A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,149
Currently Running With Scissors:
634 Guests and 30 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 11
1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Easter Nut Hunt! on: April 01, 2014 06:43:20 AM
My husband and his buddies are really kids at heart.  Each Easter, now that all of the real kids are gone, he complains that he misses the Easter egg hunts.  At their age, these guys do not need the cholesterol and fat in all of those eggs.

Some of the other wives and I decided to have a party this Easter with our own special adult Easter hunt...only instead of eggs, we will have the guys search for nuts!  Much healthier!

I am in charge of the invitations so I decided to make something simple...I drew a path in my yard and hid some nuts in the grassy areas and among the twigs. Can you find the almonds, hazelnutacorn, walnuts and peanut?

I will be taking the card to our local Mom and Pop shop to be reproduced.  They are a nice, conservative couple who will get a laugh at our crazy Easter Nut Hunt!  There will be about 100 people, so I better start buying nuts and thinking about the refreshments and decor!

 
to change your image viewing settings please click here
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mock cable fingerless gloves in my favorite purple! on: February 07, 2014 01:32:36 PM
Just to show how versatile this stitch is, I made a pair of fingerless gloves for Watsonc7in the OWS 100 swap...again, this is a free pattern on the knitPicks site...I love this stitch...easy and fast and just looks fancy dancy!

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mock cable socks on: February 06, 2014 02:41:28 PM
I love knitting socks, but you would never know it here because most of the socks I knit are for swaps or given to my mod buddies...well, I was told to start posting in the other boards, so here I go...

I made these socks for JillHogan in the OWS 100 swap.  They are a standard top down sock but I decided to do a mock cable on the leg and down the front of the sock.  I love variegated sock yarns since they do not compete with the stitch and yet, they still add some life to the monochromatic color scheme.  This one is from KnitPicks.  Don't worry, Jill, I washed them before I sent them to you...no stinky feet smell on your socks! Grin

and yeah, I made two matching... Wink


This pattern is fast and easy...very little counting and one of my favorites---I actually had made a pair of mitts and a cowl using this mock cable and figured it would work with socks as well...and the pattern for the cable was FREE!!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! on: December 26, 2013 10:23:11 AM
Welcome (or Welcome back...Grin) to the 50 projects in 2014 craftalong!!!


My own creative messy room that I am always in... Grin  It is an ongoing WIP...

In this craftalong,the intended goal is to be creative and have fun making projects.  When many of us started tracking what we were making, it was amazing how many projects we got done....and when we set our goals, WOW, we got even more done!

If there is a board on Craftster for the project, it counts:  home decor, cooking , knitting, sewing, beading, etc. etc.  

Amaze yourself and keep a pictorial history of all that you get accomplished, whether it is 1 major project or 200 smaller ones, just making something will be special for you and those of us that you share your pictures with.

We will continue to have challenges and prizes...I am not the faster organizer or the best moderator, but I try hard and am encouraged by all that I have seen you guys make...

Get your list ready, if you want, or just post as you go...whatever works best for you...share your tips and share your encouragement and techniques...also, be sure to post "out there" for others in the community to see!!!  We love pictures, so, no such things as "Pic overload"...bring it on!!!

**************************************************************************
April/May 2014
1. Welcome the change in season projects--spring, pastels, flowers, Easter, new clothes or home decor (ALL of you will qualify here, right?)
2. Use a "doorstopper" or craft supply that you bought but never got around using!
3. School or child-related projects

Have fun and craft before the lazy days of summer!!

February/March 2014
This is tax season for me so I have to limit my time online!


Challenge:

1. Decorate your home or yourself for Valentines/Sweetheart Day...anything related to hearts, red, white, candy,

2. Colors: predominately purple or orange or both!

3. Borrow from someone's list: take a look at someone that you admire or know in this craftalong and make something similar to what they have...to enter this one, you will need to name that person and what item you "borrowed"...easy, right?


January 2014

Challenge:

1. A new year, a new you---a project that involves organizing or improving your life: a new outfit, a new recipe, a new scarf, an craft supply organizer

2. Color: blue or wintery (white, silver, etc.)

3. Something inspired by a tutorial on Craftster:  you must link to the tutorial to enter it!

4. Learn something new...even if you fail, you win...take a leap and try it...something you have wanted to learn, but put off for some reason...2014---DO IT!!!


Prize: $25 gift card or surprise package


Winner:
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Bo Bo the Bear on: December 10, 2013 10:28:54 AM
My younger brother brought me his childhood bear to repair when he came for Thanksgiving dinner this year.  When I saw it, I looked at my brother and said, "Are you kidding me?".

Bo Bo was the first bear he got when he was born in Germany...that thing is over 50 years old and has seen better days!  It was disgustingly filthy and in shreds!  It was stuffed with who knows what...and made worse because my brother tried to wash it by hand...ugh!

I can't tell you how many times in my years that I remember sewing on an ear or a leg...even when I went off to college, I would come home and there would be my brother, asking me to fix Bo Bo...after he got married and I got married, I never expected to see that thing again...alas, 35 years later, he's back!!!

Here is what I mean:

Front view:



Back view:



Can you see why I told him that it was time to let Bo Bo go?  There is a Bear Heaven, I am sure...last night, my brother called again to see how Bo Bo was doing...I told him that it was a lost cause and that I needed to throw him out...nope, he said he was going to come to my house and take him home as is...

Well, won't he be surprised when I give him this:



Yeah--I am a good big sister...and Bo Bo is now ready to face another 50 years... Grin.

What I did:

1. Took off what parts were left and unstuffed them.
2. Gently washed all parts and sewed all seams again
3. Embroidered a new face and replaced missing eye
4. Used body parts to make new ears
5. made new body from brown fleece
6. Stuffed with new stuffing
7.  hand sewed legs, arms, ears and head to body
8.  made a new shirt from one of my brother's old shirts
9.  I am going to make some jeans as well as soon as I can get a pair of my brother's old ones

I hope my sister and mom can keep a secret until Christmas day....ha ha...thanks for looking!
6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Psst! All Newbies are welcome to your own craftalong! on: August 05, 2013 02:44:59 PM
NEWBIE CRAFTALONG
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / NEWBIE CRAFTALONG on: August 05, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Are you "new" to Craftster?  Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the craftalongs and swaps? Are you looking to make new crafting friends or let others know what you like to make? 

How about sharing your projects in a supportive and inspirational craftalong?

If you have been a member for less than one year, then you are a considered a NEWBIE.  You can post your ideas, your work-in-progress, your completed projects, and your supportive comments here!!

All other members can sneak a peek and make comments only.

So, welcome to Craftster...to your very own craftalong...when you feel like it, jump in and join another or join some swaps...but feel free to get your feet wet here! Grin

We look forward to getting to know you all!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / You're Not the Boss of Me on: July 26, 2013 05:45:15 AM
I have several little grand nieces and nephews...at some point in their little world, they all seem to have said this phrase, so I decided to embroider it for the youngest one for future use Wink

As I am such a novice embroiderer, I used the stab stitch (in and out) and crayons for the skin...Cheesy



I used an image I found on the web but changed it up to look like the little guy.  I used green on the words because eventually, I am going to make this into a cushion for his room. (It is also the color thread I have the most!)

Here is the youngest member of my family on his first birthday! Yeah...I am confident he will be speaking these words soon, little imp! Grin

9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Moody Mug Rugs on: July 10, 2013 09:47:15 PM
A friend of mine asked for a mug rug for her desk...I decided she needed some choices....

Sometimes you are in an everyday mood...straight up, no fancy stuff, to the point...how about a simple basic one?



Sometimes you are in a romantic mood...what says romance better than having a little afternoon delight in Paris? Wink



And, sometimes you just want the whole banana...Grin



Hope she has fun in the office....sipping her tea, of course!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Destash those Kimono Scraps Tote! on: June 21, 2013 06:20:24 AM
My partner in the IYP swap was Ladybugsandbumblees ...she requested that I make her one of my kimono fabric totes for her to carry around her crochet projects and some essentials.

Well, it has been a while since I made a bag (I totally got burned out since it was the first thing I became addicted to when I joined Craftster... Tongue)...

Plus, she was rather "picky"  Wink...she wanted a zipper closure, an inside pocket, etc. etc. ahhhhhhhhhhhh...

All kidding aside, it was fun to make!  It was like riding a bicycle...you never forget once you get going...

I used mirage solid (kinda looks like suede but without the texture...)...every scrap of purple kimono fabric I could dig up in my huge pile...some green/blue stash fabric for the lining...blah, blah...

Here is it!

Approximately 18x15 with 33 inch long handles:


Close-up of pieced kimono fabrics--a mix of cottons, silks and rayon...pre-washed and backed with tricot iron-on interfacing:


Inside kimono fabric pockets:


Inside zippered pocket with dragonfly pull:


Two way gussetted-zipper top (thanks to the lovely tutorial posted by QueenofDIY):


Thanks for looking! Grin
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 11


only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Use the Retouch Tool in Camera Raw 4.0
How to Use Split Tone Sliders in Camera Raw 4.0
How to Work With Grayscale Sliders in Camera Raw 4.0
How to Work With Vibrance and Saturation Sliders in Camera Raw 4.0
How to Work With Clipping Warnings in Camera Raw 4.0
Latest Blog Articles
Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Jose Romussi
Tute Tuesday: Imprinting on Concrete
Mmm, Bacon!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.