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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered book of important things *image heavy* on: May 26, 2009 11:57:57 PM
Sorry, I cant tell you the English name, I'm German, but here Cornus suecica is called "Schwedischer Hartriegel" (Schwedisch means swedish)

The others are called:
Linnaea borealis - Moosglöckchen (means little mossbell)
Saxifraga stellaris has a really similar name: Stern-Sternbrech (Stern meaning Star und Steinbrech the same as Stjärnbräcka)
Paris Quadrifolia is simply "Vierblättrige Einbeere" which translates "Four-leafed Oneberry", but its also called Krähenauge which means "crow's eye"
Convallaria majalis is "Maiglöckchen" which means "Little Bell of May"

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered book of important things *image heavy* on: May 16, 2009 10:28:24 AM
Beautiful book. I really like the flowers you chose and because you included the Latin names i now know the Swedish names, I like that. Thanks for showing your journal
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: More fun with xx-hi converse: Button them up! on: May 12, 2009 01:21:46 AM
It looks great, you should have won the button challenge  Grin
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: A 'special' gift that isn't jewellery??? on: April 30, 2009 02:03:58 AM
How much do you want to spend? What  crafts are you good at?

If she already has loads of jewellery, what about jewellery box, or some other memory box (for 21th birthday memorys for example).

Or you could buy her a beautiful pen, they even do engravings.

Then of course I would be really happy about a good and touching book, you know that sort that you love all your live, but finding something like that is really hard.

Can you paint or collage? Then a self crafted picture might be appreciated.

And if she (or her parents) have a garden, one of the longest lasting gifts is a tree, there are small ones and big, beautiful flowering and some with sweet fruit or interesting leaves, just chose one matching your friend. And even if she has no garden of her own and just a balcony, you could put a small tree in a pot and by the time it is too big for a large pot, she will plant it in her garden ( that is if she is the type that wants a garden later on).

Hope I could help.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Beautiful Petals as Jewelry on: March 15, 2009 10:11:10 AM
Hey,
I came across this jewelry at dawanda and I think its really beautiful.
http://www.whats-wrong-with-the-zoo.de/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/chickeria66.jpg
http://www.whats-wrong-with-the-zoo.de/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/chickeria99.jpg

And here is an example in the dawanda shop http://de.dawanda.com/product/2973838-MAeRZBLUeTENCollier-mit-echten-Blueten-und-Blaettern-Aktion-gruenweisse-Maerzblueten]http://de.dawanda.com/product/2973838-MAeRZBLUeTENCollier-mit-echten-Blueten-und-Blaettern-Aktion-gruenweisse-Maerzblueten

I really like this art and might be persuaded to buy some, but right know I'm really interested in HOW it is done?
The smooth edges look like it was resin, but I can't really imagine how exactly that would work.
The only information on this site is: the leaves and petals are set in plastic (not laminated) and the edges smoothed and polished.

The only things similar I could find were this petals, but they are clearly laminated.
http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.33559472.jpg

Any ideas how it is done? Other shops that sell similar stuff?
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / If Indy had a clipboard... on: March 06, 2009 08:49:21 AM
So, I want to  make a real nice and individual clipboard for a friend, I have seen some really nice beautified clipboards on craftster, but
I need help thinking of practical improvements.

Perhaps you have some ideas or just some input what you like or really dislike about clipboards?

(And just to avoid misunderstandings, I'm talking about an A4 clipboard like this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Clipboard.jpg )

Most Important:
 It will be used on a lot of field trips.
 The clipboard has to be really well usable and weatherproof.
 I usually achieve this by a pen on a string, a sheet of plastic as first layer and a rubber band holding the sheets down.
Any ideas how to add or improve to this?
 I thought about a strap but i don't know in which place this would be most convenient.

I have seen clipboards painted/modpodged and sealed with laquer finish or used foil, whats better?

And since I can't quite decide on just one theme or image, I thought it would be really cool to make the images exchangeable.
But I really don't know if this would make it rather impractical...
Thoughts?
 

 I can use a lot of tools(to drill and cut) and a variety of foils, clues, laquers, neodymium magnets and a laminator,
 sewing would be no problem, too.



Thanks for reading   Grin

7  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: Pollini Dress Sewalong? on: February 17, 2009 11:10:45 AM
Oh Oh Oh! I' ve been wanting to do that dress for months, but I cant decide what fabric would look best?
I love the grey but I dont know if it suits me (I'm blond and rather pale).
But I will find a fabric and I will join! Smiley Smiley Grin Grin
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Blue Dream Tote Bag - Pic heavy:D on: February 16, 2009 08:39:43 AM
Its beautiful, where did you get this fabric?
Or have you printed it yourself?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Stink free dead fish on: February 13, 2009 12:05:05 PM
 Grin Grin
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Harvard Square Cap on: February 13, 2009 12:03:50 PM
I really like the colours you chose and the pattern looks good,too.
I wish I could knit.  Embarrassed  Smiley
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