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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: St. Louis Rams Door Hanger on: September 19, 2012 03:38:18 AM
Its really cute : )
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help Me Take My Bedroom from Meh to Wow on: August 30, 2012 02:59:26 AM
I think a strip of wallpaper behind the bed would be great. I also think you could choose a neutral that is a little heavier to give some contrast to all the beige and white.

you could decorate a little with some subtle hints to the beach - some shells on the night stand (glued down if you are afraid of earth quakes Tongue)

I don't know if its something you would consider, but bringing in some drift wood furniture (tables, a bench...) might make the beach feel appear without hanging stuff : )

...but I really think its the contrast that is missing. personally I have white walls and black trim all around - it sounds crazy but its actually quite neutral looking while providing contrast : )
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! what do I do with this horible room? on: August 30, 2012 02:31:29 AM
I dont know how second hand works where you are, but if it was my room, I would go to a second hand or thrift store and get a nice big wardrobe, closet or storage unit with drawers or doors that can close. It makes it easier to keep the room looking clean and maybe you can find one that is a little shallower and give you some more floor space : )

oh, and I am soooooo jealous that you have a built in closet! nowhere here is it normal to have built in closet space! embrace it Tongue
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / black and white feauture wall! on: August 29, 2012 04:05:42 AM
I saw this awesome Ikea hack: http://www.ikeahackers.net/2007/05/black-and-red-clothespin-floor-lamp.html and decided that I needed a large black and white print on the wall. Unable to find the panel curtain used in the hack, I got out some black markers and some painters tape and free handed it : )

I hope you are as inspired by the Ikea hack as I am - I still want to do that lamp!!!!!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: everyone should have a comfortable chair for dinner on: August 17, 2012 04:14:36 AM
yes Tongue she tried to help with stripping them : D
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: everyone should have a comfortable chair for dinner on: August 13, 2012 08:52:21 AM
Thank you : D

an electric carving knife would have been awesome! I don't own one though, but its a great tip!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / everyone should have a comfortable chair for dinner on: August 13, 2012 02:53:48 AM
This is my old sofa or at least what is left of it. I cut it up to remove the leather for later use, and the foam for my new chairs.

In a second hand store I found a great new sofa and these 4 chairs.

They were very used and I didnt like the look of the cream fake leather so I stripped them with a pair of scissors, a big knife and a crochet hook. I cut down the sides with the scissors and ripped up the middle stitches with the knife and then ripped them out with the crochet hook.
Building on the aluminum frame was difficult as nothing would stick fabric and the alu at the same time. 

Therefore I sowed this strip of elastic from the sofa to it for some support.   
After that, I put the back piece from the original chairs on to the elastic band.
And then a piece of foam for a little more comfort (the old chairs were NOT for sitting around the table and talking for hours, they were so uncomfortable)

Cutting the foam (if you have to, get a large serrated knife for this, scissors do NOT work)  was a learning process. The edges arent that nice so I covered it with batting from the sofa.

I then sowed covers for all the chairs. Getting them to fit snugly was hard since the backs are wider at the top. I therefore sowed them, split them at the back and sowed them back together.

Im not happy with the seats, I will have to recover them when I get the time, but I love the look of them and its soooo nice to have a comfortable chair to sit in during meals and after : )

This is what it used to look like (they cut off blood to you legs these chairs!)

And this is now : )

8  COOKING / Dessert / pink girly 3 tiered heartshaped ponycake on: May 20, 2012 02:59:45 AM
My boyfriends niece turned six last Friday and I had to make the cake WITH her! It was scary, so I asked you guys for help: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407131.0. After much thought I decided to make most of the base from home and then have her decorate it however she wanted. I was scared to death! Her mum decided I could just do the cake with her daughter (PHEEW!!) and the girl had no desire to sculpt horses Cheesy! I made her one, and she cut out shapes OH HAPPY DAY Cheesy
Here is the result:

After we left ( I hope it was a great party look at the Barbie house!!!)

She insisted on a Christmas tree a girly, blue and pink Christmas tree Tongue (its may)

Some of the flowers and the sprinkles are store bought, but I made some and the girl made some.
Here is some in-process pics
Before assembling (at my place)

The horse (Unicorn!)

What I brought to the party

its sponge cake and chocolate ganache.

Thanks for looking : )
9  COOKING / Dessert / Re: LOOK IF YOU HAVE SMALL CHILDREN on: April 15, 2012 04:46:11 AM
TroubleT: thanks : ) omg YES! that would be so cute!

Belladune: No, I know... the moms exact words were "I am creative, I can do that too" which is why it has to be.. well not perfect, but I'm looking to not get yelled at ... too much anyway...Wink I really appreciate your comment though, it gives me faith the girl will enjoy it even if mom gets disappointed : )
10  COOKING / Dessert / LOOK IF YOU HAVE SMALL CHILDREN on: April 14, 2012 01:07:55 PM

I agreed to make a cake for my boyfriends niece. It was all good until the mum (sigh!) called and asked for a wedding cake! 3 tiers! And her daughter loves ponies and flowers and pink and stuff I take a big sigh And oh yes, she and the 6year old wants to help! Man does anyone have kids? I want it to go somewhat smooth so that it doesnt end disasteress   the girl is really sweet but the mum thinks she can do cake, but who really nails it the first time?

So the question is: if your kids were to build a horse of fondant, which of these would be the most successful? I want her to be happy with what she makes too : )




If you have comments on the methods it will be greatly appreciated : )
Its gotta be fondant (or other edible material) so I have a feeling the long legs are going to

Have a great day : )
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