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1  Song Bird Wall Art in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Nomishona on: April 14, 2010 02:56:29 PM


I am so proud of these!  I was inspired by Silvana's wedding invitations (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342865.0)

These are above my bed.  That wall has been empty and blue for the past 10 months and I've been wanting to decorate it forever but I have no money, so I figured I'd make something with stuff I already have. 

The black frames were from painting canvases from a stupid painting class I had to take in college (we had to pay $500+ for supplies just to learn how to paint squares).  I ripped the canvases off and there was a nice wood frame that I painted black. 

The birds were fun to make.  I found bird silhouettes on Google that I liked, printed them out to use as a stencil.  I then traced the silhouette onto a Cheerio box and cut them out.  For the music on the birds, I first coffee dyed the paper so it isn't just white.  When the paper dried I printed piano sheet music onto them, which were cut into strips and glued to the birds.  The birds were then hot glued to the frames and I used wooden dowels glued to the back of the birds for extra support.

At this point I thought I was done, but it looked too empty, so I stapled yarn to the frames which gave them a birdcage feel.

I then stapled black lace to hang the frames by, and added a bow to hide the screw that was used to hang them up.

So technically I didn't have to pay for anything (right now, I did earlier), so it was free art!  I am in love with these Smiley

Close up of the left one:


Close up of the right one (it really is straight on the wall, I just had my camera crooked):
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2  Wedding Craft Ideas in Weddings and Bridal Showers by Nomishona on: April 05, 2010 11:21:12 PM
A couple of Fridays ago (March 26th) my boyfriend surprised me by proposing!!

The wedding isn't until July 2011, so we have time to plan, and I have time to craft Smiley
I'm looking for ideas on what I can craft for the wedding, but nothing too hard so I don't spread myself too thin.

Here's what I've come up with to make:
-Ring Bearer Pillow
-Flower Girl Basket (or at least put ribbon on it to match the pillow)
-Bread Basket (the fiance and I are big bread lovers, so we're going to have a bread basket at our table)
-Wedding Cake Topper
-Bridesmaid's presents

What are some other fun/easy things I can make? 

Now for pictures:



Ring (the picture doesn't do it justice.  It looks like a princess ring!)
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3  Hanging Monkey in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Nomishona on: March 16, 2010 07:32:35 PM
I made this monkey to help my sister recover from knee surgery.  As far as I know, he's been doing his job  Cheesy

He hangs from his tail!


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4  Re: centerpieces in Weddings and Bridal Showers by Nomishona on: November 29, 2009 01:45:29 PM
I've been planning my winter wedding in summertime (I know weird, right?) since I was about 4 years old!  Here's the centerpieces I'll most likely use for my wedding:

   

They look easy enough to make Smiley
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5  Daisy Duck in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Nomishona on: August 22, 2009 02:53:41 PM
My niece's 2nd birthday is on the 27th and I've been told that she's really into Daisy Duck right now, so I made my own version of her!  I love how it turned out Smiley



I was also messing around with putting her in a "party scene" instead of just having a white background
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6  Jellyfish! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Nomishona on: May 06, 2009 01:38:45 PM
I made some jellyfish the other day Smiley  I love how they turned out!

Multicolored:


Turquoise:
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7  Re: DeStash-Along 2009 in Craftalongs by Nomishona on: April 13, 2009 01:22:46 PM
Joining this a little late... I definitely need to destash on my yarn.  I've told my boyfriend to tell me no if I try to buy more  Smiley

Here's what I've done so far to help with the destashing:

Flowers (I've made 6 of these in different colors) :


Dandelion:


Monkey for a friend's birthday:


Now I'm working on a sweater and a bunny for my niece.  I also plan to destash a little bit of the fabric I have.
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8  Spring Fever! Amigurumi Flowers in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Nomishona on: April 06, 2009 06:57:38 PM
Spring fever leads to spring amigurumis!

First we have multiple flowers in white, light pink, magenta, purple, and turquoise.




Next we have a dandelion.  He's so cute and innocent looking, who would have guessed he's a weed?




Now I'm working on making a bunny (possible for my niece), but sadly I ran out of yarn and Michael's here doesn't carry it  Angry
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9  Looking for 3 people to test a pattern *COMPLETE* in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Nomishona on: March 20, 2009 12:17:30 PM
Found 3 people to test.  I wasn't expecting people to want to test so quickly  Smiley  Gotta love Craftster!  Thank you so much!


I've never written a pattern before until now, and I would like some people to try it out to see if it's coherent  Cheesy  The pattern is for my flower person: 



Please let me know if you'd be interested in testing it!
Thanks!
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10  Re: "The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things..." in Weddings and Bridal Showers by Nomishona on: February 08, 2009 02:49:02 PM
Here's my suggestion!  For the reception area, add some lanterns to add to the fun tea party!  Here are a couple of pictures of the Tea Cups at Disneyland and how they did their lanterns.  I know you wanted to stay away from the "Disney" feel of it, but I think you can add some and still make it wedding-ish.



Here are some links to lanterns that you can get at Target that would go with this idea (I'm sure you can find them other places too, but I Love Target Smiley )
http://www.target.com/Light-Up-Paper-Lanterns/dp/B0019CJCEI/sr=1-4/qid=1234131561/ref=sr_1_4/176-3623732-8777828?ie=UTF8&index=target&field-browse=1038618&rh=k%3Alantern&page=1

http://www.target.com/Lantern-10-Light-String/dp/B000JCGRRE/sr=1-12/qid=1234131561/ref=sr_1_12/176-3623732-8777828?ie=UTF8&index=target&field-browse=1038618&rh=k%3Alantern&page=1

http://www.target.com/Home-10-ct-Lantern-String-Lights/dp/B001E6EQ04/qid=1234132092/ref=br_1_10/176-3623732-8777828?ie=UTF8&node=15398131&frombrowse=1&pricerange=&index=tgt-mf-mv&field-browse=15398131&rank=pmrank&rh=&page=2

http://www.target.com/9-Holographic-Square-Light-Set/dp/B0019COVJE/qid=1234132138/ref=br_1_1/176-3623732-8777828?ie=UTF8&node=15398131&frombrowse=1&pricerange=&index=tgt-mf-mv&field-browse=15398131&rank=pmrank&rh=&page=5

http://www.target.com/Electric-Cylinder-Lantern-Expansion-Pack/dp/B000EY5GEM/qid=1234132138/ref=br_1_10/176-3623732-8777828?ie=UTF8&node=15398131&frombrowse=1&pricerange=&index=tgt-mf-mv&field-browse=15398131&rank=pmrank&rh=&page=5

And, just so you can see what they look like at a reception, here's what the tent at my brother and sister-in-law's wedding looked like.  Their theme was inspired by peacocks:
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