Crafters- What are you making???

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by nccatnip, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. nccatnip

    nccatnip Songster

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    I finally finished one backpack quilt this morning, now on to others. I am also making quilted casserole covers for pot luck dinners.
     
  2. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    I hope these turn out well completed!! I had about a 5 foot section of the glavanized chicken wire leftover form our coop addition so I have taken that and cut it into strips about 8 inches wide and about a foot long, then cut a few notches in one side so I could close it into a circle and flip the bottom up. I've twisted and squeezed down the sharp wire pieces so they have made cute baskets! I have a piece of jute tied around them for decoration. I have a couple wash cloths crocheted out of beige colored cotton, peaches & cream yarn. I will get a piece of raffia and cut some of that for the "nest" inside the basket and then I will put (my first attempt) some fat little chicken soaps from that melt and pour gylcerin in the baskets. The will be just friend and close co-worker gifts. I won't have much money in them but I am kind of excited about how cute I think they will be! Dont have the soap stuff yet but nearly used up all my wire on baskets. I need to get those wash cloths finished but they dont take very long, then roll them up and tie another piece of jute around them and stick them in with the chicken soap on top of the raffia. Maybe a few bath beads for eggs, not too sure yet. It'll be awhile before one is finished (the stuff I've ordered is not here yet for the soap - mold and glycerin) but the rest I will have completed soon. Thouhgt I would share the idea since we are all chicken lovers and seem to be abunch of crafters incase someone else was looking for a "cheep"! and easy gift!
     
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  3. nccountrygirl

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    Scrambled, it sounds like a grand idea! I need to try to do somethink crafty this yr, but don't have a crafty bone in my body. [​IMG]
     
  4. thechickenfarmer

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    I've made chocolate truffles and hand knit socks for the last couple of years. I like to make something homemade for my three boys every year and socks and hats are what they like best. I just bought the wool yesterday so I'd better get knitting if I'm going to finish by Xmas eve! I'm overwhelmed every year when I shop at how much garbage is out there in the stores to buy, (especially for kids) and how many people are buying it! It's really nice that so many of you see the importance in home made gifts. Happy crafting and cooking...... [​IMG] Jen
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Please, show us a photo of your basket, Scrambled Egg.
     
  6. Scrambled Egg

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    We still have dial-up, high speed but still slow becasue I don't want to have to give up directv to get cable...anyway, just got my pics uploaded on the baskets --
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    I'll take some pics after my soap stuff gets here and I get that figured out! Darlene
     
  7. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

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    Those are so cute, great job. I know the recipients will be tickled with then.
     
  8. Scrambled Egg

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    They don't look like much now but I hope the raffia and the chicken soaps will help! [​IMG]
     
  9. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
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    I think they look grand, but please show us some pics when you have them the way you want them.
     
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Quote:My one dd, when she was little and in brownies, made me a wooden plaque( you can pick these up at craft store) and then nailed large- head nails in the middle of it shaped like a christmas tree. Put a large wooden bead at the base of the tree to look like a tree stand. Then each nail head was painted in a different color to look like colored lights. An ornamental hook was screwed into the top of the plaque to make hanging on the wall very easy. I still have it and my dd is forty years old now...shhhh. [​IMG]
     

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