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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Smiley heart hanging ornament on: November 01, 2010 10:07:22 AM
I made this ornament, and embroidered him. I haven't done very much embroidery so it's just backstitched. My sewing machine reallly didn't like sewing the curves so he's a little bit crooked but I think he's cute. I folded over some co-ordinating bias binding and sewed a straight line down both edges for the loop.



Melissa :-)
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first (wonky) glove! on: October 28, 2010 07:31:34 AM
I have recently learnt to single crochet, from tutorials online, and made the glove below, somehow! I made a chain and sc'd from the bottom upwards, but couldn't figure out what to do when I made the thumb hole- I made chains in a small circle and worked upwards, but then had a gap/ 'cut' where it should attach to the rest of the glove (where the webbed part of your thumb is) so I did some kind of sc/slip stitch thing where the funny lumpy bits are.



13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / What to do with dry floral foam and candles? --for craft group at work on: October 28, 2010 05:00:27 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm helping at a craft group at work tomorrow for 4 other women who have had problems with self-esteem and depression.  My colleague went to get some supplies and came back with 8 floral foam flat circles (the dry kind), and is getting fresh flowers later- she said the artificial ones weren't very nice looking. We've also got a pack of tall tapered candles.

I volunteered and am going to take some supplies in- I'm thinking ribbons, glitter, not sure what else.

I'm thinking of some kind of candle-holder made by hollowing out a bit of the foam but I don't know if it's a fire hazard. The only other idea I came up with was pinning sequins to the foam.

Does anyone have any ideas? I have a lot of sewing, papercrafts and jewellery supplies.

Melissa.
14  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Opinions welcome- my new site at www.limecrafts.com on: October 21, 2010 03:01:16 AM
Hi everyone,

I have recently completed my website at www.limecrafts.com

At the moment I am adding products but don't have many as I need to take better photos.

All c&c welcome :-)

Melissa x

EDIT: it's now at limecrafts.com and has been toned down a little based on feedback :-)
15  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Another octopus! on: October 20, 2010 01:00:46 AM
I made this girl octopus (girlopus?) yesterday. I plan to make octopi in various rainbow colours, and perhaps with the tentacles hanging down so they're a bit flatter, for a pendant.

16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My first proper crocheted anything! What is it? You decide! on: October 17, 2010 02:51:32 AM
After my failed attempts at knitted scarves, involving losing needles and finding them with my leg, and losing stitches, I decided it was probably time to learn how to do something with my crochet hooks. I have a collection which belonged to my late grandmother- though as far as I know, she never crocheted.

I googled and found www.hookandneedles.com, and watched a few of the videos. I learnt to single crochet, increase, decrease, and slip/miss stitches. I prefer crochet, as it hurts my hands less- after about 20minutes of knitting I have to pop all my fingers back to normal, and the hook doesn't slip away like knitting needles.

I made a spirally coaster thing (couldn't get a good photo), then realised I was looking at it the wrong way, and the side that looks a bit like knitting is the inside, I think. Then I tried to make balls, and ended up with a small teardrop/pear shape (again couldn't get a good photo). Finally I decided to break out my 7.50 a ball Noro silk garden- even though I can't really knit, I bought it because it's so beautiful and I loved the texture and colours. I started to make a ball but I wanted to show all the colours in the yearn, so it turned into a very wide ball, then I'd had enough and wanted to finish it, so I present to you....

The thing!







Melissa :-)
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Plastic domes? on: October 09, 2010 04:47:32 AM
Does anybody know where I can find plastic cabochon-style domes for jewellery making? I want to put in my own picture into a 'bubble' and then use it for earring/pendant bases, etc.

I have looked online but can't find anything. I'm in the UK if it helps!

Melissa x
18  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Bright cupcakes on: September 28, 2010 10:36:21 AM
My try at cupcakes- (sorry about the bad phone pics!) realised I hadn't put a loop in so I added the cherries after. Making the icing was my favourite part!







19  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Making cupcake 'ruffles'- how? on: September 28, 2010 09:20:52 AM
Hi everyone,

I am trying to make polymer clay cupcakes but am struggling with the textured, ruffled part at the bottom of the cupcake. I've tried indenting it with corrugated card which makes lines but they're crooked, then get squashed whenever I hold it. Same for lines with a toothpick. I did see in the cooking section that you can get very small corrugated/rippled circular cookie cutters- would one of those be what I need?

Melissa :-)
20  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Polymer clay- how to make cupcake 'ruffles' at the bottom? on: September 27, 2010 01:41:41 PM
Hi everyone,

I am trying to make polymer clay cupcakes but am struggling with the textured, ruffled part at the bottom of the cupcake. I've tried indenting it with corrugated card which makes lines but they're crooked, then get squashed whenever I hold it. Same for lines with a toothpick. I did see in the cooking section that you can get very small corrugated/rippled circular cookie cutters- would one of those be what I need?

Melissa :-)
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