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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Doctor Who Tardis Tree Skirt on: January 04, 2014 07:58:56 PM
This beauty went off to my awesome friend Spidermom as part of her Mini 12 days of Christmas swap, behold a Tardis tree skirt.

70's vintage shag trim around the outside, sequin braid in between each Tardis, I'm not really a Dr Who fan (commence shunning now!) but my family love it and totally demanded I make them one for next years festivities. I know my partner loved it she's a total Dr Who nut.

Hope you like!


2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Granny Rectangle Hottie on: September 29, 2013 09:12:48 PM
It's getting colder here in Canada (booo) so I decided to make myself a Crochet Hot Water bottle cover, it was a fun project and does the trick, no burnt toes for me.

I just made the pattern up as I went along to be honest, apparently all Hot Water bottle manufactures seem to differ slightly on size and shape so I didn't write anything down.

First time trying out as Granny rectangle, and posting to the Crochet board too  Shocked



The back which I am reliably informed by my 4yr old son is the 'boy side' !


I have more photos and info on my blog (link in my signature) if you want to see more
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Picked up wrong wire what can I do with 28 Gauge? on: November 29, 2012 02:57:01 PM
Hubby picked up the wrong gauge wire for me, I needed 20 and he picked up 28 which is wayyyy too lightweight for what I had planned. I'm a real newbie to jewelry making and beading etc, does anyone know of any beginner/easy projects links etc that use this kind of wire? 

Thanks so much in advance

 Grin
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / What Fabric to use to patch Ski Trousers on: November 19, 2012 07:51:55 PM
I've been given a pair of Trousers my buddy uses for Skiing to repair (if I can). The inside of the ankle area has a few small tears from the skis getting caught on the fabric. He suggested Leather to patch this area but that would be affected by the wet snow. So I thought Denim. The Ski trousers are a Waterproof fabric so he doesn't want the same fabric or the same thing will happen.

I'm eager to do this right first time and with a repair/patch job that can last, so who better to ask than the Craftster geniuses/Geniui?!!

So what's best to use use Ladies & Gents?

Thanks in advance for your help
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recycled Medal Ribbon Boxy pouch on: October 25, 2012 03:59:44 PM


I had a great big stash of medal ribbons that I scored from a thrift store for 50c,the bag had 33 in some 11m so I went to town.I love the Red,White,Blue combo (I'm a Brit) so I stitched the ribbons down to a foundation fabric then wove them,stitched around the edge then sewed a boxy pouch as usual.

I love how it turned out, so Geometric, bright and perfect for holding my Crochet hooks.

I have a few other medal ribbon projects around and about Craftster too.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414921.0


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414452.msg4898353#msg4898353

Hope you like this... and if you ever come across a stash of unwanted medal ribbons, I'll be your best friend Wink
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / TUTORIAL Milk Bottle Top Halloween Spiders on: October 11, 2012 09:30:57 PM


Just made these for my little ones and thought they were fun, here's how you can make yours too.

What you'll need:

Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Pompoms
Ribbon/Bias tape (small pieces of either one)
Googly Eyes
Pipe Cleaners (at least 3 for each one)
MILK BOTTLE TOPS


Milk Bottle Top

Glue on Pompoms

Glue on White pompoms for eyes and Googly eyes

Glue some ribbon around the base of the bottle top to hide the ugly plastic, If you have tons of pompoms then you could add those instead (I ran out of certain colours so opted for Ribbon/bias tape instead). From pipe cleaners cut a small piece and bend to shape of fangs and 8 Z shapes for legs.

Flip that little sucker over and glue in all the legs, hold each leg down until it's stuck firmly or it may come loose when you start bending their legs.

Flip them over and rearrange the legs until they either stand or sit.

Go crazy and make tons.

Hope you have a blast making these cute little guys.  Grin
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recycled Medal Ribbon Crochet Hook Clutch on: September 30, 2012 02:13:18 PM
I love love love recycling and when this huge bag of 33 medal ribbons came my way I had to make something interesting when them... beyond holding my own verision of the Olympics Wink

My Crochet hook clutch was looking a little tired so I whipped up this little puppy using the same pattern Wink



http://www.craftleftovers.com/projects/hook-clutch/


I just stitched the ribbons together and used them like regular fabric, I'm a big fan of Red, White and Blue combo as I'm a Brit abroad.

Hope you like
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Medal Ribbons? on: September 18, 2012 07:12:28 PM
I happened upon a grab bag of medal ribbons at my local thrift store snatched them up, had a whole bundle of fun crafting with them, and then the magic was over, all used up and nowhere have I found another stash. Any ideas where people get rid of them?

I'm talking about the sports day type, striped ribbons, not WW1 WW2 historical artefacts

If someone has a personal stash they have no use for please pm me that would be awesome.  Cheesy
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Recycled Medal Ribbon Union Jack on: September 18, 2012 06:49:09 PM

So this is my entry to the Craftster Reuse/Recycle challenge, I actually made this for another local Reused Art contest but given that I would miss the deadline for the entries on Craftster (only noticed the challenge 2 days before me hols) I asked if I could submit this project, and I could  Grin

It was super fun to make and just the result of a lucky bit of messing around with my beloved medal ribbon stash I scored at a thrift store some time ago (33 ribbons in total and 11 m in length) this project was made using the scraps leftover from a number of other Medal ribbon projects I posted to my blog (posting to Craftster too shortly)

The technique is called a Scrappy star but I didn't iron or measure, I just got stuck in and lo and behold it ended up looking like a Union Jack which was cool because I'm also a proud Brit abroad. I just kept adding until I had a square.


Anyway hope you like it, I'm obsessed with medal ribbons so if you have a stash let me know and I'm sure we can come to some (coughs discreetly) a'hem arrangement  Wink


Please don't forget to vote for your favourite challenge entry, there are some great projects and only 27 votes cast so far (20th Sep 2012 is the cut off for votes)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414139.0
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / RRR Challenge 2 - Union Jack Wall Art on: September 05, 2012 08:43:31 AM

Soooo, this was made for a local reused Art contest recently. I found a bag of Medal ribbons at my fave thrift store a while ago and had a series on my blog of projects crafting with them. This I made last with all the little leftover bits from my other larger projects. I know medal ribbons aren't your usual craft supplies, but I love to make projects from recycled items so this is my kind of leftover supplies.


Anywho, I started off wanting to make a scrappy star but then hubby said it looked like a Union Jack so I squared it off with a few more pieces and framed it.

Hope you like it, going to be posting my other medal ribbon projects in the general reuse/recycle boards soonish
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