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1  Re: Unique Name Swap Gallery- Round 2 in The Swap Gallery by buglake on: August 15, 2007 05:55:25 PM
I'm back!  As promised, here are pictures of the swap package I received from Hollistercobabe, aka Veronica:

*  Plastic melted bead bowl with my name in the bottom (are those pony beads?  Your oven must wreak now!)
*  A wee scarfy for wearing on my scooter
*  a luggage tag for my upcoming trip



* and it was all packaged in this cute shoulder sling bag with a B button... but the story of my life..... my name is spelled wrong!  I'm cursed.  But...I can sew a patch over the name easily, it is a cute bag.


 

Thank you Veronica!  Stay cool in Texas.

birgitta
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2  Re: the craftiest scooter(s) ever! Post em' if you got em'! in Completed Projects by buglake on: June 26, 2007 12:17:12 PM
In the last several months I have sold the above mentioned Honda Elite.

I bought an '04 Vespa Granturismo.  Then I sold it, too.  



Then I bought an '05 Vespa Granturismo with a custom paint job - but had title problems....so it went back to where it came from.  


NOW I have an '06 Vespa Granturismo 200L.  I'm still applying personalized touches to it, so look for more pictures to come.


My new slogan: One less car.....

Gotta getta Vespa
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3  Animal Cracker Box Picture Frame - Roar!!!!! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by buglake on: March 18, 2007 06:40:34 PM
Quicky project today:  Look at THESE wild Animal Crackers!

Instructions:  
1) Buy Animal Crackers; open box carefully; eat them immediately.
2) Use Exacto knife to cut around the animal cages; save animals for possible future use
3) Hold special photo shoot with animals of your choice.  Warning:  Cats can be divas - some cat models won't even get off the couch for less that $10,000 a day.
4) Print photos; cut to size, glue into box and enjoy your non-edible Animal Crackers!  I also cut around the "Tigers" and glued it over the "Good Source of Calcium"



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4  Re: the craftiest scooter(s) ever! Post em' if you got em'! in Completed Projects by buglake on: March 18, 2007 11:46:35 AM
My husband and I have been riding Petey, our 26 year old fully restored Vespa P200E for just a couple of months now, but he is sooo good looking I am not 'allowed' to craft him up at all.  I can respect the machine  - I agree that applying my unique touches may not do justice to the magnificient paint job he recently had.


However - I couldn't wait to get my hands on the keys... not to ride it, but to craft it!!!!  
________

So, here is the best part: on Valentine's Day, my husband made plans for a little afternoon date.  He drove me to a tow yard.  <romantic>  There was my present - a white '01 Honda Elite 80.  Filthy dirty, covered in sticky tow yard crud, it was an impound that had seen sitting for a while.  The guy just wanted it out of his way, so we started it right up, loaded it on the truck and paid the guy $500.  
I now have my blank canvas!  
I think the Elite is soo ugly and dated looking, but I know that Hondas can take the beating I'm willing to give.  They have been making this exact scooter with no changes at all since 1983.  The scooter reminded me of Rosie the Robot Maid on The Jetson's - so Rosie is her name!
Here we are gassing up yesterday while out on a rally ride with the Pharaohs Scooter Cult, San Diego Chapter- the King Tut Putt 7.
 




Of course, my first thing to craft... my keys:


I am now looking for an idea I feel really excited about to start crafting her up.  I have started the other thread and would love, love, love to hear some crafty thoughts on what to do to Rosie - the sky's the limit!!!  Click here and put in your two cents:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=158756.0

Thanks - keep scootin'!  

birgitta
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5  White Honda Elite Scooter - Blank Canvas! in What the heck can I do with THIS? by buglake on: March 18, 2007 11:45:05 AM
Put your craft helmet on!

So, I have been jonesing to paint and make over my '01 Honda Elite 80 scooter since the day I got it (2/14/07), but have yet to hit an idea that has made me really excited.  

Here is her story:
"Valentine's Day, my husband made plans for a little afternoon date.  He drove me to a tow yard.  <romantic>  There was my present - a white '01 Honda Elite 80.  Filthy dirty, covered in sticky tow yard crud, it was an impound that had seen sitting for a while.  The guy just wanted it out of his way, so we started it right up, loaded it on the truck and paid the guy $500.  
I now have my blank canvas!  
I think the Elite is soo ugly and dated looking, but I know that Hondas can take the beating I'm willing to give.  They hae been making this exact scooter with no changes at all since 1983.  The scooter reminded me of Rosie the Robot Maid on The Jetson's - so Rosie is her name!"


All her body panels snap off the framing, and she is entirely plastic.  There is slight cosmetic damage around the front headlight - I guess I'll have to sand, bondo and repair there.


 
Ideas
I have gotten mildly excited at cutting decals from contact paper and then spraying her a matt black or dark burgundy, then removing the decals for the white contrast.  I tossed around:
Stars; polka dots of varing sizes; 50's retro shapes; skulls...

I am not an arteeeist (French emphasis added), so freehand painting is a bit out of my realm.  

HELP!  I'd love to hear some ideas!  
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6  Re: Lined/Zippered Scooter Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by buglake on: January 05, 2007 12:37:46 PM
Which shop do you work at?

Could you please send me your pattern, I have been looking for something similar for my 1980 p2.  I can just adjust the sizing.

Thanks

I'm an '80 P200e owner too.  At least I have a tiny lockable glove box, but no other storage.  Since I'm in San Diego, everyday is scoot weather and "Petey" is perfect for grocery getting and downtown parking.  
I bought a rear satchel style mountable bag (attached to mounted seat back/collapsable rack) last week - but the thing is so modern and ugly.  I told the husband that I'll be altering it a bit and he flipped, since it was $130 bucks brand new and I'm planning to age the edges to give it a more worn look and apply a vintage Vespa patch over the manufactuers logo (I'm no ones' free billboard!).  My scoot is absolutely cherry - suped up to 210 CCs and a new $3000 silver paint job too - but the 'brand new' look of this bag is driving me crazy!  


Anyway - great job on the little satchel - Very resourceful!  and congrats for being a Featured Project!!!!

birgitta
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7  Re: postage stamp necklaces... (tutorial added.) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by buglake on: December 29, 2006 10:03:38 PM
Alright, alright.. the gifts were wrapped and given out - so I'm ready to post!  Sorry for the crappy pictures - I have serious camera hate right now.

So - they are double sided - so pic B is the other side of pic A.  I used some vintage look scrapbook papers, dye inks to treat the edges, ribbon, and in a few pendants, double sided German vocabulary cards.





So, I'm pretty happy with the result.  I sanded and buffed the edges too - but I like the kind of tree-bark/rustic look the edges have.

Enjoy!  I'll be making more of these!!!

birgitta
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8  Re: Monster Wreath *Now with tutorial* in Halloween Decor and Parties by buglake on: October 15, 2006 09:21:48 AM
I held a little craft day with my neighbors yesterday and produced a few more monster wreaths... here is my newest!




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9  Re: Monster Wreath *Now with tutorial* in Halloween Decor and Parties by buglake on: October 11, 2006 08:42:13 PM
My turn to show one off!  I used a cardboard backing for the wreath shape..and ... voila!  He's off to guard my work cubicle and make my co-workers greenly jealous.  

Hey - that's a great name for him: Envy



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10  Re: sock monkey craftalong in Craftalongs by buglake on: August 28, 2006 08:30:06 AM
My sock monkey got a brother this weekend!  While he will be living at my neices' house, you can tell that they really like each other and will probably visit every now and then. 

Like all rambuncous siblings, I could only get them to hold still for a couple minutes before they started horsing around...  and then you can see the 'happy birthday' patch on his butt.  Dirty monkeys.
 

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