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21  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Thread & Ribbon & Beads = A Smell Goody Thing on: January 27, 2008 04:07:00 PM
I made this for a friend on another forum as a thank you.
It is meant to hold pot pourri. You can see in the picture of the back that it is an envelope. It is held closed by a small piece of velcro.
The front was done with an altered found pattern. I originally traced a pattern onto the fabric (flannel wicking) but it almost instantly rubbed off so I had to wing it from there.

It is approx 6"x7" and is meant to hang in a closet or from a door knob.

Not the most exciting thing, and definetely not my taste at all, but it suits her perfectly.
Tomorrow it gets filled with some smell goody stuff and then it will go in the mail.

22  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Needlebook Wall Art - Img Hvy - Now w/ Tut! on: January 13, 2008 08:28:41 AM
Not too long ago I went to the thrift store and found a plastic box full of sewing notions for .50 cents. When I got home and looked through them I found several vintage needlebooks tucked inside. You can probably imagine my squeals of joy....LOL!
I bought (also at the thrift store) an ugly plain smooth blonde wood for $1 and took it home and redid it to my liking. I then made a display of the needlebooks to keep them safe.
This was inteded for my craftroom wall, but my husband liked it so much that he hung it in our front room instead.

Sorry at the amount of pics. I just love it so much that I wanted everyone to see......

Here is the whole shebang (A little blurry):

Here are some closeups of the needlebooks themselves:

And here are some closeup of the frame (which in person looks just like metal):

If anyone would like to know how I altered the frame just let me know.

***Tutorial added below!***

Thanks for all the compliments! That was sweet of you  Smiley

And because Mave asked...here is a tutorial on how to make the frame........

One ugly picture frame with glass and back. Any shape, size, color, or material.
Cording (or beads)
Craft glue (preferably quick drying
Hot glue (Not necessary but helpful)
Tin Foil
Black Acrylic Paint (Though other colors would be interesting)
Paint brushes
Paper Towels/Napkins
Felt (color of your choice)


*Dismantle frame and set back and glass aside.
*Rip off 4 strips of tinfoil slightly longer than each side of your frame and wide enough to wrap frame side fronts and sides.
*Wad up each piece of foil individually (not to tightly)then carefully unwad each piece being careful not to tear it.
*Smooth each pieces of foil flat. It will (and should!) retain alot of wrinkles.
*Cut cording to the desired lengths and hotglue them to the frame in the design of your choice. You can also use flat beads to embellish your frame. Hot glue them on as you desire.
*With a paintbrush "paint" one side of your frame with white craft glue and wrap the corresponding piece of fooil over the front and side. Carefully press the foil around any cording or beads, again being careful not to tear the foil. Continue with the other 3 sides.
*Allow foiled pieces to dry.
*Cover back with felt or other material of your choice. I wrapped mine like a present and hot glued it to the back. There is no glue on the side facing the glass.
*When glued foil is dry paint one side completely with black acrylic paint making sure to cover all of the foil. Allow to sit approx. 30 seconds then wipe paint off with paper towels or napkins. Wipe off as much paint as you need to get your desired metallic look. Continue with the other 3 sides. The paint will stay in the recessed areas of the foil and the wiping will allow the silver of the foil to show through. Allow to dry.
*After everything is dry reassemble your frame....making sure to trim any access foil off the inside and back edges (a razor knife works great)...also make sure to clean off any fingerprints off of the INSIDE of the gloass wefore you put it together  Cheesy I had to take mine apart again to clean it. Roll Eyes
23  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Jumping On The Candy Wreath Bandwagon on: December 03, 2007 12:43:30 PM
I saw all of the other candy wreaths on here and I just had to make one for my husbands office.

I used a 15" wire wreath that I got at the thrift store for 50 cents. I used 7 rolls of multi-colored ribbon that I also got at the thrift store for $1.50.

I bought bags and bags of minature candies to attach to it. I used a hole punch on the candy bars and threaded the ribbon through the holes. For the mints and tootsie rolls I simply tied the ribbons around the ends. Then I tied everything to the wreath.

All went well until I was finished. It's too heavy to hang on a wall! WAY WAY too heavy....LOL!

A tip: try not to do this with a two year old by your side. It's hard to explain to them why we can't eat all of the candy ourselves.

Here is a close-up:

And here is the finished wreath:

24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My First Nifty Scarf on: November 20, 2007 11:21:42 AM
I made the plunge and bought a couple of those neat knitting looms.
I used the smallest wooden loom available at Hobby Lobby (Knitting Kreations), I think it is a 2.5" loom.
I used two skeins of Bernat Frenzy (Black Blast) which is mainly black with a mixture of blue, green, yellow, purple, etc thrown in for good measure. I also added ribbon and beads to the ends to clean it up a bit.

It ended up being about 10' long and wraps around my neck 4 times and then hangs down to my waist.

Not the most spectacular of scarves but I am very happy with it.
The coolest part was that everything was on sale. I also got the rectangular loom and am going to tackle it next.

Sorry the pics aren't so great but I am one of the worlds worst photogs.

The scarf:

The ends:

Any ideas on how to make them better?
25  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / The Find Of My Life! on: September 22, 2007 07:51:18 PM
I went to an estate sale in a "not so nice" part of town today.

I found a perfect condition Singer sewing machine that works flawlessly. It's a model 15-90 and was made in 1946. It is in a beautifully designed deco style cabinet with the original stool. When I looked in the drawers all of the feet, the original oil can, and the original manual were all there!

The cabinet is currently an ugly butterscotch brown, but I am going to remedy that soon.

I will post before and after pics.

And what did I pay for it you ask......$20....yes......TWENTY DOLLARS!!!!

And BTW, does anyone know where I can get a replacement light bulb for it?
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Uncle Samingoes on: July 01, 2007 10:18:31 AM
Some of you may have seen my Easter Bunnies post here:

Well it was time for a clothes change, but there is no 4th of July forum in the holiday section so I guess I will put them here. If I mod feels it should be moved....feel free.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you........

Uncle Samingoes!

(And yes, my neighbors do think I am a loony)
27  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Where Should I Put This??? on: April 10, 2007 06:34:15 PM
I am in the process of making a rolled paper tube purse. It is made up entirely of magazine pages and put together kind of like a log cabin. All I have left to do is spray varnish it and attach the lid to the body.

Now where on earth should I post it.

Purses General?
Purses Reconstructed?
Paper Crafts General?
Paper Crafts Recycled?
Miscellaneous Completed Projects?

28  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Easter........Bunnies???? on: March 30, 2007 01:55:23 PM
OK, no one ever said I was normal....

29  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Easter Egg Wreath w/ Bunny on: March 06, 2007 02:17:40 PM
I made this today.
I hate glue guns.....hate hate hate!!!!
I have a bun blister on the pad of my thumb, and I burnt the skin right off of the back of my index finger.

Pay no attention to the bow.  Cheesy

30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / First Post - melted bead bowl on: February 09, 2007 03:01:52 PM
Hi all. I've been lurking around here for a few weeks and figured it was time to say something.

I've seen so many fabulous ideas on here that I didn't know where to begin! I finally decided to go the melted bead route and this is what I came up with. Crap? Any good? I have no idea, but I like it!

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