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I made that!! The official sharing/bragging thread.

We all seem to talk about and (sometimes) post pictures of our creations. Well here I am to call you all out!!  8-)

I want to see what you've cooked, sewn, painted, drawn, written (well, maybe a link to this one, if it is long), what-have-you! Even if you think it is horrible, we (or rather, I) WANT to see it!!

I'll start it off with my first adventure into the art of gluten free baking.

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs153.snc1/5688_136809863697_563808697_3293594_6807462_n.jpg

Its not the greatest, by any means, I heavily modified an old betty crocker recipe to the point where I think no one would recognize it.... 3 layer Banana Coconut gluten free vegan pirate ship cake with gluten free vegan banana cream and chocolate banana cream frostings. I still have to work on making the densities more 'uniform'/no breakage or cracking....

Nice.  I've been buying fondant tools when they're on sale, but I haven't tried making anything yet.  I like your result.

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I'm in the process of making no-sew curtains. I have decided they need some embellishment, so I'll have to head back to the store to get some purdy frill or something for them. Will post pics!

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I'm in the process of making no-sew curtains. I have decided they need some embellishment, so I'll have to head back to the store to get some purdy frill or something for them. Will post pics!

you are so gay.

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I'm in the process of making no-sew curtains. I have decided they need some embellishment, so I'll have to head back to the store to get some purdy frill or something for them. Will post pics!

you are so gay.

IN OTHER NEWS, WATER IS WET.

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http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1562/downsized1111010012.jpg

Since I'm decorating on a budget, I made these "flowers" out of old sewing patterns I picked up at Goodwill for a buck. They are taped onto floral wire I have from cake decorating. I put them inside a glass I picked up at Goodwill, filled it with channa dal, urad dal and poppyseeds. I may switch it to a mason jar, though. I put them on a coaster I picked up at goodwill for like 50 cents. I may add a shelf in the bathroom to set them on.
Here's another angle: http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7925/downsized1111010012a.jpg

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3344/downsized1110011713.jpg

And this is the curtain I made for my bathroom. It's my first time ever picking out fabric and trying to make anything out of it, so go easy on me! I think it needs some embellishment.. I'm thinking something along the lines of a trim like this: http://site.trimfabric.com/TrimFabric/2010/LT-168.JPG
Crafty Vegwebbers, what say you? Also, the rope is just an afterthought. I'm going to make a solid tie-down out of it. I just kind of threw it on there because the curtains needed some embellishment.

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Very cool, SB.  What a unique use for old patterns.  Have you started raiding your landlord's microgreens yet?

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I like the curtain fabric and color.  I don't have curtains because I can't find any I like.  Maybe I should follow your lead and head to the fabric store if my fabric store has anything nearly that cool.  Nice job, sb!

Did you do one panel per window and tie it in the middle, or is that one of multiple panels?

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the only curtians i have are black and in my bedroom to block out the light

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Do you have blinds instead?  I just have empty windows.  The way my house is situated to my neighbors, my privacy isn't an issue, but I'd like to have insulating, room-darkening curtains.  I have 6-foot wide / 3-foot high windows, so I'm not sure if I made curtains I should go with two panels or one.  I wouldn't be able to do anything cool with them, like tie them in the middle like base did, if I went with one.

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I like the curtain fabric and color.  I don't have curtains because I can't find any I like.  Maybe I should follow your lead and head to the fabric store if my fabric store has anything nearly that cool.  Nice job, sb!

Did you do one panel per window and tie it in the middle, or is that one of multiple panels?

I did one one panel in that window. Tying it in the middle was just an afterthought, and I think it could have used a second panel, or maybe an extra foot or to in width. This is all just a learning experience for me!

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Do you have blinds instead?  I just have empty windows.  The way my house is situated to my neighbors, my privacy isn't an issue, but I'd like to have insulating, room-darkening curtains.  I have 6-foot wide / 3-foot high windows, so I'm not sure if I made curtains I should go with two panels or one.  I wouldn't be able to do anything cool with them, like tie them in the middle like base did, if I went with one.

i have blinds and curtians... the blinds don't keep out the light enough and the first instance of sunlight will wake me up... i got the black rod and curtians from Target, they adjust to all kinds of lengths... the curtian isn't even that heavy or thick but def not shear and it's only 1 layer of curtians... i even tack the side closest to me to the wall so the light can't sneak in LOL... if you wanted it to be purdy you could always have a second layer on top of the black and tie those or whatever

i think you were talking to me...

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Yep.

YOU AND I ARE THE SAME KIND OF SLEEPERS

Since my miniature house has 70's paneling and was probably built from a kit, there's not a lot of saving it, aesthetically.  For room darkening purposes, I'm thinking of putting tension rods in the window frame and using something thick, like fleece, or making a "duvet cover" for the fleece so it's no more ugly than it has to be.  I have (uninstalled) curtain rods for my windows.  The curtain rod layer would either be the (uninstalled) split bamboo shades I already have or curtains.  If curtains, I'm thinking I'd want to finally get a tjanting tool and batik a design onto cotton and make curtains from that.  Being undecided is why it hasn't happened yet, but I'm inspired to be inspired.

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Yep.

YOU AND I ARE THE SAME KIND OF SLEEPERS

Since my miniature house has 70's paneling and was probably built from a kit, there's not a lot of saving it, aesthetically.  For room darkening purposes, I'm thinking of putting tension rods in the window frame and using something thick, like fleece, or making a "duvet cover" for the fleece so it's no more ugly than it has to be.  I have (uninstalled) curtain rods for my windows.  The curtain rod layer would either be the (uninstalled) split bamboo shades I already have or curtains.  If curtains, I'm thinking I'd want to finally get a tjanting tool and batik a design onto cotton and make curtains from that.  Being undecided is why it hasn't happened yet, but I'm inspired to be inspired.

honestly don't get curtains too thick... i used to nail a blanket over the window and it made the room hot in my old place and melted the cheapy shutters... i don't care how plain mine look cause they have a purpose TO KEEP THE LIGHT OUT! I will post a pic... Have you checked out Target?

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It depends, though. e.g., my place gets WAY COLD in the winter, so ugly fleece curtains would probably be the way to go

if i weren't moving out

and not cheap

when i was looking at apts on friday, there was one pretty good one, but it had the disadvantage of having no window fixins. i'd have to do my own curtains. TOO LAZY

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http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k397/amymylove/vegweb/Trabuco-20111112-00208.jpg

here are my curtians... i would wake up at the crack of dawn without them... i am a minimalist though if you can't tell... most of my belongings and stuff are in the kitchen haha

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WHICH DO I GO WITH?

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5104/downsized1116012313.jpg

Without valance

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4964/downsized1116012259.jpg

With valance.

Sorry about the quality, my phone is not the best camera.

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If those are the absolute two choices, without valence.  The valence may look okay shorter, though.

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I kind of agree with HH. I vote for the second one but with a shorter valance.

Sidenote: Everyone has some nice crafts.

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SB, apply the "rule of thirds".  Make the valance just short of 1/3 the length of the curtain and you will like the results a lot better. 

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these were sent off a few days ago to be included in care packages for special needs babies.

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