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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Newly arranged crafting space and music studio set up. on: August 31, 2009 10:30:53 AM
So me and my other half moved into our flat 6 months ago, and since then have both been sharing the back wall of the living room for our creative hoo-haa.
He makes music and I obviously do alot of crafting, so its been a mish mash of thread, yarn, wiring and stepping on each other toes.

This is his space finished. My machine used to be on the desk but its now his. We attached the speakers to the perfectly positioned CD racks by just putting in a couple of nails into the back on them and they hook on.
All the other furniture there was found on the street or collected from freecycle users. That chair is soooo comfortable.

After alot of thinking I finally managed to get together a space that works well and looks nice.
I had some tall wooden shelves, y'know - the cheap wobbly kind by our bed, and a wardrobe the other side of the bedroom.
So I chopped the shelves in half and swapped places with the wardrobe.
The little pocket pouch belongs to the wardrobe but its new position meant it lay flat up against the wall - useless, so it now holds scissors. bobbins and such like.
The chair was found on the street - I just re-upholstered it.

And I didn't spend a penny Cheesy

2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Pizza Hut style 'cheesy bites' pizza on: November 21, 2008 07:53:37 AM
I'm not sure if Pizza Hut do this anywhere else, but here in the UK they do a fantastic pizza with little 'bites' instead of a crust that are stuffed with cheese.

They're mighty expensive though, so I had a go at making one myself!

I used a plain white loaf recipe, and beat it/rolled it into a circle. I then snipped into the edges about 1 1/2" all the way around with a pair of scissors.

I grated some cheese into a bowl and sprinkled in some mixed herbs.
I then took a little bit of the mixture and squished it into a ball, before placing it in the middle of one of the flaps, folding it over and sealing with a little egg.

I did this all the way around before brushing the crust with egg and putting a little dried garlic powder on them.

I used one tin of chopped tomatos and 2 tablespoons of red pesto for the base, and a handful of cheese.

So easy and so yummy!

Me and my sisters boyfriend just ate it all in one go!

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Wire Bugs on: November 18, 2008 09:54:16 AM
Hi guys, first time poster.
Thought I'd share with you a couple of the creepy crawlies I make out of wire.

They're fairly easy to make if you have the patience. My first ones took me up to six hours, but now can womble through one with ease at about 2-3 hours.

The buggy one is about 7 inches long and 10 inches wide, and the dragonfly is roughly 12 inches long.
The wings are made from sandwich bags wrapped several times around a wire frame blasted with a heat gun. You cant really tell from the picture but it looks like layers and layers of the cobwebs you get in the corners of your ceiling sometimes!

I can't be the first one to come up with this idea, so would love to see if anybody has done anything of a similar vein?

Anyway, here they are!

And a teeny 3 inch across one. I sat on him by accident. He was engulfed by my bottom and it broke his back leg as you can see. I should fix him really.

Bit more detail how they are made, as requested by pizzacravings.
I have such trouble describing things - thought it would be better to draw it instead.
To see the higher res version so you can figure out what my scrabblely writing says click here http://fc86.deviantart.com/fs38/f/2008/324/4/c/tut_by_aimee_spoons_possoms.jpg

Thanks for looking.

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