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I was surprised to see that the text invited girls to saw and craft with their parents help. The variety of crafts, toys and games is pretty astounding and I wish my parents had been more the maker type to build a few things from this book like the basement golf course or weaving loom. From braiding to mold casting, doll houses to a full size backyard merry go round, I can only imagine how many hours of fun these plans provided.
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- Current Mood: thirsty
Please contact me if you have any questions on making or purchasing some of my pieces.
To make these pieces I used wide head bands. Trip to craft store gave some ideas: I got birds, butterflies, berries, ribbons...
Whatever you plan to make hat or fascinator, it has to have very light weight. Then you play with your details and create a composition. Once you finish, use a glue gun to place things on your band. When you done with your composition you may glue a nice bow on the back.
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On Tuesday I gave out about 45 hand stamped bells to my co-workers. I used a bell file I designed (here on Etsy) to cut six bells to a 12x12" sheet, then stamped them with a striped background stamp and added a sentiment on a punched circle. I threaded gold thread through each one. My original plan was to thread Hershey's kisses onto each one, but that would have taken forever and make everything a tangled mess anyway! Most everyone appreciated their bells and it was nice to see them hung up around the office.
- Current Mood: hopeful
- Current Music:Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas---Jackie Evancho
Brown sugar commercial cardstock
Pink copy paper
Vanilla cardstock and copy paper
Best Birds stamps and dies plus woodgrain background, Stampin Up
Flower border and walnut ink by Martha Stewart
Pink flowers with an old Sizzix die
I regret doing the flower border. The border isn't meant to be standalone, so I trimmed it from the piece of paper that I punched on. Uggghh! I hope the cards were well received!
- Current Music:My screamy bird
- Current Mood: hopeful
First post here. ~waves~
My main crafty fun times come from making little armatured art dolls. Last month I decided to make a few characters from The Walking Dead. After the new season's traumatic first episode, I used them to recreate some of the scenes as therapy
and to avoid stress-eating (TWD fans may understand the need for therapy, aha).
They are 8inches (20cm) tall, and completely poseable. Unfortunately because of their size, I can't give them individual fingers to hold things, so they have to sort of cradle them (like Negan is holding Lucille below). They are super cute clinging on to your finger though. :D
I love making things with armatures, because it gives them a level of interaction that (to me) makes them so much more fun and dynamic than static dolls. When they were in progress, I amused myself making them hold my scissors, rulers, etc on my sewing table.