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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / button pendant on: July 31, 2009 02:32:54 PM
I had a big bag o buttons... is what I came up with. I thought it was cute

c&c welcome!
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Two more trees of life on: July 31, 2009 02:31:09 PM
I have really had alot of fun making these things!!!

c&c always welcome!
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Bird nest and button ring on: July 25, 2009 01:56:57 PM
Since I already posted once today, so I'm going to combine my other two jewelry project into one post.

wrapped wire bird nest pendant with tan glass beads:

Button ring on adjustable base. Made with plastic buttons:
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / On the tree of life bandwagon (pic heavy) on: July 25, 2009 01:45:41 PM
After seeing so many lovely tree of life pendants here on craftster, I thought... hmmm, I would like to try that! So, I tried it, and I rather liked it! I have gotten a lot of complements on these, so thanks for the inspiration!!!!

This one was made with leftover amber beads that my husband gave me as my Morgangebba (morning gift) after our wedding. The giving and recieving of this gift (and the pronouncement by our alderman) officially made us husband and wife, so it has a lot of significance for me.

The rest of them are just pretty!

15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Elder Futhark runes in on antler on: April 24, 2009 07:22:59 PM
I wanted to make a set of runes, and I was cruising around ebay and found a set of 8 mule deer antler bits for cheap, so I said "Meh, why not?". My father in law actually cut them into little "coins" and I burned the runes into them. It wasn't particularly hard, but I enjoyed it and think it has paved the way for future bone and antler projects for me. It's a pretty neat medium to work with.

16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My first ever cross stitch! on: April 24, 2009 06:58:11 PM
I bought a milk crate full of old cross stitch patterns at an awesome thrift store downtown. The whole box was only $5, and it was so packed with patterns that there was no room for even one more. I finally got around to looking through it and found a little piece of peachy pink fabric tucked away in one of the little books with seashells in it. I thought to myself "Self, you should give this a try." And so I did. I present to you, my first ever cross stitch project! Grin

I also would like to present a little embroidery of the goddess Saga, with whom wise old Odinn holds court every day. She isn't finished, as she does not have a mouth, but I am working on it. The little bits of green on the bottom are just some practice stitches I never got around to taking out. I am rather proud of the detail I got into her hair and the stump she is seated on. She is playing a Saxon Harp, in case you were wondering what that instrument was.  Wink

17  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Better late than never- Halloween Wreath! on: November 01, 2008 06:28:47 AM
This is my first wreath ever. I know it isn't perfect, but I rather like it. I should have taken a few more pics of it.

Anyway, it's just a grapevine wreath that I spray painted black with a little silver. I wrapped some black and silver ribbon around it, and a little white lace. My husband picked out the spiders. The bow is my first attempt at one of those big, poofy, wreath-type bows. I'll probably remake it, since it's a little lopsided. It seems a little plain to me, but I didn't want it too busy.

Questions and comments are always appreciated!
18  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Knits for Knockers on: October 01, 2008 10:10:22 AM
I know there is a group out there called KNITTERS for knockers and they knit little boobies and socks and whatnot, but when I was at the beach last weekend, we went into a little boutique and they had the most lovely little pale pink (color of the breast cancer ribbons) scarves for sale there. There was a little homemade tag on it that said "Knits for Knockers". I thought that was such a neat idea. I don't know who the lady was that did it or if she is part of a larger organization or anything, but I thought it might be something that other Craftsters might want to get involved in. I figured since scarves are usually pretty easy and quick to knit up and what with cold weather nearly upon us here in the southeastern US, it might be a good way to earn some money for a very good cause. I'm thinking about making a bunch of them and seeing if the ladies I work with would want to buy them or make some to sell and trying to get something going out near me.

I guess that's all for now

Happy crafting!
19  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / PLEASE HELP!!! I need a cake recipe for a sweet little boy! on: September 18, 2008 04:18:34 PM
Hello all! I have a bit of a conundrum and I was hoping some of you could help me out.


I teach preschool and one of the kids in my class just found out he is allergic to eggs. This will be his first birthday since he found out he can't have eggs and he is really upset about not getting a birthday cake this year. His mom doesn't want to NOT have one for him, because he and the other children will be disappointed if there isn't one. I told her that I have seen some lovely cakes without egg right here on craftster that would be really kid-friendly. But, for some reason, now I can't seem to find any of them.

I need a recipe... by Oct 1st... for an egg-free birthday cake for a little boy. I have a few vegetarian/vegan cookbooks, but none of them have cakes. I am asking you guys because you have made them, have experience, and can give feedback. Please help. I want this darling little boy to be able to have his cake and eat it too!


20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Purse from Upholstery scraps on: August 31, 2008 06:22:08 AM
I hope this works.... I've been posting, but this is the first project I've been able to get a picture of so that I could post it. I'm very excited with the way this bag came out. The inside is plain, no pockets or anything. I made a new one that has pockets, but I don't have a photo of it. Anyway, here it is (hope this works)!

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