[identity profile] insaneladybug.livejournal.com
Hello! I have watched this wonderful comm pop up on LJ's main page off and on for a while, and since I do occasionally venture into the world of crafting, I finally decided to join.

I'm wondering if anyone knows whether there is such a thing as fake blond hair attached to a sort of backing that could be easily sewn onto a plushie? I have been casually fiddling around with Perry Mason-related crafting ideas for my personal enjoyment (yes ... probably a sentence very rarely strung together) and have made a plushie of District Attorney Hamilton Burger, which I adore (and would be happy to post pictures of when I take some, if anyone's interested). I have been considering also making one of Lieutenant Anderson (one of the two characters played by Wesley Lau in the icon here).

For Hamilton's hair I bought some dark brown mohair and sewed it onto the plushie via the backing. I have been discovering it's easier to find curly-ish hair or fake-fur rather than straight hair. For a plush of Andy, I really don't want to have to resort to sewing or (Heaven forbid) gluing loose pieces of fake hair. Nor do I want yarn or felt or anything like that. I want fake but real-looking blond hair on a backing, if anything like that exists.

I guess if all else fails, I could cut up a blond wig....
[identity profile] inna68.livejournal.com
We are going to NY to visit my sister and her family. These are some presents we are taking with us (and yes, they are all handmade).

Read more... )
[identity profile] limaccia-san.livejournal.com
New little craft, to celebrate a break from the exams xD

Take a look and let me know what you think :D
[identity profile] limaccia-san.livejournal.com
Hi girls, it's me again xD Hopefully this is allowed here.. I just wanted to share a series I write for my blog since a couple of months now: "DIY from head to toe", as write in the introduction >> here <<, it's about "weekly posts, fashion related tutorials to dress yourself from head to toe, diy-ly".

I posted the 12th episode on Wednesday, neon themed:

You can click on the pic to take a look, hope you'll like it :)
Have a nice w/e!!
[identity profile] perrrfect-angel.livejournal.com
I've looked at "Spin Pins" for years now, contemplating the design and how... well, PLAIN they are. Thought about buying some of theirs and how I'd improve them. Then I saw another type, where instead of two wires spinning into your hair, it's only one spiral, with a sparkly gem at the center. For whatever reason, this made me realize that I could =try= using the 16 gage copper wire and a set of bailing pliers to test my thought. It was plain, my test piece, but gave me the confidence to try something more... attractive.

Click photo for the link to the FB album, giving more photos and details.

hair ties

Apr. 20th, 2012 12:46 am
[identity profile] devious-angel3.livejournal.com
So lately I have seen elastic band hair ties that are simply a piece of elastic band knotted into a loop. They would be ridiculously easy to make myself, except I can only find plain white elastic at all of the craft shops near me. I know I could just die some, but really I don't want to have to go through all of the work to do it. So craftgrrl I come seeking your knowledge of where to buy colored/ patterned elastic to make hair ties similar to these: http://www.lilblueboo.com/2011/08/jar-o-elastic-hair-bands.html
[identity profile] hisietari.livejournal.com
First time posting, hope everything's okay. ^^"

Couldn't decide which item to pick, so here are a few favs -

Some more under the cut... )
[identity profile] alathia.livejournal.com
I seriously need an intervention. i have two boys, and can only wear so many flower hairclips at a time. But I can't stop making them! I love the site Craft Snob for good fabric flower tutorials.

thank goodness my kids thought wearing them was the COOLEST THING EVAR

more flower madness here )
[identity profile] alathia.livejournal.com
I've wanted one of these for a while, and found a great tutorial for making linen flowers here. Then I just glued it onto a hair clippy. I'm so pleased with the results, and it was super easy to make (about 20 minutes).

Instead of sewing each layer, I layered it all together and sewed it all at once. I had the leftovers in my scrap fabric box (i actually used tulle and alternated between muslin and linen squares) and the rhinestone is a button from an old shirt.

fabric flower!

one more pic here )
[identity profile] stretch.livejournal.com
I've been super busy with school lately, and therefore feeling super-artsy. Therefore, when I saw this quickie of a tutorial I just had to give it a shot.

Take one old work shirt + one glue gun + one bored law student, and this is the result:

photographic proof )
[identity profile] espoirperdu.livejournal.com
I think I may have posted once before but I was asking a question...so I don't really count it if I did. Haha.

Anyway, I was bored and looking up different projects online. Somehow, I managed to run across a couple of tuts on youtube using yarn to make hair falls and dread falls. I thought "hell, why not?" and got to work on the hair falls (they were easier and quicker than the dread falls). They're so cute too! I love them. The dread falls are still a WIP and are taking a long time (though not quite as long as I thought they would). I have pictures of both and I'll post them under a cut (if I remember how to work them...)...

The results of my boredom..... )
[identity profile] crunk-caitlin.livejournal.com

I posted this bow last night and got a request for a tutorial, which you can find right here. I made a PDF file including a pattern and instructions, and also posted step by step pictures. They are easy to make, you just have to be willing to spend some time being fussy over it so they come out nice. Once you feel comfortable with the size relation of the bow body to the center piece, you can go ahead and make bows in any size. I found that this size is big enough that it's easy to work with, and not so big that it becomes floppy. I hope this helps!
[identity profile] j9isawesome.livejournal.com

Hey guys, I just whipped up a batch of hair flower clips and a little tutorial to go along with them and wanted to share.

Learn how to make your own... )
[identity profile] pinkjammastar.livejournal.com
Can anyone direct me to a site or instructions on making no slip hair clips? I'd like to make some for my daughters, but everything I'm coming across is books/DVDs you have to purchase or instructions that aren't very detailed or don't include pictures. TIA!
[identity profile] rooftopscandal.livejournal.com

Super simple! I cut about an inch strip wide of fabric (not sure how long), then gathered it. Wrapped it into a flower shape, stitched in place. Then sewed a circle of felt to the back and added a clip to the back as well.
[identity profile] frolixwifbunneh.livejournal.com
I have an insane amount of hair ties.
I have an issue with them having to match my outfits.

I'm looking for a way to sort them
I have them sorted by color
in 15 different piles scattered on a bookcase in my apartment.

pictures behind the cut! )


Any suggestions would be WONDERFUL

Thanks in advanced,
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_delicateterror/
For anyone who missed the last post and for archiving/memories etc sake here is a short tutorial for making "dread" hair falls.   =^___^=

knitting yarn, i chose boucle and regular yarn and used 3 colours
hair elastics, the fabric ouchless ones, about 6" circumference
a hell of a lot of patience

Step one:
Make a ton of braids (remember they will be folded in half so measure accordingly)
A lot of the braids I made are almost 60" in length before folded.
I believe I have 30 on each elastic but you can adjust according to your liking.

Step two:
Once all the braids are done, you tie them onto the elastic (fold in half then tie in a knot) I didn't tie mine super tight just in case I had to remove one, which I did end up doing.

Step three:
The twists are two braids wrapped around one another. Once that is done, wrap a contrasting colour around the braids in the opposite direction, that is key!!
Tie the ends together and voila!! You have yourself some yarn falls!!

*Photos may not be work safe as I am not wearing a shirt but you only see me from the back*

More photos here if interested:  users.livejournal.com/_delicateterror/284891.html

Finished product... )
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_delicateterror/
Whew, so. very. time consuming! 

FYI: pics are work safe in the way that -nothing- shows but i have no shirt on

More! )


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