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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Crafty events this summer? on: April 29, 2007 02:39:29 AM
As it's still pretty hard to find out about any events near me & UK wide I thought I'd start a thread up!

So are there any crafty events this summer, fairs, shows etc..? & paticularly any near n.wales/chester/wirral?
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Classified ad's on: October 22, 2006 12:49:45 PM
Apologies if this is wrong forum to post in.

I thought a good lot of you might be interested in the uber cheap classified ad's in http://www.altfashion.co.uk's magazine.

I'm taking on 1.50 ad's that are 5 x 5cm (300 dpi) to go in a grid of ad's they can be image/text based to advertise your shop, site, etsy/lj/ebay shop... & I'll take on ad's from non-uk people too.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Alt fashion magazine on: July 11, 2006 07:58:08 AM
Not 100% crafty but it does cover some independant designers!

My new magazines out now you can find the 1st issue on sale @ http://www.altfashion.co.uk for 3 plus p & p, it is avaliable worldwide as well.

The first issue features new & international designers Sarah bayley & Scream queen, photoshoots, news on companies & events, diy tutorials & more. It's all UK based bar the international designer feature so UK peeps can find items easily & companies that they didn't know about.

The 2nd issue out in september will be more craft friendly with some company features & articles in the pipeline already.
4  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Craft fairs in the uk? on: June 17, 2006 07:30:30 AM
I've been on a slight crafting hiatus what with finishing at uni but now I'm looking to get back into it & sell my shiny crafted goods at some fairs.

I'm attending one later this year but I'd like to find out about some on over the summer. Are there any decent sites listing fairs in the UK? paticularly in the midlands/staffordshire, cheshire or north wales as I can easily travel to those regions via train. Also some more 'niche'/alternative friendly fairs would be great due to the 'gawf' & rockabilly esque stuff I make.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / t-shirts to bags on: April 12, 2006 07:32:29 AM
Haven't posted here in ages been busy with uni but managed to knock up some bags recently.
These were t-shirts that were old or too big so I though instead of re-sizing them to turn them into bags.

Before ^ old faded cyberdog tee

After^ cute little handbag! This was pretty easy I just measured a rectangle out & went from there.

No before pics I can't find them! but this was a cute tank type top from an underwear set that was too big so I turned it into this fantastic bag.

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / snappy hair clip bases? on: January 14, 2006 08:44:35 AM
I'm after snappy hair clip bases like these:


but preferably plain silver/metal.

I can get them at claires but I'd rather get these elsewhere as they aren't as strong or sturdy as I'd like, & uk suppliers are preffered!
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / sewing stockings on: December 15, 2005 06:58:41 AM
since I lost the thread a new one!

I sewed up some stockings, I just drew out the basic shape & cut pieces out. I tryed to make some from fleece & zebra fabric. the fleece ones didn't work but the zebra ones did!

the top ones crammed full of items! I sent some secret santas (from another forum) out in them  Grin i may make more for family pressies but they'd need to huge! so it depends on my fabric stockpile.
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / First soaps, melt & pour soaps I've made - new photos further down! on: December 10, 2005 10:57:18 AM
I intended to make some cute spooky soaps for halloween but the dyes came late so I only really recently made some melt & pour soaps up.

This first one i made last month

it was reluctant to escape it's mould so I kept it for myself as the knife smushed half of the edge, it's pink & chocolate scented it's almost a small blob in my sink now but for my first soap it smelt yummy.

More recently I made these up

Much better results! (excuse the soap box to balance them on) a mixture of peppermint, lavander & chocolate scented soaps, the leaves came out very cute actually they were all a test as my 3rd lot of soaps and finally they turned out alright. The only slight problem being one of the blue soaps is a bit oily I used essential peppermint oil instead of fragrance but it is slowly drying up next time I'll use less oil.

I'll be including them as extras for xmas presents now I just need some cheap cute packaging (ahh student budgets)
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / sewing a stocking? on: November 29, 2005 12:22:00 PM
I did a search but it took so long I figured it's easier to post.

I want to sew up stockings for xmas pressies this year (spooky stockings at that  Grin it'd be appreciated), so does anyone have tutorials/patterns for this? I can't knit so sewing is my only option. I did want to use fleece or just cute fabric for them.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / easy project, trimmings to necklaces! on: November 08, 2005 05:30:10 AM
I recently spotted some yummy beaded trimming in my local abakahn's & thought why not make them into necklaces. After buying a ton of metres worth of different trims I figured the easy way to make them wearable.

Get your length of trim & a glue gun, simply glue the ends together, don't do this while its fully hot! as you'll need to hold the ends together so the glue stays on.

then it's done!

so much cheaper than claries, each trim cost no more than 50p a metre!
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