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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Twilight birthday present? on: January 23, 2009 06:03:04 PM
Hi. I was thinking about making some kind of present related to Twilight for my friend's birthday. Her birthday was actually in December, so I'm a little late haha. She turned 17.

What have you crafted that had twilight on/in it?
Any ideas about what to make?

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Paramore, Across the Universe, or M.I.A.? on: October 28, 2008 06:35:00 PM
So I was thinking of either going as Hayley from Paramore, Sadie from Across the Universe, or M.I.A.

For Hayley all I can think of is buying a red wig.

For Sadie I already have hair like hers although a little shorter, I can sing in a raspy voice I think, but I don't know what I would wear...

and for M.I.A. I was thinking bright funky colors, but I don't know how to distinguish that I am M.I.A.

Can anyone help me? Or suggest other ideas?
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Creepy Clock (pictures!) on: October 05, 2008 11:22:11 AM
I started with this clock:

It was an old one that I don't think ever once told the correct time and always looked out of place in my once bright blue-now gray room. However, I grew accustomed to the (rather loud) sound it made and cannot fall asleep without it.

What to do?

As a major fan of halloween, I searched extensively online to find a good subtly-eery picture that I liked. I decorate my room for halloween so I this was a great time to revamp this clock.

Here is the new version. You can no longer see the hands, but I never used them anyway. Now it fits in with my room, fits in for halloween, and still makes the ticking noise!

P.S. It's tilted on purpose
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / coat hooks? on: September 27, 2008 07:42:00 PM
Does anyone have any ideas for a cool coat hook for my room?
I want to use something unique, and recraft it into a hook rack.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
5  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / crafts for high schoolers? on: September 08, 2008 04:59:45 PM
Hello. I'm involved in a volunteering club in my high school called Leo Club. It stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity.

We have assisted in creating recycling bins for our school, done fund raisers, helped with our local campus's annual Trash to Treasure sale, and much more.

Today was our first meeting of the year and we were brainstorming ideas for this coming year.

Does anyone have any ideas for a semi-large group of teenagers? It would be helpful if the ideas didn't require sewing or advanced knitting/crochet techniques. We would also like them to be upcycling [read: recycling into something better], ideas for better recycling habits, etc. but they don't have to be recycling.

Thanks so much for any suggestions!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / What can I use instead of fabric? on: September 06, 2008 07:18:50 PM
I didn't know where to post this, but since it's for a jewelery box I thought I'd try here.

I bought this really awesome vintage jewelery box today for $3! I love the outside, so I don't think that will change. The inside has two layers, a top shelf and the main part of the box. The top shelf had these ugly red separators that I removed. The bottom has the same ones, but with three large separators instead.

I was thinking about lining it with fabric but I'm not so sure how to do that. Should I do it over top of the separators? Or should I cut a piece of cardboard and cover that? Is there something else I could use in place of fabric to line it? I once lined the inside of a mint tin with a Starbucks cardboard sleeve and it turned out cute.

I have a ton of bottle caps, would that be cute?
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Please help! words on wall? on: August 20, 2008 09:27:31 PM
Ok so my plan for my new bedroom is to somehow write either:

"Look up, rain is falling, looks like love" (from Look Up by Stars)


"In a place that exists
In the pages of scripts
And the songs that they sing
And all of the beautiful things" (from I Never by Rilo Kiley)

or just simply "In a place that exists in the pages of scripts"

I can't decide which to write. And also, I don't know how to write them. I could try to paint it freehand, but I'm afraid that will probably end terribly. Any ideas?

Thanks!  Smiley
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / What can I do with 12... on: August 19, 2008 06:09:14 PM
Izze cans? They look like this:

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / new teen bedroom on: August 16, 2008 07:25:25 PM
I'm moving into my brother's old room. It is sort of small, but large enough to reasonably fit a queen sized bed and computer desk. those will both be on one wall of the room. I just need to figure out what to do with the other side.

the room is square with a notch for the closet.

The walls are going to be a light gray color and the trim around the closet will be lime green. The closet doors are being removed and will be replaced with curtains. The trim around the windows are going to be bright pink or yellow (I haven't decided yet)

Does anyone have creative storage ideas? Or just cool ideas for a teen room in general? I am going to be 17 soon, so this room will need to last me until college.

My style is casual, eclectic, at times kitschy. I like bright colors and have a TON of stuff (i'm kind of a pack-rat). I need to store about 100 DVDs, about 100 books, about 100 pairs of shoes (just kidding, probably less than 50) and assorted odds-and-ends.

Also, if anyone has ideas about how to display perfume bottles, they would be greatly appreciated. Right now they're on a vintage mirrored tea tray but it takes up too much desk space.

Thanks a ton.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Mosaic for a friend [pics inside] on: August 14, 2008 10:02:22 PM
This is a present for my friend's birthday. Her name is Sophia. I wanted to do something inexpensive and creative and so I went to Michaels planning to get a "S" that I could cover in a great fabric for her to hang on her wall, but instead came up with making a mosaic using colors from her newly decorated room. It is blue and beachy. I bought some sea glass, little mirrors, and the "S." The seashells are from my own personal collection, as are the little jewels.

She seemed to really like it so I am pleased.

Comments would be appreciated. Sorry for the low quality of the photos. They are from my phone.

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