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 :>
Just thought I'd share. I'm pretty pleased with it TBH <3
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 :>
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
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)
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?
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
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.
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.
PICTURES! <3 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