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1  We'll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly! in Halloween Costumes by abuckshort on: November 08, 2012 04:23:35 PM
Here in Australia we don't really do much for Halloween, but I've always celebrated because I don't pass up ANY opportunity for wearing a costume!  Cheesy This year, fresh off my trip to Disney World <3, I couldn't resist finally living my dream of being a Disney princess... my childhood favourite, Cinderella!



I used a pattern for the skirt and top but made major modifications, as the pattern was for a long-sleeved Queen's dress and did not include the white fabric sashes around the waist (do they have a real name???), which of course I had to have! I based all modifications on stills from the original Disney Cinderella film, as none of the photographs of dresses I found searching online matched what I wanted.



Everything was handmade except my gloves and earrings. I covered a solid headband with fabric from the dress, and used a piece of grosgrain ribbon with velcro sewn on the ends as the choker.



And one last picture with my rescue dog Ziggy, because he's cute  Grin



Being Cinderella was a dream come true! I auditioned to be a Disney princess in Hong Kong Disneyland last year but didn't make it through  Cry  At least now I have my very own princess dress for when the mood strikes me  Wink

Thanks for looking, this is my first challenge entry and I believe my first project post outside of swaps!  Cheesy
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2  Re: Little Visitor 14 gallery in The Swap Gallery by abuckshort on: July 27, 2011 07:07:01 PM
Millie and I returned from our trip to the US on Sunday, but we're still recovering from jetlag! It took us 27 hours and four flights to get home  Shocked

Millie stayed by my side the entire trip... she poked out of the pocket of my bag so she could see everything too  Grin



First we went to Washington, where we saw Dorothy's ruby slippers!!!! in the National Museum of American History



And Millie touched a piece of the moon in the National Air and Space Museum



We also saw all of the obvious sights, but I'm saving most of those for Millie's scrapbook  Wink

On our last day we took the train for a walk through Old Town, Alexandria and Millie went for a stroll in the sunshine beside the Potomac River



Then we took a train from Washington to New York!!!!!

Here is Millie enjoying the crowds



And in the FRONT ROW to see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway  Grin



Renting a row boat on the lake in Central Park... Millie and I didn't do much rowing  Roll Eyes



And one of my favourites... with Samuel L. Jackson outside Madame Tussauds. We actually did go inside and I'm still sore I missed out on SO many good picture opportunities with Millie but... I actually forgot  Embarrassed It was my first day out with my friend from England who I met up with in New York for the FIRST time EVER so I was a bit harebrained - plus we were slightlyyy distracted ravaging the Johnny Depp waxwork  Grin




That's all for now as this is getting ridiculously long and I have to be at mentoring... Millie doesn't get to have photos there as we aren't allowed to take pictures with the kids in them, but she's coming along anyway  Cheesy

OH also I almost forgot... I'm so jealous Hatty went to the midnight screening of Harry Potter!!!!! I didn't get to go as my best friend was home in Sydney and I was in New York  Tongue but we did go almost as soon as I got back and here is Millie enjoying the displays (a bit blurry cos I was obviously too excited to take proper photographs  Roll Eyes )


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3  Re: Little Visitor 14 gallery in The Swap Gallery by abuckshort on: July 05, 2011 06:49:24 AM
I love that Millie traveled for weeks to get to Australia and just days later she is headed back home!  Cheesy

Even better is that my mum knitted her a cardigan (I can't knit, RSI in both wrists  Sad ) so she wouldn't be cold for the couple of days before we leave (tomorrow!!!!).
Here she is modelling her new garment in the phone booth by my local train station where we went to pick up a friend:



Millie and I are off tomorrow!  Grin
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4  Re: Little Visitor 14 gallery in The Swap Gallery by abuckshort on: July 03, 2011 12:39:37 AM
ckchan, I hope she ate one for me  Grin

Here is Millie enjoying some nice Aussie sunshine (even though it's Winter here  Wink ) and flowers on our back verandah yesterday, the day after she arrived:



Then last night we started packing for our trip to the States  Cheesy we fly out on Wednesday! Millie was eager to make sure she's coming along:



And lastly, our very exciting day ( Roll Eyes) doing grocery shopping... we wanted to find something blue but then we realised Millie was the something blue  Grin here she is in a nice Millie-sized gap in the apples:



Not a lot happening here but there will be from Wednesday onwards  Grin
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5  Re: Little Visitor 14 gallery in The Swap Gallery by abuckshort on: July 01, 2011 12:17:59 AM
MILLIE HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin

can you tell I'm excited?!??!??!?!

I got home from visiting a friend and found her on the porch and I screamed!!!!! A good scream  Wink

Here is the package before I opened it :



It took a lot of self-control not to tear it open before I got the camera!

And here is everything that was inside (!!!!!) :



The gorgeous Millie, her contract and bio, and yummy extras  Grin Skittles blenders and PRETZEL (!) M&Ms... we don't have either of these varieties here! and the skittles are gelatin-free (I'm a vegetarian ^^), yay! thank you ckchan  Grin

I'm SO excited Millie is here as I'm leaving for the US next Wednesday and she'll be coming with me !!!!! We might not get to do many fun things here before I go, just last minute shopping and packing, but there will be plenty of awesome photos from Washington and New York and then when I get back we will tear up Australia  Grin

Yay Millie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Grin

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6  Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by abuckshort on: June 20, 2011 08:43:53 PM
Is that another hedgehog I see??  Cheesy

Hatty left for her big adventure this morning! Here she is being lectured by saying goodbye to her big brother Hubert:




And all packed up ready to go!:


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7  Re: Little Visitor 14 (Sendouts June 20) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by abuckshort on: June 17, 2011 05:37:59 AM
I have had a horridly busy week so I'm sorry for being so late introducing Hatty (the hedgehog, in case you can't tell  Roll Eyes ). She wasn't pleased at all, she's been dying to meet everybody and make her big debut! Here she is:


And for size reference, in the palm of my hand  Cheesy :



She is super excited to be making her BIG trip to Arizona to stay with ckchan!!!!! And we are equally excited to be hosting the adorable Millie  Cheesy
Hatty will be leaving on Monday, as she has some last minute tasks to take care of and she needs to spend some quality time with her brother Hubert before she heads off!!!
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8  Re: ~*Harry Potter Holiday*~ in The Swap Gallery by abuckshort on: December 10, 2008 12:33:49 AM
Everything has been great so far, that house elf is especially cute ^^

I received from mixymo today! Prepare to be dazzled! And brace yourself for a long post with lots of pics!


gryffindor wristband - a perfect fit! i haven't taken it off all day  Smiley


wand!!!! the details on this are so awesome, i'm so impressed and have no idea how mixymo did it!


action shots were invented for items like this  Cheesy


gryffindor hairclips


yes, i did an action shot for those too...  Roll Eyes


gryffindor ipod cosy! this fits so perfectly - my ipod is already in there in the pic


gryffindor friendship bracelet  Cheesy it reminds me of the school tie when it lies flat  Grin


snitch pin! <333 i'm so wearing this everywhere now.


just a snitch?


no, a tape measure!!!  Cheesy now i can add a little hp magic to all my crafting


gryffindor bracelet and ring. these are so gorgeous, they'll definitely get a lot of use!


action shot with better light!

and...
I saved the best for last.  Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin

Introducing my new best friend...


A DRAGON PLUSH
OMFG
<33333333333333333333333333333
I squeed so loudly when I opened this.

I can't believe how perfect he is. mixymo is a crafting genius! I obv. had to take about a billion pics of him, but I'll restrain myself with just a few  Roll Eyes





he's quite harmless - look, he wants a tummy scratch Cheesy -




a picture for scale... no pun intended  Roll Eyes


everything all together (minus the wristband and hairclips which i couldn't part with for the photo  Wink )

and of course, I couldn't possibly leave out the action shot of my new little pet. he loves flying around the garden -



 Cheesy <3 I love him dearly but I haven't named him yet! I think the people next door were a little perplexed when they saw me conducting a plushie photoshoot on the verandah  Roll Eyes

Thank you so much mixymo! everything is beautiful and it was very nice to get things i can't make myself (i used to knit but i can't anymore because of wrist problems  Undecided and i just plain can't crochet  Tongue )

here is a teaser for mixymo -



so nervous about it all now  Lips sealed
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