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Craft Wars, August 2012


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I cook poorly, I craft obsessively and I love the look of a retro cocktail. When I am feeling guilty about taking time away from my family with my obsessions, I make videos about my guilt as "The Guilty Crafter" or I blog here. Thanks for stopping by!


Shaker Card AM Northwest

My latest appearance on AM Northwest. Shaker cards! Shout-out to Jillibean Soup for gifting me with a cute set of cards to show.

To see the (recorded) live segment, click here:  http://katu.com/amnw/am-northwest-lifestyle-health/shaker-cards


Gift in a Can AM Northwest

An oldie craft idea but one of my all-time favorites.

To see the (recorded) live segment, click here: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/gift-in-a-can


Etched Glass on AM Northwest

I was a little nervous for this particular segment. I had JUST gotten samples of this awesome glass etching cream by Etchall (they are THE nicest company, by the way) so I was by no means an expert. I really wanted to do the product justice after Etchall was nice enough to send me product to use. I think the takeaway is, it really is that easy- I have gotten much more proficient at etching since this segment but even my 1st projects turned out pretty cute.

To see the (recorded) live segment, click here: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/make-your-own-etched-glass


Dip Dyed Candles on AM Northwest

This project is not my best but it's still fun and can be a really inexpensive party craft.

Click here to view my (recorded) live segment: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/creating-fabulous-holiday-candles


Ice Dyeing on AM Northwest Portland

As usual, I have neglected my blog in favor of the work I do with Rit Dye. I do have some back episodes of AM Northwest Portland to share, though. I LOVE this particular technique. It's so easy and fun and can look very sophisticated compared to tie dye.



Shibori Dyeing on AM Northwest

I was a little nervous to pour such a dark dye bath right in AM Northwest's lovely studio but the gods of crafting intervened and I do not have a dye-saster to report! ... Unless you count the indigo splash that inexplicably ended up on my ceiling this weekend but that's another story for another day... (ugh!)

For more of my dye project tutorials, check out my Rit Studio account here: https://www.ritstudio.com/author/angeladaniels/

 Click here for the video http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/the-ancient-art-of-shibori


I'm Dyeing Over Here

Periodically, I feel like I need to pop over to my blog, dust it off a bit and remind anyone who lands here that I'm still happily crafting away. I currently do the majority of my posting directly on the Rit Dye site at www.RitStudio.com. I'm in charge of their social media content and most of their projects. I am also a frequent contributer to Kids at Tahoe-Reno magazine. Could I have a more fun job? I don't think so.  I like to hum this catchy little tune while I'm dyeing:


Make Greeting Cards from Last Year's Calendar (Portland's AM Northwest Appearance)


Boho Fringe Macrame Purse

Now that our cute chicken coop is done (see post below), I'm buckling down to have a summer of dyeing. I love, love working for Rit dye- what a fun product. It's super open-ended. I kind of make or buy anything I love and then dye it a color or colors that I love. I post my tutorials at RitStudio.com but I thought I'd also add some of what I'm doing here. 

Here's a little purse I bought at Target. Why on earth was it all white orginally?! 2 1/2 bottles of dye later, it matches all my favorite outfits. Too cute! It took about 1/2 hour (not including dry time). You can check out my step-by-step tutorial here: https://www.ritstudio.com/2015/06/19/summer-pearl-grey-boho-fringe-handbag/



The Chicken Coop Build


Since my last blog post where I debuted all our new baby chicks, they have grown FAST. Incredibly fast. This has lead to Mr. Angela Daniels spending every waking moment on The Most Unnecessarily Huge Chicken Coop in History™  I'm not even going to bore you with plans and dimensions. You can Google chicken coops and find enough information to occupy your bedtime reading for weeks (literally, just ask my husband).

Long story short, we used some reclaimed stuff including a fabulous old barn door I picked up at our local school's auction. Honestly, this door probably dictated a lot of the size of the coop because I simply had to have it in the overall design. The other part of the design I was excited about was being able to use up a lot of random paint samples that have been piling up in the garage. It's always great to use something. It makes me feel I'm that much more removed from being nominated for an appearance on Hoarders.

If we ever get tired of raising chickens, I am going to clean out the coop, add a few throw pillows and list it on Airbnb. 

The Chicken Flags/Bunting

Since I work for Rit Dye, naturally, I had to add a Rit touch to our coop too. You can check out how I hand-dyed and stenciled the chicken flag/bunting via my Rit Studio at: https://www.ritstudio.com/2015/06/08/stenciled-chicken-coop-flags/ They were WAY easy. I promise. you can use the same technique and make any theme. Crazy cat lady bunting maybe?