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Old 05-31-2011, 08:49 AM   #231
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Oh, heavens. I'm a bead jewelry maker who hasn't opened my bead chest since before Christmas. I always put them away for the holidays because I throw a big party and they're way too attractive to little hands and mouths. Then a few months ago we got a new doggie, and she can leap 5'. There's no way I'd be able to work with them unless I set up a work station in the dining room, where, I might add, i don't have air conditioning. I used to use a tv type table and worked when my husband was watching TV. I could pay half attention to the show while making something. In the dining room? Don't know how that will work. And it'd be interesting to see how Rosebud would take it, because she's great at sitting under the dining room table when we eat.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:24 AM   #232
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I finally picked up my crochet again. this time I'm making more coasters for beverages and potted plants, but have changed my colors from sunflowers with dark brown centers and yellow petals, to more like daisies, yellow centers with white petals. I'm almost done with the third one, this one with a yellow center and green leaves around the outside.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:15 PM   #233
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We're going to the 50th wedding anniversary party on Sunday for Glenn's best friends. They are fantastic people and barrels of fun. As soon as I met them, I fell in love with both of them. They're fun and funny and good, solid friends. The best of the best.

I got a nutty idea in my head last week that I wanted to make a little something to give them as a remembrance of the occasion, soooo....

I bought some white silk carnations, some gold glitter, a couple of candles (a "5" and an "0") and rummaged around in my stash of crafting goodies and came up with some large Chinet dinner plates and a glass candle holder I got at a yard sale eons ago.

So what do you come up with with these items. You come up with this:

First, the "cake" -

Second, the "pedestal" or cake stand -

And, finally, the finished product -

I had a blast making it and, best of all, no calories!
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #234
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Katie, that is just fabulous!
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:57 PM   #235
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Really nice, Katie. I love how realistic the fake flowers are today. I'm sure they'll love it.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:04 PM   #236
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Really nice, Katie. I love how realistic the fake flowers are today. I'm sure they'll love it.
I agree and these just came from the dollar store. Silk flowers have come a long, long way in recent years.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:11 PM   #237
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I agree and these just came from the dollar store. Silk flowers have come a long, long way in recent years.
That is so true. It used to cost a fortune for realism, but I recently bought a bouquet with mixed flowers for $5. The yellow roses made you want to smell them they look so real.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:36 PM   #238
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beautiful, you certainly have talent.
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Very nice, Katie.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #240
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i spent way to much time making yoyos this afternoon. will use on kids dresses i am making. decided that i will zigzag the edges of the circles. i don't like the way the raw edge looks. also am afraid it would fray when washed. my little yoyo gadget worked great once i mastered it. have to say i really enjoy messing with crafts.
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