The 10 yr old girl I baby sit for broke her left thumb (she's a lefty) the other day. I have been doing crafts with her before the incident, and would like to continue, because her Mom says that is the highlight of her day, and that the girl is so proud of her creations. What could we make? We made packing tape comic book wallets before she broke her thumb. Today, we made paper bead necklaces. She loved both, but had a tough time with the scissors on today's project. Any ideas?
I wanted to go as a super heroine/villainess this year for Halloween , but don't have the body for a bodysuit or leotard. Maybe I can go as a non-superhero character? But I wanto go as someone people will reconize, and it would be hard to go as Mary Jane Watson or Gwen Stacey unless I had a boyfriend to go as spiderman (which I currently lack). Can anyone help me? Thanks!
I have a mostly there set of children's enclyclopedias from the 1970's (missing two or three volumes). The pictures and photos are darling, and very dated (I esp. love the articles on computers, space travel, and modern clothing-you can tell they are '70s) Some articles and pictures you can tell are made for children in the '70s, they are very "kidified" and they gloss over stuff. The section on adolecence is hilarious! But what could I do with them? I am growing tired of making bookmarks with them, (althouth I love the Sigmund Freud & Pavlov bookmark and pencil holder set I made for my phychology major sister). I was thinking decoupage, but I don't have any ideas on what to cover with pictures or what theme to use. Help, anyone?
I did a search on graduation gifts, and didn't find many ones for guys. My friend is not going to college right away, so a survival kit would not be good. He like video games, wierd humor (think Monty Python, and Homestarrunner.com kinda humor) He likes science fiction shows (which i know nothing about) He also likes indie music and death metal for music. I wanna make him some thing special! can anyone please help?
Here are my lovely creations made from a fisher-price castle knight and an arcade-prize pirate. I used an awl to poke a hole in them, then strung them up. Let me k now what you think! (I may be selling them, and am open to suggestions)
There they are! (sorry the photos arn't the best, the cords got cut off, but they really are long enough for a necklace, and the turtle ends in a toggle clasp, the gator with a barrel clasp.) I threaded some plastic animals onto a black wax linen cord. I am thinking of selling these and my other jewelry made from small toys, so if anyone can give me tips on how much I should sell them for, or how to improve upon them (just keep in mind my lack of camera skills), then that would be greatly appreaciated, too. Thanks!-Tez
Okay, i did a search and still couldn't find the answer. I make purses and people tell me I should sell them. I would, accept the handles are always falling off! I hand sew, (I am sewing machine illiterate) and don't like those metal grommet things, or bamboo handles. (I know i'm being picky). Most of my pocket books are fabric (denim, fakefur, canvas-type material, and other thick, but not too thick to hand sew fabrics). I usually just sew a strip of whatever fabric I am working with to the bag, but I am using the wrong material/method.
This is Bubba, my redneck monster. I sewed him from fuzzy orangy pink material. I made his farmer jeans from an acid-washed denim remnent, his hair is yarn, and his hat is a mini straw hat that was laying around the bucket I keep my crafts in. Oh, yeah, his bandana is red fleece.