Posts in category "DYI"

DIY Dice Tray

DIY Dice Tray
Any avid gamer knows the frustration of having their dice roll off the table. This is why dice trays are so handy. Oddly enough, with all the gaming my husband and I do, neither one of us owned a dice tray. I could have easily purchased a dice tray from our local gaming store, but... Read more »

Waiting for Player 3: Crafty Baby Announcements

Waiting for Player 3: Crafty Baby Announcements
Life has been pretty crazy these past few months. I cut the cord on my cable service, we just moved to a fancy new apartment, and…oh yeah, I’m having a baby! Next year, “Mommy” will be added to the list of my Alter Egos. My world, as I know it, is about to change. Actually,... Read more »

Halloween Mermaid Makeup Tutorial

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Today on Etsy, they featured a makeup video tutorial from Traci Hines. I must admit, I’m a bit of a Traci fangirl myself. Some of you cosplay enthusiast may recognize Traci from her various Disney costumes. She is also a singer, mermaid model, performer, accessory designer, and a makeup artist!…Busy girl! Check her out on... Read more »

Making polymer clay fruit canes

Citrus fruit canes seem to be the easiest ones for beginners. First I cut my green/translucent clay mix into 8 slices (like a pie), and put white clay between each slice.
Various Fruit Canes (Courtesy: So I’ve been working on a few clay projects for my Etsy store, Charms by Nash. I’m also learning a lot of techniques through video tutorials, message boards, and an amazing book called The Polymer Clay Cookbook. Miniature food charms have, so far, been my favorite thing to make out... Read more »

Selling Your Art on Etsy

They don't look like much now, but they will make an awesome cupcake (or two)
A few of my artistic friends have started their own craft businesses and Etsy Stores. Being a creative person myself, I was so inspired, I decided to start my own store. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Etsy, it is a global online market place and community where artist sell handmade items (you... Read more »

DYI: Power Daggers - Prop Making for Beginners

Reference picture from Japanese Magazine I’m in no way a seamstress, and most of my costumes are commissioned by people who actually know what they’re doing. I have been known to craft a few props and accessories for my costumes though. The most impressive handcrafted props I have are my Power Daggers, and I’m going... Read more »