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1  Ikea "marius" becomes fur stool in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by LizzyEU on: September 22, 2013 11:54:38 AM
I liked the look, I didn't like the price tag. So I made it myself. It's super easy and barely requires any sewing skills (it needs to be removable so it's not stapled on, just a few stitches on it).

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2  Re: What can I do with a metal veggie steamer in What the heck can I do with THIS? by LizzyEU on: August 10, 2013 07:45:34 AM
Late and you've probably already used it, but:

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3  I'm calling it - "the horrible sea monster"-soap. in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by LizzyEU on: August 03, 2013 06:35:19 AM
First batch of cooked soap. I was heating it for a few hours in a pan au-bain-marie in another pan. Then removed the soap and left the pan for a bit. Then I had fun for about 2 hours trying to remove the one pan from the other: they vacuum-locked to one another. Eventually I managed.  Roll Eyes

50 grams of shea nut oil, 150 grams of coconut oil (the previous two: tried to make shaving cream according to a website recipe but apparently there are two kinds of coconut oil: the kind that melts at room temperatures and the kind that doesn't; mine melted hopelessly so I wanted to re-use the oil) 500 grams of soy oil and 100 grams of peanut oil, plus some essential oils and colorant at 8% leftover fats (deliberately didn't mix it through, wanted it to be spikey; didn't want it to be crumbly though! I don't know what happened - maybe I cooked it for too long, maybe it needed more water? The foam is watery, bubbly - not so much creamy. Fairly conditioning for the skin though.

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4  Re: Painted sheets in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by LizzyEU on: April 21, 2013 02:46:24 AM
How's it holding up in the laundry? I've got an ikea bladvass (see below) and I was thinking of coloring it at one point.
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5  Lamp shade from paint bucket lids & textile in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LizzyEU on: February 17, 2013 09:00:48 AM
Got bored and made this. Could've been neater if the material were ironed, but that wasn't an option at that time.

2 lids from paint buckets cut-out, wrapped in a textile band and stitched. Paint mixing sticks glued on, scraps of iron wire attached with stitches.

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6  Re: We want to see!!!! Completed Projects Links! in REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING by LizzyEU on: February 10, 2013 05:53:38 AM

Garden spade out of old frying oil bottle.
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7  Gardening spade out of old plastic bottle in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by LizzyEU on: February 10, 2013 05:51:44 AM
Garden spade out of old frying oil bottle.

Inspiration from here: http://cdnimg.visualizeus.com/thumbs/f9/bd/functional,green,plastic,bottle,recycle,reuse-f9bdeb7535e3b3dc34cbe12165a70fbb_h.jpg

Click here for bottle suggestions: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=131713.msg4980116#msg4980116
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8  Kitchen towel + bandages = apron in 5 minutes in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LizzyEU on: February 05, 2013 11:00:54 AM
Cooking tomato soup in a white cashmere pullover, I realized I didn't have an apron and that I did need one.

So, what does any normal person do? I've no idea, I'm not a normal person! Grin I pulled a towel from the clean laundry stack and found bands in a matching color, which turned out to be sports bandages. Since those were 69 cents per 5 metres (cheaper than ribbons), it's not a waste to use those. Cut, pin and sew with a sewing machine. Cheaper than a new cashmere pullover OR a ready-made apron. Pics below.

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9  Ironing board re-cover in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LizzyEU on: February 03, 2013 09:34:18 AM
It's only marginally cheaper than getting a new "Jll" one from Ikea, but Ikea isn't exactly around the corner from me  Roll Eyes, and I did have the stuff necessary for this lying around.
When I took off the foam, it literally fell apart to dust. I've no idea how old the board was originally, my mom had it for as long as I can remember before giving it to me when I moved out (and I suspect she got it out of the trash when I was a kid, and re-covered it, cuz no way did we have money to buy new stuff then).

Besides, about 1/3rd of the polarvide fleece blanket is left. I was using that polarvide fleece blanket before just on top of this one, to iron on, so it shouldn't melt.


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10  Re: Lotion Bars in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by LizzyEU on: January 26, 2013 09:31:01 AM
I just tried this but I'm thinking it needs more beeswax? I'm not sure, mine are very soft. Like cream. Maybe that's cuz I used olive oil?

But they're nice for burst lips and hands at this time of the year...

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