I think it would be super neat to have a "decorate my house" swap, where you could send your partner a picture of a room that you're working on (or maybe even post it on the thread?) Or a room that you've done some work to already-and have that partner make you a wall hanging or anything that would match. (ex.- pillowcases for bedroom, shower curtain for bathroom, dish towels for kitchen, etc)
I've been working on my red and black kitchen forever and I think you craftsters would know just the last little bit it needs!
Any comments or interest? I don't know if i could organize until mid may, but I do think it would be fun
I had the HARDEST time making her. I'm not great at sewing by hand. And she was just so darn small! I put the hair on with needle and thread. Also put some tiny button eyes on there. Made the first part of her raincoat by hand but by the time i got to the front I had spent WAY too much time on a small for this Coraline Swap. Anyway, here she is.
I think I just need practice at making any kind of stuffed doll. I've had a HARD time making anything of the sort.
I made this for my swap partner in the Coraline swap, and worked super hard on it so I thought I'd post it here and get some opinions. I've got something I can post that's coraline related after my second partner receives too
I used a piece of cloth to texture her shirt, and a straight pin to texture her pants to look like corduroy. Her hands were great until I knocked off a thumb after baking. The only thing I really regret is using paint that was too thick on her face- you could see some brush strokes. I think I learned from it though
On to the pictures! (some were taken by my amazing partner, Deseree)
Body (this was my first time with any kind of armature- that's why the arms turned out kind of funny)
The making of (before her hair was painted blue, and before I messed up the face paint)
It was my first polymer doll of any kind, and I think I did okay for my first try. I was kind of sad to send her away, but my partner seemed to like her
I made these boxes for my partner in the Coraline Swap. One is a book that I stained and attached a button to, and the other is a box that I stained and tried to antique, putting a wood "C" on the top that I antiqued myself from Michael's. I also put a large button in the bottom of the box.
Would anyone be interested in meeting maybe once a month or more for general crafty-goodness? I've lived here all my life and just haven't found anyone who likes to craft on a regular basis. I live on the Westside of Spartanburg, near Westgate Mall. I've gotten into polymer clay work, just started teaching myself to crochet, basic (very basic) sewing, painting, drawing, jewelry/beading, and some home decorating.
I'd like to learn how to work with resin, spinning, and anything generally interesting.
So I saw in a gallery that someone had made a "swap partner journal"
I think it would be really cool to put a journal together for your partner, making yourself whatever number in the book that you fall (ex. if your partner has participated in six swaps already, you'd leave six blank pages and put yourself as page seven, filling in your information for your partner and putting a bunch of blank pages after yours)
I just thought about making one for myself and went "oh! wouldn't it be cool if you had a swap partner make one for you?!)
Feedback? Has something like this already been done? I did a search and didn't turn up anything.
So I made this last year for one of my friends (the first one to have a baby! everyone was so excited!) and took on this project. It was the biggest sewing project I've ever taken on and I'm really happy with the result.
The idea is:
You can undo the top part and fasten it around the headrest of your car, making it convenient to get to anything you need in the car. And then when you take your little one out of the car, it turns into a kind of mini-diaper bag for smaller trips so you don't have to carry the really heavy one.
Comments and criticism would be super-appreciated!
So, I'm working on this project for a swap. Take it to work with me and put it in the seat of my car (to get opinions on what needs to be changed, etc.) and my purse falls over and crushes it. So it's cracked in like 3 places, and when the purse fell on it it bent the wire armature inside. So I'm afraid to bend it back and there's a huge gap in the item. What kind of glue can I use to repair this, if any? I've already painted the item and am afraid to re-bake it, or I would just fill the holes and bake again.