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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 90 ENTRIES / There's a Fairy House in my garden (Pictures galore) on: September 04, 2013 10:14:08 PM
NOTE: Extra information about how I made it is in purple if you want to read about how I made this :3

So I just returned to Craftster a few weeks ago from a hiatus, and while waiting to Angel thought I'd do this challenge when I saw it, since my backyard is tiny too. It's not perfect but I like it. I may even send it to a friend in New Zealand. This took me about 4 series of Daria and a few shows of Jeff Dunham to make. lol So I give you

The Little Fairy House in my Garden.

I wanted to make a fairy house for a while, and decided this was the perfect chance. It's actually all made from crafting stuff around my house. The outside is not grass, but some 'modelling' grass and foliage I found in my dad's old miniature railway kits. He used to make those small scale train and model sets, and I went through his stuff in the garage and found some old bags. I thought if I used this I could probably send this overseas if I ever wanted to make more because it is made from foam and is not plant material.

So I started with an old decoration I had lying around. I pulled off the cardboard outside and  began to cover the outside with the modelling grasses. I used the main "Mixed grass" first, then added little bits of the more bushy stuff to cover little imperfections. I only had super glue to work with and no real tools so I did it a bit at a time.
I then worked on making some tiny flowers. I punched out some paper petals and glued them to some florist wire I had to use my fingers for this too, no tweezers. I found if I had a little pile of glue I could just dip the ends of the petals in the glue and add them one by one.

I then worked on the roof. Basically cardboard in a cone shape covered with fake leaves from a bunch of pretend roses I found. I put grass on the inside to make it more realistic And then I made a little mushroom from some polyclay and painted it up to look like those little mushrooms with the raised white dots on top. I also decided a fairy needs a light to see by, so got one of those Fake tea candles, pulled it apart and made it into a little light. The fake flowers from before came in handy. I used one to make the light more "Fairyish". I also made the light separate because I wanted to be able to remove the batteries once they die out. The light flickers a little and has a warm glow which looks cool, much like candlelight

So Now I had to assemble the roof, add the little mushroom and sort out a door. I made it basically the same way as the roof, holding the cardboard to the main part to get it to dry in that curved way. It's hard to see, but I also put grass and foliage on the inside of the house to match the roof parts. Plus it seems like something fairies might like instead of plastic. You can also see how I used my petal punch to make a sort of window. In the main pictures you can see how the light comes through it well c:

Then it just became a matter of fixing up little bits and pieces, adding the tiny roses (I decided on red ones to go with the mushroom. They kind of look like a tiny windowbox) and adding bits and pieces like the window parts, little bits of extra grass and so on. You can see that it is under 4 inches as well Cheesy

So there you have it. A Little Tiny Fairy house for a tiny little garden. Hope you enjoyed  Thanks for reading all that information XD
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Fuse beads: Project with the nephew and niece. (5 images) on: August 26, 2013 07:37:35 PM
My brother came to me lately and asked if I could do some art projects with my nephew (6) and Niece (4). Apart from kinder and school art they spend most of their time asking to go onto a computer or watch television so he thought I could get them interested in something else. I decided to share a crafty love I haven't done for years, Fuse beads! after much coaxing my niece agreed to do /one/ craft with me. This is only some of the things we ended up making, and my nephew joined in too. They now love making special magnets and pendants and even been asking about different types of colours and things such as fluros and glow in the dark and what they do. It also helps with their hand/eye skills and even my parents get in on the making so everyone has fun.

 Excuse my horrible table

This was one of the first ones. Her name starts with S and she decided she wanted it to glow in the dark. After doing the S I only needed to help keep the beads on she was hooked. She made about 4 of these but took the rest before I could take a photo lol. We even left a gap in the beads so it could be threaded and worn or hung up.

I did these, and of course the hand was not done in their company but later on. Tongue

Here are some more I did with the nephew. Because he was a little older I thought he could do some harder ones. He liked making the dinosaur the most.

And one more thing because I am proud of it. I kinda didn't have a pattern so I went by trial and error. A 3d mini gameboy! I even have a slot in the back for a game cartridge!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / r3 mini 13 days of halloween on: July 10, 2011 10:53:39 PM
sign ups for this swap are now open. Sorry, but no first time swappers this round

4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween(signups CLOSED. Send outs 26/9) on: July 10, 2011 10:50:44 PM
It's time once more for the mini 13 days of Halloween swap

Swap name: 2011 r3 mini 13 days of Halloween
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: deadbathducky
Co-Organiser: (In need of a co-organiser
Sign-up date range: July11th-July25th
Date to send item by: September 26th
This swap will not be taking first time swappers, sorry
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
-Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Age requirement? 16+(if your under 18 yrs old, make sure you have your parents permission)

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/NO

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/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/

Details of swap:
Do you love Halloween? Do you love opening presents? Did you want to do the 13 days of Halloween but couldn't because of money issues? If you answered yes to any of those questions then this may be the swap for you! This swap is a mini 13 days of Halloween swap. Instead of opening all your presents at once like in other swaps, we count down the days to halloween. you will open day 13 on October the 19th, day 12 on October the 20th and so on until halloween. When the gallery goes up you will reserve yourself a mini gallery and as you open your parcels each day you will post a pic of your item in your gallery

Item requirements:
-13 items are required.
-You should try to give at least 6-7 items that are crafted. These can be up-cycled items as well as items made from scratch.
-The first item to be opened (on October 19th) will be a container/bag of some sort that holds the other items. You can either make a container/ bag from scratch, or decorate one, your choice.
-1 item/day will be candy/food (preferably timed so your partner can enjoy a yummy treat before the big day). If your partner cannot eat candy, you could make a candy-related item instead (say a candy shaped polyclay pendant, a bag made from candy fabric etc etc).
-spoiling is fine, either by adding more items or making items bigger then the small requirement, so long as you and your partner agree on it. just remember, if your sending international it may get expensive.
-This swap will require photos in the gallery(its half the fun of the swap!), you might want to ask your partner to take some photos of their items before they send just in case your camera packs up. If you dont take photos it will show in your feedback
-Other then that, what you make is up to you and your partner.
And most of all, have fun!

If you want to participate, fill in information and send to organizer DO NOT POST INFO HERE Wink:

Name of 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)
Are you willing, if asked by the orgainser or co-organiser, to confirm that you have send your parcel(by either having a dc number or taking a photo of the receipt): YES/NO

What crafts do you do?:
Any crafts you want to learn more about?:
Any allergies?:
Any allergens in your house(eg smoke, pets, etc)?:
Favorite (halloweeney) colors?:
Any colors you don't like?:

Favorite halloween creatures(eg ghost, witch,cats, etc)?:
Favorite halloween symbols(eg pumpkins, candy corn, autumn)?:
Any symbols/halloween creatures you don't like?:
Favorite candy or treat (doesnt have to be halloween related Wink)?:
What kind of Halloween style do you like?(i.e cute, horror, traditional, vintage, etc)?:
Does your family celebrate halloween?:
Your favorite halloween/halloween related memory

Do you have any Favorite halloween related or spooky/scary  -
tv shows?:
any other kinds of these you really love but arent particularly halloweenish?:

Do you like jewellery:
If so, what kinds you you like(eg hair things, necklaces, rings etc)?:
Do you have ear/lip/etc piercings?
Are you wearing a costume this year or having a party(your partner may make you something small for it if you ask nicely)?:

Do you like items that can be used, items that are decorative, or both?:
Anything you can think of that you might want or can suggest for your partner that they may make?:
Anything you don't particularly need?:

Do you have any other people/pets who you may like to be included?:
If so, so you want them to have there own day?:
And do they have any allergies?:
Anything else you can think of(remember the more info, and contact you have with your partner, the better the chances of having a good swap):

do you have a wist, ravelry, etc?(place links below):

question to make sure you have read questionairre :- what is the first date that an item will be opened?

1   rainbowsewist
2   hockamama
3   MissingWillow
4   Ffrogg526
5   dazeychick
6   trisarahtops013
7   noturavggeek
8   jillybeans
9   Calabaza
10   AlmostDawn
11   RobbinZombie
12   Alchamy513
13   ChristieAnn
14   Sederick
15   cabaute
16   jonnamarco
17   amycavy
18   Lrigrem
19   aisy
20   edwards1
21   AmandaBL
22   NH822
23   quaggy
24   lizziew
25   Audania1
26   bobbinalong
27   cadet120433
28   jmiller614
29   redpopsicles
30   PurplePaisley
31   sweetyetevil
32   eeyore_witch
33   lindyv321
34   thisbirdsabsurd
35     nostephot
36     faemystique
37     CleanFeelin
38     LolaandBean
39     Strawberryh
40   Glamis
41   nostephot
42   seabound23

Group 1 - please PM PurplePaisley when sending/receiving
1   Noturavggeek & AmandaBL
2   MissingWillow & Ffrogg526
3   AlmostDawn & Lrigrem
4   trisarahtops013 & eeyore_witch
5   Amycavy & lizziew
6   rainbowsewist & Alchamy513
7   Hockamama & ChristieAnn
8   cadet120433 & redpopsicles
9   Quaggy & jonnamarco
10   Cabaute & Purplepaisley

Group 2 - please PM Phizzychick when sending/receiving
11   Calabaza & RobbinZombie
12   Sederick & thisbirdsabsurd
13   Jillybeans & Audania1
14   Bobbinalong & jmiller614
15   Aisy & edwards1
16   dazeychick & NH822
17   sweetyetevil  & Lindyv321
18   LolaandBean & Strawberryh
19   faemystique & CleanFeelin
20   nostephot & glamis
21   lynnz232 & seabound23

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390137
Please do not post until someone has received!
5  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND!need NEW angel for mini 13 days of halloween! on: December 02, 2010 04:51:18 AM

we need a new angel for the mini 13 days of halloween swap r2. ranty hippie has been waiting for a month for her parcel. both her original partner and her original angel have flaked so i need a reliable angel for her who can get out a parcel soon for her Smiley

found thanks 1boy1girl1kitty2:)
6  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / need 1 angel for mini 13 days of halloween swap r2-FOUND on: October 21, 2010 03:54:04 AM
i need one angel for rantyhippie in the mini 13 days of halloween r2 swap. The angel will have to send 13 separate items, roughly 7 made and 5 bought. one day will have to be candy or candy related.

please pm me if your interested. here is rantyhippies profile

THANKS bkrenning4!!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / mini 13 days of halloween gallery round 2(start opening 19th) on: September 27, 2010 07:22:01 PM
original board

the round 2 gallery of mini halloween goodness

swappers (links to mini galleries coming soon)
1-deadbathducky -organiser
2-holistic knitter

9-Im Sew Silly
25-Psycho Sue
29- bhambaby
30- soulfiresgrace
31- yum yum in my tum tum
32- Starsview
33- lisa5691
34- tlh878
35- J_Kieviet
36- suereal
37- H00lie
38- Jonnamarco
8  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND! replacement partner needed in mini 13 days of halloween swap r2 on: August 14, 2010 07:06:24 PM
a replacement partner is needed for cklnh in the mini 13 days of halloween swap r 2.
the replacement partner will craft and receive a full parcel from cklnh, and so will not get FOC status. normal swap requirements apply

cklnh live in the usa, and prefers to swap with someone also from the usa

if you are interested, please pm me. when i has confirmed the new partner i will pm you cklnh questionairre, you can then send her your own completed questionairre in return
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / my (not so) secret envelope box: with link to instructions on: July 16, 2010 07:56:00 PM
here is an item i made recently for a swap (based of an item i saw somewhere on craftster ages ago) that im kinda proud of... a (not so ) secret envelope box

top of the box

inside (ignore the craft items, lol)
pictures curtesy of my swap partner

i used this link


as a basic guide but modified it for my own use

hope this is useful to someone Wink
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / a good way to get your kids into soap(or keep for yourself)! on: July 13, 2010 03:07:12 PM
heres a picture of a knitted platypus soap holder/scrubbie i came up with for the yarnie scavenger hunt swap.i thought people might like it, i do lol Wink
it is entirely made from acrylic yarn, so wont shrink in water.
underneath it is held together with a button i made from the same yarn as the body.
the body is filled with a bar of market handmade soap(my attempts dont work lol)

(picture is from my swap partner, spotnik)

i thought up the pattern myself. i dont have an exact pattern for it but i could try to replicate it if people want lol
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