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861  Re: Contemplating a deconstruction in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by sweets4ever on: April 07, 2005 11:52:05 AM
I just realized you guys speak in a whole other language... flogging, swatching...!  Ha! Wink

Is this the one you guys are talking about?


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862  Re: Record/LP Earring Holder in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by sweets4ever on: April 02, 2005 10:09:09 PM
Here's another stand idea... I was thinking.. I would need more earring space...and a stand concept.  Sooo.. I got both, out of this idea, by utilizing the half of another record.  Here's my MS Paint rendering Wink  I hope it make sense to everyone...
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863  Re: Moral Ettiquette Question in Weddings and Bridal Showers by sweets4ever on: March 31, 2005 01:40:18 PM
Send 'em!  Make it cute.. include the note as others have said...maybe make it fun Wink  include a silly poem.. "Lost but never forgotten!" or something... if nothing at all, the notes will be COMPLETELY unexpected now & will brighten their days out of the blue.  Not many people send snail mail now...and I miss it, darn it.  As a matter of fact, send me one, too.  LOL. 

If you wanted to get super crafty... you could roll them up, tie them with a ribbon & put put them in mailable plastic cork bottles Wink  You know..make it look like a message, lost at sea!  (since your hubby went "overseas" and the letters were "lost")... then your little update letter could explain further Wink  I would surely giggle & be overjoyed to receive a thank you like that!  Cheesy  A lot of craft stores have the bottles cheap...and postal friendly.  Wink

"A message in a bottle is a gift from the sea as cherished and valued as love is meant to be."


Here's an example of the type of bottle I am talking about...

 


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864  Re: chocolate covered peeps! (recipe with pictures) in Dessert by sweets4ever on: March 21, 2005 07:05:54 PM
Well here are mine... Wink  I got a lil whacky.. some I added a dab of peanut butter before the chocolate...others I sprinkled with powdered sugar before the chocolate hardened... either way... lots of fun ~ Peep, Peep!

(Ironically...the Food channel started showing "Unwrapping Easter" & it featured Peeps...at the same time I was making them... my boyfriend said I was taking it a little too far at that point.. LOL)




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865  Re: Painted Name from flowers & birds? in Discussion and Questions by sweets4ever on: March 16, 2005 04:23:27 PM
OH!!!  You are SO very helpful!  There are many new ideas on that site...that I hadn't seen before Smiley  Thank you so much.  For the project I was working on... I kinda "winged it" (no pun intended, lol), but I think it turned out well...  here's what I ended up with:


The whole "desk project" is located here...
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24658.0
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866  Our Home Gym! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by sweets4ever on: March 12, 2005 12:37:32 PM
Well, it's a late Christmas present for my boyfriend, but it's done Wink

(Except for the window treatments... which are in the works, but are a surprise for now ~ so I don't talk about those just yet)





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867  Re: What to do with this fabric... in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by sweets4ever on: March 09, 2005 12:39:32 AM
Well!  Here we go... :-)  I decided on the no sew pillow idea I was yapping about.  I didn't have any batting...so I used two, round bar stool covers for the guts Cheesy  I really like how it turned out... I even spritzed a little Cotton Candy glitter spray inbetween the two layers of make-shift batting, so the pillow is scented.  I think it will be the perfect size for her, as well... and I only have some little scraps of fabric left ~ which I am sure I whip into something else for her.

Hope ya guys like!!  Thank you SO much for all of the suggestions... I really appreciate it Smiley



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868  A twist of the "No Sew Blanket" my little pony pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by sweets4ever on: March 08, 2005 09:19:51 PM
Hey guys!  Help Smiley  My friends lil 3 year old LOVES ponies...of all sorts.  So, while trifling through the remnant bin at Walmart, I found some really thin fleece ~ My Little Pony ~ fabric, that I just had to buy Grin.  Remnants are wonderfully cheap...but ya get, what ya get.  SO.. I have a piece that is 23" x 60"  What shall I make...


Well!  Here we go... :-)  I decided on the no sew pillow idea I was yapping about.  I didn't have any batting...so I used two, round bar stool covers for the guts Cheesy  I really like how it turned out... I even spritzed a little Cotton Candy glitter spray inbetween the two layers of make-shift batting, so the pillow is scented.  I think it will be the perfect size for her, as well... and I only have some little scraps of fabric left ~ which I am sure I whip into something else for her.

Hope ya guys like!!  Thank you SO much for all of the suggestions... I really appreciate it Smiley




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869  Desk - Fugly to Flutterbies! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by sweets4ever on: February 03, 2005 05:06:05 AM
Hey guys... I have one of those awful particle board creations.  Its a very simple design... just a plain old flat desk with one little drawer underneath on the right hand side, and a shelf below that.  It's old...but it's in good condition, I just don't have anywhere to put it & it's so boring compared to the rest of our house.  Being the pack rat that I am...I don't want to discard it!  Right now it's in an enormous spare room we have...but I am remodelling that room into a home gym.  I would like to keep it in there...but how can I revamp it, or totally change it's purpose even...?  (other than painting, upholstering, decoupage...)  I don't care if we flip it up side down & hang it from the ceiling, LOL, if we can think of something funky or creative for it...

I found an answer to this question...and finished it Wink  Check it out...!!

Well!  I ended up transforming it for a co-worker's daughter... and it turned out pretty good!  She was ecstatic.  I decoupaged the top with all sorts of tissue paper, butterflies, and stationery (her room is pastel purple...and she adores butterflies).  I painted the outside white, and the underside a very deep purple.  The drawer is painted with her name "Winter"...composed of little birds, butterflies, flowers, etc.  As a final touch... I attached a strand of iredescent purple bead trim... underneath the shelf... just for a little sparkle!   Here's the before (yick!!) and after (yay!!) 















Here's how! Smiley
That desk is so beautiful, you're so creative! I'd love to do that to my crappy particle board desk. I have some questions! What type of paint did you use? Did you have to prime it? How many coats? Is that enough questions for you?  Cheesy

Or if you found the answer on Craftster can you please direct me to the post?

Thanks!


LOL... you ARE full of questions, but it's okies!

I wish I was more motivated when I owned the desk for myself... it was so ugly, lol.  You could decoupage it with just about anything..layers & layers.  You can use paper, fabric, tissue, magazine cut outs, (I used printouts from the computer mostly). 

I used a variety of left over paints I had around the house...
~I used a basic interior wall primer (1 coat), for the entire thing.
~The sides and some of the trim were an interior wall paint, in white (2 coats)
~The underside was an interior kids wall paint, in dark funky purple (2 coats)
~The top was decoupaged...with "Mod Podge" (waterbased sealer, glue and finish for all surfaces...found in your craft section...it's a basic decoupage glue)  I put a layer of it down, then a layer of tissue, then another layer of glue, then a layer of the butterflies...then about 6 watered down layers as a sealer.  This creates a VERY durable and HARD layer on top... pretty darned smooth, too!
~The drawer with her name on it...was originally painted white, then I used water color pencils to drawer her name, went back with a itsy bitsy artists brush with some water...to blend it all & make it look painted.  Then I sprayed the drawer with a basic art sealant.
~The beads were hot glued along the bottom edge.

I hope that helps! Wink
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870  Re: murals in kids rooms in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by sweets4ever on: January 27, 2005 09:36:14 PM
Oh they are awesome!!!  I reallly like the flowers!  How old are the kids?  I can totally understand what you mean about wall vs. paper Wink  I started doing some last year...it becomes addictive though.  Do you plan on doing more??  How long did they take you to complete?

Here's some of mine...
Some I did for a nursery...the theme is quite obvious, LOL.






And here is what I did on our bedroom ceiling...(it's *almost* complete..soooo close..ugh! My back hurts!!)


One of my current projects! MC Escher...
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