This little guy was created out of a joke between me and some friends. I got a drunk IM one night from a friend who is out of the country, and he said "soon we will be drunk together and the world will be flowers and love bears!" I was like, what the heck is a love bear? So this is his christmas present. I got the patter from here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10382.0
I asked about using soap in a piping bag yesterday, and finally decided to give it a shot. It was a huge pain, but it worked! If you let the soap cool off enough to hold it's shape, you have about 1 minute to pipe the soap out of a piping bag before it hardens too much... just enough time to frost some soap cupcakes with vanilla scented soap icing! What a yummy birthday present.
This was my first silkscreen project ever. I did it so I could have something nice when I moved into my new apartment. There is a shower curtain, and full sized sheet, and two pillow cases. I also threw in a close up of the image because it's hard to see :-) the colors look a little funky in the photos. In real life it's a leafy yellow-green, a darker blueish green, and a slightly shimmery lavender.
This is my first embroidery project ever. I made it for a friend who is going to Australia for a semester abroad. I embroidered the design (which is modified from the Teen Girl Squad front page), and then turned it into a pocket lined with a manilla envelope so he could keep little trinkets or ticket stubs or other little memories in it as he goes! For my first embroidery ever, I'm pretty happy with it. I only had one night to make it, so I'm sure I could have done better if I had more time. Also, I only used a backstitch because I didn't have a chance to teach myself more stictches.
I stole this idea from someone else around here, it's fabulous and easy and completely organized my disaster of an earring bowl! yay! Just heat up a thick needle or huge safety pin in a candle flame and start poking holes. (also, this is my first craft ever posted on craftster, because I just found you guys.)