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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I'm Feeling Really Patriotic on: January 19, 2009 05:37:43 PM
I think the first one would fit celebrating the inauguration perfectly and demonstrate pretty much exactly what you're feeling, whereas the second one seems a bit more casual, Fourth-of-July appropriate (because I clearly know everything about American celebrations  Roll Eyes). They are both awesome though! I really like how well all the old ties go together. But if I were American I would definitely be sporting something like the first.  Smiley
22  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Visual Journal By A Really Neat & Systematic Person (Pic OBESE) update p10 on: January 14, 2009 08:06:06 PM
This is an envelope which I put all your comments in. I printed them out from this forum onto coloured card, cut them into strips, and put them in the envelope. Then when I begin to think the whole thing is pointless I can read through them and feel a bit better.

Really, all? Aw, I feel like I'm a little part of living art now  Smiley

The quote on it says, "A woman would do well to carry a pencil in her pocket and write down all the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought are commonly the most valuable and should be secured because they seldom return."

I haven't actually started a journal like this, but I have started a quote book of inspirational or thoughtful quotes that I like that I will be alternating with some pages of simple watercolor paintings. I added this quote to my book just now, pleased it is by Francis Bacon whom I just finished studying in a psych class.

Nice to see you're still doing beautiful inspirational work!
23  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Altered Journal-a-long on: January 13, 2009 05:32:58 PM
This is the end of the song...anyone recognise the famous painting in my variation? Cheesy
Hard to do in watercolours! Cheesy

Seriously? Starry Night in watercolor? You're my hero!
24  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 33 ENTRIES / Re: Wren's Name Book on: January 13, 2009 10:44:27 AM
*steals idea*... but my daughter's name is ursula... are the 2 animals that start with U!!!! lol

I like urchin and unicorn too, but if you're not into the mythical ones you could use this list.
25  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Little paper snowflake ornament (and a larger one too!) - 8 Big images on: December 20, 2008 01:25:13 PM
Thank you everyone  Smiley

Crafty minds think alike!  I was thinking of trying to make a small version of this too.  I just knew it would be a pain.  You did a wonderful job, but Ive decided not to try it, lol.  I have been making a larger version that I am hanging from the ceiling.  I have been using 4" x 4" papers for each "petal" and it is still pretty easy to work with.  I use plain white glue and silver glitter.  They are so pretty.  I am wondering if you could dip these in wax like you can regular paper snow flakes.  Anyone try that yet?

Yup, the squares were 4"x4" for my 'big' snowflake, nice and easy to work with. I'll have to buy some glitter the next time I make some, that sounds nice!

There are two things I want to say to you........

number one: it's gorgeous. I make these on a daily basis, but I make em 5x bigger than normal (One covered a whole wall!)

number two: you're insane. seriously.

but it's gorgeous!

That... sounds huge! Do you have it posted anywhere?
And yes, I'm leaning towards insanity.  Cheesy Is it bad that I still kind of want to go see if they could go smaller?
26  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Little paper snowflake ornament (and a larger one too!) - 8 Big images on: December 20, 2008 04:24:46 AM
I'm a bit of a craft masochist. I see something and decide that it's not nearly small enough, so I scale it down and drive myself crazy trying to get it to work. It took me a good 2.5-3 hours to do this:

(Craftster and/or Photobucket is/are being weird about portrait-style images, so I'll have to make them landscape)

I got the instructions for the non-traditional paper snowflake here. Having been warned by the blog that the end result was "pretty big," and being too cheap to use up six sheets of printer paper just for one flake (though a low supply of printer paper and an impending philosophy paper contributed as well), I made a 1/4th sized version:

Still way too big! (Though it's happily hanging on my closet). Had to go smaller. So I made the 1/64th sized version:

The middle of the small one is a bit wonky, but I'm quite pleased with it. So much so that I feel the need to emphasize the smallness of it and what I had to do to glue the tiny parts together  Wink

Artsy shot for good measure:

Massive post, sorry!  Smiley
These are really quite easy to make if you don't make them so small. I started a 1/16th version and it wasn't very difficult at all (I just thought it was still too big Tongue)
27  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Giraffe 'Scoodie' Variation on: December 19, 2008 01:10:27 AM
I got that it was a giraffe Smiley Very cute! If you would like to make it more recognizable, you could always add some giraffe ears on the side. I don't think aliens or banana slugs have ears  Smiley
28  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Christmas Mice and Larry on: December 18, 2008 11:19:23 PM
I'm still highly amused by this Smiley

...Otherwise you have to sit there and really hold them forever, or um, get a Larry. 

I vote you use this term for all your baking botches from now on.
"How did that cake you made for [relative]'s birthday turn out?"
"Well the first layer came out perfect, but the second one was a Larry."
29  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Christmas Mice and Larry on: December 16, 2008 10:22:54 PM
Those look delicious and very cute, but Larry just brightened my (soon-to-be-all-nighter-for-a-stupid-exam) night. Thank you for posting Larry  Smiley Was he intentional or a bit of a mishap?
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: He made me flowers! on: December 15, 2008 12:57:19 PM
I don't think I've ever seen paper roses before, so I'm pretty impressed!
(I'm anti-flowers as well)
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