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1  California / California: North / New to SF - Looking for craft group/meetup on: June 03, 2008 02:56:56 PM
Hello everyone,

I just moved to SF last month from Providence, RI. We had a great weekly craft meet-up there and would love to find something similar here...I see there are some groups in Oakland, I don't mind making the trip across the bay on the weekends, but would also like to find or start a group here. I have a pretty decent sized apartment and when i done unpacking could host a meetup from time to time.

Drop me a line if anyone has a group or wants to start a group. Btw, I make paper crafts, cards, notebooks, stationery, etc.

2  UNITED STATES / Rhode Island / Crafty Yard Sale & Art/Craft Sale on Sunday 9/4 on: August 31, 2005 09:16:55 AM
Hey all, I'm having a yard sale this Sunday, 9/4 from 9am-3pm.
I will be selling some arts and crafts supplies, some fabric & sewing goods, and lots of of other little things that I have too much off. I've got too many little candy tins, etc. which would be perfect for your next craft project. Do you need paper scraps & other ephemera for your scrapboooking? I've got lots of that. Also, there will be the typical yard sale goods like a couch, table & chairs, small electronics, books, magazines, etc.

Also, I'm selling some of my artwork and collages, so stop by!!!

Where: 48 winrooth ave, providence (next to Roger Williams Hospital)
When: Sunday 9/4 from 9am-3pm
3  UNITED STATES / Rhode Island / Re: Yo! on: April 04, 2005 12:47:36 PM
Yup, it's the panera across from Garden City. We are there on Wed. evenings about 7pm, though sometimes 7:15ish.

4  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Re: SPRING ARTS at the STATION (Union Station, Worcester) on: March 18, 2005 09:17:25 AM
Just a reminder the Spring Arts at the Station is happening Tomorrow, Saturday 19. Several MA and RI based artists and crafters, including myself will be there. Hope to see a bunch of you!!!!
5  UNITED STATES / Rhode Island / Re: Yo! on: March 04, 2005 09:52:57 AM
Whoa, i am sooooo out of the craftster loop. It was good meeting everyone on Wed, hope to see you guys again next week!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Garden Bricks on: July 15, 2004 08:37:40 AM
Hmmm, i'm having problems inserting the url
the website is butlerscraftsupplies dot com then choose the heading "Mosaic Tools  and  Supplies."

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Garden Bricks on: July 15, 2004 08:06:41 AM

Hi -- I picked up the letter stamps from the craft store -- they were located near the cement and brick kits (this is also where i found the little bag of concrete and the concrete dye). If i recall, they were under $5. Go to this site http://www.butlerscraftsupplies.com/Mosaic%20Tools%20and%20Supplies.htm and scroll down to the middle of the page under the heading "stone stamps." I used the traditional letters and numbers, but i see they have several other types of letters and some cool designs. A note about the stamps, they are kinda cheap feeling plastic, but they did the job.

As for the mold, i used a foil loaf pan from the grocery store. The pan is quite flexible, so i didn't have any problems removing the stones. I'm not sure if they would be harder to remove from an actual stone mold.

The project took a few hours, as you have to mix the concrete, add they dye, pour the mixture into the mold and then wait a bit (it will say on the concrete mix). Once the concrete has firmed up a bit, but is still soft, that's when you stamp them. And if you make a mistake, just smooth out the surface of the concrete (it will be thick like brownie batter) and just stamp again.

hope that helps

Wow, those look great!  I've been tempted by the kits but you're right.  They're pricey!  Could you tell me more about your letter stamps?  Where did you get them and are they expensive?  Were the bricks difficult to remove from your mold?  Sorry for all the questions, but you've inspired me.  I want to make some of those!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Polaroid Transfer Book on: July 14, 2004 09:47:02 AM
How did you bind it? Did you make an accordian spine, then attach each page to it? I too do polaroid transfers and have been tryint to think of a good way to bind them together. Since mostly do sewn bindings (with folded pages) i can't exactly use that method to bind single sheets of paper together.

It's lovely, btw.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: How to turn a hardcover novel into a sketchbook on: July 14, 2004 09:17:14 AM
Instead of a drill, you can also use an awl to punch small holes in the paper, though it will take a bit longer.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Garden Bricks on: July 12, 2004 08:28:52 PM
I made these http://www.offbeatliving.com/garden_poetry_bricks.php a few years ago and they have held up quite well, even under the huge pile of snow we had this winter. If you've got the space, it's much cheaper to buy a larger bag of easy mix concrete at the hardware store, than a small bag at the craft store.
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