I made one of these little guys for the Litha Swap. There was much question as to how he was made, so here's the PIC OBESE tute.... kmichele_craftyfae wrote out the tutorial, I've simply posted it here and supplied the pictures. Enjoy!
You take a piece of stiff cardboard in the length that you want the doll to be. Wrap the cardboard numerous times with some yarn, but not to tight or your doll will end up shorter than the cardboard.
Take a pair of scissors, at the other end (opposite your tie off), slide your scissors under the yarn and clip to remove your bunch from the cardboard. You will (should) have 2 equal bunches on each side of your tie. Fold in half so the tie is at the top of your doll. (I didn't cut mine, works fine as well) http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac172/CraftsterPhotos/DSC00569.jpg
Here is the newest addition to my Pagan jewelery collection... A Spiral Goddess pendant.
I cut the pendant out of a fairly large apple tree branch, dried it, then pyrographed the Goddess. I then rubbed it with olive oil, and let it dry. The beads are all natural, made from various materials such as coconut, seashells, and pearl.
In québec, all grocery stores, and most large surface stores charge for plastic bags, so pretty much everyone has re-useable bags, and they really use them. Except, I have noticed, in the fresh fruit & Veggie isle. We still use those impossible to open plastic bags.
So, I dismantled an old curtain I had lying around, and made Re-useable Fruit & Veggie Bags Since I used a sheer, lightweight material, the bags won't add weight to what your buying, and the cashier can see the produce through the material.
Neat eh? MoonRaven (Comments are always appreciated)
Here are pictures of a wand I just finished for Ostara.
Ostara is the Wiccan holiday that celebrates Spring, hence the butterfly & flower motifs. The wand is lilac, and the designs are woodburned (obviously).
I basically cut thee branch I wanted last Ostara, striped the bark, and let it dry for, oh, six months. I woodburned the designs in sometime in September, and oiled it (with lilac oil made from the Mother Tree's bloom's) at Samhain (Hallowe'en).
A scrapbook page I made of my brother and I, ages 5/newborn and 18/13. The wording is french, and translates to, ''I smile because you are my brother, I laugh because you can't do a damn thing about it.'' That pretty much sums it up. Enjoy
I got into crafting around four when my mother tried to teach me to knit. crocheting was more my thing, so she taught me that instead. I go by stages. A few months ago, I was crazy about scrapbooking, and spent all my spare time making pages. Right now its sewing. I've re-done all the curtains in my house, made aprons for everyone I know... My fiancée insists I have ocd...
I'm more of a fill-in-the-blanks kind of person, so here is my fill-in-the-blanks introduction:
Name: Jessica Marie-Nicole Brown Age: 20 Birthday: 8 June Chick or Dude?: Chick Sign:Gemini Eyes:Blue Hair: Black & Red Underneath (for now) Height: 5'9 Marital Status: Engaged Location: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec Hometown: Saint-Zotique, Québec Occupation: Waitress
Hobbies & Interests:Cooking, Baking, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Singing, Playing Guitar, Gardening Favourite Music / Books / Movies: Celtic, Country, Classic Rock / The Belgariad by David Eddings / Sleepy Hollow, Saw movies, Nightmare Before Christmas Favourite Quote:''When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace'' -Jimmy Hendrix Best thing about you: I'm a perfectionist Worst thing about you: I'm a perfectionist What makes you happy?: Haagen Daas Rockey Road Ice Cream What makes you sad?:No more Haagen Daas Rockey Road Ice Cream Vices: Haagen Daas Rockey Road Ice Cream (I should weigh 400lbs the way I eat the stuff!)
So anyhow, I'm glad to be on the site, and am hoping to learn many new techniques, from my peers.