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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vixen Series on: March 31, 2009 10:49:49 AM
These are so fun.  The bell-bottomed bunny is my favorite. 
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: One Tiny Sesame Street Wallet on: March 28, 2009 11:28:22 AM
I love it.  Especially the cookie monster pocket and matching key chain.  He was always my favorite.  Great job. 
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Chocolate Brown on: March 12, 2009 11:36:02 AM
I love your stitching detail and lining fabric.  Looks great.
14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: I Love Lucy - Vitameatavegamin Sock Monkey (picture heavy) on: February 21, 2009 10:58:50 AM
Your friend is so lucky to get such an awesome present.  Your Lucy is amazing. 
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hidden in plain site! Cat litter cabinet on: February 07, 2009 11:38:22 AM
This is brilliant.  I'm ashamed to say my cat litter box is tucked in a corner, hoping no one really notices it.  I'm sure your cat enjoys the privacy too:)
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: 4 hats, a hook cozy and some slippers... ((IMG heavy)) on: January 21, 2009 11:09:48 AM
I especially love the last two designs.  I would buy one. 
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Coral Rose Clay Necklace on: January 16, 2009 12:19:12 PM
I really like this.  Especially the asymmetry of the rose and beads.  Great job.
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Experimenting with acrylic and lasers on: January 15, 2009 09:58:55 AM
Thats gorgeous.  A definite statement. 
19  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Charles Bronson meets Andy Warhol on: January 14, 2009 08:46:16 PM
This is my first post (yay) and of course I chose a project that is very atypical of the stuff I normally do.  Usually I'm more into sewing and beading, but I'm really proud of this project so I thought I would share. 

So, both my boyfriend and his brother are in love with Charles Bronson.  He can do no wrong in their eyes and because of this I have been forced to watch Death Wish I, II, III, IV, and V on multiple occasions along with every other movie he's ever been in.  And because my boyfriend's brother is the kind of guy who has everything I thought I would make him some original Bronson artwork for his Christmas present.  Then I saw the threads on here about stenciling, and with the inspiration of seethesky's tons of stenciling tutorials and Andy Warhol, I decided to do a multi-image pop Bronson. 

This is the original photo, and I used MS Word to convert it to a stencil image. 
   

After tweaking with some of the image's shading, I made two stencils out of transparency sheets, one for each of the two foreground layers.  And about 3 hours later I finally finished cutting them out.  Then I painted the background colors on the canvas and then each layer of the stencil.  I'm a little bummed about the Bronson in the lower left because I wanted the reddish pink to be lighter and more vibrant, but it dried kind of dark (I told you painting is not my medium).  Here is the final product with a flash.  It's 16"x20".


And without the flash for a better idea of how dark the bottom left one turned out. 


The green Bronson is my favorite:


Anyway, he really liked it and it's already hanging on his wall.  Now I'm thinking of all the other images I can stencil.  It's addictive.  Thanks for looking. 



20  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Teal Dining Room (with a side of silver Christmas and a motherload of photos) on: January 14, 2009 10:25:00 AM
Wow, you guys are amazing for taking all this on yourselves.  And I love the chandelier. 
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