Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
knit all in garter stitch. i put dimensions out there (approximate. i lost the paper i wrote them down on prior to felting it) but really, it's NOT important. neither is gauge. if you want it to felt, you MUST use 100% wool (NOT superwash either). i used brown sheep. i had a bunch of odds and ends left and a project like this is a PERFECT project for leftovers (i used a couple other hunks o' yarn that i couldn't identify but knew were wool). i used size 11 needles but again, use what you want or what you have. as you can see there are two pockets. one on the outside that is covered by the flap (which buttons) and one on the inside. i crocheted the bag together and crocheted a border around the pockets and the flap as well. a buttonhole was made in the flap. i made an i-cord strap using three strands of yarn and 3 stitches. if you click on the dimensions picture you'll get a larger view - just in case you want to see my measurements.
the finished measurements are; approximately 9x7"
red pocket 5"
white pocket 5.5"
when you're done with the bag, place in pillowcase and wash in warm to hot water with a bit of detergent. i let it go through an entire cycle. then block
it's not perfect but that's a true sign of something being made by me!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
for you to print out and fold! i could go for a vegan taco right about now (i LOVE mexican food and believe it or not, it's very easily adapted to veganism. well, i love almost ALL foods and i can come mighty close to veganizing almost any dish)
here they are!!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
subversive cross stitch and order this
play 'em off keyboard cat pattern!
pic from subversive cross stitch
(by the way ALL of the patterns you can find there are rather kick-ass)
and it's a GRAND one!!!!
historically inaccurate (richard saja)
there's embroidery (or is that MANbroidery???), there's art, there's humor, there are braille cushions and a bit of a twisted mind (as i see it)
i'm sooooooooooooo smiling
pictures from historically inaccurate
(found via sublime stitching)
Monday, June 22, 2009
they're harder to find than one might think. i sit under a blower at work and on top of that i have a chronic neck thingy (that air blowing on doesn't help). sooooooooooooooooo i'm all over this project!
summer braid scarf (from pickles where the pic is from as well)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
from t-shirt to fringed necklace (from love maegan picture from there as well)
check out her blog. she has a TON o' wonderful diy stuff
and this instructable recycled t-shirt necklace from cucumbersome (pic from there as well)
and the grey t necklace is the one i made. i dotted with a bit of black and purple fabric paint (used a little sponge brush). i dotted AFTER i stretched the bands. oh and be sure to use a t-shirt with NO seams
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
yes the very same
so let's make an origami picture frame (from dollar store crafts pic from there as well)
good for a family crafting day too. easy enough for the young 'uns
but if YOU do, then i'd head right on over to evil mad scientist laboratories and make the
George W. Hart is a professor at Stony Brook and is one of our favorite artists, making a wide variety of stunning geometric sculptures. On his of his many works that has particularly captivated us for some time is a sculpture called Frabjous.When we realized that George had posted a template for this sculpture we dropped everything, grabbed the cardboard and hot glue, and raced to build our own...........
pic from emsl site - Contributed by: Windell
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
confessions of a crafter rude, crude & tattooed (i know i know i know, sounds like moi, but in THIS case it's not)
here's ONE thing she's done. it's part of the christian bale rant. how cool is this? oh my my my
she has an etsy shop as well rachel mckay presents naughty needles
pic from ms mckay's website
so you could have these wonderful items for YOUR little baby worf or worfette!!!
chambers fine art gives you Shi Jinsong
check out ALL of the items (you'll LOVE the rocking horse)
actually these are items of wonder and i'd sure love to own at least one
Na Zha Cradle
24 x 31 7/8 x 24 3/8 in (61 x 81 x 62 cm)
Na Zha Walker
21 5/8 x 24 3/8 x 26 in (55 x 62 x 66 cm)
(via boing boing)
scoochmaroo has made or thought up. well, the stuff she thinks up and makes is worth me linking to. there you have it in a nutshell!
here is her instructable for homemade shampoo (with different additives for different problems)
pic from the instructable of scoochmaroo
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
a french fry box template at that via folding trees from creating keepsakes
Girly Fry Box by Jaime Ward. Supplies Cardstock: Provo Craft; Patterned paper: Glitz Design; Stamp, ink, embossing powder and scallop punch: Stampin' Up!; Ribbon: C.M. Offray & Son; Adhesive: Duck Adhesive Rollers.
and i KNOW you don't want to spend the money - why should you when you can
make your own upside down tomato planter Written by Becky Striepe
(from crafting in a green world pic from there as well)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and it's from hallmark too
well i shouldn't talk. i have a few enterprise TALKING and light up christmas ornaments. i LOVE them (as you knew i would)
via boing boing
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
we have these two wonders via walyou
two different tetris necklaces
..................Artists Acetonxfree and Tetris-gollum bring you two Tetris necklaces, the one above by Acetonxfree, as shown in the picture is made of chains, connecting the bricks together, and gives it a cool look, while the one below by Tetris-gollum, is made of polymer clay and cord, and gives it more of a natural and easy to wear feel.........
(pics from the walyou link. tetris gollum top, acetonxfree the bottom)
Friday, June 5, 2009
i'd beg borrow or steal to get them this car (mostly beg and perhaps a bit of bartering)
Monster head kiddie car
turns out it's made by elmer presslee (elmer, i'll be your best friend..............................) (although i think elmer's real name isn't elmer at all. i be thinkin' it be bill) CHECK OUT ALL OF HIS WORK, IT'S ASTOUNDING
Thursday, June 4, 2009
this one made out of AN ENVELOPE (really, it is!!!)
how to make the bagalope
pic and directions by: By Stephanie Scheetz Stephanie Scheetz (coolcrafting.com) has been a designer and instructor in the craft industry for nearly 15 years. Her hobbies include thrift store shopping, eBaying, and collecting mail art, prison art, and bad art.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
and i'd BEST GET HOPPIN'!!! i'm taking a picture of the happy couple and diamond glazeding it onto a little glass square. i'm doing some with the picture on top and some with the pictures on the bottom. i'm then going to put them into little organza bags
i just saw this from style me pretty
flavored sugar packets diy. i think a few of them in the little favor bags will be cool as well.
(pic from style me pretty)
the 2008 wickimedia commons pictures of the year
check them ALL out. stunning in a word
here's only ONE OF THEM
(it's #13 by the way)
- # 13 – 13 votes in Round 2;
- Category - Nature views #4 – 141 votes in Round 1;
- This image of an ice wall and the ocean floor at Explorer's Cover, New Harbor, McMurdo Sound is adjacent to remote-controlled photographic equipment. An underwater camera is connected by cable to onshore facilities, which upload images to the Internet via radio signals.
main visible species :
the antarctic scallop (Adamussium colbecki)
the common antarctic sea urchin (Sterechinus neumayeri)
a stalk-like bush sponge (Homaxinella balfourensis)
a brittlestar (Ophionotus victoriae)
seaspiders (Colossendeis sp.)
- Taken by Steve Clabuesch.