Look what people are doing with vinyl : these are all different designers : how cool!
Basically, these are stickers. Be sure that where you place it is truly its final resting position. Removal involves scraping it off, so your best bet is porcelain, or tile, or stone. On paint? That takes dedication!
We're moving!!! Yes, our lease is up and we're tired of the parking issues, the temperature issues and the "can't find you after driving around for an hour" issues. We think Main street is more our vibe anyway, so we hope you'll follow us to our new location in the historic Edgemar building. 2433 Main street to be exact, with a Pete's coffee, Ben and Jerry's, and Urth cafe right outside our door. And have I mentioned the abundant parking?
To celebrate the move we're throwing a free craft party! Friday, May 30th from 6 pm onwards-bring your favorite project, your favorite friends, and your favorite drinks and craft the night away with us. We'll have door prizes and felting and craft projects out on the tables-so come and help us kiss this place goodbye!
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I've been inspired by the zakka felting books that we have in our extensive library. At first I was just going to make a white felt sheet to make little coasters but then..it started to look a like a pig to me...so I grabbed the little grab bag of felt bits and before I knew it...I had a pig with two little orange birth marks....then I decided to add a mustache. Not a complete hit but I like it. Then I decided...well, I like things in sets. And I made two more. It reminds me of the needle felted Christmas tree that I made when I was a student here a while ago... that grew tentacles... and then became a squid.
My little tribble which I made at makerfaire was originally going to b this little cuddly bunny...that turned into this shapeless rounded rectangle. It's called a tribble because we added a little cell phone motor that turns when you press the little silver button. Rachael and Annie, our instructors, taught us how to create these little plushes from scratch....and you can make one too! Just follow these instructions [link].
Tribbles are apparently supposed to be hugable heart pillows...not shapeless blobs...but it was fun! It's also featured in this quarter's craftzine if you subscribe to it.
Hola everyone. Makerfaire was great fun and I was so happy to see some of the people from Craft Con (xoxo Shana!). You can see all the pixs on our flickr site here [link]. Hightlights included: - Meeting the crafty peeps from Craft Con... - Creating my own little vibrating pillow...thanks Rachel! - Meeting Lauren from goody goody and Missy from Crafty Carnival - Watching a glass bead demo from the amazing Jenine (look at her necklace...ten years in the making and counting)... - Making a little notebook with rub-ons at the Hambly screen prints booth - Watching robots fight to the death! Poor Pleo :( - Seeing random things go on fire and people rushing to see it... - Meeting Teresa from Tall Wheat...your batik stuff is so cool! - Walking around the Howl's Moving Castle caravan and drinking irish coffee with the steam punk folks - See a father and his little baby zooming about in a mobile cupcake with pills as topping
Ok. Following up on previous posts...we have finished with the final stages of 2 projects. One was a success and the other was unfortunately a failure.
We were successful with our wet felted pieces. Scroll down to see them mid-process:
Jamie's & mine
We tried firing our PMC pieces. We have never used this type of open kiln before and it got too hot, too quickly. My 'C' charm completely melted. The backs of the smaller ones got imprinted by the wire mesh:
And I just thought I'd show you my embroidery progress. I've always got about a million other projects on at the same time- so it is slow-going!
The UCC is communal creative space, a gathering spot for crafty types of all sorts, with the tools and the space to facilitate your creative process. Our space is bright and lofty, with lots of tables and seating, and with different working areas to choose from. Lockers are also available for storing your projects and personal materials. Come in and check out the arty vibe. Take a moment to get inspired, either from the extensive craft book library, or from what's being created by your fellow artists.