count)
it feels good once it's done! or it will.
good luck
atomic mary
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: piano? on: March 27, 2008 12:01:52 PM
my husband and i just took a better look at it too. it only has 2 foot pedals but it looks like originally there were 4. two of the holes have been patched. it's been patched in other places too. one above the keys and on either side under the keys. it looks like there were other ...legs?, holding up the keys. funny. now that i have started to take a closer look at it i'm starting to feel a certain fondness for it. i now want to know why they would have taken out 2 of the foot pedals? who did it?  sigh.
anyway, i hope spring gets here soon!
atomic mary
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: piano? on: March 27, 2008 07:04:14 AM
i tried to find a name on the piano and i moved that heavy sucker by myself thinking there was something on the back. i found a # 9591. it was burned? stamped? into the back. i checked the links that gwydion left and only the vintage piano grave worked for me. it said most mirrored pianos aren't worth very much. a few hundred dollars at best.. a few hundred dollars would buy a lot of craft supplies though!  Smiley
i will continue to hold on to it for awhile longer as spring seems to be refusing to come our way and i don't think i can do much until the weather is nice. thanks for the links though, what i read was very interesting.
atomic mary
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: piano? on: March 18, 2008 07:49:09 AM
i was just thinking about this post last night! hmmm, i seem to be  bit psychic in things of no importance!  Tongue
that would be sweet if it had some value! i know the last tennents bought it at value village for 40 bucks. my husband helped move it into it's current spot. i don't think it's that old. but it sure is ugly! i still haven't decided whether to to try and make it into something or just get rid of it. i got some power tools for my birthday and my husband said i should use the piano for scrap wood. we'll see. i just wish spring would hurry up! who would i call to value it?
thanks
atomic mary
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: piano? on: January 02, 2008 12:12:54 PM
hmmm, yes that's given me an idea!
the very tall part is mirrored, but i think if i can rip everything out, i could maybe put the mirror in the back and yes, put glass racks up there! i did say the keys don't work but i kind of lied. a few do work but i guess if i rip out the insides it won't matter anyway. i wonder if there is a way to keep the keys stable?  it's much too tall and narrow to make a table out of it. it seems like it is going to be a lot of work no matter what so more of a project for spring. i'll keep thinking until then. thank you so much for your ideas!
atomic mary
20  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / piano? on: December 30, 2007 01:39:15 PM
i hope this is in the right spot. okay, so we just moved into a house and a piano was left behind by the previous tenants.  it's big. it's ugly. it's heavy. it's taking up a big spot in my dining room and it doesn't work. at first i was mad, and then i got excited until i realized it doesn't work (and was going to be expensive to fix) and now i'm just tired of seeing it take up so much room.
yesterday at one of our many xmas' i was telling someone about it and saying that i'd like to move it into the yard and use it as a planter. they brought up the point of it not lasting very well through our canadian winters. and that if i was going to move it out of the house i may as well move it onto a moving truck and get it outta my sight. but then she said that she had these neighbours that converted an old piano into a bar. well, that got me kind of excited. although i can't for the life of me really see it. it stands almost as tall as me  (5'7") it may be 5ft. it comes up to my chin. it doesn't have the key... protector? they are always exposed, is what i mean. anyway, any ideas?
thanks
atomic mary
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