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11  Scherenschnitte Projects in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Anna D. on: April 06, 2005 01:07:50 PM
I made these when I was trying to make my own "antiques" Grin Grin Grin, unfortuantely the black paper is expensive and hard to find.....

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12  Re: Tatted doily...best one I have ever made! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Anna D. on: April 06, 2005 12:34:43 PM
That cat definitely rules and makes me want to learn how to tat even more!  Like I need another hobby!!

I have the same problem! I can't seem to focus on just one medium....I flit from project to project like a hummingbird.  At least this one is cheap!

Here is where I found the pattern...it was supposed to have a Santa hat.....pretty easy project for a beginner (except for the tail).


Here is the heart and the butterflies:

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13  Re: Tatted doily...best one I have ever made! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Anna D. on: April 06, 2005 12:25:25 PM
Thanks you guys!  Smiley
I use them on our nightstands...under antique lamps...not usually a doily kind of girl either Grin!  

Most of the ones I have made are framed...the cat is kind of cute.

Tatting is basically knotting...you only need to really know 2 stitches...you use a shuttle (or shuttles) to knot along. It is REALLY easy!  Also it is pretty cheap...the cost of the shuttles + the thread, you can get set up for about $5.

Here is a little demo I found: http://www.gagechek.com/slb/demo/demo.html

Here is the cat:


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14  Re: Animal Rocks in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by Anna D. on: April 05, 2005 02:00:53 PM
I love the penquins! I never thought of doing penquins! They are very cute!  I have done a few of these...I've done a Raccoon which wasn't sealed properly and was damaged by the elements  so it became a........................


I also made an owl:

Good painting rocks are hard to come by in FL, so I don't get to make these often.  Smiley
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15  Purse from a Wool Skirt--My first purse EVER! Still needs some help! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Anna D. on: April 05, 2005 09:31:29 AM

This purse is made from a lambswool skirt that I have felted and taken apart.  The skirt was one that my Mom wore in high school.....I lined it with a plaid fabric (the wool just screamed out Scotland to me)...turns out it was from Scotland.  Anyway....I was so intent on trying to get the lining in right that I neglected to put in the handles and a closure.  I DO NOT want to seam rip and go back (afraid of damaging the lining and the wool is hard to see the stitches on)...any advice for attaching the handles in a decent looking way?

Also any good closure ideas? Huh
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16  First Purse Project...advice needed! Please help! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by Anna D. on: April 05, 2005 09:24:17 AM
This purse is made from a wool skirt that my Mom wore in high school. It is lambs wool and I have felted it.  I made a flat-bottomed kind of purse (like a Jordy Bag) and unfortunately didn't think about handles and closures while I was sewing the lining in  and top-stitching the edge. I made some wool handles from some of the leftover material...what is the best course of action for attaching them? Also what would be the best way to make a closure?

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17  Re: My "Tribal" necklaces in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Anna D. on: April 05, 2005 08:52:36 AM
Wow! Thanks Diane!Your site is a wealth of info! I have bookmarked it! Smiley Those are some great suggestions for making things that would appeal to more of his customers. I also enjoy polymer clay so that isn't a bad idea for me Smiley. I have seen little manatee magnets that would probably be more popular, they aren't beyond my scope with polymer clay Grin.

 My Dad's store is about 75 miles from where I live....so it is hard for me to get over there often...I know he doesn't want a bunch of my stuff "cluttering" his store...he has said as much.  I have sold 3 papercuttings I have done at his store (he also mats pictures...I know, weird combo...fishing/picture matting Grin. I am planning to try and open and eBay store or something else. Right now I have a really hard time getting out. We have a new baby who hates to ride in the car so trying to market my stuff to boutiques (there don't seem to be any close by ) is pretty difficult right now. 

I made the necklaces because I enjoyed them....there are other ones with more of a ocean look....some with fish and others with turtles at his store, but  I really prefer making "vintage" style jewelry and beaded items.  I know there won't be many fisherman looking for those! Grin Grin Grin

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18  Re: tarnishing ear wires in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by Anna D. on: April 04, 2005 07:25:22 PM
The egg works....I left mine out of the fridge..at room temp.  This is the color I got:

This was BRIGHT silver when I started out.

I was amazed that it really worked...I got this color in only a couple hours. Smiley
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19  Re: My "Tribal" necklaces in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Anna D. on: April 02, 2005 06:50:21 AM
i really like them. i dont wear necklaces though, but if i did i'd so wear those. i like the turtle the most. I'd say you could charge like $12-$15 depending on what pendant you use. Is your Dad's store in like a touresty area? I'm asking b/c my family goes away each summer, and its on a lake so a fishing store is a must.  If your dad gets more out of town business in summer, kids and wives and stuff might have to go for the trip and buy one?

It is in Florida, they get some tourists, but not what I call touristy. I live near Orlando (which is very touristy) but I don't have a place there to sell. My AUnt says when they get a lady in the store they do get more attention.

Some of the pendants are kind of expensive so I have priced them by the cost to make them...that is about the price range...though. Smiley

Here is another...it has a real bamboo coral pendant...

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20  My "Tribal" necklaces in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Anna D. on: April 01, 2005 05:25:58 PM

What do you all think of these....honestly? .  What would you pay for something like this? The findings are sterling silver. The turtle is real bone, the celtic pendant is pewter, and the heart is glass. Two of them have adjustable leather cords....Don't laugh but I have been trying to sell them in my Dad's fishing store...I don't really have any other outlets to sell through...I have thought about trying through eBay, but I don't know if it would be worth it or not. Most of the people that come in his store are "older" men so they don't get that much attention.
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