Crafters Challenge January 14th- 20th

Discussion in 'Crafters Challenges' started by Lana, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    A month will be halfway thru!!!

    DD, that is great about Iris sewing--love it! How old is she? I tell Teigan when she is 5 I will get her a sewing machine will see. Mine isn't out like it use to be when I had the sewing room.

    Last week I did hem some pants. I crocheted 3 small scubbies and a large one. I used netting and cotton yarn together. Would like to continue but I DO NOT want to buy anything so I can use up what I have BUT not sure which of the zillion totes what fabric is in which! Have netting in one!!!!

    You all are really moving on stuff this year!
     
  2. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    Iris and I will surely do more crafting in the next few days while she's here. She wants to make some penguin hair clips for her friends and who knows what other ideas she will generate.

    Once family leaves, I'll be able to get back to the I-Spy quilt for Julia. I don't look forward to trying to piece the backing. I'll also get back to working on Sonja's Christmas stocking in the evenings.
     
  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    So nice to see the young ones learning to sew!

    been looking at crafts on pinterest o_O
     
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  4. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    I made butterflies to put on a scarf that a friend asked me to make for her granny. I really enjoyed making these yesterday. IMG_1984.JPG
     
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  5. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Jampss, very cute---so pretty! Everybody is thinking spring with all the butterflies getting made!!!!
     
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  6. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Made another card last night:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/135134547@N04/25871080848/in/dateposted-public/

    Opened my package from Amazon last night that was supposed to have MI wolverines fleece in it for my blanket project for DH. Only to find Penn State fleece instead :(

    Returning it and will have to either try to order it again or buy some somewhere else. There is just not a good selection at local stores though...ugh!!!
     
  7. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

  8. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    I pulled out a lot of crafting items to take to Dgds when we head go out on Sat. (We will stay the week while DS is at a conference.) Since I no longer teach American Girl Doll Club I no longer need to hold onto so many things. The girls will have lots of things to create with and I will have the supplies handy when I visit and they want to do a craft with Grandma. Now I need to pack it and put it in the car.
     
  9. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    AJ ~ Great card! I’m a bicycle fan! What a shame about the fabric order.

    Jody ~ Hope you enjoy crafting with your DGDs as much as I did with Iris this last weekend.

    I posted on my blog pictures of what we did together. So much fun!
     
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  10. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    AJ - another beautiful card. you have great ideas.
    DD - great work with Iris :)
     
  11. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    AJ, great job

    Jody, my they will love that. I have a board on pinterest for 18" doll items.

    DD, looks nice and bet was fun.

    Tonight I took in a pair of my jeans and patched nephews shorts. Nothing fun!
     
  12. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Any craft or other ideas as to what I could do with these. I have 44 of them. IMG_0521.JPG
     
  13. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Decouapodge (I know completely wrong) napkins onto to them. Roll them in Epsom salt and make a candle holder. I did that--found on pinterest.

    Somebody will come up with a lot better ideals.
     
  14. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    How about those vases where you put a mini-scene into it ? (Christmas, winter)
    They could be painted with flowers on them or wrapped with cord (nautical theme).
     
  15. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    I've done the decoupage with napkins and they turn out very nice. My blog shows one with the red placemats and table topper I made. It was done with a poinsettia napkin and I put a battery-powered candle in it. Would make nice gifts (44 gifts!). You could take a few of them to use for seasonal table decor. Summer, sand and sea shells; Fall, leaves or nuts in the shell; Christmas, ornaments; Winter, snow scene; Spring, flowers and birds/butterflies; Easter, beautiful Easter eggs ...
     
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  16. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    As the girls have said in Easter/Spring type napkins and fill with tiny Easter eggs for an Easter gift.
    Similar with Valentines napkins and put either chocolate hearts or battery operated candles.
    Fill with home made scented bath salts and wrap in cellophane.
    Fill with a little bit of soil and a tiny little succulent, and some gravel.
    For Christmas, label them for the 25 days of Christmas and put a tiny gift or treat in each one and use it as a countdown.
     
  17. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Oh wonderful ideas. The cups are about 4" high. They are only 3.4oz. and made of plastic/acrylic. The picture is a little deceiving I think they are sometimes called tasting cups.
     
  18. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    Oh, I didn't look close enough! They are dessert glasses. Make dessert, of course! LOL

    I really like the Advent idea, Katrina!

    I'm off to a Creative U craft seminar this morning with a couple friends. The focus is organization! I need lots of that. DH is working with me to design a new sewing table and go talk to a local office furniture place that could custom build it for me. We want to get their estimate and compare the price to what I can buy ready-made. Theirs, of course, would be much better quality, and I would get exactly what I want. They built a desk for us a few years ago for a great price with the exact l-shaped configuration that we wanted. It's really beautiful!
     
  19. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    I made a squashed rat bookmark for a friend of DD25! LOL :p Bookmark.jpg
     
  20. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Jampss my nephew would love the squashed rat!
     
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