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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lemon scented soda can tart melts on: November 08, 2008 06:11:27 PM
Haha I still don't get it. What happens with the wax after it has less/no scent?

HA!  Yeah, I sort of don't get it either but my mom's obsessed with them so *shrug*.  I've actually kind of hated these things since childhood when a burner tipped over and spilled on my bare leg giving me quite the nasty burn Cry  I guess that was my lesson for climbing on the counters Embarrassed  I have to admit, they do make the house smell really nice though but once the smell is gone...it's just wax.  I guess you could recycle the wax again by adding more essential oils or extract and you could probably consolidate them and make a candle if you wanted.
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: tape measure broach on: November 07, 2008 10:34:32 PM
AWESOME IDEA!!!  I just finished putting together a sewing kit for my niece for Christams and this would be a great way to decorate her wrapping!  Thanks for the inspiration  Grin  And anyone whose wondering how to accomplish this, I think this video will help http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Shaped-Ribbons/  It demonstrates how to create traditional gift bows with a stapler, ribbon, scissors, pins and a pin cushion.  I can hardly wait to make one!
23  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Swedish Love Knot on: November 04, 2008 10:35:04 AM
Thanks for the feedback!  I finally showed my fiance the pictures and at first he didn't realize that I had made it.  He thought I was just showing him a picture of what gave me the idea and said it looked professionally made Grin  Hopefully, his grandparents share the sediment and like it as much as everyone else seems to!
24  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Stella the draft stopping snake! on: October 31, 2008 06:26:05 PM
wow that is very cute!
I made one (not as cool looking) but I used clay cat litter  to fill it, which was only $3 for 15lbs. I suggest a liner if you use the cat litter cos it can be a little dusty. but works just as well as rice.

HA!  I had racked my brain for an alternative to the rice that would be cheaper and briefly thought of kitty litter!!!  But I had decided it mighty break down and flake out so I decided against it.  Not once did I think of putting in a liner Embarrassed  Great idea!
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Swedish Love Knot on: October 31, 2008 06:15:28 PM
My fiance's grandparent amazingly just offered him and me his great grandmother's engagement ring and even suggested that I have it reset if I wanted (which I'm hesitant to do since it's a family heirloom...).  I say amazingly because they have only met me on one occasion, which was over 6 years ago, well before him and I even became a couple!  Anyway, I really wanted to get them something wonderful for Christmas as a way to show my appreciation.  Since I know so little about them, however, I decided to make them something related to their Swedish heritage.  I tried to find some traditional dessert recipes and in the process stumbled across the Swedish Love Knot http://www.geocities.com/heartland/5658/swedish.html, and given the situation, I thought it was perfect!

I also knew that they both graduated from the University of Wisconsin  (where they live now) so that is why I decorated the knot with red and white flowers (the university's colors).  Let me know what you think!  Do you think they'll like it??
26  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: $13 Anchor(wo)man Ron Burgundy Costume on: October 22, 2008 07:34:01 PM
oh now thats awesome!! did u stay in character quoting him every chance you got? i would have lol.

favorite quotes:

"The human torch was denied a bank loan."

"I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party."

Haha--yeah those are good ones!  His inflection totally makes the human torch one hysterical!

And yeah, I was totally in character for the majority of the night (I ended up pretty trashed by the end of the night so I'm guessing I slipped up some then Undecided )I actually practiced impersonating him at least a month in advance and my friend said I was creepily accurate, which I took as a compliment!
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Short cute poem needed! on: October 22, 2008 11:10:43 AM
I am making this Victorian note holder http://www.allfreecrafts.com/homemade-gifts/victorian.shtml for my sister this Christmas.  I am almost done with everything and am still undecided about what to write at the top.  "Please leave a note" seems so generic to me and I was hoping to put a little two line (4 line max) poem instead that conveyed the same idea.  Unfortunately, I am struggling to come up with one on my own Huh  I figured I'd ask my fellow craftsters for some advice!  So anyone have any cute/quirky/funny sayings (not necessarily poems) that would work better than "Leave a note"?  Thanks!
28  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Stella the draft stopping snake! on: October 22, 2008 10:44:54 AM
Thanks everyone Grin  I think the second one will come out much better since I learned a bit making this one.  But it was still super simple and I think a cute gift idea.

I really need one of those. Right now I'm just using a rolled up towel. A cute snake would be much better.

I bet you could even convert a towel into something similar (the website above also demonstrates how to make a dog as well), which would save you from having to buy the rice and tights.  I paid $8 for the rice (I needed twelve pounds!) and $5 for the tights, which isn't bad for two but I know how tight people are with money right now so...just a suggestion.
29  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: $13 Anchor(wo)man Ron Burgundy Costume on: October 18, 2008 08:57:50 AM
It does get funnier, doesnt it?   One of my faves was, "oh come on now, dont act like you're not impressed"

" I killed a guy with a trident!!" Grin Grin Grin

YES!  "Milk was a bad choice!"  I declare this movie a classic Grin
30  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Stella the draft stopping snake! on: October 17, 2008 03:25:08 PM
I saw this craft project on http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11565 and just had to make it for my mom and sister for Christmas!  So cute Smiley  It's a draft stopper, which, in case you've never heard of one, is placed across the bottom of a door to stop air transfer/heat loss from a room.  So it's basically a form of insulation to block the gap between the door and floor.  The tute called for a pair of opaque women's thighs but I couldn't find one in any patterns/colors I liked, plus they all seemed so thin in comparison to kids thighs so..I used kids  Cheesy Grin

I dubbed her Stella!  It seemed to fit and I'm a dork so...yeah.

She came out kinda fat so for the other leg I think I'll sew her thinner before filling her with rice Undecided
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