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« Reply #1500 on: September 22, 2012 12:19:25 PM »

dear Knickers, I'm sure many of us would love the insider info on how you broke those "already installed" acrylic windows.

Or maybe it's just me, but I really really want to know.  Cheesy

As to the trash conversation... here's one I had a long time ago:

Other Person: [holding up some piece of trash] Do you want this?
Me: [in a disgusted voice] Why the hell would I want that?
Other Person: [looking hurt and heading toward pissed] Because last week you yelled at me for throwing the milk jug lid away!
Me: [sheepishly] ... oh... right... no, I don't want that... thank you for asking.



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« Reply #1501 on: September 22, 2012 04:24:44 PM »

These stories of scavenging trash are so familiar. I have a colleague at work (I'm a prop builder) who I think slips over the line into Hoarder. This was a conversation from the other day:

Her: What did you do with the protective sleeves from those tassels you sewed on this morning?
Me: I put them in the garbage.
(pause) Her: Which garbage?
Me: The one by the door.
Her: Thanks! (exits quickly.)

Sure enough, the next time I passed by, the tassel sleeves (which were just rectangles of acetate held with a bit of tape) were sitting on her workbench, waiting to be stashed somewhere. Sigh.

Thanks for the waterstain, Knicky! It's great. I love the covered furniture - always creepy. And I second the request for a broken window how-to. I would have said it couldn't be done in situ, and would've suggested prying the windows out and replacing them with "smashed" ones of acetate or styrene.

Craftsunderground, you know those wire cork thingys make great wrought iron chairs, right?  Wink

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« Reply #1502 on: September 22, 2012 04:56:56 PM »

Glad to find a group that would find this funny, but not unbelievably odd:
My daughter was married two weeks ago and the night before the wedding, we had 105 people to dinner at my house and one of the beverages was hard cider with those great twisted wire cork toppers. The whole evening I had to keep myself focused on guests and catering and keep myself from running over to the beverage table to keep the wires from being thrown out (of course they all were). Luckily, the wedding next day made up for my disappointment.
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« Reply #1503 on: September 22, 2012 06:51:55 PM »

I wonder, if windows can't be broken, perhaps score some random lines with a knife/razor, and then brush black paint over it and wipe it off right away? The paint would stay in the lines and it'd look like a cracked windowpane.

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« Reply #1504 on: September 22, 2012 07:18:01 PM »

The windows were actually very easy to 'break'. I eased an exacto blade in the vinyl by twisting it and making a small hole, then sliced right in with the blade. Thankfully it didn't matter if it was jagged so the effect worked really well Smiley

« Reply #1505 on: September 23, 2012 09:18:37 AM »

Hahaha! I love all these 'junk collecting' stories...makes me feel not so alone :>   I have a wonderful hubby who works in a cigar shop and he often brings me home little treasures. "I dunno what you could do with this, but it looks like it could be a something". Gotta love him! xxx

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« Reply #1506 on: September 23, 2012 11:08:48 AM »

I bought one of those fiddly doll house kits when Bluesisteralex was little. The boys kept pulling off shingles and I finally got rid of it and bought her a plastic house. After moving so many times it was long gone and she has always wanted another doll house. Five years ago I bought her some furniture and photo boxes for each room. I also promised that some day I would buy a house and she would have room for a doll house again. She started leaving her boxes out and they got stomped on by the boys. You would think I had Godzilla living in the house.

Bluesisteralex no longer lives at home but she went craft shopping with me this weekend. We stopped at the doll furniture again and I decided to make a couple terrariums and we grabbed stuff to make a couple displays for her to make as well.

Alex made a enchanted reading garden for her friend who is expecting.

It has a little mirrored pond with a strawflower water lily and a frog prince. The crown was a bead end cap.

We put a rocking chair in the other corner. I made a small afghan and we placed a book in the seat with two more stacked on a bench. The chair still rocks even though it is glued in.

She also made a computer nook that hangs on the wall. The desk looks just like her boyfriends and she added cans of soda and a fastfood bag to complete the look. she even found a minecraft screen shot for the screen.

the walls were not exactly how we planned, but I like the button light fixture we made.

I made a couple fall garden terrariums. I also started working on a potting bench as I added one to my real garden this year. I still haven't decided what to do with the potting bench yet.

I'm not sure if this one is done. at one time it had a peaked roof, but it was lost years ago. Must have been Godzilla again.

I like this one because the bench looks like the one outside my door. I keep flowers on it and sometimes pumpkins in the fall.

This potting bench was painted to match the large one and is actually the style I had originally envisioned for my garden.

I made simple seed packets in a crate then cut and painted a hat to make a basket for tomatoes. They are actually asparagus berries. Then I made a small box with wooden bead potatoes. I need to make some clay veggies

I might have to make a small doll house. I never realized they come so small. I would lover to make a brewing room. I have some glass vials that would make great carbides.

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« Reply #1507 on: September 23, 2012 04:03:31 PM »

The enchanted reading garden is precious, and I love the potting bench! You really should do a house, I'll bet it will be amazing! And it's such fun... I am already working on my second one and the first one isn't even completely done! Cheesy
« Reply #1508 on: September 23, 2012 11:09:32 PM »

The windows were actually very easy to 'break'. I eased an exacto blade in the vinyl by twisting it and making a small hole, then sliced right in with the blade. Thankfully it didn't matter if it was jagged so the effect worked really well Smiley

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« Reply #1509 on: September 24, 2012 02:58:47 PM »

Ysmeine, love the enchanted garden, computer desk, and the little bench with the pumpkins. (Actually, I love them all.) I am sure if you made a house, it would be wonderful.

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