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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / TARDIS brooch on: August 01, 2014 10:36:43 PM
TARDIS brooch I made in honor of the new season coming up August 23rd (however, I'll be watching it in theaters on the 25th).


Okay, so here's how I made this little doodad:

Found this ugly brooch at a craft store and pried of the ugly. I was left with this glob of glue.


So I melted it off with a hair dryer.



After that, I found myself a print of the TARDIS, and nabbed a bit of outerspace (please don't tell the Doctor. He'd get pretty mad that I stuffed space into a tiny brooch.)


Put it all together. btw got the clear piece from Modge Podge. It came with some other sized pieces, so I'll definitely be making more of these in the future.


Tada all done.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Flower Crown Tutorial (img heavy) on: June 02, 2013 04:12:35 PM
Gosh, i haven't posted anything on tumblr in a long time! Recently flower crowns seem to be the 'in' thing, and just yesterday someone asked me how I make mine. I thought I'd post my tutorial here!
This is the finished look:


Step 1:

Materials needed: floral tape, scissors, floral wire (optional), flowers. A LOT OF FLOWERS.

Step 2:

Gather a bunch of flowers. Mine are fresh and were found on the side of the road. If you think you have enough, then get twice as much as what you've got, because believe me you do not have enough. Keep the flowers in water and preferrably stored in cool place, especially if you plan on waiting a day or two to make the crown.

Step 3:


Step 4:

Take your assorted flowers/weeds and wrap some together with floral tape to make a bundle. Make a lot of these. Try not to make them too thick, or else you'll have trouble putting the bundles all together. Once you wrap your bundle, cut the end. Leave 3" of stems so you can layer them easier.

Step 5:


Step 6:

This is where you begin wrapping your bundle on your base. If you decided not to have a wire base, its ok! Take one bundle and place it just below the other, layering them and creating a more lengthened piece. At this point, you just have to keep layering the sprigs and wrapping. You can already tell here that its starting to curve a little.

Step 7:


Step 8:


Finish:
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Doctor Who Round 7 Gallery on: October 08, 2012 09:49:27 AM
I received my package from deathbeforedishes!!!

Magnets that I've put on our mini-fridge:


Two notebooks (lovin' the fez and bowties):


MOAR KEYCHAINS!!! XD (the one on the far left I already had):


A beautiful hoopla that I've put on the wall:


And a wonderful 'book' bag!! XD
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Doctor Who Round 7 Gallery on: October 04, 2012 08:20:44 AM
Everything looks absolutely amazing!!!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Doctor Who Round 7 Gallery on: September 29, 2012 07:54:50 PM
Great job on the screwdriver and cloth!
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Fem! 11th Doctor Costume on: September 20, 2012 05:04:14 AM
  In honor of the 7th series debut, I decided to throw together a fem!Doctor cosplay. 11 is my favorite (even though 10 was my first), and for those who don't know, 11 wears a variety of different shirts throughout his era. The bowtie and suspenders usually switch back and forth from maroon to blue.
I finally decided to go with the ensemble he wears in the episode 'Closing Time', which is a light blue shirt and maroon bowtie and suspenders. He wears his greatcoat and also gets a Stetson at the end. Unfortunately, I don't have either of those things, but I plan drafting a pattern for a 'female' version of the greatcoat. The stetson...to be honest, I HATE stetsons, so I'll just keep my eye out at flee-markets, peddlers malls, yard sales and whatnot. Because I'm not paying $20 for a cowboy hat. Maybe $15, but that's pushing it.


*Jacket (Goodwill)-- Nothing was changed, but I'm considering putting an inside pocket on the left. The brand is 'Hot Kiss'...whatever that is...

*Shirt (Goodwill)--- Literally nothing special. I bought it white and used Rit Dye (Navy Blue). The trick is to not add too much dye to the water and only dunk the fabric in once or twice. I'll be changing the buttons. I also need to alter the sleeves so they don't stick out of the jacket.

*Shorts (Goodwill)--- The ugliest things on the planet. The pictures I have so far are of them before they were altered. Believe me, they look a lot better now. I'm getting rather fond of high-waisted bottoms. They are so dang comfortable. You can easily find tutorials explaining how to alter them. just look it up on YouTube.

*Shoes (Goodwill)--- Originally from Rue 21. When I bought them, they were a bright tan color. The material is made with leather-look-a-like, and I wanted them to look blackish. First I tried black polish. It made the color darker, but not what I wanted. It was too shiny and not dark enough. I then painted it over with black acrylic and that did the trick. However, the paint is chipping off, so I'm not quite sure what to do about it. But it gives it character, so I might not paint over it or anything.

*Tights (Target)--- On sale for $4. Bullseye.

*Bowtie (Handmade)--- I used this tutorial: http://www.angelaosborn.com.au/diy-bow-tie-free-pattern/
And this to learn how to tie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoUre0ugkmI
I've ordered a pre-tied bowtie from amazon, but I'm getting attached to the one I made~

*Suspenders (Claires)--- Found them for half the price: http://www.claires.com/store/goods/Tweens/cat890002/Suspenders/p43936/Tape-Measure-Suspenders/
I had already had them before deciding on this cosplay. Of course, they are not maroon. I tried two different methods before deciding on the last. First I tried dying with watered down acrylic. Didn't work at all. Then I tried simply painting the color on there, but it looked pretty bad. So I just settled with this method (who knew it's so difficult to find maroon suspenders?!)-- I took the same fabric from the bowtie and put the fabric over the suspenders. They don't stretch, of course, but they look the part and that's all that really matters. I hadn't modified them yet when these pictures were taken, but I'll have pictures redone soon.

*greatcoat--- I'll be drafting a pattern from a trenchcoat I already have: http://compare.ebay.com/like/270832990285?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar
(I've got the orange one). It'll need modifying, of course, but I have a feeling it will be a while before I even think more on this.

Thanks for looking, everyone!!!




7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Doctor Who Round 7 Swap Sendouts 10/1/12 on: September 18, 2012 09:41:38 AM
I finished a bunch of stuff yesterday! Sadly one thing might not turn out so I need to think of a backup. Hopefully I'll be mostly done today, but if not I do have some time this weekend to finish up.

I hope everything is going well with everyone! Sorry to hear you're sick, 11denson... I feel something coming on myself so I know what you mean...
Thanks for your concern! But it's strange because now that I'm sick, I've had all the time in the world to craft. I have finally put everything together, but it doesn't seem like enough things. Gah. Gotta go brainstorm again...

Wait, never mind. I'd forgotten something. I have a feeling I'll have mine sent in by the end of the week. But don't hold me up to it!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Doctor Who Round 7 Swap Sendouts 10/1/12 on: September 17, 2012 06:30:45 PM
I am sick. I haven't accomplished anything today, except one small thing. So tired...
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Doctor Who Round 7 Swap Sendouts 10/1/12 on: September 17, 2012 10:05:20 AM
Knitting and Crocheting is something I really want to learn how to do.. I love it just never done it
Start with crochet. Then work your way into knitting.
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Doctor Who Round 7 Swap Sendouts 10/1/12 on: September 16, 2012 12:45:59 PM
I'm the biggest slacker here it seems.  I have a lot of stuff started,but nothing done or even close to done.  Gotta hit up Michael's today for a couple things.  I am still trying to come up with more ideas as right now I only have 3 ideas and one half idea! I also had a huge brainfart. 

You're not alone...I haven't started anything for this swap yet (although I have gotten a few supplies).  I'm finishing up another swap due at the end of this month.  I wanted to finish it first, because once I start on this one, I won't want to work on anything else.  Only thing is the other swap is taking me much longer than I anticipated  Undecided.  I am going to push myself really hard to finish the other one today so I can focus completely on Doctor Who!


OMG. You all-- I've been the same way! But for completely different reasons! Mostly because I'm a poor college student and I can't get to the items that I need most (still). Also, whenever I come home for the weekend NOTHING gets done because of a certain parent needing my absolute undivided attention.
Anyway---- That 4 phase project was a complete bust. I was so mad that I'd spent so many hours on it and it didn't even turn out. So I'm substituting it for something else entirely. Then on my list there are a couple things I need to do and then the last but best part (the one I'm most excited about)!
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