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« on: September 18, 2011 01:02:38 PM »

Meet Our 2Q2011 Home Sweet Home Featured Member - Mara Macabre!

This quarter's featured member is from Germany. We love the Nightmare Before Christmas Pyramid she shared with us and want to hear more about it!  We're pleased to announce this quarter's featured member is Mara Macabre!

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am 25 years old and live in a small town next to Hamburg in the north of Germany.
I am a Medical Laboratory Assistant and work in a hospital in Hamburg.
In my free time I spend a lot of time with my boyfriend (we are together since 8 years), with my 4 cats, my friends and of course with crafting.
Even as a child I handicraft a lot. At the present day it is an important part of my life.
I have been sewing my own clothing since I was 16 years old and so proud to wear my selfmade clothes and jewelery.
I love it to try new crafting techniques and to get one's inspiration from all the creative minds out there (especially here in these and other creative communities).

What was your inspiration for making the Nightmare Before Christmas Pyramid?


When I was a child, I found a Christmas pyramid on a bulk garbage. It was old and broken but I repaired it and give it a new paint (white with a lot of glitter, I was 13 years old   Grin and well, it looked .... different  Wink )
But I never got the idea from the head to moulde a new special pyramid from an old pyramid.
10 years later my mother give me the pyramid (which was old and cheap) and because I love the Tim Burton style I tried to style like my favorite movie.

What was the most challenging aspect of making it?
Hmmm, well a challenging aspect was to retain the static. The pyramid was very cheap and full with paste. I deglutined the parts with warm water but the wood warped a little bit. And the figures of Sally and Jack were too high so I had to extend the pillars.

Do you have any tips for someone wanting to redecorate their own Christmas pyramid?
A comfortable starting situation is a Christmas pyramid which is not full of paste.
You can deglutined the parts in warm water, I started to saw apart when my mother give me the tip with the water. And the decoration for the pyramid should not be too heavy, papier mache is perfect, otherwise the pyramid doesn't rotate.

Where is it now?
In my living room  Smiley

On what other boards can Craftster members find your work posted?
You can find my work on the clothing board and home sweet home. But I made a lot of jewelry and I would love to show you soon.

What's your favorite item on Craftster created by someone else?
Ohh, there a sooo much awesome items.
It's to difficult to choose only one.
At the moment I fell in love with BirdBones fantastic Burton Bathroom Its so amazing, I would die for such a bathroom   Grin
« Last Edit: September 18, 2011 01:05:59 PM by MissingWillow » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011 02:58:18 AM »

wow ! awesome thing i like all picture..

« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011 02:22:53 PM »

oh my gosh!  I  LOVE that hoodie sleeping bag!!! I've got a little 2 pound Chihuahua that would probably never come out if I made her one.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011 09:24:25 AM »

Home Sweet Home Featured Projects 3rd Quarter 2011

Crafty Housewares: General

Crayola Wall Art by Summer6061

You used to change a diaper on THAT? by coloringmyworld

Interior Decorating: Completed Projects

My New Blue'n'Yeller Bedyroom! (You will die from picture intoxication)
by Chocolate_Jo

From Pow to WOW! Tons of pics by craftewoman

Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects

Making the best of an ugly deck: Gardening on the roof by batgirl

Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects

Puppy's First Birthday Party! (a whole litter of pics!) by TheMistressT
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011 07:03:19 PM »

Oh wow! Thank you so much!

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