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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Jazzy birdhouse on: August 05, 2010 04:32:52 AM
I've had this birdhouse for over a year and finally decided to do something with it. I drew on black lines with a felt tipped pen and then painted each segment in a different coloured ink. The whole thing has been water sealed. However i am planning on using it as decoration indoors.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / 36 boring frames ( lots of fotos) on: June 09, 2010 07:25:33 AM
Ok so I collect 'stuff'' small plastic things, odd earrings, parts off my old clock. If its small and cute its 'mine'  I also visit the recycling center quite a lot that has lots of stuff which is factory waste................Its dangerous place for the creative amongst  us.

For years I have been adding to my stash and decided I had to 'do' something so i went to Ikea and bought 36 small boring frames  5 x 7 inches in size. I wanted to make each frame decorated in a different way using not only my stash of stuff but also the ideas that have been buzzing about in my head for a long time.

I call this one Amsterdam beacause i live in Holland where there are millions of bycycles....

side view of bicycles

work in progress

completed and on the wall

I covered a piece of MDF in a sheet of tin from the recycling center and then attached a small piece of tin to the back of each frame with some small but very strong magnets and so I can rearrange the frames and remove the pics and put new ones in etc.........

Thanks for looking and any comments or tips are very welcome. Cheesy

3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / locker type keys on: August 03, 2008 12:02:07 PM
Hi I have maybe a 1000 locker type keys all of which are exactly the same. Anybody got any ideas other than mobiles............ I have tried to cover a disc of mdf with them all splaying out from the centre but its harder than it sounds to get the spacing just right.

I'd appreciate any input as I have had them more than 2 years and they are very heavy  ( i know this having moved house twice) :-)

Thanks in advance
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Mobile using metal scraps on: August 03, 2008 08:02:11 AM
Ok so I used to work in a factory making coffee machines. They threw a lot of metal to the recyccling place and I decided as some of these metal offcuts were nice shapes I'd take some home.
I had an old light fitting and so together with the piecs of metal and lots of jump rings which I also scavenged from my old employer I have a garden mobile.

After more than two years I have finally made something from some of the pieces.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Stuff made out of leaves /foto obese on: June 05, 2008 04:39:50 AM
Not sure this is in the correct place but these things are for INSIDE not in the garden so I put them here.

A few years ago I made loads of stuff out of leaves, pine needles and twigs. The college project said use only natural stuff so I took that to mean no glue or string etc.
I made collages by using patchwork quilt techniques btu sadly have no fotos but I also made loads of 3D stuff. I used pine needles to 'stitch' the leaves together and the twigs I simply pierced one through the other and then I also used horse TAIL hairs which are sort of springy/elastic to construct the forms.
anyhow here are some fotos. Its a great thing to do with kids because all the stuff is free in autumn/fall and when these forms dry they retain their form and colours. BUT THEY DO BECOME VERY FRAGILE SO NEED TO BE HUNG HIGH UP OUT OF THE WAY.

fotos are blurred cos they are fotos of fotos. check my slideshow for a few more pics

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Made a lamp out of my collection of glass headsNEW FOTOS/christmas lights on: November 26, 2007 01:23:40 PM
Ok so I collect heads made from ceramic. glass  and rubber/plastic. I've had this idea rattling around for a while now.
I bought a 2nd hand set of narrow shelves and painted them the same colour as the wall so that they would sort of disappear. Next I got some lights and placed one glass head over each lamp. The fotos are not great but you get the idea......

So whadaya think??

The last foto is a little unclear but i took it without using the flash so you'd get more of an idea of how the colours really are. The other fotos are a little bleached out due to the flash.

Any feedback will be very much aprreciated.
I HAVE ADDED THIS FOTO WITH THE HEADS IN A MORE SYMETRICAL ORDER, MAN HEAD, THREE BUDDHA HEADS AND THEN ANOTHER MAN HEAD...........because of the colour mix this it the best option at the moment but I am working on it..........Gonna buy me a blue head.

7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / keyring hangers/ phone jewellery on: September 16, 2007 01:37:13 PM
Got carried away with making felt things and have made these small hangers for phones or keyrings etc....

cant say my felting technique is any good but i love working with it. i ahve tried doing flat things like scarves and stuff but have failed to make anything 'good' yet so I like to embellish small felt balls with beads and found objects............if anyone has any advice for me please post it. Many thinks jodilee

8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Accidental butterflies on: September 16, 2007 01:32:14 PM
Hallo, I am sort of new to felting and am sort of self taught. I made these balls of multi coloured felt and then cut them in half. Fortunately some of the balls were misshapen and when cut in half formed these lovely butterfly shapes which I have enhanced with antennae and a beaded body. Oh yeah they have a pin on the back so you can wear them as a brooch too.

whadaya think??
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted chainlink necklace on: April 15, 2007 11:05:57 AM
I saw this idea some place and thought I'd have a go myself only mine is knitted and the one that inspired me was felted. I'm going to keep going and makes it longer and longer so that I have a scarf by next winter Roll Eyes

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Butterflies n hanger thingies! IMG HEAVY on: April 15, 2007 10:35:18 AM
Hallo everyone I have been making these butterflies and 'hangers out of felt for a while now and am trying to get the confidence up to try and sell them. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO whadaya think??? Are they saleable??

the butterflies have a real brooch thing on the back and trhe hangers come supplied with small gold safety/diaper pin.







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