Not Martha

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paradiso designs: Method Monday, a tutorial on Pleather/Vinyl straps. Via Craftzine.

T-Shirt Mod: Boxy to Foxy blog. Turning a t-shirt meant for a man into one flattering on a woman.

Jordan Ferney | Oh Happy Day!: Fringey Streamers DIY. Easy and so festive!

DIY: Oilcloth Zippered Pencil Case | Momtastic. Simple and satisfying project. Via Craftzine.

workplace | unechambre. Huge plastic flowers to adorn a wall, similar to my felt dahlia and completely amazing. » Monster Tooth Pillow, for holding money from the Tooth Fairy. So vicious! Via Craftzine.

· comments [8] · 02-23-2011 · categories:craft · links ·

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  • 1 Seanna Lea // Feb 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I love the streamers, but it took me a while to realize that there were a lot of layers in the small section of crepe paper!

  • 2 megan // Feb 23, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Hee! You must have been stunned to see the amount she made while you were under that impression.

  • 3 Lauren // Feb 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Here is a super dumb question. What is oilcloth and where do you buy it? I need to make a waterproof cover for a marimba on my school’s playground. Would this be an option?

  • 4 megan // Feb 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Lauren – It’s not a dumb question at all, the name is misleading. These days oil cloth is simply cloth with a waterproof vinyl layer, it’s stiff and usually sold on the longer rolls (instead of bolts where fabric is folded over). It often has very bright prints, but more and more I’m finding laminated textiles in stores.

    Mendel’s has a handy Oilcloth 101 page for you.

    You should be able to find it at any fabric store, but I cannot remember right now if I’ve seen it at larger places like Joanns. The indie fabric stores here in Seattle all carry it, but again since it’s sold on a roll it’s often kept off to the side and can easily be overlooked. I’ve also seen it for sale at Mexican stores in Austin. Phone around to fabric stores in your area, Martha Stewart made oil cloth very popular a number of years ago and much more has been available ever since.

  • 5 Lauren // Feb 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Excellent! It looks sturdier than the cheap-o vinyl tablecloth I’ve been using. Many thanks!

  • 6 megan // Feb 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Yes, oilcloth should have more structure than an average tablecloth material, it’s part of why it became so popular. Best of luck!

  • 7 Sonny - Kids Craft Videos // Feb 24, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Those streamers would look good on a Xmas tree. Maybe as an alternative to a boa…

  • 8 Lexie // Feb 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Have you seen these wallflowers on etsy? I think they’re amazing-

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