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.
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?
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?!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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)
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