Monthly Archives: May 2008

You light up my life…

Well maybe not my life, but certainly my small projects.
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I’ve been drawn to making some crafts that are considerably smaller than what I usually make. Which brings about a whole different way to take a picture of them, so I DIY’ed a photo box. Using this tutorial and this photo box tutorial I got to work. I didn’t follow the tutorials exactly, but thats what DIY is all about. :-)

Materials used:
1 box [this one was approximately 8"wide x 11"deep x 11"tall]
3 sheets of plain white 8″x11″ paper [used on top, and sides where box was cut out]
1 plain white sheet of poster board, cut to fit the width of box and kept long to create a seamless staging area.
White glue [elmers]
Duct tape, white [just on some outside places to keep the box flaps out of the way and I'm a over-taper]
Regular ole desk lamp [for better results follow the tutorial and use a 100 watt bulb, I'm impatient and didn't have one]
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test picture
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results:the beginning of destashing of the odd but fancy buttons I have by turning them into button rings!! FYI: I horde buttons in addition to the fabric. Like peanut butter and jelly, they go together. ;-)
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seashell ring

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Summer In The Cities…

Its going to be a busy summer. The Richmond Craft Mafia has been lucky enough to get into a lot of shows with our group booth this year. The show line up for the summer so far is:

Strawberry Street Festival
Saturday, May 10th from 12 noon – 4:30 pm
Fox Model Elementary School
Richmond, VA

Art Star Craft Bazaar
Saturday, May 31st from 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, June 1st from 11 am – 5 pm
Philadelphia, PA

Ice Atlanta
Saturday, June 7th from 11 am – 6 pm
Atlanta, Georgia

Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday – Sunday, June 14th – 15th
from 11 am – 7 pm
Brooklyn, NYC

Crafty Bastard
Saturday, June 28th from 10 am – 5 pm
Silver Spring, Maryland

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