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11  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Nuno Felt Scarf on: October 05, 2008 09:01:19 AM
My latest Nuno Scarf!






12  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Green bag idea on: September 22, 2008 09:47:58 AM
I am doing my first craft fair and didn't want to purchase bags.... so I got to thinking about something reusable and cheap.
I bought 4 yards of pink toile and made simple drawstring bags of different sizes.  I used pretty pink ribbon (20 yards for a buck)  the toile was 1.49 a yard plus I had a 40-% off coupon.  It made a ton of bags and it will be something they can use again.
I am planning on wrapping items in pretty tissue first so it ought to be a nice presentation.
(I sell felted items so it is very lightweight)
Here are two pics:






I hope this is useful to people out there!
13  Florida / Florida: Central / Wanting to start an Orlando Craft Club on: August 11, 2008 08:12:13 PM
Hi all,

I was hoping to gather some people together to a group crafting event.  It would be in the College Park section of Orlando (Edgewater Drive) in a great little tea house that has lots of tables, food, drink and wi-fi.
People could bring whatever they are currently working on, and look and learn from everyone else's projects.

The place I am thinking of is called Infusion Tea, here's the map:  http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=infusion+tea&sll=28.566576,-81.389739&sspn=0.009329,0.018969&ie=UTF8&ll=28.567638,-81.389744&spn=0.009328,0.018969&z=16&iwloc=A

The date is Thursday, August 14th at 7 PM.

See you there!

Terri
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted/Felted Purse on: July 15, 2008 06:13:06 PM
I hope this belongs in this catagory!  This is my first felted purse. I didn't line it because it was already smaller than I anticipated.
I wanted to cover the snaps, so I made those funky round "buttons."
I wear a lot of pink and orange, so this should go well with my outfits.  Hope ya like it!



Before and After felting:

15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Mac logo floor canvas on: June 20, 2008 10:48:43 AM
Hi.  I painted this for my husband's home office.  His birthday is in a couple of weeks and he is starting a new Apple consulting business.  He is going to be so surprised!  If anyone has made a floor canvas before, what kind of varnish did you use?  Did it keep the dirt off?



16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / New use for old sunglasses: Hairband on: June 06, 2008 05:48:22 PM
My niece was wearing her sunglasses on her head around the house, and when I asked her why she said it was because those stiff bands pinch, and the cloth ones that go all the way around the head usually slip off.
I thought about how true that was! I figured it was because of the springs in the temples of the glasses making them flex with your head comfortably.

I went home and got a pair of old frames that had no lenses in them, and made these!
I simply wrapped yarn around and a dot of glue here and there.  The yarn is so fuzzy and wild, you hardly know they used to be glasses.  I am sure you could make a "toned down" version with less crazy colors, but I have been wearing it for an hour and it really IS much more comfortable!







17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Completed project: Old sunglasses into hairband on: June 06, 2008 05:46:49 PM
My niece was wearing her sunglasses on her head around the house, and when I asked her why she said it was because those stiff bands pinch, and the cloth ones that go all the way around the head usually slip off.
I thought about how true that was! I figured it was because of the springs in the temples of the glasses making them flex with your head comfortably.

I went home and got a pair of old frames that had no lenses in them, and made these!
I simply wrapped yarn around and a dot of glue here and there.  The yarn is so fuzzy and wild, you hardly know they used to be glasses.  I am sure you could make a "toned down" version with less crazy colors, but I have been wearing it for an hour and it really IS much more comfortable!











18  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / Lighted henna table on: May 02, 2008 07:20:11 PM
I got this for $20 at a yard sale.  Painted it, put Chrismas lights inside and used markers to draw henna designs on paper, then topped the glass with another piece of plexiglass.
It is now our game table for cards and yahtzee!

Before:












These are some of the henna designs I found on the web to go by:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/summerset/2460841706/" title="hennadragon by Summerset, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2154/2460841706_93b316f044_o.gif" width="798" height="471" alt="hennadragon"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/summerset/2460006539/" title="henna-design by Summerset, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2415/2460006539_cb8a34935d_o.jpg" width="300" height="300" alt="henna-design"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/summerset/2460841856/" title="henna-mehndi_border by Summerset, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/2460841856_8540a76de9_o.jpg" width="296" height="380" alt="henna-mehndi_border"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/summerset/2460841672/" title="henna2 by Summerset, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2460841672_4b83be40fd_o.gif" width="547" height="775" alt="henna2" />
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Garage sale table makeover on: May 02, 2008 07:01:55 PM
I got this for $20 at a yard sale.  Painted it, put Chrismas lights inside and used markers to make henna designs on paper, then topped the glass with another piece of plexiglass.
It is now our game table for cards and yahtzee!

Before:












These are some of the henna designs I found on the web to go by:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/summerset/2460841706/" title="hennadragon by Summerset, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2154/2460841706_93b316f044_o.gif" width="798" height="471" alt="hennadragon"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/summerset/2460006539/" title="henna-design by Summerset, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2415/2460006539_cb8a34935d_o.jpg" width="300" height="300" alt="henna-design"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/summerset/2460841856/" title="henna-mehndi_border by Summerset, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/2460841856_8540a76de9_o.jpg" width="296" height="380" alt="henna-mehndi_border"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/summerset/2460841672/" title="henna2 by Summerset, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2460841672_4b83be40fd_o.gif" width="547" height="775" alt="henna2" />
20  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Christmas light garland for any time of year. on: April 29, 2008 12:00:46 PM
Disguising the cord on Christmas lights to blend in more naturally with the decor.... I used scrap fabric torn to look "folk art-y" and also coordinating yarn, and yarn scraps for a motley look.

The downside?  Once the lights are spent it is pretty much useless.  Get some long-lasting lights! 
Upside:  Not having that ugly cord during daylight hours, and recycling scraps.

This might be a good Mother's Day gift? but obviously just a guide to spawn ideas... either way it is time consuming so you might want to consider watching a movie while you work:)










Hope this sounds like a good weekend project for you. 
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