The cabinet is actually just a display box from World market; the pages are from on old book called Billiards at 9:00] that were yellowing.
I'd like to backlight it eventually, maybe a Christmas light in each corner.
I'm going for a sort of turn-of-the-century, Natural History thing. If any of y'all who are good at this stuff could suggest a way to fill out the display and make it look like more than just a box with skulls in it, I'd be very grateful! I don't have much of an eye for this stuff myself, but I think it looks a little too empty.
And I needed a hat to keep the sun from turning my into a krispy kritter, so I took it home. But it was ugly, so I took a skein of some yarn that's been sitting in my stash for about a year now and made a hatband. Modeled by my signifigant other...
It's not a hugely creative project, but I like it.
Greetings! I picked this up off the street, and I really, really like it.
I'd like to put in a sold, padded seat instead of replacing the caning, but I'm not sure how to secure it. I hate the thought of screwing or nailing into the old wood, but I'm not sure if wood glue would do the trick. There's no little shelf to secure the cushion, just a thin channel that held the splining reed.
Any thoughts? If I need to screw the seat down, how can I do it without damaging the frame?
My husband just finished this play tower. He kinda winged the whole thing, no plans, no help, and very little measuring.
We had been looking into a commercial playset but with five kids, we needed something big and sturdy. It's cemented into the ground and the slide, ladder, and some of the wood is recycled. The bottom will become a sand box in June, right now it's just the dog's favorite hangout.
I made a harness for Swiper! It's mostly finished, I might add some padding and I might add a backstrap, but I'm just so darn pleased with myself I had to post. It's made of 2" blue nylon webbing, a welded steel D ring and a repurposed pinata whacker.
I used UberPest's tutorial http://www.uberpest.com/harness.html but still ended up with a slightly twisted strap. I'm not sure how I'm going to fix that, but I'll probably take the spreader bar off tomorrow and see if I can't figure it out.
Didn't want your stupid cheese anyway.
Hopefully it'll be dry enough tomorrow to get some action shots. I crave feedback, suggestions, and improvements.
Okay,finally got to try it out on the road!
We got some wierd looks, but I think most of them were just jealous.
Swiper's getting into the 'spirit' of things. Another attempt at a cutesy, kid friendly collar. I haven't taken it for a test drive yet, but I think it should be quite the ice breaker.
He may look depressed and morose that his owner likes to dress him up like a chihuahua, but inside he's brimming with excitement for his new accoutrement. I swear.
Cotton folded around a nylon strap, sewn with upholstery thread and finished with a steel double bar buckle. Can someone tell me if there's some trick to cutting a straight line? I seem incapable of it.
This is Harold, my daughter's constant companion for the last four years. As you can see, she's suffering from the Velveteen Rabbit's disease & I'd like to repair her.
I don't want to send her to the American Girl doll hospital because aside from the trauma of losing Harold for three weeks, they'll replace all her limbs, and I'd rather keep her looking like she does now. Does that hole by her arm look like it could be fixed? If so, how? There's only a tiny thread of fabric holding the arm on. I'm willing to make a new body, but I have no idea how. She's got kind of a flat panel on her butt that allows her to sit, and I'd like to replicate that if possible. Does anyone have any experience with dolls like this, or links to a tutorial? I tried googling it but I just got a bunch of links to handmade doll clothes. Thanks for your help!!