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Lace Up Opera Gloves - by Ysolda [Sep. 20th, 2007|03:02 pm]
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cindie_loo
A nice knitting pattern to make these:



Pattern at the Source: http://ysolda.com/wordpress/index.php/lace-up-opera-gloves/
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Speedweave your own Chainmail! [Sep. 5th, 2007|01:22 pm]
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cindie_loo
"Maille is a form of armour. It was invented by the Celts and it became very popular in the middle ages, where it was used as 'standard' armour for allmost all soldiers, because it's flexible and prevents cuts from swords, knives etc. Nowadays maille is made for other re-enactments, as 'alternative' clothing, or just for fun like I do."

The final product:


Instructions at the source:
http://www.instructables.com/id/E4OMHLFF2ZL53EM/?ALLSTEPS
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How to Make Salt Dough [Aug. 28th, 2007|09:08 am]
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cindie_loo
Salt dough Play Doh

Kids love to make this salt dough Play Doh (it's sanctioned mess making) and then to play with it after. With salt and flour as the key ingredients plus a few other household items you'll soon be rolling in dough.

What you'll need:
1 Large bowl
1 Cookie sheet
1 Rolling pin
1 cup Salt
1 1/4 cups Warm water
1 Mixing spoon or mixer
3 cups Flour
1 plastic bag
1 refrigerator
painting supplies



How to make it:
DAY ONE

Pour 1 cup salt into large bowl.
Add 1 1/4 cups warm water, mix well.
Add 3 cups flour, mix well some more.
Knead into ball, seal in plastic bag and refrigerate.


DAY TWO

Take out.
Mold into anything you want!
Set aside.


DAY THREE (if not hard yet, put in oven for awhile)

Paint, if you wish. You may wish to put on cardboard first.
Set aside.


DAY FOUR

TADA! A MASTERPIECE!
Notes:

This craft takes 4 days to properly set once you've modeled and painted an object.

As in all recipes, results can vary depending on humidity, conditions, etc. Please try any recipe out before attempting in a group setting.
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VHS Tape Clutch Purse [Aug. 22nd, 2007|03:48 pm]
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cindie_loo
Materials:
Approximately 1/4 of a VHS tape worth of film
U.S. size I crochet hook
1 inch button

Final product:

Instructions at the source: http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1816
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Baby Face Clock [Aug. 13th, 2007|07:50 am]
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cindie_loo
Final product:
Instructions at the Source:
http://nursery.apartmenttherapy.com/nursery/blogging/blogging-martha-stewart-baby-face-clock-028089
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Talking Pea Puppet Tutorial [Jul. 31st, 2007|07:05 am]
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cindie_loo
Final product:
These cue and clever talking pea puppets by Sean Johnson are hand puppets made from store-bought foam balls.
Source: http://www.puppetbuilding.com/hand--rod-puppets/talking-pea-puppet-tutorial.html
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Bacon and Eggs Costume [Jul. 18th, 2007|06:18 pm]
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cindie_loo
Source: http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_occasions_halloween/article/0,1789,HGTV_3274_4077270,00.html

A great idea for Hallowe'en.

Final product:
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How to make a Teapot - MiyA Pottery [Jul. 13th, 2007|10:03 am]
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cindie_loo
Source: http://www.miyapottery.com/teapots.htm

Teapots truly show off the craft of the potter. Making teapots requires much technique, skill and patience -- especially if you want a teapot that works properly!

Final product;
There are pictures at the source for each of the steps, but here is the breakdown:

1. First the body of the teapot is thrown and a "gallery" is created for the lid to sit in.
2. Then the parts are thrown and left to dry to a leather hard consistency.
3. The lid is trimmed for a perfect fit.
4. The body is trimmed neatly with a clean beveled edge.
5. Holes are made for a built-in strainer.
6. The base of the spout is cut at an angle and attached to the teapot body.
7. The tip of the spout is cut at just the right angle for perfect pouring.
8. Lugs for a cane handle are pulled (never extruded!) and attached to the teapot body.
9. The teapot is ready for bisquing!
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An Irish Craftworkers Good Life - Felting Tutorial [Jul. 12th, 2007|07:45 am]
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cindie_loo
Source: http://irishcraftworker.typepad.com/photos/felting_tutorial/index.html

"Click there and indulge, you'll probably get hooked! This tutorial is aimed at total beginners. I hope to post a rotation of tutorials during the year, starting with this one for beginners, and moving on to intermediate and advanced tutorials. Get in touch if you get stuck, and I'll do my best to email you with advice (and improve the tutorial if needed)."

Finished product:
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Our Flickr Group [Jul. 10th, 2007|09:24 am]
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cindie_loo
I forgot to mention - I also have a Flickr group associated with this blog.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/artcraft-tutorials/

Join away!
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