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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Smelly Smelly Candle on: August 02, 2005 09:35:46 PM
I was wondering if anyone had any tips for making a scented candle not as strong. We bought a candle from Pier 1 for our living room- and it is the absolute perfect color to match the decor- but the problem is it smells like cheap men's shaving cream. It doesn't smell that bad when it is lit, but the odor can be overwhelming when you sit near the coffee table... any suggestions?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Painting window panes @ school on: August 24, 2004 04:12:35 PM
Back in high school we used to paint some windows for homecoming.... anyways to make sure the paint was easy to remove- we'd mix tempra paint and dishwashing soap. I can't remember the proportions, but it was a good amount of soap.... but nowhere near half and half.....
anyways it made it pretty thick so you could get a good layer on the window.... come time to clean up it come right off with a razorblade.....

as of ideas of what to paint.... I always thought it would be cool to recreate a piece of art... like Van Gogh's  Starry nights.. I think that would look cool on a window...

good luck!
(sorry I love elipses)
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: eyelash yarn help on: June 18, 2004 10:21:13 PM
I hate it too! It looks really cute in a finished project, but I got so sick of it after knitting over 10 scarves (out of the eyelash yarn) for christmas presents!

i'd fluff it too, also it seems the more of it you use the puffier and better it looks. Maybe if you did the edging once, and then went back over it one more time...
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: sleepy time(princess) mask now with tutorial!!! on: June 18, 2004 09:58:53 PM
that is such a good idea.. not to mention way cuter than the ones you buy in stores! I've been hooked on the sleeping masks for the past 4 years,(now I can't go back!!!) and I've always just bought them from the stores... now I'm thinking of making my own!

I did re-purpose one of my old fabric masks. It was a really cheap (cheaply made) one from Target. I cut two slits in the top of the mask and slid in my gell eye things. (you know how they have eye masks made from the gel material and you put them in a fridge... y'a know, I can't figure out what exactly to call them...hmmm...) I used mine that were just two circles that fit perfectly over only the eyes, instead of a full mask. The fabric mask was only two layers of fabric, no stuffing, so it was easy and the gel "patches fit perfectly..

So now I can roll over without losing the cold eye "patches" (having to lay in one position got sooo uncomfortable!) , and the layer of fabric keeps my eyes from getting too cold!

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Tissue paper wall treatment on: June 16, 2004 10:16:36 PM
My roomates and I did something similar in our dorm room the past year. It's slightly different though. We just put up the full sheets of tissue paper with carefully placed doublesided tape (Tape= no bleeding). We cut around the doorways and air ducts, and it turned out pretty nice. We got a lot of complements.

We only did one wall because it was a lot of work... not to mention paper!

It stayed up all year with few repairs. Your's looks much better- I like how it was looks kinda smooth and shiny.... but the tape is a temporary solution to a very bland room.

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Summery Placemat Purse on: June 14, 2004 11:31:12 AM
seapj- that sounds cute!
I'm not sure exactly how strong the handles are, but they seem to hold all that I put in my purse. They are attatched in a very simple way. They are just sewn on the outsude of the purse. It's just one straight line attaching the ribbon at the top of the purse. I left a little extra ribbon and tied it into a pretty knot. I'm sorry if that sounds confusing.... I think it does...it's actually really simple.... I wish I had a camera to show it- it looks really cute...

good luck!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Summery Placemat Purse on: June 10, 2004 04:40:25 PM
My Aunt just sent me the cutest summery purse, and after she bought it she realized that it was just made out of a placemat with a little ribbon for handles.

It's really cute, and totally quick and easy, with very little sewing involved...

1) You kust fold the placemat in half and sew up the sides
2) Square off the bottom
3) Then attach some wide ribbon for the handles.
4) Decorate! My aunt embroidered (sp?) an  "L" on it for me!

Have fun!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hmmm... Paperback possibly? on: June 10, 2004 04:27:33 PM
I wish I did have a picture! I am one of the few people left in the world without a digital camera.... Cry

But I am in the process of looking for one ( or at least borrowing one) so eventually I can post a pic.

Till then, maybe I could draw something.... it was pretty easy to do...

Good Luck!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hmmm... Paperback possibly? on: June 07, 2004 05:38:54 PM

Thanks for the Ideas and suggestions!

I tore out all of the pages, and then I glued the front and back covers to a couple layers of an old diet coke box, then I just made the flat bottom part out of the same cardboard and covered it in purple polka dot fabric. I guess I kinda assembled it the same as the rest after those steps.

After a lot of cardboard and hot glue- the purse was finished. I am actually surprised how sturdy it seems to be! Smiley
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Hmmm... Paperback possibly? on: May 26, 2004 04:46:25 PM
I love all the posts about the book clutches/purses and I reallly really want to make one- unfortunately I can't find any hardcover cooks that I actually like. I know I could cover them with fabric but I really like the ones that show the covers...

So I was thinging of possibly using a paperback book..... do you think that it would be possible to reinforce it enough that it would be sturdy enough to hold things....

I've been going through the basement and I found all my books and magazines from when I was younger....
The best find was a "Choose your own adventure" book- it think that would make a cute clutch!

Please let me know your ideas/suggestions!
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