Day #124

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Yes, I succumbed to the latest fad craft that is rainbow looms. This was mainly to see what was so fun about it. It’s as classy as jewellery made out of rubber can be and as simple as cereal on the difficulty level. My creativity has not been exercised yet, but there were some higher skilled examples in the shop I got my kit from, showing some promise. I am a bit paranoid about rubber bands around the kittens, so I have to work at my table and make sure none fling off. Ultimately, this may end up in a box with my butterfly loom labeled “Seemed like a good idea at the time.”
Would be great for kids as a lead into knitting or crochet. But then, so is French knitting on a toilet roll with ice cream sticks and you don’t have to buy fourteen bags of millions of little bands to make something the length of the house.
I’m not sold yet, but I’ll give it a bit of a chance first. Maybe some tutorials on more skilled projects.

Day #123

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Finished off this card, ready for a celebration tomorrow. I used my brand new butterfly die that I bought at a craft fair. I went by myself and I skipped anything that wasn’t selling supplies. If I didn’t, my back wouldn’t have lasted and with the weekend buses it took me an hour and a half trip. But that aside, here’s what I got:
12 sheets glitter card A5 kreaxions
2x embossing folders from darice
Envelope punch board we r memory keepers
Lunette Butterfly die- memory box
Button embossing folder- couture creations
Christmas Sticker sheets
Tilly Daydream stamp by docrafts
Mod podge hot glue molds
Fancy feathers by hobby lobby
Adhesive roller by dovecraft
Lil’ primrose- best friends stamps by kaiser craft
Animal stamps by micia crafts
Two cats stamp by micia craft
Mini flower brads franchville
Plain tags
Tiny teddy charms
Fabric floral tape
White pigment ink by dovecraft
Also, while waiting for buses-
Cheap blings and flowers by Dotty’s craft shop.
So it’s safe to say I had fun. Not as much at the fair than playing with all my new toys. Along with my new Fiskars paper trimmer and so many things my Mum gave me from her stash, I’ve got enough to keep me busy for a long while. Mind you, with an inspection coming up I may need another self inflicted craft ban :/

Day #122

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Weird. Apparently, my last post didn’t publish, so that’s why there’s two now.
I was browsing my local newsagents when I came across a magazine that piqued my interest. I don’t usually buy crafting magazines because I can find more information online for free. But this had an embossing folder and was fairly cheap for a magazine. When I was reading through, I found that there are so many Australian websites for supplies advertised as well as some useful tips that made the purchase worth it. It even made me consider a subscription. One weird thing was the embossing folder was Christmas themed, which is a little weird for this time of year but it won’t go unused when the time comes.
I watched a video today, by ‘the Frugal Crafter’ about copyrights in crafting and if using stamps on cards to sell is violating copyright. I found it quite interesting, but I might be telling you more about the stamps i use in my blogs. Probably useful to you guys as well as the companies. I’m glad I’m learning these things before I sell. That would be awkward. Here’s that video copyright for crafters! http://youtu.be/PUXbweP3nNk

Day #121

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More card bases and some strange doodles… The three basic bases happened over the course of the day, then after my partner went to bed and I put YouTube craft videos to get into a creating vibe. It’s almost like crafting with people which is fun. But I do this most nights, and it helps to get inspired to create. I noticed that when I sit and make cards, I lack a focal piece when envisioning the finished project, and usually the sentiment too. I didn’t want to get my stamps out and wanted something a bit more personal. So I drew some inspiration from some Penny Black stamps and drew some simple characters. I discovered that I didn’t need to make it professional looking for it to look good. Which is an important step for me towards selling my crafts, I think. Although some of the doodles didn’t turn out right, with practice I can do ten small images instead of focusing on one for a long time. Or maybe the imperfections could be part of the charm…
That unicorn sure is fat…