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« Reply #150 on: January 02, 2013 07:43:11 PM »

Try plain charcoal brickets (not Matchlight or ones with lighter fluid). Leave in the closed trunk for about a week. The charcoal should absorb the odors. Then you can still use the charcoal for its original purpose afterwards without harm.

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« Reply #151 on: January 02, 2013 07:58:00 PM »

PrettyPenguin......poppets - Jack Sparrow, Legolas AND Ariel, oh man, you HAVE TO post finished photos of those!!!!!

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
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« Reply #152 on: January 02, 2013 08:29:34 PM »

This will be my first craftalong. Not sure what all of my projects will be, but here's a start!

1. Crochet cuff scarf
2. Cabins sign for the cottage
3. Stained glass bass
4. Hand carved snowmen/tree ornaments
5. Finish crochet dishcloth - finished https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419200.0
6. Gold leaf paper mache bowls
7. Matroyshka pin cushion
8. Infinity scarf
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« Reply #153 on: January 02, 2013 09:34:09 PM »

I use sealer and/or fixative on my stuff all the time when its cold since I can't get away from the -20C for half the year.  All I do is stand on the deck and spray fast then bring it in to dry.  although sometimes I forget to take note of the wind and overspray my parka, the house siding and my poor deck ;Wink

Yay! Thanks for letting me know that it wouldn't destroy my work. I am going to go spray them tonight!

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« Reply #154 on: January 02, 2013 11:45:35 PM »

I'd love to join in !!!! As a newbie, you may have to give me a nudge (gentle though mind !!) if I err !

So my list is....
1) upcycle some photo frames into magnetic memo boards
2) a gazillion bean bag flyers (tutorial coming soon)
3) at least 7 mini knitted farms
4) 5 pairs knitted socks
5) finally complete my jumper
7) nuno felt dress
Cool long length apron that I spotted on here
9) complete a swap or two (the one month wait is killing me )
10) post up tutorial for upcycled crayons
11) 3 pairs upcycled trousers for my eldest
12) hang up my garden decorations made last year
13) finish 3rd upcycled sweater blanket
14) driftwood beach houses in planter
15) dye up the remainder of my fleece
........... There'll be more I'm sure !


LATEST project - I'm compiling a "handed down" recipes boom and so if I get you in a swap, would you be so kind to find a recipe from your childhood. type it up - if you want to decorate, then please do :

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« Reply #155 on: January 03, 2013 12:20:56 AM »

So I was glancing around the terror that is my crafting space. Everything is stuffed in bags and boxes from when I moved out for college 3 yrs. ago, and it is quite the daunting project to get it organized, especially with no budget for shelves or bins. However, I have this pretty large trunk, which is a horrible green color. It has a pressed wood inside, and I used to store my winter items in it. However, it leaves everything smelling musty. I wanted to use it to store my growing fabric stash, but I'm not sure how to solve this problem. I don't want to have nasty smelling fabric. Any advice for this issue?

Take 3-4 small cups, half fill them with baking soda and a few drops each of an essential oil like mint or lavender and shut them in your trunk for a week or 2 then air it out.  You can take the baking soda mix and pour it in a tightly woven sock and tie it off then leave it in the bottom of the trunk as you use it.

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« Reply #156 on: January 03, 2013 12:57:12 AM »

I have been waiting for this to be put up - so excited to have a way to encourage me to finish gifts, WIP's and things I have wanted to try for a long time

Here's my list so far

hot glue stamp
make my own journal
die wool with kool aid and then knit cardigan
make inchies book
air dry clay plates
ministry of walks stencilled tee
Teesha Moore patch tote ? theme
felt food for work
vintage camera necklace
stamped polymer clay pendants
birthday cards for the year
soda can earrings
make upcycled jacket
sweater clips
middle earth map dress
chevron lace wrap
knit winter necklace
travel mug warmer
Vinelle cardigan
boot cuffs
slouch beanie
ballet slippers
snow bear scoodie
newsboy hat
knitty vest or cardigan
fingerless gloves
knit skirt
accordion wallet
urban threads embroidery
twisted stitches embroidery
subversive cross stitch
Discworld craft ? librarian poppet
use my felt badges
camera bag insert
boxy bag
card wallet
quilt cover for hubby
necklace for grandma
bag for mum
smash inspired book
Alice in wonderland craft
tim burton craft
drops slippers

Everyone's proposed projects look great - can't wait to see the finished products!
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« Reply #157 on: January 03, 2013 02:59:26 AM »

Here's my goals (green is in progress, purple is completed) 34/50 finished - I think!


1. A blanket based on knitting 2 rows each day the colour of the sky (WIP)
January is finished!

February is finished!

March is finished!

April is finished

May is finished!

2. Clay plant markers (finished 31/01/2013)

3. Coffee Syrup from leftover coffee (Completed 20/04/2013)
(frappaccino anyone?)

4. Screen printing - using an old pair of tights and glue.
5. Weave a bramble basket using brambles from my dad's garden..  Or alternatively screens for the edges of my veggy patches.
6. A seed box from a shoe box (Completed 05/02/2013)

7. A huge paper collage art piece.
8. Tie-dye/batik using lemon juice on a hot day and natural dyes
9. A welly stand for my back door (Possibly from wine corks?)
10. To finally dcoupage the drawers I got from a charity shop almost a year ago. (Completed 27/01/2013)

11. A recycled plastic bag liner. (Completed 11/02/2013)

12. Create some colourful pots for my sweetpeas (Completed 28/01/2013)

13. Instead decide to keep sweetpeas in upcycled weave basket (Completed 23/03/2013)

14. Turn the tiny gift boxes I saved from my work's bin into advent calenders before next December.
15. A series of light box artwork using handmade paper.
16. Frosted glass - up-cycle some old jam jars - use for chutney, or collecting coins, or as a vase - who knows?!
17. Get some sturdy branches and decorate to make stakes for raspberries.  (WIP)
18. Really want to try felting at some point, pot holders perhaps? (Completed 29/05/2013)

19. Make book from my handmade paper (completed 27/02/2013)

20. Decoupage frame (Completed 05/01/2013)

21. Up-cycled coasters I've had waiting since last year (WIP from 2012)

22. Fabric notice board (Completed 08/01/2013)

23. Dream catcher Smiley
24. Table runner using bubble print method (Completed 14/01/2013)

25. Recycled Plastic Apron (Completed 24/01/2013)

26. Sisters birthday painting (Completed 17/01/2013)

27. A bird feeder
28. Create some really unique pots (maybe altered books?) for my succulents.
29. Learn how to make bread (Completed 05/02/2013)

30. Up-cycle some tin cans (Completed 09/02/2013)

31. Create goals checklist to keep me on track (Completed 10/02/2013)

32. A summer of flower arranging. (WIP)
Poesy One - June 9th

33. Learn how to weaving a container out of paper (Complete 16/02/2013)

34. Create Sour Dough starter and a risen loaf using it (Complete 20/02/2013)

35. Custom make dress for wedding (Completed 26/04/2013)

36. Learn to Crochet
37. Start swapping ATCS (Completed 08/02/2013)

38. Make book to display received ATCs (Completed 27/02/2013)

39. First doggy haircut (Completed 23/03/2013)
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And another go:

40. Sloe Gin!
41. Flower Pounding (who could resist a craft with such a funny name!)
42. Recycle some of my old jeans (Completed 19/04/2013)

43. Little Visitor project: (WIP)
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week 2:

week 3:

week 4:

week 5:

week 6:

44. Felted soap stones
45. Create calming yoga focal area (Completed 28/05/2013)

46. Create beautiful and productive garden - expand!!
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« Reply #158 on: January 03, 2013 06:05:43 AM »

Argh....I'm working on a long overdue WIP for the challenge (pretty sure it was on my 2011 list! Tongue) but since it's gotten shuffled around so much I spend more time detangling the ball of yarn than I do actually crocheting!  Not to mention that the recipient of the blanket has since moved from Wisconsin to Florida and probably no longer needs a throw blanket, but it's the principle of the thing.  Plus it gets the yarn out of my house.  Wink

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« Reply #159 on: January 03, 2013 07:25:04 AM »

I think I am going to try both the charcoal and the baking soda methods to see if I can get some of the mustyness out of our basement closets...Cheesy  We had a flood a few years ago and even though it was cleaned up, I can still smell it!


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