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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Moulin Rouge Bedroom on: August 24, 2004 09:53:59 AM
I pictured a shaowbox with multiple compartments.  Not really sure how you'd make the pinwheel, out of orgami paper, maybe? But yeah, I pictured the pinwheel having a hole in the middle, and then you could put small nail or tack through it and into one of the pieces of wood that divides up the shadow box.  Does that make sense?
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Moulin Rouge Bedroom on: August 21, 2004 05:53:51 PM
You could get a shadow box and put a red windmill pinwheel on the front for some funky storage.  Move the pinwheel around to get access to the different compartments
13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Pick up line shirt.. on: August 09, 2004 07:59:02 PM
Ahem. Warning: Dirty pick up line in...

Did you spray Windex on your pants today?

Cause I can see myself in them.

I like the shirt too  Wink
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Moulin Rouge Bedroom on: August 08, 2004 03:24:58 PM
You could get a cheap surge protector, like this one

Plug the lights, and anything else she wants, into it and then just use the switch on the strip to turn everything on and off.

Glad you liked the idea!  I thought it would be simpler as well, but would never have guessed that you hadn't worked with wood much before.  Your post, with your plans and diagram sounded very confident!  Smiley
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: wall decorating and a way to show off pictures! on: August 08, 2004 11:03:55 AM
You might want to test that out under observation with some Chirstmas lights you have in the house before going out and buying some just for that.  You don't want to the lights to heat up the tinsel too much, could be a possible fire hazard.  It is a cool idea though, just saying you might want to test it first.  By the way, your room looks great!  Very bright and colorful!
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Moulin Rouge Bedroom on: August 08, 2004 10:24:40 AM
Hey, I've got a suggestion for the headboard.  It's actually something I've thought of doing for a while on a ceiling or something but never actually did it.  You could take a piece of wood, and drill holes in it just like you said but then put christmas lights in the back and poke them through the holes.  You could staple the wire to the wood (without piercing the wire, of course) every few inches to keep it steady, and then you wouldn't really need any more wood, like that for the base and support.
Just a thought, let me know what you think.
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dorm Room Ideas... on: July 25, 2004 09:09:56 AM
cynthesizer- oh please i heard you are in that building because there is a dunkin donuts on the ground floor!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, donuts.     Forget oragnizational tools.  I'll just spend all my money on donuts!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Bunny Hat on: July 24, 2004 06:32:51 AM
No problem, let me know if you have any more questions.  Oh, another tip on the ears.  When you add the pink yarn (I used mohair I got on ebay because it's fuzzy and I  have tons of it) make sure you thread it through the inside of the stitches, as opposed to sewing it from front to back.  I didn't think of this when I made my first cat hat and the back of the ears were all pink!  And looking at what I wrote, it doesn't make too much sense but I think you'll get it when you have an ear and some pink yarn in front of you  Wink

 Also, I use Lion Brand Thick n Quick yarn for the hats and ears. You can get one adult sized hat or 2 baby/kid hats from one skien, with enough yarn left over for ears and sewing.  I can usually knit the basic adult hat in less than two hours.  The extra animal stuff is time consuming though.  I knit the hats on 10.5 circs which is a smaller needle than TnQ calls for, but it gives the hat a lot of sturdy body and shape, which helps hold the ears up.  Eyes and whiskers are just whatever scrap yarn is lying around, usually Lamb's Pride or Country Kitchen or something.

I'd love to see other people's versions of the hat so if anyone makes one, please post pics in this thead!   Cheesy
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Bunny Hat on: July 23, 2004 07:27:50 PM
Yup, I do the ears seperately.  I cast on some stitches onto double point needle (number of stitches depends on the size of the hat, gotta eyeball and see what looks good, I think the one shown had 13 at cast on), and proceed to knit (garter stitch) with a second double point.  For the decreases, just  bind off one stitch at the beginning of the row.  I haven't been paying attention to how often I do the decreases for the rabbit ears, just go with what looks decent.  For cat ears (just basic triangles), I usally knit the first two rows and then bind off 1 stitch at the beginning of every row until there are 1 (pointy ear) or 2 (rounded ear) stitches left, and then finish the ends.

When you attach them, thread a peice of your yarn through the bottom back of the ear and then use the peice to sew the ear to the hat.  Threading it all the way through first gives it a lot of extra strength.

You could try picking up stitches on the hat and knitting ears directly from it  but I think that the ears might sit at odd angles if you did that.
20  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dorm Room Ideas... on: July 21, 2004 01:36:22 PM
I applied to live in the Little Building, but won't know for sure til sometime in August.  I'm pretty much assuming that I'll be in Little though since housing is so sparse and I'm sure there's lots of competition over the brownstones.  I want to live in Little so I can be right in the thick of things, but the cookie-cutter rooms are definately going to get on my nerves, and I'm sure I'll be scrambling to personalize as much as possible.
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