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Topic: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists !  (Read 541591 times)
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« Reply #1310 on: February 06, 2012 12:46:07 PM »

I love the lunch cuffs (tuck in a spare house key, ID, & a few $ and take off walking or hiking hands-free) and the paper charm necklace. Koreena: How did you make that? Is it laminated or something else?

Glad you like it Smiley  No, not laminated - I just put bits of plastic on the front & back.  I've had a few people asking me about it already -
Here's a mini-tutorial:

- Cut 2 rectangle-ish (or whatever) pieces out of clear plastic.  I used an old plastic folder that I had kicking around, I'm sure you could use overhead sheets or clear or velum paper...  I think my pieces were about 1.5" or 2" x .5".
- Cut a similar shape out of fancy cardstock for the back (not pictured, I should add it...)
- Cut about 20 similar shapes out of old books, magazines, photos, whatever you want.  I used my front piece of plastic as a bit of a template - I moved it around the photos & words to find a 'layout'(?) - eg words that rhymed or said something nice - so that each piece of the necklace would look good if viewed on its own.
- Poke a hole in the 'top' of each piece (I was very high-tech and used an Xacto knife to cut small X's in the plastic and a pen to poke  holes in the pages)
- use a lighter/matches/candle flame/whatever you want to carefully singe the edges of the pages/pictures (be careful, magazine paper lights up really quickly...  I ended up not singeing most of mine - too risky)
- Put one gromet in the front piece of plastic and one through the back piece AND the fancy paper (fancy side out)
- String the front piece of plastic, then the pages, then the back fancy paper/plastic piece onto embroidery floss (the one at the store was on wire and had bits of leather as well as plastic attached in the gromet, it looked nice)
- Attach your new charm to a chain.
- Wear proudly Smiley

I had 3 people ask me where I bought the charm when I was showing it off...  Love how $0 projects get more oooohs & aaaahs than expensive ones sometimes  Wink
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« Reply #1311 on: February 06, 2012 01:29:27 PM »

"1. Color: Red family--pinks, rose, burgandy, red, purpley red...!"

I finished my lovely pink socks tonight  Grin No pics until tomorrow though when we have daylight to glint off the metallic thread  Wink
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« Reply #1312 on: February 06, 2012 01:41:27 PM »

Oh the The morsbag is so lovely!

I finished my One Smallish Stuffie with a function swap and mailed it off today!  So, picks next week!  Yay!
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« Reply #1313 on: February 06, 2012 03:52:53 PM »

Abbeeroad, I do have a tutorial.  http://www.lemonsqueezyhome.com/2010/09/lunch-money-cuff-tutorial.html
I changed it a little bit.  So I added the "extension" to allow for more fit adjustment and growth.   I really like the her tutorial for the zipper.  I'll be using that technique on other things.    Cheesy

Cool!  I actually like your version better!  I'll have to try the zipper technique.  I'm zipper remedial at the moment  Tongue

ETA:  I forgot to comment a few pages ago on sheepBlue's mention of a Hunger Games themed Teesha Moore patch bag.  I cannot wait to see that!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #1314 on: February 06, 2012 06:54:51 PM »

I made three purple hats over the weekend. I am just starting a skinny scarf with what's left of that yarn.


100_8640 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr

And my first attempt at crochet hearts. They are wonky but at least you can tell what they are supposed to be.


100_8634 by Lucky XIII, on Flickr
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« Reply #1315 on: February 06, 2012 09:29:19 PM »

My partner received so I can finally post pictures!

I made items to go into a fairy garden. I really liked how they were turning out, so I ended up making myself a similar set (but these pictures are the ones I sent in the swap)

Butterflies with shiny baubles (mine are destined for a tree in my yard)


Fairy door and signs (the signs are wood-burned and wire)


I will post pictures in the summer when I put my set out!
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« Reply #1316 on: February 06, 2012 10:05:11 PM »

The butterflies are such a cute idea! I would want to leave them all around town if I weren't afraid of them just becoming litter. Maybe I can make some out of that seed-paper and do some guerrilla gardening while I'm at it!
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« Reply #1317 on: February 06, 2012 10:18:15 PM »

those butterflies are pretty!

My partner just posted her received her "Craft this Tote 2" swap items:

Morsbag:
 

Recipe book (1/2 filled with recipes, the other 1/2 with blank recipe cards) and a mini mug rug (ie: coaster).


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« Reply #1318 on: February 06, 2012 11:51:53 PM »

  So many cute projects!  Wink  I can't sit here and list one by one, you are all worthy of admiration!   Grin  I MUST get off here and SLEEP! I actually need to SEW tomorrow. I have a commissioned banner to sew up and ship! Yay!  Grin
But I can't post it here, until later.  
  Shocked  Also, as soon as it posts, I can get hot on my bead challenge project! I'm going to Bend the rules a bit and post a teaser over there! Since there won't be any time left for anyone to copy. I'll post it and come back with a link. Shortly!
  Cheesy Oh! Dawns Trees; I'd really like to know how you made those butterflies! They would be pretty hanging around my yard~!
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« Reply #1319 on: February 07, 2012 12:13:32 AM »

  Cheesy Oh! Dawns Trees; I'd really like to know how you made those butterflies! They would be pretty hanging around my yard~!

They are actually embarrassingly easy to make. You know all of that horrible plastic packaging that pretty much everything you ever buy comes in? Well, save any that has flat sections. Use a template to cut out the butterflies. Wipe them down with alcohol to get rid of oils and then color them with permanent inks / permanent markers (just watch out since they can take a while to dry). Bend the wings at the body and use an itty bitty hole punch to string them up (I used embroidery thread and a bead or two).
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