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1  Re: Dollar tree bath decor in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by steiconi on: May 25, 2019 04:01:46 PM
Wow, thank you!

I finally did the bedroom side of the doors, with a Starry Night poster.
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2  Dollar tree bath decor in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by steiconi on: May 18, 2019 08:37:22 PM
We recently bought a 1978 doublewide mobile home.  It's on a really beautiful property, which makes up for the funkiness of the house.

The wall between the master bedroom and bath has these odd niches.  I suspect there used to be super classy amber colored pebble plastic panels separating the rooms.  (Which would match the window on the front door.)

I got kind of excited when I saw them, thinking what I would do with them. 
First thing involved a floral tablecloth from the dollar store, but it was much too garish.  I flipped the panels over to reveal the more softly colored back.  Still pretty bright, but better than the original white on white on white.

The other day, I found a prettier tablecloth and installed it today...

And both versions got matching trash can makeovers
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3  Studio decor in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by steiconi on: February 27, 2019 11:18:57 AM
After a major move and nearly a year of wandering, I have a new house, new studio, and new decor!

Since the move included a near-total destash, my new workspace is really easy to keep clean. 

The wicker dresser got a sexy new color.
Plain white curtains got flirty blue tassels.
The sewing machine, chair, and switchplate got covers in matching fabric.

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4  Curtains from vintage handcrafts in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by steiconi on: January 28, 2019 03:54:02 PM
We just moved into a new house, and everything is painted flat white.
Even so, this bathroom needed white curtains.
The lower parts are made from a cutwork  tablecloth hand embroidered in gray.  There's enough left for the kitchen window if we want curtains there.
The valences are crocheted dresser scarves.  I bleached them and threaded them onto a skinny rod.  Oooh, super crafty!

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5  Bleaching in Discussion and Questions by steiconi on: January 27, 2019 11:34:18 AM
I have a handful of vintage crocheted doilies.  Most are off white, but some include hideous bright colors.

I've got a couple done in variegated hot pink that would be usable if they were a softer pink.  So they've been in a bleach bath for about three hours this morning.  Almost no change.   They feel like cotton, might be part or all rayon, but that should bleach.

I added a couple of the off white ones that were stained; after an hour, the stains were gone and doilies are white.  Tossed in a teal hand towel, it's now soft green Smiley .  So I know the bleach is good.  Pink doilies are still vibrant.

Any suggestions or explanations of this phenomenon?
1960s nuclear super pigment, maybe?  I know the process for dayglo colors was invented in the '60s...



Just messing with you.  Those are both the same picture, taken after bleaching and drying, but I enhanced the color on the faked "before" to show it did lighten up a little.
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6  Felt Rapunzel pincushion in Needlework: Completed Projects by steiconi on: December 21, 2018 11:51:43 AM
One more felt abode.
I fell in love with similar pincushions on pinterest, so made my own.  This is about 3" tall.  I think I overdid the roses...
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7  Felt abodes in Needlework: Completed Projects by steiconi on: December 18, 2018 01:18:38 PM
These have been percolating in my mind for a while.  I finally finished my holiday crafting so I have time to work on stuff just for me.  These are hand stitched felt.

We're considering buying an RV and I kept lusting after cute little camper ornaments, so...

And the back

We're wandering the Southwest and love the architecture...

...and the saguaro cacti

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8  Last trees of Christmas, #18-32 in Winter Holidays by steiconi on: December 17, 2018 10:46:54 AM
I exceeded my goal of 24 trees!
These all turned into ornaments, which will mostly be given as gifts.
Some I LOVE, but I've selected the gray horse to keep, and my husband chose the nice kokopelli.  We also get any that nobody else wants...I hope nobody likes owls.

Sometimes I cut two felt bodies at the same time, that's why there are two of some creatures.  I usually like one of them a lot more than the other...

Oooh, and we made an offer on a house in Tucson, should hear today.
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9  Holiday cards part 2, vegetables and minerals in Winter Holidays by steiconi on: December 10, 2018 07:19:51 PM
More cards!

These desert sunsets were created with sheer rainbow fabric bunched and folded:
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10  Holiday cards part 1, animals in Winter Holidays by steiconi on: December 10, 2018 07:10:44 PM
My friends aren't into the classic holiday themes, so I did yet more embroidery to capture each of their interests.

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