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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Craft Storage Center on: August 28, 2004 07:35:16 PM
In the spring, I picked up this dresser for 5 bucks and it painted red, green and blue and had stickers on it from the little boy who had it.

I sanded, primed and painted it.  
Three of the drawers got a design to add some color and the other 2 drawers I used 2 coats of magnetic paint to create those boxes -- it says you can paint over it but I found that because I was using light green over gray I'd need 2 or more coats and then it would no longer be magnetic.
I added dowels to neatly store my ribbon spools.
Inside the dtawers store my various supplies and I hope to keep the top un-cluttered to work on quick projects!

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Rodeo Pillow on: March 18, 2004 08:06:27 AM

*lampshade fringe
*rodeo print fabric
*leftover denim leg (from jeans turned into skirts)
*pillow form
*sewing machine

I didn't use a pattern, just used the pillow form as a guide and cut the front and back pieces.

For the back, I used the side of the denim leg so I could open the seam and have it serve as an opening for removing the cover for washing purposes without having to hem the opening.

I pinned the fringe to the edges along with the front and back pieces, which overlapped slightly for that above mentioned opening and hit the sewing machine!
3  Ohio / Ohio: Southwest / Cinti: Crafter's "Stash'' Clearance on: February 06, 2004 08:43:35 AM
I saw this in the Cincinnati Enquirer classifieds for those who want to get rid or those who want to aquire Wink

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS: Do you have any excess "stuff'' Extra fabric, yarn, craftkits, books that you want to sell?
1st Annual Crafter's "Stash'' Clearance - March 6th - College Hill.
For information call Pat @ 541-0538
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Typical banner/button size? on: January 18, 2004 10:17:01 AM
on the topic of buttons for your site, what's the standard size or is there a standard size?

I made this one and it's 120x74 and I have no clue why I made it that size  Roll Eyes haha!

anyway, I'd like to rework it so people can use them to link to my site, if they want.  Your input is greatly appreciated!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Mood lighting on: January 13, 2004 09:11:23 PM
I know this was on someone's blog or site last year, so I can't take credit, but I can't remember the site.  Sad

My coworker gave me a CD spindle that would have otherwise been tossed.  I spent 80 cents at Michaels to get a strand of 35 lights in blue that were on the clearance rack.    

I didn't even cut any of the plastic - there is a little gap between the clear dome and the base but no one will notice it unless the inspect it!

If I create a few more various colors, I'll have some funky wall art and mood lighting!  though it looks a little un-appealing in day light hours (inset).

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Candy Christmas Tree on: December 20, 2003 05:30:03 AM
Borrowing a page from CraftyChica, last year I made her Candy Christmas Tree to take to my sister who was spending the holiday in the hospital after delivery my niece!


  • Terra Cotta pot
  • Topiary
  • paint and ribbon (for pot)
  • Straight pins
  • 2 bags mini individually wrapped candy bars
  • Yellow paper (for star)

Decorate your pot
secure topiary in pot
Add candies with stick pins until covered
Create a tree topper -- I cut 2 star shapes from yellow paper, glued toothpicks to one star and then glued the other star on top so it wouldn't droop and added some glitter!
7  UNITED STATES / Ohio / Ohio Craft show? on: December 16, 2003 04:02:04 PM
After shopping at Renegade in September and then reading about Bazaar Bizarre, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous we don't have anything like that in Cincinnati!  

I don't know the first thing about organizing a show, but that doesn't mean I'm not willing to look into it.  I figure why not start brainstorming with the Ohioans on the craft boards to see if there is interest to do a funky craft show somewhere in Ohio???  

Given that we've got reprentation from Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland and Bowling Green (sorry if I left anyone out) it would probably make sense to try something centrally located, like Columbus...but I'm open to looking at other cities.

so let's discuss ideas, locations, concerns, anything!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Snow Globes on: November 28, 2003 08:19:40 AM
I'm one who concentrates better when I have something to quietly play with, so I made a snow globe to have at work -- little hurricanes in my office every day  Grin

I probably could have done a better job photographing it, but eh!


clean glass jar and lid
plastic trinkets
distilled water
heavy duty glue

Sand the lid where you want to glue on the trinkets - make sure if the jar is curved that you place the trinkets so they fit inside the jar (does that make sense?!).
Fill the jar with distilled water and a little glycerin (I eyeball everything).
Glue the threads of the jar so the lid is permanently adhered.
I guess you could paint the lid, but I didn't!
9  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / NYC fabric shops on: October 13, 2003 05:57:12 PM
A friend of mine who is fairly new the crafting game is looking for fabric shops in NYC.  He needs fleece to make the no sew blankets and scarves.  Any shops you can suggest would be greatly appreciated!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Wooden Game Board turned Tray on: October 12, 2003 07:08:18 PM
I just updated udandi's featured DIY project with my wooden game board turned tray.  

I had been on the look out for an old cabinet door that I could attach handles to make into a tray, but then I stumbled upon this wooden frame at the thirft store so I put on a clear coat and handles.  The notch on the back is great for hanging it up when it's not in use.

Total cost: $5

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