Wow, it’s been a busy few weeks for the writers here at Dollar Store Crafts, and Rhonda and Melinda, the official Iron Crafters, had to deal with injuries as well! So, today we will bring you up to date with the last THREE Iron Craft Challenges!

Challenge 9 … and the Oscar Goes To…

In honor of the Oscars, this was a movie inspired challenge. We were to do something that reflects a movie that is special to us. It could be clothing,  a painting or we could just make a red carpet for that matter. [See all the submissions from Iron Craft]

This week, Rhonda hurt her knee, so since her mobility was limited, she spent her time editing some video for her new website.

Melinda Hileman’s Submission: T-Shirts for the Mann Boys

Melinda's Movie ShirtsMelinda made iron-on transfer t-shirts for the three boys of Heather Mann (the owner of this lovely site!). Heather is not only raising three adorable toddlers, but she runs or writes for 6 other sites!

Indiana Jones: This was inspired by “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The quote “We do not follow maps to buried treasure and X never, ever marks the spot.” is written on a piece of parchment paper to make it look like the back of a treasure map.

Dr. Who: Fans of Dr. Who will recognize the Dalek on a stick; and the line “It’s Dalektible” is just hilarious!

Star Wars: The simple statement of “I ? lightsabers” speaks volumes!

See more pictures of the shirts, as well as the boys modeling them!

Challenge 10: FAT Tuesday in the QUARTER

Now here in the States, the biggest Fat Tuesday celebration in is the French Quarter of New Orleans. So, this week’s challenge is all about the Fat Quarter. A Fat Quarter is a one-fourth yard cut of fabric that (usually) measures 18″ x 22″ (approx.¬†46 cm x 56 cm)¬†instead of the typical 9″ x 44″ quarter-yard cut.

Here were the rules for the challenge:

  1. You can only use one Fat Quarter of fabric (you can use more than one fabric but the total amount should be as close to 18 in x 22 in or 46 cm x 56 cm as possible)
  2. You can use any other crafting supplies, paint, glue, yarn, wood, paper, bias tape…. but, no other fabric. (Ok, I know bias tape is fabric but sort of in a different form.)

So, what can you do with such a small amount of fabric? Line a knit purse, cover a frame, make a small bag or case, sew a plush toy, create some doll clothes… [See all the submissions from Iron Craft]

Rhonda Green’s Submission: Woven Fabric Wastebasket

Rhonda's Woven WastebasketRhonda was a little late with her project for week 10 because she hurt the knee on her “gas pedal” foot so she had to scrap her original sewing project idea. Instead, Rhonda used some fabric with nice colors but a hideous pattern (Rhonda calls it “circa 1992 sofa”) to dress up a plain ol’ wire mesh wastebasket from the dollar store.

Read more and see the dated floral pattern of the fabric on her blog.

Melinda Hileman’s Submission: Camera Strap Cover

Melinda's Camera Strap CoverThe camera strap that came with Melinda’s camera would start to dig into her neck after a full day of sightseeing, so this was a great project for her.

She used some scrap felt to create a padding layer, then created a cover with part of a torn sheet that she embroidered. The embroidered flowers are based on patterns from the book “Scandinavian Needlecraft” by Clare Youngs.

The cover can come off so she can wash it or make another one to swap out. It’s way more comfortable now! [See more pictures]

Melinda would love to make another one and create a step-by-step tutorial, but needs to find some fabric scraps. Do you have any scraps in fun patterns or colors to send her?!

Challenge 11: Easy Bein’ Green

Green it’s the color of spring, infamous M&Ms, very hungry caterpillars, St. Patrick’s Day and, it’s the theme for this week’s challenge!

It might not be easy being green but this week’s challenge was a pretty easy one, make something using the color Green.

Note: We are talking the color Green here not the concept of living green (that might just be another challenge…).[See all the submissions from Iron Craft]

Rhonda Green’s Submission: Celtic Knot Cuff Bracelet

Rhonda's Celtic Knot CuffRhonda had no idea what she was going to make for this week’s challenge until, at the last minute, a Celtic knot book she’d ordered arrived in the mail. What could be more perfect for St. Patrick’s Day?

Read more about the cuff and the knot book at her blog.

Melinda Hileman’s Submission: St. Patrick’s Day Jewelry Set

Melinda's St. Patrick's Day JewelrySince there is some Irish in Melinda’s blood, she decided to make a jewelry set for St. Patrick’s Day.

Melinda used some chain, earring and closure findings, lots of jump rings, 5 shamrock charms, glass beads, charms she created with Shrinky Dinks (her first time using them!) and a wire Celtic knot heart (this took a while to make since she had to figure out the knotting part, which is harder in wire than it is in cording!).

She thinks the pieces turned out pretty well, and can’t wait to wear them and see what other people think! [See more pictures]

Did you submit a craft for these Iron Craft challenges? Share yours in the comments section!