I really hope this is in the right place. Some backstory: I perform every other weekend with Orgasmic Rush of Lust, Richmond's only active Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast. I play Columbia. Last night during a fight with tiny hand stitches on a purse that should have been a messenger bag (my sewing machine froze D:) I decided to take a small craft break and discovered much to my pleasure a tote bag full of felt I'd forgotten I had.
One hour later, I had this for my costume bag. Her hair is pinker in real life.
Her lips aren't exactly how I wanted them and the hairs a little crooked, but I was super pleased with her eye makeup and eyebrows! She's about six inches by six inches, and will soon live on my duffel. I very well may end up with one for each character!
Ok, so on another site I'm doing a valentines exchange, and all I really know about this guy is that he likes drinking, anime, and his wishlist thing was for an old sega genesis. I can not find, nor afford said sega, but i want to make him something awesome, but cheap and easy.
Ok so i was in the vintage clothing store near my house that i adore thanks to the fact that you actually learn the history of the piece when you buy it, and the owner (who A. is the only one who even works there and B. also has a vintage clothing museum with like fashion through the decades) randomly started asking me questions about what all kinds of crafts i do, because she knows i bead and macrame and crochet and such (she likes to give me the old wood bead necklaces to re-string and such, after all she only sells them for a dollar) and so after a few minutes of discussion, she suddenly declared that i shouldn't make plans for this fall because she was going to hire me to help teach basic arts & crafts to several home schooled 8-10 or 8-12 year olds! I already have several ideas, such as the plastic canvas cross stitch of cartoon characters they like, simple hemp bracelets and macrame, maybe those old belts you made in like 3rd grade where you wove yarn through about 5 or 6 strands of thick twine and then gave to your mom, painting, maybe some sculpey, things like that. I want to do the crafts at their level, but not the same old stuff in the super family fun books (you know what i mean?) like if they had a nintendo ds help them make a felt cover, stuff that they'll feel like is really cool but that they can do, which is why i said maybe hemp bracelets, because its very simple, and its something the older kids would do/wear so it makes it seem cool, you know? So even though i have some ideas, i would like to get y'alls input, if you have kids ask them too, what kind of things they would think would be fun to learn, practical for doing in maybe two hours or so, and right for the age. I really want to them to enjoy this, so i want a lot of options.
****EDIT: I got more information, what we'll be doing is working with Weed & Seed kids, so its not so much a forced class but like an after school program and whomever was interested in craft, it would be one of the available activities for them, so probably they'll either be able to vote as a group what kind of thing they want to do, or could have a few things set up for them to choose between, that required minimal supervision.****
I started out painting the back of a black suit coat with the james bond sillouhette and logo, but my dad decided to be helpful and wash it, and since it wasn't fabric paint, it didn't survive. :-( so in the last hour i've made this, which seems kind of fitting that it was last minute since MacGyver always used these at the last minute. ^.^ I give you the Rubber Band and Paper Clip necklace and bracelet! The rubber band sections are a type of closed ring chainmaille weave, called foxtail. You can find instructions several places, but i used this one http://derakon.chainmailstore.com/inst.html instead however, of neoprene rings or metal, i used those small black rubber bands normally used for braids and such. its just segments of 15 of those bands in the weave, then a paper clip, then the weave, then the paper clip. super simple and luckily, super fast. these pictures show just the necklace, the bracelet, and two very fuzzy attempts to show the weave and stretch of the jewelry. Necklace:
This is my shirt for Free Hug Day. I made it about an hour ago, and it came out really well. Hope you like it! Oh and I meant for the paint to get on the outside of the stencils too, just so ya know. ^.^
I believe this board is in need of a theater swap. craft-a-long. We could make costumes from favorite productions, ATC's involving shows/characters, show inspired toys, altered books, anything Theater related. It could even be general theater instead of just a show. Any ideas on how to work it? I'd say a different show each month but it'd be hard to find a show we'd all seen. Which is why we could maybe just have a set time limit for the craft of our choosing for the show of our choice. What do you think guys?