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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Spray starched crocheted crowns? on: June 25, 2019 05:25:11 PM
Hi!  I've crocheted a LOT of crowns for an upcoming craft fair I'm doing.

I've used cheap yarn to make them b/c they come out stiffer with that kind of yarn.  I then sprayed water on them and ironed them to keep their shape.

What I'm wondering is if anyone thinks that if I use spray starch on them and iron them again, would it make the yarn stiffer and help it to hold it's shape when worn?

I am grateful for any and all opinions/answers/suggestions!  Smiley
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / How do I package these things???? on: June 18, 2019 07:35:00 AM
I am participating in a craft fair at the end of this month.  I was inspired to make these items but have a few questions and I hope I get lots of answers because I don't know where to start!  Shocked  Thank you in advance!  This is what I making:

It's a set of hair accessories:  a headband, a hair elastic for ponytails, and two clip on barrettes.

I have a few questions:

-Do you think I should sell each item separately?
-Or in a group?
-How much would you charge separately/in a group? 
-How in the world would you package these items?  (I know how to do the barrettes, and maybe the hair elastic, but I'm stuck on the headband.)

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Slow cloth/boro stitching project on: May 07, 2019 04:41:34 AM
I fell in love with slow cloth/boro stitching during the swap that was done a few months ago.  I had this frame and wanted to make a patch that would go well with it.  I think I succeeded!  I'm so proud of myself.   Roll Eyes Wink Grin

A close up:
4  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) and Art Abandonment / Positivity Rocks! on: August 01, 2018 07:00:50 AM

I am entering the Craftster Rocks challenge with a group of rocks that all have the same theme:  POSITIVITY!

This is a photo of all of them together right before my DDs and I went out to hide them!

Here is a shot of all the rocks that I am entering, as a group:

Close up photos:

Close close ups Wink of my favorite ones:

5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 123 ENTRIES / Best friends forever spiral rainbow patch on: April 05, 2018 03:31:22 PM


(Thank you to blupaisan who generously allowed me to use her computer to post my entry!)

My entry is a Teesha Moore patch that I made for blupaisan-my partner-in the current round of the TM patch swap.  We first became friends on Craftster.  When I went to meet her in person a few years later, she had made me a rainbow hoopla using beads.  It was an exquisite piece of art, and I still have it hanging up in my home.

I was inspired to make her a patch that was reminiscent of the hoopla she made me...I used rainbow colored varigated thread for the stitches.  The front of the patch is yellow, one of blu's favorite colors.  The back is one of her favorite fabric prints.  The button speaks for itself. Cheesy
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another round of the Fukubukuro Lucky Bag swap? on: April 02, 2018 05:26:14 PM
I participated in it years ago and I love the idea of it!

Look up what was involved in the swap and let me know if theres anybody interested.

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / What about a reusuable grocery bag swap? on: January 03, 2018 09:06:24 AM
I don't know if this is a state thing or across the US, but I live in NY and they have recently instituted this law that if you don't have your own bag to put your groceries, etc... in, then you need to pay 5 cents per bag from the store to put your stuff in.

I couldn't organize, but I just thought I'd throw the idea out there.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Check out my gelli prints!!!!!! on: January 04, 2017 02:00:26 PM
I just got a new gelli plate (and received acrylic paints for Xmas) so I've spent the last hour or so making prints!  I'm so excited, and my DD and I had a lot of fun making them.  Here goes some photos of what we made so far:

That is a photo of the entire group of prints so far.

This one was a second print using the first set of stencils and different color paint.

This was the first go round of the above print.

This was one using different things I had as stencils.  The big circle was a cupcake liner.  I thought the ridges in the paper would make a print, but instead I got a big circle.  No matter, it still looks cool.

This is the sheet of paper I used to roll the brayer on to get rid of the excess paint.  One you tube video I watched said that that paper could be used as well, b/c it tends to come out so pretty too.  So I'm saving and using it.

Here are some stencils that I've collected around the house (The flower stamp has never been used with an ink pad, so it's safe to use with the gelli plate.

I'm going to you tube how to make a journal and try my hand at it using some of these prints.  Cheesy
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / How to copy an image onto canvas?-BEGINNER'S QUESTION on: June 15, 2016 05:14:58 AM
My son has a pineapple tattoo that I want to make into a piece of art for his apartment.  I purchased a white canvas.  I am assuming that I can use pencil to lightly draw the image onto the canvas.  Am I right in that assumption?

After I do that, I would like to use some sort of medium to color in/outline the image.  I would rather use something that has more control to it than a paintbrush.  What could I use?

Thanks in advance for your answers!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / What surfaces do iron on patches work best? on: May 29, 2016 08:32:02 AM
I purchased a brand new canvas tote from a garage sale yesterday, and I received some lovely stamped fabric iron on patches from artsycandice in the 'Box of Sunshine' swap.

artsycandice explained how to adhere the iron ons to a surface, but I have a few more questions:

-Will the iron ons adhere well to the canvas? 

-If not, what kind of fabric would the iron ons work best on?

-Either way, should I wash the item I want to adhere the iron ons to first, or is it ok to use in its unwashed state?

If anyone has any suggestions, could you PLEASE PM me with them? Smiley  I really want to work on this project today and looking thru my PMs is easier when I'm on my phone.

Thank you in advance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheesy
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