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1  UNITED STATES / Michigan / Kettering HS Craft Fair Waterford MI on: October 26, 2008 04:45:51 PM
Waterford Kettering Highschool bands Craft Fair Michigan
9AM-4PM
All variety of crafts

Concessions
FREE ADMISSION
Hope to see you there Smiley
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / First project? on: October 08, 2008 05:01:50 PM
I've been browsing the crocheting threads for months and months and I've finally decided to teach myself how to crochet! I'm using a few books and the internet to start out with.
I was just wondering what everyone's first project was and what I should attempt. I'd really like to make a scarf for the winter, but I'm not really sure if I should follow a specific pattern or just pretty much practice my stitching and crochet up a big rectangle that I may call a scarf so I can get used to the movements and everything. Any links or tips would be appreciated!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Bottle of Hearts on: February 13, 2007 02:24:00 PM
I make a few of my friends these cute, inexpensive gifts each year. It's an empty Jones Soda bottle with those famous conversation hearts.



If you make one, be sure to shake it a bit after you fill up the bottle, as they will settle lower and the candy won't reach the top.

Oh, and please excuse the mess in the picture!  Roll Eyes
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet Books? on: January 16, 2007 05:20:44 PM
I'd really like to learn to crochet, and I know hardly anything about it, so I was wondering what books you guys would recommend?
I was searching at www.bordersstores.com and a book called Pick Up Crochet by Sue Whiting came up, it was a really good price so I'm also wondering if anyone has reviews for that. Thanks  Smiley
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / How to make high school craft fair better? on: November 03, 2006 07:24:47 PM
I'm in marching band and twice a year we host a craft fair to raise money.
I've never actually had a booth in a craft fair, so I was wondering how the organizers could make it a better experience for the crafters.

I'm not sure about how much we charge, but here's what I do know:
-We help with the unloading/setting up/packing up of the crafts
-We provide tables and chairs
-We give you a menu to order things from the food area, then deliver it to your table
-We advertise (Signs around the city, posters around schools and in stores, newsletters, mass emails, ect.)
-There's no fee to get into the craft show and look around/buy

I'm always looking for ideas to improve and I'd love your opinions!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Sweetest Day Card on: November 03, 2006 04:52:24 PM
Well this is the first card I've made (Besides folding a piece of computer paper and coloring on it with markers). It was for sweetest day a little while back ^.^
I don't have the materials to print cards or anything, so this is what I came up with..

The "ADAM" is composed of tiny heart stickers that I put on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/imapurplecrayon/Crafty/71051935511_0_ALB.jpg
You can see a bit of glue on the purple paper, which I got off after I took these pics.

And without the flash:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/imapurplecrayon/Crafty/51051935511_0_ALB.jpg

I just wrote a little note to him on the inside and I've been messing around with how to connect the two pieces of card.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Simple Paper Basket (Tutorial) on: July 21, 2006 12:38:30 PM
These are really simple basket type things made out of a piece of paper. I find that little kids enjoy making them, and they're handy if you're working with several kids and making a bunch of little crafts (That they can carry around in these baskets! =D)

1. Make a little crease in the middle of  your piece of paper (I made a mark, so you can see what I'm talking about)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/imapurplecrayon/Crafty/paperbasket1.jpg

2. Fold both sides into the middle, where your crease is.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/imapurplecrayon/Crafty/paperbasket2.jpg

3. Fold the corners in, leaving about 1cm in the middle
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/imapurplecrayon/Crafty/paperbasket3.jpg

4. It should look like this after you fold all 4 corners:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/imapurplecrayon/Crafty/paperbasket4.jpg

5. Fold your centimeter flaps onto the corners
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/imapurplecrayon/Crafty/paperbasket5.jpg

6. Grab the middle on both sides and pull it open (I could only do one side since I was takin pictures)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/imapurplecrayon/Crafty/paperbasket6.jpg

7. Crease the basket in necessary spots, so it stays open and rectangular. You can use a little elmers glue or tape to keep the top edges down.  Then cut out a strip of paper and glue on for a handle. Ta da!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/imapurplecrayon/Crafty/paperbasket7.jpg
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Cigar Boxes on: June 01, 2006 06:10:38 PM
I recently acquired some awesome cigar boxes from a grocery store. At the service counter where they sell cigarettes, alcohol etc. they have boxes of cigars and after they all sell, they just throw out the boxes. Some of them are nice wood ones. If you're interested, you might want to ask about it at your local grocery store.

I'm thinking they'll be nice to paint up and possibly give as gifts with home made sets of paper or something else. I haven't tried getting the smell out yet though, so any ideas would be appreciated!
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Gift for someone I've never met.. on: April 04, 2006 01:01:40 PM
I was wondering if you guys could help me with this, here's the story:
My mom has a friend with two daughters whom I've never met because they live kind of far away. We're going to meet them this summer and me and my sister wanted to make gifts for the three of them.

Gift for mom: It can be anything, I'm not exactly sure what she likes..just something broad that most people would consider nice gift.

Gift for daugthers: They're about 13 and 16 and we wanted something kinda cool, that a teen would like (We're teens ourselves). If we can't think of much, we might end up making purses or something like that.

Any ideas?
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