I continued to play around with the Crazy Daisies. It is so much fun and I’m working on a Crazy Daisy Scarf. On the photo you see my scarf.
One thing I found out is that I love the little flowers much more without any edging. Therefore I’m joining them while working.
I’m measuring the yarn and wind the daisy. In doing so I’m pulling the thread immediately through the loops of the previous daisies using a blunt tapestry needle.
It takes a little longer, but this way I don’t have to assemble later and avoid the problem of hiding the ends.
The other thing I played around with is another cardboard loom. In my first Crazy Daisy entry I used a cardboard version of the ice-cream-lid-loom.
Later I found other daisy looms and created my cardboard version of it. It works very well.
My cardboard loom consists of 2 cardboard disks. I taped them together and put 12 pins between both disks. I can then wind a daisy and when finished I pull the pins out. For the next daisy I put the pins back in my cardboard loom.
Note: I found out, that the disks must be very tightly taped, otherwise the pins fall out.
I always use the same pin holes and this way the tape won’t be damaged. I used my well taped cardboard loom over and over and don’t have any problems with the pins.
This way I can make my loom on the spur of the moment in the shape and size I need at the moment. I also tried a square one and the square daisies looked also nice.
unikatissima’s Crazy Daisies
We’re drinking much apple juice and milk – and they come in tetrapaks. We must have ‘produced’ tons of it!
Therefore I love the idea of recycling at least on of them into an coin purse.
On the photo you see my first attempt (still without button): it’s such a nice idea :)
Tetrapak Coin Purse
I heard lots about working with resin but up until now I always was kind of reluctant to start with.
When I found the tutorial on making resin pendants I felt a certain urge to begin with ;-)
I hope that I will have the time soon.
At craftster.org: Making Resin Pendants
I really love those tiny pincushions, just like the Recycled Pincushion Ring.
Now I found a tutorial on how to make bottlecap pincushions – great!
A little Google research (websites and images) showed me that many people make such cute bottlecap pincushions.
Perhaps I will make one, too – one day? ;-)
Google search results for ‘bottlecap pincushion’
Google image search results for ‘bottlecap pincushion’
Here at unikatissima:
Recycled Pincushion Ring
Mokume Gane is an easy and (sometimes) fast technique to get wonderful and stunning results.
On the photo you see a Mokume Gane I did on a tealight holder.
There’s not much I could say about Mokume Gane but be sure to check all links – and then simply try it! :)
(All in English)
Mokume Gane: Tutorial at Polymer Clay Central
4 Color Mini Mokume Gane: Another tutorial at Polymer Clay Central
Or take a look at the Polymer Clay Cycolpedia
Many information about Mokume Gane at Glassattic.com
More Mokume Gane tutorials:
Inlayed Mokume Gane
Mudpile Mokume Gane
Donna Kato Mokume Gane