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11  Housewarming gifts in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Coma on: October 10, 2011 03:23:36 PM
When one of my best friends was moving I couldn't afford to do much for her. So my main housewarming present was helping her paint and generally get the place ready to live in. But I decided to make her a couple tiny things as well.

First I appliqued these skulls onto two inexpensive soft dishtowels:

I wish I had some interfacing so they would have been smoother but what can ya do?

Then I decorated this switchplate cover:

Just so you don't think my colour choices are too off-the-wall here is a pic one of her rooms after it was painted:D This photo shows both the accent wall colours (the non-accent walls are bright white).

The far wall is really lime green it only looks yellowish in the pic because the camera didn't like the lighting.
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12  Last-minute gift Monogram in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Coma on: October 03, 2011 07:43:30 PM
My daughters were invited to a birthday party with only 2 days notice and we were broke until a few days later. What to give the 10-year-old birthday girl?
I came up with this. It is made from really thick leftover corrugated cardboard that my hubby brought home from work for me to use in another project (which I will post at a later date).


My daughters helped me paint and prep a couple of the embellishments so they liked it too.

Progress shot:

Wrapped the edges so they would be flat instead of showing the corrugated insides.

I might make us some when I get a chance. After Halloween...
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13  Quilled Kolam in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Coma on: September 17, 2011 12:02:39 PM
I found a book on quilling and thought it seemed like a fun craft.
After playing around making a few smaller, more traditional things like flowers and baby footprints I made this:

I am happy with how it turned out considering I am a beginner.
Now I need more colours of quilling strips so I can make more!
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14  Re: Matchbox Swap round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: June 13, 2011 02:07:33 PM
Hi all!
Apparently the package I sent to Cinnamoon has been lost in the mail:(
I am going to send her another but in the meantime here are a couple pics of what I sent that never made it there.
The filled box:

The weird looking bundle in the bottom is a packet of lime green glass beads that she said on her profile she was looking for.
And here are some shrinks I made her. There are a couple of mythology-themed ones because she posted a goddess poppet she made, a monogram of her initial, and a stylized flower. (The sugar skull and bird were actually made for my other partner.)

I don't have photos of the rest of the contents.
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15  Re: Matchbox Swap round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: May 30, 2011 11:47:23 AM
Amaryllisroze received from me a while ago but hasn't been able to post pics so she told me to go ahead and put up a couple.
In my stalking I noticed a few themes so I went with 2 of them- Day of the Dead and Birds.
This lead to my first attempt at papel picado:

A couple shrinky dinks:

This one has no hole in it because it is too small but I figured she could glue it to something:P
And finally the matchbox itself all filled up:

It was a lot of fun coming up with ideas:)
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16  Re: Matchbox Swap round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: May 25, 2011 05:36:44 AM
Here is the beautiful box I received from Amaryllisroze:

I really love that shade of blue/teal. It is close to the top of my list of favourite colours:)
When I opened the package I was surprised at the weight but I found out why it was so heavy.
ALL the goodies inside were metal! Lots of great stuff:

It is hard to say which were my favourites but some definite highlights are the roses, the "Family" clip and the watch face/gears.
Thanks so much!
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17  Re: Matchbox Swap round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: May 12, 2011 07:47:22 PM
Received from Cinnamoon today Grin Lots of cuteness! No sooner had I snapped some pics than the earrings went into my ears where they have stayed for the 6 hours since then:P
Here is a pic of the pretty box with adorable teeny button flowers on it, plus all the innards.

Here is a closer pic of the contents!

My faves are the earrings, the beautiful tree (which may end up as an ornament in one of my 1/12 scale dollhouse rooms), and the glass birdhouse bead. Although that sticker is pretty darned cute too, and so is the bone charm, and the crayon button... Obviously I love everything!
Thanks for a fun swap Cinnamoon Smiley
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18  Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: April 06, 2011 11:35:03 AM
Here are a few pics from the package I sent to Aveykin.
This is the box itself:

This is based on an item from her wist. It is called a Squitten (note the two tiny embroidered tentacle paws! lol):

This was inspired by Averykin's participation in a tentacles swap. It is a doubled sided stamp I carved from an eraser:

Some of the other contents, including a tiny hearthstone because Aveykin was in a WoW swap:

A pic of the filled drawer, including a tiny bottle full of beads and findings because she had some teeny bottles wisted as well:

I hope she liked it! The squitten was my favourite thing to make:)
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19  My First Altered Puzzle in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Coma on: March 10, 2011 09:21:07 AM
I looked around a bit and this seems to be the right board for this project. There was paper involved, although the puzzle itself was a cheap wooden one...
I participated in the most recent matchbox swap and I really liked the paper and paint combo I used for the matchbox. So I decided I was going to make something for myself with the leftover paper:) Without further ado here is the finished product:

I glued beads to the center of the ribbon flower I made and micro-beads to a flat wooden flower for the one on the right.
Also, the frame is coated in clear sealant but the same-coloured puzzle pieces have a shimmery top-coat.
This close-up is to show how I wrapped the ribbon stems around the pieces so they are still individually removable. The sparkly strip and sparkly flower are also cut apart so the pieces are still separate. I really wanted it to remain an actual puzzle even though it is intended to be a decoration, especially since it was a really tight squeeze getting it back together after all the embellishments!

Let me know what you think:D
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20  Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: March 07, 2011 03:51:07 PM
Hi guys!
Sinjah received the matchbox I sent her a while ago but hasn't yet been in possession of her camera since then. So I thought I'd post a couple bad pics I took of it before I sent Tongue
This is the closed matchbox:

This is what the inside looks like:

This is what I sent inside it. I didn't take pics of the items separately:(

The large white rectangle in there is a double-sided stamp that I carved and forgot to photograph, so hopefully Sinjah can post pics of that when she gets her camera back:)
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