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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Advance Potions & Spells Jounral on: November 02, 2013 10:17:14 PM
This is my first paper Journal project and now I'm hooked.  Grin I made this for a swap I was in this fall.  




2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Hippogriff Hatchling on: November 02, 2013 10:11:47 PM
I didnt use a pattern I made him up as I went along. It was very tricky because I had to try and create a plush I had never done before. I didnt use a pattern I made him as I went along, changing what I didnt like and keeping the parts I did. This went on for a week until I was happy with the end results.Then I packed him up for his new home. Smiley




3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Mermaid On The Rocks Doodle Art Piece on: September 02, 2013 05:01:25 PM

I enjoy doodle drawing little pictures on fabric with a needle and thread when I have a craft block. It helps me get back into the crafty mood. It's a mermaid sitting on the rocks with the city behind her, holding a blue shell in her left hand.

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4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Selling items in sport teams colors on: August 31, 2013 02:35:52 AM
Is it illegal to sale handmade items in teams colors without permission, even if you don't state the team names or use any of their images on your finished product? I'm asking because a few other students and myself want to sale items to raise money to start a craft club off campus and rent a space to work on projects.   Huh
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Craftster's 10th Anniversary Challenge on: August 13, 2013 05:57:32 PM
What craftster means to me

It is my cyber woman cave where I deck out my posts with all my projects and share them with the world.

Friday night dive bar, because I dive right into my craft supplies stash and a root beer soda doesnt hurt either. I enjoy browsing through the boards while Im working on a project, it helps keeps me motivated to finish what I started.

A place where I can completely geek out and let my inner nerd run free without being  told I should act my age. Which Im still confused as exactly what people mean by that...Im a crafter after all. Crafters never really grow up or at least from my point of view anyway.

Thanks to craftster I am able to socialize with some awesome crafters and take part in this wonderful creative community that inspires me to craft more and try new things.

My favorite thing about craftster so far is the craft-alongs, but that maybe changing soon, since I recently signed up for my first swap Back to Hogwarts 4.

To celebrate Craftsters 10th year Anniversary I made this pink and white crochet cake bead container cover with a crocheted flower in the center and a happy anniversary sign on top. I hand rolled out and shaped each letter for the cake sign out of clay, which gave me some trouble, but it turned out ok in the end.


Happy 10th Anniversary Craftster & thanks for creating an amazing website for crafters like me!


Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426266.60#ixzz2btt57Dzq

Happy 10th Anniversary Craftster & thanks for creating an amazing website for crafters like me!

I hope I posted in the right place this time.  Smiley
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / How A Hufflepuff Makes Cable Needles on: July 29, 2013 11:42:48 PM
This evening I started to mess around with the stuff on my desk. I picked up the knitting needles for some practice. I went over the basics and then started attempting the cable.  I dont have a cable hook for knitting. I know people can do cables without a cable needle, but I dont have a clue how to.  So I needed a cable needle and I wasnt going to leave the house just to go buy one. I set my knitting a side and went to work on making my own cable needle. (Sometimes I wonder why I just dont keep it simple. I could have used a safety pin...) I have a strap basket of clay on my desk from doing other little things so I decide to use it for this project. Below I will share how I made my cable needle out of clay.
How to make your own cable needles out of clay

This is a fun, affordable, easy project, for all levels of Polymer clay fans and knitting lovers.

Total: 2hours (Im sure it only took that long because I was watching TV as I was making them.)

Materials you will need:
-small ball of clay or random scrap clay
-Knife or razor blade
-hard surface to work on or glass tile
-glass tile for baking or baking sheet
-foil paper
-oven 
-oven-mitt
-glaze (optional)
-Kitchen timer (optional)


Step1: Condition your ball of clay by rolling it around in your hands and preheat oven/set to temperature required for your clay brand. You can find the baking time information on the back or side of your clay packaging.


Step2: Roll out your clay on your chosen work surface into a cane. If you want a smaller size needle keep rolling your cane until you reach your desired length and size. Otherwise stop rolling your cane or else it will become very thin and fragile.


Step3: Now you chose what style of needle you want. Straight, craved, slope in the center or cane shape needle, etc.



Step4: once you have picked the style you want and bended your cane into the shape. Round out the ends by rolling them back and forward until you have a nice pointy tip.

Step5: Your needle is now ready for baking, cover your baking pan or tile with foil and lay your needle(s) on top. You can now place it in the oven or continue to make a few more needles like I did. Use a timer if you dont want to sit and watch your needle(s) if you are using a oven without a timer.

Step6: Remove your needle(s) from the over but be careful the tile or baking sheet you are using will be very hot. Use a oven-mitt to remove tile/baking sheet and let it cool off. Once everything is cool you can use your needle(s) as is or add a coat of glaze like I did for a more finished look.

Step7: Start knitting cables with your new needle.


Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my first clay how-to. Grin
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 88 ENTRIES / Challenge 88 entry: A Dollar Store Birthday Gift on: July 08, 2013 06:16:42 PM
I needed a last minute gift for my friend birthday. I decide to make her a bath salt and a turtle cellphone charm that can be attached to any necklace or bracelet. On the inside of the charm is .her name and a tiny round mirror. She is a big turtle fan, turtle stuff everywhere. So I knew this would make a great gift.

The dollar store I shop once a month at for craft supplies has a pretty nice craft selection. Its only one aisle, but a lot of great finds. The items I bought are listed below:
-Epsom salt
-Food coloring
-Tiny craft bells
-Plastic jar
-Glitter nail polish
-Ribbon
-Jump rings & eye pins
-Lemon Potpourri
-Tiny round & square mirrors

Items I didn't buy but used to complete my project are listed below
Clay, clear glaze, letter stamps, card stock tag, and tropical essentials oil.
8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Hello Another Newbie Here :) on: December 07, 2012 12:03:21 AM
Well I signed up here awhile back, but everything is a bit confusing here with all the click here and there going on. I just rediscovered the site a few days ago and I have fallen in love with it all over again. This time I have saved the site to my bookmark and taking my time exploring the site.

By the way I'm Known as Mochi in the real world or Alice my name. I'm from Los Angeles, CA, USA. I am a passionate crafter, that crochet, knit, sew, and diddle-dizzle with many other crafts.

I'm here to share my crafts, chat with other crafters, and join in on the fun in the craft along. Well I'm heading out into the world of "Craftsters".  I'll see ya there!
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