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Postby Rei » Sun May 23, 2010 6:47 pm

Wow, those flowers are spectacular.
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Postby elfprince13 » Sun May 23, 2010 8:53 pm

I found out my physics teacher's back woods where I will be living most of the summer has an ENORMOUS bank of really nice clay. Also, he has a kiln.
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Postby Young Val » Sun May 23, 2010 10:05 pm

Thanks guys!

They're really time consuming, but still pretty easy.

Cut fresh pineapple into thin slices crosswise (not TOO thin, though, or they'll burn). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set the oven to its lowest setting. (200 degrees on mine). Bake for about 3 hours, turning with tongs every hour or so. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack. When cool but still pliable, either use a flower shaped cookie cutter, or hand shape petals with a pair of good kitchen shears (I did the latter, as I have no cookie cutters. Time consuming, but I liked having that control). Grip flower in the center and gently pull up on the petals to give the flower a more realistic shape. Return to the rack to dry completely.

All in all, it's pretty much an all day project. But impressive and fun! (Also, super tasty!)
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Postby locke » Mon May 24, 2010 1:21 am

kelly those are made of win.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon May 24, 2010 9:46 am

What's left for me to say, Kelly? I think everyone covered anything I might have had to add.


Though, I have to say they'd be too pretty for me to eat; I'd feel guilty robbing the world of a pretty.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:52 pm

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My second attempt at a canvas painting. How do I put this? I don't do feely type stuff well at all, it scares me, but I am okay with this sort of mass-produced-look type stuff. I shrank this picture to make my mistakes way less obvious. I hope. ;)



I think I have one blank canvas left -the others have been promised to my brother. Too late for a craft exchange, or an "Alea wants an excuse to make something, anyone want something?" deal? Where, if you can't or don't want to trade, I'd still do it and send it for nothin', so long as you promised not to use it as a dart board., coaster, or table leveler. It's nothing too big; 11"x14" flat panel, so it's not the boxy kind.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:17 am

I love it! I'd speak for it, but I don't currently have anywhere to put it. :(
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:31 am

I don't mean the one I posted. That's my brother's; I meant, if anyone wants me to make one for them specifically, I have a pure blank, white canvas I'd try my hand at for the experience. :)
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Postby thoughtreader » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:47 am

I don't mean the one I posted. That's my brother's; I meant, if anyone wants me to make one for them specifically, I have a pure blank, white canvas I'd try my hand at for the experience. :)
Oh me me me! I'd love something to hang on my horribly empty blank white walls. And I'd try to find the time and inspiration to send you something as well

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Postby locke » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:00 am

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:47 pm

I would definitely trade another piece of jewellery for one, if you could hang onto it for me for a while...
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Postby human. » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:57 am

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It's not anywhere near done, but I'm leaving for two months tomorrow, and my house is up for sale... So, in case I never see it again, I thought I'd document my progress.

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Postby Rei » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:29 am

That's so sad to have to leave it behind... Are you sure they won't let you just cut out a piece of wall and take it with you?
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Postby human. » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:55 am

Haha, I'll see if I can't carry it off with me when the new owners aren't looking..

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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:17 am

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Bad lighting, sub-par skill, crazy girl at the pencil. *grin* I still feel better having done it; it had been way too long since I drew something and I'm not sure that counts but I'll pretend it does.

They're lyrics from a Paramore song. That is about half of a 11"x14", so 5.5"x7" or so. The "s" was a bunch of fun.
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Postby Luet » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:09 pm

This weekend my husband and I built a cat tower from scratch. We were able to get some carpet tubes and plywood for free, so the total cost of materials (faux fur and sisal rope) was around $20!


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Postby zeroguy » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:31 pm

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Postby LilBee91 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:08 am

My Tetris quilt. It still needs a border and the actual quilting part, but the main piecing is done.
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:25 am

Awesome! I am in awe of quilt makers in general- you all have so much more patience then I do.

Also, I love geek crafts. (and http://geekcrafts.com/)
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Postby jotabe » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:26 am

What's a quilt? i thought it was the scottish man-skirt :shock:
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:39 am

You're thinking of a kilt. A quilt is a blanket.
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Postby jotabe » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:50 am

*nods thoughtfully* i see, i see... silly consonants :o
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:22 am

I still need to take pictures but I'm just so in love with my new messenger bag/purse that I have to post about it! It's from the MCC, the part where they make recycled items, and the outside is made from an old leather jacket and the inside is an old suit jacket. They integrated the jacket pockets right in, so they're the purse pockets, and there's a lovely crochet doily stitched onto the front flap.

It's such an amazing idea, and so well executed! I love it so much! It looks and feels like a designer bag, but it's all recycled materials and craftmanship, and what I paid for it goes right back into MCC programs. I'd try to make them myself, but I don't want to detract from the MCC.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:57 pm

My albino, flannel board black sheep. I made him at my training today.

He's a special sheep, not least of all because he has two different sized eyes; he has built-in Elf repellent and this is necessary, as Elf eats sheep.
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Postby ValentineNicole » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:20 pm

My albino, flannel board black sheep. I made him at my training today.

He's a special sheep, not least of all because he has two different sized eyes; he has built-in Elf repellent and this is necessary, as Elf eats sheep.
So cute!!!

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Postby steph » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:08 pm

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The Lily hair clip I made to decorate the bottom tier of my sister's diaper cake that I'm making for her baby shower on Saturday. I wanted to do a lily, since her baby will be named the same, but couldn't find a tutorial for how to make one online anywhere, so I planned and executed it all by myself!
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Postby ender1 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:44 pm

Worked on reversal black and white film yesterday. You pretty much develop the film as normal then you bleach and clear the film and expose it to light ( or chemically with a foggant), then redevelop it.

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It's muddy and lacks highlights as this is the second roll which I left out the silver solvent to see if it was the problem with the first roll.

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Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:48 pm

he has built-in Elf repellent and this is necessary, as Elf eats sheep.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:44 pm

Steph, that's beautiful. Let us know how the shower turned out?
he has built-in Elf repellent and this is necessary, as Elf eats sheep.
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No. Jeebs wouldn't kill the sheep, he'd love it.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:10 pm

No. Jeebs wouldn't kill the sheep, he'd love it.
Exactly. I'd much prefer being killed.
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Postby Jayelle » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:37 pm

Wow. That joke just never dies, does it?
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Postby ender1 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:11 pm

Success!

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Postby steph » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:12 pm

Wow! Those are beautiful!

Alea, the baby shower was fabulous! Everything went according to plan, it was beautiful, the food was incredible and the turn out was great! It really could not have gone any better.
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Postby ender1 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:24 pm

Wow! Those are beautiful!
Thanks :)


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