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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / how can I repurpose a single chandelier earring? on: August 20, 2013 12:51:21 AM
I was just given a box of my grandmother's old costume jewelry and there is a pretty chandelier earring that's lost its pair. I really don't want to toss it because it's gold... It's fairly small, too small to be a pendant, and my creative juices could use a boost! How can I repurpose it?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Teesha Moore inspired patch wall hanging (LOTS of pics!) on: August 19, 2013 11:39:55 PM
Once you start making Teesha Moore patches, you get hooked! So, when my partner, MissCrafty29, mentioned that she would like a wall hanging and that she liked patches, I knew what to do Smiley I made this eco/vegan themed patch wall hanging and had a blast.



One of my favorite patches was the "mushroom" patch because all the stitching around the mushrooms gave it a sort of 3-D effect:





Some more patches:







I hand dyed/painted the fabric for these patches:









Annnnnd the "Earth" patch:



I was so in love with this wall hanging that a tiny part of me wanted to keep it, lol. Guess I better hurry up and finish my next patch project!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / help me pick out the perfect fabric on: July 27, 2013 01:42:23 AM
For a while, I've been itching to make myself a flowy, boho maxi dress...something to twirl in or to throw on when it's blistering hot outside. The problem I've been having, though, is finding a suitable fabric. I want something 100% cotton, on the thin side, with a nice drape. (Something like this, for example:http://www.freepeople.com/clothes-dresses/open-shoulder-maxi-dress-27535491/)

Thanks for your input!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Hitting the Beach Swap Gallery on: July 08, 2013 08:09:05 PM



Gallery




sent
received
late but in good communication
contact organizer ASAP

kittykill > Houlihan
Houlihan > kittykill

alatarial > Beunruffled
Beunruffled > alatarial

crazyda79 > midnight
midnight > crazyda79

reavesad > Haylie
Haylie > reavesad


Post all your beachy goodness here!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I made a dress! on: June 15, 2013 08:54:11 PM
It's been a long time since I've posted anything here. Rest assured, though, I haven't stopped sewing. I recently participated in a de-stash swap (Fill A Box Lucky 13), and I got some lovely fabric from underthemountain.

When I saw this blue bird/flower fabric, I must admit, I was instantly in love... I knew it would make an adorable garden dress. The, when I saw this dress I just knew I had to do a similar neckline. I wasn't sure if I had enough fabric to make the top, so I went ahead and made the dress...





After I finished, I had -just- enough fabric for a little shrug.



Please excuse the weird/awkward posing. My boyfriend was making me laugh.
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Hitting the Beach Swap (SIGN-UP CLOSED; MAIL by 7/13/2013) on: May 27, 2013 02:16:14 PM


Swap name: Hitting the Beach Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Alatarial
Sign-up date range: 5/27/2013-6/15/2013
Date to send item by: 7/13/2013

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? 16+

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:

Summer has arrived! This swap is for those of you who want to hit the beach this summer and for those who want beach-inspired crafts. Anything you can take to a beach outing (swimwear, coverups, beach bags, etc.) or that reminds you of the beach (sea glass jewelry, beach themed shrine/shadowbox, seashell shaped soap, etc.) is fair game. If you need some inspiration, check this out!

This is a 4 point swap, where you will be crafting no more than two small items for your partner. This means that you can send one large item and one small, two medium items, or one medium item and two smalls. See below for a size chart.

Large= 3 points
Medium=2 points
Small=1 point

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Good communication is required for this swap. You are expected to post at least once a week in this thread as well as PM your partner at least once a week, if only to say hi. PM the organizer and your partner once you've sent out and (for U.S. participants) include the DC#. If you are an international swapper, please take a photo of the shipping receipt.

If you want to join the swap, fill out and send in the following questionnaire to alatarial. Title the message Hitting the Beach Swap Questionnaire.  


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Hitting the Beach Swap
Craftster username:
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies?
Does your home have any allergens (smoke, pets, etc?)
Would you prefer beach-inspired crafts or crafts that you can take with you on a beach outing?
What kind of crafts do you enjoy making?
Is there a particular type of craft you would like to receive?
What are your favorite beach-inspired themes?
Are there certain items that you DO NOT want to receive?
Do you have a pinterest or other link where your partner can find inspiration?
Are you able to check in once a week?
Are you able to post pictures when you receive? If not, will you ask your partner to photograph the items before they send out?
Anything else your partner should know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

PARTICIPANTS:

alatarial
kittykill
midnight
Beunruffled
Haylie
Houlihan
reavesad
crazyda79



The Gallery is now open!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425441.0#axzz2YVtWGXwQ
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Hitting the beach swap? ***NOW OPEN*** on: April 20, 2013 12:30:32 AM


Summer is just around the corner. Wouldn't it be fun to have a beach swap?! Swimwear, beach bags, boho jewelry... The list of possible crafts is endless. Anything that you can take to a beach outing or that is beach themed is fair game. It could be a 4-5 point swap.

Any takers?

NOW OPEN
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424020.0#axzz2UWgSWvkJ
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Where to buy older sewing machine feet? on: June 18, 2012 11:58:52 AM
I recently acquired an old (1970s, I think) Brother sewing machine that had belonged to my great-grandmother. It only have the one standard foot, making it difficult to sew zippers. I want to buy a zipper foot for it, but I have no idea where to find any that will fit the machine.

Any help is appreciated!
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / :( My glitter is peeling off of my shoes!! on: March 08, 2012 08:44:42 PM
So, I've seen all the "glitter your shoes" tutorials floating around pinterest, and I had a pair of leatherette wedges that I never wore (due to damage)... One thing led to another... I sanded, mod-podged, glittered, and sealed, but the very first time I wore them, the glitter peeled off in chunks right by wear the shoe bends when you step. So, I re-sanded, re-glittered...You get the idea.

Still, though, the glitter is peeling off!

Any advice?
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / What can I make with this?? on: February 20, 2012 09:10:13 PM
I'm just learning how to make jewelry, and so for my birthday, my dear boyfriend put together a kit for me with all the pliers, findings, and beads he thought I would need. He also gave me a couple of curved beads with three rings... Like these: http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=220233867&sellerid=22428122

What am I supposed to use these for? Can anyone help me find jewelry pieces made with these? I could use the inspiration. Thanks!
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