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3041  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: Free/Cheap lawn edging ideas? on: March 22, 2007 10:47:23 AM
I guess it depends on your taste(or lack of it) but I go for funky recycled. You can take aluminum cans and punch holes in the bottom and plant small flowers or herbs in them and line them up as a border. Chves and thyme or succulents work well. You could paint them, too. Also there is always the old standby of using broken plates-usually you can get a box of matching plates pretty cheap at thrift stores.
3042  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Recycled funky strawbale garden shed on: March 22, 2007 10:41:29 AM
http://photobucket.com/albums/w67/balkandina/th_gardeninearlyspring001.jpg
I hope that you can access these pics-I'm still having trouble with my photobucket postings Embarrassed They keep pasting double.
My husband built this out of stuccoed straw bales and mostly recycled windows. My neighbors got new windows in their hundred year old house and they gave them to me instead of the garbage collector(I'm sort of the local garbage collector anyway Wink
It has a tin roof which sounds really cool when it rains-which it rarely does here unfortunately!
We drove rebar through the straw bales and built the wood and glass frame around it. I've got some seedlings started in it, and my cats and I take naps on the futon couch. Very cozy. We haven't decided whether to paint the
http://photobucket.com/albums/w67/balkandina/th_gardeninearlyspring002.jpg wood or not. It's a little Beverly Hillbillyesque, but I love it.
3043  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: My daughter's Historical/Hysterical Victorian dress!! on: March 22, 2007 09:45:05 AM
Baby Doe Tabor was a young woman in nineteenth century Colorado who managed to grab the richest man in Colorado, but she worked hard, first woman to run a mine,etc...She ended up frozen to death in the 1930s in a shack at the Matchless Mine that she had guarded for over 30 years after her husband died. Unique and interesting woman.
History Day is a national competition for kids in Middle and High School-they make backboards, documentaries,write essays or can do performance pieces. My daughter does performance. They are judged partially on historical accuracy of costuming.Some moms are soccer moms-I'm a History Day Mom!!! She did do some of the cutting (had to get new scissors to cut the satin!!) and researched the time period.
3044  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Photobucket worked...and now it doesn't on: March 21, 2007 09:07:24 PM
I really hope that this isn't repeating a question, but I am very frustrated.
I finally figured out how to post photos ithis week and successfully posted pictures in the actual post three times. Then today I went to do it and it isn't working. I click and drag and the url prints twice and there isn't a photo.
Am I missing something here?
3045  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: My daughter's Historical/Hysterical Victorian dress!! on: March 21, 2007 08:39:44 PM
My older 16 year old daughter who is uber hip wants me to make her an Edwardian dress now...I must admit, when I was fitting it I had some Deadwood fashion dreams of my own. Smiley
3046  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Book and ring holder! on: March 21, 2007 07:38:17 PM
I still don't know how I double pasted...I feel really dumb Embarrassed
My husband LOVEDthe book-after you've been together over 20 years you kind of need original ideas for presents!!It was a total surprise for him.
3047  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Book and ring holder! on: March 21, 2007 07:13:02 PM
Okay-I'll try to fix it...I just (supposedly) learned how to post photos Undecided
3048  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: TUTORIAL: 3 RING BINDER from RECORD SLEEVES pic heavy YAY!! on: March 21, 2007 05:27:26 PM
I am going to try this this weekend! There are so many great album covers at the Thrift stores now. Very Cool!!!
3049  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Altered Book and ring holder! on: March 21, 2007 05:24:48 PM
I made this altered book for my husband's birthday last year. He went to a High School that everyone called "Prep" so when I found a book called something like "Frank at Prep" I figured I had to do it. I copied pages from his 1972 high school yearbook on paper
 and transparencies. I used gel to glue it all down with tissue paper, home made paper, dyed napkins, a bit of this and that. I also found pictures of guitars and bands he had liked since he and his friends were musicians.I used a transparency of his face over Jack Kerouac's high school picture since he is one of his heroes(check out my poetry fence in the garden art section Smiley)
I cut out the back pages to make a niche and covered it with the sheet music to Chuck Berry's "School Days" then painted an Altoid box gold and glued a key to the cover. Inside I glued a tiny mirror and put in his high school class ring.

My camera is cheapo, :
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so I'm sorry the pix aren't great, but I think you get the idea.
3050  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Recycled Poetry Fence on: March 21, 2007 04:06:39 PM
I made this a few years ago and like it so much that I have moved it across town to a new house! It is made out of an old fence that fell down and I just used craft paint to write on it. Jack Kerouac is my husband's favourite writer and the haikus fit on it well. I actually had my high school students write their own haikus and we wrote them with Sharpies on a really big privacy fence that someone was throwing out. You can grow vines up the boards-I use Morning Glories and sweet peas. I didn't polyurethane it because I kinda like the whole decay and wear look on old wood I just tie it to the tree loosely with cord and put some big rocks against the bottom to hold it up You could set it more permanently..
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