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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Cryptozoology Swap Round 2 GALLERY on: September 18, 2011 12:52:24 PM
Post 'em when you've got 'em!
12  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 66 ENTRIES / Aunt Ruth's Flower Dyed Silk Scarf on: September 02, 2011 09:29:40 AM
I can't believe I've been around here so long and this is my first challenge entry!

My husband's beloved Aunt Ruth passed away a few weeks ago. I having a long history of Floral Design, I made a lot of the flowers for her funeral. I also used a lot of the flowers from my own garden.  My husband's mother was very close with Ruth. I wanted to make something for her as a last memory of Ruth. I had read about how to do this so I decided to give it a try!

I used a Habotai silk scarf. It started off just plain ole' white. I used flower petals from the funeral arrangements and from my yard. I first covered half of the scarf with the petals. I scattered them and layered them randomly.

Next, I folded over the plain side of the scarf and used a rubber mallet to squish some of the color out.

Then, I rolled up the scarf with all the flowers inside.

Then, I used copper and steel wire to wrap the roll.

Next, I folded the roll up a little and put it in a plastic bag with a few T of vinegar.

I let the whole thing "cook" for a couple of days.
This is what it looked like when I first took it out of the vinegar bag.

I let it dry out then washed it with Woolite and ironed it after it was dry.
Here's a close up of the finished scarf. It turned out with a lot of green, which was perfect for my Mother in Law.

Thanks for looking!

13  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Cryptozoology Swap Round 2 (signups to 9/1/11; send by 10/3/11) on: August 27, 2011 06:24:04 AM
Swap name: Cryptozoology Swap R 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ollieorange
Sign-up date range: 8/27/11- 9/1/11
Date to send item by:10/3/11

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? no

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
- Is at least 18 years old: yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
Love Sasquatch? Know what the Beast of Bray Road is? Then this is the swap for you!
Welcome to the Cryptozoology swap! This is a 4 (1 medium & 2 small or 1 large & 1 small, etc.) point swap (you and your partner are welcome to spoil each other though).

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

Name of swap Cryptozoology Swap Round 2 (CZSR2)
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name & mailing address including the country- please write this out as it will appear on the package. PLEASE remember to include your zip.
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

Your favorite cryptids:
Least favorite cryptids:

Anything you would LOVE to receive:
Anything you'd rather not get:

Anything else you want your partner to know:


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

R1 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323597.0


3. burstofpanties
4. Foxy Sam
5. Oath Keeper
6. dreadfulydivine
7. danynn
8. My_RubySlippers
9. ironic
10. Smeddley
11. grasshopper

Smeddley - burstofpanties
Kaeleira - danynn
Foxy Sam - My_RubySlippers
ironic - grasshopper
dreadfullydivine - ollieorange - Oath Keeper -dreadfullydivine


Sent and Received
Contact Organizer
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GALLERY:: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391013.0
14  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / 1 minute floral demo video tutorial ideas on: August 11, 2011 07:05:16 PM
I teach a short non-credit floral design class part time at the local technical college. In hopes of stirring up interest in some of the classes we offer we are making 1 minute video tutorials to post on line. I need to come up with 6 ideas of something flower related I can make/do in 1 minute!

So far, I have:
1. Making a bow
2. Wiring and taping a corsage

Andddd... that's it! PLEASE any ideas you have for a short tutorial- something that you would like to see or are curious as to how to make- please help me with ideas! I've been working in floral so long that everything seems boring and mundane, I'm just stuck for inspiration/ideas.
15  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / First weaving class projects on: December 19, 2010 04:25:58 PM
I just finished up a class through Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) that I learned to weave using a rigid heddle loom.
I am in love with weaving!
I think I'm going to sign up for the next session too.
Here's what I accomplished:
Brooks Bouquet sampler which will go to my Mom for Christmas- perfect size to use as a table scarf

Houndstooth sampler in brown and white with turquoise accent

2 tabby scarves. The orange, yellow, gray one was the first project I completed. The blue has a random warp made up of 2 colors and a verigated slub for the weft. It will go to my sister for Christmas.

16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Flower wreath on: September 21, 2010 08:25:42 PM
It took me AGES to yarn wrap this wreath form! Then.... I didn't know what I wanted to do with it! I found a huge package of paper flowers at Hobby Lobby and decided they would work! There are a few flowers mixed in there that I made too. It's a straw wreath, so the flowers are just stacked in a pleasing manner and attached with pins through the middle.
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Simple wheel chair friendly lunch bag on: September 21, 2010 08:04:24 PM
I work with folks with disabilities, many of them use wheel chairs. Generally my clients all have a lot of stuff. It's hard for me to carry anything of my own. Soooooo. I made a bag that hangs off the wheel chair without getting in the way (yes, I have my clients permission to hang the bag there Smiley )
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / a love note above our headboard on: September 21, 2010 07:55:40 PM
I love to write my husband little love notes. I know- aaawwwwwwww. I leave him little notes tucked everywhere. I decided to make a more permanent one to go above our headboard.
It's a paper cutout of my handwriting pasted onto a large piece of handmade paper.
He likes it Smiley

I hate my handwriting!
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Bike (bicycle) swap.... I'll try this again! on: May 20, 2010 07:43:23 PM
I posted this idea a while ago and no one was interested. There seems to be more interest in bikes these days though.
So, anyone want to do a bike themed swap- stuff for bikes, stuff featuring bikes, etc?
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Antler Damask Purse on: April 26, 2010 07:27:39 PM
I needed a new purse so I made one tonight. I made it up as I went along. I am happy with the results.

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