<![CDATA[All Things Mini - Crafts]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:10:45 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Sun Catcher]]>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 23:03:10 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2017/06/sun-catcher.htmlPicture
I made a sun catcher based off a model I saw online. I didn't take pictures of the process (even if I did I wouldn't know how to put them into a tutorial; it was a very messy process that was all over the place. Hopefully this can serve as inspiration. I just used some scrap wire and miscellaneous beads. I think It turned out pretty good; tell me what you think in the comments!


-Erin A
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<![CDATA[DIY Miniature Post Lamp]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 20:49:24 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2017/05/diy-miniature-post-lamp.html
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Here's a miniature lamp that I made... I still haven't made the post but I figured that would take me a while and I didn't want to delay putting up a tutorial. This is great for putting outside your dollhouse door!

Materials:

Scissors
Scrap Paper
X-acto Knife
Pen
Glue (stick)
Toothpicks
Tweezers
Clear Plastic
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Instructions:


Step 1: Trace or print out a pattern for the lamp shade. Below is a template I made. It may be a little imperfect since I freehanded it and made the template later. You may have to resize to fit your needs as well.
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Step 2: Color in the paper with black marker. Don't use paint as it will wrinkle the paper. Or just use black paper. 

Step 3: Cut out and fold the template as instructed.
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Step 4: Cut out holes in middle. I used an X-Acto knife. You could also use a small scissor.
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Step 5:  Glue the flap around to make a cube like shape.
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Step 6:
Cut plastic film into rectangles that will cover the holes you have cut. Glue in.  Be careful with gluing so that the glue will not show through on the outside.
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Step 7: Cut a square of black paper to cover the top. Glue in place. I added a bead to the top as an embellishment.
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- Erin A
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<![CDATA[Creative Minds Are Rarely Tidy]]>Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:47:52 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2017/03/creative-minds-are-rarely-tidy.htmlIf you have ever visited the "Crafts" section of my website (which you obviously have since you are reading this post), you'll have probably noticed the header picture. "Creative Minds Are Rarely Tidy". I just wanted to share a picture that clearly illustrates my point. This is what my desk looks like while I am in the process of making something that will hopefully be up on the site within a month. 

Take a look.
So if you ever find your craft table looking like a mess, you're not alone.

- Erin A
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<![CDATA[More Mandalas]]>Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:07:48 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2017/02/more-mandalas.html
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Here is a mandala I drew painstakingly with guides in order to ensure symmetry. I have pictures of each step I took to complete the flower, so you can use it as an inspiration if you want! :)

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<![CDATA[Happy New Year!]]>Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:58:20 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2017/01/happy-new-year.html
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Happy New Year! I can't believe it's 2017 already! I wish you a safe and wonderful year!

-Erin A
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<![CDATA[Drawings]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:11:49 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2016/12/drawings.html
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I thought I would share a few of the drawings I did in my sketchbook :) Enjoy!
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-Erin A
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<![CDATA[Sketch Book Cover]]>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:35:52 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2016/12/sketch-book-cover.html
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I got a 70 page sketch book from Walmart the other day and I wanted to decorate the cover.

Unfortunately, I was not able to make a tutorial. I watched several "DIY Art Journal Cover" videos for ideas. However all these videos used fancy stuff I didn't have! So improvised and this is the result. I used some watercolor paper, metallic paints, a paper doily, and some lace for the background. The "E" is made from paperboard (think cereal box), white metallic paint, and sequins. I also used some glitter pens on the background and on the "E". Tell me in the comments how it looks and any tips on how it could have been better!

-Erin A
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<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Break Day 1: DIY Dream Catcher]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:47:43 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2016/11/thanksgiving-break-day-1-diy-dream-catcher.html
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DIY Dream Catcher - All Things Mini
Thanksgiving Break is here! This dream catcher is a simple, but beautiful, craft that is perfect for all ages.

Materials:
Twine/yarn
- Using yarn is not advisable, as the fuzz (?) surrounding the thread makes it look sloppy. I used crochet thread, so after I finished the project I ended up using Elmer's glue to make all the fuzz lie flat.
Beads - I pulled out various beads from my bead collection. These included sugar beads and round beads (which come from my mom's dresses :), pony beads, and a chevron bead. (It should be noted that I've never bought beads, I collect them various places, if you keep your eyes peeled you can find lots of places to get beads like old/ripped dresses, etc.)
Feathers - As I've never told you, I have ten ducks which I received as ducklings 3 months ago. They went through a phase where they shed a lot of feathers (around 8 weeks) so I collected a lot of feathers (with the intention of using them now). I suppose if you don't have ducks (or chickens) you'll have to go but some from a craft store (like Jo-Ann or Michaels, in the US).
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Wire or Old Bangle - I used the same wire I used for my watch strap, and wrapped it around a round glass to get a perfect round shape.

Instructions:
I used a tutorial I found at This Fashion Is Mine. She uses a kit, but the instructions are great. I didn't take any pictures while making the dream catcher, so sorry guys! Hope my tips help you out. Below are pictures of my finished pictures. (And cute duckling pictures (my own ducks))
-Erin A
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<![CDATA[DIY Wire Watch Strap]]>Sat, 05 Nov 2016 01:42:11 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2016/11/diy-wire-watch-strap.html
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Sorry for not posting a tutorial in like... umm... 7 months. Anyways, hopefully this awesome tutorial will make up for the half and year tutorial drought.

Materials
Wire - I took my wire from inside a thick electrical wire that was             discarded during home renovation.
Wire Cutters
Electric Tape
Beads (optional)
Pliers
Wrist Watch (I used an old (my first) watch, which I really liked                 because it had indiglo. It's watch strap broke a few                             years ago.)
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Step 1: Cut 5 pieces of wire 8-9 inches long for a medium sized wrist (this accounts for the 1-1.5 inch length of the watch). As you can see in the above picture, I have then cut it into two, to attach to two ends of the watch. 
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Step 2: Curl the ends of the wires. This will hook onto the bars on the ends of the watch.
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Step 3: Tighten the loop so it is secured to the bar. 
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Step 4: Do this with 4 more wires
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Step 5: I added 'spacers' on the two ends, since there was extra space. Adding these 'spacers' will keep the 5 wires from moving around while you are weaving.
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Step 6: Start weaving. Below I have embedded a two part video from which I took my watch strap idea. It'll be easier to understand a video than pictures. 
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<![CDATA[Questions]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 01:36:22 GMThttp://allthingsmini.sueztech.com/2/post/2016/10/questions.htmlI recently had someone send me a question through the Contact 
form. That's when I realized I had no way to reply to the answer because I had left no place to enter in an email address. I fixed that now. :) 

The question was regarding the font I use on my website, so here's the answer.

The site title/headings are called Dancing Script, and I don't actually know what the text is called, but it's the default Weebly font for this theme 

-Erin A]]>