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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Round Robin recipe Journal? on: May 26, 2007 01:42:41 AM
Pardon me if it's been done, and if so, please let me know (I did a search) but I have really LOVED the idea of the round-robin journals.  I thought it would be cool to have something like that, but recipe focused.  I love the idea of a creative artsy altered journal, and if it had something that was equally about the recipe and the art, I think that would be awesome.

Any thoughts?
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / More soldered pendants! on: May 09, 2007 03:30:31 PM
I used alycimo's wonderful tutorial to make these.  I'm sure you've all seen it, but just in case: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=39105.0.

The first couple (bird and microscope) were pretty sloppy:


But these turned out well, I think:




Any ideas on how to better place the jump rings, and/or rid the condensation between the slides?
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Anatomical Heart Stuffie on: April 23, 2007 08:06:20 PM
I made this for a swap.  I never knew I would be so into making stuffed animals, much less stuffed "parts" but I thought this would be a fun challenge, and I'm pretty pleased with the results.

14  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Funny notebook on: March 04, 2007 12:25:45 AM


My new notebook...  makes me smile every time I use it!
15  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Poor Man's Silk Screen - TUTORIAL, Picture Obese on: March 04, 2007 12:11:53 AM
Hey all!  I've been using this technique for awhile, and it's super fun, and I was asked to post a tut awhile back, so, here it is.  This process is called a cellulose transfer (I saw it in a book awhile back.)  It's an inexpensive way to print images on surfaces with things you probably have around the house.



Here's my original post:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103636.msg985660#msg985660



Basic Ingredients:
-QTips
-Spoon
-Lacquer thinner
-Material to transfer image onto (I used a Moleskin pocket journal)
-A very small container to hold lacquer thinner
-Mirror image xerox of picture of choice (in black and white)  I usually use Craphound, below, because the images are great.





BEFORE YOU START:
Use a WELL VENTILATED area to work
Do not let the chemicals touch anything you don't want damaged (skin for instance)
(...just covering my bases here...)

Cut your image out, try to leave area around edges to put your fingers on where they won't come into contact with the chemicals.



Put no more than a table spoon of lacquer thinner into the container, use qtip to cover back of image while holding sturdy on notebook.  (You can tape it if that's easier for you.)





While the cellulose is still wet, go over entire area with the back of a spoon, quick!  It dries very fast.  If you need to, coat a small area, press; then coat another small area, and press.





Finished!



This technique works on different mediums.  You'll have to test it out to see what works for you!

Fabrics, yes!



CD case, maybe not:



Please let me know if you try it out and what you think!!

Thanks for looking!
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Shoulder Tote w/ ADORABLE Fabric! on: March 01, 2007 09:07:26 PM
This is my first project (not free hand - with pattern) I did on my new sewing machine.

I just feel in love with this fabric when I saw it, isn't it adorable!?!?!





This inside, with pocket:


Thanks for looking!!!
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My attempt at a felt katamari ball on: February 18, 2007 04:01:10 PM
Hi all!  Here are some pictures of the felt Katamari Damacy ball I just completed.  I made it for my boyfriend for Valentines Day.  It was much more difficult and time consuming than I had imagined it would be.  Needless to say, I'm glad it's done, and pleased with the results.

The tutorial/inspiration is accredited to this poster, check it out:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103162.0





18  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cyrus the Cyclops Bunny on: January 09, 2007 09:32:37 PM
My first felt stuffie!  After being inspired by seeing all other posters' loverly felt softies, I decided it was time to make my own!

I present, Cyrus, the Cyclops Bunny!





Half of the credit goes to Nina for her wonderful stuffed monster tutorial - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=5843.0 - thank you!!

The other half goes to KidRobot's Dunny series.

Any tips for improvement?  Next time, for the true dunny effect, I think I'd make the legs shorter, and the whole thing a little chunkier.

Thanks for looking!
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Any hats/scarfs you need to get rid of? on: August 08, 2006 03:26:57 PM
Hi all!  I am writing this because last week I found out that one of my very good friends is going back for another round of chemo Friday.  This saddens me to no end because her heath problems prohibit her from doing so much of what she really wants to do.

She sent a mass email today and this is part of it:

As you probably know, I'm starting chemo on friday & I am going to lose my hair. I'm going to have a wig, but I think I'm going to be using a lot of scarves and hats. This is where you come in...

I would love to get scarves from everybody, from everywhere. They're really cheap to ship, cheap to buy and people have them around the house most of the time. If you have a scarf or hat (minimally used. i don't want any house painters sending me their nasty sweat stained hats.) you'd be willing to send me, please just message me through myspace and I'll send you my information.

A friend gave me this idea.. and I guess it's kind of giving me 'hope' that at the end of all this, I can look through each scarf which represents the people in my support group individually. I know a lot of people online who want to be there for me, but can't be because they live in different parts of the world.

Even if you want to send me a postcard. I'd love it.

Thanks guys!


I went to work right away collecting things to send her and cheer her up, but I feel like I cannot do much alone.  If you would like to send her something, especially encouraging words, please let me know.  If you would like to do this, please PM me and I'll give you my address and I will send it to her.  The reason I'm doing this is because I'm not sure she'd want me to give out her address, and I don't want to ask in hopes I can keep this a surprise, and prevent her from disappointment if nothing comes of it.

If you do this, please include your name and your address/e-mail with what you send, because I know she'd like to use this as a way to make new friends from around the world.

I'd just like her to know how much I love and support her, and show her that even people who haven't had the pleasure of meeting her yet support her too!

Thanks for reading!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Calling all super-knitters! on: August 02, 2006 06:57:46 PM
Hi all!  I am writing this because just last night I found out that one of my very good friends is going back for another round of chemo this Friday.  This saddens me to no end because her heath problems prohibit her from doing so much of what she really wants to do.

She sent a mass email today and this is part of it:

As you probably know, I'm starting chemo on friday & I am going to lose my hair. I'm going to have a wig, but I think I'm going to be using a lot of scarves and hats. This is where you come in...

I would love to get scarves from everybody, from everywhere. They're really cheap to ship, cheap to buy and people have them around the house most of the time. If you have a scarf or hat (minimally used. i don't want any house painters sending me their nasty sweat stained hats.) you'd be willing to send me, please just message me through myspace and I'll send you my information.

A friend gave me this idea.. and I guess it's kind of giving me 'hope' that at the end of all this, I can look through each scarf which represents the people in my support group individually. I know a lot of people online who want to be there for me, but can't be because they live in different parts of the world.

Even if you want to send me a postcard. I'd love it.

Thanks guys!


I went to work right away collecting things to send her and cheer her up, but I feel like I cannot do much alone.  If you would like to send her something, especially encouraging words, please let me know.  If you would like to do this, please PM me and I'll give you my address and I will send it to her.  The reason I'm doing this is because I'm not sure she'd want me to give out her address, and I don't want to ask in hopes I can keep this a surprise, and prevent her from disappointment if nothing comes of it.

If you do this, please include your name and your address/e-mail with what you send, because I know she'd like to use this as a way to make new friends from around the world.

I'd just like her to know how much I love and support her, and show her that even people who haven't had the pleasure of meeting her yet support her too!

Thanks for reading!
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