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1  California / California: South / San Diego Craft to help animals on: August 12, 2008 10:44:37 PM
Hi Craftsters !

Have you been following the campaign for Prop 2 (the prevention of farm animal cruelty act)?
More info is at  humanecalifornia.or g  I know a lot of us care about animals and if this is a cause you want to support,  I'm on the planning commitee for a silent auction funraiser and thought I'd put the word out for donations,  art or things that can be put in gift baskets.  You can contact me if you're interested or want more info, thanks!
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES / 'Cat lady' or Virgin Mary Meets Cleopatra on: May 04, 2006 05:19:17 PM
First off, credit to the origional artist: J.M.W. Chrznoska.  This is a print of his/her painting that I bought for $2, it's stapled to a big piece of cardboard.  I carried it several blocks against the wind in a garbage bag to protect it from impending rain.  I'm pretty short and a few times I thought I might launch mary popins style!
   So this was a great peice to begin with but it was pretty scratched up.  My first thought was to do a Virgin Mary or Mexican saint style re-vamp.  I did the halo but also gave it an art deco feel.  Lots of layers of Gesso, acrylic paint, gel pens and a spot of copper glitter glue on each pearl.  Oh and I also turned the water into wine! I'm more of a sewing person than a painter and this was a big surface. So I was challenged but I had fun, I hope you like!

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3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Gilmore Girls Swap Gallery on: October 27, 2005 10:06:41 AM
Let's see the stuff!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Gilmore Girls Swap! sign ups 9/21-10/5 (CLOSED) on: September 21, 2005 05:18:41 PM
Swap name: GILMORE GIRLS SWAP
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: GRANNYSTYLEE
Sign-up's: 9/21-10/5
Send By: 10/26

Limited to a certain number of people? NO

Non-U.S. participants allowed? YES

All ages allowed? Or 18+? ALL AGES

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate:
YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap: Handmade items relating to the TV show 'The Gilmore Girls'.
Guideline for what to include: 1-2 large items (more time consuming) 2-4 smaller items.  A few small store bought things are okay but mostly handmade please!


If you want to participate,  cut and paste the questions below and send them with your answers in a private message to the organizer: grannystylee

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Who is your favorite charactor/s?
What was your favorite episode/story line?
What charactor/s do you relate to and why?
What crafts do you do?
What crafts do you admire?
What are your favorite colors?
T-shirt size?
Wrist size?
Do you have kids and or pets?
List hobbies & interests:
What might you like to get?
What would you not like to get?
Anything esle to say?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE  MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0

We have an odd number so it's a pay it forward...red = sent
blue =recieved

grannystylee >shoegirl
shoegirl>sweetttart3
sweetttart3>pearsonchick
pearsonchick>lespaulguitargurl
lespaulguitargurl>grannystylee
Any questions, let me know.  I'll PM with yourpartners info and I'll update here with sent and recived info.

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Martha Stuart Dashboard Shrine on: July 25, 2005 07:13:44 PM
This shrine idea is from Jennifer Knapp's cool craft book 'Retro Revamp'.
I had 20 gals over for a craft party and told them all to bring apicture for thier shrine.  People made great stuff and we had a blast!  I cutout the shrine bases and had a table overflowing with supplies plus hair dryers to help glitter and glue dry faster.  The car I have now has the kind of dash where all things slide off so Martha lives on my dresser now, though these puppies also look swell on the back of a toilet.  Hope you like.  Front and back.

6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 3 ENTRIES / Reach for the Stars, round candle tin diorama on: July 01, 2005 09:18:13 AM
This was a tricky one but worth the effort!  I made this diorama in an empty tin from a palm wax candle and now I want to make and hang a cluster of them in various sizes, lids too.  This one is 3 inches wide.

 



I used a glue gun to attatch half of a paperclip for a hanger on the back.


I painted the inside black, glued a blue sky cloud paper to the back and varnished the inside.  The hand is from a vintage magazine, glued at half depth.  I put it on cardstock and varnished it.  The stars, I wish they showed up better, are various sizes of metalic confetti glued onto fishing line from the bead store and at the other end are little clear/pink seed beads glued to the side of the tin.  This took paitence and tweezers but I'm happy with the results!
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 2 ENTRIES / Buckle top & Snap Skirt from house dress, kinda western on: June 24, 2005 01:25:30 PM
Thrift store finds:

 $1.50: Floral vintage house dress
 $1.00: Striaght necked Tank top
 $1.00: Vinyl belt with funky western buckle
     .27cents: sales tax
Total $3.77


I wandered around the shop looking for something to grab my attention and this is what I came home with.  I saw that the gathered yoke part of the dress (right abovr the bust line) would be cool on  a drop waisted skirt and the existing silver/pearly snaps could remain on the front to get in and out of the thing.  I lined it with extra fabric from the bottom of the dress.  I used one of my old skirts for the pattern.


I am so happy with how it turned out!  I feel very accomplished!


The top took about 3 hours.  my first idea didn't turn out so there was a bit of head scratching and seam ripping.
I used a piece of black elastic to look like a belt on the top.  A combinaton of sewing and hot glue (black) attatched the buckle.


The skirt took over 4 hours.  I was very careful, took my time.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Felt Glasses/Sunglasses Case on: June 22, 2005 12:14:09 PM
This is my first project post, hope it sticks!

I made both of these glasses cases for gifts.  Super easy and cute.  One was for my friends 27th Birthday (Saturn Returns) it has an exrta pocket inside.  For closure I sewed a ribbon to the top flap and a vintage button to the front. A button hole would be good too or velcro.





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