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Where can I find light weight potatoes made of foam/plastic/etc?

Where can I find light weight potatoes made of foam/plastic/etc? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Nov 20, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I create something artsy for my walls?

DIY art/craft help with the gingko tree/leaf as inspiration. [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Nov 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Vintage water slide decal adhesive

What is the adhesive that backs water slide decals made of? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Filler up!

What kind of filler should I use in the home-made microwaveable heat packs I'm making for holiday presents this year? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Oct 20, 2008 - 17 answers

How do I make my own lavender-filled softies?

How do I go about making my own lavender bags? I'm planning on making some softies for Christmas presents and am unsure on whether they need to be fully filled with herb (dude) or whether a mixture of polyfilling is needed (less expensive). I'm also wondering what kind of lavender to use, and where the best (UK) place to obtain it may be. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Oct 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Craft shops in London?

Please give me recommendations for craft stores in London, UK! Specifically: card making, optional: knitting and soap making/rebatching. Bonus points for locations around Oxford Street and/or easy access by tube! [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Oct 2, 2008 - 5 answers

How should I attach coins to my quilt?

Help me decide how to attach state quarters to my quilt project! [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Sep 20, 2008 - 16 answers

Best Beer Selection in NYC?

I am looking for a place in NYC that is like the RFD in Washington DC. Any beer aficionados know? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Sep 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Names of childhood toys shouldn't be this hard to remember...

Help me remember a random arts-and-crafts kit from my childhood... with a German twist? [more inside]
posted by veryhappyheidi on Sep 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Etch a sketch

Metal art/craft question - I need to scratch a design into a lot of cold rolled 22 gauge steel. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Aug 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me brainstorm a witch's apothecary worth of Halloween props

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Halloween is fast approaching and I need help creating some apothecary style props from the Bard's well known witches chant based on the introduction to That Scottish Play. Most of my audience isn't going to remember much past "eye of newt and toe of frog" but being a geek about details I'd like to try to create a tableaux of the entire contents of that cauldron. [more inside]
posted by rosebengal on Aug 20, 2008 - 11 answers

Simple paper people kids book

What is this children's papercraft book? Simple cut-out paper people (like gingerbread men) go on adventures (at sea, in the forest?) [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on Aug 19, 2008 - 0 answers

What is a dense/heavy transparant oil or inert/safe non-water-based liquid?

I need a crystal-clear transparent liquid that is as heavy (dense) or heavier than water, not dangerous, and not difficult to obtain. The heavier the better. The catch - it can't be water-based. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jul 18, 2008 - 23 answers

Papercraft is too popular a title word nowdays

Can someone help me remember this book? It was a book about making all sorts of things from paper, mainly models, and I remember the start of the book talking about how to make forest fairies and flora (actually fungi). [more inside]
posted by razdrez on Jul 17, 2008 - 6 answers

What's in a (handmade crafts shop) name?

What's in a (handmade crafts shop) name? ...Connotations of Boutique, Creations, Studio, etc. [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Jul 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Crafty crafts?

I need a craft that has tangible results! [more inside]
posted by emptyinside on Jun 30, 2008 - 44 answers

Where to get bracelet making instructions (with a twist)?

CraftFilter: I want to make a bracelet designed around a ring, but I need instructions. [more inside]
posted by niles on Jun 17, 2008 - 7 answers

How to uncurl heat/glue-warped photos?

How can I "uncurl" photos that are no longer flat, but have somehow become warped? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Jun 11, 2008 - 5 answers

I am sure I can find monsters in my closet, but they don't come pre-mounted.

Colorado Craft Filter: I am looking to find how to procure another mounted monster head. [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly on Jun 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Eco-friendly Styrofoam alternative?

I’m looking for an eco-friendly, or at least less damaging, alternative to these Styrofoam craft cones. [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on May 6, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the best way to make sharp, detailed, flexible custom stencils?

What's the best way to make sharp, detailed, flexible custom stencils? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Apr 19, 2008 - 8 answers

on pins and needles

Where can I find needlepoint supplies in DC? [more inside]
posted by troika on Apr 11, 2008 - 7 answers

WTF logo is on this fabric?

I just bought some interesting fabric from an enormous textile discount place. See link for crappy cellphone picture. Obviously, the pattern incorporates a logo (there is a teeny registered trademark sign inside each square), but I cannot place it. Any ideas? Someday, it will be a bag or maybe a skirt and I'd like to know who or what I'm wearing. Thanks!
posted by thewrongparty on Mar 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Metal crafts classes needed.

I want to learn metal crafts using a scribe/jeweler or marquetry saw and soldering. I live in Los Angeles (specifically Burbank) and I've tried vocational schools but can't find any specific courses, just entire certification programs in welding & such. I'm better learning when someone experienced is teaching and not from a book. I'm willing to pay for courses...just can't find any.
posted by Sophie1 on Mar 25, 2008 - 5 answers

I am building a building.

Setting up shop filter. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 10, 2008 - 10 answers

What to name my B&B?

Help me name my new business venture. I'm looking for a creative/non-cliche name for a bed & breakfast that will cater to crafters, with an emphasis on scrapbookers. Basically it will be a three day/two night girls weekend. The B&B has a large craft area. We'll also offer massage, manicure and pedicure. Any ideas?
posted by ReneeOg on Mar 5, 2008 - 24 answers

Software to auto format and print game cards?

I am trying to prototype my own board/card game. I need a way to design a card format onto 4" x 6" and 3" x 3" spaces. Something like the software CCG maker but different sizes and not Magic specific. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Feb 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Where do the quilters hang out?

What are the preeminent online resources for quilters? [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Jan 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Staples and tape and glue, oh my no!

Alternatives to staples, paper, glue etc for paper fastening in crafts and papercraft? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Dec 20, 2007 - 11 answers

Warm to my art!

I want to make a promotional mug that has a picture of a brain on it, where some 'brain activations' appear when the mug is heated. I've seen color-changing mugs like this around, but I can't seem to find out where to get them made. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Dec 5, 2007 - 8 answers

Seventies cheese, anyone?

I've decided to make my own Christmas cards this year. But I'm having trouble deciding what to say inside them. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Nov 27, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me make a hard wood poster.

With the joyous event of the election of a Rudd Labor Government here in Australia, I'm thinking of commemorating the win by taking the front page of a few newspapers and turning them into one of those hard wood posters you can buy from some music stores and poster shops. I am reliably informed that this process is called 'poster boarding' and from the few places I've looked at who do it professionally, this is going to set me back anywhere between $100 to $300 per poster. So I'm wondering if this is something I could do myself. If so, what do I need to buy, what do I need to do (a step by step process would be nice) and, importantly, how easy/hard will this be for a first-timer to do?
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 25, 2007 - 7 answers

Looking for a kids t-shirt supplier

Where would I order small quantities of cheap but good-quality plain long-sleeve t-shirts for kids? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Nov 22, 2007 - 3 answers

Crafts for Toddler and 10 year old

Holiday craft ideas needed-catch is I want ideas that can be fun for my very creative, talented artistic 10 year old, and her sister, not quite 2. Tried and tested ideas, if possible, not just links to generic craft websites (links to fabulous websites you've found to be useful will be appreciated, of course). [more inside]
posted by purenitrous on Nov 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Shredded Threads

Help me make this retro t-shirt. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Oct 17, 2007 - 18 answers

make her bigger basket better

woodworkers and/or adhesive experts: Is there some way to "seal" a thin piece of cedar wood so that it won't split? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Oct 8, 2007 - 15 answers

Halo craft ideas wanted

I would like to make some Halo (the video game) things for my husband's birthday (next week). I am thinking about a Halo-cake (any good ideas? I don't want to make a photo cake) but don't have any other ideas. I don't live in the US and cannot buy many special products here. I also don't want to spend a lot of money. It's the idea that counts. Any ideas?
posted by davar on Oct 7, 2007 - 11 answers

What are some food safe metals?

My wife and I went to a craft fair and I was fairly surprised that I didn't see any JellyBean Bonzai (prototype here) trees there. Everything was giant squids and plushy monsters. Now I'm feeling crafty, but I don't want to kill anyone. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Oct 3, 2007 - 23 answers

how can i paint my laminate top guitar?

how can i paint my laminate top guitar? [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg on Sep 25, 2007 - 5 answers

36-color permanent marker collection - now what?

What kind of fun can I have with 36 colors of permanent markers? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Sep 24, 2007 - 12 answers

Box me in.

I want to know how to make my own boxes. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 22, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me design a personalized baby sleeper

Help me decide what to embroider on a baby sleeper for my new nephew. [more inside]
posted by happyturtle on Aug 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Face off!

What interesting things can I do with a 3rd gen iPod faceplate? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Jul 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Tips for buying an ocarina?

Do you have any tips or insights for someone buying an ocarina? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Jul 8, 2007 - 4 answers

New uses for 3.5 floppies

Lots and lots (and lots and lots) of 3.5" disks. Don't want to just trash them. Any ideas (possibly crafty) on recycling them? [more inside]
posted by gyrom on Jul 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Looking for that blank canvas feel

How to recycle old paint canvases? I'd like to do some sort of photo transfer onto them, but how? [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on May 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me be crafty by quilting...

I am interested in learning how to quilt, from scratch, with no experience whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by blackkar on Apr 10, 2007 - 18 answers

Gorgeous, useless thing.

Crafty MeFites: What can I do with a sturdy wooden box? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Mar 15, 2007 - 19 answers

Layout software or ideas for mosaic/decoupage projects?

Attention, crafty people! I do some decoupage (examples to follow) and have a new project I'm stumped on. I have several dozen Chinese birthday money envelopes that I want to arrange in some sort of interesting pattern on my kitchen table. I'm pretty stumped, so I'm trying to find out whether there's any Mac software (or a web-based app would work too) designed for helping mosaic makers make designs. Unfortunately, all I seem to be able to find is the Mosaic browser and various photo mosaic makers. Or, if there's not anything like that out there, I'm looking for ideas about how to lay it out. [more inside]
posted by apollonia6 on Mar 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Learn Masonry in Your Spare Time

I'm relatively crafty, but inexperienced and largely ignorant of building construction. What are the best tools to learn masonry, preferably stone masonry, first as a hobby but potentially as a career? [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Jan 17, 2007 - 7 answers

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