mabjustmab: (monkey)
ATTN. CRAFT-ISTAS! does anyone have 1 yard (or less) of furry, fuzzy, fluffy, or fringy type trim they wouldn't mind donating to the Mad Mab's Lab of Experimental Circus Crafting. I want to get a good cross section sample to see what works best for my circus punk project.

I'm working on a mockup of a new circus punk design, and I want to try out different trims. Historically, feathers were used. I found a nice source for ostrich feather trim, but I don't want to drop the ton of cash until I know that it's the right thing

When I have some free time, the plan is to make the trek out to the fabric store to see what they have. but I really doubt they have feather trim at a reasonable price.
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hey yarnies, have you ever blocked a hat?

my latest hat is a little lumpy and needs blocking love. the only blocking instructions I can find online are for stetsons and fedoras and involve expensive wooden hat blocks (which I may invest in someday)

pics will happen soon.

CrafTober

Sep. 28th, 2009 11:10 am
mabjustmab: (Default)
getting crafty this sunday (oct 4).

gonna make a tiny tricorne hat.

you are invited over.

there will be no bad cinema that evening as I have a commitment that evening. but no promises that there won't be 50 gladiator movies during the day.
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Hey friends,

I'm hoping you can help spread the word about some exciting goings on with The DC Conspiracy comic collective (http://dcconspiracy.com).

First of all, the group is holding it's 4th annual Counter Culture Fest on Sunday, May 24, at the Soundry in Vienna, VA. It's a day of comics, art, crafts, education, and entertainment, details of which can be found here: http://www.dcconspiracy.com/blog/2009/05/cc-fest-iv-entertainment-and-workshops-1.html.

CCF4 also marks the print debut of the DCC's latest publication, "Doctor Dremo's Taphouse of Tall Tales and Short Stories: The Horrors of War." The writers and artists from the previous Dremo anthology, "The Wonders of Science," will be on hand once again to sign and sell this new 72-page black-and-white book. And "The Horrors of War" is also available to anyone interested who cannot make CCF4, via ComixPress: http://store.comixpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1369.

If you're on Facebook, please feel free to check out the Doctor Dremo group for more on the book and the event.
mabjustmab: (mucha JOB)
if you don't already subscribe to the [livejournal.com profile] hellocraft feed, do it now.

for the slackers who are living under a rock:
it's time to register for Crafty Bastards 2009

do it.
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this is not fair. this is the coolest mabsupial I have yet to make. and it's already spoken for.




it has faux leather accents. how cool is that?

:-)
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for the Pittsburgh peeps...

OneColdHand.com

A site for the collection and possible reunion of Pittsburgh's dropped gloves

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