Santa and Mrs Claus need a storage system(s) for a million tiny parts... [more inside]
My grandmother is looking for a way to paint metal and/or wooden objects to make them look like they are pewter (or nickel plated). What's the easiest way for her to achieve this effect? Bonus points for grandma-friendly techniques.
Does anyone remember an infomercial from the late 80s/early 90s that advertised a product that you could easily crochet "granny" squares? I think the squares actually popped off this thing and then you could sew them together. I can't remember the name of the product!
My friends keep bees...they have a ton of beeswax lying around. How do you make candles out of raw beeswax?
I've been doing some cross-stitch after a break, and have been enjoying it. Where can I find some cool, non-chintzy designs? Especially if something other than cards or big projects. Recommendations for pattern software good too! [more inside]
I would like to have my extracted wisdom teeth made into...something. [more inside]
Where can I find synthetic scrimshaw materials? I've been googling and I'm having a lot of trouble just finding an online store that sells blank pendants and belt buckles which are not made from ivory or whale bones. I really want to get into scrimshaw crafts but I dont want to use animal products to do it. [more inside]
Crafty girl needs advice on improving her jewelry business [more inside]
Cross-stitch supplies in DT Toronto? [more inside]
Hey cross-stitchers: when you're working on a pattern that's more or less solid, do you do work on a blob of one color at a time, or on one row at a time? [more inside]
I am looking for recommendations of art/craft projects that involve glitter. [more inside]
How can I add unwashable letters to a coffee mug? Need to make a few gifts by the beginning of next week. [more inside]
How can I make this felt barette? [more inside]
My mother-in-law loves to sew and knit, but fibromyalgia is slowing her down. Can you recommend any tools or gadgets that might help her? [more inside]
Will clear finish/gloss still work in the cold? [more inside]
Crafty Gift Filter: Help! I need a place in the DC metro area that sells crafty gifts. [more inside]
I want to chop off a foot of hair. Because it is highlighted, I can't donate it to Locks of Love or any other charity that makes wigs. What are some interesting and/or useful things I can do with this much hair?
There have got to be some fairs, antique markets, or craft events going on in southern California. Right? I'm dying to find some sort of fair or bazaar setting where people offer mostly hand-made or collectible trinkets, or similar odds-and-ends - without any 'modern factory-based goods' making their way into the booths. [more inside]
I'm trying finish up a mask I'm making for Halloween; it' s basically a giant papier-mache eyeball, and I'm looking for suggestions for suitable paints to use to make it look good. [more inside]
Experienced knitter seeks tried and true hat pattern to be made with wool and love. [more inside]
I am making a toddler-blanket for Christmas, but I've managed to buy fabric that I don't know how to work with. I know, smart, right? [more inside]
How much should I charge for a baby blanket I crocheted for an acquaintance? [more inside]
I am trying to duplicate a unique trophy any way possible. [more inside]
How do I make a prop electric guitar? [more inside]
I'm looking for a project management/social networking site for fabric craftspeople, artisans and hobbyists (can include sewing, weaving, whatever) on the MyFolia model. In other words someplace on line where I can organize my projects and connect with other craftspeople. The forums just aren't working for me-- too much chat, not enough organizing.
Are there any frugal alternatives to Sea Monkeys? [more inside]
Can cardboard absorb cement? If not, other suggestions for a load of toilet-paper-tubes please! [more inside]
Craft filter: I would like to begin selling a mixed media paper craft (a print embellished with embroidery thread). I'm happy with the crafty part...but now about the logistics: sourcing paper, paper size, ink quality, packaging. [more inside]
Craft filter: I'm looking to make an object appear as if it has 1/4" scales (like a lizard) with spray paint and painters tape but I don't know if it'll work. They scales have to be uniform in size and shape.
Craft filter: I'm looking to make an object appear as if it has 1/4" scales (like a lizard) with spray paint and painters tape but I don't know if it'll work. They scales have to be uniform in size and shape. [more inside]
Where to find an unfinished wooden tray in Minneapolis/St. Paul? [more inside]
We're part of a child care co-op arrangement for a month, which means I'll have six 6-year olds to myself for three (non consecutive), six-hour days. I could use some suggestions for creative activities -- running around (we've got lots of outdoor room, wooded and open), arts and crafts, whatever. Ideas that require buying supplies are fine.
I've been hanging out with my wife and her booth partner at a handmade goods market they sell at each week. It's pretty typical stuff, jewelry, crafts of various kinds. They also go to art festivals on occasion to sell their wares. We've been discussing sales techniques that could help them out. I'm wondering if there is such an animal: sales techniques for the artisan seller? [more inside]
I need help coming up with ideas for ~30 min science-related arts and crafts activities for kids aged 3-17 in a pretty limited environment. [more inside]
How do you preserve white rosebuds without having them turn grey? Or, alternately, where can you buy dried rosebuds in white? [more inside]
How to translate a painting into clothing? [more inside]
Colorado Craft Filter: I am looking to find how to procure another mounted monster head. [more inside]
Help me find an excellent sewing box. [more inside]
I'm thinking about designing and making my own eating utensils, because I am that food obsessed. But I'm unsure of what materials to use. [more inside]
Please help me find a relatively easy, yet not cutesy, ballet-themed cross-stitch kit or pattern. [more inside]
I need to know if there is a particular word for this kind of brocade. I think it's a brocade. [more inside]
I have a yen to make cool throw pillows to eventually sell, but I'm lost when it comes to eco-friendly materials. Help me, Mefites! [more inside]
Ceramics filter: What sort of medium is the gold paint (?) that is used to decorate fine china/ tableware? [more inside]
Wood router recommendations sought. [more inside]
How do I make semi-professional, waterproof labels for handmade lip balm tubes? [more inside]
I would like to buy my girlfriend a potter's wheel for her birthday, but don't really know anything about where to look, what to look for, or the price I can expect to pay. Any suggestions or recommendations? [more inside]
I want to start making soap. But I don't know where to start. [more inside]
A Valentine's day question - mea culpa! I'd like to go for something handmade and creative for the dude, but I'm afraid school is sucking up my imagination. Ideas? [more inside]
I would like to make or buy a detailed map of my neighborhood in Manhattan. I want it to be poster sized and nice enough looking to hang on the wall. I also want to be able to make notes on it, put push pins in it and post it on my wall. [more inside]
What can I do with my old wetsuit? [more inside]