I had to stop all my projects to make a pin cushion. The pin cushion I was using was lopsided and hard so every time I pulled a pin out while I was sewing, I had to stop to wrestle with the pin cushion. It was seriously messing with my flow. Now, you would thinkContinue reading “DIY Pin Cushion on a Canister”
Category Archives: Craft
Rant about shopping for plus-sized clothing!
Shopping for a plus-sized dress can be a nightmare. It is easier to find cute styles for plus-sized women today than it was ten years ago but they are still expensive and the selection is limited. Let me share a not so pleasant experience from a few years ago when I needed a dress forContinue reading “Rant about shopping for plus-sized clothing!”
Steampunk Mixed Media Book Cover
When I say “mixed media”, I really mean it. This cover used chipboard, clay, metal pieces, plastic, foam sheets and more. I like Steampunk because I can use my imagination and found objects. A lot of the pieces on this cover came from an old microwave we had in our garage. I based my designContinue reading “Steampunk Mixed Media Book Cover”
What does your Craft Space look like?
MY NUMBER ONE RULE AND KEY TO MAKING A MULTIPURPOSE SPACE WORK IS COLOR COORDINATION!
Steampunk Face Mask
This is more of a show and tell than a how to because I think there are a lot of tutorials on how to sew a face mask. I have made hundreds of masks in different styles. I donated a bunch and sold some too. I just added some steampunk details to these. I triedContinue reading “Steampunk Face Mask”
Steampunk Faux Leather Arm Bracer
This should have been a snap to make but I ran into a few snags. Maybe by sharing them, others won’t make the same mistakes I did. This is part of my series on the Steampunk outfits I am making for Halloween for my boyfriend and me. The first thing I did was measure aroundContinue reading “Steampunk Faux Leather Arm Bracer”
Upcycling a Vest to Make it Steampunk (Edited)
Edited: I added some details. Read at the bottom of the page. I had so many plans for this vest but, like with a lot of my bright ideas, I had to change some of my ideas and adapt the design. Originally, I wanted to add lots of faux leather to it but I discoveredContinue reading “Upcycling a Vest to Make it Steampunk (Edited)”
How to make Steampunk Spats
This is my fourth post on my Steampunk series. After searching the internet for a pattern for spats and not finding anything I liked, I decided to make my own pattern. There was one pattern on etsy but there was no way I was going to spend $10.00 for something I had to print outContinue reading “How to make Steampunk Spats”
DIY Steampunk Hat and Goggles
This is my third post in my Steampunk series on my boyfriend and my costumes for Halloween. I love Steampunk. It gives you the freedom to get creative because it is a mixture of the Steam era in England, Victorian times, the old west and post apocalyptic times. It is way more than just gearsContinue reading “DIY Steampunk Hat and Goggles”
Steampunk Winged Pin.
This is part of my series on my boyfriend and my Steampunk Costumes. My first post was on making a masquerade mask ______. I saw a cheaply made necklace with wings and gears at a craft shop and me being me thought, “I could totally make that.” so I picked up some wings. I alreadyContinue reading “Steampunk Winged Pin.”