Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Critters!

Not only is there a new Scrap Bat flapping around but there is also a mysterious little bunny that snuck in one night and has yet to leave.


Sverrir & Mini Ninja Bunny Foo

As you can see the bunny tries to practice his stealth on the Bats but he's just not very good at it... yet.


xx ~Static

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Etsy Dark Side Finds: The Island of Misfit Toys theme

Welcome to the Etsy Dark Side. We are the roaming fox fires in the darkness, the sparkling mist in the ever shifting shadows, faerie rings flow in our wake. Come join us!

Today's Finder

Static White

Christmas Calamities Hunter 

by TheTinyTragedies ♦ $20.00

Not signed up with Etsy yet? For shame!

Signing up is free and easy. Just click here & begin enjoying all the hand made, unique wonders Etsy has to offer.

Don't forget to search the keyword "EtsyDarkTeam" !

Zombie Sleepover Diorama

by MrsEvils ♦ $130.00

Come join the Dark Side

Death Mask Dolly Day of the Dead Shadowbox 

by SpookyLane ♦ $39.99


OOAK Devilish Bear - Lutina Raye and Red Rose Brooch Pin

by SWStitchery ♦ $117.00


Pixie 10 x 8

by DragonRags ♦ $15.00


Handmade Horrors Grenade Pin Color Choice

by HandmadeHorrors ♦ $4.00



  Made any EtsyDarkTeam purchases lately? Let me know!

  Don't forget to keep those reviews coming, my darklings.

  Buyers are welcome to join in the fun, just send me your thoughts on your EtsyDarkTeam purchases with a link to the item(s) and I'll post the review!

Team members:

  How to be included in the Etsy Dark Side Finds, you ask? Well hop onto our forum and join in the Exhibition run by SacredOak & HandmadeHorrors. Enter up to 3 items related to the current month's theme. (See the forum for more details)

  Once a month I'll be choosing one item from each shop in the Exhibition to be promo'd here!

xx ~Static

Saturday, December 13, 2008

How-To: Inexpensive Trimmed Tablecloths

Whether your purse strings are strained or you just want some nice tablecloths without spending an arm and a leg at local chain store, and have some time to spare, here's a way to do it!

I made these for my very low budget, non-traditional wedding reception and they were an absolute hit. 2 in Sage Green, 2 in Ivory. With different colors sheets and trim you could make festive tablecloths for every season or holiday!

Did you know a full sized flat sheet fits a banquet sized table (4-6 seats) with a little adjustment? I did after a bit of math!

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Ingredients for 1 tablecloth:

♦ 1 Full sized Flat sheets from Wallyworld (*boo hiss* I know but as cheap as $3 each in-store), Tarjay, local Good Will, FreeCycle (free!), etc

♦ approx 10.25 yds* of Trim** for 1 tablecloth

♦ Seam ripper ~or~ tiny scissors, a needle & much patience

♦ A spool of black thread ~or~ whatever color matches the edges of your chosen trim

♦ Sewing machine

[*To get a more accurate measurement add the length & width of you fabric x 2 /36 = approx how many yards you need. Be sure to round up to the 1/4 yard for overlap and matching pattern! Ex: my flat sheets 81"W + 102"L x2 /36 = 10.17yds, rounded up to 10.25yds of trim per sheet. You'd rather have too much than not enough!

**I got my Celtic Trim from There is a min order of $60, I ordered other needed supplies at the same time to meet the min.]

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Start by finding the wide hemmed end of the sheet, the end that would be up by the pillows if you were putting it on your bed. Using a seam ripper take out all the stitches that hold down this fold. Press out the long crease across the sheet, leaving the edges alone. Lots of pressing is key. It gives you nice crisp edges, sharp corners and a professional look!

Now you have some raw edges at one end of your sheet (about 12" on either side and one end completely). You will want to copy the rolled hem that is on the rest of the sheet. That's why you don't press out the edges right away so you can use it as a guide. Don't worry about the color of the thread here you will not see the stitches once the trim is added.

How to roll hem on the final, short end: Fold over the edge 1/4", press, fold over again, press, and then sew a row of stitches down the middle.

I suggest washing the sheets at this point so if there is any shrinkage or extra dye to get out of them now is the time so you don't get wonky looking trim later on. Dry and iron if necessary.

Now it is time to add the trim! I prefer the look of miter corners because I'm, well... a tad perfectionist. I even made the pattern match if you look real close. But you can overlap the corners at 90 degree angles, etc. Whatever is easiest for you!

(It helps to have more table space than I do also^^)

This part is an easy straight stitch. Line up your trim with the edge of your fabric. Use as many pins as you need. Top stitch all of the outside edge first, do your best to stay about 1/8" inside from the edge of you trim, then the inside edges.

Press on the wrong side of the fabric so you don't damage your trim and voila! You're done.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Featured!: on Blogasaurus

It's so great when I stumble across things like this. My Skully Elf Ornament was featured on!

Check it out here: Not so traditional Christmas -

xx ~Static

Winter Wondrous!

So on the night of our first snow I finally finished my niece's holiday dress.

This is the first time I've done a dress like this and on such a small scale (3T) so of course I went all out. The dress is Silk, the Sash & custom made trim is Satin Brocade and the lining is Satin. To top it all off the hem, lining & casing were all stitched by hand! I'm insane, I know, but I think it was all worth it. I can't wait to have pics of her wearing it!


See, Sis? Not everything I make is black!! :p

Saturday, December 6, 2008

OOAK Hand stitched Felt Ornaments!

My hand stitched felt ornaments are going, going, going. Woo! I had a 20+ that never made it to my Etsy shop! There are a few left from the last batch...



And, a Custom Listing for Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) Ornaments! Choose you color & beckoning paw...

If it has sold, don't worry, as soon as I'm done with the custom order the listing will be back up again. So be sure to check back!


xx ~Static

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