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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Your favourite crafty gathering place? on: November 16, 2009 06:13:47 PM
Ah, the crafty window shopping! I love it! Cheesy
I know what you mean about the average scrapbooker. I think many scrapbookers start the hobby after trying to jazz up their baby's photo album. I'm not a scrapbooker myself but I really love using some of the scrapbooking supplies. I have used some vintage-style transfers and stickers and some of their gorgeous papers for a Supernatural TV show swap and thats not what you'd imagine scrapbook supplies would be used for! I imagine there are lots of unique scrapbooking projects on craftster.
 
Perhaps Craftster is ideal for a shy person? You can ask questions without being face to face, which can be scary. Also there is so much information here about crafting projects that if you do enough searching you usually find the answer without having to ask anything! So I guess Craftster is another one of my favourite crafty places to hang out!
Welcome!  Smiley

P.S. You can send me a personal message whenever you like. I'd be happy to be your "craftster mentor".
2  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Your favourite crafty gathering place? on: November 02, 2009 10:32:45 PM
Do you have a crafty place where you love to hang out? Or a crafty place that you and your friends love to get together?
Tell us all about it and why you love it!!

Let me start the ball rolling: My favourite is not a craft shop - its a vintage shop - but she has recently started stocking handcrafted hats. She does really creative window displays that usually involve some kind of handicraft and offers "regulars" tea and chocolates when they stop in! A lot of her vintage items were originally hand made by someone.
She has started to introduce her "regulars" to each other so we are becoming like a little social group! Smiley
3  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Sydney - TAFE Costume Course in Peril! on: October 25, 2009 04:23:51 PM
 Cry
I'm not in Sydney but still I agree  - Is there no value in the traditional skills and techniques that are taught by industry professionals?
Instead will cheap imports made by underpaid workers be our only choice? These are skills that should be valued and fostered.
Its "The Dumbening"...
4  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: where to buy faux whipped cream?? (for accessories) on: October 25, 2009 04:04:19 PM
Are you talking about Tinycravings scented cupcake jewelry by Jeanine Haddad?
Because I think she makes hers from polymer, possibly with moulds. She says:
"All my jewelry is made from polymer clay and lightly glossed with a finishing glaze for shine and protection."
Seeing as an order can take up to 6 weeks it is possible she makes them by hand.
She also says she won't answer any questions about how to make them yourself - obviously! Roll Eyes I suppose it might be possible to get polymer clay to squeeze through a piping tube to get that "piped cream" look. Maybe.

Also this craftster (Dolly Mixx) uses silicone (maybe from a hardware shop in the grout & glue section? It comes in different colours including clear.) which might be easier. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299368.0
I would suggest you do a search for "cupcake" in the jewelry or polymer clay boards. Probably lots of hints there - maybe even a tutorial!
5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Craftster seeks Crafsters for Crafty Loving! (Melbourne/Worldwide/Mental Health) on: September 30, 2009 11:22:52 PM
I tried signing up and it worked for me... Undecided
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: GIR embroidery on: August 17, 2009 06:38:22 PM
OMG! I LOVE Gir! I am totally inspired to embroider my boring house hold items with little Zim and Gir figures and quotes that will make me smile all day long whenever I see them!  ... Thanks!  Cheesy

Gir: "I *lu-u-v* this show"

Also I have always shared Zim's opinion of public transport : You expect me to pay to ride this filthy contraption? Have you the brain worms?

(I still pay though, public transport is a good thing...when its not filthy.  Smiley )
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bird / Flower table thang! on: August 17, 2009 06:26:01 PM
Well if this is you when you "not gifted"... can't imagine how neat your "gifted" embroidery will be!  Cheesy My first attempts at embroidery were really messy! This looks very neat and beautiful! I'm sure it will be loved! Great work! Lovely choice too, I am a sucker for Nature...  Grin
8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Craftster seeks Crafsters for Crafty Loving! (Melbourne/Worldwide/Mental Health) on: August 16, 2009 06:41:12 PM
Ooh! I'd be all over that like white on rice!  Cheesy I'd love to join your Brunswick/Fitzroy weekend group. The only craft groups I've found so far are either meeting near the city at 5.30 on a weeknight, which is hard for me to get to from work or stay-at-home mums meeting on weekdays, which I also can't get to!
Feel free to PM me! If you need any help organising or there is anything I can do I'm happy to help.  Smiley
9  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Crafty Wellingtonians! on: August 08, 2009 06:54:47 AM
Want to make some crafty friends in Wellington?  Join Crafty Foxes! We meet regulary to create and socialise. Previous activities have included cupcake parties and themed swaps. We have all kinds of interests and are friendly and inclusive!
Send us a note - we're on Facebook! Look for Crafty Foxes under 'groups'. (Tell them Grace sent you!  Wink )

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15312551941



10  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Yoohooo! Perth Craftsters? on: August 05, 2009 01:46:49 AM
Sorry for the false alarm. I'm from Melbourne and it may look like we have more craftsters here but I haven't met up with any in over two years! We are too spread apart. Australia is just too damn big!  Cheesy
NZ has a much more close knit (pardon the pun  Roll Eyes) craft community just coz its smaller and so is the population...
Maybe you can take part in one of the Aussie craft swaps?

Good luck anyway! Don't give up!
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