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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tea Towel Stamping Tutorial on: April 19, 2010 04:54:03 AM
Coles, Spotlight, Lincraft.... I love to see another Aussie!!  Cheesy

Your tute is great, I can see this as a great idea for Christmas presents this year. Thanks!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Blah to Black and white (lots of pictures) on: April 08, 2010 04:52:12 PM
what a transformation! I love, love, LOVE the idea of the dictionary wall - in fact you just gave me the inspiration I needed for what to do with my laundry cupboard doors that had me stumped! Thankyou!  Grin

Very jealous of your artwork.  Wink
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Recycled Chicken Coop on: April 07, 2010 04:36:43 PM
Are you going to cut a small access door for them, or just leave the larger door open until it's time for them to roost at night?

I just leave the door open during the day and close it again after they put themselves to bed at night. This way the coop is fox-proof and my babies are safe overnight.

would make it so one of the roof sides lift up for easy cleaning tho!!

The coop is just shy of 6ft tall, and I am 5"6 so technically I could stand up in it if I wanted to - but I just stand at the door and use a broom to sweep the pea straw bedding out (goes on the veggie garden)... or get one of my slaves kids to do it for me!!

Thankyou for all the feedback!!  Grin
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ive Been Sewing on: March 28, 2010 03:01:11 AM
I love it!

Funnily enough I have 6m of the grey and white ikea fabric ready to be made into roman shades for my lounge room! And I'm getting some more fabric from ikea next time I'm in the city to upholster my old lounge suite I thrifted.  Grin
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: It's in the details-Lamp on: March 11, 2010 09:09:31 PM
you're right, its all in the details. That takes something run-of-the-mill into something special - a feature aswell.

It looks great!  Cheesy
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mirror, mirror, on my wall ... on: March 11, 2010 04:55:21 AM
BRB, painting a mustache on a mirror  Cheesy

I have a mirror with a similar frame to this, I've been meaning to spray paint it red. . or maybe yellow. . . or turquoise. You see my dilemma.  Roll Eyes
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: The kitchen Blues on: March 11, 2010 04:48:58 AM
I really like it! I love checked walls/floors/ceilings even. With the blue its not so in-your-face either.   Cheesy
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My favorite altered puzzle yet on: March 09, 2010 04:38:32 PM
wow. just wow.

that is amazing.  I love them all!  Grin
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Recycled Chicken Coop on: March 09, 2010 04:07:05 PM
This was a pretty big challenge for someone who had NO experience with carpentry, almost NO decent tools and NO money for decent materials - but sometimes I just get this idea into my head where I think "I can do that, yeah - no problem" and just go for it.


wardrobe as the frame on the base (free - left in the shed when we moved in)
planks from wooden pallets for the floorboards (free from freight company, I just rang and asked)
fence pailings and timber for cladding and frame (leftovers from a previous project)
sheet metal for roof ($5 a sheet from a scrap yard)
I bought the hinges

Plus I used a hand saw (yes, all those cuts were made by me, by hand. I really need an electric saw), hammer, nails, screws and a drill

progress shots

and of course some happy chickens, we got them at 10 days old and they are now 5 months. Pekin Bantams for those that like their chooks  Grin

he smuggled that one inside when I wasnt looking  Roll Eyes

Comments are welcome and thoroughly enjoyed!!  Grin
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Long time desired wall on: March 09, 2010 03:00:47 PM
I especially like the turquoise - you've tied everything in together really well.

I so understand how you just want to keep looking at it. I've recently painted three rooms of our place and after each one I find myself making excuses to go in there just to stand back at look at the job well done  Grin
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