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151  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Flat-pack Tiny House (1st paper project) - Shameful number of pics on: February 09, 2009 03:22:45 PM
Oh my God! It's gorgeous...in body and soul. So beautifully and cleverly executed. I love the perspective image on the flat door (very Terry Gilliam). Never mind the roof on fire! HA  Grin But I mostly love how it makes me feel. We should all get to love and live in such a happy place!
Well done...AGAIN!!!
152  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tiny House Swap Gallery on: February 09, 2009 02:22:10 PM
I love the refrigerator too. And bottle of beer for scale. But what I really want to know - is there is beer in that tiny fridge?!

a six pack of course! lol

Oh, and the brew is extra fuzzy...ah, I mean FIZZY.
153  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tiny House Swap Gallery on: February 09, 2009 08:42:13 AM
A door that opens so visitors can take a tour.

It was funny, after a while I want SO BADLY to be able to go inside! I pondered making it a sliding "glass" door but finally had to reign in that craziness. I can obsess on details forever... Hmmm, what makes me think you all know what I'm talking about???
154  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tiny House Swap Gallery on: February 09, 2009 07:47:52 AM
You are so welcome. I loved knowing your redecorating plans ahead of time. And I'm sure the foliage was subconciously inspired by knowing you live in a tropical part of the world, too.
Your pictures turned out great. I especially love the surface on which you set it. It's the perfectly modern patio setting  Wink
I hope it shelters you for many love-filled years...and btw, the mortgage is all paid off!  Grin

If you don't mind, I think I'll throw this one up, too. I like it for the scale.

155  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tiny House Swap Gallery on: February 07, 2009 06:05:05 PM

All the roofs on these houses are so awesome... I wish I'd approached mine a bit differently, but I really "needed" to use the imagery I did to go with my interior theme.  Drat!

I know! There are so many great and different ideas so far that I just want to become a teeny-tiny architect and make a whole slew of these...in my spare time  Roll Eyes
156  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: So simple yet I'm just tickled with this sweater...Tutorial added per reques on: January 10, 2009 09:22:44 AM
Congratulations Mrs Bowles!!  I am glad to see you win this, it is def one of my favorite tutes online!  You very much deserve the honour...
Thank you  Smiley
It came as a complete shock. I'm glad so many people found it useful. Please post your version and let me know. I'd love to see it!
157  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tea Cozy, Tea Cozy, How do I love thee? on: December 31, 2008 05:12:20 PM

Ooo, not a fan of whimsy, eh?  Yikes!

Ah, just the word, actually. Once, as a child, I heard Martha use in reference to her Thanksgiving dinner table. Ack! Scarred for life.

158  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tea Cozy, Tea Cozy, How do I love thee? on: December 31, 2008 08:43:51 AM
That's so cheery!  Looks like that sneaky teapot is hiding under an adorable hat.

Ah, the yarn arts... they're mysterious to me.

...and I bet you thought I was joking about making a tea cozy Cheesy
...and yes, naturally, my tea pot is very sneaky...
...and btw, thank you for not using any derivation of the word "whimsy"
159  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tea Cozy, Tea Cozy, How do I love thee? on: December 30, 2008 07:51:17 PM
I think I love thee most because ye was made with nearly instant gratification.

Long, long ago I bought this beautiful yarn off the sale shelf at my LYS. Hand painted, soft, gorgeous. Only 3 balls were to be had so I thought "Oh well, I'll knit a scarf." Well, 3 balls proved to be woefully inadequate for even a scarf. Heartbroken, I tossed it into the basket where I toss such things.
...years went by...
Then one bright and beautiful day I tripped upon this fabulous post by SavageHamster
Elated! Inspired! I proclaimed "I shall have me one of these!"
I started digging through my yarn stash and came upon the long-since-abandon ball-and-a-half of my lovely aforementioned yarn. LIGHT BULB!
To the tossing-basket I went and found the abandond "scarf" still on it's lonely needle. I resumed where I had left off using a seed stitch and these funny "finger fringes" and casting off a hole in the middle for the spout:

I gathered up one side edge creating the "finger fringe pom" on top, and sewed up the ends with room for the handle, and so my cozy was complete.

She had a little modesty issue under the bottom fringe so I picked up and knitted a ribbed underskirt which helps to keep out the draft.

So tomorrow my tea will be, well ... COZY!! Grin

160  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ikea Glass into Ye Olde Pimp Chalice (SOOO many pics) on: December 28, 2008 01:47:10 PM
What did he think?
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