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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pleated tote on: February 24, 2011 10:03:48 AM
This is my first time making a bag, and also my first time trying to pleat anything.

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

I used this fantastic tutorial - with a few modifications.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49030.msg452122#msg452122




The strap, and the inside pocket are from some old corduroy pants.





Also, I should mention - I bought this amazing canvas fabric for 50 cents at a thrift store. The bag ended up very durable.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Upcycled men's shirt into Netbook cozy on: October 18, 2010 03:08:42 PM
My boyfriend has been asking me to make him a cozy for his netbook for months, and I kept putting it off for one reason or another. I finally decided to surprise him!

I rummaged through the pile of old shirts he was going to throw out. He wore this shirt A LOT when we first met and was very reluctant to get rid of it, but it eventually ended up looking REALLY worn - It was missing a few buttons, so I used a different shirt for it's button closure and lining.

After some measuring, very particular cutting, stitching, and inserting a thick foam... I finally ended up with something pretty decent.

I'm really bad about taking "in-process" or "before" pictures - because once I'm inspired I tend to jump right in.

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 3 x 3 ATC R2 Gallery on: June 27, 2010 10:13:54 PM
I'm a little late in getting this gallery up and running... but without further ado...

Post pics of all 9 of your cards here!

Swap thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349701.0
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Adorable little Robot Card! on: June 15, 2010 09:38:08 AM
I cut the images (his body, and head) from this book called "Plastics" that I got from a free bin outside an independent bookstore over a year ago. The pictures inside are very technical and looked particularly robotic.

his arms and the balls on his antennae are done with metallic paint... I wish the pictures showed it better.

I'm really happy with the way he turned out.



http://www.prettyinpaisley.com/2010/06/robotic-things.html

5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Funky chess board/wall art on: June 05, 2010 01:09:23 AM
I revamped an old cardboard chess board with some mod-podge, newspaper scraps, and acrylic paint.





I forgot to take pictures before the transformation...

It doubles as wall art.




6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / 3 X 3 ATC swap, Round 2 on: June 04, 2010 10:51:03 AM
Swap name: 3 X 3 (9 card spread) ATC swap, Round two
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Prettyinpaisley
Sign-up date range: June 4 to June 11
Date to send item by: July 7th

Limited to a certain number of people: 24 people

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- Understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Discussion Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325716.0
ROUND 1 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337086.0

This swap you will make 9 separate Artist Trading cards (which are a standard size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches) to fill a 3 x 3 binder sheet. (These can be found at any comic shop, or anywhere you would buy baseball cards). The medium of the cards is limitless - mixed media, hand drawn/painted, recycled, fabric/fibre etc...

Please send your cards in a standard baseball card sheet.

Here's are a couple links to some of the galleries from the ongoing ATC swap:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326888.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323433.0

The first step in this swap is making your 9 theme list. These themes are limitless and can include different types of mediums, specific colors, etc... Please be brief enough with each item in your list to let your partner make creative choices, and be specific enough to be sure you get a swap package you enjoy.

You must create cards based on your partner's themes by choosing one of these three options for a fabulous 9 card spread:

A) Create a 9 card spread using ALL 9 of your partner's themes (1 card for each theme)
B) Create a 9 card spread using ONLY 1 of your partner's themes  (9 cards for one theme)
c) Create 3 rows of ATC's to fill up a 9 card spread using 3 of your partner's themes.

There will be 3 weeks of crafting (which conveniently works out to 3 cards per week). Please check in on the board once or twice a week. Remember, communication is key.


If you want to participate, PM the following information to the organizer (prettyinpaisley):

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

List your 9 themes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Is there anything you would prefer NOT to have included in ATC's sent to you? (ie, religious imagery, gore, political statements, etc...)


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in an organized swap.

************************************************************

Sent and Received
Sent/in Transit
Feedback given

Signed up:
1.   Prettyinpaisley
2.   Shelina
3.   Audio-Astrophysics
4.   Hgddm
5.   haroldlovesmaude
6.   Spookshowbaby77
7.   Black.Eyed.Spyder
8.   lacey0828
9.   Terrabella01
10.   Tsuki_Tsubasa
11.   blushingbluegrass
12.   raeraethejetplane

Partners
Shelina <----> Black.Eyed.Spyder
Audio-astrophysics <----> Blushingbluegrass
spookshowbaby77 <----> hgddm
Lacey0828 <-----> Tsuki_Tsubasa
raeraethejetplane <-----> Terrabella01
Haroldlovesmaude <-----> Prettyinpaisley

GALLERY:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352100.0
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Nintendo controller Coffee table on: February 27, 2010 07:11:25 PM
A while back, my boyfriend drooled over a youtube video of a coffee table that was made as an exact replica of an orignal NES controller! http://broccolicity.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/nin-table1.jpg

What he doesn't know, is I've been sneaking off to make him a similar one for his birthday... He knows I'm up to something, because he found his electric sander in my car!

with the help of my very crafty dad, I've finally finished!







I also painted two question block canvases for our wall...


these are what I'm going to give him first and say "Here's what took me forever to make you!" and when he asks why I needed to borrow his electric sander, I'll have him help me bring in the finished table from my car!

Enjoy!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Doggy bag (quite literally) on: February 10, 2010 07:53:11 PM
I made this Doggy bag for my aunt for her birthday. I used a pattern from the book Fast, Fun & Easy - Fabric Critter Bags. It ended up being fun, but not really that fast or easy.

It turned out kindof strange - The frilly part is supposed to be his teeth, and the handle is presumably his collar.





The face is cute, but I'll try again to get the ears better next time.

9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 3 X 3 ATC gallery on: February 05, 2010 09:01:22 PM
Post pics of your 9 card spread here!

Swap thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333373.0
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / 3 X 3 (9 card spread) ATC swap - Mail by Feb 6th on: January 06, 2010 11:31:02 PM
Swap name: 3 X 3 (9 card spread) ATC swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Prettyinpaisley
Sign-up date range: Jan 6th to Jan 16th
Date to send item by: February 6th

Limited to a certain number of people: 24 people

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- Understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Discussion Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325716.0

This swap you will make 9 separate Artist Trading cards (which are a standard size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches) to fill a 3 x 3 binder sheet. (These can be found at any comic shop, or anywhere you would buy baseball cards). The medium of the cards is limitless - mixed media, hand drawn/painted, recycled, fabric/fibre etc...

Here's are a couple links to some of the galleries from the ongoing ATC swap:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326888.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323433.0

The first step in this swap is making your 9 theme list. These themes are limitless and can include different types of mediums, specific colors, etc... Please be brief enough with each item in your list to let your partner make creative choices, and be specific enough to be sure you get a swap package you enjoy.

You must create cards based on your partner's themes by choosing one of these three options for a fabulous 9 card spread:

A) Create a 9 card spread using ALL 9 of your partner's themes (1 card for each theme)
B) Create a 9 card spread using ONLY 1 of your partner's themes  (9 cards for one theme)
c) Create 3 rows of ATC's to fill up a 9 card spread using 3 of your partner's themes.

There will be 3 weeks of crafting (which conveniently works out to 3 cards per week). Please check in on the board once or twice a week. Remember, communication is key.


If you want to participate, PM the following information to the organizer (prettyinpaisley):

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

List your 9 themes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Is there anything you would prefer NOT to have included in ATC's sent to you? (ie, religious imagery, gore, political statements, etc...)


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in an organized swap.
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