I've got an idea of some pretty nifty projects to make out of buttons. I've seen folks do button earrings before and I've made the dangle kind but now I want to make some with ear studs, as well as hair clips. What do you all use to attach things to earring posts to make sure they'll stay put? I was intending on using a hot glue gun but I thought I would ask here first. Any suggestions?
Recently found this twin-sized fitted sheet at a Goodwill. I'm going to have the stripes running up and down on the skirt so there's more than enough fabric. I'm a plus sized girl (waist 39", hips a 54") so I'm going to make this skirt with an elastic waist. My problem, though, is what kind of skirt to make. I thought perhaps a circle skirt, or a circle skirt done in panels. I'm looking for something about knee length of a little longer, with a bit of flow that would look nice casual with a tanktop or good for a litle more informal, perhaps with a nice top and a pair of cute sandals. Somethins breezy, light and well-suited for the plus-sized gal. Any recommendations?
I'm looking to make myself a comforter out of all my old shirts. But how big do I cut the blocks for it? I'm not going to have anything between each shirt and wanted the resulting comforter to be full sized. So I thought, perhaps, 13"x13" but now I'm not so sure. Help?
Well, we're getting engaged this February, at least I really outdid myself with his Christmas gifts and have been trying to dream up a good Valentine's one. I've considered making him a t-shirt pillow (made out of one of my older, favorite shirts - just sewing the sleeves & hem shut, stuff then sew the neckline shut). What do you guys think of that? Any other ideas?
Alright, here's the thing - while I have a lot of free time, I would like to make a couple of covers for my futon and a comforter. No problem with the futon. The thing is, I want to make a cover for a bed I don't yet have! My bf is around 6'2" and the bed I have now is far too small length-wise for him, so we have to look into getting a new bed. I would like to go ahead and make the cover (out of old shirts I have) but I'm not sure how big to make it, given that I don't know the dimensions of the bed itself.
I love hair trinkets and would adore getting into making hair barrettes. I made a few for myself recently for a cosplay thing and had a lot of people compliment then - plus they were so super easy to make. But my problem is finding blank barrettes. It might seem insane but I never see just regular ol' barrettes with nothing on them. So can any of you folks give me tips on where to buy plain barrettes (colors, glittery ones, that sort - just no decorations) - in bulk would be nice as well n_n
So I've got several pieces of fabric (about 2-3 yards worth) that I bought MANY years back for another project and never used. So today I busted it out, some other fabric and made (with a lovely tutorial here that I know is on the links list (a messenger bag with gussets)...
I'm particularly looking for someplace to buy jump rings in bulk and chain - I would LOVE to do some chain projects but haven't really seen any. Our nearest craft store is about 2 hours away so.. I would love to be able to just order this stuff.
Until just recently, I was holiday help at a store. I was told they would be hiring on a couple of new part-timers - but apparently I wasn't one of the lucky ones. Yes, I shall be hitting the pavement job hunting soon but the thing is that I'm /really/ hoping to have enough saved up to move out with my boyfriend by May or July. I would like to contribute around $2,000 or, at least, $1,500 - and I might have around $300 now, if a little less. That's about $300/400 a month I need to save if May and $250/$350 if in June.
I have a sewing machine, plenty of free time (currently) and have just begun really getting into jewelry-making and the like. Can anyone give me some tips on things that could sell fairly well and be fairly afforable to make? I'm already considering messenger-bag style purses (via a pattern found on this forum) with wallets to match - anything else? And where to sell at? I hate Ebay's fees (I've sold quite a few collectibles on there) but if I must, I must.
Alright, so... I've been wanting to get into jewelry making/beading and that such for several years now. I only really gave it any serious consideration, as of late, because frankly I need to raise money! n_n
So here's a few of my first pieces. I'm going to try to direct sale them through my seller Livejournal. What do you all think I should price them for? I was thinking $5.00 for the necklaces and $3.00 for the earrings, shipping included. Is that too little? I'm notorious for underpricing, but these things were quite cheap to make.