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1811  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap-September 2010 Gallery on: September 14, 2010 07:33:06 PM
Ooo the red leaves are so pretty! I can't wait for some of mine to start arriving. Cheesy
1812  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion 2.0 on: September 14, 2010 07:28:08 PM
I just finished shelina's card - I chose her "doodle" theme in the end. Had a lot of fun! Sending it tomorrow. Cheesy
1813  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: craftalong to post a project on every completed projects board in craftster 2010 on: September 14, 2010 01:50:02 PM
I'm still here! Working on swap stuff at the moment. I've gotten some easy boards done, and I keep making projects that fit there... must expand! I did get some knitting needles though, now I just need the yarn and I'll plunge in there.

I don't think it would be cheating if the project could be posted on that board, especially if you don't have access to other materials.
1814  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Discussion Round 61 & 62 on: September 14, 2010 09:25:40 AM
I'm working on jemimah's embroidery today. Hopefully I'll be able to send tomorrow or the day after!
1815  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap-September 2010 on: September 14, 2010 08:57:26 AM
I claim calluna for layered mixed media!

5th claim, 2 sent, 0 received

I'm in Vermont, USA

Themes!

Ukulele
Rob Halford
Old maps/Compass rose
Limericks
Pirates
Sea cucumbers
Pirate sea cucumbers
Birds wearing hats
View from a tree
Fish police
Calvin and Hobbes tobogganing
13 o'clock
Watercolor
Fall foliage
Destroy this ATC
Using natural (raw) materials
Bonnets
Beatrix Potter
Your favorite flower
Monochrome
Avenue Q
The Earth and Sun
Footprints/tracking
rawr
Van Gogh's Starry Night
1816  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap-September 2010 on: September 13, 2010 04:48:26 PM
I claim SecretAgentStarchild for nautical!

4th claim, 2 sent, 0 received

I'm in Vermont, USA

Themes!

Ukulele
Rob Halford
Old maps/Compass rose
Limericks
Pirates
Sea cucumbers
Pirate sea cucumbers
Birds wearing hats
View from a tree
Fish police
Calvin and Hobbes tobogganing
13 o'clock
Watercolor
Fall foliage
Destroy this ATC
Using natural (raw) materials
Bonnets
Beatrix Potter
Your favorite flower
Monochrome
Avenue Q
The Earth and Sun
Footprints/tracking
rawr
1817   / REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Re: We want to see!!!! Completed Projects Links! on: September 13, 2010 12:12:38 PM
I was looking to see what people suggested to do with old markers, and I came up with this ribbon-woven jar!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359379.0
1818  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / What to do with old markers? Weave a jar! (Short tute) on: September 13, 2010 12:10:58 PM


I've been going through old boxes of things I never use, and there were bunches of markers that had gone dry, or that had the tips worn off them. I gathered up some of the thin ones and used ribbon to bind them into this neat desk storage jar!



It's great for holding tall things that won't sit well in my pens jar, like my 18" ruler.

So here's how you do it! You'll need markers of relatively the same height (I used 23. Make sure you have an odd number or the weave won't work right!), lots o' ribbon, hot glue, and a base. I used the metal lid from an old peanut butter jar.
Set up your markers in the base by dabbing a blob of hot glue on the bottom of a marker and pressing it down on the lid for a few seconds. The markers will look crazy at this point, but they'll even out once you start the weave.



Glue the end of the ribbon to the base of a marker and begin weaving 'round and 'round and 'round. If you run out of ribbon, like I did, you can tie on another piece and keep going.



My strategy for the weave was: make sure the ribbon isn't twisted, then grasp it with both hands, a few inches apart. Bring your hands together, making the length of ribbon in between into a loop. Slide the loop onto the marker behind which you want it to go and pull it down all the way. Then pull the end until it snugs up. I had to mold the markers a bit as I went, to make sure they weren't sticking to far out or in, but it was a fairly simple process all said!
After I'd secured the end at the top when I'd run out of marker, I squeezed some Elmer's glue into the spaces at the bottom, to give it a bit of extra stability. I would have preferred something stronger, but we work with what we have!

1819  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Selvage chair re-do! on: September 13, 2010 11:49:18 AM
So very, very cool! I want one!
1820  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Daughter's first craft! on: September 13, 2010 10:59:11 AM
That's great! I'm impressed.
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