Mar. 14th, 2012

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While cleaning out the workshop yesterday I discovered this old toolbox my Dad would have made over thirty and maybe even over forty years ago. It sat neglected behind the furnace full of rusty nails. I hauled it out and cleaned it up thinking I could definitely find a better home for it. I have! I've placed cutlery in mason jars and tied up napkins with jute. This will make a handy caddy for dining outside in warm weather, and I just love how it looks sitting on my sideboard.

Tool Box 001

I found an old advertisement for grain at The Graphics Fairy and applied it using CitraSolv which I didn't realize could be used to transfer images to wood. It totally can!

Another photo and link to a transfer tutorial here )
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I'm so happy I found this community! I love finding new crafts and seeing what people have done. Here are just a couple things I've done lately. Currently, I'm working on doing a 3-D picture. I can't really explain it properly, but I'll post here when it's done.

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Made this mobile from sticks from the ocean, feathers, beads, and natural threads. I saw something similar for an insane amount at a store and thought of trying it myself. I'll have to get a better picture of it. It's hard to get all the components of it in one photo.

one more )
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I was away for couple weeks and when we got home it was such a nice surprise - package from my Secret Santa ))) Thank you so much Ilia!

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I finally made some crochet charm thingies! This idea has been puttering around in my head a while, because I'm sick of taking the hook from one project for another project and then going back to the first project later and forgetting which hook I was using. They're not fancy or perfect, but they'll work and I think they look pretty. :D I made two sets for the hooks I use most often, but I plan to make a few extras and probably one each for all the other odd hooks I have.

This is actually my second attempt at making these, the first one I just used cheap beads that I had, and it looked like crap. I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and while wandering around I ended up with a handful of beads and realized they'd be nice for this project. (That place is terrible for me, I go in for one thing and come out with everything.) So far I've just tested them on some spare yarn and they work well for my needs. The clips aren't the greatest, but I couldn't find the right size lobster clasps, but when I get some it will be easy to switch them out if I want to.

Anyway, sorry for all the words. Have a picture!

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