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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / (Mostly) fabric brooch funtimes on: August 03, 2014 01:53:06 AM
This is my first post here for many, many years, but the urge to craft is bubbling up within me once again, so here we go.  I've recently become very fond of Daiso, the wonderful 100 yen shop (or $AUD 2.80) that rudely opened in Brisbane, Australia while I was on the other side of the planet.  Now that I'm back I'm taking full advantage, and I'm particularly fond of the little kits they sell for covering buttons (this blogger in Singapore shares my enthusiasm: http://www.theperfectximperfection.com/2012/07/diy-how-to-make-your-own-button-with.html).

However!  I am all about brooches, and it occurred to me that delicately yanking out the bit of wire that turns these into a button would mean a nice flat surface that I could use to glue on a brooch backing.  So...I did.  Quite pleased with what happened to the handful of fabric scraps I turned into brooches.  I also picked up a few novelty erasers at Daiso (they're wee Japanese crisps!) that I thought would look adorable as brooches to sass up my cardigans.  A wooden button got the brooch treatment too, and while I had the glue out I thought it would only be sensible to stick some googly eyes onto earring backs.

Not bad for a Sunday afternoon!
2  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Nutritional Yeast in Oslo? HJELP MEG! on: April 24, 2007 02:14:36 PM
Hei alle sammen

Jeg flyttet til Norge i August 2006 fra Australia til bor med kjresten min.  Jeg trives veldig bra i Oslo, men jeg kan ikke finne 'Nutritional Yeast' her.  Sorry, I have to switch to english now to explain properly, but wanted to have a go at Norwegian at least.  Nutritional yeast, if you don't know of it, is usually available in health food shops and is used in lots of vegan 'cheese' sauces.  I haven't been able to find it yet, I thought I'd gotten some once but it turned out to be brewer's yeast and not edible, and then I found some that was actually just salt with some nutritional yeast added.

Does anyone know where I can find some?  I would have posted this on the vegetarian-vegan board but I thought I'd have more luck on this local board.

Tusan takk!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Captain Planet? on: April 20, 2007 01:11:44 PM
I've never been in a swap, but maybe this would be a good place to start.  I miss Captain Planet.  I had a huge crush on Wheeler.  Sigh...
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Keep Calm & Carry On - Rasterbated Poster on: April 20, 2007 11:27:00 AM
I was rasterbating in our bedroom and look what I got all over the walls...(sorry, my mind is always in the gutter.)

Excuse the mess!  You may have seen the image before, it's from a British wartime poster (ww2, I think) advising the citizens to go about their business as usual.  Stiff upper lip and all that.  I thought this would be more visually effective than a smaller reprint of one of the posters, and probably cheaper.  The boy and I live in a white, white, white apartment and whilst I dream of a feature wall in bright red I have to content myself with random stuff on the walls for now.

Thanks for looking and for putting up with lack of maturity over the word 'rasterbation'.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / I've been rasturbating with S&M office girls - or - stuff on my door on: April 20, 2007 07:18:30 AM
So I finally got in on this rasterbation lark all the hip young kids are talking about  Grin

Behold my bedroom door!

Of course, once I started, I just couldn't stop rasterbating!  Expect more posts and more awful innuendo soon.  I am immature.
6  COOKING / Dessert / Behold the awesome majesty of THE SHARK CAKE on: April 18, 2007 02:45:57 AM
Last year, I made my darling boyfriend an MX5 cake in honour of his love for fast cars (you can see it here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129745.0).  Of course, I had to top it this year with a cake based on one of his other loves - sharks!  (He loves diving.)  No, I am not dating James Bond.

So may I present...SHARK CAKE '07.  (I secretly decided his name was Senor Bob Sharkito.  This is because I am strange.)

Note the jam blood.

And from above...

Yeah, he looks sort of like an aeroplane.  Anyway, Senor Bob Sharkito was a grand success and the boy was very pleased.

What on earth am I going to make next year?
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Babysitters Club Swap? on: November 03, 2006 07:14:47 AM
What do you think, guys?  I remember adoring the books when I was little.  Apparently the poor girls only finished middle school in 2000, when the series stopped.  They were 13 for about 14 years.

Anyway, just an idea...
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Hama (Perler) Bead Super Mario Wall! on: October 30, 2006 10:40:51 AM
Hama beads are one of my obsessions, and lately I've been making figures based on video game sprites from the Super Mario games.  Using a few of these I made a mural of sorts.  I stuck them on with double sided tape.  The pictures are a bit crap as the lighting's not great, but I  just finished and couldn't wait until morning.

It's-a me, Mario!

The ikea brochure in which I live (together with the ultimate in scandinavian design...my very own scandinavian) with swanky new mario wall art...

Let me know what you think, guys.  I'm pretty excited about it Smiley
9  COOKING / Dessert / MX5 (Miata) Cake for car-loving boyfriend on: October 27, 2006 04:23:03 PM
So it was my beloved's 24th birthday and he's very keen on cars - especially the mazda MX5 (aka a Miata in the US).  He had one but it had to be sold as we were in Australia at the time and the car was in Norway Sad . So, on his birthday, I made this cake in honour of Maxine, his beloved little red car.  I hope she found a nice new home.

He really, really liked the cake by the way.

Go, car, go!

Let me know what you think.
10  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Dumpster Diving in Oslo on: October 26, 2006 01:38:37 PM
Hi!  I'm new in Oslo and am very keen to start dumpster diving for assorted stuff I can use in my crafty pursuits (or in general, really).  I haven't a clue where to start, and thought maybe someone could point me in the right direction?  Also, if anyone does it in a group and is prepared to let a random australian tag along, I'd be very interested.

I hope this isn't off topic, but it is craft-based, and I thought I'd have more luck on the Scandinavian board than on the general recycling one.

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