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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pregnancy Belly Cast on: December 13, 2007 08:50:05 AM
That really is so beautiful, I am sure that not only will your sister treasure it. But your nephew will when he is older.

I agree that this is gorgeous.  However, I'm picturing her teenaged nephew being just a little grossed out.  I mean, those are boobs, dude.  His <i>mom's</i> boobs.  :-)
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Labyrinth Worm on: January 20, 2007 11:46:12 AM
Yay!  It's always good to know that I'm not alone in my love for this coming-of-age story or for David Bowie, either.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Meta Mirror - Grandparents kissing! Eww! on: December 11, 2006 04:02:40 PM
I have to see if I can find a photo of them together. Smiley

Make sure you invite her to help you find the picture.  The search and the inevitable stories will help her so much more than the finished product will.  I swear my grandma blushed when she had to admit that his parents weren't home when they took the picture.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Meta Mirror - Grandparents kissing! Eww! on: December 09, 2006 04:49:43 PM
My grandmother unearthed a picture of herself and my grandfather kissing in the mirror. 
I bought a raw wood mirror on clearance for $7 several months ago.  A perfect decoupage combination.

How very meta.

This is the back of the photo where Grandma has written, "Can't stand this stuff!"  I can picture her feeling rebellious for both the contraction and the word, "stuff."

These are images printed out on an ink jet printer.  I used Aleen's Decoupage Glue, which I prefer over Modge Podge.  By itself, it didn't cause the image to run.  When I tried to mix it with water to thin it out, then I had problems.  I only spread the glue on the back but wasn't too fussy about keeping it off the front.  I think I might spray a layer of shellack over it since Windex seems to cut through the glue.  That was lucky since I didn't protect the glass at all.  Any suggestions?
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Woven Ribbon Mirrors on: December 01, 2006 08:56:38 PM
The best sign I've ever seen was at a craft show.  I was young and so can't remember the exact wording but it was something like:

"Everyone says they can do that at home . . . but will you?"

Maybe not so profound, but I've had very few moments of regret because I left something on the table and then did not make the cute thing I intended to make.  I also get the good feeling of supporting fellow craftsters.
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Broke! Need "shabby chic" Xmas gift ideas! on: December 01, 2006 08:47:47 PM
Have all sorts of fun.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: The stupid-ex-boyfriend's-shirt revamp on: November 28, 2006 08:01:35 PM
The best revenge is to make art out of pain.

Nice job.

I've been working on a quilt out of my ex-husband's boxer shorts.  I'm getting close to being done and I'm starting to wonder what I'll do with it once it's finished.  It's queen sized.  Huge!

The lace on your shirt is an especially nice touch.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: R2D2 Beanie Hat (Star Wars) *Now* with link to free pattern/charts (page 3) on: November 28, 2006 04:11:09 PM
Thanks for the pattern.  I can't wait to get started.  I'll have to make one for all three of my brothers or they'll steal it.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Broke! Need "shabby chic" Xmas gift ideas! on: November 28, 2006 03:51:40 PM
Piece together fabric crazy-quilt style throw pillows. 

I just made a decoupage mirror using the same image in several different sizes printed on regular paper.  Family photos would work well for that.

My favorite homemade Christmas present is snowglobes out of upside-down recycled jars, plastic toys, plastic foliage, water and crazy glue.  I got the idea from ReadyMade last year.
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: my Frog Prince Changeling Fairy on Ebay on: November 26, 2006 08:31:39 PM
Whoa my goodness!  That is gorogeous work.  It's such an original look - not derivative of any of that generic high fantasy design.  Nice job.
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