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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / DIY Drawing Donkey- know of any online plans? on: August 18, 2009 08:29:20 AM
I am trying to find plans online for building a drawing donkey or art horse, the kind you would find in a life drawing class.  Googling has come up with nothing so far... I figured a savvy craftser member may know where I can find plans online.

TIA for any and all help.
C.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / do you know anything about cloth russian dolls??? (pictures inside) on: November 23, 2007 11:46:11 PM
So my mum was lucky enough to take a workshop on making a traditional North russian folk doll.  They are made only by wrapping thread around rags/fabric scraps.  She taught me how, and mentioned there is folklore attached to the doll, based on her breasts and other features.   These dolls were to ward off evil, and bring good fortune.  I am looking for more specific information, but she was never given a name for them beyond "russian folk dolls".

Any good leads?  They are so much fun to make, and I am planning on showing my girlfriends how they are made next weekend... I just wanted to be able to share more of the folklore.

Google is not proving to be very useful for me.  I've been searching it for days.




excuse my mum's poor photography!!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Crutches! on: March 08, 2007 07:34:43 AM


I broke my ankle on the February ice.  I've been stuck on my sofa for over two weeks, which seems like a good idea, but I'm not aloud to craft from there.  (If I ruined it I may face divorce).  So I was able to decorate my crutches over 2-3 sittings someplce else in my home.  **Here we buy our crutches from the hospital, so no problems with supergluing anything to them, they are mine to keep.**



4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / market research survey! on: January 19, 2007 03:25:18 PM
I know we're all crafty types here, but if anyone is willing to offer some feedback on shopping I would greatly appreciate it.  I am starting a small craft-based business and am enrolled in a Youth Entrepreneur Program, part of which requires a lot of research.  So I've made a teeny tiny survey.  I would love your help answering the following brief questions.   Feel free to add any additional comments after your survey.
Thank you very much for you time and consideration, Cara.

I welcome anyone else to use the information gathered as it benefits them.  Now onto the questions....



1. How frequently do you purchase stationery products for yourself or as gifts?

2. Where are you likely to purchase stationery and paper products? 

3. Rate how important the following characteristics are when choosing stationery?
Very important (2), Somewhat important (1), Not important (0)
Eco-friendly papers?
Handmade?
Standard letter postage sized?
Availability of coordinating accessories?
Products made locally (in your country)?

4. Is a company website an important factor when shopping for or choosing products?
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / small group craft idea needed! on: January 15, 2007 01:29:59 PM
Okay, later this month my best girlfriends are coming for weekend slumber party.  We are having a theme, "desperate housewives" but in a 1946-1959 sense.  There will be drinking, baking, movies and board games in costume (party dresses with aprons).
They've requested a craft, and I am gathering ideas.
We've made nipple pasties in the past.  Not all of us can knit or crochet, so that's out.

I have two sewing machines at home, and we are only 4 this time around, so we could so some sewing.  I also have enough glue guns to go around.  Plenty of scissors, etc.

TIA.
 
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Chloe's Travel Bag (poodle bowling bag with photos) on: January 10, 2007 07:00:16 PM
Inspired by this thread here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=15938.0
I made my dog a suitcase of her very own.  Since it's just to tote her gear around on weekends when we visit friends or our parents, I didn't bother using interfacing.

It's a robin's egg canvas, the applique is brown faux suede, and the lining is a super cute hawaiian print with dogs I got from Chimerix in a swap.

I need to press it better, sorry for the wrinkles!





7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Dog Booties (pictures!) on: December 09, 2006 07:57:20 AM
It's winter!!!  My poor little dog was so cold outside I couldn't bear to walk her very long.  She was confused by how frozen her little paws were so I decided to make her some boots.  (Seriously when you are 4.5lbs somebody HAS to make you boots, otherwise it's cruel to venture into the Canadian winter)
I used wool for the upper, and somebody's ugly old suede vest for the soles.  (Non slip! and recycling!)  Here are her teeny tiny little boots in all their glory!



(Chloe is camera shy)


8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / CRAFTED STOCKING STUFFERS LIST on: December 04, 2006 09:23:01 AM
I was hoping we could make a stocking list, but with ONLY CRAFTED IDEAS.  Every thread I find seems to list generic purchased goodies (which I can find on any google search or magazine article).  Let's make this in true Craftster Spirit!!!

pictures and links welcome!!  (especially tutorials!!)

-ipod or mp3 player cozy
-mittens
-lip balm cozy
-pencil case
-make-up case
-Koolaid dyed yarn for a knitter
-marble magnets

9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Wreath (w/pics) on: December 04, 2006 06:38:56 AM
I finally got around to crafting my door wreath.  Then I left it at my parents home in another city.  Undecided

anyhow, my mum took a photo on her phone and sent it to me, so it's not very obvious, but you can see the felted cable knit sweater part.  I added the text from a decoration my mother in law had.  (I orginally wanted one like in this swap http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=132193.msg1341031#msg1341031 and the  original wisted one-made by sweets4ever??)

Gah, anyhow.  I'm in limbo, do I keet it simple, or do I go all out on it??  I have a couple trinkets, I just couldn't find any great ribbons for it.  And my mother-in-law said the other two were ugly (she usually has good taste, I swear!).  The word-as-is is only tack stitched on, not glued.
I really love the plain sweater part... but I love the kitschy wreaths too.

Thoughts or advice??
10  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / reviews?? New Look 6950 on: November 14, 2006 02:27:10 PM
I was hoping to find reviews of a pattern, but it's looks like it's been discontinued.

The pattern is New Look 6950, it's got five sportswear type pieces, a blazer/jacket, a sheath type top, a skirt, gouchos and pants.  The skirt, pants and gouchos are flat front, no zipper, kind of like sailor's pants, they open up in the front (though with hidden velcro, not buttons).

I'll scan a photo later!

Any help is appreciated.  I had no idea the pattern was that old, I bought it maybe 3 years ago tops?
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