Sabtu, 28 April 2012

Crafty Man of My Dream

My husband is not crafty at all. Even as mechanical engineer, he rarely uses his skill to create mechanical things. This fact makes me have a secret mission to bring out the “crafty men” inside of him.

Unfortunately, since craftiness is often associated with women hobbies, my efforts don’t have too much result for now. He often messed up with my mass projects just because he thought he can make it in an express way. He simply doesn’t have the motivation or interest to create things with his bare hands. I don’t know why, this makes me get even more challenged to find “Manly Crafty Projects” for him.

This is how I came into this supermegafoxyawesomehot blog,
Chris Gardner, the man behind this blog is a brilliant writer and maker who believes that sewing machines and tablesaws alike belong in the workshop. How awesome is that?

The blog contains valuable information, tips and tricks, DIY projects, and many other interesting things.

I even use this article to make some assessments before I buy my first sewing machine

He posted useful and often fascinating tutorials such as this bizzare knitting project

up to boyish projects like this magnetic silly putty and seed bomb.

He also shows how to create various interesting home decors projects such as this Wooden Nintendo Controller Coffee Table which can actually works, and also this rad Tree Branch Coat Rack.

And when you think that’s enough to make you fall in love to his manly craftiness, check out this romantic custom art tutorial he made.

He’s literally the crafty man of my dream. Now let me find a way to make my husband get attracted to his projects so his long hibernated craftiness can be awakened all at once. 

Kamis, 19 April 2012

Blogger's Block and Crafty Themed Gathering

Let me admit one of my biggest flaws: I am a big procrastinator. I often delay my tasks to the last minute just because I'm in the mood of doing other (less important) things. And this situation lead to other flaw; laziness.

Maybe this is the main cause of my blogger's block. I only check this blog to see the updates of my favorite blogs. I didn't even check new comments (2 comments to be precise, from 2 kind friends who have been soo nice visiting my blog and leaving their tracks). I know I need to get rid of these bad habits, I'm working on it.

Meanwhile, almost 2 weeks ago, my friend Tata and I were sponsoring the first Indonesian Crafter Gathering in Malang. I was challenged to make a nice party and decided that since it is crafters' gathering, we have to make things as crafty as possible. I was in charge of the decor and snacks, while Tata took care of the venue and lunch menu plans.

Here are some of my work results.

The Snack Table
(Tata made her famous cheese stick for the light snacks inside the orange cans)

 "Buttons" Cupcakes
it is quite easy to make the buttons, but you can check the tutorial here.

Sausage and Noodle "Thread Spools"

Tissue paper pompoms to brighten up the decor, here is the tutorial.

Here is how the entire venue looks in before the gathering started.
And yes, I made the goodie bags too :D

It was nice, it was fun.. and the crafts swap was very exciting.
I made this darling as inspired by this Sewing Kit in a Jar pic.
Unfortunately, since i can't find  a mason jar which has detachable lid, I have to use regular jar with a little bit improvisation for the pincushion lid.

The bad news is, since I was in a kind of hurry when making this emergency sewing kit, I didn't take any picture for the entire process. I will make another one and post the tutorial if you're interested :)
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