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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: First Reconstructed book (img heavy) on: August 18, 2007 06:40:52 PM
really cool! I'm sure she'll love it.  Cheesy
12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: altered flamingo on: August 18, 2007 06:37:57 PM
That's cool. What is the flamingo made of?
13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bingo card journal on: August 18, 2007 06:35:45 PM
Here's my first one, right from St. Adalbert School Bingo hall. I made the text block myself from manila paper and trimmed it using a ream cutter and a corner trimmer.

Discoveries:
1. Sewing signatures on the sewing machine with the longest stitch setting works really well. If you fold the top sheet of the signature in half you can use it as a sewing guide. It even makes the signatures easier to fold!
2. A brayer works great for spreading glue onto endsheets so that it's not too thick.
3. You really need to check twice before you glue your board covers on to make sure that one isn't upside down. LOL  Tongue


14  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Phone books?? on: August 15, 2007 05:46:16 AM
r.e. the exploding book thing with the pages going out in every direction:

In one of my 1940's Workbasket Magazines they talk about making a door stop from a catalog by stuffing the outer edge of each page backward into the spine without creasing the fold, so that it makes that rounded shape with the page... not good at explaining it. Then they say to varnish it. Three or four of those would make a pretty interesting coffee table leg, I think.
15  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Bingo Cards on: August 15, 2007 05:40:21 AM
Wow! You're good. All I could come up with were sketch book/journal covers. I may have to go pick those things up after all. Thanks!
16  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Bingo Cards on: August 14, 2007 07:32:38 AM
I saw boxes and boxes of old bingo cards at the salvage yard. Alas, I have no idea what to do with them. Any ideas?
17  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: burlap? on: August 14, 2007 07:01:29 AM
Burlap makes a good base for homemade rugs. You can either sew the fabric on using an old Singercraft attachment, or you can use a needlepunch. I'm not that good with these things, but all the rug making techniques that require a base usually call for burlap.

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: finally overcame my biggest (knitting) fear: first completed sweater! on: August 14, 2007 06:37:57 AM
really cute.
19  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: dresses galore...extremely img heavy! on: August 14, 2007 06:36:44 AM
Holy cow! Those dresses are awesome, and so many of them, too! I love them all, but the green and brown one is just way too cute!
20  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Bloo on: August 14, 2007 06:34:37 AM
You got his expression perfectly!

My DH and I Tivo all the new episodes. It's one of the few shows that makes me actually LOL!
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