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21  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 04/01/12 - Craftster Goes Katster! on: April 01, 2012 06:43:17 AM
LOL! what happened to my pic?!?! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
22  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 04/01/12 - Craftster Goes Katster! on: April 01, 2012 06:41:02 AM
Is it going to stay like this forever?  Undecided
23  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: collection of cardboard quaker oats canisters on: March 31, 2012 06:38:06 PM

I needed a new container for my decoupage glue and a few other through away brushes. soooo:


But you could easily make a gift box or a cute pen and pencil holder for in the office. I like saving soda can tabs for future projects, so I have one for those. I live in Florida, so I have always wanted to make one covered in shells. They are nice to have around and decoration when you fancy them up a bit! Cheesy
 
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Dreamcatchers from the Wild on: March 31, 2012 12:37:13 PM
I love the detailing that you did on them!
They are super pretty and special!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406389.0
25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Inspiration help? on: March 30, 2012 07:20:32 PM
I have been wanting to make a doll but I cant seem to think of any good ideas for one.
I really like:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404151.0
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I like artsy stuff like that Grin ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

But I don't want to steal people's great ideas and crafts. It would be great if I could find any tutorial.
I would love any help!

-ChelseaLou
26  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Mustache Bag on: March 30, 2012 07:11:14 PM
Kittykill- Ahh the power of the internet! All I do to find any of my patterns are to google them off course!
I do find luck when I type in key words like "mustache embroider" or "cartoon mustache".Only
simple words, but powerful. Plus the felt is textured. It may be hard to tell, but it is. A sheet of solid color is 30cents and a textured sheet is 99cents at Micheal's

humboldtcherry- I totally agree! Grin
27  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My two loves on: March 30, 2012 02:01:40 PM
I learned how to surf over spring break! Grin
My P.E. teacher (Ms. Schorn) taught me with a few of my other friends from school.
I knew I had to make her something because she helped me find a surfboard. Plus she went out surfing with me privately. So this is what I came up with:









It was hard to give it away because I love the result, but I gave it to her today and she flipped!  Smiley
-ChelseaLou

Just for fun this is my new love Grin:

Only $99.00 at costco Wink
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Dream Catcher tutorial on: March 30, 2012 01:46:09 PM


Hi! I decided I wanted to make a tutorial on how to make these because no one has a clue  on how to make dream catchers. It is really fun and easy to make. Plus it uses ordinary objects you find around the house.

I made mine a key chain but you can just put some nice chain or whatever you like to make it a necklace. I do recommend that If you do make a key chain it is strong because it may break. Enjoy!

Materials:
1 any size key ring
1 clip or chain for necklace
embroidery floss
1 sheet of shiny paper
3 shells with holes
or
6 beads (instead of paper and shells)



1. Cut a long peice of embroidery floss and tie is to key ring


2. wrap floss around the key ring until all the way around and tie a knot




3. Tie a second piece of floss next to extra floss


4.Take the floss, put the strand over than under and up through the hole. pull tight



5. Do this all the way around until you reach your starting point


6. Repeat step 4 but instead of doing it on the key ring, do it on the floss. Pull tight



7. Repeat step 6 untill you run out of room. It should sorta look like this:


8.Take the string popping through the center and pull it through a bottom hole. Pull tight


9.Tie that string next to the others and make a knot.


10.Take paper and cut out leafs. Put a hole through them.


11. Tie a piece of floss at bottom

12. Put Paper leafs or beads onto strands and tie a double knot


13. continue putting things on strands until you are happy with the result

14. tie the lose strands at top to clip and burn the ends (if you want to). Or for a necklace attach hoop or tie on string. 


Finished!

I hope you liked this tutorial and hope it helps! I have made necklaces for gifts and people love em'!
I made a lot of these before and had practice. So If you can't get it at first, get the inside of an embroider hoop and practice on it.

-ChelseaLou

Necklace form:


29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red and Blue Patchwork Purse on: March 30, 2012 06:14:21 AM
Aww! Too cute! I want one!  Cheesy
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Green butterfly cuff on: March 29, 2012 04:09:14 PM
oops! posted same pic! Embarrassed

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