Now that you've seen it in action, How about a Colorsuckr Swap? The basic idea is to give your partner an image or a few images, then you take it to the colorsuckr tool and craft an item for your partner in the color schemes given to you!
I probably wont be able to organize this, or participate but we were talking about it in the FOC boards, and I thought I'd put the idea out here.
I don't remember which episode it was, but I loved when Barney said this, so I stitched it up
Funny story on this one. Notice the purple blotch on the bottom? yeah. That was caused by one of my children digging out my iron and coloring on the heating plate. I posted for ideas of how to get rid of it, but hubby said "This is the perfect opportunity to put that quote into action. Stop being sad about it and be awesome instead" Well said darling. So there remains the mess.
Check her out! She's at the CHA show in the big ol' Chicago. (Which is way farther then I've ever been.....) She's been Needlefelted, appliqued, has stumpwork wings, has beads throughout her hair and she has an M&M's minis tube in her to keep you secrets. I found the cute little arms and legs at tinythingsarecute.com.
Proof that she can keep your secrets!
Hope you like her! I sure miss her and can't wait to have her back sitting on my shelf. But I'm so happy that she'll be seen by many
Hey there Felty folks! What say you to a felting challenge? ( I hear a resounding yes yes yes!!!! ) But before we can go into detail over it, I need to hear some suggestions as to theme. Here are my ideas:
-Inspired by a picture, but the same picture, not one you have, so we'd all be using the same inspiration. Any item could be created using any felting technique. -Cowls -Nuno felting -Needle felted monsters/ animals/people -mittens -Color scheme themed (monochromatic, complementary etc...)
This little lady was inspired by the M&M's mini's tubes swap. Take a tube and alter in some way. And while she is sitting there, you can't see that she is made with one in her core. Her face is needlefelted, her wings are stumpwork embroidery, her dress is a sleeve of an old shirt(lace) and the torso of another old shirt (blue under dress). She is stuffed and I found her fabulous little arms and legs at tinythingsarecute.com.
A few different angles:
Proof that she can keep your secrets!
She's off to the CHA media show in Chicago, so if you are in the area and are going, you can check her out in person!
Yeah, so do we post progress shots here or what? How is the winner chosen?
Progress shots would go in a thread you start at the end of the challenge. Either I'll get them to make me a folder, or I'll get you guys to post them in the spinning completed Projects board with "Sheep to Shawl" in the title.
There will be a poll at the end and it will be a vote to decide the winner
So apparently one of my children went into my craft room and decided that coloring on my iron was a good idea??? I don't know why, but it must have been fun. Anyway, this is the resultant disaster:
How on earth can I recover this? it's been ironed in there now, so there's nothing I can do but maybe color the rest of the cloth? Not exactly what I was going for at all... but I really really hate to have to scrap this! I've been working on it for a week, only to pretty much have it destroyed as I'm getting ready to frame it. Help, please!
Hey folks! I was wondering if any of you had interest in a "Sheep to shawl" type challenge. The parameters would be: Start with naked (natural) roving, or if you should choose, a fleece - I know some people don't like to clean fleeces, which is why natural roving would be acceptable. then dye your wool. then spin your wool then using knit, crochet, or weaving, (or if you can come up with another nifty way to make fabric with your yarn) create something wearable. Like a shawl or sweater.
I realize this is a lot of work, so the time line would probably run over the summer months, starting in June, ending at the beginning of September. And if this is successful, we'll do one in January to!