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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Oh, I'm so ashamed!!!!! on: February 15, 2016 12:35:06 AM
Hehehe... I've got a mixed Cocker-Dachshund dog (at least these are the recognizable parts) who looks a lot like a somewhat shrunken Spaniel. We use to joke that "there's a dead dog lying around" whenever we clean his fur from the carpet. Maybe I should really get around to FELTING that dead dog out of his fluff... Cheesy

22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Retro Dress. on: February 15, 2016 12:31:19 AM
Whow, that's great. And that beautiful pattern on the fabric! AND that perfect accent fabric! You really did a good job.

If you'd like to hear a trick concering zippers: I always close the seam where the zipper has to go with a running stitch. Then I baste the zipper under that seam, making sure the opening of zipper and seam are right on top of each other. Then I just sew over left side and right side of the seam, pull out the running thread - voila, nearly invisible zipper.

23  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Owl Lamp Repaint on: January 25, 2016 12:25:37 PM
That's really great. This owl has so many colors, but it does not look over-colored. Everything blends nicely, and the green-red/rose makes a wonderful contrast.

24  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Studio Ghibli/Disney Inspired on: January 15, 2016 12:17:58 PM
Hey, my kids all guessed them right. I'd say you did a great job!

25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Questionable Quests: A Harry Potter Game on: January 08, 2016 01:43:05 AM
Oh, my, this is SO GREAT! Can't understand how I missed it the first time around... I'd totally rocked it. Aw, I'll rock it anyway!

26  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: 3D Printed House on: January 04, 2016 10:54:59 PM
Little houses!!! 3D-Printer!!! *gets into a fit* WANTWANTWANT!!! Sooooo adorable!!!

27  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Upcycled Planters on: December 01, 2015 03:35:39 AM
Great idea! Now just go hang that thing - if it crashes on you, you can still tell your brother that this helps you blend in at the great zombie apocalypse... Cheesy

28  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Snow Gauge on the Clothesline... Why Not? on: September 26, 2015 10:16:34 PM
Hey MistressT, that's cool. I'm wondering too: 4 feet of snow? You expect that much regularly?

Steiconi: It's a good thing rain doesn't pile up like snow, cause 14 feet would be called a flood, wouldn't it? Wink

29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: With an Untangled Skein - Yarn Organization (many pics) on: July 12, 2015 10:31:15 PM
Whow, that's really great!

By looking at your pics of the tangled drill I thought immediately: you need a cap for the tip of the drill. Instead of just placing that cardboard disk at the end of your spool-to-be, how about using one of that cardboard tubes (part of) that's big enough to fit over the end? Close one end with that disk you already have and put it over there, open end first, so it covers anything between your end-of-spool and the body of the drill. No gaps for thread to get tangled into. And if it tangles on the cardboardtube, just brush it off.
Speaking of, you even could make some tiny little cardboardtubes just fitting your dowel. You fit them onto the dowel in the drill, spool your thread, get your regular spool, fit a wheel on one end, then match it to the drill and gently push the cardboardtube with the yarn onto the final spool, put a second wheel onto the open end - spool done, tool ready to go for more.

And for the toilet paper stand - you just need something HEAVY on its foot to keep it down. Or use the handle of a door to put your big-cored-yarn onto - they are not likely to give in so easily. Cheesy

30  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Two plastic 3D heart boxes on: May 01, 2015 03:37:11 AM
If you're into lighting, get some small  battery powered LEDs and light them up! Maybe put a slogan on them: You light my heart?

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