Archive for April, 2008

Cute Tags for Craft Shows

April 29th, 2008

Now that Spring is showing it’s first signs I’m getting ready for craft show season. I’m signed up to be in the Rebel Rabbit craft fair on May 25th (If you’re in the Portland, OR area be sure to check out their website: http://www.rebelrabbitcraft.com/ ) I picked up a cheap pack of tags to mark the prices on my stuff, but they seemed just a little to bland for me.

These boring white tags needed a little something, so I pulled out a piece of pretty scrapbooking paper, my Xacto, ruler, and rubber cement:

I cut the paper in 1″ squares and attached one to each tag. It didn’t take very long at all, this is such a quick and easy project!

I’m really happy with how they came out. I think they’re much more eye catching now and look better than the bland little guys they started out as.

Thrift to Craft

April 16th, 2008

There are so many great sources for materials and supplies for crafting out there.  It seems that with the current popularity of being crafty as being trendy, more and more supply shops are popping up.  Combine that with the amazing resources on the internet and you may never have to worry about finding just the thing you need.  One of the great resources for unique supplies, and one of my favorite sources for my personal crafting, is thrift stores and garage sales.

As much a game as it is shopping, you get a chance to hunt and dig, to stretch your imagination and find things to craft with that you may not have thought of otherwise!  I have seen so many great projects popping up that utilize thrifted, recycled, “up-cycled”, and trash materials to create fantastic one-of-a-kind pieces!  It’s really exciting!  Finding a new use for unloved junk, and saving us all a little bit from the landfill is a noble venture, indeed.

There are some things you’ll find the most while thrifting.  Old patterns and notions (bias tape, elastic, buttons, snaps, etc.) can come in handy and are generally dirt cheap.  You shouldn’t have to pay more than a dollar for any of this old stuff.

Old Patterns

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Craftster Craft Challenge #26, A Beary Warm Hoodie

April 6th, 2008

It time again for another Craft Challenge! I posted a teaser photo of the Cuddly Cousins last time, and now it’s time to show those cute little teddy’s fate!

my new fur lined hoodie

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Click this link to hop over to Craftster and check out the contest entries.

This post does contain graphic images of teddy bear disassembly :)

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