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4131  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Canned "Love" on: February 11, 2008 04:23:28 PM
Oh, I'm not a Blowe's fan either.  I try to buy my building materials at a locally-owed lumber yard, my hardware at a locally-owned hardware store and my paint supplies at a locally owned paint store if I can.  Their prices are the same or often better (+ sometimes a contractor discount), they usually have a better selection or better quality lumber and they often know more about it.  I think I'm at a disadvantage because I worked at a lumber yard/hardware store in college and know what's available (or should me).

Ok!  Enough bitchin'!  Thanks for your comments on the chocolates.  LOVED your Paris pails.
4132  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Decoy Heart Pouch on: February 11, 2008 01:00:17 PM
Ohohohohoh!  Does it have 4 chambers?
4133  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Decoy Heart Pouch on: February 11, 2008 12:59:01 PM
Thump, thump!  I LOOOOOOOVE that!  Ms. Sophomore Bleachrainbow, you've quite a career ahead of you!
4134  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Canned "Love" on: February 11, 2008 12:52:47 PM
Look at you!  All would be better in this world if you could buy some love at the Home Depot! 

THANKS! 

I should mention that the Home Depot doesn't sell that size of cans (at least not the 8 or so I go to when I haven't another option).  I LOATHE "The Despot"... at least for paint and paint-related items (which I need for my work) and I'd say that 60% of the time (at least) they don't have what I'm looking for in other departments.  I'm fresh off a very frustrating Despot situation, so... a bit raw.

ANYWAY, if anyone was interested the pint-sized unused cans were purchased at my local True Value hardware store.  A real hardware store.

[steps off soap box, takes deep, cleansing breath]
4135  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Multi-Purpose Ultra-Neon Skee-Ball Ski-Suit on: February 11, 2008 12:32:23 PM
Completely over the top?  Mission accomplished!  Congratulations!
4136  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Beautiful Use Swap. Signups Closed. Sendouts 2/29/08. on: February 11, 2008 08:47:17 AM
What other projects do you all have going on in addition to this swap?

Did you have to ask that?  I thought for a moment, "All I have are that pair or flannel boxers to sew and those Ikea curtain panels http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70110279 to modify, hem and install the hardware."  Then I thought, "Oh yeah and paint the dining room and finish the ShimmerStone http://www.modernmasters.com/products.aspx?pl=SS on the living room ceiling and finish the insulated shade for the stairwell window and make exterior shades for the south- and west-facing windows and mail out Valentines and clean/organize the entire basement and oh, yeah take down the xmas decorations that I was too sick to do in January and set up a new home network and find those things listed in my signature for this photo project and then do that project and do more work on my embroidered pillowcases and finish mounting my toothpaste collection  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216741.msg2330404#msg2330404 and work on a potential personal swap for a dear craftster who has offered some toothpaste from Asia...

THANKS A LOT, violet_thistle!   Wink
4137  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Beautiful Use Swap. Signups Closed. Sendouts 2/29/08. on: February 10, 2008 04:08:36 PM
Ha!  That's nothing!  When I start organzing it, I'll take a before pic and post the results.  I've boxes and bins and bags (crafting and non-crafting things) stacked from 2'-7' high and by "stacked", I mean "piled" on about 80% of the floor's surface.  Loose stuff occupies another 10-12%.  It is, by far, the messiest space I've every owned or occupied outside of a garage and I think even my garage is better as most of the boxes, bins and loose items are on/under the shelves/table or in a set of drawers.  I've probably got about 30% available floorspace out there.  Anyway, I just heard the dryer quit which means that I might be able to start really crafting another piece of this puzzle!
4138  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Beautiful Use Swap. Signups Closed. Sendouts 2/29/08. on: February 10, 2008 02:53:10 PM
Noooooow it feels like it's coming together.  I've my 3 items planned, most of my items purchased and/or located in my basement craft area is probably MUCH MUCH WORSE than annacharlette makes hers sound, some prep work done and/or underway and this afternoon, I'm finally gettin my craft on for reals!  Woo!
4139  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Polymer Clay & resin foods on: February 09, 2008 04:28:37 PM
Holy schmoly!  Those are so realistic that I almost clicked "back" when I saw them, because I don't cook.  But, I caught a glimpse of the title before I clicked and took a second look.  They don't look any less real when you know they aren't.  The fact that they're so tiny is even more impressive.  You have some polymer clay skills!  Nice work!
4140  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Corset I made- I got real pictures taken! on: February 09, 2008 01:45:16 PM
WOW!  Those look so much better on people than on pillows or even on the dress form!  I'm in awe of the skills and patience it would take to make well-crafted corsets like yours.
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