Oh, man all of these tins are awesome! I've just now gotten over here and looked at the gallery. I hope my partner doesn't hate me when she gets my tin... Plans A and B didn't work at all, and my plan C wasn't at all what I envisioned, but it was all I could do. I think maybe I should have waited this one out . I got my package yesterday, my theme was sailor tattoos and here are the pictures:
this is the outside of the tin- how did she get the fimo so flat? It looks so professional- not at all like any of my attempts!
this is the inside and all of my goodies: sailor themed shrinky dinks, a rhinestone tattoo, a strange card that's going up on my wall in my craft room (I love it!), some ocean -themed buttons, and a mirror that she put a frosted anchor on.
and this is a bad close-up of the quote on the inside ("Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past." - Jack London) and the mirror.
I'm lucky my job doesn't have a problem with my tattoos or piercings, I was worried about it when I interviewed (it's at an ad agency that deals only with pharmaceuticals), but they didn't care as long as I follow the dress code and do my work. Here are two shots of the one I started on Sun.:
Sorry they're so blurry, but it's a hard area to take a picture of by yourself.
Yay! I had to work late, again, and i smooshed my finger in a door at work, so it wasn't a good night... until I got home and saw that my package from HairstylinMama had come! And when I opened it... it was as if Chrismakah had come early this year! Of course, my camera is in on the conspiracy already put into motion earlier today at work to ruin my day, so the pictures I took are not good at all. I tried to retake them, but my computer isn't even recognizing the card now ! HairstylinMama if you've got better pictures please post them. If not, I'll try again tomorrow to take better ones. Here they are: http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/29034Estuff3.jpg Two handmade pouches w/ zippers and a patch
An awesome purse to match one of the cool zippy pouches
And incense (that smells really good, by the way) a keychain, shoelaces (where did you ever find them? they're great!) a sparkly pin and the bestest christmas cards in the world (they say "blue christmas)! How did you know I collect snow globes? I am so so so so happy! HairstylinMama is the most wonderful swap partner in the world!
I never thought to make magnets with these things until I saw them on Craftster! A few years ago, my friend saw some necklaces at a local store and thought she could make them, too. She showed me how she made them when I came to visit, and I've refined the process since then. I just use modge podge (glossy) to stick them on and I just bought a whole bunch of flat marbles from a website that someone reccomended on one of these marble magnet posts: http://www.wholesalersusainc.com/ Here are my necklaces:
Until I found the website, I couldn't find the larger marbles anywhere! Michael's has stopped carrying them and they don't have Garden Ridge here. The last ones I got at Garden Ridge were full of little air bubbles, anyway. You can't get my necklaces wet, because of the modge podge- is the E600 good for sticking the images on, or just the magnets? Wait, here is a thread about making the necklaces- that's where I found the website: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19197.0 Her way is pretty much the same way I do mine, except I use hot glue to affix the wire and I cover the back with felt.
Those plastic shoe boxes from the dollar tree help a lot. If you can't get the clear ones, just stick a label to the outside of the box. Zippers in one, buttons in another,small notions in another, etc.I have a huge cart with 4 shelves that I keep fabric on, I sort by color, though. I keep my yarn in plastic bins under the table and in the laundry room. They are separated by: fancy-non natural fibers, natural fibers, acrylic, then a pop-up laundry basket with my latch hook canvas and rug yarns in it. As you can see, I use every available piece of space available:
I got the white bins at Ikea, and the wire rack that holds my paint and glue from the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart. I use old mugs, spice racks (more beads) -whatever I have at hand-, to hold stuff
I used to work at a bar, and I got them to save cool bottles for me to put beads in. That's an old roasted pepper can from the kitchen of a restaurant I worked at, filled with knitting needles. Some kid's cup I got at the thrift store is perfect for my scissors. I just put the knick-knack shelf up, and I'm in the process of filling it. My boyfriend made the thread holder for me. It looks cluttered, but I keep my worktop clear, so it's not so bad.
Do you think there's a market for it? And where would you try selling it? How much would you pay for it? P.S. My dad is pretty much blind, and if he can supplement his Social Security/ Disability checks with this, it would be really nice, so please respond. I've never sold anything online before, and I told him I would try to help him with it, but I'm pretty clueless about selling online.
Timothy Hoyer! for viciouskittie- that's the other guy in Richmond. Alive Tattoo. Amy Black works there, too, I actually wanted her to work on me, but never got around to it. I think they might have moved or something, I couldn't find a website.You guys should try to go to a Bizarre Bazaar while you're in Richmond. It's a cute little arts and crafts market put on every 3 months, hosted by Chop Suey Books. Anyway, here are some close ups of the flowers and the back of my patchwork:
You can see that he tried to put the vines in the background by putting shadows around it. I didn't want him to cover up the vines at first, but then, halfway through, I changed my mind. He almost killed me for doing that, but I think he did a good job, considering I changed the plan after he started.
I looked (backwards) through to pg 36, I think. Whew! It's so nice to see so many tattooed people who aren't snobby about them. I should have lotioned up first, because my dry skin makes them look faded- oh well! Here are mine::
My pirate lady, who kind of looks like a trannie (her crotch bulges) , but who I love anyway. My arm is a tribute to my Grandmother and also a cover up of my first tattoo (the vines in the background) and my first attempt at a tribute to her (the band beneath it)
I like to call this one, "Vagina Rose"- I knew it would kinda look like one before I got it, but I thought he would colour it differently. I decided to leave it, and now I kind of like it... My arm is an unfinished patchwork quilt- people ask if it's barbed wire all of the time. No, it's NOT! The rose is one I got in Portland OR by my ex boyfriend. I thought he did a great job, considering it was only his 2nd attempt at a tattoo. He's gotten better, and tattoos in WA now. Each patch signifies something important to me, and I think that's my favorite one.
Got this one about a year ago, in Richmond VA. Hurt like hell, awesome artist, though- light handed and quick!
Just random things... I want to fill it in w/ a pirate ship and wind and waves, but it just hurts so damn much... I think I'm going to get another patch filled in next. Or flaming dreidels on my wrists. I can't wait until I get my X-mas bonus...