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My Crafty Experience [Oct. 15th, 2004|11:58 am]
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rustyfish

[djinneth]
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I'm totally into the trading ideas/skills thing that lemurling talked about in her last post. Maybe we could all bring samples of the stuff we've done one of the Sundays and do kind of a show and tell?

My (successful) past projects include:

Rubber stamped everything - Velvet for pouches, fabric, cards, picture frames, wrapping paper, you name it, I've stamped it. I have vast amounts of rubber stamps to lend in-studio, though not a lot of very bold images, which work better for velvet and fabric stamping. ($0.25 - $25)

Hot Water Bottle Covers - I make them out of fake sheepskin in the shape of cute little sheep. Very very cute. I have made a pattern from scratch and would happily share it with sewing types. ($8 or so each)

Lariat Beaded Necklaces - I made a few of these really simply but they turned out beautifully because of the beads I used. ($4-$40 depending on beads)

Jam and preserves - I have a sooper sekrit jamming method which I've shared with lemurling and merovingian, and would happily share with you if you want to learn. I can share my recipe, also, for Lemon Curd, which is always a hit with friends and family. ($1-4 a jar)

Fleece Items - Like Thea, I have found the wonder that is fleece fabric. I mostly made scarves last year, but did some sewing of hats as well. I also have a few patterns for fleecy things.

Traditional Christmas Puddings - I will again be going through the loooong involved process of making, steaming, and curing traditional English puddings this year. If anyone wants to join me, or even knows what I'm talking about, you're welcome to come over and do it with me. (around $7.50 a pud)

The list goes on and on... dream pillows (flaxseed and lavender), Smudge sticks, Flower Pens, Wine Charms, Earring Holders, blah blah blah. Lemme know if you want details on these or any of the above!
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[User Picture]From: monicat
2004-10-15 09:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, wine charms would be perfect for my co-workers! I'm definately interested if you're willing to share.
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[User Picture]From: djinneth
2004-10-15 10:18 pm (UTC)
Sure! I did them a little differently than the ones you see all over - instead of using earring forms, I use bendable wire. More labor intensive, but they end up being more sparkly and unique.

Happy to share!
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