Crafty Thread - what are you working on at the moment?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by radio_atomica, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I would totally buy a blanket embroidered with my favourite cuss phrase!
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  2. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Ta. Backs of my little fingers are still raw from tightening the stitches on the corners :D
  3. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    This 100%
    The trouble is I buy things that are too nice to use....I just want to look at them and stroke them:facepalm:
  4. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Satisfying when you've got a lovely straight row of stitches (or two!) though. :cool:
  5. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Someone the other day suggested that I make some more bunting to "use up" some of my African fabric. Totally misunderstanding what fabric hoarding is all about.
    polly, Siouxsie, campanula and 2 others like this.
  6. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Knitting a pair of socks. I'm trying to have a 100% made Christmas this year.
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  7. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    This, absolutely. My fetish is old velvet...and I have 40 years of hoarding many pieces - from tiny scraps to gigantic curtains. Palest pink velvet - one of my oldest, has been lovingly kept for my entire adult life - I get it out every so often to marvel at the colour and texture, and even plan to use it...but I secretly know it's magnificence will never be diminished by (shudder) scissors.
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  8. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Utterly bored of most of my neclaces. So I've broken some of them up and restrung them so I have 8 new ones.
  9. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Most of the way through the Autumn pottery course. 5 weeks goes way to fast.

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    This pair is getting its final firing this week and really hoping they turn out well.

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  10. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Beautiful pots, chuck.
  11. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Lovely pots - post pics when fired.
  12. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    Once again Artaxerxes your pots are lovely. I really like the last one with the lid, it has a very pleasing shape :)
  13. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member



    Need to work on increasing size but very happy.
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  14. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Today I have mostly been crafting with 300 yr old oak. :thumbs:
  15. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Made for a graffiti artist friend, worked well I think.

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  16. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    I made a Sunrise Circle jacket for daughter in law with some chunky wool I have had for a few years (Manos del Uruguay)...and cherry wood buttons I got from a dead branch in the local graveyard, cut, sanded and oiled and drilled (so I stuck this in the crafty thread rather than knitting). 004.JPG 004.JPG

    I have no idea why this has appeared twice...also it looks a lot better on than it does off.
  17. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Bookshelf complete :thumbs:

  18. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Last cups from this years class. To small for normal tea but the green one especially works with a pot of loose leaf tea.

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  19. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee


    Finally finished the bendy shelf to showcase our Observer books. Same oak as bookshelves :)
  20. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Got an 'advent calendar' for my parents today, but rather than the traditional single box with windows it's a series of tiny houses (2"x1.5").

    They are, of course, adorable, and now I want to make them into a village! :D

    Any suggestions? All I've come up with so far is green and/or white felt as a general base. Would love to get some tiny little props like trees, sleds, etc, but I don't know where to get those or how much it'd cost.

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  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Holy shit friedaweed, those two sets of bookshelves are gorgeous! :eek:

    I've literally just started reading* Nick Offerman's Good Clean Fun, a woodworking primer. It'll probably fall by the wayside like so many other dropped hobbies over the years, but for now I can dream of a day when I could do something like those bookshelves :cool:

    *I've not even got to any woodworking yet, still on the introduction :facepalm: :D
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  22. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Hmmm. Dolls house stuff will be too big. What about model railway layout accessories? Maybe too small.
  23. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Yeah, I've been doing a very cursory bit of searching on eBay. There's some model village stuff which is a little on the big side, but some of the scenery might work. It's not like we're going for realism, at least!
  24. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

  25. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    mmm there is a whole modelling world out there, Lord Camomile - of an almost unimaginable scale and complexity. Reducing things down to 12th of the size (up to 40th) must bring out primal urges in surprisingly large numbers of the public (as I found out when trying to track realistic woodland animals for a birthday cake). I also resorted to Fimo and wallowed in Warhammer nostalgia when me and the youngest spent hundreds of hours making 'terrain'.
  26. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    It's only a bit of sanding and bolting together with reclaimed wood mate :D

    I'm quite proud of the big one, I told everyone I was building a boat :)
  27. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i made it into the studio today - had a bit of a mental block after a meltdown last time and not been in in weeks. was a relief to find everything looking pretty shipshape - no leaks, no stock damaged :cool:

    i loved the little bit of woodworking i did fitting it out. almost as much as i loved gathering new tools ;):D
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  28. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    where did u buy this from out of interest?
  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Charity shop, I'm afraid.

    It had a John Lewis price tag on it; looks like they've still got a version of it on sale (for £52! :eek: ) but it's sold out.
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  30. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Ha, fair enough. Just shows how much of a novice I am :oops: :D

    Regardless, still looks bloody brilliant and you should deffo be proud :thumbs:

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