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1  Re: 2010 Garden-a-long? in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions by sunnydays914 on: March 31, 2010 04:49:10 PM
Here's that garden plan!

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2  Re: A Disney Trip to Remember: The Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sunnydays914 on: September 11, 2009 08:14:55 PM
My package came!!!!! It's too late to post photos now but I'll try to update tomorrow.

Ok, lets get to the goods!

Thatkid must have read my mind. I love everything she sent me.

An autograph book

Scrapbook all prepped for filling.

Box to put all the large items in that can't be in the scrapbook

The box was full of these little cards (My baby sister was really excited when she saw these... It's Disney mail!)

My favorite thing of all... Peter Pan box! I LOVE me some Peter pan.

The box contained a matching pen, keychain, bracelet, and stickers

All of it together. Thanks, Thatkid! Your stuff is coming, I promise. I'm hunting for a box and should be able to drop it in the mail on Monday
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3  Grandpa's beans in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by sunnydays914 on: August 20, 2009 07:57:22 PM

My DH and I closed on and moved into our first house on July 3rd! We moved into the same town that my grandparents have lived in since right after my father was born (our neighbors have been their friends for 30+ years!). My 90 year old grandpa was so excited for us to own our own place, he really wanted to help us move. Since he's not about to run up and down stairs to carry furniture anymore, he did what he knows well... he gardened.
We left the house at 8 am and my DH returned an hour later with our first load of stuff. Grandpa had pulled all the weeds in the neglected veggie garden in the front lawn and started planting bean seeds. He gave me a hose, rabbit fence, and a bucket for weeds. I can't count the times he called just to make sure we were watering and weeding them.
Six weeks later, I picked our first bean crop. He planted them so close together I could barely get to the plants in the middle of the plot! They were beautiful and it took all I had not to drive to his house with my beans but I knew my Grandma would kick me out if I came with beans because Grandpa had planted her's too!
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4  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by sunnydays914 on: August 20, 2009 07:48:30 PM
The wedding I've been helping to plan is Saturday! The bride is handling it pretty well considering she and the groom are moving across the country two days after the wedding!
The last two things I had to finish were the double ring bearer pillows:

The flower girl's kissing ball:

Plus, I got a new space to work in!
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5  Portable Garden in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by sunnydays914 on: June 07, 2009 03:10:04 PM
My husband and I have lived in the same apartment for more than a year so when time came around to plan my container garden for this summer, I had elaborate plans for squashes, trellises, tomatoes, herbs, lettuce and many more. Out of the blue, we found our dream home!
So, all of my incredible plans had to wait because we would be moving sometime in mid June and I don't want to lug all those hundreds of pounds of dirt and rocks to the new house (neither did DH Cheesy)
I needed something big enough to at least plant a few tomatoes in that was sturdy enough to last through a trip across town. After thinking about it for a few days, DH and I decided to build a portable garden box out of wood.

We used a handful of 1x8 boards as well as some 1x1 for the corner pieces and legs.

The whole process wasn't too enthralling so I didn't take any photos. To give your imaginations a jump start, think of sawdust, the panic of one DH when he couldn't find the charger for his drill, and what seemed like hours of sanding.

We basically mapped everything out, cut to the size we wanted (the box itself is 2 ft x 3 ft with 1 inch gaps in the bottom for water seepage and 1 inch legs for ground clearance), and sealed the heck out of it with an outdoor use wood sealant. To protect my baby tomatoes from any nasties in the sealant itself, the box is lined with plastic.

Now on to the good stuff!
Here is the box in all her glory. We put handles in to aid in carrying when we move. It weighs a TON after being filled.

Inside with the liner

Being filled!


I have two 6" Patio tomato plants plus basil that will be in soon.

It will be a beast to move but it turned out exactly as I had wanted. How often do you get to say that?!
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6  Re: painting a dresser? in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by sunnydays914 on: January 29, 2009 05:46:29 PM
The week before my wedding (!) I got bored and painted my dresser. It was an awful red-brown color and needed some love.
How you refinish the dresser really depends on the look you are going for. Retro? Vintage? Sleek?
I went for the sleek look so I sanded down the deep gouges (It has been in our family for almost 20 years and was beat up), used oil based paint and a small sponge roller. The oil based paint takes 24 hours to fully dry between coats so I painted for an hour or so in the morning and then got moving on my day. It turned out beautifully with few imperfections and no drip lines.
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7  Paper Crane Mobile in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by sunnydays914 on: November 23, 2008 07:46:07 PM
Back in Challenge 26 (Dollar Store Challenge), I saw someone make a beautiful paper crane mobile out of scrapbook paper (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=238256.0). I wanted to make one of my own but seeing as how I didn't know how to make paper cranes, I was a little more than stuck.
My husband was patient and taught me how so I FINALLY got it done! It is hanging in a (formerly) empty corner of our bedroom above my DH's nightstand. I didn't test to see if he could hit is head on it but he might just have to walk around it  Grin
(Ignore the apartment-white walls)

I chose three prints of scrapbooking paper all in black and cream: script, paisley, and butterflies.

It is now the object of my kitten's obsession but I had enough foresight to to make it too short for him to reach from our bed or the table below... I hope!
What do you all think?
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8  Cranberry and Pinecone Winter Wreath in Winter Holidays by sunnydays914 on: November 23, 2008 03:22:44 PM
I wanted to make a winter wreath for the front door to our apartment that didn't look too Christmas-y... so that ruled out ornaments, poinsettia flowers, lights and many other things. So I came up with this!

I bought the wreath form at Michaels and the additions were from the Dollar Tree. There was a two-pack of the beaded fruit and silver tipped pinecones, a bag of artificial cranberries on florist wire and a bag of silver pine cone Christmas ornaments. This cost about $6 and some change total. I'm pleased and I get to leave it up all winter long!
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9  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by sunnydays914 on: November 18, 2008 03:19:03 PM
Were you planning on making the invites digitally and getting them printed or printing them yourselves or more of a papercraft approach?

My invites were folded/self-contained and my DH made them in photoshop.

This is the basic idea. I can get more specific if needed.
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10  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by sunnydays914 on: October 16, 2008 04:00:17 PM
Cateyejess, I made my own veil and although it was rather work intensive (I HATE clear thread) but among all the other tasks I had to do, sitting down to sew for 15 minutes at a time was relaxing. I used the instructions from this website: http://www.wegotgame.net/jen/veils.html
Since I like to show off my work Smiley

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