This is awesome. I've been wanting to get a light box myself, and I'll be moving soon, and instead of using a traditional coffee table, I think this makes more sense. ^_^ I do a lot of drawing, and in the case of severe mistakes, sometimes it's easier to just trace something off omitting the mistakes. In the past I'd just tape my original picture to a window during the day with a new piece of paper over it, and quickly and carefully trace it off, then continue from there. Thanks for posting this!
I am all excited about my first craft since I was a kid.
This forum gave me the inspiration and patience. The result has lots of room for improvement, but... I have found the cheap places to get material from, and had fun while making this. My cats love it. And I am all proud. I attempted to make a semi-tutorial in my web page.
;_; **sobs** Oh, it won't load... I could really really make use of that. I have two devilish cats who keep tearing at the NICE pieces of mini-furniture that I've bought for my BJD's, and I'd LOVE to make something just for my cats. I'd even put some catnip and fluffs of their own fur inside the cushions to help them understand that it's for them. Poo...
Thoughts? My main issue is that it's so very very short. Should I scrap it and maybe use the fabric for a skirt instead? Or cut it up into er.. one of those pregnancy inducing tops? I should point out though that it isn't actually QUITE as short as it looks - I've got abnormally freakishly long legs, so it's actually about mid thigh on me (as opposed to the butt skimming length I just realised it looks..)
Honey, it's hot as it is. Holy crap, it's so very retro looking on you. It's amazing!
You can either use a treasure chest for a fish tank, or do my favorite and use polymer clay.
I'm not that good with polymer clay yet, but I never even considered the fish tank treasure chest before! Come to think of it, there are plenty of items just the right size intended for fish tanks that could be very useful! Woohoo, ideas! I can get a fish tank chest, as well as one of those "spooky pirate caves". Alright!
I bought some mini bottles recently, and a couple I'm going to make lil "poison" labels for, and the others will get "rum" labels. LoL! Yay for Hobby Lobby clearances!
A friend of mine is obsessed with Muppets and Pirates. In general he's obsessed with getting ANY sort of small items that are properly scaled for his Muppet figures, but currently he's in dire need of pirate stuff to scale. I'm not sure of the exact scale, but they are about the height of any action figure toy. Not as big as the spawn figures, but not as tiny as a G.I. Joe, y'know? lol... Anyway, I'm wanting to make a treasure chest, for one, and fill it with "gold coins", and I'm ... well, whatever else would be good. LoL, I need to sit down and go through some pirate sites and figure out what all else I can make.
The treasure chest is what has me really stumped. I don't know what I shold make it from, nor how to go about it really. Currently my only thought is cutting up a cereal box, duct taping, affixing lil wood appliques of the proper size and shape, then painting over it to look like wood. However, if anyone has a better idea, I'd like to hear it. The "gold coins"... I'm thinking of checking the craft store for gold sequins. I figure that would be close enough, and I can use tiny "pearl" seed beads and "gold" seed beads to make lil necklaces to go in there as well.
The pirate flag will be from the left-over fabric from a black tee I'm planning to re-con, and I'm going to use bleach on a pointy-cottonswab to put in the skull and crossbones.
Anyway, I got a LOT of cleaning to do in my room today. I just want to hear some feedback and have some help with brainstorming. ^___^ It'd be cool too if anyone else wanted to give this stuff a try. It's fun to do for that whole "talk like a pirate day".
my mom used to be an avid crocheter and made beautiful doilies. now, due to age, her eyesight is going. but she decided to use one of these knitting looms and is eager to make lots of stuff with it.
her main gripe right now is that working the loom produces large holes in whatever she makes....
how do you all battle that?
Is she going 1 over 1 with her yarn? If so, tell her to use 1 over two. If that doesn't explain it well, message me and I'll return here to explain it for EVERYONE. We bought those also since I'm the only one here with the patience to actually learn to knit. Everyone else keeps whining that they wish THEY could knit, but when I offer to teach them they whine, "It'd be too hard!" ... Okay, I thought it was hard too at first, but I persevered, and I realized it wasn't hard, it was just something I didn't understand. Now I'm getting really good at it.