paisleypenguin

Edmonds, WA, US
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I knit and watch movies. I’m married to my soulmate (kilted E30 here on this site) who has two kids. We have a spoiled min-pin/terrier/chihuahua mix from Puerto Rico and a cat.

I love 007, steampunk, vintage, repurposing and a great dirty martini. I think kilts are sexy. I have a passion for great coffee. Red wine and chocolate are excellent together! I love to travel and plan to get my passport stamped many times in the coming years.

I don’t understand emo or the fascination with video games. I’m not a morning person. I detest peas.

Some quirky things about me. I costumed an independent Zombie film summer 2007. I have exactly two hours flight time for a small single engine aircraft. I have a Celtic knot tattoo on my back & my nose is pierced. I’m an anglophile who dreams of someday living in London. The hubs and I brew beer. I share a birthday with Jackie O.

Right now I am aggressively paying down my debt but I wish I had more money for yarn & junk! :(

I wanted to take over the world but got distracted by something paisley.

Member Since: 11/16/2008


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Halloween Framed Art

These three framed pieces of art were made for free except the cost of printer ink. I had the three frames and the burlap and I downloaded the art for free from two different blogs.  (Contact me...

Black & White Pumpkins

I took regular orange plastic pumpkins from Michaels and painted them with about three coats of white craft paint.  he were inspired by a magazine article I saw. Off With Your Head - Black...

My Little Tree

I had planned to do a theme tree this year but when I open up that box of ornaments collected throughout my childhood and that of my SK's I don't have the heart to not put them on the tree.  I...

Evergreen, Tinsel & Snow

My dining room is olive green and I wanted something light and pretty for my table centerpiece this Christmas.  I have a love of silver "stuff".  I have a bunch of silver pieces somereal...

Suitcase Dog Bed

I started with an old suitcase from my Grandma.  The lining was shot so we ripped it out.  The hubs cut two croquet mallets in half and screwed them to the bottom of the suitcase for...

Sweater Stocking

This is a stocking made for my niece.  I started with a $5 thrift store sweater of wool/angora/cashmere.  I created a stocking pattern from an exisitng one I had and pinned it to the front...



Recent comments


Re: Black & White Pumpkins

Thanks so much!

Re: Halloween Framed Art

Thanks so much for the comments.

For the BOO art I found it here.
http://andersruff.blogspot.com/2010/08/free-printable-happy-halloween-boo.html

For the Subway Art

http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-subway-art-printable.html

and Eat, Drink & Be Scary I found it here.

http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com/2010/10/free-download-halloween-version-of-keep.html

There are tons of great Halloween ideas over at the CSI project too.

http://thecsiproject.com/2010/10/19/halloween-extravaganza-challenge/

Re: 5 unique JUNK picture frames

These are great!

Re: VINTAGE TROPHY CUPS

Absolutely love this idea. I love to get all my silver and crystal out at Christmas too!

Re: Suitcase endtable of another sort

Great idea! I too would love to utilize some old suitcases I have in my living room but just don't have the space to stack them. This could be a real possibility for me. Awesome how you worked with what you had!

Re: Michigan License Plate Map by Design Turnpike

This is great. I have seen a similar idea with a map of the US. Each state is cut out in the shape of the state with a license plate from that state.

Re: My version of teacup chandelier

Too cute. What a great idea!

Re: A TP Holder

Love it!

Re: Inspiration....

Dolly is wonderful! I love her skirt of scarfs!

Re: Vintage School Map Occasional Tables

I love maps and these are so great!

Re: Adirondack from salvage

This is so great! Your son has such a great eye. He looked at a bunch of miss matched junk and turned it in to a functional piece of art. Great A+++++

Re: "JUMP THROUGH THIS!!??!!" (project #2)

Wonderful idea I may have to steal. :0)

Re: Deep Fried Decor - A Floral Welcome

This is great and so versatile! There is a restaurant supply place near my house. I have been meaning to make a trip there.

Re: Push Lawnmower Lamp

I love the red and blue together. The lamp base reminds me a little of a double helix. Great project!

Re: IT'S A WRAP!

Wow, amazing. This is so very awesome and so hard to believe it's not piece of leather!

Re: office humor, sisterly love, and valentine's day

Love this idea!

Re: Everybody has shutters, don't they?

Awesome job! I could certainly use this idea in my own home. Maybe in hanging in the bathroom..............

Re: East meets Midwest

Amazing project. Love the end result!

Re: "Soilax Bucket" Tool Box Lamp

This is amazingly cool and I just love the "out of site" tool storage. Two functions in one and it rolls!

Re: My Love for Junk is on the Rise!

Love this idea. I could combine my silver pieces and with something like this. I am now on the lookout for stuff like this! Great presentation!

Re: retro space ship propeller table i made last night

Awesome I absolutely love this table!

Re: White on White

Love you square table and the fact that you can fit eight chairs around it the size it is!

Re: Kids Kitchen sets

These are so totally cute. Love it and welcome!

Re: "THE UNCOLA Crate" Shadow Box Table

This is really great! Totally love it!

Re: A Trio of Fresh Ideas!

These are great and now I will be on the lookout for toothbrush holders as I am remodeling my bathroom and have been trying to think of "junk" to put in there.

Re: How to Make A Paris Lamp

This is absolutely fabulous. It's so awesome you saw past that fringe. I would love to make something like this for my home!

Re: Rescued game table

This is so great! I love this idea and have something similar in mind. Kudos to you!

Re: Dominos

What a great idea! I love the graphic look of the matched set. Awesome!

Re: Sewing Machine Drawer Charging Station

Excellent idea and welcome!

I have been looking for something cool to make a charging station for myself. My BIL made one out of an old suitcase which I had considered but that might be too big for my small condo.

Very inspiring!

Re: The City Floor Lamp and the Country Floor Lamp

Love these - especially the surveyor one. It would go great in my house. Now I am even more on the lookout for a surveyor stand!

Re: Headboard Christmas bench

Welcome! Awesome project for little $$$. Really high impact. It turned out great! I am rethinking a bedframe I have at home now. Hm....

Re: Ice Skates Get a New Life

what an inspiration. I love the fur trim! I have been looking for some skates to use as part of my holiday decorating too.

Re: How to Make a Christmas Candelabra

Love it and love your little white tree. The way it looks in this photo it looks "potted" in your silver tea pot.

Re: Laugh out loud

OMG - too funny!

Re: Junkyard Dog Collar Contest

I love this idea! Now I need to make my dog one!

Re: Tutorial - Making a Recycled Junk Christmas Tree with a Twist

I love this! I was two minutes too late to get a fake tree at the thrift store last weekend. I have been on the lookout though.

Re: Repurposed glass decanter bottle tops turned into Christmas ornaments.

Gorgeous and what a GREAT idea!

Re: Great for gift giving -- fun & easy photo displays

Love the whimsy of the old cameras and baseball!

Re: "SILVER BELLS" for Georgia

Love it!

Re: Mantle Turned Headboard

This is great! Love the detail on the headboard/mantle and what you placed on top of it.

Re: Card File Ottoman

Completely original idea. Great multipurpose junk!

Re: Hardware angel ornaments

Wow - what a great idea. So cute. You certainly have someone watching over you!

Re: Sophie the Dachshund

This is so great! Now I am inspired to find a way to memorialize my dog with junk!

Re: Snowshoe wall hanging with old mitten

I love it! One of may favorite ways to decorate at Christmas is with greenery and old funky stuff like that. Being a knitter I love the addition of the mitten. Great job and so easy!

Re: Tag Maker Tote

Wow, this is a great find and a wonderful project. Can't wait to get out there and junk this weekend. Very inspirational

Re: A Collectible Christmas

Love the color palette, especially the hit of aqua.

Re: Just some footstool fun

Absolutely love it! Love turning sweaters in to other things!

Re: Halloween revisited

Wow, these are amazing!

Re: Junk Journal

I love ways to use yellowed music pages.

Re: Grandma's chair

What a wonderful way to keep a treasured item from your Grandmother but make it yours!

Re: Ode to Geo's Bicycle Lamp

This is so great. What a wonderful way to decorate for the holidays!

Re: Keeping it simple - Happy Halloween!

Love it! I really like old wooden croquet sets and I love fall and Halloween. Totally perfect, simply display!

Re: Compact Memories

This is such a cute idea! What a great gift idea too - love it!

Re: Bewitched

I love Halloween, I love fall, I lovethis project! I'll certainly be on the lookout for an old clock.

Re: Sweater Stocking

Thank you all for the warm welcome.

Re: Suitcase Dog Bed

Thanks so much for your comments. I wish I had a better photo of BJ in the bed. He's a bit camera shy. If I succeed I will update my photos.

Re: Shimmer Me Timbers

This is pretty much what I was thinking of creating for my bathroom. Just need to find the junk. Great project!

Re: Drum Side Table

I love this idea! It's the sort of thing I could use in my house. I will be on the lookout for an old drum now!