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: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 314,006
Currently Running With Scissors:
432 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4
1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / My Halloween House on: October 31, 2009 10:59:12 PM
I love any excuse to decorate my house, so Halloween is a favorite.  Here are this year's decorations.

The mice, bats, owl, and cat were cut out of cheap black plastic folders.  The garage is decorated using electrical tape.  The stair banisters are wrapped in torn strips of white fabric and orange lights. The pumpkins were painted with craft paint and never sealed so they got all chippy. The wood signs were scrap lumber I painted last year.  The big window is a silhouette you can see HERE from last year.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Girlie Mummy Comes to Life! on: October 31, 2009 10:21:00 PM
Last year I posted about needing help with making a girlie mummy costume (my 2 year old daughter didn't have much hair and I didn't want to hear how cute my son was all night.)

And then I procrastinated . . . and then I went into labor 2 days before Halloween and the costume was never made.

So this year, I figured we'd give it another shot  Now she's got plenty of hair, but I still wanted her to look girlie.

I used a long sleeved white onsesie and added a circle skirt.  Then it was just a matter of sewing (and in some places, hot gluing) torn strips of fabric on.  The skirt also has a layer of cheesecloth, and a layer of strips hanging down.

I like it.  We got a lot of compliments on our ghost, or bride, so I guess it wasn't perfectly mummy looking!

And I didn't make the skeleton costume, but he's the stinker that messed up mommy's best laid (procrastination) plans last year.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Carseat Cover 0_o on: April 06, 2009 10:15:18 PM
What an awesome idea.  I can never keep blankets on my son's carrier!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: All my curtains.... on: February 20, 2009 08:33:49 PM
Love that first one!  Whose the plaid fabric by?
5  COOKING / Dessert / Elmo Cake! (6 pics) on: February 15, 2009 09:38:59 PM
My daughter loves Elmo, so I made and Elmo cake for her 2nd birthday.

The cake was just2 boxes of funfetti cake (modified with Strawberry Banana juice instead of water, and melted/cooled butter instead of oil).  The bottom layer was a 10" square and the Elmo was a 9" round, and a Pyrex bowl.  It was filled with Strawberry Preserves.

Blue Fondant is Marshmallow Fondant (found here http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-marshmallow-fondant)

Eyes and nose are fondant covered rice crispy treats, and red frosting is store bought (I couldn't even get a WHOLE bottle of no taste Wilton Red to go red enough--though if I'd had time to let it sit, it might have deepened enough.)

Next time (if there ever is a next time with the Elmo cake) I'll try and carve the head into a better Elmo shape.  I'm pretty happy with it.  This was my second time with the fondant and first time with the grass tip.

And here's the happy birthday girl!

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Hot Cocoa & Cookies for the Neighbors on: February 01, 2009 11:20:51 PM
Rather than take the neighbors gifts at Christmas time, I've made it a tradition to take them sometime in January instead (Basically, I get stressed at Christmas, and this gives me more time to do something nice for them.)

This year I made gifts filled with Hot Cocoa, cookies (homemade Russian Tea Cakes, and store bought pecan sandies I drizzled with Chocolate), and minty spoons.

Being lazy, I put them in brown paper sacks and then stapled a poem on the front (I wrote the poem a few years ago, when I first made these gifts.)

Here's a close up of the poem.

7  COOKING / Dessert / Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes on: February 01, 2009 10:57:18 PM
The minute I saw this recipe, I had to try it.  It's chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chip cookies INSIDE!


The only thing I did different was use a different frosting recipe and grate chocolate on top of them.


Ta da!

Before Cooking

Ready to Eat

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Using a different yarn weight? on: January 17, 2009 08:18:45 PM
I'm completely new to crocheting anything other than blankets that I've never used a pattern for, so I have some questions.  Sorry if you get asked these all the time.  I tried searching, but had no luck.

I'm (hopefully) going to make a sweater for my son, but without even touching a single piece of yarn, I'm already having problems. The pattern called for DK weight yarn, and I couldn't find anything that said that (at Robert's).  So I called a friend who "googled" it and said it was worsted weight.  So I bought a medium worsted weight yarn. Upon looking it up myself it looks like I should have gotten a 3 not a 4.  Is this a big problem?  Will it just make my finished project bigger?

Problem two is that the pattern calls for a G hook and for the life of me, I can't find mine.  I don't live that close to a store to buy one and really need to get going on this, so what happens if I use a different hook?  Again, will it just make the final product larger, if I use a larger hook?

I guess maybe I should just crochet up a bit to get a gauge and see if it matches the pattern (doubt I used those terms right, but I think that's the basic idea).

Any advice?  I've got to do this!  I want it done before my sons blessing on the 15th of Feb. and everyone has just laughed when I mention this.  I'm notorious for not finishing things, but this I'm going to do.  It means a lot to me.

Any advice? Tips? Anyone want to make it for me and I can just pretend it was me?  Wink
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Soft-soled leather baby shoes for my Grandson on: January 16, 2009 02:11:03 PM
Those are awesome!  They look professional.

What website did you say you found them on?  I can't seem to find it.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: From Bunkbed to Surf Shack!! (Lots o' images!) on: January 02, 2009 09:18:59 PM
That is the coolest bed ever!  Makes me want to redecorate my daughter's room (which hasn't even been finished from my last burst of inspiration.)

Now for what's probably a dumb question.  Where did you get the net?  I need one for my son's safari room, but I live quite far from most store and have been to lazy to run around trying to find one.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Updated Yardbird
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy
What The World Needs Now...

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

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.