Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I've posted...I want to share a picture of the dream-catcher I made for a swap. It's made of a plastic ring from an old magic trick, the last of my favorite colored yarn, some beads from old necklaces, a painted shell, some feathers and fishing wire.
I just sort of winged this one but someday I will really take the time to make a proper dream catcher.
Here they are finally The contents of .:dollface:.'s swap package... I love every item!! Again, sorry for the ginormous photos...and the amount of them The beautiful box she made me carved by dremel.
The drawstring bag and runes (which I didn't tell her, but I've always wanted them )
The entire package together (minus the mini rune index or dictionary whatever you might call it ) Two bee's wax hand rolled candles, runes and drawstring bag, beautiful box, and my favorite new hand gloves
Here is the rune index (the best picture I could get of it)
And the box which I find is made for the runes and my tarot cards as they both fit quite perfectly.
Hope you don't mind .:dollface:., but I thought I'd post some pics of the package I sent you, and then when I upload my new pics today or tomorrow, I'll post what you sent me. (She sent me some really gorgeous stuff!) So here are the items I sent .:dollface:. ... A scarf, a dream catcher, a journal that I decoupaged front and back, two pencils that look like twigs, and a dragon magnet for her significant other.
A closeup of the journal I recovered (for some reason, I could not manage to flip my photos this time :S)
And here is a better picture of the dream catcher.. it's the first one I have ever made and I have to say it turned out much better than I expected
All of your packages look so great and have a lot of very interesting ideas It was a lot of fun participating in this swap, and I look forward to doing it again soon! Cheers everyone and great work!!
This is the latest purse I have made and I have to say I'm pretty proud of it!! The material seems to be vintage by the print... and the smell . This print is definitely a favorite because it is so different from what I usually work with. I was given about five yards of it from a very nice lady on freecycle. With the rest of the fabric, I plan to make a few other purses, a pleated skirt. This purse has the most detail I have ever put into a purse, with a hand sewn button hole and the strap I made myself as well as four pleats. The only problem is that the button is not centered because I wanted it in the center of the flower. I don't think it's too big of a deal. Do you?
An action shot of the strap that actually fits my arm!! woohoo! I very much dislike small purses that only have a small strap, meant for holding it by hand. This is a small purse with a very comfortable and sturdy strap.
Well...hope you like it! Comments, Compliments and Critique welcome!!
A very generous lady gave me a ton of fabric from freecycle(http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=201915.msg2149142#msg2149142) including the great fuzzy fabric I made 'Bumble' with. I had to sew it all by hand because I have never worked with fun fur before but I love how it turned out and I plan on making a whole troupe of abominable snowmen. Hope you like him!! ...he looks a lot better in person
Here's a playful pic of him in the freezer... For a creature who typically lives in the snowy mountains he sure looks frozen!
Finally, this is the picture that I worked off of to create the abominable snowman. I think he came out looking very similar.
Here is a very cute bag that I JUST finished and I am very proud of it! It's my first purse made from a pattern and tutorial that I found right here on craftster
The pattern is based on an old plastic bag that you use as the pattern itself. Here's the link to the tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.0 Thanks queenofdiy!! The tutorial is pretty easy to follow, although I had a few minor complications with it...it was really fun to make though.
Here is the bag
Here it is all folded up...it's kind of bulky because I placed the pocket directly at the bottom and didn't think to leave a seam allowance. but hey, you live, mess up and learn!
This is a skirt that I reconned... It's made from the bottom of a skirt that I trimmed years ago to make it shorter and the thick waist strap (or whatever you call it) with belt loops. I like the way it turned out even though it's not perfect. I really like irregular looking clothing I also just noticed that on the one side it looks super uneven, but that's just the way it is sitting, and because I haven't attached a button yet...On second thought and third glance, it's totally crooked...oh well!
And an action shot with my second or third resized hoodie. I love how long it is. I also added the neon shoelace because I'm a little neon crazy.
Thanks for looking! Sorry about the Gigantic photos.
Now, back to sewing for me I have a bunch of tee shirts to resize :S
Hi everyone!! I don't know why I didn't think to do a search beforehand...but I was sitting here reading random craftster posts, fixing a couple dreads and it dawned on me that there would most likely be a Dread Thread on craftster. I haven't read the whole thread yet but It think it's great You all have gorgeous hair! I've had my dreads for almost five years...I think..It may be four but still it's been a very LONG time. My hair has always been super thick and frizzy so one day I realized that dreadlocks would probably be the best bet to stop have fugly hair days. I bought a Knotty Boy dread kit for forty dollars in Kensington market and I have to say it was a waste of money. Anyways, in the kit you get a plastic comb (useless, you have to buy the metal comb), KB dread wax, a KB sticker and a drawstring bag to keep it all in. I went outside to try it out right away because I had my hair sectioned for a couple days already. The plastic combs teeth broke in my hair and we (my ex bf) went back inside Roach-O-Rama to buy the metal comb. Outside, on a bench trying to figure out how to do my dreads exactly, a Rastafarian man roughly in his 60's came over and started yanking on my hair giving us tips. I wasn't really sure what was going on but he sounded like he knew what he was talking about. He told us about the 'locking' method and how to use a crochet hook to tie in all of the loose hairs. I have to credit this man for how well my dreads have kept up over the years. It took my ex and I over a month to do my hair because he was lazy and sometimes I would cry from the painful process of back combing at the scalp. It was really humiliating walking around with half a head of dreads so I finished them on my own. To this day, I am the one who works on my dreads and everyone loves them!
My biggest tips: -Keep your roots separated -use the locking process (tip of dread through root) -use a crochet hook once in a while -to keep your skin clear and fuzz out of your hair do not use bees wax ...can't think of anything else right now =^.^=
Here's a few pics though cheers everyone!!
Here are the very popular dread head warmers that I make
Here is one of two pieces that I created the other evening. It is composed of new canvas that cost me roughly 35 cents, 'Pentel FabricFun pastel dyes sticks' that look to be from the 70's that I found in a giveaway box years ago, old wax that I had collected from burnt candles, and scrap thread from my sewing projects that I dug out of my little craft trash can. Sorry for the giant pictures, it's a real pain in the but to resize.