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Topic: Mermaid crown update: I guess it wasn't so great afterall! LOL  (Read 2763 times)
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« on: November 16, 2009 10:24:56 PM »

I don't know what's happened to Craftster. I used to like to come on here alot because it seemed like folks were really supportive and all. It's such a great feeling to labor on a creative endeavor and get opinions from people other than your immediate family! LOL But, I stopped posting awhile ago because after the format change, I could no longer find what I wanted to right away and there seemed to be less people, or less of the people that I was familiar with online. So, although I've continued with my various projects, for the most part, I haven't posted them here. My recent attempts have met with little/no comments whatsoever, so I will now say thank you and goodbye to Craftster.  I wish everyone well and pray that one day it might return to the good ol times when it offered the opportunity for a closet crafter to come out and showcase their wares!



Posted a little late, this was my last minute Halloween outfit! I had a long vintage sequined dress in a beautiful aqua with what seemed like tiny sand dollars, so I decided to make a crown.





Um, the "wig" was from my daughter's Beyonce costume last year! lmao

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009 09:20:33 AM »

I like it - looks like a fun costume! I'm a big fan of putting things on my head Smiley How is it staying on - is it a headband?
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009 09:52:59 AM »

Yes! It's on a headband/little crown that I found at the thrift store. It was done in a red Asian (Chinese maybe?) fabric that went to what I believe was a traditional dress/gown. I re-wrapped it with the tulle and hot glued the shells and bubbles. It was actually quite heavy and I had to take the hair from the wig, twist it up and loop it around the back of the band to secure it in place.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009 10:23:26 AM »

Aww sorry to hear of your disappoinment  Embarrassed But I really love your crown!! That was last minute? Id never believe that!! I really love the colors and it looks so sparkly!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009 09:06:05 PM »

You look so pretty!
The crown is the perfect touch for a mermaid costume Cheesy The materials just work so well together!
I have to say that I can relate to how you feel about the lack of responses on Craftster. I think it's because so many people visit for inspiration and just can't be bothered to comment unless it's something they've never seen before.
I think that feedback, C&C is a really important part of being in a crafting community and that's why I comment on dozens of projects a day. Sadly, I've been discouraged to post my projects as well for the same reason.
Well, keep crafting no matter what people say or don't say if you enjoy doing it Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2009 09:04:09 AM »

Aww, I'm sorry that you feel this way. That crown rocks really hard and you are so pretty! It would be a shame for you to disappear from Craftster-especially with great skills and such cuteness!
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2009 02:58:53 AM »

The crown is SO cute. You've inspired me to make something similar with my daughter. She's been wanting to make a shell necklace. But this would hold MY interest a lot better Tongue Btw, i LOVE your eye makeup too.

SIDE NOTE: I've been MIA from craftster for a good 6 months unfortunately. I think it's the abundance of craft communities out there now. I don't have time for them all! But I keep forgetting this is what inspired me to beg for a sewing machine and relearn crochet 3 years ago.

Also. At any given time there are probably 4 or 5 times as many guests as there are users. So I encourage the lurkers to sign up! We want to read your opinions too!
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009 01:30:21 AM »

Cute crown. I tend to post on things that make me go "Ohhhhh!" and I have time to screw around on the internet. If it's not both of those things I don't post. I also follow the "if I don't care for, it I don't post about it" rule. Granted, I made these up, but hey, we all have rules I guess. You should stay and not let peoples silent admiration get to you.
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009 05:32:08 AM »

wow!  how beautiful!  you did an awesome job.  love the color you used!  was it heavy on your head?
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009 03:25:38 PM »

I love the crown! Super pretty! Very magical! It kills me how folks will spend so much money on a store bought crown or costume when they could make something so much prettier like this for less and it mean so much more. You did a awesome job. As for posting I lurk a lot but have got into commenting more on others projects. I can not spell very well and always feel bad about it. I have never posted a project I made either but absolutly leee-ove looking at everyones pretty things. It relaxes me and makes me feel happy. My normal friends think I'm crazy for all the artsy stuff I collect and save to make project. So it's good to come here and be near creative people. I do feel there are little clicks and crannys on here. Nothing offensive just folks who have really gotten to know one another well. I guess I need to just jump in. I might even join a swap or two this year. Who knows I might just make some real crafty friends. Hope you stay around even if you just lurk but your stuff is very pretty! Smiles!
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