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Old 06-27-2010, 12:57 PM   #16
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Those two small tins are something else...I don't think I've seen anything like that before. Really neat.

So you crochet I see.

My grandma tried to teach me to crochet when I was about 6. That didn't work too well, so she taught me to knit instead. All the afghans I've ever made have been knitted.

That one in your pic is really gorgeous...I just love those things!
Thanks Coco. Don't tell anyone, but both my brothers learned to crochet also. We learned from my grandmother. When I was in my thirties, I learned to crochet by reading directions. I'm awful! I look at pictures to learn most things. Or pick up items, study them, and go home to try and make them. I end up with a whole new pattern though!

So, never say MEN are the ones that start putting together items and not following directions! This woman does it too.

This is an Altoid tin:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.diylife.c...ltoids-tin.jpg

My Altoid tin is nothing compared to what they can do with them. Look at this Coco:
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/t...oids-tin-hacks

See? You can even make a altoid guitar or mini grill! 'Course I'd hate to know my steak is going to be that small!

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Old 06-27-2010, 01:14 PM   #17
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Thanks Coco. Don't tell anyone, but both my brothers learned to crochet also. We learned from my grandmother. When I was in my thirties, I learned to crochet by reading directions. I'm awful! I look at pictures to learn most things. Or pick up items, study them, and go home to try and make them. I end up with a whole new pattern though!

So, never say MEN are the ones that start putting together items and not following directions! This woman does it too.

This is an Altoid tin:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.diylife.c...ltoids-tin.jpg

My Altoid tin is nothing compared to what they can do with them. Look at this Coco:
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/t...oids-tin-hacks

See? You can even make a altoid guitar or mini grill! 'Course I'd hate to know my steak is going to be that small!
OMG, I'd never even heard of an Altoid tin until now...and to think I'm from England! 'course I haven't been there for over half a century!
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OMG, I'd never even heard of an Altoid tin until now...and to think I'm from England! 'course I haven't been there for over half a century!
Well, don't feel bad. I've lived here half a century and only discovered them about 6 yrs ago!

I saw in a book about covering bandaid tins (mosaic style) just recently. I think those have been around longer than you and I!

I love using old things and keeping it out of a land field. I probably should be in salvage.

Here is some creativity that I thought of to help my daughter put something up on her townhouse walls.

Items needed:

2 canvases
old lace and doily pieces
1 can of black spray

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Spray or paint your canvas the color you want for the background. Let dry. Lay lace and doilies in the design or order you want. Then spray with the color you want. We used black, for a black and white look. Take off the sprayed lace/doilies....and waaah-laaaah! You have fast and easy art!

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