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« Reply #3050 on: April 03, 2011 05:16:26 PM »

I have a WIP cd lampshade from about 13 years ago, when I had the bright idea of joining two rows of four together and pasting pictures on the outside. I got aoubt half of them done, I should really finish it I guess, since it's one of the few things that has not gotten hidden in 11 years and 8 moves. It's actually sitting here at my feet, in a box full of free postcards and other cool scraps, taunting me... perhaps after I finish the swaps I'm working on.
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« Reply #3051 on: April 03, 2011 07:40:25 PM »

I didn't have Internet access for much of the weekend.   Undecided  So many amazing projects have been posted!  Some highlights for me were the altered Circus tin (I wish I could touch it!), the doll and the precious bird skirt!
I didn't accomplish much on the crafting front but did manage to make up some paper roses.
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I really wanted to make some from the pages of this old French book I have but the paper was too brittle.  Oh well.
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« Reply #3052 on: April 03, 2011 07:43:17 PM »

I'm nursing a sore back right now, but my garden is finally finished! (almost -- it's finished enough to plant stuff, but there's a little work left to be done).



BTW, nothing makes cars slow down like a 7-month-pregnant woman wielding a shovel and hauling cinderblocks... The garden is gridded for the square-foot-gardening method, which I'm trying out for the first time, but loving so far. Does anyone have any ideas for covering up the cinderblock (at a minimal cost)? I'd like to make the wall look a little less ... white trashy.



And this was a un-list project. My DH brought home these shelves from a house he's remodeling. They were pretty gross before -- kind of yellowish and peeling horribly to reveal a very ugly blue underneath. So I sanded and scraped and painted so we can have a deluxe diaper changing station. Very helpful to get all that junk (especially the trash can) out of the reach of a 14-month-old.

I also made a sweater dress and re-conned a pair of pants into shorts for the kiddo, as well as sanded, scraped and painted a bench that our neighbor made for us -- I just haven't gotten photos yet.



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« Reply #3053 on: April 03, 2011 08:23:37 PM »

A gentleman who lives on the way to my son's school has a similar arrangement of cinderblocks, Deeder. In recent days, he (a very old, stooped man who garners a lot of attention, too!) is stucco-ing the thing's outside. I think it's going to look nice when he gets done. He already has nursery plants in there.

I don't know how durable it is or will be. It looks Italianate, though.
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« Reply #3054 on: April 03, 2011 08:43:26 PM »

                                                    (OH! And I did make this for myself --)

Another wee thingy completed: Tea Wallet!   Shocked
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377404.msg4454833#msg4454833


Of course, since I'm not a knowledgeable sewer, I have discovered one problem with my design...If the wallet tips, the tea falls out!   Roll Eyes  Any suggestions on a way to fix that will be gratefully received!   Smiley
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« Reply #3055 on: April 03, 2011 09:54:40 PM »

Thanks, graced! I've seen something like that before on a gardening forum ... I think they called it hypertufa. I may just live with it this year to make sure it's something I want to keep. Maybe I'll just plant some flower seeds in the dirt and hope that covers it enough for this year. Hopefully the beautiful bounty inside will distract from the cinderblock outside.
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« Reply #3056 on: April 03, 2011 11:00:04 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/25615_03Apr11_Tea-Wallet-3.jpg
I have discovered one problem with my design...If the wallet tips, the tea falls out!
I suggest making the pockets a little smaller to make the tea fit in more snug. I would do this by sewing a vertical line on both sides of the center line(distance depending on how snug you need the pockets to be. It will make the wallet fold more square as well. If you don't like the center line you could always take it out leaving the two outer lines...did that make sense? If not I can draw it out.
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« Reply #3057 on: April 04, 2011 04:22:44 AM »

Deeder, I was so jealous when I saw your square footy! And I thought it looked great compared to most raised beds actually. The only thing I can suggest is to keep the cinder blocks on the sides with the holes facing up, fill those with dirt and plant a trailing flowering plant. Or something like strawberries or thyme. Pretty and tasty. No one will be paying any attention to that stone when it's full of green anyhow, believe me!
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« Reply #3058 on: April 04, 2011 04:47:10 AM »

Oh, wow. Trailing flowers out the side of a veggie garden...PERFECTION!!!! Since the blocks are already in there, little mossflowers or whatever growing from the dirt up would be the next best thing, I think! I'm a sucker for real flowers of any sort.

Deeder, thanks for a new word/concept! I keep trying to convince hubby to do the raised bed/square foot thing. Post goodness photos so I can use it to persuade?


Calixta...the paper roses are lovely. (Anybody besides me have the old...Osmond?...song in their heads?) The purple with vines and words is my favorite!
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« Reply #3059 on: April 04, 2011 05:54:06 AM »

graced, I have more photos on my blog (there's a now a link in my sig). My husband was a little skeptical at first, too (especially after the cost of the Mel's mix -- the soil), but now he's just as excited as me. I just kept telling him to imagine the taste of fresh tomatoes.

Planting something in the holes of the cinder block was my first idea, too, but I needed an extra four inches on top of the stack to make it level with the permanent retaining wall on the left. That's where the castlewall bricks came in. Also, if I plant things in the tops, it makes it hard to get into the garden to work it without stepping in the garden, which is one of the concepts behind SFG -- don't pack down the dirt.
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