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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Petite refreshed seat! on: November 12, 2010 03:24:13 PM
I lucked out and grabbed this fab chair from a friend of mine. The stars aligned, I moved into a larger space and she was moving cross country and had to toss some things. Woohoo!

The chair is a great shape but was in need of retouching.

Here's what I came up with.

The legs have some really great detailing!

And this is the before

I'm REALLY happy with it and am working on my next, albeit much larger, refinishing and re-upholstery.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: J Darko , or epic 2 and a half weeks of circles on: February 01, 2010 04:19:51 PM
I love it! The color looks gorgeous on you too.

My only thought would be to take off the black straps and replace them with a different fabric (as I'm assuming it's too heavy to stay up strapless.) Maybe a lace that is a similar color to the rest of the dress? I find the black straps to be a bit distracting.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stupid Bubblegum - oil fire damage on: February 09, 2009 03:31:03 PM

The hands been dumped in a bowel of icewater for a bit (until my fingers turned blue) and then I put bio oil on (I love this stuff, it actually works and doesnt reek like other healing lotions Ive tried!) plus Ive taken the night off work so my work gloves dont irritate the skin.
Im going to have to search for this magic eraser thing you all speak of, hope Fresh Choice have them!

My advice is to not use Bio Oil. Products containing oil are not good for burns. It's best to use something like 2nd Skin moisture pads, not sure if you have them there: http://www.amazon.com/Spenco-2Nd-Skin-Moist-Burn/dp/B000GGI618

I'm sure you would be able to find something similar to this. I used to use these when I did glassblowing, major accidental burns!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Dumpster diving turned garden sculpture on: January 02, 2009 01:07:34 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm really happy to have it, it was a great gift!

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Dumpster diving turned garden sculpture on: January 01, 2009 04:16:04 PM
My sister's boyfriend makes metal sculptures out of pieces he finds in junk yards or dumpsters. He made an elephant for my sister last year and I've been bugging him to make something for my garden. So for Christmas I got a tin man! His body is made of two shovels, his face of a toaster oven tray, two spoons and a butter knife, his arms are two whisks from an electric beater. He's going in my garden as soon as the weather turns!

He doesn't have an account but I wanted to share some photos with craftsters:

Here is the creator with my new little friend!
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Questions About Hairstyles! on: December 16, 2008 04:01:13 PM
Have you thought of something asymmetric? I have about the same texture hair and was growing it out of a pixie. I got super bored with it around the length you have too. so I got something like this:  http://bosshairstyles.com/images/gallery/women/alternative/lg/39.jpg

I can wear it wavy or curly and it looks great. If the weather is cooperating i'll go for straight. I LOVE the cut.
7  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Cookie issues - with sad little pictures. on: November 01, 2008 04:56:38 PM
As opposed to the amount of butter, as Avian Flight mentions, it might actually be the temperature of the butter (or the shortening, or whatever) when the cookies go into the oven that makes the difference.  I remember seeing on one of those cooking shows on the Food Network (I think it was Good Eats?) a discussion of the perfect cookie, and one of the tips was to make sure your butter wasn't too soft.  I think I somewhat proved this fact to myself once when I over-microwaved a stick of butter to soften it, ended up with completely melted butter, and my cookies came out of the oven much thinner than usual.

Since you kind of need to soften the butter so you can mix it in, you could try chilling the dough for maybe ten minutes before popping it into the oven.  This will give the cookie dough enough time to solidify in the baking process before the heat of the oven causes the butter to become runny.  Don't over-chill, though, or you'll end up with the opposite problem:  tall cookie mounds that don't bake all the way through in the center.

I was going to say the same thing! I have made the same mistake of microwaving my butter and the cookies came out completely flat.
8  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing on: July 17, 2008 04:45:11 AM
It's not even 8am and you having me craving carrot cake, for shame!

it looks so delicious  Grin
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Questions About Hairstyles! on: May 08, 2008 07:43:49 AM
I've always loved this cut and I'm so tempted to go for it but I too am at a growing out stage. maybe it's something you can draw ideas off of?


Also, love these. . .

10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Questions About Hairstyles! on: May 05, 2008 01:43:31 PM
Jillie, I've had some luck looking at bosshairstyles.com Also I occasionally google the french terms for short hairstyle/cut  Shocked
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