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« on: March 04, 2007 09:49:30 AM »

this was a gift from my parents and it turned out to be rather good.  Cheesy

i like it because it is a mix of lots of things - some ideas i've already come across (felting) but the projects are inspired! Barbie shoe earings - yesyesyes!!!

i really recommend it ESPECIALLY because you can get it off ebay with "yeah i made it myself" in a partner deal - and they're both super.

>>>   www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Stuff-Alternative-Interior-Design/dp/1904772617  <<<


has naybody else got this book?
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007 02:10:50 PM »

i saw this book at the bookstore and was pretty impressed with it. i should have bought it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007 09:42:01 AM »

i haven't seen it anywhere for sale, i think my parents got it of the net, but i really like it.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007 05:47:14 AM »

I got this book last night at books-a-million for $25.  It's really cool, I can't wait to start making stuff...now...if i could get my sewing machine working... Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007 07:56:32 PM »

Heh heh, I saw this book at the bookstore my boyfriend works at before Christmas. Lo and behold after several hints I received it for Christmas!
I haven't actually made anything from it properly yet though, I keep getting stuck while trying to make the origami fairy light shades Angry Curse my inability to fold paper precisely!
I have started a collection of striped jumpers to make a sofa-full of sweater monkeys though!
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2007 11:31:59 AM »

i made the light shades for my sister's 18th (she asked for fairy lights) but they took an age to make so i only put them on every other light. I think it looks better that way :]
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2007 06:26:47 PM »

they took an age to make so i only put them on every other light.

Aargh! I was getting quite frustrated with them! Do you have any pics of the finished lights?
I think I prefer the starlight lantern though and might try that next. Have you made anything else from the book?
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007 10:02:15 AM »

the instructions are a bit confusing, i've done a bit of origami before so i had more of an idea but i did have to guess some places.

Inspired buy the blow your own trumpet tiara, i redecorated a set of metal hooks to hang all of my necklaces on - i'll try and get a photo because it looks fantastic.
I also copied the unicorn embroidery pattern onto a bag. It was courdroy bag, and now looking back i think i should have done it in chain stitch but it still looks good.

I really want some barbie shoe earings, and a lullaby blind so those are my projects for the easter holidays  Grin

I'm actually suprised that i've got around to do the things in the book because i'm quite lazy, but most of the ideas are quite easy to do in front of the tv, i find.
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2007 10:16:11 AM »

I like the simple shirt with the scarf straps and bow.

I have tons of long, skinny scarves like that, I'm excited to try that one because it can be casual or dressy. Ah, I get excited just thinking about it :-D

I am also IN LOVE with the star light thing. It is amazing, but it looks super complicated.
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