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1  Indoor or Outdoor Spooky Ghoul Hanging decoration in Halloween Decor and Parties by thecraftyminx on: October 22, 2013 08:18:02 AM
I first made these cute fellas about 4 years ago for a work event...a moment of inspiration and tahdahhhhh!!!

These ghosts are really easy to make, and very cheap too. You need a white balloon, marker pen, a 1" fishing float glow stick to put into the balloon before inflating (optional), and white fabric of approx 1.75m square cut with a raggedy edge if indoor use, or use a cheap budget shower curtain or table cloth for outside use. Then the clear acrylic fishing line to suspend the ghost from the ceiling/tree/bannister/doorways wherever you like!

Blow the balloon add the glowstick if desired, cut a tiny centre hole in the fabric to poke the balloon nipple through, use a marker pen to draw on the crazy eyes and other features, use the fishing line to hang it.

Super cheap, super fast, super easy, look amazing !!! Yay!!  Shocked

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2  "Alternativity" in Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: December 06, 2010 02:38:46 AM
Following on from my earlier topic about using ply wood offcuts for ornaments, this is one of our versions of the christmas nativity scene ala "Southpark" style. LOL.  Realising the implications of infringing copyright etc, I'm going to make enough subtle changes to "Kenny" in the future so we don't risk upsetting anyone.

This was the first draft.

These are a few of the characters we've painted so far.

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3  Upcycled ply wood offcuts become ornaments in Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: December 06, 2010 02:33:30 AM

So my ongoing challenge (at work) is to find or create projects that cost little or nothing, which are simple enough for a range of physical abilities. 

I crafted the shapes from 8mm ply wood scraps from our woodwork room using the bandsaw.  Our guys were then able to help with the sanding and painting etc afterwards.
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4  Christmas goodies - Wall hangings in Winter Holidays by thecraftyminx on: December 06, 2010 02:24:23 AM

This Wall hanging is from scrap pieces of ply wood (8mm) painted with acrylics, vinyl heat fix lettering and embellishments, varnished and ribbon thumbtacked (heavily) on the back. 
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5  upcycled car windshield fused charger plate in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: November 11, 2010 03:44:07 AM
My first attempt at glass fusion. Double layers of safety glass, red glass beads interspersed, red/orange frit powder and gold guilding powder for the rim. Measures about 11 inch diameter.

It was a very expensive "workshop" costing 50 for the day (including basic materials) so I don't think I will be returning any time soon to further my explorations of glass fusion Smiley

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6  Re: Another knitted beaded cuff, blue for a friend in Beads: Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: July 07, 2010 05:40:15 AM
Ok, remembered how to link the piccys Smiley 

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7  Re: Another knitted beaded cuff, blue for a friend in Beads: Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: July 07, 2010 05:38:36 AM
Love these colours Smiley  Great job. The chunky beads really do it for me  Grin

I get totally carried away at the beading stage I'm also a beady knitter - a few years now.  I'm loving copper wire with pearls at the moment especially.  (Must get more photo's uploaded....never enough time, hehe)

I have a pic I uploaded a few years back in my gallery of my first attempt at a cuff. Now I just have to remember how do put the link in.

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8  Re: more smocking samplers in Needlework: Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: June 19, 2009 05:53:43 AM
Here is another.  Thanks for looking Smiley

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9  more smocking samplers in Needlework: Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: June 18, 2009 08:37:02 AM
This smocking embroidery piece just does not want to be finished.  First I thought, just add a few beads to enhance....but now I think I may in danger of completely encrusting the stitchwork with crystals before long if I can't learn when to leave good alone  Undecided

I did manage to walk away from this piece after just a few accent beads were added. Smiley
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10  modroc / plaster bowls in Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: June 01, 2009 03:52:36 AM
Using a balloon covering with layers of wet plaster bandages, a used sticky tape cardboard ring for the base, then painting and sealing with varnish to complete.  These are a few samples of what we produced.

These plaster bowls are cool bits of art, but also have some uses such as wrapped candy dishes, or for cosmetic cotton balls etc - basically anything that is not too heavy to smash the delicate plaster.

Just going to upload a pic to the gallery!

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