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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / tips on sewing doll clothes? on: September 12, 2007 06:00:12 PM
i am doing a school project of very detailed doll clothes.  are there any tips for sewing something so small?
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / ART OR CRAFT: WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE BETWEEN ART AND CRAFT? WHAT IS ART...? on: September 12, 2007 05:58:32 PM
i took a found object art course and the primary focus of the class was (besides making art) discussing what makes something art.


my personal opinion, which can be swayed:  Art is something that involves skill, composition, and preplanning.  Oftentimes they are innovative too.  It can take any form, as long as it meets this criteria.  Things that are just cool aren't art, which doesn't make them any less.  Personally, I think that art isn't the overall goal of making something, just one category that an object can fit into.  CRAFT is equal to ART, different, but equal

discussion...?  debate...?
13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / media mania name collage on: September 12, 2007 05:51:47 PM

made as a little side thing for a show i was in at the green street art gallery at yale.  magazines, cardboard. 
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / hanging aROUND-- orb of hangers sculpture on: September 12, 2007 05:49:33 PM

made out of plastic coated wire hangers.  strung on fishing line.  showed at green street art gallery
15  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / tree sculpture made entirely out of stolen silverware on: September 12, 2007 05:47:48 PM
i "borrowed" about 100 plus pieces of cutlery from the yale dining hall to make this.  it was shown in the Green Street art gallery.

sadly it broke while transporting it home from the show.  still, better to have loved and lost than never loved at all......
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Whimsical Plum Bedroom (not for the faint of bandwidth) on: September 11, 2007 05:34:37 PM
Finally got it clean enough to take some (lots of) pictures.  All furniture for the most part was bought at the NOVA thriftstore near my house and refinished by me.  I am not much for photographing rooms, but i guess i will just post a bunch and hope you can get the gist of the room:

Closet curtains made by me, fabric from ikea.  Bookcase from Target.  Chair= from our former family living room.  Desk, painted by me from thrift.

LACK shelving from ikea.  bed area!

old pix on wall


dresser (finished by me)

egress window (im in the basement)

17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Ice Cream Sandwich from Softies (FOREWARD BY LEAH KRAMER!!!!!!) on: September 11, 2007 05:23:30 PM
anyway i work at a fabric store (envy me) and they needed somebody to make a sample from this new book we just got in.  the book looked cute enough, so naturally i volunteered, and to my surprise the book was oozing with cuteness and forwarded by leah!

well anyway, here it is, in all its creamy goodness:

yay for crafty girls out in the real world!

thanks for looking!
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / bathroom decorating ideas needed! on: August 15, 2007 09:19:18 AM
my bathroom has linoleum floors that look very much like wood.
the toilet/sink/shower are all white.
the walls are painted a sage green.

i have one blank wall that can have anything put on it (painting/mural/mosaic/ANYTHING!).  i also could suspend something from the ceiling if you could come up with a good idea?

things i like are nature (flowers, birds, antlers, etc.)  i'm open to anything though, like don't be limited by that.

does anybody have any cool ideas for either:
-cute linens
-wall decoration
-general bathroom decoration
-a cool technique i could use?
-just any cool craft that could possibly go in my bathroom?
19  UNITED STATES / Connecticut / anybody here from explo senior program? on: August 07, 2007 06:56:47 PM
explo on the yale campus?
anyone?  staff or students?
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / messanger bag made from plastic bags on: June 27, 2007 06:51:19 AM

its a combination of sewing and hot glue.  it can hold a dozen or so books.  its fully lined.  ill post more pictures when i have a chance.
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