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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / need help asap! on: May 01, 2009 02:15:23 PM
Sorry this is so rushed, but I really need some advice.

There was a death in the family this past week, and the funeral is tomorrow (Sat) morning.  A few years ago, we had some of the rose buds from the funeral wreath preserved at a local florist.  They've since shut down and no one else in our area does them anymore.  The buds are still in perfect condition (slightly darkened in the past 8 years) and look to have been preserved with some kind of waxy substance.

I've used my google powers to the extreme but can't decide on:
-drying with silica gel
-dipping in glycerine and then drying
-dipping in paraffin wax (which may or may not last long)

Does anyone have any feedback on this?  I'd need to know soon, as I'd probably start the preservation process tomorrow afternoon after the memorial service.

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Passport Save the Dates! (Picture-Heavy) on: January 30, 2009 11:59:09 AM
Holy geeze... I love this.

My boyfriend and I are having a smallll wedding in April.  He's British, I'm American, and we're doing it here since I have members of my family who can't travel.  (Unfortunately, none of his can make it either, so we're going to have a party in London.)  Anyhow, I was wanting to send something (an announcement or whatever) to his relatives in the UK and Spain, and this is exactly what I was looking for!

If it's alright, I'd like to maybe borrow your idea and alter it for my own purposes!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Owl Collage Madness! on: December 24, 2008 05:43:42 AM
Wow!  These are too cute and really inspiring!  I may have to try this out with owls or with other animals!   Cheesy
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Shnazzy diet journal on: December 22, 2008 05:21:14 AM
That's really sweet of you!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Neil Gaiman makes me cool. on: December 20, 2008 10:39:05 AM
Love it!  Makes me wish I had a ceiling fan... I've got great panels from The Crow and Ghost World!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: our KITSCHY apartment!! old louisville,ky [MUHCO pics] on: December 20, 2008 08:33:55 AM
OMG... Love it!    I wish I could afford an apartment in Old Louisville.  They're so nice!   Grin
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Juno shirt goes from flab to fab! on: December 24, 2007 06:24:47 PM
What does it say on the first shirt?

It's nice that you were able to get it to fit ^^

I really want to see that movie - but how did you get a free showing? And a free t-shirt to boot? =O

LOL.  well, I didn't realize it, but the first shirt pic is the before pic... only I'm wearing the shirt backwards by accident!!! whoops!  Either way, it says "That's one doodle that can't be undid, homeskillet!"

http://rsvp.foxsearchlight.com/RSVPSystem/screenings.php?MoviesId=55  you can find the free screenings there--though it looks like they're pretty much over.  I accidentally found it and happened to get lucky with one in my neck of the woods.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sweetest gift ever (Img obese) on: December 24, 2007 04:33:30 PM
So my boyfriend flew in for xmas, and I didn't really think he was "crafty" at all, until I got my Christmas Eve gift today.  He took a journal that he bought, along with some scrapbooking supplies, and made the prettiest journal I've ever seen!  Seriously.

the front.

closeup of the front

The inside flap

closeup of the inside flap

every so many pages, there's a sweet quote pasted in.  Love it.

But yes.  Horribly impressed with my lil britty boy!  The Queen mother is definitely proud of him!
As am I... maybe I'll finally get my butt in gear with my short stories!!!

9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / gift for the best friend and her man... IMG heavy on: December 24, 2007 04:27:31 PM
I meant to post this a few days ago, but with the British boyfriend in town and dealing with family, time's been a bit hard to come by.

So for my best friend and her boyfriend, I purchased a horse and carriage ride through downtown Lousiville in their new Cinderella carriage--white and in the shape of the pumpkin, with purple-ish christmas lights woven around it.  Very pretty. 

Only problem was--had no way of giving it to them creatively.  Then, I thought of this:

A cast iron Cinderella carriage.  I attached a pretty little note to it giving the time and date of their ride.  But then I needed something to put it in...

voila!!  A gorgeous handmade box fit perfectly--and she could re-use it!

She loved it!

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Juno shirt goes from flab to fab! on: December 24, 2007 04:15:51 PM
So I saw Juno for free the other night, and they were handing out free shirts as well.  Hurrah!  So they were your standard unisex tee sizes, so the original looked like this:

Note the sad face.

So with some minor alterations, the shirt went to fitted and cutsie!


Oh, and Juno absolutely rocked my socks off.
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