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2351  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: broken jewelry + black ribbon =moon bracelet, I love it! on: March 23, 2008 02:17:34 PM
Thanks everybody! I keep thinking I'm going to make jewelry with my odd bits and pieces, and sell them. Then anytime I do make something, I end up liking it too much to part with it. And I just bought a ziplock bag of broken jewelry for 3 bucks! It's going to be fun playing with it.

yess, you will sell it to meeeeeee, WHIRRRRRRR  Wink

Hee,hee,thanks! Great hypnotism skills, but sorry, I love it too much,even if it is a pain to fasten. Must...resist...whirring...
2352  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Western Swap (kitchy yet fun!) on: March 23, 2008 05:25:33 AM
Mid april at the earliest. Late april would be better, but I'll go with whatever works for the rest of us. Looks like I'll be doing this one at the same time as the Science IS Art swap-hope I don't get confused and  start making robot cowboys or something. Grin
2353  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: victim of subprime loans had to downsize to a studio help me on: March 22, 2008 06:35:15 PM
Can you paint? White walls, or light colored anyway, will help reflect light. Someone on craftster hung rows of white christmas lights behind their sheer window curtains for extra light.I've also seen them stuffed in clear jars/vases, and run along the edge of the ceiling, for awkward spots and dark corners where there may not be room for a regular lamp.
Maybe a tall folding screen for a divider? There's bound to be a tute here somewhere.And it could be moved around/folded up when needed.
If you can't paint-again,this is something I read here-you can put lightweight fabric on walls. If I remember right,the wall and/or fabric was heavily sprayed with fabric starch.It stuck to the wall,no hardware,you just stripped it off when you didn't want it up anymore,it didn't hurt the walls,and you could even throw the fabric in the washer so you could use it again for something else. I haven't done this, just read posts from a few people who did.
Can't help on the futon.Maybe go to a big box hardware store,or better yet a small mom and pop store, and pick the brains of someone who looks like they've been around forever? My luck is mixed on that-sometimes I get the handyman who knows everything,other times the kid who knows less than I do! These places are great with advice, because they want you to think of them in the future.Can't hurt.
2354  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: please read and help on: March 22, 2008 06:17:00 PM
Store bought sheets that are a solid black,white,or red would look great with the pillowcases you made. It'd stand out and look good without being too busy or overwhelming. Since money's tight, be sure he's okay with each step before you sink too much money,time and hard work into this. Old records and album covers from the thrift store can be used so many ways, whether hung on the wall as art, or made into storage boxes,ect. I don't have much to offer,sorry! I don't really know how to make it polished. Is his room small,big,cluttered,sparse? What kind of stuff does he like, and what kind of look are the two of you going for? Good luck!
2355  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: 13.00 faux tile job on: March 22, 2008 05:49:40 PM
I love your bathroom! And the black and white looks great in the kitchen. I agree with your painting the cabinets white, and using brushed nickel hardware. You could also have some accent in your kitchen a vivid splash of red or blue-it'd really pop against the black & white.
2356  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for old desk/chair thing on: March 22, 2008 05:42:16 PM
It's a cool chair. I don't think painting it black will make it look plastic at all. It could always be stripped again a few years down the road if you wanted a different look. You picked it out,you sanded it-it'll be living in your room-you want to be happy with it. It should make you smile when you see it. Paint it like you want, and enjoy your one of a kind chair.
2357  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A Neighborly Gesture *updates on pgs 7, 11 and 13 on: March 22, 2008 04:57:48 PM
Yay! I love a happy ending.
2358  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fairytales, Fairies & Folklore swap,sign ups 16th Feb-8th March, send 12th A on: March 22, 2008 04:55:01 PM
Just occured to me. Not seen my partner post in this thread yet. Hmm...

Yeah, my partner hasn't been on this thread either. But she has pm'd me, and answered my pm's, so I'm not worried. Our partners could just have it bookmarked, and be reading along.

If not, they'll be suprised when we all for some reason decide to make fairies with british accents, bearing Choxie. Grin
Fairies do like chocolate,right?
2359  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Western Swap (kitchy yet fun!) on: March 21, 2008 08:09:16 PM
Tempting....if I'm not bogged down when this happens, I'd love to. I'm in the middle of one swap, with another starting soon, so I'm selfishly hoping this doesn't start right away. If it does, I'll lurk while you guys have fun.
Greeting card I saw recently-grizzled cowpoke, with music notes and the words "I've got spurs that jingle jangle jingle...oh,wait,that's my ringtone." Grin
2360  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Jimmy Buffett!!! on: March 21, 2008 08:00:27 PM
Hee, when DH and I were dating maaany years ago, he'd sing in the car. I remember him doing Jimmy Buffet doing Lord Buckley's-God's own drunk. That piece is so funny! "And that's when I saw the bear!" When DD was tiny, she used to dance to Jolly Mon. If any of you parrotheads have little one's, Jolly Mon is a kids book now.
Man, this is a tempting idea for a swap.Pencil thin mustache,gypsies in the palace-too many good ones to list. My first JB album-yes,I said album,not cd-was Last mango in Paris.
Later is better for me,too. When we have our party at the end of the world,in between our margaritas, will we be dancing the apocalypso?
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