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1851  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made a lamp! on: October 12, 2006 07:49:49 PM
Thanks for the compliments. Cheesy  In regards to safety information, I have a book with information on paper lamp shades that says "The temperature limit for paper, wood and ordinary fiber is 194oF (90oC) when the max room temperature is 86oF (30oC)."  They go on to tell you how to use thermocouples to measure the temp of the shade. 

I didn't go through all that, but considering that 194 is really stinking hot, I'm not too worried about it.  The lamp has a pretty large opening at both the top and bottom so air can circulate pretty well and we don't leave it on if we're not in the room (saves on electricity, too).
1852  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: October 2006 Birthday Swap on: October 12, 2006 07:23:49 PM
Wow!  All the stuff so far is really great.  I love that pear bag and the bookmark princessandthebead made kicks ass!!
1853  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / I made a lamp! on: October 12, 2006 07:03:41 PM
My husband and I moved about a month ago and our new place doesn't have many windows and the bedroom is especially dark.  It was really hard to get up in the morning cuz without the light it felt like night time.  So my husband and I decided to make an artificial sunrise.  I made this lamp with an extra bright 200 watt bulb and he (being the computer genius that he is) got some home automation stuff and turned it into an alarm clock, of sorts.  He made it so that 1/2 an hour before we want to get up it starts to get slowly brighter and brighter.  At wake up time it's on all the way.  And, can I just tell you, it makes it so much easier to get up!

Anyways, here's pics of the lamp:




I made it out of some heavy gauge steel wire and I got the fabric from a thrifted mens shirt.  The fabric is wrong-side out so that when the light is off it doesn't look quite as flashy, but when the light is on it looks right-side out.

I'd love any comments or constructive criticism!
1854  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / yet another knit ipod cozy on: October 12, 2006 06:47:58 PM
Here's a little ipod cozy that I made for my mom's b-day.  It's a little loose on my ipod in these pics, but her's is an older, thicker one, so it fits.




Let me know what ya think.  Smiley
1855  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Ethical Question on: October 11, 2006 06:33:01 PM
Ok, first off I just want to say that you can dislike an industry without disliking the workers (ie. I hate WalMart but I have nothing against their employees.)  Having said that, I think that it's important to think about what sort of reputation and image you want to create.  If you don't want your products to be associated with "dancers" than I think you should not target them as customers.
1856  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: jellyfish lamp on: October 09, 2006 09:21:20 PM
That's amazing!  What did you make the tentacles out of?  I just love it!
1857  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Goofy Gall Bladder Get Well Towel on: October 09, 2006 02:52:16 PM
That's fantastic.  I love the fight club reference. Smiley
1858  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wristlet & Coin Purse Duo on: October 05, 2006 02:29:52 PM
Very cute!  I love the colors.
1859  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: EMERGENCY!! SOMEONE PLEASE SAVE MY WEDDING!!! on: October 05, 2006 12:43:07 PM
Wow!  You've been a very busy girl!  But I was like that, too, before my wedding - because if I was busy making things I didn't have time to be nervous.  Good luck with all your projects and God bless you and your wedding.  Smiley
1860  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Refinished desk on: October 05, 2006 12:38:05 PM
Thanks for all the positive comments! Cheesy
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