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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / I finished it! on: October 09, 2012 04:35:15 PM

:jumping: A crochet cardigan for DS!

I hardly ever finnish projects! So pleased with this! The left arms a bit funny but its my first go at crocheting clothes apart from wrist warmers!

I used partly this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4uR1d9wpjw and partly winging it, I had to just make a guess at sizing it up to fit my three year old!

What do you guys think?

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Holes in my screen block? on: February 24, 2011 03:01:07 PM

Im using Daler Rowney System 3 Removable Screen Block Tins, but after just 3 uses of the screen, (rinced each time with cold water. pin prick holes are apearing in my screen block!

Help! how do I stop this?

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Favorite book / website for learning to make clothes? on: September 02, 2008 11:12:56 AM
Hey guys and galls!

I was wondering what peoples favorite websites and books are that teach sewing esspeshaly clothes sewing?

Im looking for somthing easy to follow with lots of photos!

Thank you Cheesy

p.s. Craftster as a favorite goes without saying! Cheesy
4  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Glasgow this summer! whats happening?:D Any summer courses? on: May 06, 2008 03:57:45 PM
Hey craftybabes!

Im gonna be in glasgow july and possibly august!

Is there anything happening crafty(or other wise!) I should know about?

Id love to take a week course or longer in somthing creative?

I cant find any where that dosummer courses I have looked at the school of art and the met but no joy!

Any sujestions?


Miss Beanie
5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / I Run with Scissors : Traditional Crafts, Modern Girls, We need YOU! 2008! on: November 13, 2007 04:19:18 PM
Hello my mini muffins!

I am organising an exhibition Hopefully in june 2008, probably in stratford upon avon.( has a huge artist / collector base and a huge tourist place)

and I want YOU to take part! a chance to exhibit, Sell your work, make contacts, and genrally have a lot of fun! Cheesy

Your work must show attitude and confidance!

There will probably be a fee wich we will all split, for hiring what ever studio space we need to hire, I shall put feelers out for places, I know there are lots around straford, I have been to several exhibitions here and things tend to sell like hot cakes!

I have started this facebook group for us to natter and throw about ideas.


If there are a huge amount of people it may be that only a few of us exhibit this time but would pave the way for more exhibitions around the same theame. So If you would like to send me a PM on face book ( or here ) with some info about your self, photos of your work, and what sort of thing you would like to exhibit or what sort of  idea you would like to explore. Hopefully there will be room for every one Cheesy

Cant wait to get this ball rolling!

any questions please ask! Cheesy

Beanie Cheesy

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pin hole cameras and photograms :D on: September 27, 2007 09:35:01 AM
Okay first up :

think its called a photo gram. its objects, ( water bottle celotape coins and a ribena berry) on photo reactive paper where the light touched is where its gone black.

then with a pin hole camera

took this negative Smiley  wich I turned in to

It was my first time in a dark room and i LOVED it so much Cheesy

what do you think?Cheesy

The self portrait had a 20 second exposior .

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / the decorate your lover post :D on: April 30, 2007 06:05:12 AM

here is my entry Cheesy

I call it "May flight let him free Cheesy"
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Price worries! Is $17.22 to expencive? on: April 26, 2007 10:13:25 AM
Im putting my first things on etsy!


I need to charge at least

$17.22 / 8.61

the cost break down would be

$1 / 50p materials
$14.26 / 7.13 Minimum wage time
$1.96/98p etsy + paypal fees

I'd really like to get some more but will people pay?

this is the bit i hate about crafting Sad

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Cupcake pin cushion! for all yoru culinery voodoo needs :D ***Now with TUTORI*** on: April 13, 2007 09:10:42 AM
Ive seen cupcake pin cushions about but non QUITE what I wanted! So i came up with this! Cheesy

its made of felt. Stuffed with roving (a yellowey orange i really didnt like!) and i made the felt cherry myself out of roving both needle and wet feling!:D

Im going to make another one soon Cheesy So can makea tute if any one wants? Smiley the only difference will be I wont be using as many ribs in the cake holder cos they take to long to sew! Cheesy

Hope you like it! Cheesy


p.s. my boy friend wants to know what sound a cupcake would make if it was alive and had avoice? he says high and squeeky i recon low and booming!

******** TUTORIAL **********

First you need two felt circles both 12 cm (4 3/4 inches?)   in diamiter. One needs to be for the cake casing, one for the cake bit.

Some stuffing, either cotton wool, or I used felting wool/roving in a colour i didnt like!.

a thread colour for the cake casing (i chose green to contrast to the pink case,)                                               
A red thread to sew on teh cherry
White and pink thread for the icing! and one that matches the cake casing!

for the cherry you can either felt it yourself or just buy a red bobbble or bead, i think maby a red button would look good aswell?

then you need two blobs of icing (frosting for the americans i think?) one needs to be smaller but fatter (pink for the bottom) the other needs to be wider but more spidery (white for the top)

the first thing you need to do is draw a circle 3.5cm in diamiter in teh middle of the casing circle,

then you need to sew the ribs in to the casing stopping at the center circle like this!

I think 16 ribs or more work best!

then you want to poke in that center cirlce and sew to make a rim that the cake will stand up on

Next take your cake circle and tack stick right round the rim (maby 1/4 - 1/8 th of an inch from the edge?) then stuff with stuffing and pull till its tight enough then sew diagonaly across the center over the stuffing to hold it all in (hope that makes sence? you cant really see it in the pick!)

now loosley tack round the INSIDE of the cupcake case and pull it in so the case l;ooks more like a case, remeber your cake must fit in the top of it. sew around half way up.

Now stuff the case with a bit of wool then use the thread that is the same colour as the case to sew the bun/cake to the case. then sew on the first blob of icing, then the second.

you need very tiny stiches and they can be quite far apart Smiley

then the cherry either sew a brought one on or get some red roving roll it in to a ball, cover it in dish soap, put it in boiling watre for a few seconds then roll it more then freezing water, then back in to hot water, as you go back and forth it will get dencer and rounder. Just work at it.

then dry it of on a tea towel then sew it on Cheesy

Hope thats okay Cheesy

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Good stock photos sites? esspecially harry potter! on: April 07, 2007 10:59:26 AM
hey ya!

Im looking for some good sites that I can buy photos off so i can usethe images to make things to sell!

Does any one know any good ones? Esspecially harry potter? thanks! Or free harry potter images?

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