This is a really great beading site. Does anyone know of any others like it? It's great for people who know nothing about making jewelery, as it explains EVERYTHING about making pieces. I only wish it had more tutorials.
Why isn't there a TV Shows board under the REVIEWS, RECOMMENDATIONS, DISSUASIONS? I mean, Craft Corner Death Match, Brini Maxwell, Crafters Coast to Coast, and even Martha Steward Living are very inspirational. We've all seen them-- why can't we discuss them? I'm surprised this board isn't there!
Yes, I know Valentine's Day has been over for almost a month, but I took this pics and didn't put them up yet. Here they are!
The one on the left was for my friend Cate. It says "Key to a Heart" and has a key sticker with a piece of red hemp tied around the hole. It's a post card, really, my message is on the back. Erica's is on the right. It says "UR" and the faucet sticker says "HOT." She loved it, lol. It's a post card, too.
This one has a sticker with the meaning of love on mulberry paper. Another post card.
I hope this gives you ideas! I hated the typical valentine and wanted to be different.
I finally got one of those infamous AOL tins! I decorated the front of it and then wondered what to do with it. So, I hammered the back part into my wall and then slid on the cover. So basically, it makes a little "secret hiding place" where I can put small slips of paper (maybe combinations to my locks or something), small amounts of money (vacation fund), etc. Here it is with a Listerine Pocket Pack and a Girl Scout patch. They were on my dresser...
And here it is amoung my other wall things. It looks like an innocent piece of art. Ha!
Hey, has anyone else noticed how many people on here post altered books? They're all over the place in different places: holidays, paper crafts, scrapbooking... I think they need one place for all of them. Does anyone else agree?
For Christmas, I got a sewing machine! It's a Necchi 3577 and it's a great machine. I don't need help usingit or anything... the place my mom bought it said they'd show me all the features if I call ahead and stop by their store. When I opened my stocking, I found a $25.00 gift card to Jo-Ann Fabrics. I don't plan on spending ALL that cash on fabric (though I admit that may happen... ). I want to leave the store with all the basic things I need. Here's what I plan to get: Fabric Thread Pins
But what else? If any savvy sewers could tell me some tools I need to start sewing, that would be great. Thanks!
In science class, we made butter as part of an experiment. Making the butter reminded me of how when you go to fancy resturants, the serve you little dishes of butter shaped as flowers, shells, etc. I went home, melted some butter in a dish, poured it into my mom's chocolate molds, and froze it for about ten minutes. When I tried to pop the butter out of the molds, they came out in pieces. As I type this, I have a new batch in the freezer. I plan on leaving them in longer. Has anyone tried this/have any suggestions? Thanks!
My friend makes these mice and gives one a day to people during December to remind her that Christmas is about giving, too. I think it's adorable. Not only is it a good way to use up extra fabric scraps, but they'd look cute on a tree and young kids could make them easily. Basically, she cut two pieces of fabric (see the bottom pic), made slits in the "body" and added the "ears." The candy cane becomes the "tail."
It remindes me of the sugar mice given to little kids at Christmas time during the Victorian Era. These mice add a modern twist to that old tradition.
Please excuse my spelling as I am not Jewish and do not celebrate Channukah.
I made a set of Dreidle magnets for someone I know who is Jewish. I bought a package with 4 dreidles in them and glued magnets to different sides so a different symbol showed up for each magnet. They turned out cute and I even thought of keeping one for myself! Haha.
Just thought I'd share, since I know there are VERY few Channukah decorations on the market.
This book is really cool. It was my moms in the eighties. It explains macrame, tie dye, batik, leater working, book binding, pottery, origami, drawing,weaving, basketry, mosiac work, woodworking, floral arrangement, etc, etc. Imagine my surprise when I see it's still in print!