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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Deep Map Swap on: September 28, 2009 06:10:06 PM
I've been reading a book by William Least Heat-Moon, entitled Prairyerth (a deep map). In the book the author explores the idea that there are many layers that are not seen about a location by just looking at a map. They often tell us topographical information but there is a history there.

What if someone organized a swap where we had to create a deep map for someone. This could either be organized so that we stalk/do research on our partners location or (not as preferable) if we did our own to share? I would rather do it for my partner and possibly let them know more information about where they live.

One possible idea would be to create an album for the other person and possibly some other kind of craft.

You could include parks, museums, history, maps, possibly a history of their house(difficult but sometimes possible through record searches), restaurants in their area with pictures. The idea is to make their map alive.

What do you think? I can't organize it because I do archaeology and am on the road constantly. I live in Florida was in Illinois last week...Kansas and Oklahoma this week. I would love to be in one though.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Sticking decoupage on: February 11, 2007 10:36:50 AM
I was just wondering if those of you that do decoupage have problems where once you have put a final coat on, and it has dried, that things stick together and when you try to seperate them they stick and rip? I was just wondering because I am having some problems with using a decoupage medium on wood. They seem to be fine...they don't feel sticky, in fact the finish is nice and smooth, but when if they items are stacked on top of each other or get warm they stick and then subsequently rip. What kinds of medium do you use? Have you had those problems. Maybe there is a better way to seal the project. If you have any ideas let me know.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Milkweed pods on: November 02, 2006 12:17:53 PM
Does anyone know where I could get some milkweed pods? I have not seen them in Florida. I did see some in Mississippi. Does anyone know of any suppliers?

Thanks in advance
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Crafty Kid Swap? on: April 12, 2006 01:51:26 AM
I was just thinking that I want to do some crafts with my neice(7). I was wondering if maybe she and I could do a swap together. She could craft for another child and I would craft something for mom/dad(Aunt/Uncle, Grandma, etc.). Maybe it could just be a small swap (I am really just a beginner).. Or maybe it could be a swap where everyone involved tries a craft they have never done before. Maybe have a like/dislike small questionaire?

Maybe participants could be paired up with those with the same number of children participating? Or it could be asked in the questionaire whether or not you would be willing to make for more than one.

I know my neice would be very excited about making/sending/receiving something from someone else.

I have never organized a swap soooo if someone was interested in running one....

Just thought I would throw the idea out there...
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New charms/pendants- Betty, Miss fortune, panda, bird, spade, jack on: February 17, 2006 04:20:25 PM
This is the third set I have posted. These ones are coated with polyurethane. I just noticed though that the polyurethane seeped into the corner of the pictures. Sad

I will have to keep working on them. I hope you like them.

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / New bracelet on: February 05, 2006 06:28:32 PM
I just finished this bracelet..instead of watching the Superbowl.

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Most effective glue for paper and metal? on: February 04, 2006 07:33:57 PM
I was just wondering what was the sturdiest glue/epoxy, etc. for applying paper to metal. I need something that works quickly and will not peel off. Any thoughts?
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New Acrylic charms (Ms. Pacman, planets, cat, etc.) on: February 04, 2006 07:30:31 PM
I made some more acrylic charms. I posted some other ones a couple of days ago. Hope you like these.

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Acrylic charms on: February 01, 2006 12:15:00 PM
I don't know how to make resin charms, so I made these instead. A couple of them are double sided so I can choose which design I want  showing. I used the clear acrylic sticker things found in the scrapbooking section.

10  Florida / Florida: Central / My cousin's store sale!!!! Tampa on: January 07, 2006 08:51:55 AM
Store Sale

Date: every Saturday for the month of January

Time: noon - 3pm

SELLING: store fixtures, display racks, clothing racks, mannequins, antiques, nick knacks, men and women vintage clothing, used clothing, hats, purses, shoes, etc., etc. everything must go!!!! - make offers on bulk or individual items.



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