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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Geologist's pillow on: February 15, 2015 05:11:11 PM
My little sister told me she wished I'd make her a "beekeeper's quilt", with just two weeks' notice before her birthday.

Yeah, that wasn't going to happen. Pfff, she isn't even a beekeeper in the first place.

Hmmm, but she has just gone back to university to study geology... What better, then, than make her a one of a kind geologist's pillow!

Many late nights were spent fashioning batting-stuffed felted wool pebbles which I then nicely tucked into a custom made "specimen bag" outfitted with a personalized tag. Boom.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My baby food jar light fixture on: November 08, 2010 02:41:09 PM

Woohoo! Another project that I thought would never actually see the light (hehe) of day is completed!!! This is my take on the mason jar chandelier... in miniature baby jar version... Made with two pieces of salvaged frozen salmon crates, joined with two cast iron "1" door numbers, and the little jars (2 different sizes) are hung using jute cord. I'm so excited, I love it!!!

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Love is... 3072 tiny squares on: July 22, 2010 07:57:59 AM
A couple of years ago (yes... years!!) i got inspired by this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237796.msg2609869#msg2609869 and asked my mom to pixelate a photo I had taken of my son when he was a baby.

I then bought a square 1cm punch and started matching tiny squares punched out of magazines to my "pattern".

Two things I learned while completing this project:

- Colors as you see them in magazines are totally different once isolated into a small cm square... What looked purple turns out to be gray, etc...

- People are WAAYYYYYY too tanned... Pretty much all of the skin was done using parts of white objects or the portions of models' faces that caught the most light i.e. nose, forehead, etc...

It took a long time and I'm so glad I got it finished... My family admitted once it was over that they thought I would never get through with it... and honestly... neither did I! Took about a year and a half of on and off (mostly off!!!) work...

Since in my house I always see it from a distance, may look better if you squint a little while looking at it    Wink

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Girly frilly cupcaky apron on: January 12, 2010 11:20:21 AM

This is how I had "wrapped" that:

My sister's birthday is coming up soon. She has recently discovered a passion for cake decorating / cupcake making. You can see her stuff on her blog http://billetsglaces.com. She writes in French, but the cake pictures are in the universal language of Deliciousness. I made her this cute little apron as a birthday gift, following the pattern in the book "Bend-the-rules sewing". I'm really pleased with the result as I am pretty much a beginner in the sewing department. I added a kangaroo pocket as well as a little hand towel so she can swipe her batter covered / icing sweetened hands easily. The cupcake is my world premier attempt at appliqueing. I hope she enjoys it! I would love to hear any comments or suggestions for future projects. Thank you for looking!

***  On the day of her birthday (yeah, I work well under pressure) I embroidered "billets glacs" on the pocket, it looked just like it does on her blog. She loved it! Unfortunately I didn't think to take a new picture...

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How will I make this? Infinity type of dress: Los mil y un vestidos on: October 08, 2009 09:41:18 AM
Hi everyone!

I came across this AMAZING dress this week.

Watch this video, you will want one too! (plus how cute is this girl!!)

I need one.... now!!! I'm leaving on vacation in two weeks and would love to make myself a version.

I know buying one would be simpler (plus I would love to give props to the genious who thought of this design) but they ship from Spain from what I gather... not so great for getting it fast and easy!

Any thoughts on how I could go about it? Has anyone ever tried to make one?

I need all the help I can get!
Thank you all so much!

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rock'n pin necklace on: July 24, 2009 12:27:19 PM
This is how I spent my son's nap time this afternoon. Made with safety pins, jump rings and little green chip beads. Inspired by Tom Binns' safety pin jewellery...

Comments and criticism always welcome and appreciated  Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Jewellery frame on: February 22, 2009 05:35:16 AM
I had been wishing to make one for a while... and now, it proudly hangs on my bedroom wall! Woohooo!
On the closeup you can see the paper I used for the background... I might add some more eyelet hooks to hang more earrings too.

So... what do you think?

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Extreme makeover - Hotel reception room edition on: December 14, 2008 07:09:51 AM
Pheew! After a year of planning, my department's Christmas party is finally over... We were 3 to organize it, and had to overcome a lot of obstacles... but we made it! All the stressing out and loosing sleep over details was well worth it. I wanted to cry when we got done decorating! HAHA

When we got there, there was nothing but a Christmas tree in a corner of the room (you can't see it in these pictures)

So... we turned this ugly hotel reception room:

Into this awesome (if I do say so myself) lounge bar!!!

We had rented LED spotlights that changed color throughout the evening... it looked GREAT!!!

We hung a couple hundred snowflakes from the ceiling, and the mural we hung in the back shows a snowy forest...

The "drapes" we hung are actually plastic table cover rolls...

It turned out great... now I need a break!!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Dirt cheap chair cover alternative?? on: August 18, 2008 09:58:06 AM

I am planning my office's Christmas party. We decided on a "lounge bar" theme... in my mind, I have visions of great mood lighting, and comfy sofas...

Buuuuuut, this party is taking place in a rented reception hall in a hotel and all we have to work with are lousy ugly folding chairs... and a very small budget!

I have searched on the internet but disposable chair covers are still pretty much expensive since we need seating for about 120 people...

Does anyone have an idea of what we could do?

If you have any other decoration idea four a lounge vibe, feel free to give suggestions, they are more than welcome!

Thank you so much... I smell smoke, I think my brain is about to explode soon trying to figure this out!!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Macro photo challenge: Cry me a river on: April 23, 2008 04:14:08 PM
This is my entry!

A while back I really got into imagining being teeny tiny and what the world around me would look like... So I decided to take pictures of things really close up, to give the impression of being in wide spaces... kinda like if I was a gnome or what have you (I don't really know the tiny people terminology) Hum... thank god this isn't an "express your ideas clearly challenge!" haha

Anyways, can't you just imagine yourself sitting by the side of the river, on the rocks on the left, and looking up at the beautiful mountains surrounding you? I wish I could...

Unfortunately, this is only a little puddle of water (just a few inches wide) on the bank of a river near where I live...

I would post a picture of a wider angle so you could see what it actually looks like but I read we can only submit one photo... would that screw up my entry??

Also if you notice... it looks like the shadows in the water are forming some sort of stenciled face... I thought that was pretty neat!

Well, hope you all think it's kinda cool   Smiley
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