A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 297,519
Currently Running With Scissors:
614 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9
1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Tobin's Spirit Guide with fun Ghostbusters goodies on: October 11, 2013 07:41:53 PM
My husband's birthday is this Monday.  He loves Ghostbusters (as do I), and he's always wanted a copy of Tobin's Spirit Guide.  As a surprise gift, I recovered one of those cardboard book boxes with leather-like paper and added some scrapbooking charms and some painted accents to make it look like somewhat like the book as it's represented in the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters.

Inside, I added some Ghostbustering goodies. Smiley

A polymer clay Slimer (who was easier to make/bake than I thought he would be - I also modeled him more after the cartoon Slimer than the one in the movies).


All four name tag badges and a logo patch that I found off the internet and a vial of pink slime from Ghostbusters 2 (it's just that noise making Gak-type goo you can buy in the toy section.)


A mini portrait of Vigo the Carpathian (I followed instructions from this blog: http://hookedondecorating.com/how-to-guide-transfer-photos-to-canvas/ to transfer a laser photo to canvas.)


I think he'll like it! Smiley




2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Pie plate for Star Trek fans (or FLAAAN!) on: October 09, 2013 09:42:01 PM
As part of a housewarming gift for a friend who just bought her first house (who happens to be a big fan of Star Trek), I dipped into glass etching for the first time.  I think she'll like it!  I just used an exacto knife on a big sheet of self-stick craft foam to cut out the letters, but I bet it would be way more polished and precise if you used a Cricut (or other fancy cutting machine that I don't have). Smiley

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Quick, cheap, and cute baby shower gifts on: June 24, 2013 09:46:03 PM
One of my best friends is about to have her first child.  Though she's also getting a gift off her registry, I love having something personal (and homemade) to toss in.  (They're always the most loved anyway, right?)

1.  Baby bib



I used a premade bib that I picked up for a few bucks at a craft store and stitched the pattern (purchased from http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/).  It took only a couple of hours or so to finish up.

2. Pumpkin hat



This was made on a Knifty Knitter (the child sized loom) and a spool loom and by following Brenda Myer's pattern on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knifty-knitter-pumpkin-hat  I used leftover bulky weight yarn--and the whole thing knitted up in a hour.  Quick and cute! 
4  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Homemade Sprinkles? - Aint nobody got time for that! on: April 08, 2013 11:48:45 AM
OOh!  If you use a multi-opening tip, you won't have to pipe as many lines!  Smiley  I'm thinking something along the lines of a Wilton #134

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=pg_multiopeningtips
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Fat quarter fun on: January 23, 2013 07:56:57 PM
I've been buying discounted sets of fat quarters like they were going out of style, and I needed to do some stashbusting.  I've used up every scrap of fabric that I could from each quarter, and it's been great to see how many projects can come out of a relatively small piece of fabric!

Double sided napkins with rick rack trim (these became gifts for my momma). There are a lot of tutorials on the web, but I used this one:http://filminthefridge.com/2008/11/19/make-your-table-pretty-a-reversible-rick-rack-napkin-tutorial/



I had a big enough piece of leftover fabric after trimming the fat quarter for double sided reusable drink sleeves (these became Christmas gifts for coworkers).  I used this tutorial:http://craftystaci.com/2011/01/10/reversible-coffee-cup-sleeves/

One side


Other side (my bad topstitching really shows on this one, but oh well)


I wasn't quite as good about tacking down the elastic on some, so I ended up just sewing the elastic loops back on the finished product (on one side) and covering up the mistake with yo yos - which finished up the tiny bit of fabric I had left over from each fat quarter.


I don't know why the photo is posting with that weird blue and brown stripe - but this is the best closeup I have of the yo yo.


I'm a bad procrastinator and had to make these in one night--but they were super fast!

I still have a ton of fabric to go through, so I'm thinking of making a big bunch of napkins for myself and having a nice cache of gifts ready for the giving. Smiley 
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Clowns are creepy (featuring more turkey stitch than I anticipated) on: January 23, 2013 06:11:27 PM
That is absolutely terrifying - and incredibly well done.  Wink
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Handbook for the Recently Deceased (It reads like stero instructions) on: January 07, 2013 10:19:30 AM
This is so wonderful--I actually made one for my husband for Christmas following your directions. Smiley  He loves it.  I also added a light-sensitive chip that plays Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat (Day-O)" song whenever you open the lid (from a programmable chip I bought online).  Thank you so much - this rocks!!!
8  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: TroubleT's Adventures in Canning 2012! on: June 18, 2012 01:51:59 PM
I love canning!  I've only done the water bath method (and have stuck to jelly/jam/relishes - high acid stuff).  I'm so glad that you're loving the pressure canner--I'm wanting to jump on that train!  Everything you've made looks so yummy. Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knifty Knitter Loom Slipper Socks on: February 20, 2012 07:33:46 PM
I'm a pretty new knitter (just barely comfortable with the basics), so using DPNs feels a bit out of reach for me right now.  For some reason, loom knitting seems far more accessible.  I used Isela Phelp's pattern for "Chunky Ribbed Socks" in her book Loom Knitting Primer.  Super easy to follow and a nice introduction to sock making.  It made me buy sock weight yarn, and I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of a fine gauge adjustable loom to make socks that are thin enough to wear with shoes. 

These are made with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn in sky blue.   They were knitted on the blue knifty knitter, and they're definitely thick and warm enough to be slippers.  I guess they'd be awesome in boots in cold weather, but since I'm in Texas, I have no idea what real cold weather is. Smiley



Sorry for the crummy phone pics!

10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: I hate you the least. on: February 15, 2012 11:37:39 AM
@Sandroo - I work in a small department within the customer relations area of a major airline.  Smiley  I definitely feel you.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Mastering the Perfect Omelette
Spam Championship: Shoulder Pork Ham Is a Big Deal, Apparently
Sausage and Peppers Po-Boy Recipe
Apple-Buttermilk Pancake Recipe
Lior Lev Secarez: Serving Innovation
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.