other craftiness

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other craftiness

Post by miss deepfreeze » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:38 pm

i know we have threads for knitting and sewing, but i'm rubbish at them. so i thought i'd start one for general craftiness.

maybe, like me, you like needly things like cross stitch and blackwork?
felting? crochet? scrapbooking? silk screening? or just general DIY goodness?

i'm crafty a little birthday present for someone right now, but it's a secret so i'll post a picture when it's done.

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Re: other craftiness

Post by cuppie » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:16 pm

i can decoupage. sometimes at family reunions when we're out camping i find myself in a forcible decoupage situation when my cousin tracy has brought along her huge craft trunk. and she make us all be crafty.

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Re: other craftiness

Post by soft revolution » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:31 pm

cuppie wrote:i can decoupage. sometimes at family reunions when we're out camping i find myself in a forcible decoupage situation when my cousin tracy has brought along her huge craft trunk. and she make us all be crafty.
I did a bit of decoupage once.

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Re: other craftiness

Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:55 pm

If we have a paper products thread, I can't find it. Whereas this is wrong, I can't be arsed to create one either.

These new notecards (hand stitched!) from buyolympia are killing me. I wish I still wrote letter just so I could justify buying some.




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Re: other craftiness

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:25 pm

While I was recovering at my parents' in June, my niece kept coming into my room and taking all these ribbons and things out and spreading them out all over the floor saying "Let's have a crabs show" and "We're having a crabs show." My friend and I had no idea what she was talking about.

I was at her house on Friday and she asked me if I wanted to do "Arts and Crabs" with her. Mystery solved!

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Re: other craftiness

Post by stolenwine » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:37 pm

oh man! "arts and crabs". too cute!

marcy, i love those cards. i love stationery type crafty stuff too. those are pretty enough to frame!
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Re: other craftiness

Post by mae » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:16 pm

i went into muji today and they had this little section of scrapbooking and photo album things and they had examples of albums with photos and drawings and things cut out of magazines and i got all excited and now i've gone scrapbooking mad. it's perfect, it's gonna get really cold soon and there's lots of rain and talk of typhoons and i love scrapbooks, so now i have something i can be getting on with right here in my flat.

i bought a really nice album with the sticky pages, it had black pages but i bought some white ones so i can have a mix. and i bought some pens too. then i went to the art shop and got some pens that can write on black paper. and now i'm collecting up lots of little things and waiting for all the photos i had developed in england to be sent over. i can't wait to start. but i'm also scared to start because i have an image in my mind and i want it to be perfect. yay, scrapbook!

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Re: other craftiness

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:07 pm

This is one for the all bearded hippy knitters in the audience.




WEB ADDRESS: http://thecraftycreatures.blogspot.com / http://www.fairpensions.org.uk/

On the 18th April Crafty Creatures launches its very first crafternoon extravaganza at the St Pancras Church Hall This is your chance to create your very own T Shirt Dog, pig out on the finest range of homemade cakes, drink tea until you turn into a tea bag and listen to some very fine music. What more could you want? Roller skating hostesses…ok then.

Crafty Creatures is the clever guise of the charity FairPensions (full notes on charity below) and the all profits will go directly to them. This event also aims to raise the profile of FairPensions, who campaign for the money you invest in your pension to be invested responsibly and ethically. Keeping in line with the ethical ethos of FairPensions we will be encouraging attendees to bring their oldest, most loved but well worn T shirt - which they don’t mind cutting up and transforming into a stuffed dog - to this event. Whilst your creative juices are flowing our lovely hostesses will be at your beck and call serving up homemade cakes and a wide selection of hot drinks. If you love winning prizes (and let’s face it who doesn’t?) then our raffle will tickle your fancy. Take pleasure in knowing that you are helping to save the planet whilst creating your very own piece of dog shaped art.

This is a fun filled day that will leave your heart and mind feeling satisfied and your stomach filled to the brim. Come along to St Pancras Church Hall and let out your inner crafty creature.

For any media enquiries please contact – ccrowther84@googlemail.com

For enquiries on Fair Pensions please contact – Ben.watson@fairpensions.org.uk

Editorial notes:

Fair Pensions - http://www.fairpensions.org.uk/

FairPensions campaigns for UK pension funds and fund managers to adopt responsible investment practices; calling for them to engage with multinational corporations on issues including human rights abuses, climate change and access to medicines in the developing world.

FairPensions is supported by some of the UK’s leading charities (including ActionAid, Oxfam and WWF), the largest trade unions in the country (CWU, GMB, Unite and UNISON) as well as thousands of individuals. FairPensions is the operating name of Fairshare Educational Foundation, which is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (number 05013662) and a registered charity (number 1117244).

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Re: other craftiness

Post by ezears » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:15 am

Um, scrapbooking anyone? Sounds about as chic or hip as, say, a soccer mom!
I do the usual: family stuff, travels. But I'm determined to make a scrapbook of past concerts I've attended.
(Been attempting one for a couple of years now.)

I agree with alongwalkhome about those beautiful notecards. Would be a great cover letter for a mixtape exchange.

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Re: other craftiness

Post by yubo » Mon May 18, 2009 11:15 pm

I know some of you like buttons. These are adorable:
I want to buy them all.

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Re: other craftiness

Post by sideponytail » Tue May 04, 2010 11:20 pm


I've been trying to learn how to embroider lately. The above is my first real attempt (it's supposed to be a sort of fox in a burrow, though when I went to visit my mother I showed it to her and she said, "What a nice cat," so clearly I have some work to do.)

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Re: other craftiness

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed May 05, 2010 12:31 pm

aw, it totally looks like a fox to me!

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Re: other craftiness

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed May 05, 2010 1:40 pm

id definitely think that was a fox!
i said OK! the wind said no

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