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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Burp Cloths on: September 01, 2007 10:20:31 AM
I know you have all seen burp cloths before, but you haven't seen mine.

My cousin is due in November so as part of her present I made a few burp cloths. Mine are a wee bit different because I designed up boutique like labels for fun.

Here are the pics:

The Manly Man Burp Cloth (for her husband)

The Girly Girl Burp cloth for my cousin
(I am giving her two, this one and a pink gingham ice cream one)

Label Details:

The Girly Girl

"For the woman who wants sugar and spice."

The Manly Man

"For the man who doesn't want flowers and bears."

I think it's pretty cute and fun. I designed and printed the labels in Photoshop. My cousin really is a girly girl so I think those are appropriate. Plus I figure her husband wouldn't want to wear such girly things so even though they are having a little girl I made him a more manly one.

What do you think?
12  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Scenting clay with essential oil issues on: August 14, 2007 12:41:26 PM
Hi everyone ^_^

I have been attempting to scent clay with essential oils for a little while and I have some questions I have reached after a bit of trial and error.

  • When mixing essential oils into unbaked clay the clay becomes extremely soft and it is hard to maintain shape. How can I thicken it back up? Or make it stiffer?
  • Do the scents that are mixed in unbaked clay last longer (or are stronger) than the pieces which are first baked then scented?
  • I find that pieces made with essential oils can't be glazed. They become tacky and sticky. Is there any way to add glaze that won't have this effect?
  • OR can I make my items as usual and then before baking them paint them with the essential oils to achieve scent?

Thank you very much for any help ^_^
13  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Yummy Chocolate Charms on: July 30, 2007 04:16:13 PM
Here are some yummy chocolate charms I made that were inspired by the user Polymer-clay on Deviant Art

Made with:

-Polymer clay
14  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Yo ho. Yo ho, A pirates life for me on: July 18, 2007 01:01:51 PM
I got a request for pirate coin earrings and these are both my prototypes and the results of making them ^_^
-Made with polymer clay
-Antiqued with acrylic paint
-Boarder added with Photoshop CS 2

I may make more of these. They're pretty fun.

Little fact about "pirate" gold:
The printing process that made them was very irregular. Many coins were imperfect. I thought that was kinda awesome. ^_^

Yo ho!
15  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Tea Time (I hereby dedicate this creation to teapotdnky) on: July 18, 2007 11:38:20 AM
Here is my latest charm. A tiny teapot!
-Made entirely with polymer clay
-The accents were painted with acrylic paint.
-Boarder added in Photoshop CS 2

I am pretty proud of the teapot it's self but tea cups are very very difficult. I am going to practice those for a while. I think the teacup pictured is horrid (it looks more like a mug). I also couldn't decide if I wanted to frost the tiny cookies but most tea cookies (or biscuits as they are also called) are not iced.

After I made this I put teapot and teapot together and decided to dedicate this mini charm to craftster's own, awesome, teapotdnky. Whose mini clay creations inspired me to pick up clay and make my own charms ages ago when I first joined this site. ^_^  Grin
16  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Tutorials up the wazoo! Plate+Sushi Cane+Breakfast on: July 09, 2007 09:54:18 PM
I'd like to have a link to all the places where this tutorial may be featured. So please just shoot me an e-mail at kittykat477@yahoo.com or a PM here on craftster before doing so. Thank you very much.

Okay everyone. I have been a busy little crafter bee and made a bunch of tutorials for you.




Sushi Cane:

Sorry about how wonky they look. They were each one long image and I had to break them up into smaller images and then post those separate. That's because the craftster board changes images that are too big. Which is why these images were resized again and apear wonky ^_^;;

Enjoy. I hope you share what you make with this.


If you wish to see the full sized non-edited images visit these links to my DA:

17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Sketchbook Organizer/Craft supply Organizer for little cousin's 11th B-day on: May 24, 2007 02:55:28 PM
MY little cousin loves turtles so I picked up some adorable turtle fabrics and whipped up this little Sketchbook Organizer/Craft supply Organizer  for her to carry her crafts in. Just like me her supplies are all over the place.


I used Velcro to keep it closed and left extra room for when it is filled with crafty supplies


With Sketchbook in it's respective pocket. It reveals all the pencil/pen/paintbrush pockets and larger pockets for stickers and whatever she has around

I then got a sketchbook and painted the cover to match with acrylic paints



I broke the post up so her other gifts will be found in these threads:
-Strawberry Earrings: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172323.new#new
-Tiny Turtle Tote bag: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172324.new#new
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tiny Turtle Tote for my little cousin's 11th Birthday on: May 24, 2007 02:48:58 PM
MY little cousin loves turtles so I picked up some adorable turtle fabrics and whipped up this little tote for her to carry her crafts in. As well as act as a gift bag for all her presents I made. ^_^

It has a tiny pocket in front with a snap closure. There are no pockets inside because I made her another gift with tons of storage space.

I broke the post up so her other gifts will be found in these threads:
-Strawberry Earrings: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172323.new#new
-Sketchbook Organizer: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172328.new#new
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tiny Strawberry ring and Earrings for my little cousin's 11th Birthday on: May 24, 2007 02:46:16 PM
My little cousin is turning 11 and her Birthday party is this Saturday. I have been crafting all sorts of things for her and this is just one of them:

I bought the ring base off etsy and it's adjustable so the ring will fit her when she grows. ^_^ The earrings are on surgical steel studs. And the teeny strawberries were made by me out of polymer clay. ^_^

I'm sure she'll love them.

I broke the post up so her other gifts will be found in these threads:
-Tiny Turtle Tote bag: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172324.0
-Sketchbook Organizer: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172328.0
20  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / New Jewelry and Trinkets from iampoison on: May 20, 2007 02:11:56 PM
Here are some of my latest polymer clay creations ^_^

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