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1  Re: swatch testers please in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by twylag on: September 11, 2012 04:42:20 PM
here's my test piece.  can you see what I mean about the right side?

eta: oh man!  its upside down and I don.t know how to fix it on here.
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2  Re: swatch testers please in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by twylag on: September 09, 2012 09:55:08 AM
heres a pic
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3  coffee table in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by twylag on: May 04, 2011 06:04:27 AM
I am going to do-pver my coffee table a la this

Only I can't think of a phrase to use.  I borrowed the letter punches from the local school and only have them for a few days while they teachers are on strike.  Any ideas what phrase I can use?  I was thinking something subversive, but subtle-ey so.
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4  plain simple necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by twylag on: November 29, 2010 04:35:04 PM
So I was inspired by a necklace on etsy (I can't find the artists shop anymore tho) and decided I wanted one and didn't want to pay the price so I took out my chainmaille supplies from way back that I haven't used since then and created it.  Here it is (took the picture on webcam so its not great quality and can't embiggen)

WHat do you think: as classy as the original?
here's a pic of the original, sorry its so big compared to the one I made
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5  stamp for "wallpaper"? in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by twylag on: September 07, 2010 06:12:13 AM
I've been renovating my bathroom (going on six months now) and I am at a sticking point.  The effect I want to do with my walls involves a stamp to create a semi-wallpaperish effect.  The stamp has to be like 3 inches square (ish) in size so I am limited to what I make it with (eg, an eraser won't work/too small).  I don't have a handy little craft store to buy a rubber thinger from ... so what *else* can you make a stamp from that isn't a vegetable/fruit?
Here's a pic of what kind of stamp(s) I'm needing/wanting
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6  How would you make this? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by twylag on: March 18, 2010 06:30:27 AM
How could you make this cute purse?  The detail stitching I could do without, though.  How would you keep it stiff if you were using a faux leather to which interfacing is not sticking? ANd what kind of closure would you use: zipper, magnet clipper, anything?  How long do you think the handles would be so that you could wear it over your shoulder while wearing a coat?  Gotta love coach bags, but geez they're expensive, even the knockoffs.
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7  nasty old shed redo in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by twylag on: November 14, 2009 08:37:49 AM
I had this nasty old shed in my yard when I moved in and this spring I hit on the idea of turning it into a playhouse for my daughter.  I don't have any before pictures, just imagine a dirty old brown shed, with salvaged wood nasty ole shelves on both long side and rusty nails sticking out everywhere for hanging things and everything was covered with cobwebs and dead flies (no mouse poop if you can believe it) - thing abandoned reclusive old man's storage shed and you might get an accurate picture.  It was disgusting actually and I was really considereing having it demolished instead.  But we didn't.  I took out all the shelves had my dad come help me cut some wood panelling to make walls up to the part of the side where the roof starts, cleaned, swept, disinfected, de-nailed the whole place.  Dad added some holes to put some windows in that we got at yardsales & the re-store.  Painted the panelling white.  Took a few old sheets & stapled them up to the ceiling (couldn't paint the ceiling, there were too many nails poking through from the shingles so we just covered the mess instead since it wasn't like my daughter was going to poke herself on anything) Ran out of staples twice doing that ceiling in ther sweaty hot summer afternoons, standing on a ladder upside down .... (rolls eyes, that ceiling was the absolute worst part to do).  Anyways, wound up using two old hospital sheets and one flowered sheet from somewhere.
The couch/bed is made from an idea I saw somewhere on the web.  Its made out of two pallettes or flats (guess it depends where you live what you call them) stacked up and then a big foam mattress (also salvaged & cleaned) and a fake-chenille blanket from the 2nd hand store (I say fake because its not real chenille, but one of those new looking things with strips of fluff sewed on in a pattern rather than layers of fabric cut into the chennile pattern - I love real chenille .. so time comsuming and tedious though).  There was enough blanket leftover to make the bolster pillow.
The floor was covered with a leftover piece of used lino (my gramma saves everything) and since it only covered half the space we found an old piece of used carpet at my brothers place too.
The one wall has a 1/2 piece of chalkboard that came from the school when they closed it down a million years ago.  Its just screwed onto the studs in the corners. 
I think the total cost of the project was 25 bucks; one of the windows cost me five bucks and the paints for the flowers were a buck each, and the blanket was seven bucks.  But I think it was worth it.
Looking in: the grey at the edges is actually some screen so the door can be left open.

CLoseup of the pallette couch.
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8  my new toque in Crochet: Completed Projects by twylag on: November 10, 2009 05:14:14 AM
i wasn't too sure about crocheting myself a new toque, but after ripping it up and trying three or four different patterns and then giving up on patterns alltogether I think I came up with something I like.  the earflaps curl up a bit which was unexpected but I like it.  Its warm, its soft & furry and its knit partially with some fentex (i know, don't look at me like that)

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9  princess costume in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by twylag on: November 01, 2009 10:00:36 AM
Not your ordinary princess costume, just a little something I like to call giant drama queen costume.  Eight meters of tulle, and a half pound of dime-sized rhinestones.

And because its always bitter by the time halloween comes around (you can see a little snow on her boots and on the mat too), she did wear her winter parka over top everything and had to go inside all six houses she went to to take off her jacket and twirl etc etc.
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10  My new scrubbie in Crochet: Completed Projects by twylag on: October 19, 2009 04:56:18 PM
So I used a cool coaster pattern here to make my new scrubbie.  Easy to follow, came out to exactly the right amount of stitches (which I rarely ever accomplish with pre-made patterns).  I made two and added an extra row of sc to hook them together.  Works pretty good, just the right size.  I think ima make another.
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