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1  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Tutorial Challenge on: April 12, 2016 12:30:57 PM
Pick a tutorial from the tutorial portal and create the craft/technique described. Taking pictures and even rating, and possibly make improvements to the existing tut.  Smiley
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Mosaic House Number 9 on: April 03, 2016 11:57:30 AM
In the recent IYP swap I asked alteredmommy to be my partner, and she agreed. Smiley

Made this mosaic house number for her from glass on tile to withstand the harsh weather where she lives. She asked for yellows and oranges with a dark color for the number.
9-4 by Helen, on Flickr

Here are some in process shots.
9-1 by Helen, on Flickr

9-2 by Helen, on Flickr

9-3 by Helen, on Flickr

9-5 by Helen, on Flickr

This as it turns out is the last mosaic I will be doing. For different reasons decided I'm selling all my equipment and supplies. Very glad it will go to another Craftster member. Smiley
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / SPAM Artist Trading Block on: April 01, 2016 06:57:46 AM
Seems there was a spat between Blanche and Madge. Madge did not want to share her super secret SPAM recipe. Well, I brawl ensued.
Tried to make the ATB look like the actual SPAM meat block.

Here we see Blanche has taken her argument to a whole other level.

Another shot of the meat look ATB. A thing of beauty, I hear.

Happy Friday all, and have a SPAM weekend. Smiley
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Decorative Initial on: March 13, 2016 12:18:16 PM
Bought this plain mache G at Micheal's and finally had the inspiration to fix it up.

G by Helen, on Flickr

Covered on all sides:
Gb by Helen, on Flickr

Close up of paper (courtesy of alwaysinmyroom ), some pieces I tea stained for more aged look.
G1 by Helen, on Flickr

In the grouping:
Gc by Helen, on Flickr

Now I want to do more initials  Cheesy
5   / COOKING / Cooking: Featured Projects 1st Quarter 2016 on: March 08, 2016 02:13:41 PM
For the first quarter of 2016 these cooking projects were selected by the Craftster members who clicked "This Rocks".

In no particular order, please enjoy these yummy looking creations!

Multi-Grain & Mushroom Burger

Swedish Star Bread

Breakfast Tostada

Sorting Hat Cupcakes

Thank you to all who participate and share here in the Cooking section of Craftster. Looking forward to seeing more recipes on the cooking boards of Craftster! Smiley

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage Yellow Tulle Lace Gown Repair on: February 08, 2016 07:35:35 AM
Here is another gown repair I recently completed. This had a tear in the lace overlay in the middle of the back of the gown. Most likely this happened when the young lady wearing it put her shoe heal through the lace. This one is not quite as old as the last one, it's from the 1950's.
yellow1 by Helen, on Flickr

yellow2 by Helen, on Flickr

Here is the back view of the gown after the repair.
yellowGown1 by Helen, on Flickr

And here is the front view.
yellowGown by Helen, on Flickr

This is such a sweet gown. Hopefully it will now be worn again. Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage Clothing Repair on: February 03, 2016 08:28:43 AM
As my part time job I do clothing repair to vintage clothing. I love being able to take something that is unwearable and return it to its former beauty.

This is one of the latest rescues done. It is a 1930's bias cut velvet gown. From improper storage the sleeve had ripped.
gown1 by Helen, on Flickr

Most all the beading was still there and the gown was otherwise in excellent condition.
gown2 by Helen, on Flickr

Here is the overall gown so you can tell the area that was repaired.
velvetgown by Helen, on Flickr

velvetgown1 by Helen, on Flickr

Thanks for looking. Smiley
8  Category Challenges / Cooking: Challenge Entries / Holiday Family Favorites Cooking Challenge - Time to Vote! on: January 10, 2016 06:39:20 AM
The original challenge thread with details can be found here:
Holiday Family Favorites Cooking Challenge

Good luck to all the entrants Smiley
9   / GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts Wrap Up for 2015 on: January 10, 2016 05:58:04 AM
These are just some of the amazing projects posted to the glass section in 2015. These were selected by the Craftster members who clicked "This Rocks".

In no particular order, please enjoy these incredible glass projects.

Birds for Baby by fancybutch

Mosaic Garden Balls by schizo319

Fused Glass and Painted Tree Pendant by Little owl

R2D2 and Other Fused Ornaments by fancybutch

Bigfoot's Cryptid Happy Hour Etched Glasses by Mistress T

Little Stained Glass Christmas Trees by Mannon2

Boyfriend's Tardis by neika

Fused Belt Buckles by fancybutch

Etched Skull Coffee Table by littlegothkatt
Thank you to all who participate and share here in our little corner of Craftster. Looking forward to seeing new projects, ideas and techniques in 2016 on the glass boards of Craftster!  Smiley
10  Category Challenges / Cooking: Challenge Entries / Holiday Family Favorites Cooking Challenge - Time To Enter! on: January 03, 2016 06:07:23 AM
Time to post your projects for the Family Favorites Cooking Challenge!

To post your entry, please start a new topic for it on the Cooking Challenge board.  Click NEW TOPIC on this board to post your entry!  


Entries must be posted by January 8, 2016 no later than midnight EST.

If you are a new member, and cannot post images yet, please just post a direct link to your image(s) in your post.  A friendly neighborhood Moderator will come along and update your post to embed the image(s) for you.

The original post about the challenge with details and rules repost:
Holiday Family Favorites

Is your turkey drool worthy? Is your pumpkin pie the thing of dreams? What about your ham, is it something the pigs volunteer for? Does the smell of your Snickerdoodles make the neighbors come knocking? Do you have a dish that is something everyone talks about all year? That one special dish you only make during a holiday time? If you answered yes to any of these, then Craftster has just the challenge for you!

Make that one recipe that your family and friends dream of, rave about, or beg for all year. Take pictures of what you made and any in-process steps you'd like to share with us. You must also post a list of ingredients.  

The recipe you are making for the holidays this year (2015). It's probably impossible to share a recipe that is 100% original, or that has never been posted on Craftster.  So, if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, please give credit to that project.

  • Post one recipe that was created during the challenge period (November 16, 2015 - January 1, 2016) only, on the Cooking Challenge board. Projects created before this time frame are not eligible.
  • The recipe you enter, must have been made by you.
  • You must post a complete list of ingredients
  • Your entry cannot have been previously posted on Craftster.
  • Post your entry on the Cooking Challenge board during the period of January 2 - 8, 2016.  No sooner.  No later.
  • Voting will happen from January 9 - 14, 2016.

Once the poll is over the winner will be announced.

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog
(3) and this Craftster prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):
Food Gift Love
An exciting, inspiring, and beautiful food-gift guide for crafty cooks and food-DIY fans.

In Food Gift Love, Maggie Battista, a food-gift guru and rising star of the blog world, celebrates her expertise in and enthusiasm for small-batch, hand-crafted foods. She features 100 memorable, edible gifts for any occasion with simple, delicious recipes, detailed wrapping instructions, and stunning photography.

Good luck and make something delicious!  Smiley

Good luck!  Smiley
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