Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Autobio Scrapbookin'

I started this scrapbook to mainly work on different techniques and both Rachel and I thought that if our moms had scrapbooks of this sort we would think it would be cool to look at! So, it isn't made entirely for vanity. This page is focusing on some of the cities I have enjoyed visiting, but I am sure there are some missing! 

So tonight in our Kraftxcore sesh, I worked on my gift for Abe and my autobio scrapbook. I am a little stumped on ideas for my autobio one, so any brain storming would be great! I also have some clothes that I want to dye/alter but that requires pretty intense motivation, plus  I would like to go yard sale-ing before our Kraftxcore night of dying begins! I am off to watch the third Indiana Jones movie!


P.S. I am currently working on an inspiration post as well!

old map

So this embroidery project is testing my patience. Mostly because I get easily distracted so doing one single movement of one single color is becoming a little tiresome. But I have such high hopes for the outcome that I want to persevere. And maybe it will help me for in the future to not abandon something just because I've mildly lost interest, but to stick to it more. I think overall it will pay off. 
I've only dabbled in embroidery before, so all I am really good at is the ol' classic chain stitch, so another goal I have is  for the writing part of it at least, do a little experimenting on some new stitches. I am enjoying using this as more practice in working with textiles as well, since I usually stick to trusty paper crafts such as scrapbooking and cardmaking. So this should obviously make me a much more patient, learned, and well rounded person. There is no good excuse for procrasting now. Too much is at stake.
We will just have to wait and seeeee...

To Do List

Monday, June 22, 2009

"I still don't know what I should make my title"

Hey! This is Maggie, and I want to let you guys know what I plan on using this blog for and what Kraftxcore is all about. I am an incoming sophomore at Mizzou in Columbia, Missouri and I am currently double majoring in Journalism and History. I'm not exactly sure how I want to use those majors, but I am confident I will figure it out! Basically, I want to use this blog to make crafty friends and also to hopefully help inspire some craftiness in others. I have dabbled in a lot of different creative outlets, but now I am mostly psyched about scrapbooking though I am getting back into some of the other things I used to do earlier. 

Currently, I am working on an "autobiographical scrapbook" too, and its a good way for me to mess around with new techniques without feeling that I am screwing up. So that is going good. 
I am also knitting a scarf (I know in June?) and working on an inspiration wire for my room. In other scrapbooking news, I recently finished a scrapbook for my friend Cathrine and now am working on one for my friend, Abe!

Have fun getting all Kraftxcore!

i feel like titles are the hardest part...

Why hello all! This is Rachel, and I thought I'd use this first post to share what craft-core means to me. I am an Art and Design Education student, work at Starbucks, and am in a pretty excellent relationship. I think of crafting as an outlet of creativity that can be used to preserve memories,  express feelings, or simply entertain. Making things hands on and expressing myself in visual terms has always felt natural to me, so crafting seems to fit right in. Not to mention I have a borderline unhealthy affinity for color schemes and vintage patterns. 
Some current projects I am working on include an "autobiographical scrapbook", where I have just been documenting things that I like/are important to me currently, and plan on coming back to and adding to it as time goes on. So this will be an indefinite work in progress, but hopefully I won't lose interest in it. If  so, I guess I can make a page in it about being apathetic...
I am also working on a little embroidery number that was inspired by one of  katie.cupcake's pieces. It's worth mentioning that I started a Lollapalooza scrapbook last summer after I attended it...yet can't seem to finish the very last page. Anyway, this is just a little introduction of what we're trying to share here, and by no means all encompassing. Sooo, since saying goodbye is always awkward, I will leave you with that! :D

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Welcome to KraftXCore!

We are on a mission to share craft ideas, inspiration, and projects. We take more traditional approaches to craft projects and try to make it younger and edgier.

This includes:



-Beading/Jewelry Making



-And much more!


We want to become more involved in the craft community and exchange and share ideas and inspiration! Hopefully, this blog will give you a new and hardcore approach to familiar crafting styles. Enjoy!



         Rachel and Maggie