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.
Craftster Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 315,896
Currently Running With Scissors:
236 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides
  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! on: February 16, 2009 12:39:16 PM

A swap centered around the novels/stories about the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and how it screws with Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Marvin, Trillian, dolphins, Vogons, and of course:  Life, the Universe and Everything.

The books are great inspiration and the movie gives some great visualizations, especially for the Guide itself.  You can also listen to the BBC broadcasts of the stories.  I think this would be a fun medium to large point-based swap.

2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / The Princess Bride. Round 2. on: January 22, 2009 09:14:16 AM
Since I was 6 years old, I've watched this movie at least once a week.  My grandma introduced it to me and my sisters and we used to watch it every weekend at her house.  I am trying to share it with my five-year-old nephew (however WoW seems to spark his little interest more.)

If you ever find yourself quoting Inigo, Fezzik, Vizzini, Westley, Buttercup, Prince Humperdinck, Miracle Max, the Albino, Count Rugen...
...or (my favorite) - the Hag:  "Rubbish!  Filth!  Slime!  Muck!  Boo!"

If you pretend to swordfight

If you name pets after the characters

If you love the sarcasm

If you've ever taken the time to read the book (which is just as good - and the "Pit of Despair" is actually the 7-leveled "Zoo of Death")

If you love Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Wallace Shawn, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, or Peter Cook and watch their movies just because you loved them in this

If you are asked to imitate the "Impressive Clergyman" at weddings

If you've ever recited the entire movie to yourself just to get through another boring day at work (even though talking out loud to yourself makes you look crazy)

...this swap is perfect for you.

There is such a huge variety of things that can be created using this movie and book as inspiration.

I love everything about this movie and I have never been able to get tired of it.
I know it has touched a lot of other people who shared it with their parents or grandparents and now share it with the children in their lives.

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist on: November 05, 2008 12:50:17 AM
I made the jumper from a long green stretchy cotton dress (freehand, mind you - they don't make patterns for long-legged jumpers) and a crab t-shirt my friend had made.
I cut and sewed the t-shirt into a half-shirt w/off-the-shoulder sleeves.
I dyed, glittered, and banded the hat - then put a circle of cardboard in it to make it stay flat.
I cut the wig and dyed the tips of the hair.

I also used makeup to make me look more Sri Lankan than Caucasian, but makeup is a completely different talent of mine.  (Ignore the super-white-by-comparison upper arms...  I wore a jacket all nite.)

The pink jacket in the last photo, I purchased based on M.I.A.'s signature "who cares if it matches" attitude and the shiny jacket she wears in the video for "Paper Planes"...   This costume was so much fun!  Smiley

There are two pics below are the real M.I.A. for reference...

Enjoy! Smiley
And if you've never listened to her music - please do... it's amazing.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / 50s Kelvinator Fridge - Revamped!! (Before & After Pic) on: April 18, 2008 02:48:10 AM
Grandpa had a great old fridge in his fishing cabin, then it came to live with my parents.  Unfortunately, it reeked of fish and had about 12 layers of paint on it... so after two days of cleaning, stripping, sanding, and spraypainting:

I did this two years ago for a Fourth of July party, but I've never posted here before.  The color is 50s inspired robin's egg blue and the hardware is silver hammered-metal spray paint.

The "before" pic is after the stripping... and it didn't work too well.

The bottom tilts out to hold ice and it sprayed white.  The interior is white as well and the racks are painted with the same hammered-metal.  It's now a beer/soda fridge.  (Maybe I'll inherit it if I get a house of my own someday.)
Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
November 20, 2019 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Map Paper Pinecones
Ode To Coffee

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!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands