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What Are You Crafting Today 2
February 27, 2012
5:26 pm
aprilejoi
Michigan
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Just checked in to post a picture. The function is still not working properly. After I click on the tree icon, a window opens that has the insert option, but not the browse option. Without browse I cannot move my picture.  Is this a glitch that can be repaired or are we to assume that posting pictures is no longer an option?

February 27, 2012
5:33 pm
BuckeyeGirl
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http://chickensintheroad.com/forum/welcome/the-all-new-tutorial-for-posting-photos/#p97887

This and some other issues are being worked on after the update.

Located in N.E. Ohio
February 28, 2012
8:29 am
jane
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check out FABRIC CHRISTMAS TREE WITH DEBBIE SHORE- i made these in the 70s but larger.  I like her smaller version and she glues them on to tiny or small clay pots, Dollar tree has them I think 3 for 1.00

also DIY WEDDING FAVOR BAGS WITH A TWIST – she uses paper but i used tiolet paper rolls.  I also used the tops of shirt boxes to make these too.  you can use scrap book paper too.

 

ALSO CREATIVE TRY   ALS – A BAG WITH A TWIST – she does the same thing here but she sews the end together rather than gluing the end of the twisted cone.

 

ALSO 101 HANDMADE HOLIDAY TUTORIALS – these are great and they connect you with other craft blogs for more ideas.  I loved the advent jar idea- cover match books with scrap paper and place a number 1 to 25 and put things inside and place in jar to remove to count down to Christmas. 

February 29, 2012
3:48 pm
jamitysmom
Topsfield, MA
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Thank you Lajoda and Dee58m for your nice comments, rughooking is really fun.  I use a frame to hold the backing taut and strips of wool that I cut with a special cutter machine.  You pull the loops up with a hook that is similar to a crochet hook with a wooden handle.  I'm hoping to learn how to dye my own wool and also to use wool yarn instead of wool strips.  When the glitches get worked out I will post a few pictures of other things I'm working on.

April 20, 2012
7:52 am
jane
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1.  Homemade tea bags- cut the center of a coffee filter into an oblong square, sew on all three sides, place 1-2 tsp loose tea and any spice you want.  I put 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice.  Sew up the top, adding a string of twine as you sew or staple it into place, folding down the top once you have sewn it.  So sew the top closed, fold down and staple a piece of twine.  good cup of tea and good for gifts.  If you have a stapless stapler you can crimp the edges together instead of sewing them.

 

2.  No sew dog bed – get a pillow or some foam size you want.  cut out fleece to cover it well.  Cut up 3 sides with about 1 inch strips to tie together.  Tie the three sides together, leaving open one side.  Insert the pillow or foam and then tie that side together.  you can tuck in the ties if you want.  dog beds are expensive.  

 

3.  Childrens Travel Pillow cases – Cut out your own pillow case for a pillow.  Or buy one.  Turn down the end as much as you want, I cut an extra 7 inches and turn down 3.5 inches so there is a good sized cuff at the end of the case,  sew on rick rack if you want where you sew it down.  cut out a pocket for the front of the pillow case and sew on (before you sew the sides up.  You can add a smaller pocket to the larger one too if you want.  you can pleat them and or use velcro to close if you want to help keep the pockets closed.  once pocket is in place, sew all the sides up place some webbing or something for a handle in the seam a the top of the pillow case.  so the child can carry their pillow case with them on the trip and place toys, snacks, colors etc in the pockets.  cute gift idea.  

April 20, 2012
11:28 am
jane
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If you go to the dollar tree website, there is a video to show you how to glue together their candle sticks and hurricane cylinders.  When I made these I took some sticky back vinyl found at WM in the craft isle and cut out templates.  i cut out trees, snowflakes, candycanes and then pressed them on the glass, used sticky garage sale stickers around the tree for snow- the sprayed the cylinder (before I glued on the candle stick) with frosted glass (at WM in spray paint section).  I used 3 coats.  it dries very quick.  I pulled off the templates and rinsed with water.  let dry.  you have a cylinder that is frosted except for the clear tree etc.  I filled with candy and ornaments.  then glued on the candle stick.  I also found some apothacary jars at the thrift store too and I glued them on different kinds of candle sticks and filled with candy.  very nice gift.  the candle sticks give them height.  

 

I used smaller cylinders too with all kinds of glass candle sticks.  I used E 6000 glue.   

 

Also I took pint wide mouth mason jars, with a nail and hammer put a hole in the lid part.  took a drawer knob and inserted it and used the nut on it to hold it in place.  put the ring on and glued them to different candle sticks too- very impressive candy jar.  you can use different sizes too and all kinds of knobs.  

April 23, 2012
2:14 pm
TeaCup
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Well, I'm trying. I'm trying to make bed pillows from my out of season bedding. My idea was to roll up things and make stuff sacks. Since I've never made stuff sacks before, it's a challenge and (of course) not going as I planned. Things never do. Sometimes I can fix it, sometimes not.

 

Ah well, it makes like interesting, yes?

 

teacup

shedding stuff like mad!
April 25, 2012
5:05 pm
miki
Mississipi
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chicken-1.jpg

 

Chicken doorstop!!!!!  Easy, fast and cheap!

Here's the link.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/apr/07/chicken-doorstop-easter-present-how-to-make

Where are we going and why are we in a handbasket?
April 26, 2012
5:29 pm
Ross
Bel Air Maryland
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Needed a new loop for my watch band. http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k482/nansssor/2012_0426cardoldcameranew0009.jpg

April 27, 2012
4:19 am
bonita
north east IL
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Ross: Josephine knots from the 70's? Singed ends, nylon cord? 

Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.

April 29, 2012
4:17 pm
FarmGal77
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miki said
chicken-1.jpg

 

Chicken doorstop!!!!!  Easy, fast and cheap!

Here's the link.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/apr/07/chicken-doorstop-easter-present-how-to-make

How cute is that! I really like it! Thanks for sharing! This would make great gifts!happy-flower

April 30, 2012
7:31 pm
VictorianGirl
Schenectady, NY
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Still making yo-yos for a twin-size bedspread and I bought some fabric today at Wal-Mart to make a simple top for myself.  Also, I'm still sanding and painting some wooden cheese boxes my cousin Jan asked me to paint for her.  Just love doing crafts!

April 30, 2012
8:28 pm
miki
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FarmGal77 said

miki said
chicken-1.jpg

 

Chicken doorstop!!!!!  Easy, fast and cheap!

Here's the link.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/apr/07/chicken-doorstop-easter-present-how-to-make

How cute is that! I really like it! Thanks for sharing! This would make great gifts!happy-flower

Thanks!  Some things I found out:  I could have put 3#s of rice in rather than 2#s.  Should be buttons for eyes but my hands fall asleep too fast for the handwork.  I got mad and drew them on with a magic markergrrr and am now looking for a buttoneer.  Remember them from the late '60s?  Maybe Walmart has a newer version?

Where are we going and why are we in a handbasket?
May 7, 2012
8:13 pm
jamitysmom
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I love that little chicken door stop!  I've been working (finally finished) on a rug for years.  I'm attempting to attach a picture but I'm not too good at that.  After this I'm planning some pillows to sell (started an Etsy store) and I'd like to make soap, cheese and who knows what else!  This site inspires me!rug-1.jpg

May 9, 2012
9:45 am
stacylee
Indiana
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I need to finish three crocheted plant basket hangers by Sunday! I wish I could teach the dog to crochet so he could accomplish something while I'm at work all day! I think he's just pretending to not know how so that he can nap and not feel guilty.

May 10, 2012
8:42 am
MrsRooster
Texas Gulf Coast
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I am working on a baby blanket for my nephew and his girlfriend.  They are expecting in Nov.  I am also learning to crochet a Ripple pattern. 

 

I also do prayer shawls.  I don't have one going at this time.

 

Amychicken

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June 19, 2012
11:56 pm
MMT
Riverton, IL
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This is a leather clock that I am making to sit on the new entertainment center my husband is making for our living room.  Well I can't seem to get the picture posted.  Guess I'll give it another try tomorrow.

Live your life in such a way that if someone were to speak badly of you, nobody would believe them.
June 26, 2012
10:43 am
stacylee
Indiana
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Working on crocheting a scarf for no reason (hello, it's June!), it's hard to get done when there is so much yard work in the summer! A friend is having a little girl in Nov. so next I will start on washcloths (Suzanne's pattern with the ruffled edge), and a baby sweater. We'll see if I can get all that done in time.

June 28, 2012
9:39 am
marjohalleran
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I am working on my first locker hookong rug!! loving it! Can't wait to see it finished!

June 28, 2012
1:05 pm
bkaren140
Iowa
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My first post…see how I do. I am working on dry flower vases using tree bark.

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