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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: cornstarch on walls on: November 24, 2006 07:38:25 PM
Laundry starch works, if you live in an area with lots of critters, you might want to put a dash of fabric softener in with the starch (bugs dont' like it)
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: What to make a mom who wants "nothing really..."? on: November 22, 2006 08:24:49 PM
If she likes those slippers which are comfy, maybe her feet have been bothering her, you could get her some good foot products from Avon or from Bath and Beauty, like the pumice cream and foot soother stuff. you could make her a pot to put the stuff into.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: MAJOR straighteners + mattress EMERGENCY! on: November 05, 2006 07:06:01 PM
What a great idea to do a heart or some kind of shape! I would use a material that doesn't fray and maybe hem it before to make double sure.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Spiderproofing windows? on: November 05, 2006 07:03:54 PM
Get some cedar balls or some cedar ships (like the kind for hamster cages) and put it in a bowl in the window, spiders hate the smell of cedar! Replace it once in awhile, it should be enough to repel anyone from making a home in your window. (they also hate the smell of geraniums)
Moth balls are really effective but of course they have a strong smell.
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: sculpture of a women (nude) on: November 04, 2006 07:07:32 AM
I absolutely love that!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Self portrait on: November 04, 2006 07:05:25 AM
I think a darker line above the pupils to add depth and hint at your eyelids and a dot of white removed from the pupils to reflect the light would be good. That being said, your porportions are right on and your strokes are good and fluid. The hair and the left side of the neck are especially well done. Nice job.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: offensive coupon book on: November 03, 2006 08:03:37 PM
That's great, my grandmother clips coupons and mails them to me, every week I get a big envelope of them, and she's filthy rich! Roll Eyes Drives me crazy.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Create-a-Cell! with bonus infectious viruses!! (Bio-Geek Alert!) on: November 03, 2006 07:56:47 PM
That's great and funny too! I wouldn't mind having some haemoglobins (I have Vonwildebrands hemophilia, I might need those. Cheesy)
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Decorating lampshades and fire hazards on: November 02, 2006 08:07:11 PM
There are fire restardant sprays on the market. I can't think of a name brand but your local craft store should be able to find it for you.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: MAJOR straighteners + mattress EMERGENCY! on: November 02, 2006 07:51:51 PM
You can stuff some batting in it then use an iron on patch, or sew soem material on with a hook needle, I would clip the burnt areas off though, so it doesn't smell. I'd also put a mattress pad over it.
Dont' forget to turn the iron off after you're done. Cheesy  Seriously I'm really glad nothing more was burnt! My house burned down a few years ago and it's an awful thing to go through. Take care!
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