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.
October News: Kindness Craft Challenge   Vote for your favorite entry by Sunday, October 15!
Total Members: 314,462
Currently Running With Scissors:
300 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Topics
Pages: 1 [2] 3
11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / I just broke a needle and needed to bitch. on: December 10, 2006 07:54:30 PM
Yeah, so, last night, I was knitting with my size 9, fourteen inch, plastic needles. I hold the end of my right needle under my arm when I'm using 14-inch ones, and I suppose I must've squeezed, or SOMETHING, because my needle SNAPPED.  Angry And then, maybe 20 minutes later, while I had the other one in my right hand, IT SNAPPED, TOO. D<
This has NEVER happened to me before. I didn't even know that knitting needles COULD snap. And I'm still gonna knit with them, because I don't have any other 9's, and I need to get this scarf done by Christmas.
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Body Appreciation Swap Gallery on: November 30, 2006 08:06:42 AM
Post your body-positive goodies here!
(Don't forget to PM me when you send and receive!)

Original thread here.

PARTNERS bold = sent italic = received underlined = sending late, but communicating red = you need to PM me!
Dorkariffic <-> Krafty KT
shewantsxglamor <-> ambervacation
StrwbryMlkmmmmmm <-> veganxwater
shiftychica <-> ophelias_lost_dream
Shimmer413 <-> edel
shylitlegoddess <-> crumpet13
defying gravity (flaker)[/color] <-> DharmaLei <- rockmygypsysoul (angel)
13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Stencilling on textured plastic? on: November 27, 2006 02:33:27 PM
I'm helping my brother Joe make a Christmas gift for my brother Dan, and what he wants me to do is decorate the cover of the book type thing he's got. It's a textured plastic report cover, kind of like this.

I was thinking of stencilling or stamping on it, but when we tested the stamp, most of the ink rubbed right off, and I'm afraid the same thing will happen with paint from a stencil.

I was wondering if there's some kind of fixative we could use to make it stay.

Sorry if this is in the wrong place.
14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Body Appreciation Swap (CLOSED; DEADLINE EXTENDED sendouts 12/22) on: November 01, 2006 05:45:39 PM
Swap name: Body Appreciation Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Dorkariffic
Sign-up date range: 11/1/06 - 11/15/06
Date to send item by: 12/15/06 12/22/06

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, but if you're under 18, please get permission from a parent/guardian.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:
I'm sure EVERYONE has, at some point, been put down because of their bodies, no matter what they look like. This is a swap to celebrate all our bodies - fat, skinny, tall, short, freckled, big noses, thin lips - whatever you think deserves a bit more love.
Possible craft ideas include (but certainly aren't limited to!):
T-shirts, bags, buttons, coin purses, jewelry; anything that can be emblazoned with body-positive pictures and messages.
Mirrors whose frames have positive messages on them.
Art that features people of our body type.
Journals made for recording exercise/diet notes, or more likely, recording thoughts and feelings about our bodies.
Mix CDs with songs like Christina Aquilera's "Beautiful", or Sir Mix-A-Lot's "I Like Big Butts." Cheesy
I'd suggest crafting one "big" item and 2-3 "small" items, but people can talk with their partner and decide if they want to do more or less than that.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: Body Appreciation Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?

Which things do you want to be appreciated? (Please give more than one):
Do you have any phrases, slogans, mantras, images, etc that you like?:
What kinds of crafts can you do well?:
What kinds of crafts would you particularly like to recieve?:
Is there anything you would NOT like to recieve?:
If you'd like to receive clothing, please list your sizes here:
Do you have any allergies/aversions/sensitivities?:
Favorite (and flattering) colors?:
Favorite or least favorite fabrics and materials?:
Anything else you'd like to add?:


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

defying gravity

PARTNERS bold = sent italic = received underlined = sending late, but communicating red = you need to PM me.
Dorkariffic <-> Krafty KT
shewantsxglamor <-> ambervacation
StrwbryMlkmmmmmm <-> veganxwater
shiftychica <-> ophelias_lost_dream
Shimmer413 <-> edel
shylitlegoddess <-> crumpet13
defying gravity (flaker)[/color] <-> DharmaLei <- rockmygypsysoul (angel)

The GALLERY is here.

***IMPORTANT*** The deadline has been extended by ONE WEEK, to Friday, December 22nd.
Happy crafting, and good luck to those of you taking finals this week!
15  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Remaking, remodeling, and rehauling dolls - how? on: October 11, 2006 06:26:31 PM
I've seen lots of fabulous re-done dolls on Craftster that've inspired me a lot, but, I'm at a loss as to how to do my own.

I currently have two dolls that I want to work with.
One is a thrift-store find, a life-size baby doll with a cloth body and a plastic head, hands, and feet. It's not terribly clean, and soap and water did absolutely nothing to clean the marks off the face. I didn't get the cloth wet at all, since I don't know if that'd damage the stuffing, but I'd like to wash that, too.
The second is an old Kelly (Barbie's sister/daughter?) doll that's in great condition, except that the hair is permanently pulled up and bent, since she used to have a ponytail.
For both dolls, I'd like to redo their makeup, but I'm not sure what to use.

Thank you so much for your help!
(Sorry if there's a better place for this - I couldn't find one.)
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Body Appreciation Swap? on: September 20, 2006 01:45:35 PM
I was looking at the Fat Girl Swap gallery, and I thought it was wonderful that there was a swap devoted to feeling good about a body type that's generally looked down on.
And then I was thinking about how often I've been teased for being "too skinny", and told I was anorexic or sickly.

I'm sure EVERYONE has, at some point, been put down because of their bodies, no matter what they look like. So I thought it would be cool to have a BODY APPRECIATION SWAP, like the Fat Girl Swap, but for all bodies.
And it wouldn't have to be limited to fat/skinny/tall/short, we could craft for people who want to appreciate their big noses, or their tiny boobs, or whatever it is about their bodies that they think deserves more appreciation.

So, anybody interested?

17  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Making kitty costumes? ALL help appreciated! on: August 29, 2006 12:38:35 PM
Okay, this is kind of weird. I want to make a pair of viking helmets for a friend's two cats.
I don't have any pets of my own, so I have pretty much no idea how to do this, or what I should be keeping in mind.
I was thinking of making baby-sized 'helmets' out of felt, and adding a bit of elastic to go under the cats' chins to keep them on. What do you think?
18  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Stencil before or after sewing? on: July 20, 2006 11:20:58 AM
I'm making a purse from scratch, and I want a picture stencilled on it, but I'm not sure if I should stencil it first, after I cut the fabric but before I sew, or after the bag is made.

Any suggestions?
19  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Needed: QUICK gift for a friend! on: July 13, 2006 07:55:51 AM
So, my friend Kasey is turning 21. He really spoiled my boyfriend (and pretty much everyone else at the party) on his 21st b-day, so the two of us really want to get him something nice.
"Buy him booze!" you might say... but he ABSOLUTELY HATES drinking.
We thought of buying him something music-related, but he works at Newbury Comics and gets so much stuff discounted, it doesn't make much sense.
He's an awesome drummer, so I considered stencilling a t-shirt for him that says "World's Best Drummer" or something, but he's really modest and kinda shy, and I know he'd never wear that.
His birthday is on Saturday, so it'll have to be something I can either buy ready-made, or slap together in, like, a day. And my hunny and I don't have a lot of money.

Some of my ideas so far have been:
-"Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll" In A Box, but aside from condoms and lube, I don't know what I'd put in there, and he doesn't have a girlfriend to use them with, so...
-Girlfriend In A Box, maybe a framed picture of a model, or some other things like that...
20  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 13 ENTRIES / Kurt Cobain - Sock Monkey style on: July 05, 2006 05:08:39 PM
This is Kurt Cobain:

This is Kurt Cobain as a Sock Monkey:

I used a pair of Kodiak Boot Socks for him, as well as yellow yarn and blue embroidery thread. ALL of the stitching is done by me by hand, both on him and his clothes, and I've never done embroidery (or, for that matter, made a sock monkey) before. His guitar is a printout of one of the actual Kurt's guitars, which was then glued to manilla paper and cut out.

For more pictures of the sock monkey, including before and during pictures, go here:
And for more pictures of Kurt Cobain, check out these links:
http://www.poster.net/cobain-kurt/cobain-kurt-grip-5001241.jpg (I was trying to imitate this pose in the second picture)

I'd like to sell this sock monkey. Would anyone want to give him a good home? (I'll even include a poster.)
Pages: 1 [2] 3

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
October 18, 2017 Featured Projects
@Home This Weekend: Mix and Match Napkins
Tute Tuesday: Mini Top Hat

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!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.