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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / What hardware should I use to hang a heavy thing from my porch? on: May 03, 2008 09:42:10 AM
Hey all!

I have a problem that I hope someone could help me out with.
I have four windows that I arted up and am going to hang on my front porch as a privacy wall. The top beam on my porch that they will be suspended from is hollow metal. How can I hang these heavy beauties? Should I screw a hole in the metal beam and use a wingnut? Will that be enough support? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Happy fetus piece! on: February 03, 2008 02:03:49 PM
I suppose this belongs on this thread, let me know if I'm wrong...This is a piece I did for a recent art show. The show was titled  "I still hate pink:A feminist art show" What a title. The show was put on by some dudes who own the gallery and while I'm glad they decided to have an all female art show, maybe they could of picked a more positive title? Oh yeah and just so it didn't make any sense, all the pieces had to be mostly pink. Ahh well, this is what I submitted, it's adhesive vinyl cut out with and X-Acto knife and mounted to MDO board, then held together with pink string. I really like how it turned out! What do you think?

The piece isn't crooked, I am.
Close ups of each panel. (sorry 'bout the flash)

Geez, you'd think I woulda at least wiped off the finger prints before I took the pics!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Painted tree table, horaay! on: February 03, 2008 01:50:07 PM

This is my first post to this thread! I just recently bought a house and a digital camera so it's on! I am so inspired by this site and thought I would share some of my home improvments as they happen. The first thing I finished for the new house was my dining room table. Someone gave it to me claiming it was a butcher block table. I was so excited to recieve it untill they brought it over and it was fake butcher block! Just an eighties table with laminate that looked like butcher block on the top and ugly as all get out tan leather seats with those weird wicker-ish backs. Blah! I didn't think to take a before pic so this is the only one I can find. It's a pretty good pic of the gross chair on the left and a not so good pic of the table on the right. Also a great pic of the "Ultimate Wedgie". It really doesn't do the fugly justice, but you get the jist:

(Sorry, the pic of the table is really awful)

After browsing on crafster, I came up with this!

The pics aren't so great but hopefully I'll figure out how to take better pictures soon. I just sanded the top, painted the green with latex wall paint, the tree with acrylic, and added 4 coats of sealant. For the chairs I bought black canvas and stapled it to the cushions and spray painted the backs. Now I love it! What do you folks think?
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Please help with a bridal shower gift!!! on: June 07, 2007 07:31:28 PM
I haven't posted in a while but I know whenever I need help with something, this is the place!

I have been invited to a bridal shower and I am at a loss for a gift. I've searched for ideas but haven't found any! The Bride to be is a mutual friend and we have just recently struck a friendship, so I don't know that much about her. I know she is getting married, is funny, punk, mother, blonde, raw, and a true original. I really like her and would like to make a great gift. But I have never been to a wedding shower that was going to be hosted by someone's parents and really don't know the family!

The shower is THIS SATURDAY. I know, I guess I figured I would have it figured out by now. I would love to hear suggestions and maybe I can roll with them.

Like I said, The Shower's I have attended before were easy, thrown by close friends, attended by close friends, involved booze and didn't make me nervous. This one makes me nervous because I don't wanna get her some shit that would offend her parents ( which may not be possible, I don't know them!) and I dont want to make her some lame potpourri ( no offense, potpourri has a time and place, it's not here tho). So any SAFE suggestions that would be original and thoughtful would be such a help! Thank you!!!!

5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / First Stencil! Skirt! on: August 23, 2006 07:40:29 PM
I can't believe I have never done this before! You guys and gals are such an inspiration to me! I plan to do more and promise to take better pics. I did this one for my friend who was in town from Portland, Oregon. I love it, so does she, do you?

Thank you for this site!!!
6  Ohio / Ohio: Southwest / If you love Mendelsons....(Dayton) on: August 21, 2006 01:39:03 PM
If you  go to Mendelsons Liquidation Outlet and see works of art in progress...

If you see an eggshell and think, "I could put some apoxy resin on that and make a sweet necklace...

If you see the potential for art in everything, we shoulda been hanging out months ago!

Okay, so after reviewing this board I see alot of crafsters wanting to get together, but it's not working out for one reason or another and that is just sad! Are we afraid to meet new people? Are we intimidated? Lazy? NO! (okay, maybe...)
I will host a craft party on September 8th at my place. That's 2.5 weeks away! Plety of time to get stoked about it! I live in the SouthPark area if you are familiar, and I will post a flyer if I get responses. Hell, maybe we know each other. (I can imagine folks showing up at my house and us being like, hey, I know you)

So here is a glimpse into my crafty mind: I like to make puppets, handbags, I especially like making anything from found objects, painter, Jeez, anthing really! Way too much to list. I can't knit or crochet, but you could teach me!

I'm 26, proud mommy of a 5 month old, have 1 dog, 5 cats,1 boyfriend, and a partridge in a pear tree.

I'll supply wine, food, and tons of supplies! I work in a sign shop so's I have mad access to banner, adhesive vinyl, acrylic, foam pvc, corrugated plastic, etc....all you have to bring is yourself! optional things to bring would be: a friend, your own drink to ensure there's plenty, and anything you want to throw into a pile for others to get their craft on with. You could walk into my house with nada and leave with a handbag, a screw sculpture, wine lips, and a happy heart!

Who cares how old you are! Come anyway! Being creative knows no age limits!

I will host the party whether or not anyone from craftster decides to come, i know a few folks who would be interested and a few folks who always show up at my house with the promise of food and drinks! But how great would it be to meet some of you?

SO come on! Let me know if you're interested! It'll be freakin awesome!

(I have never made a screw sculpture, but I will if you will)

7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Macaroni Art!!! on: August 15, 2006 12:40:11 PM
Come on, you know you want to...
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