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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Reconstructed Microwave Cart on: May 05, 2010 12:38:45 PM

Will your wife let me take you home?  Wink

Shh! You ladies have NO idea how huge his (already very healthy) ego is getting with this thread!  He's becoming insufferable!  Tongue
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Hmm, how to recreate this anthropologie chair-hammock thing..? on: May 05, 2010 09:43:29 AM
I am wholly and completely in love with the knotted melati chair from anthropologie, but of course, don't have the $498+ $150 s/h that it would cost. 

I'vbe been mulling over in my head how to make one like it, and while the knotwork looks simple enough for me, I am a little concerned about the material the macrame is covering.  Hubby thinks it's likely wood, but I fear it might be metal.  Wood or plastic I could deal with (provided it's strong enough to hold someone up) but I really have no idea how to get started with metal work.  Thoughts/suggestions?

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?subCategoryId=&id=960073&catId=HOME-SUMMERHOUSE1&pushId=HOME-SUMMERHOUSE1&popId=HOME-SUMMERHOUSE&sortProperties=&navCount=15&navAction=jump&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=049&colorName=BLUE MOTIF&isSubcategory=&isProduct=true&isBigImage=true&templateType=templateC

If I can't figure the knotted chair out, I think I'll "settle" for making my own version of the Tranquil Paradise hammock:

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?subCategoryId=&id=960082&catId=HOME-SUMMERHOUSE1&pushId=HOME-SUMMERHOUSE1&popId=HOME-SUMMERHOUSE&sortProperties=&navCount=175&navAction=middle&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=089&colorName=ORANGE MOTIF&isSubcategory=&isProduct=true&isBigImage=true&templateType=templateC
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Birdhouse in Your Soul painted pillowcase on: May 03, 2010 04:35:33 PM
how did you screw up the lyrics, I know that line..know that song. it was in the charts when I was on my honeymoon 20 years ago!!..arrgh

Instead of "Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet", which is right... I put "Say you're the only bee in my bonnet", which, when you think about it, is really odd and needy-ish.  Oops!
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Birdhouse in Your Soul painted pillowcase on: May 03, 2010 02:26:42 PM
I made this for hubs, with fabric paint and an old pillowcase.  The song "Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might Be Giants always makes me think of him.

Originally, the lettering was done with a fine paintbrush on the pillowcase, but OOPS! I screwed up on the lyrics.  There goes an hour and a half of my life I'll never get back, over a song that I know by heart-- or at least, thought I did!  I painted over with white, looked up the lyrics, and tried again.  Huzzah! Success!

Anyways, thanks for looking, and please excuse the cat, Pablo.  There is no moving him when he's super comfy.
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need your opinion on colour on: May 03, 2010 10:29:39 AM
I think it's lovely together! I'd keep the combo!
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Reconstructed Microwave Cart on: May 03, 2010 08:57:25 AM
That's freakin awesome! I hope she loves it?! I am so showing this to my husband, it might be the kick in the rear end that he needs to get making me some awesome stuff!

The desk is sitting under my computer, and I DO love it!

Honestly, I think prolonged exposure to craftster (I sit and lurk for hours, showing him some of the cool stuff) really helped with crafting confidence for him. Who can sit on here and NOT be inspired??

We've worked on a few projects together that are under my screen name, but this was the first one that-- apart from a coat of paint that I helped with-- was all his, and I insisted that he get his own username and join the community.
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Reconstructed Microwave Cart on: May 02, 2010 08:41:25 PM
I'm still squeeing over the desk!  Welcome to craftster, sweetiepie!
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2010 on: May 02, 2010 04:17:32 PM
My May minilist

New robe for hubby- got materials
T-shirt for swap x 2 WIP
Chuck recon WIP
5 ATCs
DD's decent-but-still-cute shorts- got materials
Monogram X-stitch for oma - got materials
Repaint and stencil the patio table- got materials
Freezer stencil shirt for hubs

Okay, the fabric came in the mail for the robe (yay!), the chucks are now officially a WIP as of an hour ago,  I decided on a design for oma's birthday cross stitch, the swap shirts are a WIP, and I have collected the soon-to-be shorts.

19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2010 on: May 01, 2010 06:10:20 PM
This thread is exactly what I need!

Count me in, but I don't have a list of 50 (yet). I'm going to be counting swap stuff and holiday stuff as well, because I'm slow like whoa.


1: New robe for hubby
2: T-shirt (swap)
3: T-shirt (swap)
4: Recon old chucks.
5: Finish T-shirt quilt
6: A set of alphabet inchies
7: Monogram cross stitch for oma (birthday)
8: Monogram cross stitch for sis (christmas)
9: Monogram cross stitch for mom (christmas)
10: Set (I'm thinking 2) embroidered flour sack towels
11: Set of rice bags
12: Lavender sachet bags (This one will have to wait until after the lavender blooms Smiley )
13: Blue sun stencil tee (firefly ftw!)
14: Small plushie set for cutiepie nephew
15: French memo board
16: 25 ATCs (ambitious? who knows... never made one before but they're so cute, I just have to try)
17: Scoodie
18: Dog bed
19: 10 dozen cookies for the freezer for the holidays (is this crafty?)
20: Recon dd's too-short-but-otherwise-still-fit jeans into cute, NOT BOOTY SHORT cutoffs.  Little explanation here-- It seems that shorts being sold for 9 year old girls are either a) covering them decently, or b) cute.  There is no c) both.
21: Repaint and stencil the patio table.

Okay, only 21 for now, but I'm sure I'll think of more soon!

20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: T-shirt Time! SU by 6pm 4/25!, Send by 5/29 on: April 30, 2010 11:38:42 AM
Thanks SO much to whoever posted the freezer paper tutes!  I had been using masking tape to do stencils-- yep, lay them out in strips, make sure they are even, make sure there are no wrinkles (usually at this point I'd have to start again), cut them, remove all the fiddly little pieces, start again (cus it would wrinkle)... and so on.

Crazypants Jones: Doing things the hard way since 1978!
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