I went to a resale store where leftover construction stuff is sold for cheap and I got this double cabinet and a piece of counter top for $50. The counter top is too big (as you can see), but being lazy and not very construction savvy, I just left it and I use the overhang for storage of food, litter, an carrying cases for kitties. Inside there is 2 large litter pans and a hole was cut out of the back for easy access. The hole that you can see in the front at the bottom was already there - part of the reason it was in that store to begin with. I am thinking of making a little "skirt" or something to hide it, but I'm not sure if that would just collect more cat hair and look bad or not.
And the picture!
I don't know why the thumbnail isn't working. I couldn't use Craftster photo hosting because it's not letting me upload anything at the moment. I'll try it again a little later on. Nevermind! Fixed it.
I made this for the Friends of Craftster Raffle swap USA version. The theme was red, white, and you, so I made a patriotic poppet. I think she came out pretty good. I'm not super happy with her hair, but I'm never happy with my poppet's hair. I'm really happy with her dress and apron-they came out much cuter than I thought they would. I hope you guys like her too.
While I was browsing around online today I came across this tutorial for a Japanese Knot Bag. The instructions and pattern seemed simple enough, so I printed it out and got to work. It was pretty simple and while it was a little smaller than I thought it would be I really love it. I am going to pack some stuff in it and start carrying it around.
Reversed - I probably would have used this fabric for the outside, but I didn't have enough fabric to make a matching bottom, so it became the lining.
I made these to send to some penpals. I guess they are just in time for Easter, although by the time they arrive, Easter will be over. That's ok though. I think they came out pretty cute. I don't really know a lot about embroidery, but the nose and mouth came out ok. The only thing I wish I did was add a tail, but I totally forgot.
These were so quick and easy to make. I like things that I can just bust out in one sitting.
First I want to give thanks to this tutorial. It really helped me figure out to how to do a lining. Even though the tute is for a zipper bag, I just replaced the zipper with a flap.
This is only my 2nd bag that I've made without a pattern. I'm especially pleased with how the flap came out since I just winged it. I also added some batting on the inside to make the bag a little more protective of the netbook (it's a Dell Mini 9). The only thing I have left to do is add a closure. I was thinking about a button or something, but I don't have any in my stash that are big enough.
What do you think? Any other ideas for a closure besides a button? Input appreciated.
OK, so actually it's my 2nd, but my 1st...well, I'd rather not talk about it.
It's a little curly-I guess I'm not quite sure how to control tension yet. I know this is so plain and simple, but I have to be honest-I'm just so proud of it! I really hope to be able to make amigurumis some day, but this is a nice start-at least I finished it.
It will go to a swap partner (not the deer, he's just the model).
This my third complete cross-stitch. I have started with really small projects in order to gain some confidence. This was a kids "learn to craft" project. I thought it was cute, so I did it myself.
Being a project for a kid, it was really simple. I didn't like how a lot of the line work went either, but I went ahead and just followed the pattern. It looks a little messy to me, but I still think it's cute.
This is my 2nd time completing a cross-stitch. It came in a little kit that included everything needed to complete the design. I didn't really like all the outlining at the end, but it really would have looked incomplete without it. The floss included in this kit was terrible-even as a beginner I could tell it was poor quality, but I still managed to get it finished. I know there are some mistakes-some by accident, some on purpose because I'm lazy, but it's ok.
Alright, enough rambling-here is the product.
By the way, this was also my first experience with french knots-fun!
I have my preferences set to notify me with a pop up when I get a new PM, but lately, I haven't been getting it. It always worked in the past, whether I was already on Craftster or just arriving to the site.
Just a few minutes ago I received a new message, but I only noticed because of the "Hello KiwiDragons! You have 1 unread Personal Messages." message. Is this just me? Thanks for help!
A lady I work with does a lot of cross stitch and other needlework and when I expressed interest, she brought me a mini kit (made my DMC) to try my hand at. I'm sure others could have completed this in no time, but it took me quite a few hours. I'm still really happy with how it turned out. She brought me another one (this time my Mary Engelbreit) to try, but I haven't had time to get started on it yet.