A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 318,325
Currently Running With Scissors:
333 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 49
1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Dotee Swap on: December 27, 2016 12:57:06 PM
 A possibility. I do love Dotees.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 12 Gallery on: December 21, 2016 09:15:59 PM
It's always so fun to see what a great job we all do on the stockings and stuffings for this swap! 
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gourd goddess purse on: December 20, 2016 05:58:12 AM
 I purchased the dried gourd, cleaned it, woodburn the design, cut it, painted it, and shellacked  it.
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Woodland Christmas stocking on: December 11, 2016 08:32:45 AM
 Unfortunately I did not take process pictures.  The main  stocking is wet felted over a resist.  I used a batt I carded with lots of different colors to get the color I wanted. I put thick yarn under the last layer to get the texture. That did not work out as well as I hoped,  but it still looked good.
 The roots and branches are a really thick pipe cleaner type wire I found at Michael's which I wrapped and needle felted. The green "leaves" is some cruddy locks I had laying around that I needle felted in the branches. I wasn't sure what I would ever do with them, but they work great for this project.
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Merino, bamboo, and silk scarf on: December 11, 2016 08:18:53 AM
Beautiful colourway, very lovely. What did you start with as the base, was it a pre-made piece of fabric or roving or...? It looks so thin and light, I can't imagine felting that from bit poofy batts.
I took a piece of roving a bit longer than the length I wanted my scarf, then gently spread it out width-wise. I learned how to make this type of scarf from Tetyana Huffman. She calls it a Nori scarf.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 12 Gallery on: December 11, 2016 08:09:11 AM
 What a great package!
JS I hope your husband is recovering well. Please take good care of yourself during this stressful time.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Gourd projects on: December 10, 2016 11:23:03 AM
Steiconi,  I have seen gourds grown the way you describe, as well as grown in molds, and twisted into knots as they grow. While I have grown gourds I have not tried to manipulate their growth.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Gourd projects on: December 10, 2016 10:32:25 AM

Metallic leafing over black paint.   I did not intend it to be a rattle,  but that's what the person I gave it to calls it. The seeds do you make a pleasing rattling sound.

 I believe this is bamboo wrapped around the gourd.  I love the simple lines. 
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Gourd goddess purse on: December 10, 2016 10:23:54 AM
 I made this purse for Artsycandace  in the Christmas stocking swap.
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 12 Gallery on: December 10, 2016 10:14:20 AM
 Thank you for all your wonderful compliments on my work. I did post in fiber arts.


 I also posted the purse:

 Other Gourd items:

And the scarf:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 49

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Fold Out ATC
I'm Meltingggg!
Meatless Monday: Croissant Bread Pudding

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.