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11  A Gift From My Father [woodwork] in Completed Projects by AGFH on: May 25, 2010 08:40:27 PM
My parents have been avid crafters my whole life (and trust me, that's a LONG time...LOL!) and they taught me to be the same way.

My parents came over for dinner on Sunday and I thought I would show you what my dad brought me. I personally think they are the most awesomest things that ever awesomed!!

Here is the group together:

Here is a better view of the elephant family:

The zebra:

The last one is quite possibly my favorite thing EVER! I collect all things tiki and my dad made me this one:

What are they made of you ask? They are made from the "boots" of a sabal palm. The boots are the old dried up palm frond ends that cover the truck/base of the palm. Here is a pic showing the boots:

He cut them off of the tree, cut them into the shapes he wanted/needed and then painted them.
And I LOVE them.
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12  Birdie Mobile in Completed Projects by AGFH on: April 23, 2010 06:10:46 AM
I made this for my granddaughter's room. 10 little birdies sitting and flying around. My favorite is the mom in the center sitting on her nest.
I made each bird out of scraps of material and then used beads for eyes.
I added the beaded hangings just to give it a little shine and sparkle.
The whole thing is about 2 feet high, plus another foot or so for the hanger. Each bird sits nicely in your hand.

And here is a closer look at the birds themselves:
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13  Sewing Box in Completed Projects by AGFH on: April 10, 2010 06:17:30 AM
This was all made with things that normally would have ended up in the trash.

For this I used an empty Godiva Chocolates box. I decoupaged it with shredded pieces of an old pattern I will never use again, and lined it with a scraps of brown felt. I used a couple sewing baubbles to decorate the top, and it's tied shut with a leftover piece of ribbon that looks like a tape measure. I'll use it to keep small bits of stuff neat on my sewing table. Hope you like it!

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14  A Tiny Bit Of Whimsy in Completed Projects by AGFH on: April 03, 2010 10:16:29 PM
My daughter is redoing the granddaughters bedroom into a woodland type theme. I found these 3 birdhouses at the thrift store for 25 cents each.

After a bit of paint and 3 little birdies I came up with this for their room:

I think they will like them.
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15  Junk Mail Into Art in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by AGFH on: March 20, 2010 07:17:45 PM
I made this for my parents new house.
Junk mail, an old picture frame, paint, parchment paper, a scrap of a light cover film left over from a wedding, foil, wire, etc.

First I did the regular foil and paint wrap on the picture frame and let it dry. Then I wrapped the frames backing board with parchment paper.
Next I drew flower petals on the junk mail with a sharpie marker, making sure to get a variety of colors, and then cut them out leaving the black lines around the edges.
I glued the petals to the light cover film into flower shapes.
Next I wrapped the wire around a pencil to get curlies and glued them to the light film.
When everything was dry I put the film into the frame between the backing board and the glass.
My parents loved it.
Now to be fair I got this idea about a year ago from a large piece of artwork I saw somewhere on the web. Not sure who made the original, but here is my finished interpretation:

Hope you like it!
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16  Seatbelt Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by AGFH on: March 20, 2010 06:58:19 PM
I haven't been around craftster for awhile due to health issues, but I am doing better now and I thought I would pop in to show you my latest project.
Seatbelt straps and an extra set of car badges make one heck of a sturdy purse. The straps are woven together and then the raw edges are wrapped with more straps.
And yes, I do drive a Scion xB. The seatbelt straps match the interior of my car.

I hope you like it!
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17  Yard Sale Score - Lots 'O Pics in Discussion and Questions by AGFH on: August 09, 2008 06:59:00 PM
This weekend was the World's Longest Yard Sale. It runs 600+ miles from Ohio to Alabama. My daughter and I made it about 70 miles before we pooped out.
At one place I found a stash of vintage sewing supplies which of course I had to buy.

Some partially embroidered linens. I'll find something to do with them:

Some old embroidery transfer sheets (full sheets) I will most def use these, but I will scan them first:

Oh look! A tea cozy....how ironic!!!

Paper doilies:

Various bits of laces:

Wooden thread spools:

Patterns and patches. The patches are marked 23 CENTS!

Trim galore:

This is the back of a small brochure. It WILL be framed and hung!!!!

And the really cool part is.......I only paid $5 for the whole lot.
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18  Re: Kisa Project Help in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by AGFH on: February 25, 2008 08:46:37 PM
Go to this site:


Upload your picture and choose a maximum of 3 colors (on the second page)

It will give you a pdf file of the chart. I already ran it through and it gives you a chart with TWO colors.

You will need to use this picture as it is the correct size for uploading:

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19  Re: Painting a room green? in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by AGFH on: February 22, 2008 12:21:59 PM
My dining room is asparagus green and the blinds are a mauvy purple.
Looks great.

It's very calming.
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20  Skyline Lights Art Photography in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by AGFH on: February 16, 2008 09:52:12 PM
Let me start off by saying that these are not my photos. They were taken by my daughter on her last trip up here.

This is the reference photo. An unaltered photo of Cincinnati's Skyline taken from the Newport Kentucky side of the Ohio River:


Here are the "art photos" she took of the same skyline. These are original photos and have not been altered in any way:

I thought they were cool as heck!
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