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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Micky Maus + Modpodge + Wood = Necklace and Bangle on: February 07, 2008 03:41:22 PM
I love these! So great! I am so making some of my own!!!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Ottobre Spring 2008 Toddler Pinafore Dress on: January 25, 2008 04:50:48 PM
So cute I Love it!!!!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Stamp Tag Mirror Recon (pic overload!) on: January 25, 2008 04:50:08 PM
Thanks for all the comments. I love to re-craft things. It is better for the earth and easier on my wallet!

The mirror before I started looked like the hideous paint illustration. So there was no change to the mirror or the frame shape.

I had the foresight to remove the stamps from the backing. (You just soak them in warm water and let them sit. The backing comes right off! Then I laid them out to dry on a cookie sheet lined with paper towels.)

It took a lot of time to line up the stamps up but I applied modge podge on the area of the frame I was working on and also to the stamp. Then I stuck the stamps on. Since the frame and the stamp both had the glue I could reposition them if needed.

The corners were kind of tricky. I worked from the middle of the sides, then out the the edges. So I just cut little stamp patches to fill the holes in!

The idea started with my love of postage stamps. Growing up, my dad collected stamps and I joined a stamp club at school (Nerd Alert!). I always though of postage stamps like tiny works of art. Perfect for a doll house. Being the hoarder that I am, I couldn't bare to waste these pretty stamps. So I saved them. I didn't know what I would do with them.  Maybe make some cool collage of stamps that from far way looks like a heart (like a photomosaic).

I don't remember how I connected all my thoughts together, but I did and I am very proud of the results.

Thank you all for all you comments! I am feeling the Craftster Love!!  Lips sealed
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Stamp Tag Mirror Recon (pic overload!) on: January 25, 2008 10:52:25 AM
My bestie has had this mirror since she was a little girl and it wasn't working in our crazy collection apartment.
She was going to pitch it, but I said NO! I will turn it into something awesome.



Since I have started working at my 'real job' as a receptionist (yippee! all those years to get my BA and now I answer phones!) any way I have been collecting the cancelled postage stamps from the mail.

I have a lot of them saved up. I am also a huge ModgePodge Freak! SO *Lightbulb* I will decopauge the mirror frame with stamps and turn it on its side to make it look like a tag.

So here are some of the WIP pics.






And here is the final project, which we love! I glued one a felt ring and some chunky red yarn using Tacky Glue.



http://flickr.com/photos/idomusic2/tags/tagstampmirror/
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Shoe collection finds home * now with tutorial * on: January 24, 2008 10:48:23 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Shoe Hotel. I have been lusting after them for some time now, but now I can make my own!

Thank you thank you thank you!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Grandmas Spoons are now a Gorgeous BRACELET! on: January 18, 2008 05:00:19 PM
Your Husband rocks!
 
I am so jelious. does he sell them???
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Help with old watch!! on: January 18, 2008 04:27:49 PM
Clever idea Hybercon.

It reminds me of swatch watches!!! Ha ha ha... good times!
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My Bohemian/Victorian/Vintage/Bird Themed Wedding (New Pictures as of 1/02!) on: January 02, 2008 05:00:26 PM
Hey Sarah....
It is Jaime your old babysitter!!! (Random to run into someone you actually know on craftster!)

It is really cool that you are getting married! The invites and the Bridesmaid dress look great.

I can't wait to see more pics!

Congrats!  Cheesy
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Miniature Wall Art (LOTS of images) on: January 02, 2008 04:49:00 PM
These rock!! I love them all. So clever.
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Pocket Elephant WITH PATTERN on: November 07, 2007 01:01:13 PM
Oh my Gosh! He is so cute!!!
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