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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Scarf Camera Strap on: June 28, 2016 02:09:12 PM
Maybe a year or two ago, i saw a photo of a scarf camera strap that i think was on Pinterest.  I kind of put it in the back of my mind for a while.  Then walking through the dollar store a couple of weeks ago, I saw that they had long scarves.  I grabbed one.  After all, it was only a buck.  And actually, I had to cut it in half to be the right length, so I can get two out of one.

The black ends are actually made from material I cut from a thrift store skirt that I had purchased for $1 a while back and just had it in my stash.  I am not counting out how many of these I can get out of the skirt! 

I had to pick up the hardware, black chain maille rings and heavy-duty black thread from the craft store.  Was able to use coupons on two of those, because of a second trip, so not so bad.  Because my camera strap bars were so narrow, I put two rings on each end to handle the clip.  I could probably get away with one, but I am not taking a chance on my camera taking a dive.  Same reasoning behind the heavy-duty thread vs a thin thread.

I used a quick dry fabric suitable glue on each end of the scarf gluing each fold over until the ends were narrow enough.  I hand-sewed the hardware into each black end and then glued the black ends onto each end of the strap.  That would've probably been strong enough, but again no chances.  I still hand-sewed each round closed catching some scarf in each.  I know it isn't the prettiest sewing job, but I am okay with it. It was difficult to get through the layers of glue.

I think it could also work for a lightweight purse strap for something different.

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Leather Mini Post-It Cover Book on: June 28, 2016 01:40:03 PM
I took another book making workshop over the weekend.  Afterwards, we had a scrap pile to pull whatever we wanted to make other things with.  I opted to finally make something I had wanted to for a while.  A cover for my mini post-it notes to carry in my purse without them peeling off and sticking to everything in sight!

It ended up being a quick 5-10 minute project.

3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Cork Reindeer Ornament on: June 14, 2016 08:56:14 PM
I created this lil guy several months back and then a contest came up within the past couple of weeks, by a local reuse craft store, so I took some pix of him and entered him into it.  (To vote, you have to "like" him on their page.")  Then I decided that I should share him over here.  I've been kind of slack about sharing new projects.  I need to catch up.

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Bracelet - Blue/Green Malachite? Beads on: January 12, 2016 06:53:26 PM
This is a bracelet I just put together last night!  Yay one that didn't take me months to post!  I forgot to ask the friend I got the beads from for this what they were but maybe someone on here would know?  The little black spacers feel a little like lava rock, but I'm not positive on it.  When I googled, the closest thing for the green beads were malachite and the blue are similar to that as well.

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Bracelet - Purple/Lilac & Clear Glass Beads on: January 12, 2016 06:45:27 PM
This is a bracelet I put together in October 2015, but again just now getting around to posting it.

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Bracelet - Aurora Borealis Leaves & Lava Rock on: January 12, 2016 06:37:52 PM
I actually put this bracelet together in June 2015, but never did get around to getting it posted on here.  A friend has done a few workshops at our local library, she also happens to work there.  She brings in five containers of beads and allows us to have at it.  I love sparkle, so of course these leaves got my attention right away when they were changing color in the light and then the lava rock just seemed to work best with them.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Craft Storage - large scale on: January 12, 2016 12:12:26 AM
I just saw this and thought some here might like it.  I could imagine that it could be reduced in size to fit a space, but could be incredible for crafters storage instead kf e Legos it was made for.  Course some may have Legos they craft with.  Win-win.  http://agalkin.com/proj_chest.html
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Question: Original Cricut Personal Cutter & SCAL on: September 09, 2015 12:11:52 AM
I searched a little, but I kept finding projects instead of the flat out answers I was looking for.  I have e original Cricut Personal Cutter with the 6x12 mat.  I also haves few images of my own that I want to cut.  I don't want to have to she'll out for a new Cricut anytime soon.  My question is, if I purchase Sure-Cuts-A-Lot (on the secondary market and thinking it needs to be version 2?) will this work to cut out my own images as I want?  Also, does anyone know if one software can be installed on multiple laptops?  (Borrowing one until mine is repaired from a crash.)
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Concert Series (Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman) Ticket Scrapbook - semi pic heavy on: May 09, 2015 06:56:09 PM
This is the product of several book making workshops over the past few years.  Last year, they had one for making "pocket" books.  The instructor had bits and pieces of various items we could use to cover chipboard as a front and back.  After I saw a Hatch Show Print, this idea actually popped into my head as we go to this concert series every year.  I hadn't gotten around to creating the books yet though.  I knew I wanted a hard cover/book board (from yet another class) instead of what we did for these books.  Eventually I do plan on going back and doing the previous years, but I wanted this one ready for 2015 for the inserts!  What I came up with is as follows....

Front cover with spine title for putting on a bookcase.

When you open the book, you go inside the Ryman Auditorium (where the series is held) from the stage view....

Inside the book...(Disclosure: I had to make copies of another ticket from this year to "hold the place" of the series tickets for when they come in as they aren't mailed out for at least a couple more weeks.)  Each page is using elements from the original Hatch Show Print to keep it uniform.  The only thing they didn't put on the HSP was the year.  Not sure why they never do that. 

The "inserts" in each pocket are a "journaling page" - to make notes after each show (because at some point, the shows start to run together like who surprised who on what show!), a photo (which is actually holding the place of actual concert photos from after each show - obviously won't have those in time to post this), and the ticket itself.  (As soon as those are available, I will post updates.  I promise.)
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / That's What She Said Stenciled T-Shirt on: March 04, 2011 01:46:32 AM
As I said in my previous post ("Geek In The Pink...") this was done for a friend from high school.  This was actually the requested t-shirt that lead to the other.  I'm sure it's been done tons of times before by now but I actually think he used to use this phrase in high school which was long before "The Office" came out.  I saw one of these in an ad back in August though and told him I could make him one a lot cheaper and just as good.
If I'm remembering correctly, I used a pearl white soft paint on this one with a stencil that was a pain to cut out.  Font turned out nice, but not easy to deal with.  Ended up taking about an hour or so to do the cut outs for it in the end.  I remember having two white paints sitting there and I think I finally decided that the pearl would look prettier (even though it was for a guy).  I've already shipped them off to him so I can't look back at it.   Undecided
Thanks for looking!
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