i wanna make something new
i no i can browse through the site and see projects but i wanted to no what kind of things you guys like to make any suggestions? i make scrap books and mini scrap books out of lots of things, diaper cakes, headbands flowers and bows , baby blocks ,baby booties, wipe cases, cd frames, wallets and pouches, drawstring bags ,stamps, plushies soft balls mmm thats all i can think of at the moment..
oops i thought this was the request one.. sorry guys hehe..
I love making tote bags. They are pretty easy or super hard, and there are millions of ways to sew them. And so many ways you can embelish them. You can even buy fabric or use old t-shirts, sheets, pants. Whatever! LOL
OOh, and if you want a quick fix, melt and pour soap is super fun, too.
like regular soap bars? in moulds or something? sounds like a cute christmas gift! and im actually working on my first bag at the moment just a lil simple one the japanese knot bag somthing like that
You could use molds you buy or stuff around the house. I actually use the platic baby food things. Not the jars put the rectangle plastic ones with the plastic lids. LOL. and little tiny tupperware (=
haha aw thats cute and my baby just startd eating baby food so thats perfect thanks girl.. o and how do you melt the soap?
finished my first bag its a weird/different shape then most bags but i think it came out pretty good this ones for a swap or id post some pics.. now to make me one!
You can either buy the melt and pour soap from a craft place usually about 10 bucks. It makes alot of little soaps too. Or you can melt like dove soap. You just cut into little pieces and nuke it for about 20 to 40 seconds at a time.
You can also use food coloring to dye it ( not too much though about 2 drops is enough. You can add ground up oatmeal for softness, poppy seeds for exfoliating, cinnamon, sugar makes it later up more, flavored teas, any thing you can think of. (=
Oh, and if you want to put little trinkets in there you get the suspension melt and pour soap.
And congrats on your bag! What swap so I know where to look for pics. (=
I love to sew slippers, bags, aprons and lately also princess dresses. And making soap figures sounds fun too, possible new addiction
the not so secret santa i love your slippers marieke
! I just read this and I am Super excited about getting my swap now I LOVE bags! Can't wait!
(oh! and you could learn to knit/crochet it's quite time consuming but when you get good it's really rewarding!)
i was learning how to knit a scarf for someone and my boyfriend cleaned now i cant find what i was working on haha so far ive done a square lol and it killed my fingers
Mostly I make jewellery out of different things. My current mediums are ribbon (mainly making flowers, butterflies, bows), copper wire, and beads. If you're good with small stuff than working with size 10 or 11 seed beads is lots of fun- I'm constantly learning new beading stiches and I've been at this for nearing 10 years now. For a quick project, making bracelets and rings out of gauge 18 copper wire (you can get it pretty cheap at the hardware store) with a pair of pliers and perhaps some size 8 (I think) seed beads or other large beads is always great. If you're like me though, than the collecting of the beads can turn into an addictive and space consuming habit.
Other than that I go through phases where I'll get into a certain kind of craft for a couple months and then move onto something new. Over the years I've done weaving, knitting, candle making, corking, macrama, sewing, spinning, felting, used polymer clays,... I want to give crocheting another go at some point, but I failed miserably the last time around (I couldn't even cast stiches onto my first chain. I'm tempted to blame the size hook and type of yarn I was using, but it may just have been me...)
Jewellery is really fun though because it's generally pretty small and can be made out of just about anything. I've done candy wrapper flowers, wire wraps on beach glass and foreign coins, and used a small heart-shaped glass ornament as a pendant/focal on a necklace that used a feather trim base. I need to see if I can start selling some of it though- my family and friends have an awful lot of jewellery now, I'll never wear all of it, and the ribbon butterflies and flowers are starting to take over my room... I'm afraid I don't have any how-tos up yet- hopefully that will get fixed sometime soon.
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