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: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 301,514
Currently Running With Scissors:
603 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Images
Pages: [1] 2 3 4
1  Plastic bag ipod shuffle case in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by clairol5 on: June 26, 2010 03:24:31 AM
My ipod was getting battered around at the bottom of my handbag so I made this little purse to protect it.

I made the outside using recycled plastic bags which have been fused together to make a waterproof and getting-battered-about-in-my-handbag-proof material. I then appliqued on a detail I cut out from an old pillow case.
It was the first time I used a sew-on clasp frame. I like the added detail of the visible stitching.
I packed in plenty of fleecy material between the plastic bag material and the lining to give my ipod a cosy home.
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Christmas Chalet Tree Ornament with Tutorial Link in Winter Holidays by clairol5 on: December 16, 2009 04:43:50 PM

I made this Christmas tree ornament from recycled paper.
You can open up the roof to put sweets inside.

I realised,as I hung it on the tree to photograph, you can also cut a whole in the bottom and poke christmas lights through so it looks like the little house is lit up! (Do be careful not to leave the lights on for a long time unsupervised though to avoid any burning situations!)

I made a step-by-step tutorial, but as it's very photo-heavy I have put a link on my blog: http://pretty-green-blog.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-chalet-ornament-and-tutorial.html

I would love to see if anyone makes this.
I think a whole garland would look great. I hope someone has less work than I do at the moment and will make one for me to see!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
3  Sleepy Cat Upcycled Ipod Cosy in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by clairol5 on: September 09, 2009 07:55:01 AM

It was my mum's birthday last week and I needed a present which would post easily. I heard she was getting an ipod (she's more technically up to date than I am now!) so I thought a little cosy to protect it on the move would be a nice thing to make. We have two grey cats at home who she spoils so I used them as inspiration.

I made it using only reused materials. The spotty lining was given to me by a lovely friend who was having a sort through her fabric stash and the grey felt came from a jumper which was accidentally put on a hot wash.

For once I actually remembered to take some in progress shots however I got a bit click happy and I don't want to overload you here! If you want to see all the photos visit my blog: http://pretty-green-blog.blogspot.com/2009/09/sleepy-cat-ipod-cosy.html

This little patch is a pocket for storing the headphones in!

Oh yes that is a hand-sewn button hole you see before you! In fact I ended up hand sewing everything because seams with the felt would have been too chunky. It was a very satisfying little project and thanks to the lack of sewing machine I could work on it outside in the sun!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
4  I made a bra! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by clairol5 on: August 30, 2009 04:49:25 AM

I have finally done it... I got round to drafting a bra pattern. This is a basic shell of the style I will use. I can't wait to get some blue ribbon to add a big bow to the middle of this one. I may even make myself some matching knickers! Any ideas of details I could adapt in the future would be great. I thought of adding a front closure with a big ribbon for something less pratical and more pretty.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
5  Toast and Champagne Plate in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by clairol5 on: July 26, 2009 04:03:23 PM

It's my friend's birthday today. I'm taking her to Bob Bob Ricard restaurant for toast and champagne. I made her this upcycled plate to tell her about our trip...

I wrote her an I.O.U. message on the back of the plate in the same ceramic outliner. I added a thirties style border on the back too (the restaurant is decorated like a thirties train station), but I forgot to photograph this.
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
6  Panties Pouch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by clairol5 on: July 21, 2009 02:32:53 PM
I made this little draw string pouch to put the knickers I make in. The lining matches the knickers and the illustration is hand-drawn with fabric paints which puff up when you iron them.

I got in a bit of a logistical nightmare trying to work out how to sew the side seam and still have the end of the tube where the ribbon pokes out on the outside. I just about managed it, but if you know a cleverer way of doing it I'd be very happy to know.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
7  Headband, Earwarmer and Hairprotector in Crochet: Completed Projects by clairol5 on: July 04, 2009 07:08:32 PM
I'm growing my hair out at the moment and like to wear it up because I hate the cut.
However this poses a few problems in the colder weather. Wearing hats when you've styled your hair is a pain. No-one wants hat hair or a massive lump at the top of their hat! I generally end up forfeiting headgear to save the hair hassels, however I get cold. Very cold. Especially my ears, which end up aching.
So I made this ear warming, hair friendly, headband! (sorry the pictures are a bit massive!)

The buttons help the hair-protecting mission because you can carefully place and remove the band around your head.

I used a super chunky wool with a standard size crochet hook to make a tight and sturdy knit. It keeps it's shape and it's surprisingly warm.

I made another one in purple

I made the pattern up myself and I'm pretty proud! However any comments/criticisms/suggestions are always welcome.
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
8  Old Dress into Birthday Panties in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by clairol5 on: June 19, 2009 01:59:24 PM

A friend of mine had a very sweet dress which was unfortunately very tight and falling apart. As I had been shamefully disorganised and forgotten her birthday I told her I'd make her a pair of knickers out of the dress as a belated present. Upcycling material which is no longer being used into something pretty at its best! When I showed my flatmate she said they reminded her of Celia Birtwell's style and now I can't look at them without thinking the same thing.

See my blog or previous posts here for other pairs of knickers/panties I have made.
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
9  Delicate Collar in Crochet: Completed Projects by clairol5 on: June 10, 2009 05:05:05 PM
I made this collar a while ago using this pattern: http://theongoingproject.blogspot.com/2008/06/crochet-collar-pattern.html

I made one for a friend as a last minute christmas gift and liked it so much I made one for myself. It's really good for dressing up a plain tshirt or dress and, as they're so quick to make, I reckon I could whip one up in the morning to go with an outfit for that evening.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
10  Upcycled Cake Stand in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by clairol5 on: June 05, 2009 06:42:10 AM
I made this cake stand a while ago from plates and liquor glasses I found at an antiques shop. It was really fun finding plates that went well together.

I currently use it for all my make up and jewellery... much more friendly on my hips than cakes!

I am currently in the process of moving flat so I thought it would be nice to show a few of the things in my room before they are put in boxes. I will add some more of my homely projects on craftster soon, but in the meantime you can see my blog post for more pictures and projects: http://myownfairhands.blogspot.com/2009/06/home-sweet-home.html
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1] 2 3 4

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Create the Perfect Cat Eye
4 Secrets to Long Lasting Lipstick
How to Wash Your Face Like a Pro
Keira Knightley Makeup Tutorial
Emma Watson Makeup Tutorial
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Decorative Bulletin Board
Rain, rain, you don't have to go away...
Tute Tuesday: Latch Hooked Rag Rug

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.