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31  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old Tripod Becomes A New Lamp! on: April 08, 2015 11:07:17 AM

I have had this wooden telescope tripod for nearly 15 years and for most of those years I have intended to make it into a floor lamp. I FINALLY DID!

I refinished the wood, added these chains to stabilize it, added a lamp kit and new shade.

To attach the lamp hardware to the tripod I used a black rubber stopper. I drilled a hole in it to receive the lamp hardware and voile!

32  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Ice Marbles on: April 08, 2015 08:38:37 AM
Thank you! I didn't get to do them this year, because we didn't have the below freezing temps long enough that I thought it would be worth the effort. Next year, I hope!
33  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Pretty, Autumn Leashes UPDATE: ACTION SHOTS! on: April 08, 2015 08:37:06 AM
Aw, thanks! I am a bias tape making fiend.
34  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Be AWESOME (Redux) GALLERY! (Sendout March 23) on: April 08, 2015 06:06:12 AM
Oooo! Neato!
35  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Montana "Map" Appliqued Hoodie (4 pics) on: April 06, 2015 03:02:31 PM
This is rad and a super cool idea.

Mountain state..hee hee!

Thanks, lady!
36  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Tiny Traveler with Steamer Trunk/Home Away From Home on: April 06, 2015 07:21:27 AM
HO.LY AMAZZEBALLZ!  This is... well, amazing!  GAH!  I know I could just spend so much time fawning and cooing and staring and arranging this.
37  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Be AWESOME (Redux) GALLERY! (Sendout March 23) on: April 04, 2015 04:23:35 PM
38  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Montana "Map" Appliqued Hoodie (4 pics) on: April 04, 2015 11:18:29 AM
What a fun way to showcase your home state! Good thing you don't live in one of those flat states, like North Dakota. Cheesy

I thought so... and so I copied!  Smiley  I guess If I were in a plains state, I could appliqued the back of the shirt...
39  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Montana "Map" Appliqued Hoodie (4 pics) on: April 04, 2015 11:04:18 AM

There is someone nearby who makes and sells these and they're really well done and worth every penny, but cost more pennies than I care to spend on a sweatshirt.  So I made one for myself, on a lesser-quality sweatshirt (bought on clearance) just to try it out. If I want to make more for me or as gifts, I'll probably up the quality. I wouldn't try to sell them, though, I promise!

The cotton print that I made my Montana from is one I had in my stash!  And I already had the appropriate color thread, so this helps me in my quest to use stash first this year!

I wanted the edges to get a little frayed so I just straight stitched the applique onto the shirt, but it is backed with fusible interfacing, so hopefully it will only get a little frayed.

Annnnnnd and action shot... because Montana is a mountain state.  Shocked

I just want to add that I am glad that I don't live in a state with a really complicated border!
40  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Miniature Wine Book Stack Necklace on: April 03, 2015 01:53:03 PM
So clever!
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