I want to meet some craftsters in Durham with whom to do crazy fun crafty things, to meet up and drink coffee or beer while knitting (or whatever) and chatting, to go on field trips to local shops, and to learn new crafts and make ridiculous craft mistakes together. Anyone interested?
We put a dishwasher into an empty space in the kitchen, and we needed a useable surface on top of it. My boyfriend made a table to go over it out of some thick plywood. It needed to be coated anyway, so why not make it look awesome?
I don't have a before picture showing the bare wood, but here it is with just primer, ready to be painted:
I just bought a complete set of dpn's and I now have a few extra sets. I'd like to trade them out - I'll take supplies for knitting, sewing, or beading; yarn; or little crafts. Whatever you're willing to trade for them. I have a set of four metal size 3's, four metal size 5's, and five bamboo size 7's.
How about a swap where you make a corset for your partner, in the style of their preference (victorian, steampunk, renaissance, sexy, gothic, etc...)?
Swap packages could also perhaps include a small accessory to go with the corset, like jewelry, a coin purse, a garter, etc, and something the partner could use in making another corset, like a bit of fabric, a charm, or a nice ribbon.
Could there possibly be enough interest here in this amazing series by Jaqueline Carey to do a swap based on it? I know a few people mentioned them in some of the book-themed swaps. Just putting the idea out there...
I'm thinking shirts with Phedre's marque on the back, decorated masquerade masks, scarves in Courcel or Shahrizai colors, etc. etc. (And making it 18 and up could open up all kinds of craft ideas!)
Anyone experienced with working with animal bone? I bought some coyote knucklebones and teeth at a flea market, with the holes already drilled in them so they could be strung, but I stupidly forgot to ask if they were coated, or should be coated, in any way. I'm wondering if there's something I should coat them with to make sure they don't get brittle and break. They feel pretty smooth right now, and not porous, so does that mean they're already coated?
I'm working on a steampunk costume, and I would love to make a little spyglass to hang from my belt. It doesn't have to work or telescope, I just want a tube that looks like it could open out. I've thought about using plastic bottles or cardboard tubes, but I can't think of any way to give it the right shape, and be smooth. Any ideas?