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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Cabinet Makeover on: June 05, 2008 05:53:36 PM
So I have this sewing cabinet that I got a few years ago and it's a sad, drab woodgrain.  I think it's laminate over particle board.  Anyway, I recently latched onto the idea of changing it so the top is zebra-print and the sides and legs are black.  I'm trying to decide what's the best way to make this dream come true.

For the sides and legs, from everything I've read I need to just prime and paint, or perhaps sand somewhere in there before painting.

For the top, my original plan was to use contact paper, but I'm afraid I won't be able to get it to line up right.  As you can see in the picture below, the top is in pieces so as to make it easy to get the sewing machine out.

So I'm worried that if I just slap some contact paper on that baby, I will have my zebra print not quite matching in the places where the pieces come apart.  So the second thing I considered was painting the top all one color - maybe white as it'd be easier to add to - then drawing (either stencil or freehand, not sure which) some light pencil lines for the zebra stripes and then painting the black stripes over it.

Here's the underside of the pieces that come off - pretty sure the top and sides are just incredibly sturdy particle board:

Anybody have any suggestions?

2  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Fluffy Bunny Slippers on: May 26, 2008 08:53:18 AM

In TLC Baby Amore Yarn in Rose and Moda Dea Dream in Waterlily. I am so proud of these. I made them for my sisters BFF who is also a friend of the family. I went with the little black x noses instead of the pink triangles the pattern called for, because my embroidery floss was too close in color to the yarns, and also because this gave them a more anime look.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / 3 Finished Objects on: May 26, 2008 08:48:14 AM

This drawstring bag didn't really have a pattern.  I looked at an old Caron pattern for inspiration, then modified it so significantly that I don't really know what I did.  It's made in Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather.

This is the Easy Does It pattern from Crocheted Socks! in Bernat Sox Hot Tamale.  I discovered that I don't really enjoy making two of the exact same thing, so I probably won't be making lots more socks.

This is the Open Top Mitten design from Woodhill Designs.  In Bernat Super Value in Desert Sand.  For some reason the mittens didn't bore me like the socks did.  I guess socks take a lot longer.

4  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Multiple Happy Hooker Projects on: April 13, 2008 05:27:57 AM
I'm catching up on about a year's worth of FO posting, here.

One Skein Scarf

Red Heart Soft in Teal.

Sweet Pea Shawl

Bernat Satin in Sable.

Cold Shoulders

Red Heart Symphony in Magenta

Yeehaw Lady

Red Heart Soft in Fuschia and Grape
Sadly a very poor choice of yarn for this project.  Doesn't have the stiffness & body that the recommended cotton would have.


Bernat Satin in Sable, Red Heart Soft in Off White, and Red Heart Super Saver in Petal Pink

Anarchy Irony Hat (with no Anarchy symbol, thus eliminating the irony)

Patons Brilliant in Gold Glow, Red Heart Classic in Hot Red

Boy Beanie

Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy and Black

Spring in Winter

Bernat Soft Boucle in Natural and Soft Taupe

5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Michelangelo from atsuko's TMNT pattern on: January 20, 2008 02:40:17 PM
I made this little guy for my sister's birthday.  We were huge TMNT fans as kids, and Michelangelo is her favorite.  I was so happy when I gave him to her and she said, "I love him!" and hugged him very tightly, and then took him out again at dinner to hug him again.  I used buttons for the eyes, because I didn't have any doll eyes on hand.  The yarn is Bernat Berella afghan yarn for the greens, plus scrap yarn (Red Heart Classic/Super Saver) for the yellow and orange.

6  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Finished Stripes (And Stripes) Scarf on: August 16, 2007 08:44:18 AM
I made this scarf from the pattern "Stripes (and Stripes)" in Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. I made it in Red Heart Soft Yarn in fuschia, grape, off white, and teal. It's a gift for my friend DJ!

7  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Introducing Me! on: August 15, 2007 09:10:28 AM
Hi all!  My name is Kiba and I'm a Durham, NC craftster.  Crochet is my current craft of choice, but I have also enjoyed sewing and dabbled in various other crafts.  Looking forward to being part of the community here!
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