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27 February 2012 @ 09:48 pm
Originally posted by homespunmama at post

Couldn't sleep so decided to crochet something. An hour and a half later Rhys' teddy has overalls and I'm finally tired :P
Considering I've never crocheted clothes before and I had no pattern, I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.

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27 December 2011 @ 07:01 am
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07 September 2009 @ 03:36 pm
 Hi o/

Firstly, if this is agianst the rules then I apologise and expect to be deleted.

I am trying to start a community to help people do all kinds of things for themsleves, anything from making clothes and beauty products to just fixing furnature. A place for exchanging tips and asking questions. I think this would work particually well on LJ but only if we get a lot of members. We only just started.

learn_diy If you have any usefull skills (you do, come on) or you would just like to learn to do more for yourself then come join and get posting.  Hope to see you soon.  Stroop 
27 June 2009 @ 09:35 pm
I'm looking for somewhere (preferably a shop, although I would take somewhere online as a last resort) to get silver bails (glue on) in bulk (or, semi-bulk). Lincraft and Spotlight don't know what I'm talking about, and Eckersleys don't do jewellery stuff.

Come on guys, lets get this comm going again - I hate watching all the USA based comms talk about all the cool products they can get that are next to impossible for us :P
I am looking for volunteers to run workshops and discussions at a DIY festival in Melbourne in May/June 2009. We hope to keep the costs for those attending to a minimum, however tutors are welcome to charge a materials fee for each workshop.

So far we have volunteers signed up for workshops in:
Sustainable gardening
Crochet your own hackey sack
Build your own computer/recycle and old one
Badge Making
and Zine Making
We are looking for many more...

Examples of other possible workshops/discussions might include:
How to fix your bike
Everything you need to know about dumpster diving
Homebrewing 101
Screen printing
How to make and design patterns
Make your own paper
how to make a straitjacket
Yummy Yummy! Recipe Exchange
How to Juggle and other amazing circus tricks
insert your own ideas here...

The benefits of volunteering are free entry to the event, the opportunity to have a table at a zine/craft/etc. fair part of the event for free, meeting new people that share your interest, feeling good and being made of pure awesome!

You do not need to be of high status, well renowned or hold some sort of medal in order to run a workshop.. all you need to do is have something that you are interested in and would like to share with others!

I look forward to hearing from you,

for more information come and join the community at:
01 March 2009 @ 11:11 am
My recent spin up, is "punk-rock" yarn
I want to knit it up into wrist warmers, but it's already on it's way to someone else :(

I thought up a few things for "metal studs", but settled on these big metal buttons.
There's also little bits of chain, rubber rings, silk thread, black silk fabric, and other bits & pieces.

<img src="http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c234/-Doe-Jane/spun/GothPunked.jpg" /
02 February 2009 @ 05:49 pm
So I've taken up spinning.
Decided to create something completely electro

I filled an XL bobbin so it's almost a double skein.
Lotsa awesome yarn :D
06 November 2008 @ 05:05 pm
I recently created a couple of ATCs with some themes

This one was "naughty & nice"
Entirely handfelted - no sewing.

"Midnight moon"
I created some pre-felts, and nuno felted them onto cheesecloth.
I then pressed in the metal stud, sewed on clear beads and stitched up the edges.

I hand felted the wool, dyed it in onion skins, then sewed the image of an onion
22 October 2008 @ 03:30 pm
As the title suggests, I'd like to share a space at a market with someone.
In the past I've vended at music festivals such as splendour in the grass, but haven't done anything on the regular market circuit. I have stall holders insurance, but it doesn't cover cosmetics.
I'd like to go halves because what I do doesn't take up any table space so it would save us both money.

What I'd like to do, is temporary dreadlock installation for www.jungledread.com
They're handmade by me in advance, and during the market I would install them for people

Here's jungledread at splendour outside the music tent
As you can see, I'd just need someplace to hang the dreadlocks for people to see

20 August 2008 @ 10:37 am

Hi all, I thought some of you might be interested in this, particularly as a way of meeting new people in the Brisbane area:

Makers Group – Carindale library

Are you a maker? Do you paint, craft, make models, build robots, grow your own veges, keep chooks, make your own clothes, sculpt, write stories, illustrate or do anything else creative or home grown?

Come and join fellow Makers at the Carindale library every second Tuesday from 12-4pm, starting September 2nd.

Each week a volunteer from the group will hold an informal workshop on a favorite maker project. The first workshop will be Coptic Binding and Book Making with Renee Dillon, a local artist.

Book a place or just show up.  Absolutely everyone is welcome!