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« on: January 31, 2008 06:05:32 AM »

...Phew! It's a good thing there's a crafty Mommy slash Wife on hand!!

So, a few months back we moved all of our computer stuff into a different room in the house, one that is cooler during the hot Florida summers.  This room had no curtains and the windows in the previous room were much bigger and I had gotten those pull-down roller shades cut for them, so I couldn't very well transfer them.  For one window I had some old curtains I'd made for our old apartment in my "I don't throw anything made of fabric away" bin so that was an easy fix and for the other one I decided to get creative.  I pulled my husbands USMC flag out of that very same bin, we've been wanting to hang it up since forever but haven't found an appropriate place in this house, so I asked my husband if I could sew on it if it meant displaying it again and he agreed.  So I went to my local thrift store and bought some khaki sheet for like a buck or .50 or something great like that, and I spent the entire duration of the movie 5th element hand-sewing away (this was pre sewing machine era for me), carefully centering the flag in the middle of the sheet.  It was nice looking and so I hung them up... the bottom was a good foot away from Remington's (my 2 yr old lab-retriever) cage, I swear!!!  But the next day after we'd been at a friend's house for a few hours we come back and the curtain, or what was left of it, was inside of Remy's cage and he had quite literally eaten half of it.  I was furious because of the work that I'd done and my DH was furious because there was going to be a glare of his computer screen now  Roll Eyes  and because his Marine Corps flag was ruined.  We didn't have money to buy any more supplies either.  So it took me a couple days but I got creative.  I took a roller shade off the one window in the previous room that the sun doesn't catch because of the back porch outside it- DH severly opposed this because of the hideiousness of the shade so while he was at work one day on my day off I spent a few hours painting on it!!!  It's not perfect, turns out that it's reaaaally hard to paint on this surface because it's SO super smooth.  Also I know that the red circle is stupidly off kilter, but I didn't plan on making anything beyond the emblem itself the rest just kind of happened as I went, so I didn't preplan any measuring.  I do plan on going back and trying to make it more rounded.  So with no further ado- the pictures:

Here's my imps- the one on top is the good girl, she can be trusted to roam the house as she pleases while we're away.  The one on the bottom is the baaaad boy.  We tried a muzzle before the cage and he managed to fish coke cans out of the trash and EAT them in their entirety (save the top and bottom) THROUGH the small hole at the end of his muzzle... and whole loaves of bread from the pantry as well, this dog is not normal: 

Unfortunately, I wasn't a part of craftster back then, so I didn't take any pictures of the curtain in it's prime or when Remy devoured it, but here's the new cover:

For those of you that don't know, this is the Marine Corps emblem

and closeups:




Sorry for the extremely long back story- I can't help myself with details sometimes.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008 06:42:38 AM »

I like long stories.  It makes me feel like I'm not the only one who goes through craziness sometimes!!!  Nice painting, and you are very kind to redo the window. I wouldn't have after my work had been eaten!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008 06:51:21 AM »

Good job!  I can't tell you how many "fix its" we've done around our house (two cats, husky, a three year old and a well meaning 15 yr boy).  It's nice to be creative and problem solve, especially on a small budget!  It looks good and your hubby should be proud Smiley

What kind of paints did you use on the shade?  We have some in windows in a room we don't really use, and it would add a pop of color to paint on them!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008 06:57:10 AM »

Thanks, he was really happy with it  Grin
Just plain old acrylics!  I think the black was some of the nicer stuff that comes in a tube for canvas, but the rest of it was just those little bottles of acrylic craft paint you get for a buck and change at the craft store.  I did however cut the shade and use the bottom portion so I don't use it to roll up anymore, and I wouldn't imagine that it would be the best idea to do so... it might work but I would think it might stick if rolled up after painted.  So you might want to play with small pieces before you go all out Tongue

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008 07:52:14 AM »

Long stories are great! They give so much life to the projects and tend to make me look at them in more detail.
I think you have done a great job here, you made a much better circle than I could ever have.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008 08:27:11 AM »

nice job.... i know how dogs can be... sometimes i don't know who is worse her.. kids or the dog.... lol..  any how  here is a hint for you & everyone else... if you have  a piece of yarn or string, & two pencils,  tie a loop losely around one pencil & stand it up with the eraser  side down ... tie it around loosely around the second pencil..put the fist pencil in the center of project  & using the second pencil , making sure it's sharpended & use it to make a cirlce around the  the first  holding the fits pencil  ... this can be used for any size circle ... hope this helps
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008 08:34:28 AM »

I actually would've done that had I planned ahead, but I was afraid of scraping the paint in the center, especially since I was too impatient to wait for it to dry completely and then have to trudge on way later, but even now I'd be afraid that it might scrape off.  I probably should have used kilz on it first  Tongue  oh well. 
Yes, dogs do the worst damage, but they are great stories later on after you cool off, lol
Thanks for the advice!!   Grin
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