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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: little apartment / ex-mezzanine (vintage lovers may like taking a peep) on: October 17, 2009 05:22:16 AM
I'm curious, though--do you have kitchen and bathroom facilities up there on the mezzanine/ loft level, or do you have to go downstairs for all that?
At the moment I have to go downstairs, but there will be a little bathroom in the near future (look behind door)  Smiley
My most recent project is a cat door /  hungry frog that I made, but I'm waiting for my camera batteries to load. Thanks for all the nice comments!
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: ugly pipe wrapped in sisal rope on: October 02, 2009 12:48:50 AM
His name is 'Basiel' which rimes with 'Asiel' (dutch)
Basiel = Basil
Asiel = animal shelter
Funny thing from ex-BF  Roll Eyes 'Basiel van het asiel'
Otherwise, his picture has been in a gossip magazine under 'animal of the week' and after that the poor guy still was 7 months in the animal shelter. So that made us choose him  Smiley
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: ugly pipe wrapped in sisal rope on: September 05, 2009 08:32:16 AM
I hope you show us the apartment transformation!
Just made a post  Smiley https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319994.0

You cat reminds me of Charlie Chaplin 
Grin Thanks, I'll tell him later  Grin LOL

Further on, thanks everyone for the kind reactions -X-
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / little apartment / ex-mezzanine (vintage lovers may like taking a peep) on: September 05, 2009 07:38:48 AM
What to do if you break up and you're left with no money? Luckily you're 25 and you have a full life in front of you. If you have really sweet parents, you can go back home and make dad's old office in something cosy & private for yourself.
My parents have a metal processing company. They started small in a building next to our house. A couple years ago they've build a new factory in the neighbourhood. So the old place was left a bit empty, full of mess and dirt  Tongue
They almost rent it to another factory when I came knocking on their door. I think they were happy secretly because if they would rent it out part of their privacy would be gone. After all, home and 'working home' (it's how we call it Smiley) are connected by the garden.
So in May I started cleaning and painting the place. It is just half of the complete building, a kind of mezzanine. You enter the house, then it is divided in oily dusty ground-floor and upstairs somewhat less oily dusty office. First pictures will make it more understandable  Wink

After this work was done, my dad made walls to close the mezzanine.

In the time before I started painting, I already found these light bulbs in the thrift shop. I really love them!

At the moment, it isn't finished yet but I can already live in it with my two cats. (They moved out of my ex-appartment only three weeks ago and one of them is still very afraid and only comes out at night.)
There is still some work to do: plexiglass needs to be placed in the big windows, electricity stuff....

But as you can see, it is getting very cosy. Because I am thrift shop obsessed, you'll not find anyting new in my apartment. (Except for the bed  Wink)

Some of my earlier crafty projects are also present. We can play a "find them" game Grin
- Let the sunshine in desk chair https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249236.msg2765862#msg2765862
- Dressform lamp https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=243479.msg2688468#msg2688468
- Ugly pipe wrapped in sisal rope https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319983.msg3687353#msg3687353(posted this today, here you can also meet my cat Basel)

Wish I could invite some of you for a cup of tea, but I live far away in Belgium... But I hope you liked this post!
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / ugly pipe wrapped in sisal rope on: September 05, 2009 04:40:01 AM
I recently created a little appartment in an old workplace of my dad. Where my bed is, there was left an ugly pipe (don't know what it was used for...)
My dad wanted to make a little cabinet over it to hide it, but while waiting for this I thought why not make it a part of the rest of the cat tree Tongue
I used double sided tape and sisal rope (the cheapy kind). Easy transformation!

Oh, and this picture shows how it was in the very beginning  Smiley

16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: suffering the painted stones plague (8pics) on: July 23, 2009 01:09:22 PM
That looks great, and since they are yard art, how do you seal them from the elements?

I just used some normal craft spray varnish. I've been told that's quite expensive in comparison of normal varnish, but it's really easy to use. I sprayed over them, then used two exacto knifes to move them to a 'spray free' piece of hard plastic and let them dry for a night. (If you let them dry on paper the paper will stick to it Angry)

I hope I can make myself understandable (don't speak English that often)

Thanks for the comments  Smiley
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / suffering the painted stones plague (8pics) on: July 23, 2009 11:59:02 AM
An old craft book (gotta love them!) gave me the inspiration to paint some stones and ooh ...it's addictive...  Grin A perfect summer/backyard craft to keep yourself busy!
Even my non-crafty sister made some stones (she just painted them pink so I think you can picture it  Roll Eyes)

Let's start with my favourites (the animals)
A ladybug:

And a froggy kinda creature:

To stay in the natural mood, at the end my mother ordered some leopard ones  Cool
And flowers, there always have to be some flowers somewhere  Tongue

Further on, I have some abstract thingies too:
I call these the Italian design ones (picture of two sides):
The vintage interior inspired ones, actually the very first I made:

Group shot (sorry the bees were buzzzy on the lamp Roll Eyes):

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did/do. Sometimes I felt like a child when making them hmmm....
But what's wrong with that?  Grin Tadaa!
18  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: litlle sleeping bag from 70s towel fabric on: July 20, 2009 02:04:38 AM
Love it!  When he outgrows it, it could be turned into one of those things that holds diapers.
I might keep it for other babies then... Maybe mine? Roll Eyes  Grin
19  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: litlle sleeping bag from 70s towel fabric on: July 20, 2009 02:02:10 AM
Did you use a pattern for this?
I used his other sleeping bag as an example. I am not at home but if I am back later this week I can give some measurements if you want  Smiley
Thanks for all the kind replies!
20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / litlle sleeping bag from 70s towel fabric on: July 19, 2009 08:57:08 AM
Yesterday I made a lightweight sleeping bag for my little nephew. The one he had was too hot for him so his mommy chose this vintage fabric out of my collection. I am very satisfied with the result  Grin (and he was too!)

The sleeping bag still needs a wash and is then ready to go! Thanks for looking  Smiley
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