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1  Jewellery Storage Solution in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Crafty-Kat on: December 11, 2012 10:49:32 AM
Hi all!

I have had this idea ever since seeing a similar topic on here ages ago...do you think I can find that now though?!



I got a lovely New York canvas for my birthday and instantly thought that it would be perfect as a hid away for my necklaces as its about 60cm tall and 150cm long but super light as its a thin canvas at only 1.8cm!



So with a rectangle of MDF, a couple of hinges, some small nails and a lick of paint it was ready! The edges are painted to match the wall while the black makes the necklaces stand out. As you can see in that picture you wouldn't even know anythign was there unless you knew to look for it!

Thanks for looking!  Grin



~on a side note~

I am also making another one behind another canvas to store away some of my crafting supplies! I am still deciding exactly what will be hanging on the rest of this though so I can't paint it yet.


Am thinking of including my knitting needles but need to make sure I can get them in and out easily first (which is why the items have been rearranged in the picture above which is the most recent picture) so am thinking of mounting this to open side ways with much larger hinges and a magnetic closure to hold some of the weight on the far side


I will post this once it is finished Smiley
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2  Hand made Pirate comic book ~Pic HEAVY~ in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Crafty-Kat on: December 11, 2012 09:59:40 AM
Hi all!

I made this comic for a true comic lover. It was an interesting weekend project as I have never even read a comic before so I had to do a fair amount of research first.
It isn't a normal comic size as it's A5 (far easier to make!) but the map is bigger as I assumed he would want to bag and board it to store safely in the comic box  Roll Eyes


My boyfriend has playmobil pirates on the top of his monitor in work. Recently he went away for a while - leaving them plenty of time to get up to some mischief.......

















I made him a map to follow through the office to find the comic (the one on the cover of the Comic) and presented it to him on his return Smiley


Think he enjoyed the surprise  Cheesy

Thanks for having a look Grin I would love to hear your comments
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3  Felt Christmas Decorations in Winter Holidays by Crafty-Kat on: December 11, 2012 09:09:34 AM
Hello all!

It has been a long time since I have posted anything and I thought it was about time I did something about it  Grin

It's that time of year again! I end up being away from home a lot around Christmas as it's an easy time to escape work...this means that I need some flight luggage friendly decorations of course! They pack easily and can't get damaged in transit.

Here are some close ups...as you can see they are not perfect Wink


I used an old work shirt for backing material, drew up a Bauble template and got crafting! Two hours later and I have over 60 Baubles and used the left over felt to make some easy 'parcels' too!





Thanks for having a look!
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4  Re: scrapbooking dilemma in Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions by Crafty-Kat on: October 13, 2010 01:40:26 PM
Thanks Punkyflossy! You really helped so I thought I would show you how far I have got! (as you can see I havent glued the last verse in place as I got a little excited about sharing it.)



I was thinking about what you said about grabbing attention, and thought that a good way to make something as small as a few words on a giant bit of paper to stand out was to make them a different colour to the background, something which contrasted and was out of the ordinary... So I went for white text on a black background!

I thought a few small photos around would look nice and not over powering and mean more to us two then anyone else while not being boring to look at (The small one in the top left is a mineral down a microscope...)


Please let me know what you think!!
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5  Octopus Baby Mobile in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Crafty-Kat on: July 09, 2010 12:12:52 PM
I made this with a lot of help from purringcat  Grin   
I'm new to crocheting so took part in a few personal swaps and got these amazing octopuses!




I had the easy part to make it into a mobile  Wink so a big thanks to purringcat!

Just for fun - What the baby will see!


Thank you for looking
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6  PJ's from a bed sheet ... my first sewing project in CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES by Crafty-Kat on: July 06, 2010 07:02:10 AM
I would like to point out this is the first thing I've ever sown apart from a sock rabbit (got a amazing sewing machine for my birthday and have been sewing lines on a pillow case for 2weeks to test all the different stitches (274!) plucking up the courage to actually sew something. So then I threw my self in the deep end with no pattern either! (oh and I moved house in the middle of it also hence the terrible photographs!)
I though the most obvious choice for this challenge would be a sun dress... so I ran a mile from then  Wink

I had a hideous twin sheet from when I was little lying around, unsure of what to do with it... and I needed some nice comfy short to sit around the house crafting in now its (finally) got to summer... so these were born!


Trust me its me that's wonky and not the PJ's!

There are pockets in the shorts and a wide waist band (elasticated on the back to gather it while leaving the front taught)

With all this excitement I forgot to take a before shot... but the sheet was all stripes of the same pattern
This is one of the two rectangles I started with for the top folded over once I decided on the length.


In progress-

Originally the front and back where going to be the same height, but I didn't like the look of the chunky straps and all the straight edges! so the back was shortened and the gathering on the front extended up...


in progress shot (haven't finished the shorts here)
Thanks for looking!
And please remember to vote for your favourite in the challenge!

On a side note- I enjoyed this so much I've decided to make a dressing gown from another sheet! I started this last night so know it wont be done in time but wanted to share it anyway ..
The back (without sleeves)-


The front with Pj's-



There is now two pockets on the front, white stitching details along the top of these, and down the edge of the front flap. and a white button closure.
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7  Re: Stud polymer clay earrings and a pretty purple necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Crafty-Kat on: June 15, 2010 11:28:04 AM
Thank you all for your lovely comments!
I will be putting these up on my website as soon as I get it all up and running  Cheesy ironing out a few kinks atm...
The citrus slices seem to be clear winners with everyone I've asked as well as you all on here (I have some lemon, lime and blood orange ones also) I will upload more photos soon!

Sorry Diane B. I hope I didn't confuse you too much!!

You are correct as there is one large necklace (big, round and purple) and then a dozen stud earrings in the background within one box.  Hopefully this photo is a bit clearer which I just found on my other camera  Smiley it even shows the purple a little better...


And yes by sticks I do mean canes (I knew there had to be a better word for it!)
Thank you for all of your help, and when I finally get around to making more I will make sure I browse through all of your advice once again  Grin Grin
I was previously cutting and cooking or as you said cooking and cutting, just to find out which way worked best!

I have been making a few canes every now and then (a good way to sit and watch films I find!) and as a result have a fair collection of small usable canes! I have found a few uses (earrings, insets in pendants, nail art, beads and heads on pins) but am always trying to think of new thinks to do with them!
An example is http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350653.0

Thanks again for all of the great links to your website also!

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8  Re: Remelted Shrinky Dink Jewellery in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Crafty-Kat on: June 15, 2010 11:08:24 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments  Grin

As I was adding another post for the remelted SD today I thought I could answer some of your questions! (you can see the post here- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350837.0)

The plastic I used in this post was 'crystal clear' Shrink plastic, the latest post shows you what the frosted plastic looks like once its remelted!
This is a photo of another fish pendant I've been commissioned to make showing the stacking of the pieces before remelting.

You can see here the edges are much sharper then they appear after the remelting

And ..... Just for crazydoc I've managed to find a picture of the little seahorse I used for the pendant I sadly sold before photographing  Grin


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9  Remelted Shrinky Dink Jewellery - Dotty Necklace and Ring in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Crafty-Kat on: June 15, 2010 11:05:19 AM
After my previous post I've had another go at remelting SD plastic



To remelt the SD you just cook it up as normal first, then stack them on top of each other creating the affect you want and reheat again. I find that to adhere the bits together a normal oven works well.... but to get the rounded edges that gives it the glassy look a blow torch works best! being careful not to burn the plastic!!!

In my last post (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350654.msg4091627#msg4091627) I used crystal clear shrink plastic, as someone asked (Diane B.) what type of plastic I used as they seemed so clear I thought I would give the frosted plastic a go today!


as you can see in this picture the backing piece looses some of its frosting during the remelting (looks almost like its just oily now Shocked)

In the previous pieces I have used very fine sand paper and polishing paper to get the high gloss look as they can sometimes be slightly spotty (looks like air bubbles?)

I made a matching beaded ring as I want to wear these out tonight Smiley


To add a little bit more colour I've ran some bright pink along the edges, I love you it sounds out at some angles but is barely visible at others  Grin


Thanks for looking!
C and C as always are welcomed
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10  Fused plastic Jewellery NEW photos added! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Crafty-Kat on: June 13, 2010 04:22:15 PM
I decided to have a go at fusing plastic but didn't really know what to with the 'flowers' once I had made them!

So this is what I came up with  Cheesy


I made a matching choker and bracelet  Grin




Please let me know what you think as I am in two minds Smiley

Thanks for looking!

Thanks for the inspiration...
That do you think?




Thanks!
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