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3961  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ikea Glass into Ye Olde Pimp Chalice (SOOO many pics) on: December 25, 2008 06:07:12 AM
AH IT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!

Way to go. There is no way that anyone would not like it. I hope that someday someone loves me enough to make me a gold foil pimp cup.

Thank you!  I had so much fun making it, I may have to make more things like it!  Not necessarily, pimp chalices, but the way that faux gold leaf just glows like movie special effects is very tempting.

I love it, as I generally love all the stuff you post! Was the gold leaf a bitch to work with? I think I might experiment with this myself, it just looks SO cool and guy-worthy (sometimes it's hard to make something for the manly type, I've found!). Glad you were able to get out of the house to deliver it! Grin

Aw, wow.  Thank you!  I've used metal leaf before and it can be a bitch, but not as bad as you might imagine if you have a patience, a brush to pick it up with and the expectation that it's not going to lay down in a nice, perfect square like you see on the pro stuff.  (ahem)  It helps that it's not real gold, so it's not SOOOOO expensive that any waste is crushing.  I have quite a bit of copper leaf that I want to use on some kind of glass for myself.

It is so much harder to craft for men!  And I've made mine enough boxer shorts to last him a long, long time so I was glad I was able to execute this idea!  He's really cool about being crafted for, so hopefully another idea will come to me in time for his May birthday. Wink
3962  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Tricycle Onesie... or is that a "Threesie"? on: December 25, 2008 05:57:45 AM
1. this is adorable!
2. thanks for the dover tip! so so handy Smiley
1. Thank you!
2. My pleasure.
3963  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Loud Neighbors on: December 25, 2008 05:55:49 AM
Sad I have a violin and flute player, keyboard, guitar, flute, trumpet and tuba player, flute, piano, trumpet and tuba player in my house.

Yep, two tuba players.

I learned to live with it, its called practice. Hope your friend can too.
I think if it was a member of her household she'd feel differently. It's not just the sound, it's her neighbors' blatant disregard for her need to work during the weekdays to earn a living that's most upsetting to her.

lol that's a really great gift idea and it's nicely done

Thanks! 
3964  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Tiny House Swap on: December 24, 2008 11:25:58 AM
Merry Christmas to you and to everyone!

Nice link.  I'm also a sucker for trees.  Trees and wee houses.
3965  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ikea Glass into Ye Olde Pimp Chalice (SOOO many pics) on: December 24, 2008 09:55:22 AM
That's so neat I like that! oh and I saw a resemblance with that cup with out an decor and the goblet from Indiana Jones! Now It rocks even harder!

I didn't even think of that!  Thanks!
3966  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Platform Boot Stocking on: December 24, 2008 09:41:56 AM
I love this!!  Great job!

Aw, thanks!
3967  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Loud Neighbors on: December 24, 2008 09:39:58 AM
hahaha  Cheesy all ur posts make me laugh.. this a great idea i hope she likes it! i think i would end up retaliating, get her to blast some music out when they're all quiet next door or something.

Jeepers, thanks!  I think she has blasted music WHILE he was playing... at least if she does it then, she can't hear the tuba as much and it's "fair".  Of course, she can't work with the music blaring anyway.
3968  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ikea Glass into Ye Olde Pimp Chalice (SOOO many pics) on: December 24, 2008 08:15:04 AM
Golly T,
I'm truly choked up just thinking about what happens when inspiration, creativity, talent, and love, in the largest sense, all converge with our desire to connect with another human being...this is a masterpiece and I can only imagine how amazing you must feel about accomplishing this. Congratulations!

I hope all of your Christmas plans with that lucky man work out the way you dream they will...weather be damned.
Be safe and well.
 Kiss


Well, now you're choking me up!  I do feel pretty accomplished, but am holding back a little until I know he likes it or let's me believe he likes it. 

Thank you so much for your encouragement and support!  A dear friend with 4-wheel drive, chains and a youth spent in a place that generally gets snow offered to taxi  me to his house today!  I was going to take the bus, but this means I can more safely transport the Chalice!  Have a wonderful holiday, MrsBowles!
3969  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ikea Glass into Ye Olde Pimp Chalice (SOOO many pics) on: December 24, 2008 08:10:07 AM
does the resin coating make it safe to actually drink from, or is it decorative only?  I've given painted decorated glasses as gifts before but I've always kept the decoration to the lower half of the glass so it never comes in contact with lips...

I should be safe to drink from, yes. I believe this is how John Derian's decoupage glasses are done - I've been wanted to do something like his for a few years and now I know why the glasses are so expensive... doing the resin is a long and attentive process!  I'm not talking about his Target line.  It's not submersible or dishwasher safe.  If anything were harmed by drinking from it, it would be the chalice... being new to resin there are some flaws and there may be some places where stuff could get under it.
3970  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Platform Boot Stocking on: December 24, 2008 08:04:35 AM
so cute!!! Cheesy

Thank you!

HA!
I saw this on the home page and instantly knew it was yours! Fabulous and Pure T. And, happily, it started me on my quest by which I found your Holy Grail...isn't life wonderful!?!


It's one of those special stockings that gets stuffed when the owner is naughty all year long! You're the second person to recognize it as mine from the home page!  I'm not sure what to think about that?  Maybe I need to shake things up a bit.  I thought the chalice was different from my other stuff... what do you think?
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