Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Octopus and its Treasure - Matchbox Swap

Recently I was part of this matchbox swap on one of my favorite crafting websites Craftster. You can see the ACTUALLY swap here. It was my first swap ever, so I was slightly skeptical on the idea of making someone else a wonderful creation, sending through the mail (yikes?) and then them receiving. But I figured that I would trust in the system and boy, I am glad I did! The Matchbox I got from my partner was WONDERFUL and funnily enough we both made each other the same sort of idea! So here is the matchbox I made for her. I'm so happy it is her treasure forever!

This is the actually Matchbox. Doesn't look like a matchbox anymore I know?!

And here is the inside of the matchbox drawer, my swapper liked Jane Austen so in involved some Austen'y elements.

The teapot earrings were inspired by Jane Austen as well, I made them from a plastic lid from a container and paint.

The matchbox all packed up!

I made the suction cups out of a book page, sequins and seed beads!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Yarn Made From a T-Shirt

Well here I am, doing yet more recycling! So I got some quick inspiration today to do what I have always wanted to, make yarn out of a T-Shirt! I Stumbled Upon this great tutorial a while ago showing clear instructions of just how to do this. You can look at it here Recycling A T-Shirt - Tutorial. It does say that you should use a continuous shirt without seams, but I didn't. It turned out just fine though!

Here is a picture after the cutting.

My pup seems to like the yarn... NOOOOOO don't destroy that!

Oh okay, so now you think your a cat? I must admit my dog has a fixation for yarn!

Thanks for looking, and enjoy!

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