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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Exterminate! Free Dalek Pattern on: September 29, 2012 01:25:34 PM
So awesome. Details are hard, you sure did a great job!
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Mr. Moose - needle-felted animal on: September 09, 2012 10:44:39 AM
Love your Mr.Moose! SoOOoOo cute Smiley  And I think the colors look very nice the way they ended up.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Kaleidocoat - Multicolor Multimotif Striped And Hooded Hippie Crochet Coat on: September 09, 2012 10:35:10 AM
I had to chime in and profess my new found love of your work. This coat is incredible and your other work is equally awe-inspiring!  What kind of yarn do you use for your projects? They are so vibrant!
Thank you for making such fabulous work and sharing it Cheesy 
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: How to use up Peacock feathers? (W/out the pretty "eye" part of the feather :/ ) on: September 07, 2012 12:51:24 PM
I have been mulling this one over, myself. I hate using the eye's and having a whole feather (practically) left over.
So far, my best ideas are to;
Turn them into a small, shimmery nest.
I just trimmed a thin-ish section about 6" long. Then 'broke' the spine, gently as to get it to bend into a circle. I decided to wrap it with some sparkly floss thread, just to add dimension and cover the white spine part (a tiny bit of hot glue helped the ends stay down) and make sure you let the shiny feathers hang as far out as you can manage as you wrap. Basically now you just make a small wreath out of it... bend it into a comfortable circle (should be easy since you gently broke it before) and keep looping one end through the center, until its round and you have used it up. Then wind/weave all the feathers in (I added some extra feathery bits for fullness). I recommend a smallish gauge crochet hook for the last part.
You can trim the feathers off the spine altogether. Just that shiny strand is fun to accent things with. Glue them into bunches and hang them out of fittings (or wrap them with floss and seal with nail polish or glue) for earrings, pins, pens or really about anything for some subtle feathery flashes. They also hold their shape well when applying glue or similar coatings.
I actually painted my nails a while back, then when it was still a bit wet, pressed a bit of feather strand into it and sealed it on with a clear top coat. I was impressed at how neat it looked!  Cheesy
I had no idea other people had the same problem as I did with these things Tongue
Hopefully you can come up with some fun things to do from here!
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