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Craft Wars, August 2012

 

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I cook poorly, I craft obsessively and I love the look of a retro cocktail. When I am feeling guilty about taking time away from my family with my obsessions, I make videos about my guilt as "The Guilty Crafter" or I blog here. Thanks for stopping by!

Entries in kid crafts (4)

Monday
Feb232015

3D Printed Bracelet with a Touch of Class

I've been loving 3D printed jewelry for quite awhile now. The possibilities are endless and gorgeous. I know, I know. You think you can't afford a 3D printer so you're ignoring all the cool things about this new technology. Not true. You can print things so easily from Shapeways.com, for example. Or check your local library- mine prints up to 4 items a month for the cost of thttp://gawker.com/why-worry-about-land-sharks-when-now-there-are-land-oct-1687359330he materials (averaging about 80 cents for, say, an iphone cover).

Now that PSA is over, let's get to my bracelet. I was given the an bracelet as a gift recently at the Craft and Hobby show. Someone was there doing 3D printer demos and the bracelet was a sample. But what a sample! It has a beautiful, shimmery sheen to it. Later, I was gifted a box of (sponsored product alert!) PrimaBead.com Swarovski crystals and I immediately knew the bracelet and the beads were a match made in crafty heaven. I love the idea of taking something so high tech and making it look rich and elegant.

I could bore you with the directions (because they're so incredibly simple) but really, get your hands on a pretty but plain little bracelet. It doesn't have to be 3D printed (but come ON- get on that tech bandwagon already!). And now grab your iLovetoCreate Liquid Fusion Clear Urethane Adhesive (I got a sample of this at the show) and glue some pretty crystals on. Let it dry and wear it to your next outing. When the sparkle catches someone's eye and they ask about it, you'll be able to say? "Oh this? It was made on a 3D printer and I embellished it myself). You get to teach someone something AND show off your creative side!

Monday
Feb112013

Playing with Dye- Valentine's Day Jacket Video

Sunday
Jan272013

Washi Tape iPhone Cord Identifiers

We all fight over power cords around the Guilty house and last week I almost hyperventilated when I realized I had been trying to jam my Kindle power cord into my beloved new iPad mini. Eeek! I could have ruined it! And since my dear husband has scoffed at me buying the pink power adaptors I linger over at the drugstore, I decided to spend all of 3 minutes wrapping mine with some washi tape. You can find various ideas on Pinterest along the same lines- painting them with craft paint or nail polish- I even heard of someone dyeing hers with Rit Dye. But really, that's a lot of hassle. Washi tape is perfect- cute, quick, thin, and easy to work with. Hey- just like me! (I kid). But really, invest in the 3 minutes- there's no way my kids will be sneaking off with my adapters now plus I have a great visual reminder not to try to charge my iPad mini with the wrong charger! (Oh and yes, I did also cover my husband and son's various chargers. That'll teach them to mess with a crafter's stuff).

Thursday
Mar222012

Favorite Stuffed Animal Craft

 This is probably the most personal crafting item I have ever made and I just love it (if i do say so myself). Do you have a little one who is SUPER attached to a particular stuffed animal or (*shudder*) doll? When I was little it was my Eeyore. I loved his whole mane and tail off and I still have him. For my little girl, it's her stuffed bunny, Bun-Bun. I think I found the perfect crafty tribute to Bun-Bun and my project is a featured post at FedEx Out of Office this week. You can check out the step-by-step and the finished project here: http://www.outofoffice.fedex.mediacdt.com/blog/making-art-come-alive-3d-touches. I'd love if you'd share this- FedEx is most excellent to work with and I'd love them to keep asking me to guest! =)