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:  Fanatic Friends of Craftster can disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 315,622
Currently Running With Scissors:
204 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Crochet Wedding Cake Gift on: July 18, 2011 09:56:30 AM
In 6 days, my best friend is getting married! I picked his costume with him and I'm doing a speech as I was the matchmaker three years ago, but most and all, I worked for months on their wedding gift. Since I'm giving them a coupon for a Nespresso machine and a bunch of pregnancy tests, I figured I should wrap it nicely at least, since it's not much of a fancy looking gift to give away.
And thus The Crochet Wedding Cake Gift Box was born! I found a bunch of patterns but I thought I should well manage to figure it out on my own. The box is a simple round cardboard box.

Happy couple Smiley He is bald underneath, I wanted to give him hair since he's not much of a hat-wearer but male hair just doesn't work for me. A top hat was the answer. Put a cardboard round in the top of the hat to give it some shape.

Her veil is made from lace. Some beads here and there in the bouquet and the flower embellishments.

Inside the box! I used some scrapbook material I had lying about, and I stole some of his facebook pics because I didn't want to raise suspicion by asking him for pictures.

The lid of the box is decorated too!

I put in a lot of quotes on love that match them, also added a couple of myself.

I think they'll be really happy with it. Going to wrap it in see-through-wrapping stuff and carry it all the way through the country to their wedding on Sunday! Thank you for watching!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Cat palace and cat basket on: June 19, 2011 08:12:47 AM

So the old cat bed had gone incredibly... overaged. And then I ran into some lovely looking fabric and decided it should be completely made-over. With a little tutorial!

This is what it looked like before. Yuck, eh... Also was stainy, had a hole in it, and boy I found a great variety of hair when taking it apart, even though it was washed on occassions. The filling wasn't all that anymore either.

Took the whole thing apart, had some help while doing so! Just tore it really, no scissors needed.

I created three parts instead of two, because I wanted the cat bed to be expandable. We have three cats, one of them is ... HUGE... catzilla-like, and he does not fit. In any basket at all. I swear his mother was an ogre. So I created three parts instead and made fabric cases on them. I left a long hem on the sides that would be sewed but if you are going for this project too, I recommend leaving them even longer than I did, because I struggled like hell on my sewing machine. If you hand-sew them, this size should be fine.

Sewn together, the ribbons are to fasten the bed into a cozy crib when the two smaller cats want to sleep in it.

It is reversible! We love reversible!

Apparently, approved!! (Note: this is not Cat-zilla, if I catch Cat-zilla in the basket at some point I will quickly make a photo to prove he DOES FIT IN NOW).

With some leftover fabric I made this old basket into a cat-basket too. (Cat-zilla does not approve. It's small)

Thanks for looking!!
Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Doily Display
July 17, 2019 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Salt Dough Ornament

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!

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