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Patchwork and appliqué pillow covers

I have not had the courage to try a whole quilt yet -I guess I'll do that once I'll become a grandma (not within the next 15 years, hopefully).
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Recycled old CD`s ... for Christmas "decorations".....not tooooo shabby huh? Maybe I`ll hang them from an old tree outside.
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Old 08.11.2012, 12:19
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I make cards in my spare time.

Just started with Christmas cards now (it is that time already, ouch), but here are some I made for friend's wedding and new baby.
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Old 08.11.2012, 21:56
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ulaula ...they are so pretty! Do you emboss them?
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Old 09.11.2012, 13:00
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ulaula ...they are so pretty! Do you emboss them?
yes, I do.

I started with a simple die cut and embossing machine, but I am not really happy with the size - it is too small for many of cards.

Now a friend of mine (an engineer) is making me a wider device. So when he will finish it, I will be using both, depends on the paper size I am going to use.
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Another table and bench made from reclaimed wood. It will live on a covered (narrow) balcony so is fairly heavily oiled, hence the slightly yellow colour, this will fade in time.
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Old 17.11.2012, 13:59
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I hand knit these scarves. Started knitting after a gap of 23 years.
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Old 17.11.2012, 14:13
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I hand knit these scarves. Started knitting after a gap of 23 years.
Those are very nice. I've tried to knit but I can only do one type of stitch that makes everything look like it's inside out.
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Those are very nice. I've tried to knit but I can only do one type of stitch that makes everything look like it's inside out.

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Old 18.11.2012, 13:35
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Our thread is falling far behind the cooking thread! We need to get to work making more stuff!

Winter is coming so we have no excuses. lol.

I guess I should take my own advice......
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Old 18.11.2012, 14:52
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Re: What do you make? Show us your stuff...

i make jewelry, all different things with silver, gold, natural stones and interesting things i've collected. here is some idea of what i make.

with the holidays here i'm working fast to get everything sent out and arriving on time. i had a following in the states so that is where i do most of my sales, i haven't really tried to do anything for switzerland though i know at some point i should get moving on that
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Old 21.11.2012, 16:46
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Re: What do you make? Show us your stuff...

Contemporary 'travel' posters. I love old travel posters and want to create series to celebrate living in Switzerland. This one is the Niederuster ferry landing on the Greifensee. I am now working on the view across Zurich from the Lindenhof. Created as vector files, they look great in high-resolution poster size. It would be nice to sell them as postcards and posters.
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Re: What do you make? Show us your stuff...

I've just got myself an encaustic wax painting set (having used it some time ago in occupational therapy sessions). Today I had my first attempt at creating landscape pictures, as opposed to the abstract ones I've done before.

The first is an attempt to picture the way Lake Geneva looks when a storm is coming across from one side ... the rain is coming from the right hand side of the picture.

The second was inspired by the weather today - we had a 'mer du brouillard', and on the train this morning I was struck by the beauty of the bare trees against that huge off-white expanse... and how the autumn colours seem dim and muted.
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Old 26.11.2012, 22:46
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Nice work Vlh22! It's rare to have the courage to stop early in a picture so as not to overwork it. Keep at it!

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Old 26.11.2012, 22:48
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Not sure about the first one but I love the second one!
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Bit of a random post here but see pics of a homemade television wall stand. I wasn't too happy with all the Ikea options as I really wanted a red backdrop for the tv.

If anyone wants full details of how to do this, they can pm me. It's much cheaper than buying one too.

But as a simple summary - it consists of four Ikea magnet boards and a run-of-the-mill tv wall hanger. The magnet boards were cut to accommodate the tv and then an easy wall frame made of wood was fashioned and painted red, to which the magnet boards were attached.

Below is a wee tabletop stand you can make using Ikea legs and a small door you purchase separately. There's a red Ikea Lack box on each side - one to hold various adapters and entertainment related paraphernalia and the other firewood (tv sits on the same wall beside an old fireplace).

P.S. Sorry about the image on the right being flipped. Not sure why it did that after uploading.
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I've just got myself an encaustic wax painting set (having used it some time ago in occupational therapy sessions). Today I had my first attempt at creating landscape pictures, as opposed to the abstract ones I've done before.

The first is an attempt to picture the way Lake Geneva looks when a storm is coming across from one side ... the rain is coming from the right hand side of the picture.

The second was inspired by the weather today - we had a 'mer du brouillard', and on the train this morning I was struck by the beauty of the bare trees against that huge off-white expanse... and how the autumn colours seem dim and muted.
Oh lovely. I`m also not too keen on the left hand one, but the right one is beautiful! You seem to have captured a "feeling" - well done!
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i make jewelry, all different things with silver, gold, natural stones and interesting things i've collected. here is some idea of what i make.

with the holidays here i'm working fast to get everything sent out and arriving on time. i had a following in the states so that is where i do most of my sales, i haven't really tried to do anything for switzerland though i know at some point i should get moving on that
Amaraya I want those earring STAT!
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I love to make jewelry.
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Beautiful work! Maybe all the compliments will motivateyou to continue to paint..



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I do pastel landscapes (or at least I used to, it's been a while since I finished one).
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