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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Tiny Wooden Winter House - Lots O Pics on: January 13, 2011 01:16:51 PM
OK, since the pics of this have been posted by the receiver in the swap, I thought I would share here, too. This was the third attempt at making a tiny house for the swap. The first two were COMPLETELY different, but this one turned out better (and much less broken) in the long run.

It was made with scrapbooking paper (cardstock grade), wooden bits, fake snow, and acrylics. Not to mention lots of glue. Lots and lots of glue. The chairs are scrapbooking brads and jewelry wire, with a bit of hot glue gun stabilization.


3/4 front view


3/4 rear view

without the roof


front open, looking in


laid flat, the inner walls


close up of the floor and chairs
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Steampunk-y help? on: September 08, 2010 02:29:19 AM
A friend of mine has been invited to a steampunk themed wedding. She's supposed to dress accordingly. Since I'm one of the few people she knows that enjoys playing with clothing, accessories, crafty stuff, etc. that has the time to help her out, she asked me to... well, help her out.

The thing is, I've never done ANYTHING steampunk!! I think it's flippin' awesome, and would love love LOVE to get into it for myself as well, but am completely clueless as to where to begin. Except that she's got a newsie hat that could really use a pair of goggles...

Would somebody be willing to give me a crash course? Move this to an appropriate area of the board? Anything that will help? I'm lost!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / So Proud... I made a book!! on: September 04, 2010 07:33:36 AM
I decided yesterday that, demmit, it was time to sit down and learn how. So I used the back of a school notebook, a sheet of scrapbook paper, some printer paper, and some linen weaving thread to put this together.  There's a couple of things I could have done better - like find a better glue, or boil down some flour paste, instead of using a glue stick - but it turned out pretty ok.

The cover:


The stitching:


And it even opens!  Grin


I think this will make a good Yule present for my older daughter, with a "matching" purple one for the younger daughter.

A couple of questions, though: Is it staying open because the stitching is too tight? What do you recommend for glue, to keep the inner cover sheet attached? (That's coming completely off already.) And would con-tac paper be a good cover?
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Getting geared up for the holidays! on: September 04, 2010 07:27:44 AM
I'm broke, so am doing handcrafted gifts this year. That, and it's got more sentimental value. Yeah... yeah...

Here are a few ornaments that have been finished and blocked.

5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A couple of years old... on: September 04, 2010 07:25:19 AM
And it ended up being sold, but this is what happens when set loose with a glass nibbed dip pen and india ink, along with a couple of hours' worth of down time.

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Literal Travelling Journal on: September 03, 2010 04:19:34 AM
Due to insomnia and lack of funds to do the Sketchbook Project this year (durn dental work anyway), I had a thought!

Mark it on the calendar, folks, it doesn't happen often.  Cheesy

What if I were to use one of the blank journals I have laying around here (some people obsessively buy paper or underwear, I obsessively hoard blank journals) and fill it up with... STUFF... Journal-y stuff, and scrapbook-y stuff, and just regular stuff, and deep thoughts, and shallow thoughts, and just let it all out and let it all flow. Right? Then set up a website and email address for this journal, to allow people to post about it, comment on it, ask questions about it, etc., put in a page that refers people to the website, and... loose it into the world to do as it wants.

Has anybody done anything like that? Would you ever do anything like that? Comments welcome!
7  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Hello from Orlando! on: August 20, 2010 10:07:56 PM
I was introduced to the site when a coworker brought up the Weeping Angel from a fashion doll post at work, to show me what she wanted to do. Immediately we both went something like...

OOOOO!!! And we could make them for Halloween and hide them in the trees and bushes, and put some on strings and pulleys so that when you pull the strings they move closer to the door and OO!! we could get a mannequin top and put one on top of the roof peeking over and it would be just SO COOL but I couldn't keep it in the house because I'd NEVER sleep again and...  (etc.)

I came home, pulled up the site, started poking around, and realised that much time could be spent getting ideas from there, and there, and there, and that topic, and that section, and maybe not that one but DEFINITELY that one... Something tells me the grades may slip a bit this semester, but the addiction must be fed.
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