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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Macrame Boho Feather Wallhanging on: November 06, 2018 04:28:29 PM
Quick little macrame feather wallhanging... made from trimmed fringe ends and a branch that fell from my tree during a storm. Also experimented with dip-dying!

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Small Macrame Plant Hanger - First Attempt on: September 09, 2018 03:21:31 PM
Finally giving macram a go. Made a small plant hanger to hang in a narrow bit of wall between two windows. I'm pretty pleased, even though it's a very simple one, and definitely want to do more projects. Does anyone have any good resources or book suggestions you'd be willing to share, so that I can learn more knots and techniques?

3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Teneriffe Lace on: September 24, 2015 06:20:02 AM
For some reason, the more obscure a form of needlework is, the more I want to try it... So, about 9 years ago I stumbled upon teneriffe lace. And I started looking on ebay, ecrater, in every antique shop and thrift store, hobby shops, etc. for the tool needed. The problem was, I couldn't really find any information on it, and didn't know the actual name. Then, just the other day I was on ebay and I found it! Lucky me, it was a buy it now, so... I did. A few short days later it's in my hot little hands and I am attempting to make sense of the directions. But, I thought I'd share my first attempt with you all, in hopes that there is a closet teneriffe maker on here who can give me some tips! (And I chose this forum because the technique is a combination of weaving and knotting to make the designs. Mods, please feel free to move the post as necessary!)

Here the wheels are... still unopened in its original packaging!

It was agony to open the envelope, but I finally made myself do it.

Progress shot.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / mail art! on: March 29, 2015 07:20:53 PM
I spent a lazy Sunday recuperating from the work week by lounging around creating mail art for my step-daughter. I don't draw very often, so this was a challenge. I also learned I need to plan my piece better, but all in all,  I am happy with the results. I also need to make sure that I grab the right marker... one flower has a petal with too heavy of an outline. And for whatever reason, my phone will not let me post the picture in portrait format.

5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Stenciled Sweatshirt for Swap on: October 06, 2013 07:49:35 PM
In the Back to Hogwarts 4 Swap, I really wanted to make my partner something useful. I ended up buying a sweatshirt and using freezer paper stencils to make her a house pride shirt.

I had my daughter try it on so I could make sure the letter placement down the sleeve was ok.

The crest is obviously not a true house crest. It's modified from one I found online.

 The font is called Lumos - a free Harry Potter font I found online. And seriously... no idea why the picture is upside down on here. It's upside right in my picture folder... And I have tried flipping it and it just won't post flipped. Amazing Mod wanna rescue me?

It took three applications of the yellow screen printing paint to get the yellow bright enough against the black. After the first application, I was like, "Uh oh..." It looked as though I had spilled mustard on a shirt and hastily wiped it off. I was seriously worried!

Any tips on working with bright colors on dark sweatshirts? All three of my kids want a house pride sweatshirt now...
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Teeny Tiny Paper Houses... on: August 12, 2013 07:41:49 AM
Craftster means many, many things to me... and a big part of that is craft swaps! I love getting to know people from all over the world, and truly, for me, giving is the best part. I love stalking my partners and coming up with the perfect thing for them.

I made these itty bitty houses for the inchies paper house swap I'm currently participating in. Each house has to be shipped flat, then assembled by the recipient, so you get to see the flat version here... Once they are assembled, pictures should be posted in the swap gallery.

The first house was inspired by another craftster project that 'partner A' had pinned...

Each wall is 1"x1". The stones were painted with water color and a very tiny brush...

I really like the way my shingles turned out... I used a paper punch and shingled just like on a regular roof.

The second house was inspired by this bag/box that 'partner B' had pinned.

The last house was inspired by some butterfly wings that 'partner C' had pinned.

Each house was mailed in a slightly decorated envelope, just for fun.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tatted teardrop earrings on: July 09, 2013 02:09:33 PM
My practice run earrings worked out ok, so I tried out a more ambitious plan. I'm contemplating whether I should suspend something in the middle of the tear drop, or add... something? Your thoughts/ideas?

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I learned a new tatting technique... on: July 09, 2013 03:37:38 AM
I learned a new tatting technique yesterday... how to tat around a ring. I had been crocheting around rings and joining the tatting to it, but actually tatting around the ring opens up new possibilities. My practice pair of earrings are quite simple, and not even something I would wear... But now that I know how to do this, I have an idea in mind for the next pair.

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Variegated earrings on: July 04, 2013 08:35:19 AM
I've been on a tatting kick lately. When I ordered a catalog from handyhands, it came with a free sample of tatting thread in color 139 - Fruit Fizz. I had never, ever tatted or crocheted in a variegated thread before. I was always afraid it would look weird or something. But hey... free tatting thread?! So I wound a shuttle and tatted up a quick little medallion. And then another! And I still have thread left over... But I needed my shuttle for another project. At any rate, I ended up loving the effect from the variegated thread so much that I ordered 4 balls in different colors.

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Subtle Infusion earrings - my version. (Tatted) on: July 04, 2013 08:13:36 AM
I saw this pair of earrings ages ago, and really, really wanted them... But at $160 dollars, I figured I had better figure something else out! Copying was a bugger... I think the designer needle tats, and I use a shuttle (can't seem to wrap my head around needle tatting for some reason, even though most tatters say it's easier!). My version isn't exactly the same, but I think they came out pretty fair.

I used Lizbeth size 20 tatting thread, and the color was 168 - Latte Foam.

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