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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Chef Key Hanger on: July 30, 2008 09:29:38 AM
Thanks guys!!  I'm trying to do my cabinets by gluing images to contact paper (live in a rented home) but for some reason I can't get them to stick to the contact paper.  Trying out different glue now.  Thanks again!!

I really like the three chefs from the cows.  Those cows were creepy.  Just staring at you accusingly while you chew on your cheeseburger...*shudder*  Love the idea though.  My kitchen is done in birds (like song birds etc..) I may have to borrow your idea a bit!!
I now what you mean about the cows...I'm ALWAYS on a diet...my diet though I eat whenever I'm hungry. Tongue  So, having cows in the kitchen would make me feel guilty...they wouldn't STOP me from eating but they'd make me feel guilty.  {I'm a serious carnivaur (sp?!?!)}  You mentioned your birds and it immediately brought to mind like a fairyale scene.  It must look great!!  Like that 9 to 5 movie when she's mixing the rat poison with the coffee.  (I know, I know, not the NICEST thing, but it's one of my favorite scenes because of the birds singing and flying around). Grin
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Chef Key Hanger on: July 24, 2008 10:49:41 AM
I've been wanting to do chefs in my kitchen for the longest time but the few things I found round my way were always a lil outta my price range.  At the beginning of my search I DID find a toothpick holder for $1 and a cutting board for $3.  Then I found a towel/oven mitt set for bout $5.  Great, huh?  That was all I found so I decided to take things into my own hands.  hehehe

No offense to anyone, but I don't like cows.  I mean, my fave drink is a nice cold glass of milk, and those mooing clocks are cute, but the whole kitchen full of cows?  Nope, don't think so.  Same for roosters.  Down here it seems ALL kitchens use cows, roosters, or fruit cause it's mostly what I've found.  After I started doing my kitchen I found the coffee theme which is cute AND I saw less expensive chef things, BUT it was that shiny porcelain which I don't really go for either.

I bought some stove thingie covers...forgot the name and gave them some chef images.  I bought a cow plaque for about $3 or $4 and gave it a new coat of paint, some chef pics I had seen and loved (Sassy Chef by Mara Kinsley), and key hooks.  Now I'm working on a switchplate and images for the cabinets (I moved in about 2 months ago and the kitchen is smaller than in my prev apt and the cabinets are no only dull but not in great condition).

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: New In-Depth Pouring Resin for Photographic/Graphic Jewelry Tutorial on: July 14, 2008 09:49:25 AM
Have always wanted to try resin but always thought too much and though I see it IS along process it's seems simple enough.  Thanks so much for the videos.  I can read and read. but sometimes I just need to SEE.   Grin  Great vids!!

EDIT:  Never seen EasyCast round my way but was able to order online....now...to wait.... Undecided
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Business Question on product searching...a lengthy story on: May 07, 2008 04:49:18 PM
Thank you guys for all your advice.  I think I may leave the toys for our next store in Old San Juan.  HAHAHA  (A joke between the dh and I -OSJ is fairly expensive but it's okay to dream isn't it?  Wink Grin)

little button - Yes actually the decor I was going to make myself.  Photoshop some images to look cybernetic and other things like wall art.  I also wanted to give an opportunity to artists in the community to sell their items from the store.  I'll exhibit them in the lounge and have them price it however they wish.  If a customer comes in and is interested in purchasing it, then it would be their sale.  I'm still figuring out how to arrange it (you know for the docs and stuff) but I think it would be a cool opportunity for artists that may not be able to exhibit at a museum or art gallery or event.  In PR the 1st Tuesday of every month OSJ has Gallery Tuesdays but I don't think people actually see any exhibits.  I had to take an art apreciation class (well it was a requirement for school but I love museums and am into photography so it was cool) and now that it's ending I thought of having an exhibit in the lounge.  Of course not just any art...I can't imagine a mom and kid eating sandwiches while looking at a photo up a woman's skirt. hehehe  (recently saw at a museum)
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Business Question on product searching...a lengthy story on: May 07, 2008 10:33:50 AM
yeah...if they didn't cost $40 each I probably would but I still don't know of anyone who'd spend $40 on something to change it Undecided.  I also probably would if it was just one...but I need quite a few.  Thanks anyways!!
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Business Question on product searching...a lengthy story on: May 07, 2008 09:53:50 AM
From the beginnning right quick...was offered a school supply a little while ago but when I went to go see everything seemed old and used and a couple of the equipment needed something or other fixed.  I had already had some money but decided against it, especially sionce the area had 2 other school supplies.
So, then I decided lemme do my own things, with "dh" (not legally).  I of course wanted to set up my own boutique (LOOOVE clothes...and bags...and shoes).  But honestly, there are a lot of those round my way....and even so many have come, and many have gone...so not the best way to invest, huh?

So, I loooooove computers (if not where would I have found Craftster?  Wink ).  So down here, meaning the whole island of PR, there's a couple of cybercafes.  In my city, there were none.  So, I decided to do that, one because it seems to be taking off, two there are still a LOT of people that don't own their own puters, and three people gotta eat.  And trust me, people here eat A LOT. Cheesy  So, were searching and researching and would you believe, a cybershop opens up before we do.  Of course dh and I went over to stake out the place but wouldn't get in because they had late hours.  What we DID see from peeping in through the windows was that it had a more formal-like feel to it.  I wanted more of a sit-back and relax feeling.  So, we then decided to check out the other cybershop we know of which is out of our city in a touristis area.  Not only was it tight (I didn't go in...I get kinda claustrophobic sometimes though I may've been okay in there)...they didn't really offer food.  So, we decided ONWARD!!!   Grin

We found a nice place, at first I thought it may've been too big, but after purchasing began and whatnot I feel it may be too small BUUUT we went to other foodshops (what-a-word) and they also seemed small but where comfortable enough.  We're basically gonna be a sandwich/coffee/cyber shop.  We'll also offer smoothies, pastries, as well as computer services such as printing, internet, scanning, faxing, ummmm...retail (flash drives, etc.)  The feel for the whole things is CYBER.  hehehe  We got names for the ladies (the puters) and we have a separate lounge area in case you want to just come in with your laptop to study.  Okay I don't know how you guys feel about shopping but I LOOOOOOOVE it...even if it's not for me, I can be one of those personal shoppers, just spend spend spend!!!  You'd think I'd have a closet full of new stuff but I actually don't.  Though I admit, my crafts room is a mess (besides the fact that I'm currently unpacking from a move).  Anyways, one of the things I'm most into is that I get to decorate the place myself.  I told dh you're in charge of everything that goes on in the kitchen, we share Admin, but I decorate everything.  Isn't that like heaven?  Which is where you guys come in (finally, huh?)...

I found some cool things on other sites and they sort of gave me ideas of what to do.  One of the things I'm having trouble with is frames.  The kind you'd put photos in.  I've been to a couple of stores here and they're soooooo expensive.  I'm looking for normal plain black frames.   Unfortunately what is apparently "in" is brown so we''ve been having a hell of a time finding black things, especially frames.  Do you guys know of any trustworthy sites maybe, or a store, or maybe even a way to make them.  Oh yeah, we have no Joann's, Michaels, Lowe's, and Home Depot is kinda sucky.  Just in case.  We have Walmart and Kmart though!!  Roll Eyes  hehehe

THEN as we were talking about the menu, dh made me a sandwich...actually half a sandwich (I'm not much of a sandwich person I go to the sandwihic shop and ask for buttered "water" bread "almost burnt please"...I thought no kids will be able to finish this...so I decided I wanted to offer a kids meal.  DH says of course he had already thought of that.  So, later when we were at Mickey D's as I opened up my Happy Meal (yes, I still order those)  I thought I want a kids meal in a box with a toy.  So, KidsBox (still pending) is supposed to be in an actual kids box.  I didn't find one to go with the shop but I found these adorable kids meal bags, like when Mickey D's runs out of Happy Meal boxes (does that happen over there?).  You know with the games printed on them.  They're gamer-like (did I mention we're also going to have like chess sets and a 360?)  and they're adorable.  Other prob:  Can't seem to find a toy that's small yet not so small a small kid can swallow it.  I've been searching online and novelties seem very small...I found these plushies that are about 3" tall, but honestly they look like someone  ran them thru super hi on the washing machine.  Others are way too big for a meal toys (6"-8").  I thought of monthly items also or seasonal ones, but even those seem too big or too small.  Do you guys have any ideas of places I can search?  I've tried Oriental and another one that skips my mind right now, but they seem more like Chuck E. Cheese's prizes that kids meal...oopps sorry Kids-Box. Wink 

I'd really appreciate any help you guys can give.  And if I posted this in a wrong section please lemme know!!!
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Foreign Exchange Swap Round 2 Send by 02/26/07 on: February 19, 2007 10:02:47 AM
I have the worst prob..........can't find a freakin box!! Shocked  I kinda didn't realize boxes while craftin...Looks like I'll also be crafting my shipping box Undecided.  And no, they don't fit in the post office boxes.  oh well...next time I get the box first.   Wink
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing with Satin.. Need Help? New problem........... on: February 18, 2007 09:28:01 PM
Your best bet is to hand sew your hem.  You can use...darn I'm not sure what you call it in english but it's like lace ribbon (w/o any frills, just plain flat) and use it as if it was bias.  It'll give you a nice finish to them hem on the inside.
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Foreign Exchange Swap Round 2 Sign Ups:Jan 8- Jan 29 (Send out: Feb 26) on: January 29, 2007 09:11:00 PM
Ok I know I dditn finish sending out partners but I got a test to study for and im breaking my head trying to pease everyone but its impossible, there will 1 US to US send out, im sorry but weve got no choice!

PS Where was that brightEyes_PR??? that sounds like Ciales! LOL

Chico, no Ponce.  Never again...unless it's for Las Justas...but don't even think so either.  Wink
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Foreign Exchange Swap Round 2 Sign Ups:Jan 8- Jan 29 (Send out: Feb 26) on: January 29, 2007 05:42:29 PM
my hubby and i have to travel from one side of North Dakota to the other in two weeks, so we're gonna make a dvd of the cross state expidition with all the tourist traps, etc.  and i currently live in the biggest city...so veiw of it and life here at the begining of the trip followed by life on a farm back at my home town!  plus brochures, and a bunch of other rockin stuff!
the guy that keeps following me around and I had gone on a "road trip" about a month or so ago, and I wanted to videotape the whole thing to put it up on my space and I was very excited about the whole thing....se we decided to go ghetto and simply get in the car, drive and stay at a motel.  Little did we know that round our way there are motels everywhere...but not where we went to.  We had an experience.  Mind you the videotape never made it up cause most of the time I was whining what an awful place to live at cause there was nothing to do nor nowhere to crash.  I guess it didn't help that they had apparently new roads that didn't show up in my old map, plus I think I got jipped on some quenepes.  oh well...  Wink
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