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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / a cover for my Kindle on: July 17, 2010 06:36:21 AM
I finally broke down and bought a Kindle.  I'm saving a tree, right? Smiley

So, I had to make a case for it...

I made a "book mark" to hold it inside:

I was going to make just the screen vinyl, but am glad I decided to make the keyboard visible too:

I just used different colors of embroidery floss (and a button hole) for the buttons/5-way on the sides:

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Gift Card Box on: May 09, 2010 03:55:22 PM
I made this gift card holder for my partner's mothers' day gift.  After I finished it, I was so happy with it!
I used this template:
and cut out the picture from a thank you card I had...

Now I just want to make a million more Grin
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / ball markers on: August 02, 2009 11:15:52 AM
I posted this here because even though I used them as ball markers for a golfing friend's birthday, you could make them into anything really.
I couldn't think of anything to make for my friend's 50th birthday.  She has money and rich friends that can buy her whatever.  Anyway, I made her some golf ball markers:

these 3 I painted by hand:

here's a shot of all 8:

I just glued the wood discs to plastic golf ball markers I got at the golf shop.  Now I'm thinking I could make magnets and stuff too...

Thanks for looking!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Call to all witty crafters!!! HELP! on: July 19, 2009 04:46:40 PM
My friend is turning 50 in August and I need help with gift ideas. 

She is an independent mother of an 19 year old, who loves wine, and golf.  She doesn't HAVE to work, but does anyway (as long as it doesn't get in the way of her golfing). 

I have made her a clutch and jewelry in the past, but as I don't get to see her that often, I'm not sure she uses them.  I'd like to make something whimsical, since I couldn't afford anything that she may really want.

My current idea is to make a few things that will fit in a small box - kinda like a Art-O-Mat thing. (http://www.artomat.org/guidespop.html).  I have a little kaleidoscope that I thought I could personalize-stuff along those lines.

5  COOKING / Dessert / Yes, They ARE Sumo cookies! (pic of cutter added) on: May 24, 2009 08:47:48 PM
thanks to everyone for all the comments!  I had fun making these guys  Grin
I noticed that the blue for their belts was a little wet when I applied it, and of course they bled into the skin part as they dried.  I think next time I may try and make the belts out of fondant.
Anyway, here's a pic of the rice press I used as the cutter.  For some of them I added the topknot, some I just left.  I think they are recognizable either way (?)

I made these today and want to know if you can tell what they are, or if it is just my strange brain that thinks they look like what I think they look like.  

Thanks for looking!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Free-hand cutting fabric... on: January 12, 2009 02:52:28 PM
Does anyone else just lay the fabric out and cut it?  Sometimes I use an existing piece, or maybe I'll Frankenstein some patterns together. 
My question is, sometimes I'm really happy with what comes out, but am unable to replicate it because I just sort of fixed things as they came up.  (That's not a question!  Embarrassed
So, does anyone have a solution for making something that was cut free-hand again?  Does anyone else even do this?  Should I just be happy with the one-offs that come out good?  (That may be too many questions! Embarrassed)

7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / metal repair tape: first attempt on: October 13, 2008 07:55:32 PM
So, I was looking around and found this:


I ran down to the local hardware store and got me some metal repair tape!

OK, I have no die cutter, just my trusty exact-o knife, so be kind:

tags I made with wood tags and cardboard I cut out:



These are 1/4 page cards I am thinking about using for Holiday cards since they will fit in those envelops for 1/4 fold printed cards
I used hot glue to make the images:

A Mum I paint a lot

A birdy

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I couldn't find the permanent ink refills that enola called for, so I just used a permanent pen and wiped it off really fast...


8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Is this Decorating? on: October 11, 2008 01:07:05 AM
So, we have lived in this place for 6 years - owning it for about 2.  I still cannot get the bathroom faucets off!  Ok.  Only tried a little...  They are really stuck!

The Cold side was missing it's "C", so I decided:  We already know which side is HOT and which side is COLD, so:

My coworker gave me a bunch of pins with cute characters on them.  I had no idea what to do with them - until now!

At least I don't have to see that damn screw everytime I wash my hands now!  I'm sure lots of others have done something like this and would love to see!  I started thinking of all the things you could put in there!  Beads, rocks, little drawings, pics from a magazine...

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 2nd try Clutch on: October 07, 2008 12:07:32 AM
I needed to make a birthday gift for a friend.  I wanted it to be nice, so decided to make a practice run at it first:

and gave it to another friend.

Here's what I came up with after that first trial run...

I made a flat bottom:

and it's reversable:

And the friend I gave the prototype to was happy too!

Thanks for looking! Grin
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Carrot Dog on: October 05, 2008 06:32:57 PM
I made a carrot costume for my little guy!

Don't ask me why!
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