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1  Second Deodorant House I have made, CLOCK TOWER! in Completed Projects by blupaisan on: April 25, 2017 04:04:06 PM

Mailed this one off in a personal swap.

From experience in the first deodorant stick house I made, I knew what might be easier, unnessasary, etc. this time around.

clock is a watch that I grew tired of, always had to ask someone to get the back off so I could put in a new battery.

Real clock parts from an old small alarm clock.
See the two workers, one behind and one reaching from a ladder, doing their best at repairs and upkeep?

some process pics...

gluing inky winky bits of cardboard onto a toothpick to create spiral staircase

thanx for looking!!
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2  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2017 in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: April 19, 2017 09:05:31 AM
bunny1kenobi and I have traded some tiny things, although what I sent her simply cannot compare to the teeniness of what she made for me!

This winter I purchased a vintage dollhouse yet had zero furnishings. bunny has begun the process of filling it!
She sent fabric samples which make awesome rugs and this stunning folding screen that will be great in the livingroom.

mini food containers have always made me swoon and these are so wonderful. cant wait to put them in the kitchen.

plus coffee. look how tiny!!

books for any wee table i will find, and extra ridiculously tiny bits for anything.

This is my second favorite creation, a calendar. Wow!!

My favorite is surely the basket with yarn. I adore how tiny it is!!!!
And the salt and pepper shakers.... I simply cannot truly fathom these, so friggin adorbs!!!

thank you so much, bunny1 !!!!!!!
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3  Scrabble Welcome sign in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by blupaisan on: April 17, 2017 12:35:15 PM

This poor old game finally bit the dust after being used for 5 generations in my family.
Of course I felt I had NO BUSINESS throwing it away.
This was a quick and easy project. It hangs on the outside of my door and I have treated it so that it should last awhile even if it gets rained on through the screen door.
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4  Re: Assemblage Art Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: April 17, 2017 12:14:13 PM
audio! audio!
audio made this rockin' wonderful storage container for me, (requested, as I have such limited space and I needed something useful) that is sooo ME!

The cheerful colors that flood this piece are so important to me. I love it!

Just enough bits to make it gorgeous and not overwhelming

There is a kitty from a tea box!!

Lime green flower makin' me swoon

I have IMMEDIATELY put it to use. My brushes jar was stuffed so full that I could not get brushes out. So here is audio's creation with all of my smaller brushes in it. Just in time!!!

thank you so very much, audio. I can't stop grinning, really!
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5  Skating skull and so much more in CHALLENGE 118 ENTRIES by blupaisan on: April 11, 2017 05:36:46 AM

This was sent to audio for the Assemblage Swap, here is the link...

I did quite a bit of stalking and discovered she liked lime green, skulls, and odd (I do mean odd) things. I was very excited about these prospects before I even went shopping for my supplies.

The only thing I purchased first-hand was the skull. All else was random things i had or found in various junk and thrift stores. I have never had so much fun shopping, looking for just the right bit to add.

It began with just the hockey skate and I added wheels (casters from an old bureau) because a skate will not stand on its own. The thing does roll along nicely if ya want it to..... I added a kickstand, removable, at the last minute.

I wish to thank the daughters of LadybugsAndBumblebees for sharing some of their beach finds with me last summer. I was so happy to have real crab arms to put here.

I put in that funny sign, hidden on the bottom, taken from one of the packages I found of tiny doll parts.

It was quite the decision as to when, if and  how to add cutsie to an otherwise darkish piece.

I often worked on it in the safest way I knew how, upsidedown, on an electric can opener.

There were so many things sticking out in all directions, and delicately I might add, that I panicked for a bit as to how to get this thing safely from VT to OH!!
I am not much of an engineer, much more of an artsy fartsy gal, but I DID understand that columns hold weight really well, so I used gift wrap tubes for a support system while shipping. And gorilla tape, lots of that!

It was sooo hard to let my old TV bulbs go, I have been collecting for years, but I said to myself, "didn't your mother teach you to share?"

This project was such a blast.

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6  HomeMade kitsch from 1962 in Vintage Craft Projects by blupaisan on: April 04, 2017 03:10:39 PM

have been cleaning out Dad's house. Found this. I have not come across it in years!!

Mom made it for my brother in 1962. He was two.
Just old burlap for the base, it is our actual neighborhood in Sunderland Vermont, called the Burough.
Ours was the red house, the larger farmhouse was across the street where those neighbors were so dear, they became Uncle Hap and Aunt Hazel immediately.
Mom even made Pennock's store, at the end of our little dead end dirt road.

Falling apart, so I am gonna burn it in the back yard, with love.
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7  For the birthday girl in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by blupaisan on: March 30, 2017 09:00:33 AM

There is really nothing that remarkable about this card except the sentiment behind it.
My niece has enjoyed staying in my childhood bedroom when she visits Grandpa. He is moving to assisted living and she will no longer be able to enjoy roaming his house or snuggling in my old bed.
I have been going thru all of his stuff so he can move out and found a small roll of leftover wallpaper from my room. I used it to make this card for Faustine. I am pretty sure she will recognize the paper and be happy.
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8  Re: Warm & Cozy Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: March 29, 2017 08:24:22 AM

pic of the mug that didn't make it into the gallery.
I sure hope it made it without getting smashed!
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9  Re: Birdland Radio!! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by blupaisan on: March 26, 2017 07:25:48 AM

Well, the thing has made it through a long hard winter with only one injury. The flange came off the outer surface of the entry hole.
Other than that, I am still pleased and so are the birdies!
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10  Re: Assemblage Art Swap 2 - S/U Feb24 thru Mar8, S/O April 10 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by blupaisan on: March 15, 2017 01:10:40 PM
oooooo, teaser pics!
Here is one for Audio!!!
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