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darthbuttercup:

So I finally completed the Derse/Prospit lap quilt I’ve been working on (my first quilt ever AAAHHH so it’s not perfect, but it turned out well)

I chose purple and yellow fabrics with very small patterns, so that the seams would not be terribly noticeable in the body of the quilt. 

Tutorial here. Send an ask if you have questions.

Here, have a cute picture of my dog appreciating the quilt:

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(via sweetartsandhellacrafts)

— 1 month ago with 786 notes
sweetartsandhellacrafts:

genevievejoyrose:

snalgi-bacon:

I haven’t gotten far enough into homestuck to know who PM is, but this cosplay was really awesome. The wings retracted and everything. It was beautiful!

Aaaahh, yaayy!! It’s me!! <3 <3

completed version of the wings posted back here!

sweetartsandhellacrafts:

genevievejoyrose:

snalgi-bacon:

I haven’t gotten far enough into homestuck to know who PM is, but this cosplay was really awesome. The wings retracted and everything. It was beautiful!

Aaaahh, yaayy!! It’s me!! <3 <3

completed version of the wings posted back here!

(Source: barzul)

— 1 month ago with 1346 notes
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Fishtail Braided Anchor Braided Bracelet Tutorial from Swellmayde here. For two chain anchor bracelet tutorials go here. There are several things I really like about this tutorial: 
she uses a larks head knot around the anchor and you could use this technique for any almost any charm
she lists sources for everything including the anchor
she shows you how to use cord tips so you can attach a clasp

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Fishtail Braided Anchor Braided Bracelet Tutorial from Swellmayde here. For two chain anchor bracelet tutorials go here. There are several things I really like about this tutorial: 

  • she uses a larks head knot around the anchor and you could use this technique for any almost any charm
  • she lists sources for everything including the anchor
  • she shows you how to use cord tips so you can attach a clasp
— 4 months ago with 376 notes
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Idiot Proof Sock Bun Tutorial from Dream, Create here. I like idiot proof and this tutorial has two simple GIFs and 4 steps (one being to get a clean pair of socks). This is Part Two of Sock Buns for Dream, Create. To see Part One with a really good GIF on how to roll your hair over one go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/sock

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Idiot Proof Sock Bun Tutorial from Dream, Create here. I like idiot proof and this tutorial has two simple GIFs and 4 steps (one being to get a clean pair of socks). This is Part Two of Sock Buns for Dream, Create. To see Part One with a really good GIF on how to roll your hair over one go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/sock

— 4 months ago with 104 notes
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Easy Gold Crest Flats Video Tutorial from Glitter ‘N Glue here. She used $20 flats from Target to decorate. I like this video tutorial (1:24 so really short) because this project is so easy and you could use any type of patch you wanted to on flats or slippers.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Easy Gold Crest Flats Video Tutorial from Glitter ‘N Glue here. She used $20 flats from Target to decorate. I like this video tutorial (1:24 so really short) because this project is so easy and you could use any type of patch you wanted to on flats or slippers.

— 4 months ago with 169 notes
scissorsandthread:

Chain Camera Strap | A Pair &amp; A Spare
Just like your favourite hardware-esque handbag, this strap will give your camera a brand new makeover. And it will give you more of a chic look when it’s hanging around your neck than your plain black strap!

scissorsandthread:

Chain Camera Strap | A Pair & A Spare

Just like your favourite hardware-esque handbag, this strap will give your camera a brand new makeover. And it will give you more of a chic look when it’s hanging around your neck than your plain black strap!

— 5 months ago with 1108 notes

thatgirlsthings:

It definitely isn’t perfect, but it’s ours. 

We acquired a small coffee table that was painted with something that didn’t fit our decor at all. When we discovered that the paint could be removed by putting a nail polish remover soaked cotton ball on it, we decided that we should refinish it. We both gravitated towards the TARDIS blue paint and had a laugh in Home Depot, then joked about painting it to look like the TARDIS. Well, that quickly turned into actually painting Gallifreyan on it. I chose what we all believe to be the Doctors name and had at it. It is nowhere near being perfect and needs some touch up work, but we love it! I thought I’d share. 

— 5 months ago with 326 notes

emotionalhooligan:

Long Distance BFF Mugs

I thought of my BFF Sammy back in UT and I’m going to pull-up my crafting britches and try doing this. She loved the idea and I love it, too.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 white coffee mugs
  • Sharpies (black and red)
  • A long-distance BFF ♥

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Practice drawing your states on paper before putting them on the mugs
  • Put the mugs in the oven and bake for 45 minutes
  • You keep the mug with their state and mail your BFF the mug with your state on it - be sure to prep your package properly to prevent breakage!

Source: BEAUtiful mess

— 5 months ago with 10235 notes
DIY: How To Etch Glass

merrybrides:

I’ve debated whether or not to post this tutorial now, because there are some events coming up where I will probably give this as a gift and I don’t want certain people to see it yet.…but I figured that might always be the case, so I’m posting it anyway. So if you happen to a have a shower or a wedding coming up in the near future that I will be attending, you might want to just skip this post!

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Materials

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*  Any glass thing that you want to etch…wine glasses, bowls, vases, etc.

*  An exacto/craft knife

*  A template for the letter you wish to use

*  Contact paper (make sure it’s Contact brand…not the cheap stuff)

*  Etching cream…I used Armour Etch brand, which I bought it at Michael’s. It’s expensive, so bring along a coupon!! But a little goes a long way, and you can reuse it! keep reading…I’ll tell you how…

*  Gloves, masking tape, scissors

*  Foam brush, or paint brush

Directions

1. Begin by printing from your computer the letter you want to use. I used Apple Chancery font at 450 size.

2. Cut a piece of contact paper so that it’s at least 1 inch bigger than your letter on all sides.

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3. Attach the contact paper to the bowl, making sure that there are no air bubbles. Note that I used decorative contact paper but it actually probably makes more sense to use clear, so that you could tape the template to the inside of the bowl and actually just make your cuts on the contact paper by itself.
 
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4. Tape the template onto the contact paper, making sure it’s straight and positioned the way you want it to be after etching. You can’t move the stencil once its cut until after you are done.)  If you are using clear contact paper, this is where you would tape the template to the inside of your bowl and not have to cut through both the computer paper and contact paper.  I should have thought of that, but it worked out fine in the end.
 
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5. Using an exacto knife, cut carefully around the template, making sure that you cut all the way through the contact paper.  Take your time and cut carefully.
 
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6. Remove the letter that you cut out of the contact paper, leaving behind a stencil.  Press down on all edges to ensure that the etching cream won’t leak through.
 
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7. Apply a thick layer of etching cream using a foam or paint brush, covering the entire stenciled letter, but not going over the edges of the contact paper.  NOTE: Don’t touch the cream with your bare hands (hence the gloves) and I would suggest doing this project when munchkins aren’t around. You’re working with acid, so you have to be careful.

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8. Basically, any part of the glass that the cream touches will be etched, so you only want it touching the letter itself.  Leave on for 10 minutes.
 
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9. After 10 minutes, scrap off the cream using the brush, and put it back in the jar.  You can use it again!! (saves big $$$). 
 
10. Then apply the cream one more time in the same manner as above, leaving it on for another 10 minutes.  Scrap off cream again into jar, and then carefully rinse the glass in water. (use a stainless steel sink or the hose outside.) Use the water pressure to gently rinse off all the cream on the stencil.  Remove the contact paper, and rinse thoroughly. 
 
Here’s the finished product! Hard to get a great pic with the bad lighting, but you get the gist!
 
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— 5 months ago with 371 notes

amateurofeverything:

Here’s a skirt tutorial from Elle Apparel. (x)

It’s very schoolgirl-esque. I’m not a fan of the print she used because I tend to hate animal print, but since it’s in a softer color, it still works.

— 5 months ago with 542 notes

homestuckcosplayhelp:

rejectsuperstar:

I used to wear horns regularly in uni made of sculpey clay, cloth with wires, or fimo. For all you Homestucks, this is a very good way to wear troll horns that don’t have an obvious headband.

I personally use the long, thin, black elastic that you can buy in fabric stores or Daiso and tie a friendship bracelet type knot to make a headband (without the knot stoppers near the horns). I’ll post a personal pair later. 

The result is an “invisible band effect.” No conspicuous headband. The horns look like they’re growing out of your head, if you style your wig/hair to go over the thin elastic. Use black hairpins to keep the clay horns from sliding down, and to pin the elastic to your wig. Here’s a great tutorial:

Holly Rocks Jewelry Horn Tutorial 

Middle 2: If you would rather have them custom-made, I discovered an Etsy Shop called KantiKane. She can customize these style horns for you, and they look fantastic for the price ($20-$80). The $30 gazelle horns would be great for Gamzee.

The Aradia type horns are here, by Ulltotten. She used a shoelace, but I myself would use a thicker elastic, like the kind you use in the waistband of pants or skirts.

This is a nice alternative to the headband for those who don’t want to attach your horns to your wig but also hate how headbands look (like I do.)

— 5 months ago with 899 notes

lithefidercreatures:

Jointed plush made with felted wool sweater.  :) These three featured cuties are now available for sale in my Etsy store!

— 5 months ago with 8345 notes