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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / "Dont be Scared, I've Done This Before" (Gaga Prisma marker drawing) on: February 05, 2010 06:03:12 PM
I haven't really drawn or finished anything on paper in a very long time. So when i ordered markers for christmas, i decided it was probably time to rectify that.
Was feeling kind of blah about trying to draw something hip. something that looked like i put time and effort into it, without causing me undue stress.
sooo i tried to do a Spock Uhura for my Brother's GF, but that flopped. Ended up with a Lady Gaga-like hairdo on a head, and went from there.
Pencil/ink stage (bought some Staedtler pigment pens to replace my dead Zigs and rather like them.)

more textures and started colouring in the things i had decided on.

I was really unsure about her clothes. I really wanted to keep with just her glove being warm, so i felt a little trapped with the colours i had, but i think it came out ok :>

aaaaand finished.

Just thought I'd share. I'm pretty pleased with it TBH <3
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Two Shirts, One Scarf <3 on: January 27, 2010 10:57:00 AM
soo i work overnight stocking at Target, and am on pretty friendly terms with our price change team. so when something gets marked down again, i usually get to  know about it. When winter rolled in, i grabbed these two shirts for a friend, knowing i would make her something, but i had NO IDEA what.
seriously. i dove into this only knowing the shirts were for Manda. way to go, Kris. ANYWHO.


I was a derp and didn't take any before pictures, but i think the shirts i had were a white screen printed small tee and a large green screen printed tee, both 75% off from the men's clearance. This is what i made.

I'll upload more detail-pics if requested, this won't get shipped for another week or so.

BUT, i am completely satisfied with this. I managed to keep all the screenprinting i liked visible, while still doing a blocky scarf style.  the back has finished seams so they won't itch her neck/face. I did the edges with a zig-zag stitch that actually slightly resembles a heart rate meter. (Didn't have the manual to my machine so i had to test it out before i actually did it! >.>) I also added a couple invisible-ish tacks to keep the largest bit from getting messed up too badly if she has to wash it.

derpderpderp. i talk too much.
anywho, if anyone would liek some detail shots i'll get on that :>
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Sprites, Gentelmen, and things from Tegaki-e <3 on: August 11, 2008 04:40:55 AM
I usually stick to things I make with fabric when posting on Craftster, but I love my girls so much, I wanted to share them with you Esmond insisted on being shared, also.

The first four are originals  taht I used the same techniques involving: Micron, Prisma pencils, scrap book paper and matte frame (one has gold marker) I'm pretty pleased with the results, but It seems I have to pick a scrap book paper before I draw (finding a paper for Sleep was SO hard >.>)

First is Esmond, who kindly allowed himself to be my guinea pig <3

a Sub-marine Beauty who doesn't find her title as amusing as I do Cheesy

The Hookah Sprite, much inspired by The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses (and a home-sickness for Pipes Plus in Austin, lol)

Last is Sleep, who is probably my favourite <3

Possibly my favorite of all my Tegaki-e posts (Tegakie.com)

thanks for looking at my stuff <3
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Cage pads? on: April 28, 2008 10:06:31 AM
I recently got 2 baby girl rats, and not having the chance to buy bedding yet I'm in a make-do mode.
I was wondering though:

1)Is it possible to make some cage floor- dimensioned floor pad to help make clean-up easier? Something like layers of flannel/terrycloth sewn together to go into the wash?
2)I put scrap fabric slices in their cage for them to nest with, would it be a bad idea to shake them out and wash them in a lingerie bag?

I'd like to clean out their cage once or twice a week, but bedding is expensive, and patching up chewed-on flannel isn't :/
any thoughts?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Naughty Kitty Cats Skirt on: January 21, 2008 11:37:37 AM
Made from a Nick & Nora Top sheet, Twin, i think... maybe a full... IDK...
Anyway- top sheet to loli-skirt.
Skirt is "rectangle" shape, gathered, and has a half-elastic waistband, with ties for  the back <3




Hope you enjoy <3
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Making a hair bracelet... (help, please!) on: December 29, 2007 10:07:38 AM
I started a hair bracelet for my not-boyfriend, and after measuring his wrist so I could finish out the end, I unraveled part of the beginning by accidentally pinning the threads and pulling on them... if that makes any sense.
So... I didn't have any tie or rubber band on the hair, and now its starting to un-twist. (I twisted my hair to make a rope-like effect...) Is there any way to save the project, or do I have to start over now? (I kind of don't want to take out another lock of hair.... >.> )

Any advice will be more than welcome, as I'm pulling this project entirely out of nowhere.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / The Loli Skully Skirt... on: December 13, 2007 09:45:45 AM
Halo, I've been struggling with where exactly to post this, but now that I'm decided...

I made a rectangle gathered skirt with a ruffle on the bottom. It was quite an adventure as I had only 8 hours to complete the skirt. About 2 hours of cutting and sewing panels had ben done a day before.
I finished and wore the Loli Skully Skirt to the Wa_Loli meet up at the Pacific science center. Much fun was had.

Skirt just before Clipping last threads:

Pintuck and ruffle close up:


Lessons learned:
-Measure TWICE, so you only have to cut once ;.; (Measured hemline about 4" too long, as I forgot the 6" ruffle...)
-I don't like making ruffles under pressure ;.;
-Use of button thread (bobbin) with regular thread and a loosened tension are ace for making ruffles even. <3

I hope this post is OK. <3
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / painted ornament on: November 27, 2007 11:55:05 AM
my roomate made a demand that I paint one of her ornaments. I'm not really... bursting with seasonal glee, but maiming an ornament sounded like a good deal of fun.

So there is the first, which is my favourite...

and the second one... is kind of... "waht if chaos and the ghosts of chrstmas had a baby ornment together..?"

i hope my roomate likes them well enough, and i hope you guys can enjoy them, too : D
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