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51  Re:Games People Played - Scrabble Bulletin Board in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by twilight on: April 28, 2004 07:18:58 PM
This was a great project to make. I love, love, love it!

I nailed up one of the tile holders underneath the board and it makes a great pen holder.

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52  Re:Record bowls, easiest gift ever! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by twilight on: April 28, 2004 07:16:18 PM
I just made my first attempt and my bowls turned out great! One says 'Yoga for Beginners' which I'm keeping for myself. The other two, Happy Times (fun children songs) and Neil Diamond, I'm giving to a friend for his birthday. I'm going to make more for christmas presents.

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53  Pillow in Knitting: Completed Projects by twilight on: April 17, 2004 11:50:55 PM
A friend gave me a small ball of novelty yarn for Christmas. It's so pretty I decided to do something simple to really show off the yarn itself.

The yarn's variegated and gets rather thin in spots so I combined it with two other colors.

I knit a square and backed it with cordouroy so the stuffing wouldn't come out. I used green cord for the back.

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54  Silverware holder in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by twilight on: April 17, 2004 11:40:29 PM
More monkey/palm tree decorating! Another find from Hobby Lobby. We thought this would be perfect for silverware.

My husband cut up some scrap plastic (from a plastic bin that had broke) and hot glued the pieces together.

Not only does it hold the silverware it splits them into compartments! Smiley

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55  Plate Holder in Completed Projects by twilight on: April 17, 2004 11:34:00 PM
I'm decorating my kitchen with a palm tree/monkey theme. I found this cute plate at Hobby Lobby but had no way to hang it. My husband bent a coat hanger and made a frame for the plate.

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56  bell bottoms in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by twilight on: April 17, 2004 11:30:12 PM
I cut open the side seams on some cords that didn't fit. I added a strip made up of squares and triangles on each side to make bell bottoms.

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57  Wood Carrier in Completed Projects by twilight on: April 17, 2004 11:28:20 PM
I have a wood stove for heat. This winter I made a cloth carrier to haul wood inside. I sewed upholstery samples into a rectangle, cordourey for the other side and attached some handles. It's pretty strong, I can carry a good chunk of wood with it.

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58  Re:DeCoUpAgE dECoR in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by twilight on: April 17, 2004 11:14:44 PM
My latest efforts:

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59  Re:Telephone Wire Outfit in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by twilight on: April 04, 2004 03:02:40 PM
The outfit took me about a month and a half to make. But that's including lots of breaks because my hands would cramp if I crocheted too long. It is by far my craziest project!

Broadwaybabe, sure I'll post a tutorial. I didn't take pics of the whole process but the ones I have should help. And yes, you can borrow the idea I'd be flattered!

First find yourself a bunch of phone wire.

Then take a seam ripper and cut open the outer casing. You'll want to keep the wire continous (it's a pain to join on more wire so I kept it to a minimum) so wind the seperate pieces on bits of wood. I would cut a chunk of casing, pull out the wires, seperate them and wind and then go back to cutting more casing.

I double crocheted the whole thing with an I hook. It's hard to start, you'll do a lot of tugging at first but the wire does bend and mold well.

The skirt I made in four panels. I sewed it together with more wire then crocheted a brown border on top and bottom.

There's a zipper between one of the brown and blue/green panels. On the top border I extended a bit to make a flap for the bottom hole. No need to make a buttonhole-you can just push the button thru, the wire will bend.

(of course in my geekiness I insisted on the whole thing being 100% recycled-the button, zipper and thread are recycled as well hehe)

You can make yours longer. I started running out of wire so I made the skirt shorter so I'd have enough for the top. I wouldn't suggest too much longer though. Even though my skirt was short it was still heavy.

For the top I started each cup at the bottom. I chained across until it looked like it would cover my breast. Then I crocheted a few rows. To make the cups "poof" out I did two stitches together a couple times in a row near the middle. It was sort of made up as I went along but you'll see the cup starting to form and can add more stitches in the middle area as needed. When it's poofed at enough stop adding extra stitches and crochet as normal. I also decreased on the ends to form a rounded shape. I did a row of brown on the outside to round out the cups.

For the straps I just made a chain I thought was long enough and just crocheted until I got the thickness that looked good. I then sewed the straps on with wire. For the closure I wired on a button and made a wire loop on the other side.

Here's a pic that shows the neck and back straps.

Note: Since the wire is heavy it stretches. I had to dart the neck and back straps which was a pain. When I wore the outfit at the Taos show (the pics with my hair down) the skirt stretched from the weight and rode lower than I had intended. I threaded wire thru the top row of the skirt to tighten it up. It stretched out again at the Santa Fe show (pics with my wild hair) but didn't ride as low.

Here's another pic. You can see the outfit better and my hair. The cell phones have little screws you need to undo and there's lots of cool material inside. Notice I made rings from the tinier parts.

Hope this helps!
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60  Wine Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by twilight on: April 03, 2004 12:25:42 PM
I made a wine bag as part of a Christmas present for my mother in law and her new husband.

Their present was some local New Mexico wine, the wine bag and two wine glasses I glass etched hearts onto.

To make the wine bag:

Cut out two rectangles that are a bit taller than the wine bag and overlap around it. For the outside I used scrap upholstery fabric and silkly fabric for the inside.

Sew together inside out, leaving a hole big enough to turn right side out. Hand stitch the hole closed.

For the bottom cut two squares out of the fabric slightly larger than the bottom of the bottle. Sew together right side out, having raw edges stick out.

Sew square to one end of the tube.

Trim off the square corners making the bottom piece circular.

Turn bag right side out. Braid a tie out of matching yarn and hand stitch at seam.

Slip wine into bottle. Voila!

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