As most crafty brides-to-be are, I have become obsessed with the crafty tasks of my upcoming wedding. I think it would be fun and a bit of a release to be able to make special things for another craftsters wedding in a swap. The swap could include brides/grooms/attendants/family members and anyone else who is needing things made as wedding accessories or gifts.
And I think this would be a great time for it, a few months before the so-called "wedding season"
I would be able to organize, if no one else really wanted to, or if a more experienced organizer would want to step up, that would be cool too.
In an effort to combine my save the dates, and christmas cards, I'm a little lost. I know I want to do it this way, to create less waste (I'm sure most christmas cards just get tossed in the trash anyway..)
What I'm thinking about is this: 1. Christmasy on the outside 2. A photo of me and my darling fiance on the inside 3. Maybe a cutesy rhyme or something 4. A place to put my wedsite address
I'm so confused for a way to put these all together any ideas?
Here is the one pair of earrings I made for my bridesmaids. I stopped at one pair because the design is so simple, that it's making me crazy.
For each pair of earrings I have 4 swarovski cone crystals, and one onyx roundish bead. (As you can probably tell be the picture).
And they're just sooooo boring!! Any more advanced techniques to help me?
I saw some earrings at my bead shop where there were 3 beads. Each bead was on a seperate wire with a loop at the top and bottom, and the wire wrapped around (not wrapped around the bead, wrapped around the wire). I gave it a try and it was not a pretty thing
I have dabbled in scrapbooking before, usually just making a page or two and framing it for someone for a gift. So now, I'm in the process of making my first actual scrapbook!!!
Here is page one!! The pages are 8in by 8in. I'm going to cut all my pages tonight after posting this question
Question #1 I have this exact embelishment:
And it has stickyback, but I want to use it for the cover. They are metal and weigh about as much as 3 quarters. The cover is made of regular cloth cover. Should I just stick `er on or try to remove the sticky and hot glue (or E6000?) Any ideas?
That's the Army thing, and I want something representitive of our love too. I might have to think on that one..
Question #2 This scrapbook is going to be of all the photos from my fiance's deployment to Iraq. The pictures of us both, the ones I send him, and the ones he sends me. I want it to be kinda a story thing, to have our grandkids see. I don't really know what people would be intrested in. I have lots and lots of love stickers and things like that. As well as a few bits of poems and song lyrics, but is there anything else that would be intresting to the viewer?
I love it!! It is a bit fragile looking, like it could easily snap, so I'm only going to wear it for photoshoots. But shrinky dinks are fun!! It took forEVER to cut out, and I had a bit on an exacto slip, but it melted fine, and now it's not noticable. It's made with Rough n ready (is that what it's called) and black sharpie. It was inspired by someone on this board, I should give credit where credit is due, but I can't remember the thread sorry
I have a great friend (who is currently a fashon design student) who is making a quilt for my MIL for her birthday. I purchased the fabric, batting, and whatnot, and she's taking the effort to put everything together.
I offered to pay her for the time she put into it, but she declined. But I would still like to get make her something to show my appreciation. I do a lot of artsy/craftsy things (obviously, no quilting yet!) such as knitting/crochet, and mild sewing.
Which is why I'm asking here, what kinds of things would a fashon design student like to get, in say, a gift basket?
These were "markers" for a Serial Killer Trivia game I made for my "Creative Functioning" class. People actually couldn't believe I made them!!
Clockwise from the top: White skull, "antiqued" with brown acrylic Chainsaw, a la Leatherface (my personal favorite!) Bloody ax, completely made of polymer.. blood included Quarter to show scale Hunting knife, as with ax, blood is polymer too Severed leg, with the bones sticking out!
*waves* I'm new to the craftster community, so here is my first knitted project (for here anyway).
This is it!! My friend's brother's girlfriend just had a baby girl. And they were going crazy trying to find a baby girl John Deere tractor hat, `cause I guess they do tractor pulls or something. So, I made one!!