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voodoo_princess
post Apr 23 2006, 08:25 PM
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I'm going to start making throw pillows out of that really neato "fur" material. I have found it in blue/green and pink/orange. I plan to find riveted eyes to attach to the fronts and use colorful ribbon to tie into bows and sew them on near the corners (like hair decorations)....
I'm just really into pillows, the more unique, the better.
I've already been making soft toys out of scrap material. They kind of are like oddly shaped, soft toy monsters. I use cool beer bottle caps for the eyes. I poke holes in them with nails and sew them on like buttons and then use fabric paint to put on mouths and toenails. My kids love them and I make them for my friends kids too. Some of them I scent with oils. I use plastic grocery bags to stuff them, so they get used and not just thrown away. Waste not want not, right?
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post Nov 26 2006, 10:25 AM
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(this is voodoo princess)

i keep losing my user id's but........
i have tossed the beer cap curtain idea and have started making beer cap christmas tree ornaments!!!!!! and they ROCK!!!!!!! it all started because my mum has this tradition of swapping christmas tree ornaments in the family and this year she wanted to do it at Thanksgiving and since I had no money and no time to get any ornaments from the store, i busted out the good ole' hot glu gun and got busy with some awsome beer cap / sno flake-ish / star-ish ornaments.......
my digi cam is out of sorts at the moment but if i can figure out how to photo them with my cellular and then send to my email and then export to a file and download here, i will...... whew!
my fave so far has been the one i made with my all time fave ale caps, NEWCASTLE...... all yellow and red with blue stars in the middle of each..... it rocks!!!!!

i'll try to explain the pattern but i might get confusing, sorry.
i start with a center beer cap and hot glue 6 more beer caps around the outer edge of the center beer cap. the caps are glued edge to edge, so to speak, so the front of the ornament is the designed side of the caps and the back is the open, underside of the caps (so it's only pretty on one side)
once i have a cap in the middle, circled by 6 caps, i then glue 1 cap at the juncture of each 2 (outer) caps for a total of 6 more caps. when i say juncture i mean centered between the place where 2 of the original 6 inner caps meet. the end result kind of resembles the shape of a star of david, and it looks sooooo cool!
then, i decide what is my "top" most point so i can attach a yarn hanger. i make a loop of yarn and knot it, flip the ornament over, place the knotted end of yarn IN the top most beer cap, run a thick line of hot glue around the top face, outer edge of another, spare, beer cap and then press that beer cap, face down, into the back of the top most beer cap on the ornament where i have placed the knotted yarn. so the yarn ends up sandwiched between the 2 beer caps and the hot glue around the edge holds it all in place.

i currently have my ornaments hanging on my "christmas tree" which happens to be a huge fake palm tree that used to serve as a hermit crab home until they jumped ship........ literally. my children think it's cool though and we have added some of their artwork and some mardi gras beads from a parade and it's pretty kick'in if i do say so myself......

anybody else have any off the wall, non traditional holiday craft ideas?
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voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   Apr 23 2006, 08:25 PM
pepper   She's Crafty...the Revenge   Apr 23 2006, 11:53 PM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   Apr 24 2006, 04:52 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 06:51 AM
pepper   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 09:28 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 09:36 AM
lot49   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 10:14 AM
pepper   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 10:43 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 10:57 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 11:03 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 11:14 AM
pepper   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 11:42 AM
lot49   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 12:18 PM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 01:19 PM
pepper   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 3 2006, 02:31 PM
lot49   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 4 2006, 08:55 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 7 2006, 05:37 PM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 14 2006, 08:31 PM
pepper   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 14 2006, 09:03 PM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 15 2006, 05:13 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 16 2006, 08:07 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 16 2006, 04:14 PM
vesicapisces   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 20 2006, 07:31 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 20 2006, 10:42 AM
treehugger   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 23 2006, 04:49 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   May 23 2006, 05:24 AM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   Jun 27 2006, 11:40 AM
pepper   She's Crafty...the Revenge   Jun 27 2006, 06:06 PM
voodoo_princess   She's Crafty...the Revenge   Jun 27 2006, 07:25 PM
treehugger   Oh, wow. I really want to see a pic of that heart...   Jul 19 2006, 04:36 AM
angelle321   So I'm making a skirt out of a pair of jeans a...   Jul 19 2006, 04:54 PM
pepper   son of a MMfffTTT! what the hell is wrong wit...   Aug 4 2006, 11:51 PM
voodoo_princess   So, I have been collecting beer caps for monthes n...   Aug 12 2006, 06:04 PM
stephanie_erin   So, I have been collecting beer caps for monthes ...   Dec 10 2006, 06:03 PM
faith   Angelle, I would just make the "fill in...   Aug 16 2006, 09:57 AM
pepper   i just saw an amazing donated quilt square project...   Aug 18 2006, 10:58 PM
Divala   Resurecting the thread because I don't want to...   Sep 20 2006, 09:45 AM
pepper   wow, this thread was at the bottom of the page. tr...   Oct 18 2006, 12:36 AM
margot   Pepper! That is absolutely gorgeous!   Oct 18 2006, 11:58 AM
knorl05   voodoo.. have you done the curtain yet? you could ...   Nov 10 2006, 12:50 AM
evilangeline   voodoo.. have you done the curtain yet? you could...   Nov 11 2006, 11:22 PM
kelkello   Are there any cool scrapbookers on this site? I...   Nov 11 2006, 12:33 PM
pepper   there are some absolutely amazing atc's (artis...   Nov 11 2006, 11:46 PM
vesicapisces   Here's a link to a thread on Craftster about ...   Nov 12 2006, 08:22 AM
dusty   I'm not a scrapbooker, but I keep a visual jou...   Nov 13 2006, 11:53 AM
pepper   i'm making ornaments too, sets of three brown ...   Nov 26 2006, 11:23 AM
grenadine   voodoo, that is awesome. beer cap ornaments. i...   Nov 26 2006, 12:01 PM
princess evangeline   Yeah..... I don't actually drink anymore BUT m...   Nov 27 2006, 06:09 AM
dusty   I'm icked out by craft supplies and craft proj...   Nov 28 2006, 02:57 PM
tart   (Delurking to cross-post from Sniff, Sniff) So I ...   Nov 30 2006, 11:03 AM
princess evangeline   tart - have you ever made the scented milk bath? i...   Nov 30 2006, 04:55 PM
princess evangeline   i've decided to try my hand at making gift bas...   Dec 2 2006, 11:29 AM
angelle321   I have a couple projects I wanted to try for gifts...   Dec 15 2006, 10:07 PM
guitarfiend   Hey everyone, I'm hoping this topic is a good ...   Dec 16 2006, 07:31 AM
princess evangeline   Last night whilst finishing up some holiday shoppi...   Dec 23 2006, 08:39 AM
guitarfiend   Last night whilst finishing up some holiday shopp...   Dec 30 2006, 02:29 PM
princess evangeline   Is four knitting rounds the same as a circular ne...   Dec 31 2006, 01:02 AM
guitarfiend   Thankyou : ) I have also just discovered knittin...   Jan 2 2007, 05:18 PM
pepper   i have a bunch of old supplies and have been meani...   Jan 10 2007, 12:15 AM
princess evangeline   voodoo princess here....... i just completed 2 hoo...   Jan 12 2007, 11:37 PM
suds   hi crafty busties! today i got the stitch and...   Jan 26 2007, 01:45 PM
vesicapisces   Suds! Holy crap, how long has it been since y...   Jan 26 2007, 04:14 PM
suds   wow, hi!! it's awesome to 'see...   Jan 27 2007, 07:10 AM
princess evangeline   voodoo princess here....... Hey Suds! check o...   Jan 27 2007, 07:50 AM
suds   thank-you so much for the linkie, princess... that...   Jan 27 2007, 03:01 PM
hiddenpoet   thanks princess! my mom has tried to teach me ...   Jan 31 2007, 01:16 PM
princess evangeline   thanks princess! my mom has tried to teach me...   Jan 31 2007, 08:35 PM
princess evangeline   I have been busy busy busy lately with all manner ...   Feb 15 2007, 06:34 PM
guitarfiend   I have been busy busy busy lately with all manner...   Feb 16 2007, 11:57 AM
kelkello   I've been going through a supply buying extrav...   Feb 16 2007, 05:28 PM
guitarfiend   I've been going through a supply buying extra...   Feb 17 2007, 12:25 PM
princess evangeline   wow kelkello..... i want to come to your house...   Feb 17 2007, 07:18 AM
pollystyrene   I'm just dropping in to brag- I finished my fi...   Feb 17 2007, 08:46 AM
princess evangeline   http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t104/UG...ks/10...   Feb 18 2007, 09:32 AM
yemaya   http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t104/UG...ks/1...   Feb 19 2007, 02:59 PM
princess evangeline   Hi. I really like your earrings. They're grea...   Feb 19 2007, 04:57 PM
guitarfiend   Hi. I really like your earrings. They're grea...   Feb 24 2007, 05:36 PM
treehugger   Is anybody into making stuff with polyclay? I pic...   Feb 24 2007, 07:08 AM
tankgirl   stitch n bitch is extremely easy to learn knitting...   Feb 24 2007, 05:49 PM
guitarfiend   the thing with crafting is, if you can learn by ...   Feb 27 2007, 04:14 PM
clairebear3   Barging in... I'm having a revelation, someth...   Feb 28 2007, 02:11 PM
princess evangeline   Barging in... I'm having a revelation, somet...   Feb 28 2007, 09:05 PM
guitarfiend   Hey crafty ladies... a plea for help... I bought ...   Mar 17 2007, 05:48 AM
mornington   *bump* for daisyjane   Apr 27 2007, 03:28 PM
DaisyJane   Thanks mornington!! Yipeeee! Hi craft...   Apr 27 2007, 04:08 PM
mornington   ooh, i just remembered... guitarfiend, there is al...   Apr 27 2007, 04:58 PM
kelkello   DaisyJane, what sort of crafts do you fiddle aroun...   Apr 29 2007, 05:49 PM
pepper   gf, i'll send you all the koolaid you could ev...   Apr 30 2007, 12:56 PM
DaisyJane   Hey - Well my mom taught me crochet when I was a...   Apr 30 2007, 02:17 PM
kelkello   Daisy, I'm like that too! Lately I've...   Apr 30 2007, 07:02 PM
MaybeSparrow   Very nice kelkello! As a fellow scrapbooker I ...   Apr 30 2007, 08:04 PM
princess evangeline   Voodoo Princess here..... I have just discovered c...   May 1 2007, 05:29 PM
DaisyJane   Hey Princess! With the vodka oils thing - Im ...   May 1 2007, 07:36 PM
princess evangeline   Hey Princess! With the vodka oils thing - Im ...   May 2 2007, 05:43 PM
pepper   seriously? this had almost dropped off the board, ...   Sep 22 2007, 08:36 AM
Porn Star   seriously? this had almost dropped off the board, ...   Oct 10 2007, 05:34 AM
pepper   she sent me awesome loot! http://i2.photobucke...   Oct 10 2007, 07:40 AM
bunnyb   pepper, do you regularly make the baby clothes? if...   Oct 10 2007, 04:39 PM
pepper   i love that giraffe, so cute! i do a lot of cr...   Oct 10 2007, 07:19 PM
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