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Here are my offerings!
The software is included. This is a neat book with some cute patterns if you own a sewing machine, but I don't.
3 partial skeins of Brown Sheep Nature Spun 100% wool yarn. There's plenty here to make a matching hat and scarf set, or whatever you like!
This oil painting starter set is complete. There is an apron, several paint brushes, paint, linseed oil, a pencil and eraser, a book, and some other stuff. Most, BUT NOT ALL, of the tubes are full. All of the tubes have paint in them, but a couple have been used.
These are two partial skeins of Bristol Yarn Gallery Lyndon Hill fingering weight yarn. They were spun into yarn cakes with my ball winder. The larger skein is unused, the smaller skein was used and rewound. This yarn is 85% Pima cotton and 15% silk. Lovely!
This is a set of Egyptian stamps. The set is complete. All the stamps have been tried once. They come with a turquoise stamp pad and a book explaining what each god stands for. A small piece chipped off of the front of the Bastet stamp holder, but it has been glued back on with Gorilla Glue and in no way effects the grip on the stamps, as it is magnetic.Claimed by JessySihk! Thanks!
This set of oil paints is brand new and never opened!Claimed by JessySihk! Thanks!
This is a complete set of 50 Crayola markers, some of them scented! All markers are in great working order.
I embroidered this. It was my first attempt for the Embroidery Hoopla Swap Rd. 2 but I didn't like how it came out. Maybe you do! Split stitch and crayon tinting. Use it as a patch or whatever!
This is a mostly full bottle of embossing powder. I only used a small amount to see if I could coat my Shrinky Dink jewelry with it but I found something even better and easier to use for that purpose. My loss is your gain! It's clear, by the way.
A needle felted bird, only my second attempt at needle felting!
Some buttons! Two hot pink and an unopened package of heart shaped ones. The heart ones are pretty tiny!
This is a nostepind. It's used for winding yarn if you have lots and lots and LOTS of patience. I do not.
Here's a brand new package of bias tape!
This Sailor Moon henshin ATC was my first attempt at ATCs. As such, it's pretty simplified, but it sparkles!
I made this kusudama with pages from a road atlas. Great decor for a travel or worldly themed room!
I got my hoop from MizzKodak today. It's Sorceress Edea from Final Fantasy VIII, which is one of my favorite video games of all time (hush, all you Final Fantasy VII fangirls ). It's all backstitched. She also included a small book of canvaswork embroidery stitches. Thanks, MizzKodak!
This was my contribution to the Embroidery Hoopla Swap Rd. 2. My partner has already received and posted pictures, so now I can put this here! It took me about three days of on and off working. The filling is satin stitched with 6 strands of floss, his eyes and nose are backstitched with 3 strands, his mouth and all the outlining is split stitch, and the stitch on his hat band is close herringbone stitch, which didn't come out quite as well as I'd hoped, but this is also like only my second time embroidering anything either. Whew, what a run-on sentence! Anyway, here ya go!
The dots in the background are marker; they're there because I accidentally got some glue spots on the hoop from sealing up the back. FAIL. ...but I'm happy they didn't detract too much from the overall quality of the hoop.
ETA: OK, so here's the finished art for our arcade stick! The background is acrylic paint and Prismacolor markers, and Juri is glued on separately, colored with Prismacolor markers and pencils!
Okay Craftsters, here's the thing. My boyfriend and I want to mod one of our PlayStation 3 arcade sticks. We both play as Juri in Super Street Fighter 4, and we want custom artwork. We haven't found any online that we've liked (most custom stick art involves someone just taking the official art and throwing in some logos and background, and it's usually pretty homebrew). So, I figured it'd be super awesome and unique to draw something myself. I have a couple of ideas here, and I want opinions. First, which do you prefer of these two? Second, offer constructive criticism on how to improve composition if you have any! Third, suggest your own ideas! Anywho, here are the drawings. Please let me know what you think! Sorry for the pictures of the drawings, but I don't have a scanner at the moment. :x Also, do keep in mind these are unfinished concept sketches, so many little clothing details haven't been added yet!
*crying* I've never found ANY good crafting supplies in the thrift stores around here. So jealous! I'mma have to go to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and AC Moore this week to find who has the cheapest hoops.
I got my 6" hoop from Hobby Lobby for just $0.79! I had gone to Michael's beforehand, and theirs were over $1.00, plus they were sold out, which is why I then went to Hobby Lobby. So my guess is they'll be your best bet.
I just finished hoop attempt #2! I like this one better, though it still has its flaws. I accidentally got some glue on the front, but I think I masked it well enough with my trusty markers. The good news is the glue didn't get on the stitching itself! But since it happened after I finished, I couldn't go back and restart or stitch over it because it was a result of sealing up the back. I am a WINNAR, after all.
I will be sending it out tomorrow! But here's a teaser!
I received my package from CoanTeen today, and ohmigod, did I get SPOILED! What an awesome package, lady!
This was the only thing I knew I was getting beforehand; this amazing, handmade Toph-inspired fleece and thermal jacket! It is awesome, and so warm! I would take an action shot but I am a total mess in my PJs right now. I'll get one tomorrow for you!
This was a total surprise! I LOVE this Toph hair hat (I have no idea why PhotoBucket uploaded it sideways though, when the actual picture I took is right-side up)! CoanTeen mentioned in our communications that she, too, once lived in North Dakota, so she knows how cold it gets here in the winter and answered with this hat that also covers my ears! It's also extremely warm and super cute! Despite the sloppy mess I am today, I did get an action shot of this :
Finally, there was some great other loot in the box too! I mentioned I liked candy in my questionnaire so she sent me a giant bag of Skittles. I love Skittles! How did you know? There are also some great beads for jewelry making, a glow in the dark fabric marker that I can't wait to use, and wrapped up in the plastic wrap there is some divine-smelling incense!
I am so lucky! Thanks again, CoanTeen! What a great swap!
So I'm participating in the Avatar: The Last Airbender round 2 swap currently in progress, and since my partner has received and posted her photos, I figured I can probably safely post these here, as I am super-duper happy with them!
This is just a front shot of the pair. The right shoe (your left) is Ty Lee, and the left shoe features Suki. These are just Prismacolor marker on a pair of plain white canvas Keds.
Here's a detail shot of the Suki shoe. I based her background on an image of Kyoshi Island from the Avatar artbook. The Earth Kingdom is somewhat dry and mostly desert, hence the yellow ground and gentle hills.
Here's the Ty Lee shoe. Since she's from the Fire Nation, the landscape behind her features more severe cliffs and palm trees as the Fire Nation's climate is hotter and more tropical.
I really want to make more shoes like this. They're a super fun project! Please let me know if you have ideas to make these better!
I drew this little picture of Juri from Super Street Fighter IV last night and am pretty proud of it. I will use this thread to add more art too if I ever get around to getting it on the computer. So lazy!
Comments and critiques always welcomed! I know her torso is a bit on the long side, but I am also really pleased that I didn't give her mile-long legs (an unfortunate side effect of learning to draw via anime; never do that!).
My boyfriend has developed quite a fondness for cooking in the last few months, and so we got a lot of great kitchen stuff this past Christmas, including two utility aprons from his mom. They were pretty drab and were just staring at me, beautiful blank canvases on which to create. Having remembered a previous Craftster's own Cooking Mama apron, and also discovering that one of Cooking Mama's friends is actually a little Cooking Hubby, I decided the two characters would be perfect to embellish his and her aprons! But I had never embroidered before, so I read a couple of tutorials on back stitching and satin stitch and decided it didn't seem too hard! With a reference picture up on the computer, I freehanded Cooking Hubby with a pencil directly onto the apron, and then back stitched away with six (I think) strands of embroidery floss. Originally, I had planned to fill in all of the color with satin stitch, but after getting his hair filled in with two colors that just did not work well together at all, I was discouraged and intimidated by how much work that much stitching would be for a beginner. I had started this back in January and only just finished it today. I ripped out the satin stitching and went with crayon tinting instead, a much easier solution and now my boyfriend finally has his apron! Now I just need to do mine and we'll be set! Enough blab, pics!
Here's a close-up of my stitching right after I finished the outline.
Here's Cooking Hubby all colored in and fresh off the hoop! Still needs to be ironed!
My handsome sport of a boyfriend kindly models for me!
Comments and critiques welcome! I will post my Cooking Mama apron counterpart whenever it's complete!
Ok, so I'm finally home from my vacation and I can post my wonderful cards from Skookum now! We did 3 for 3.
First we have the Queen of Cups here. This one is my favorite! She seems to be done predominantly in ink and crayon, with gold marker for the cups and paint for the sakura blossoms floating behind her, I love how the cups and trees are in opposing directions, like a playing card!
Next up is the Star. This one is mixed media, with the stars made of gold glitter; so pretty! The intertwined dragon silhouettes are painted, and the background is crayon.
Finally, we have the Lovers. This one is so reminiscent of 'X', a manga I mentioned I liked in my questionnaire. This one has fabulous texture! The lattice pattern in the borders is made with puffy paint and feels awesome, and I love the shading on the banner wrapped around the men. I also love that she chose to portray the Lovers as men (again channeling Kamui and Fuma from 'X,' or Subaru and Seishirou from 'Tokyo Babylon,' which she mentioned she liked). Thank you! I love them!