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7181  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Melted Record Bowl and Bound Album Cover Book on: September 04, 2008 05:41:32 PM
Well, I know it's been done a million times, but this was my first attempt, and I'm tickled with how well it came out. I needed a quick birthday present for my musician sister-in-law for our family get-together tomorrow night. So, a stop at the local thrift store to nab a few albums, a quick check of a tutorial and the rest is history.

In a fantastic fluke, the bowl melted into a triangular shape with very well formed "ripples." The second photo shows the bowl a bit better. And then, I took the cover and used my Bind-It-All (which I've had since Christmas but finally had a chance to try recently- so much fun!!), and trimmed a bunch of graph paper (I hadn't intended to trim the paper, but I goofed with the BIA and had to trim the covers down a bit).

So, here is the lovely "Hooked on Classics" gift set!

7182  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Herb Garden Markers on: September 04, 2008 04:01:31 PM
Oooh! You just gave me an idea for my sister's Christmas gift! She makes pottery, so she can make a set out of stoneware, but I can make her a DIY kit with: a small set of alphabet stamps so she can stamp her own plant names, a template to cut out the shape of the marker, some seeds, and a gift certificate to a local nursery. Then, I can pack it in a flower pot! It'll be the perfect complement to the 5-gallon bucket garden caddy she's also getting.

Thanks so much for posting this- you've totally inspired me! Cheesy
7183  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: One for Me, One for You Gallery on: September 04, 2008 03:54:58 PM
Wow! I really like the colors of shirts that you used! And, I like the 2-color effect on the light blue bird shirt. Very nicely done!
7184  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ SEPT on: September 04, 2008 02:51:21 PM
Thanks, yellowduckie! Now, when I get to it, it should make more sense. You rock!
7185  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: .:Days of the Week Undies Gallery:. on: September 04, 2008 02:47:48 PM
taz- fantastic job on the undies! Love the skeleton hands and the RHPS lips! And, the days of the week in her native language are just brilliant! Now, I want to make a set with the days in French... not that it's my native language, but I took 6 years of it and French undies would be funny!

Great job!
7186  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Recipes Mini Swap! Sign-ups CLOSED Send by: Sept. 2 on: September 04, 2008 02:30:06 PM
Those crocheted fridge magnets are very cute! And, I received today from aspatria! She made me a magnetic bookmark for the cookbook of recipes from this swap! She did an amazing job with the embroidery- her stitches are so neat!

Thanks so much aspatria! I'd say your first swap was a success Wink

Here's the link:
7187  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Summer Reading Swap Gallery on: September 03, 2008 06:12:57 PM
I've only read one book so far (the Anna Pigeon book), but I loved it! I'll be getting to the others as soon as the back-to-school madness goes away... if it ever does Wink
7188  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: GRANNIES DAUGHTERS CROCHET SWAP R1 (CLOSED) Sendout-10/13/08 on: September 03, 2008 03:05:19 PM
I just sent in my info!

And now, it looks like I'll have to go back and read the entire thread to pick up any tips and tricks...

I'll probably get started this weekend...
7189  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: One for Me, One for You Gallery on: September 03, 2008 02:57:53 PM
Now, those green placemats would match my dining room perfectly! And, the necklaces are cool looking!
7190  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ SEPT on: September 03, 2008 02:55:51 PM
I'm trying to catch up. I have now done first 4 squares and 2 fillers.

And you'll probably get caught up before me. Wink Can't wait to see your squares- if they are as lovely as last year's set, I will be jealous!
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