Jul. 16th, 2012

[identity profile] laridian.livejournal.com
I like hand-dyed fabrics for cross stitch because they do add a depth to the background. But I know you can do at least some of them at home instead of buying them (though purchasing is easier!). I came across a recipe for dyeing fabric with turmeric and decided to give it a try.

I used this tutorial for a couple of reasons. First, it was easy. Second, we had a jar of turmeric from a time when Toly wanted to try it. Everyone in the house hated the smell and taste, so it's been sitting in the pantry ever since, and this seemed like a good way to make use of the stuff.

( Pix and experience behind the fake cut )
[identity profile] disco-lizzy.livejournal.com

you know those knick-knack shelves you see at the thrift store all the time, that are usually all sorts of neglected? I bought one a month ago, and had avoided working on it, 'cause it was all sorts of beat-up & dusty (and the drawers were filled with cobwebs, eek!). anyway! I decided to make it over yesterday, with some mustard yellow paint & vintage contact paper I'd been holding onto for a while.

here's what I ended up with:



click here for the blog-post with the "BEFORE" picture & more details and stuff.

-Elizabeth

[identity profile] kdramaking.livejournal.com
I find it amazing how someone can create a sculpture or model with a certain type of medium (ie. gardening hose, branches, etc.)

I remember in middle school, one of the assignments was to create an african mask from a certain region.

I remember carving a mask out of wood and boy my fingers were chaffed. 

So now when I go to museums or studios and I see things like, a dragon made from CD shards, I have profound respect for them and 

their craft.

I really want to try working with something that people haven't really associated with sculpting material.

What do y'all think?
[identity profile] shimmerngspirit.livejournal.com
I couldn't reach the pull for my ceiling fan light in my craft room. Since it was my craft room I thought I'd extend the pull cord with something crafty, This is what I came up with.


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