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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My favorite corners on: September 29, 2007 04:01:09 PM
nice!   I kind of like the color; i like the intensity but can see that it might get a little dark feeling after a while.  It makes all of your things pop out so nicely, though, like the apple and the beatles. 
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Anatomical Hearts, Deep-Sea Fish, and Large Cartoon Trees... on: September 29, 2007 03:58:49 PM

here's a link to the colors they still have, amor_fati.  30% off, too.  Smiley
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Anatomical Hearts, Deep-Sea Fish, and Large Cartoon Trees... on: September 29, 2007 01:01:42 PM
(p.s. cinnamon teal ... that's why I put the fishes in the livingroom, as opposed to over the bed or something  Wink)
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Anatomical Hearts, Deep-Sea Fish, and Large Cartoon Trees... on: September 29, 2007 01:00:21 PM
 Smiley  Wow, thanks guys ...  the winters here are pretty grim, so the manboy and I figured we'd better make the place nice and bright for when it gets grey and miserable.  I think we've achieved success.

amor_fati  ... I think when I bought the fabric it was called "Giant Trees" or something like that (cryptic, I know).   I bought it at Superbuzzy.com, majorly on sale, but I know they're out of that particular colorway.  I think they have it in shades of blue and maybe with a black background too.  I haven't seen it elsewhere, but you might find it if you searched around; it's printed by Yuwa fabrics, and is from their..*checking* ... "Northern Europe Collection".  I have just under a yard left and am having palpitations trying to decide whether to save it for the perfect project down the road, or make it into a skirt or something to enjoy now.  That always happens to me with fabric.
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Anatomical Hearts, Deep-Sea Fish, and Large Cartoon Trees... on: September 29, 2007 11:58:29 AM
... are in my apartment!   Cheesy

I moved (again) into a new place with this guy I know (okay, it's my boyfriend of eight years) and when we got here, the walls were this weird baby-barf yellow/brown, with a darker shade of it for the trim.  How inspiring.    Anyhow, the walls are now a sweet aqua-y turqoise, the open kitchen is red, and the trim is white.  But here's some special projects I did to make the place a little more personal:

#1.  My heart on my wall... (half-wall between kitchen & livingroom)

..drawn with pencil and then painted with acrylic. 

#2. There's a pantry/laundryroom off the kitchen that needed to be covered, so I made and put up this curtain, sewn from my favorite fabric in the history of fabrics; sweet Dr. Seussish trees from japan.

#3.  I found these shelves at a thrift store for a dollar.  They're really shallow, and therefore perfect for little sewing stuff to have right in front of me at my sewing table.  Increases the likelihood of me actually putting stuff away when I'm done with it (generally near to impossible odds against)...

#4.  My favorite part!  I "bought" these images from matty8080.etsy.com, from Matty Cipov, who freaking rocks. Anyhow, he sold me the rights to use the images on my curtains (as opposed to selling me the physical prints), and I put them on curtains that I bought at Ikea...




I love them.  I love that they look like they're facing off when the curtains are closed  Cheesy .   I had to trace the images onto cloth (transferring attempts failed), and then I cut them out, backed them with more fabric for opacity, and sewed them in place. 

There you be!  Now you're more intimately acquainted with my apartment than my mother is.   Wink
16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Bjorn, the Beaver/Unicorn on: September 25, 2007 08:28:58 PM
Yeah.. hard to go wrong with a little dude called a Beavercorn, certainly.

His accent is a little hard to decipher.. I think he has a bit of a lisp.. or his teeth are kind of in the way  Cheesy

I definitely think he's a symbol of MY canada.  Plain old no-horned beaver? Pshh.  Move over.
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Bjorn, the Beaver/Unicorn on: September 22, 2007 08:32:25 PM
Need a girl say more, about a Beavercorn?  Not so much.   Cheesy

18  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Little Red Geryon (monster with wings) on: July 07, 2007 01:27:49 PM
Thanks guys! Smiley
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: halter dress and sweatshirt tank top a go go on: July 07, 2007 01:26:42 PM
Thanks heaps, everybody..

slowwukwai - the sweatshirt lining is actually that nicer quality terrycloth kind of feel, and it's cotton, so it's in fact perfect for summer - it doesn't make sweat sit against your skin like poly fleece would.    Making a sweatshirt into something new is one of the easiest recons, because that type of fabric is really forgiving and doesn't show little bumps or flaws the way woven or t-shirt fabric sometimes can.  You should try it  Wink
20  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to magnetize a board? on: May 18, 2007 02:16:00 PM
Magnetic paint should work fine as long as you put enough of it on - the thicker it is, the more iron you'll have and thus the stronger the magnetism.   

I wouldn't buy galvanized sheet metal if you're going to cover it in fabric - galvanized metal is quite expensive, and the coating on it isn't great for you so you need to be somewhat careful working with it and would be wasted anyway by covering it.  If you want to just buy a piece of steel that'd work.  Plain old mild steel (which is what most sheet metal is) is plenty magnetic, and you can buy it in any thickness you want from paper thin on up.  You can bend or sand the edges to get rid of sharpness, drill holes in the corners to screw it to a wall, whatever you like.  It's not the cleanest stuff to buy (since it's usually for industrial or construction use, and can have millscale etc. on it) but it's no big deal.   Good luck with it   Smiley
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