Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Featured Item: Flame - Red/Orange/Yellow Striped Crocheted Scarf

Price: $25.00

This scarf is crocheted from 100% wool yarn in brilliant red, dark orange, and bright yellow. The alternating half-double and single crochet stitches help it to be warm, without being too bulky, and creates an interesting pattern in the lengthwise stripes. The bright colors are sure to get you noticed during the gray winter months.

Width 3" (7.62 cm)
Length 65" (1.65 m)

Fringe can be added upon request.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this lovely scarf, or visit inlerah's shop for more shiny treasures!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Featured Item: Red, Orange, and Black Fuzzy Crocheted Beanie

Price: $25.00

Even if this hat wasn't in fiery colors, it would still be a super warm hat. But combine the super warm and soft yarns with the color, and you may feel like you have a smoldering fire on your head - without the burning part. This hat is definitely going to get you noticed.

This hat is made from acrylic and nylon yarn (several blended yarns) in a variety of reds, oranges, and black. The acrylic and nylon yarn means that you can machine wash and dry this hat with no fear of shrinking it. The yarn used is nice and soft, and will likely become even softer with washing.

The brim on this hat measures about 24" around, so it's a bit larger than a typical beanie. It stretches to fit a larger head diameter, but will be loose on most adults. It's about 8" from the top to the brim, and should cover most people's ears. It will be extra large on a child.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this intensely-coloured beanie, or visit scarywhitegirl's shop for more shiny treasures!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Featured Item: Set of Six Browncoat Buttons

Price: $5.00

Can't get enough Serenity/Firefly goodies in your life? Well then this set of 6 buttons is for you! Get 1 of each design, or mix and match!

This listing is for the 6 different 1" pin-back buttons listed below:
- Independent flag
- Blue Sun
- Browncoat
- Serenity
- Serenity Kanji
- Jayne "Big Damn Hero"

You can also choose any combination of these 6 buttons.

All buttons measure 1" in diameter (the cool size that all the kids are wearing these days.

Click here if you'd like to purchase these Firefly-inspired buttons, or visit fadingendlessly's shop for more shiny treasures!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Featured Item: Lavender Citrus Cuticle Salve

Price: $18.00

"This one's for you, Mom!"

After a visit from her mother, Omshanti was inspired to create her own cuticle salve.

After much research and a fair amount of testing, Omshanti has introduced a Lavender Citrus Cuticle Salve. Lavender soothes and heals inflamed cuticles (and smells lovely to boot) and the citrus - lemon and grapefruit essential oils - is an antiseptic and helps cool and shrink swollen tissue.

It's all in a base of moisturizing olive oil, nourishing coconut butter, beeswax, and vitamin E oil. Each jar contains an ounce and a half of Lavender Citrus Cuticle Salve, and as always, is 100% all-natural.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this lovely-smelling cuticle salve (perfect for the coming winter months!), or visit omshanti's shop for more shiny treasures!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Featured Item: Infant 3/6 months Tie Dyed Rainbow Spiral Sleeper

Price: $18.00

How colorful!

This item is hand-dyed with a rainbow spiral. It's a sleeper, size 3/6 months, with snaps down the middle and down each leg.

Only Procion MX dyes were used, which means the colours will remain vibrant for the life of the shirt. The item is 100% cotton.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this fun little sleeper, or visit ohmytiedye's shop for more shiny treasures!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Featured Item: Lenora Lacewing, Storkop No. 2 Witch Art Doll

Price: $95.00

This little witch is a difficult lady. Completely stubborn, she always insists on having her way. Her few female friends try to tell her that this is why she's still unmarried but she's already determined that she's been single for so long, there's no reason SHE should have to change her ways just to please some man. Besides, she certainly has more important things to look to - potions to develop and perfect, spells to practice, books to read and write, and plenty of local witchery to do for folks (for a fee, of course).

Ah, but Halloween...that's a night to celebrate! The local magical community, Storkop's Wizarding Association of Magical People (SWAMP), has their annual ball on this night, with a general invitation to all magical beings in the area. Lenora has decked herself in a new dress, her prettiest shoes, and her best velvet hat.

Lenora is 11" tall without her hat and 16.5" tall with her hat. Both the hat and scroll are removable; the hat has pins to hold it in place. She's hand sculpted from Darwi air-dry clay (with epoxy clay at the neck to strengthen it) over a wire armature. Her torso is wire covered in batting and can be very slightly posed to help with balancing her for standing.

Painted with watercolors and acrylics (her skin has a light, sparkly green wash on it) and varnished for protection. The clothing is a mix of materials including some rainbow star netting perfect for a witch. Her hair is black boucle yarn, glued firmly in a pile atop her head. The hat was also made entirely by hand with a stiff cardstock form covered in black velvet-like material. She has three Swarovski crystal beads (2 on her shoes and 1 as her belt buckle).

Lenora is an art doll and not suitable for children or for playing with.

Click here if you'd like to purchase lovely Lenora, or visit ladyartisandolls' shop for more shiny treasures!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

August BDC Challenge Entries

The August BDC Challenge featured the episode "Shindig".

Check out how the festivities inspired some Big Damn Crafters' members.

Frippery by inlerah

"Say, look at the fluffy one!"

Kaylee, one of inerlah's favorite characters, sees a frilly pink dress in a store window and falls in love with its layers of ruffles. This yarn was inspired by the dress itself, and also by the idea of embracing your inner girly-girl.

Spun from a beautiful batt of superwash wool blended with white glitz (from fellow etsyian terrabellaspun), this yarn changes gradually from cream to pink to raspberry. It has been plied with 1 strand of pearl metallic thread and 1 strand of white laceweight mohair to add more sparkle and create a soft and beautiful yarn.

8 wpi; 110 yds / 100 m; 2.4 oz / 68 g

If you'd like to purchase this pretty yarn, visit inlerah's shop, here.

Shindig by omshanti

Inara: Are you in pain?
Mal: Absolutely, I got stabbed you know, right here.
[lifts shirt to show a bloodstained bandage on side of abdomen]
Inara: I saw.
Mal: I don't care much for fancy parties. Too rough.
Inara: It wasn't entirely a disaster.
Mal: [lifts his shirt again] I got stabbed. Right here.

This beautiful necklace is another Firefly reference, but this time it's taken a piece directly from the show - the necklace Inara wears during the duel where Mal gets stabbed 'right here'.

Amethyst beads a full 10 mm in diameter form the drops in the front, separated and set off by smaller quartz beads. Depending from them are small brass bells which chime gently as you move - perhaps to dance?

The necklace itself is made up of smaller amethyst beads, along with the quartz, and will cling close to your throat at 17" long. It's held in place by a signature handmade clasp.

If you'd like to purchase this fancy necklace, visit omshanti's shop, here.

Shindig ACEO original by yarrow1

This stunning ACEO piece is original art, on watercolor paper. It has been done in mixed media; this has a watercolor background, ink and a slight bit of marker.

Signed and dated by the artist on the back.

The card is 3.5" x 2.5" (8.89 x 6.35 cm).

If you'd like to purchase this original ACEO, visit yarrow1's shop, here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

BDC Challenge for September

Put on your cunning hats and get to working on your Jayne Cobb challenges!

Maybe you want to try your hand at a Jayne hat since you've never made one. Or maybe you're gonna make something else that Ma Cobb may have sent her baby boy at some point in his adventures (maybe a gun cozy?). Or maybe you can come up with something that would have caught Jayne's eye in a market place.

Jayne is the theme for the BDC September Challenge!

Featured Item: Serenity Floral Polymer Clay Beads

Price: $15.00

Based on the warm colors of the color scheme in Serenity and Firefly, valeriebeads presents "inspired by" florals.

The beads measure approximately 13 mm and are glossed to give them shine. Each bead features valeriebeads' tiny signature cane near the hole. The price is for the 6 beads pictured.

Click here if you'd like to purchase these beautiful beads, or visit valeriebeads' shop for more shiny treasures!