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Discussion in 'Community' started by JediYvette, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 18, 2001
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    I made a photo album+scrapbook thing out of a de-assembled children's boardbook and some craft tissue paper. It turned out pretty cute, though not as nice I would have liked, but it was my first time. It was all a big experiment. I saw a book on it at the library and tried to make it work. :p
    I also glued the front and back covers together so it makes a star shape instead of a book.

    The hardest part was finding boardbooks at the thrift store that I wouldn't mind "de-assembling." It was so hard!

    a few pages from the finished product:

    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/003-4.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/004-2.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/006-5.jpg]
  2. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    Hmmm... this isn't becoming Yvette's Crafty Page, right? :p

    Anyways, I knitted an experimental dewback. He is a prototype that I am not 100% happy with (especially the tail. I re-did it twice and still not happy with it!) but he is still cute! He also doubles as a goanna when I show him to non-Star Wars fans (I just take off his saddle. :p ). :D

    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/dew1.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/dewback2.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/dewback3.jpg]

    Disguised as a goanna with Mike:
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/015-3.jpg]
  3. Zas Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 8, 2000
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    I'm fine with it becoming as much; it makes the page well-crafted, adorable, and cuddly. <3

    I can't give a more specific compliment because my heart's too busy going, "awwww!" :p
  4. OBIWAN-JR Force Ghost

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    Oct 25, 2002
    star 6
    This picture. Made of Win?


    -JR :)
  5. block Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2004
    star 5
    I built this window. This picture kinda sucks though cuz you don't get the full effect of seeing the light coming through it.

    [image=http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r118/newbarber/comment/100_0744.jpg]
  6. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2003
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    ^I think that looks beautiful.
  7. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
    star 6
    Awww thanks Zas!! I try. :) [:D]

    And I am glad you like him, Jay! He ended up with all sorts of unintentional personality. :D

    Ohhh awesome!! I never have had the patience for stain-glass. How difficult was that? :eek:
  8. Admiral Maciejewski Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 9, 1998
    star 4
    The Dewback is awesome. Needs to be life-size though so you can ride it.
  9. block Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 10, 2004
    star 5
    Thanks! It can definately make you wanna pull your hair out. I love doing it though. I'm actually considering starting a business.
  10. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 18, 2001
    star 6
    I took apart another baby board book and made it an album. This one was an anniversary gift. I took photocopies of old letters and painted them to match some paper I bought and made that the background for pictures of Mike and me.

    excerpts:
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/023-2.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/021-1.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/020-3.jpg]

    It turned out pretty nice but took forever and drove me crazy. More than once I completely tore out pages. [face_frustrated]
    And yes, my desk is a mess. :p
  11. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Jul 7, 2000
    star 9
    Totally adorable Yvette.
  12. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    Yvette, can I reach into your brain and take some of these ideas? (And can I borrow some of your creativity?!!)

    I love the album, and of course, the knitting... My Yoda still sits on my dresser. :)

    block, that window is gorgeous. I'll bet you could sell your creations, for sure.
  13. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    May 11, 2003
    star 7
    Wow, completely awesome, I love the look of it. I am sure when you are old you can bring it out together.
  14. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
    star 6
    Awww thanks everyone!! :)

    And Rhonda, you have free access to my brain whenever you want. :D :p
  15. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 18, 2001
    star 6
    Not a project post, but a rant post this time.

    I am knitting a stocking cap for my trip to New Zealand and mucked up. First I dropped a stitch at the very beginning and couldn't find it to fix so I tore it apart. It was annoying but I just started so it wasn't too big of a deal. But then I had an epic fail. I twisted something at the beginning and didn't notice it until a fourth of the way through. And I can't figure out how to fix it. So... just tore the freaking thing apart. Again. Stupid hat. [face_frustrated]
  16. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Oct 3, 2004
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    [:D] You'll get it one eventually. [:D]

    I wish I could say the same about my scarf. I haven't done anything to it in months. :(
  17. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 18, 2001
    star 6
    Finished my hat! It turned out pretty okay considering it was my first attempt. :D

    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/parentstrip1022.jpg]

    It was such a pain that I loving named it '[TOS VIOLATION] Hat.' :)
  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    When are you coming over, and is TBF coming too?
  19. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    Middle of August, but it is just the south island. Which island are you on? :)
  20. GIMER Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 15, 2000
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    Ewok Steve is still happily living in my urban jungle. :)
  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    The other one.

    The South Island is much nicer, unless you like cities.
  22. Rew Force Ghost

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    Dec 22, 2008
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    I saw this news item at the bottom of the forum page and immediately thought of Yvette and this thread. :D
  23. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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  24. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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  25. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/009-4.jpg]

    I did a bit of experimenting and made a prototype of a Chewie bag. It looks like a cross between a wookiee and a small, yappy dog but I think it is still cute. :)