A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 302,365
Currently Running With Scissors:
413 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Images
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6
21  Re: Easy Fan Programs -- with Tutorial in Weddings and Bridal Showers by dellastella on: March 04, 2009 09:09:37 AM
Future Mrs. Smith, here you go! Hopefully these are easier to see.



Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
22  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by dellastella on: February 17, 2009 05:27:50 AM
We got married in Aug of '08, and I totally dropped the ball on posting our DIY projects on Craftster. I'm trying to redeem myself... just posted a tutorial for easy and inexpensive fan programs. Hope someone finds it useful!

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
23  Flea Market Fancy Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by dellastella on: February 17, 2009 05:12:05 AM
Pattern: Flea Market Fancy (http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/12/measurements-for-flea-market-fancy.html) from Crazy Mom Quilts
Finished size: 80 x 110" (twin bedspread)
Fabrics: Five fabrics from the 'fresh aire' collection, seven coordinating cottons purchased at JoAnn's. Used 1/2 yd of each.
Binding: Pieced from scraps of the 12 fabrics used.


The front. Each block is 10.5". Every other inner block is centered. The other ones are placed randomly. (Sorry for the wrinkles -- I was impatient to take pics! Will iron next time.)


The backing fabric that I had purchased shrank, so I had to improvise. I added a strip of blocks to the back, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.


I used the center of one of the blocks on the back as a label. Split stitch, hand embroidery.


This was my first project with free motion quilting. It was kind of a pain to get the hang of, but I love the effect. Now I'm hooked!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
24  Easy Fan Programs -- with Tutorial in Weddings and Bridal Showers by dellastella on: February 17, 2009 05:01:01 AM
I posted this to my personal blog, but thought some crafty brides might get some use out of it. Enjoy!

We went for fan programs, seeing as we had a summer wedding (Aug '08). On the front, I put the basics -- names and a few graphics. To jazz up the back, I came up with three little wedding related games for our guests to play while they waited for the ceremony to start: a Mad Lib, a fill-in-the-blank, and a word search.


I had the foresight to take some pictures while I was putting them together, so here's a tutorial if you'd like to make your own.

First, gather your supplies. You'll need:
- Golf pencils, pre-drilled with 1/4" holes
- Popsicle sticks, also pre-drilled
- Scissors
- Needle with a large eye
- Corner rounder punch
- Double stick tape
- Thin ribbon
- Cards pre-printed with program info (I used A2 sized)

To start, open up a card and put double stick tape on three sides.


Then put double stick tape on both sides of a popsicle stick, covering about half of the stick. Center on the card and press in place.


Close the card, pressing to seal the edges.


Using the corner rounder punch, carefully round all four corners.

Cut a piece of ribbon that when halved is long enough to reach from the end of the posicle stick to the end of the pencil, while still allowing enough slack to write. My scientific measurement was about an arm's length.

Thread the halved ribbon through the hole your husband-to-be very nicely drilled in a skajillion popsicle sticks.

Use a lark's head knot to secure.


Thread the other end through a golf pencil.

Knot the ends to secure, then trim.


Here's the back of a finished program. Word search, anyone?


And the finished stack of about 50 programs. I used green ribbon for half, and brown ribbon for the other half.

By all accounts, the guests loved them. I had people coming up to me during the reception to read me their wedding Mad Libs. One of my cousins found an (accidental) dirty word in the word search, and was sharing with the other guests all night. I got such a kick out of the reactions to these programs! I'm really glad I took the time to do them.

These were very easy to make, and cheap to boot! I can't remember the exact cost now, but it was under $20 for sure. Questions? Comments? If anyone makes programs from this tutorial, I'd be tickled if you'd post pictures!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
25  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by dellastella on: September 11, 2008 04:47:16 PM
After a few weeks of absenteeism... I'm back from my destination wedding and honeymoon! I've got tons of projects to post about, but a.) I'm feeling a bit lazy and b.) I won't get my pro pics back until late October, so I'll focus on the one I'm most proud of: my dress.

Here's the 'before': David's Bridal 'Galina' T8628. Loved the lace, loved the hemline, especially loved the price, but I think strapless dresses make me look like a linebacker.


I bought another of the same dress from a bride who opted for another gown, did a little chopping... made a mockup..


Finished hand sewing the dress two days before the wedding...


Et voila! A one-of-a-kind dress that I absolutely adored. (This is also a great shot of my DIY silk bouquet!)


And a gratuitous me & hubby shot:


I'll post more projects when I get over my honeymoon jetlag!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
26  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by dellastella on: August 19, 2008 03:44:30 AM
I'm less than two weeks from my wedding! This is all a bit surreal. I'm trying to knock out as many craft projects as possible before I leave for Canada.

Exhibit A: Hershey bar favors


Exhibit B: Corsages to match bouquets
I just need to wrap all of the stems in some brown ribbon, and they'll be totally done.


Synne - love the necklace, btw!!  Grin
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
27  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by dellastella on: July 23, 2008 05:50:00 PM
Thanks, guys! Smiley I just hope they fit... I'll be seeing both of the lovely ladies this weekend, so I have my fingers crossed.

@thekster: One shrug is a medium, the other is a large. The angle makes them look a lot more different, though, you're right! Here's another shot:


Now the small one looks bigger. My photography is terrible! I give up. Smiley

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
28  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by dellastella on: July 23, 2008 03:31:23 AM
@elottino: Masquerade masks? I'm intrigued! Can't wait to see them!

@pinkangel1979: Your dress is beautiful!

I've got two more FO's to share with you ladies. I made a 'Short 'n Sweet' shrug from Stitch 'n Bitch: Happy Hooker for each of my two bridesmaids. I used Knitpick's Andean Silk, in colorway 'Lettuce.' All told, the yarn for both cost right around $50.




I've been working on these for a few weeks now, so it feels great to finally have them done.
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
29  Re: Loco for Gocco! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by dellastella on: July 17, 2008 08:41:03 AM
Another Gocco-portunity: napkins!


150 of these babies only took about an hour or so. Total cost: $9. Hooray for details!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
30  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by dellastella on: July 17, 2008 03:42:02 AM
HHjamie, I'm glad your reception venue is ok! Geez, dodged a bullet with that one.

I tried the moss letters with a single flower and decided that I like them best plain. Thanks for all the input, ladies!

thekster, we are getting married outside, on a small lawn that isn't pictured. The reception will be held inside as well as outside, and yes, it is a house.

The fruits of last night's efforts: 150 Gocco'ed cocktail napkins! [I might be getting lost in the details a bit... seeing as how I haven't finished my dress yet...  Tongue]



Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Nikon 1 System Hands-on
FujiFilm X10 Hands-on
NEX-C3 Hands-on
What Makes a Great Photograph
Samsung NX100 Hands-on Video at Photokina 2010
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.