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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

Help me build a christmas tree

I'd like to make my own cheapass christmas tree. [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Dec 16, 2006 - 15 answers

suggest a solution to supply of surplus sheet-metal

What creative use can I put all this sheet metal to? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Dec 11, 2006 - 16 answers

Instructions on book page folding

Where can I find instructions on how to make a sculpture by folding the pages of a book over... [more inside]
posted by BoscosMom on Nov 30, 2006 - 7 answers

DIY pixelnotes

A British artist names Duncan Wilson (site=down) covered a wall with 4 or 5 layers of post-it type notes, each layer a different color. As they are peeled away, neat shapes form. What are your bright ideas for a DIY version? [more inside]
posted by ArcAm on Nov 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Celery Stick, Taxicab, and Viking Ship

What's something fun and creative I can do with paint chips? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Nov 20, 2006 - 9 answers

Where can I buy spray fabric paint?

Where can I buy spray fabric paint in London or online? [more inside]
posted by girlwonder on Nov 7, 2006 - 2 answers

DIY Christmas gift-- Cardboard Car

I'd like to make some basic cardboard cars for my boyfriend's twin toddlers for Christmas. I'm a teeny bit crafty but not "handy" so no power tools. Any ideas or inspiration for me? [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Nov 7, 2006 - 3 answers

Stuffed animals filter

Help me create my mini-animals! Where can i buy DIY/craft material to create stuffed teddy bears and felt animals in London, UK? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Nov 7, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I build my own Muppet?

How can I build my own Muppet? Are there any guides, tutorials or other online resources that can detail crafting my own Muppet style puppet?
posted by Hanover Phist on Oct 24, 2006 - 6 answers

oak apples

Ok, sooo, here's a long shot. I was looking in a couple design books tonight and I saw one with a room displayed with pillows shaped like acorns. [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Oct 2, 2006 - 9 answers

We'd 'let our freak flag fly', but it needs some TLC first.

Flag-Craft 101: fabric and stitching advice needed . . . [more inside]
posted by datacenter refugee on Sep 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Name that currency, and sew it to a jourunal

Can you identify these international currencies? And/or can you think of a way for me to sew paper to a journal cover? [more inside]
posted by leapingsheep on Aug 31, 2006 - 15 answers

Comb buying in Kyoto & Tokyo

Tokyo or Kyoto shopping filter: On a mission for boxwood combs. Do people have any suggestions on where to purchase traditional, handmade combs in Kyoto or Tokyo? I have some names and addresses however, the information maybe way dated. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Aug 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Caution: Purse

CraftFilter! I need some tips on how to make an awesome purse out of a safety sign. [more inside]
posted by luftmensch on Jul 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Where can I find purse- and bag-making supplies online?

Where can I find purse- and bag-making supplies online? [more inside]
posted by orangemiles on Jun 14, 2006 - 8 answers

What resin is in this fabric?

I just got some of this nifty resinated chirimen fabric. The manufacturer won't tell what's in it. It hasn't darkened the fabric, doesn't leave a residue on your hands, doesn't smell. It's very pliable, holds a crease, holds a curl, keeps it from fraying. [more inside]
posted by lobakgo on May 23, 2006 - 4 answers

I am looking to make a pendant for my wife out of a favorite guitar pick...

I am looking to make a pendant for my wife out of a favorite guitar pick... [more inside]
posted by Macduff on Dec 21, 2005 - 21 answers

I want to paint ceramic coffee mugs.

I want to paint ceramic coffee mugs without going to one of those bake places (too expensive.) If I use acrylic paints and a gloss varnish, will they last a careful handwashing? (I'm not going to expect to make them dishwasher safe.) [more inside]
posted by saucy on Dec 16, 2005 - 14 answers

Can I make my own Christmas Crackers?

Christmas Crackerfilter: I want to make my own Christmas Crackers. [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Nov 7, 2005 - 7 answers

Laminating art for a placemat.

How to make a placemat. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Oct 5, 2005 - 4 answers

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