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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Help! I need ideas for a craft for a large crowd! on: February 09, 2011 06:19:45 AM
Can you maybe collect some old newspapers from neighbours etc., then buy some balloons and play with papier-mache...
you make a "glue" with some water, salt and flour, then kids tear newspapers in stripes, dip them in glue and put them on one side or bottom of the baloon so they shape a ball... when it dries, another group of kids can paint them

You could also collect some stones and show them how to paint some funny objects on them... fish or ladybug or spiders etc. - not sure how eco this is

another idea - make a little paper woven baskets out of newspaper - perfect for Easter eggs maybe...

anyway, hope I inspired you at least  Wink
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crochet Hats For The Homeless (Large Photos) on: December 13, 2010 11:34:12 PM
Amazing. I love what you did. And the photos are really beautifull  Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Christmas knitting - img heavy on: November 18, 2010 12:50:46 PM
I adore these paterns. Great job!

Gotta try it myself  Smiley
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Please Critique My Website.... on: August 12, 2010 03:11:26 AM
It looks decent for start, although I agree with Hebe73 for watermarks.

And I would definitely recommend that as soon as you start making some money from it, you should ask for professional help on web design because it is missing that pro look.

I can not tell you exactly what to change or to do to make it look better, but look at it like this - you can always feel the difference when photo is taken by someone with skill and talent and by some random individual who knows how to push that button on camera, right? ;-))
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: New to jewellery making - where to start? on: August 12, 2010 01:45:31 AM
I'm not sure if I understanded you correctly, but if I did then I hope this answer will help...

So, as I understood, you have no experience in making any kind of jewellery and the only reason you want to sell your own jewellery is because you have some experience in selling it.

Maybe I'm wrong, but that doesn't make a bright future for you.

Reason is simple. True designers are the one inspired by something and that inspiration brings creativity and idea which then can be realised.

There are tons of different jewellery that can be made, materials to choose from and techniques to learn. Beads, metal, leather, gold, silver, chainmail, fimo, glass, ceramic... The list is very long. So your decision to make your own jewellery is not enough.

If you are really willing to try, first you have to start by choosing material that you want to make jewellery with. For example, if you choose beads, google out tutorials on beading and start with that.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: cleaning a very dirty house - friends just moved into on: July 21, 2010 12:05:35 AM
I completely understand, last flat that I was in had awful windows (color scraping off, rotten wood on some places) and we took the time to fix them and paint them, we invested the time and money cause we thought that we will stay there for at least 5 years so we wanted windows to be nice + we enjoy that sort of work...

But it turned out that we had to move out in less then one year because they wanted to sell the place... I'm still angry 'bout it...

so, regarding the windows, just take the time to scrap of the color , sand them a little and sterilise them... if you find any wood insects or holes that should be sealed, use the wood repair kit - that's not a big investment and the kit has a long duration time so you can use it afterwards for some other fixings.

I see you have a solution for curtains...

Have you decide about cleaning supplies? What ever you use, if it's possible to leave it for a while, leave it as much as you can and use warmer water if you are using it in anything.

Sorry, English is not my native language so I'm not sure if I make my self clear Cheesy

So, for example, when you are cleaning the counter, put the cleaning stuff on and scrub it a little with sponge or wire (depending on counter top material) dipped in warm water so that it becomes foamy and equally put on surface. Then leave it like that for at least an hour... afterwards, clean it of with warm water...

My favourite thing in cleaning is washing the windows. I use a little of dish detergent and warm water to wash it, warm water to clean the soap of and then newspapers to polish it. It has the best shine like that Smiley

Give my regards to your friends, they are so lucky to have you and I wish them healthy baby and nice future together... Smiley
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: cleaning a very dirty house - friends just moved into on: July 20, 2010 03:50:53 AM
wow, it's really, really nice and very brave of you to help them out. Reading what you written, the place is in really bad condition.

I love apartmenttherapy very much and they have a lot of cleaning tips, so I hope you will find everything you're looking for here: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/main/search?q=cleaning

What I would recommend from my own experience is that you should start with simple disinfection of everything. Any cleaning solution for all surfaces can help you with that. Than you should start with mending and take care of the bedroom and baby room first, than go to bathroom, kitchen and all the other rooms, cause the chance of finishing all this in such a short period of time is very, very optimistic.

After taking care of the problem in each room, paint it and clean it thoroughly in order that I mentioned...

Good Luck!

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: From little girl to pre-teen...a dream room....LOTS of pictures on: May 21, 2010 12:06:31 AM
That room looks amazing... I especially love the colors, totally my favourite color-combo...  Smiley
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Some Iron Man 2 love: Stark Industries Tee on: May 10, 2010 11:19:53 PM
Nice job. I love IronMan (1&2), I may have to steal this idea  Wink
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Zombie Patrol ~ on: April 19, 2010 01:04:49 AM
cooooool, totally love it  Cheesy
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