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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Iron Singer Base Restoration on: March 29, 2010 06:36:28 PM
Very Appropriate lol, can mean so many things :-)

I was thinking over the weekend about possibly making a mosaic top for it. A long rectangular one with a vintage look to the design... to add a bit of quirkyness to it.

Thanks for the reply :-)
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Iron Singer Base Restoration on: March 23, 2010 04:53:10 PM
Hi ladies,

Not sure if this is the right section but I figure you will either be able to help me, or point me in the right direction.

I have a Singer Tredle Base that I have carted around with me for 15 years and spent roughly 20years under my Mum and Dad's house.

I am planning a nice sanded polished timber top, however I'm stuck on the frame.

I'm planning to strip the old paint of, prime it with a rust proof primer and paint it black.

Now this is the part im not sure will work.

Would you do gold leafing over "SINGER" and also the detail on the side? Or would that look tacky?


3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Clean Slate - My New House project on: March 03, 2010 10:20:25 PM
Ohhh I would so love an updatte on this!!!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need advice for redoing my motorhome- 1950's style!! on: January 06, 2010 04:23:21 PM
No tips, but wow, what a fantastic idea :-)
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Thought I'd share my teacher gifts this year . . . on: January 03, 2010 01:14:57 AM
What a great idea!

Would you mind sharing how you made the bottle bags?
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Totoro hobo bag on: January 03, 2010 01:13:01 AM
OMG! My two girls (6 and 4) would go nuts for this bag! Totoro and Kikki are their FAVOURITE movies atm....

Well Done!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Fresh Summer Curtains for my girls Bedroom on: October 06, 2009 08:16:47 PM
Got bored this morning so i thought I needed to make some new curtains for my girls bedroom. They currently had thick heavy winter ones, so I made some fresh breezy light summer curtains.

Just something basic as I haven't been crafting for awhile since I moved house.

8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Help with table and chairs restoration on: December 26, 2008 01:05:59 PM
Wow thanks for your reply!

I can't remember what type of oil I used, it was a few years ago now, I am pretty sure it was a citrus one. My grand father used Marine Varnish as they lived along the canals in Brisbane (Australia) and I guess he already had lots of it from their boat? Not to sure it was years before I was born lol.

Yes the seats are pop out type, screwed from the bottom and the back rest is a piece of timber covered and screwed from the sides. My mother (and grandmother) originally made sewn fitted covers for the chairs. I'm not sure weather to try to replicate or use the fold and nail method.

Thanks a lot for your post it's really helped me get some idea of where to start :-)

9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: RE-PURPOSED Magnetic "Paper" Dolls *PICS ADDED* on: December 22, 2008 05:28:05 PM
omg i love it!

How would i make one of these myself? I don't have a die cutter, is there a template somewhere on the net where I can print and use magnetic sheets and do another type of doll?

These are just unreal :-)
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fabric Magnets (Pear, Leaf, Bird & Butterfly...so far) on: December 22, 2008 05:19:30 PM
That is awesome!

Love the idea.

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