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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Imprinting on Shiny Black Fabric on: August 31, 2008 01:30:34 PM
Hi all! I'm trying to make a robe and thinking about using a shiny fabric such as: silk, satin, etc. Satin is what I'm leaning toward. I'd like to know what would be the best way to get a design on the fabric. I want to put fruits or vegetables on it but still want the material to flow and be smooth. I searched for methods of getting a pattern on it but haven't had any luck. I saw something on flocking and thought that would be interesting but only saw it done on paper. I've never messed with that stuff before and I don't even know what adhesive I should use if I was to do so. Dye was another thought but to able to use several colors to make red tomato and its green stem, I don't know... Forgot to mention, I'm going to use black fabric so I have no idea what's going to show up or rather stay on. Any suggestions on what I can do to get my own design on the sleek material? Thanks Smiley   
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Rainbow Shelves *IMG BLOATED* on: January 30, 2008 10:26:48 PM
About 2 years ago, my mum picked me up from school and on our usual route home we saw a yard sale. As she was curious, we stopped and rummaged through the items. She found many treasures as did I. Before we left, the friendly lady running the sale gave us freebies and among them were two, 10", dusty, unfinished shelves.

For a while they were sitting on the counter useless and I was next to them bored... so I decorated them!


...Easter ready! Wheres the eggs?...

Marabou, paint, fabric and small details were added. The backs of both are open. I glued some felt to the back so they wouldn't ruin the wall. I also put some on the bottom panel so that I could have a hiding spot for a little sumtin sumtin... shhh... don't let the cat outta the bag on my secluded spot Lips sealed

...Some candy could go there. Mmmm... chocolate!...

...Or a secret key...

Mum tucked them away in a cabinet because she likes them. I was thinking about giving them away or selling them but she didn't even want to hear it. For them to be practical, holes need to be drilled for mounting. 

...They sure would stand out on plain, white walls. My room...


You could tell how bored I was by that slugger. I made the snail from hot glue that leaked from the gun and I painted black dots for eyes. Hope you like them!

Happy crafting Wink

3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / White Baby Totoro on: January 30, 2008 05:57:04 PM
...4 1/2" tall...

I found this little cutie from: http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/

...Side profile...

I used thread to create him rather than worsted weight yarn. So he is a small dude. I really like the way he came out but I'm not sure if he needed to be stuffed more.


Once I got to the feet in the pattern I got soooo confused! I thought I had to turn the work the whole time but nope... make sure your well rested before attempting any pattern. Hehe.

... Shocked Eyes Shocked ...

I tried crocheting the eyes, as the pattern suggested, but they just didn't strike me. So I used my old time method as I do for all the dolls. Good ol' clay, black sharpie, paper clips for the back to attach, sparkly clear coat nail polish for the glam, and shiny top coat for the glitz. Can't be happier Wink 
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Compact Camera Tripod on: January 30, 2008 05:22:18 PM
...10" tall, light weight, and flexible...

I've needed a tripod for quite sometime now. Been with my camera for about 2+ years. Love it to death but there was one setting I could never use because of my unsteady hands and it was the one with no flash. In the past I have tried several methods from trying to balance it on a table, surrounding it with items to keep it propped up, and even holding my breath since the smallest movement would trigger disaster.


The previous night I googled tripods for my camera model but found that they were somewhat pricey... and just for kicks, I googled diy tripods. I didn't find too many but came upon a tutorial which stole my heart. Not much was required for it just: wire, electrical tape, and a bolt. For the wire, I just went to my closet and located a wire hanger; Snipped it into three sections, 10" each. The tape was lying around as was the 1/4" bolt.     

...Pink felt feet...

One feature that I added was to put felt beneath the wire feet so it wouldn't scratch our wood table or any delicate surface. I cut 3 - 1" x 1/2" strips of felt for each foot, placed the felt over the feet, and wrapped them around with electrical tape. My main reason for leaving the felt last was because if it ever got dirty, I could rip it off without ruining the tape surrounding the wire. It would be a pain to re-tape the whole piece as you have to disassemble it...

I'm so pleased now. I can achieve the soft look I have always wanted. If yall don't have a tripod, I really recommend making it yourself. Here's the link:

Happy crafting Wink

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Shrinky Dinks Window Thingys on: July 17, 2007 08:43:00 AM
I had no clue where to put these things up but I'm hoping this is the right place. I made these like last year when my God Sis was visiting. My Mom bought the Shrinky Dinks paper in Texas and I had never seen then stuff before. She let us use them and by the time we knew it we were hooked. I made these four and my God Sis made another set as well. I just had to draw deer on cause I love em without a doubt. I also threw a bear in for kicks too! Hope you like them Wink

This one was the first one I made

Prancing deer

One where I made a beaded heart for

The big bear
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitted doll patterns on: July 11, 2007 08:25:43 PM
Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew of a knitted deer pattern hang around the net. I have been looking for one and I haven't any luck... but I really want to knit one sooooo badly cause I LOOOVE DEER!!! If any of yall know of one knitted or even crochet please do post! Thanks Wink
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