Hmm. Delicate china, tea,lace, cameos and jet,nature journals & nature crafts in general, Sherlock Holmes(yeah!),gentlemen-and lady! adventurers, and, of course, Steampunk. I'll wait until the last minute on signups, and if I'm caught up enough...seriously, I'll lurk before I overextend myself. But this does sound so cool.
CS-heehee, I finally got inspired! let's see, office supplies, dollar store supplies, weird thingy from thrift store-let's rock! SS-Your B-52's cd quit playing an hour ago-don't you want some more music? CS-Quiet, fool-I'm cutting things out! SS-yeah, about that-shouldn't you be measuring first? CS-No time! Let's see, packing tape, duct tape... SS-aren't we using a lot of packing tape? CS-Packing tape is in this season. Besides, this is harder to put together than I thought. SS-(dryly) Really? I don't know why, you've used everything but silly putty. CS-(brightening)Do we have any silly putty? SS-NO! CS-(Sulks).Uh oh...it's a little...lopsided. SS-what did we say about measuring first? CS-(worried)Do you think she'll notice? SS-Is she blind? CS-Uh, no. SS-Then she'll notice. CS-It's just a little lopsided. Besides, I can't fix it now.(Shrugs) I'll have to give a shout out to the craftster who inspired me when I send this. SS-But you didn't use her tute. CS-I didn't have the same materials, or tools. Anyway, she did inspire me. SS-We could have gone to the store. It was a very nice tute. CS-Yeah,yeah, I know. But I had to craft NOW! SS-You scare me when you get in these frenzies. I was expecting to hear thunder crashing, and you shouting"LIFE! Give my creation LIFE!"(snickers) CS-very funny. (Starts humming the Transylvania Polygnostic fight song).But seriously, what do you think of it? SS-well...it's unique. And I guess she'll be able to tell how much you worked on it. It's not professional looking like the ones craftster X makes, though. CS-Yeah,yeah. Now we need to start working on the NEXT craft! SS-(sighs) here we go again....
Leah, craftster is your baby, so I trust you all the way. This place has done wonders for my self confidence & creativity, expanded my definition of art, taught me about crafts I didn't know existed, gave me and daughter something to bond over, ate up lots of time(Thanks ), and introduced me to wonderful people. I treasure the friends I've made here, the folks I've learned from, commiserated with, laughed with-and at! Who have generously given of their time and talent. This has been the best online community ever. Looking forward to the new era, and wishing you all the best. Pours champagne*clink*.
My DD went as Kigome from Inuyahsa 2 years ago. We found a long wrap around green skirt at goodwill. The piece I cut off the bottom was turned into the collar and cuffs to go onto a white shirt, with the addition of some white bias tape. And we bought a cheap black wig I had to give a haircut.
Hand sewn, very unprofessional -but the kid had fun. last year I had big sheets of shiny silver foil flat bubble wrap-some hand sewing and packing tape later, she had a skirt and sleeveless top to wear with pink wig, tights, and top to be Space Teen! Preteen anyway. Plus about a gazillion of those snap together glowstick bracelets and necklaces. Funny-I can't sew, but I made almost all of her halloween outfits. Including a paper machie parrot for her shoulder the year she was a pirate. So I guess YKYACW you say you're making costumes to save money, but it's really just because it's fun.
I hear you, saylo-I've have crafter's block,too. I have my supplies, I have ideas-I was just frozen for some reason. But I just spent all day today making something. And monkey_see_monkey_do, it's puurty.
I like the mythology idea-I like the make less stuff idea. All about me, hee-how about a getting to know you swap? We could tell about ourselves and interests in the signup, and our partners could craft based on that. So crafts could go all over the place! For example-I could say-Bookstorebabe is a giant nerdy bookworm, a comic book geek, and I love my garden I never have enough time to work in, and my partner would craft based on that. What do you all think? And add in the local postcard and treat, of course!