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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / IKEA Malma Mirror Swap-2nd time around on: May 02, 2016 10:56:57 AM
Hi all,

After a several year hiatus from Craftster, I'm trying to find my creativity again! I remember really enjoying the previous Malma Mirror swap (back in 2009-yikes!), and I thought it sounded like a fun swap to try again. It's pretty low key-all you have to do is decorate a Malma mirror from IKEA up really nice for your swap partner. If you'd like to see the results of last time, check out this thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289462.0

Is anyone interested? I'm totally willing to organize  Grin

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Babymouse Dress for Children's Book Celebration on: May 21, 2014 05:27:58 AM
It's been a while since I've posted anything, but I'm super proud of this, so I wanted to share! Every year, the Houston Public Library has a Children's Book Celebration. This was our 5th year, and our author was Jennifer L. Holm, who wrote the Babymouse books. I was the head of the committee this year, so I decided to go all out by making a Babymouse dress! I used an old pattern I had, used white denim, and used bias tape around the edges to make it look more like it was drawn. The pink heart is made out of felt. I did my hair in meatballs, because I didn't have time to find/make white mouse ears, although it's hard to see the top of my head. Enjoy!

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Not Bad on: March 11, 2013 02:25:06 PM
I've really gotten into internet memes lately, and here's one I did of the Obama "Not Bad" face. Just simple black thread on white fabric

I'm super proud of the back, too! I love the houndstooth fabric I backed it with Smiley

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Fallout's Vault Boy! on: July 30, 2011 02:47:30 PM
My boyfriend is a big fan of the video game Fallout, so I stitched him up this Vault Boy just cuz!

It was easy to make; I just did a Google search for Vault Boy, printed it out, and stitched over the paper. Then when I finished I tore all of the paper off.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 61 ENTRIES / Lichtenstein's Girl with Hair Ribbon in Pompoms! on: April 07, 2011 11:56:51 PM
This is my first challenge entry ever! Lichtenstein's Girl with Hair Ribbon. I did the benday dots with pompoms! The first image used to be sideways, and I figured out how to fix it in Craftster's photo hosting, but now it's squished  Undecided

The canvas is really big (about 5 feet tall), and the pom poms are 5mm.

As requested, here's some closeups of the pompoms to show the texture. First the eye:

Now the lips:

And EXTREME CLOSE UP to show texture the best (again the lips):

And one more pic of the whole shebang:

I'm so proud of it! It's probably going up in the bedroom  Grin

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Invite Your Partner IYP Round 18? on: March 14, 2011 09:37:31 PM
I'd love to see another round of an Invite Your Partner swap. Is it too soon for another round, since the last one seems to be just finishing up? Is there someone awesome out there who wants to organize? I don't feel to comfortable with organizing myself, as I've never done it, and organization is not exactly my middle name  Tongue
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / 3 time Tom Landry Substitute Teacher of the Year Peggy Hill on: March 06, 2011 09:06:41 AM
I made this for Troublet for the February Bday swap, since she's a Spanish teacher. This is my first ever embroidery!

It's Peggy Hill from the show King of the Hill. She's a substitute Spanish teacher, and her Spanish is terrible! She doesn't particularly understand it or pronounce it even remotely correctly. That's why I spelled out the phrase En Espanol por favor the way she says it phonetically. She even pronounces "favor" the way you would say "can you do me a favor?" I really loved doing it. I think embroidery is going to be my new favorite craft!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Librarian looking for teen craft ideas on: January 25, 2011 03:05:21 PM
I'm technically a children's librarian, but lately I've taken on the teen librarian position as well (phew!) I do an after-school program that is just, well, there's no way to describe it but meh! It's gotten so bad that I've just been letting them do computer lab every day except for Friday, which is video game day.
I'm looking for teen crafts that don't suck, are easy, and cheap!

I tried doing crafts before, and some girls liked it, but I'd also like to bring in boys. I've given up crafts in the library because I've lost some of the passion for it, since the group of "regulars" is unenthusiastic about everything.
Some things we've done:
Duct tape wallets, playing card wallets, beaded bracelets, and we have a lady who comes in once a month and does a papercraft. I also tried doing friendship bracelets, since I enjoyed making them at that age, but the knotting ended up being too complicated for the teens.
Our library also has some kits that a branch can check out for button-making (pins, not sewing buttons), shrinky-dinks, ugly doll sewing, polymer clay, and a couple of other lamer kits (according to teen response) that I'm not going to mention.

Any ideas that are especially boy friendly? Is hemp jewelry still popular with teens?

Any help is very appreciated (especially from actual teens, or teen librarians!)
9  Texas / Texas: Coastal / Looking for Crafty friends in Houston on: January 14, 2011 10:12:44 AM
Hello Craftsters!

Its a new year, and I'm looking to make some new friends, hopefully of the crafty persuasion, so this seems like the best place to find some!  I'm into knitting and sewing clothes, and right now I'm working on covering a huge table with bottlecaps for my craftroom!  I'm nearly 30 years old, but I look and act younger, if age is a big deal to you.  I hope to hear from you soon, if you're looking for a new crafty friend!  You can either pm me or reply here.
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Jar of mini whimsies round 3? on: July 13, 2008 12:54:48 PM
I missed the first two, but seeing all of the awesome stuff people have gotten in these swaps make me long for a round 3.  Anyone in?
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