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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nintendo Tissue Box Covers on: August 26, 2009 06:10:59 AM
That's such an awesome idea! Tissue boxes are always so hit and miss with their designs anyways. I just love how well the question box translates into the beads. It's just perfect! I think that you should make others for the other boxes in Mario.
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paper Lampshade Tutorial on: July 22, 2009 05:49:52 AM
I wonder if it would be possible to make the petals out of plastic instead of paper, since it may make it less of a potential fire hazard. Though plastic might be much more of a pain to cut out.

You did an awesome job, I think I've seen the inspiration lamp in stores before.
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: What can I say - it's a lamp above our dining table. on: July 22, 2009 05:44:07 AM
That looks great. When I first saw it I thought "is that a pan?" and it was! I think that's super resourceful of you, and it looks so great with the tiles.
14  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Birthday meets "wow, surely life can't get much worse" gift on: July 13, 2009 10:17:30 AM
Though I've been a member of craftster for what seems like forever (approaching 7 years), I have never posted in this section of the forum, but I'm hoping that my cry for inspiration will not go unheard and all the crafty crafters can help me think of some creative ideas.

So here's all of the superfluous information:

So my bestest buddy and I have been through a lot together, from a rotten first year of university way back four years ago to applying to medicine together to getting our first cat together. This may, our kitty suddenly died of a congenital condition, two weeks later I got into med school while he did not (making his already overbearing family leap into a "I told you so", "you're no good at anything" sort of tyrant). To hopefully make matters a bit better, we got two new kitties at the end of June. A kitten and an adult. The adult was sick and we actually need to send her back - on his birthday! We are most likely getting another kitten to keep the kitten from getting lonely. We are also moving into a new place this September (again, a source of contention with his parents).

Writing this makes me feel like I'm describing someone in high school, but it's actually his 22nd birthday. I'm thinking that he needs something not just because it's his birthday, but because he's been so beaten down that he's becoming listless.

So on to the things he likes:
- Typography
- Design
- Science (particularly brains, we both graduated with neuroscience degrees this May)
- Cats
- Travel
- Running

Sorry for the extra long post. I'm rather stumped for ideas (though I did pick up a Pantone mug for him already). I don't have access to a sewing machine nowadays (so no nintendo messenger bags like back in the day). I'm pretty resourceful though, so all ideas are welcome!
15  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Plush Fell Beast (picture-heavy) on: June 17, 2009 08:48:01 PM
There's so much movement in this! I love the wings the best, he looks like he could take off at any second. The detail is just amazing, good work.
16  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photos from film I thought I had ruined on: June 16, 2009 01:19:11 PM
So I was out taking photos on the weekend, and even though I've had my camera for a very, very long time, I had a brain fart and didn't press the little release button on the bottom when I started to wind the film. Of course this resulted in a loud noise, the film ripping, and having to open up the back to ensure I had not broken the camera. Though I didn't have much hope for the burned film, I lucked out and there were some photos on the roll that turned out. These were all taken with my Ricoh KR-10 and a roll of plain old Fujifilm 400 ISO.

17  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Revamping the cupboard: inspired by ugly cupboards everywhere! on: June 15, 2009 08:04:54 AM
It does look a lot classier, and a lot more modern too! What kind of paint did you use?
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Letterpress notebook on: March 31, 2009 06:07:15 AM
I've been meaning to post this here for a while! I did a letterpress workshop at the local art college and this is what I created. I'm fairly proud of it, not so much because it is letterpressed, but because I made the entire book, something I had never done before. I cut all of the paper (the cover and inside), glued the little pocket in the back cover (which you can't see on this photo), and I sewed all of them. In total I made around 50!

I drew the image of the kiwi and then printed it using a photopolymer plate. Underneath the kiwi is the scientific name for kiwi, because I'm a big science nerd Smiley
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Crepe paper flower on: February 03, 2009 04:19:26 AM
Time for a flashback!  When I was 6 years old I had cancer and spent some time in the hospital.  They had a craft room and I made these by the dozens!!  The thing I remember most about them was when I'd use the glue, the crepe paper color would come off on my fingers and I thought it was quite lovely. Cheesy  Of course yours is much more beautiful than the 6 year old version - but you're right - a craft for everyone!  Good luck with your fundraiser!!

Thank you! I actually didn't have to use glue for this one (just a bunch of floral tape), so I fingers weren't the beautiful purple colour. My boyfriend volunteers in the local children's hospital in their family room and it has a craft room, so maybe I'll tell him to do this with some of the kids there Smiley
20  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: fun valentines for middle schoolers?????? on: February 02, 2009 07:00:42 PM
I feel a little like I'm jumping on the Martha train, but you could make crepe paper flowers like I did. They're super easy and seem to turn out awesome regardless. You could always attach a little note or the coupon, etc.

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