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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / In honor of opening day of buck season here in PA... on: November 27, 2012 08:49:12 AM
I spent all day yesterday working on this buck while the men were out hunting. My main goal was to use up some of the colors I have in abundance and to try out random stitches. I didn't really follow any pattern besides tracing the outline of the buck onto my fabric before I started. The whole thing took me about 4 hours. I didn't finish the back yet because I haven't decided if I like it how it is.

C&C welcome. Sometimes I look at it and it's too busy for me and I hate the antlers, other times I look at it and I love it.

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Hunger Games "Odds" Sweatshirt! on: May 05, 2012 06:35:50 PM
Hello all! It's been a while since I've posted anything new, I've been working on swaps the past few months Smiley

I made this zip-up Hunger Games quote hoodie for a friend !

And I present the finished product:

It was super fun to make!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Kurt Halsey, Narnia, and a dinosaur on pillowcases on: January 08, 2011 08:29:40 PM
Hi all!

I wanted to make something cute for my friends that wouldn't cost a ton of money and I didn't want to fiddle around with clothing sizes and such, so my bright idea was to print something cute on a few pillowcases! I thrifted the pillowcases...about 50cents each (SCORE!). I've had these stencils for at least a year now, lying around, wanting a home, and I finally got around to using them:

This is the same one on an actual pillow, so you can see the size/placement:

Narnia was a pain in my butt to cut out each little line thing and then to try and put it on straight was a headache, and then I accidentally turned my iron upside-down and the water from the steamer poured out ALL OVER half of the stencil that I already had ironed on (but I hadn't painted it yet, thank goodness). Somehow it turned out okay:

And a little dinosaur on the edge of a pillowcase:
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bedsheet to Infinity Dress! on: July 24, 2010 09:10:27 PM
Inspiration & pattern found here --------------->>  http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/infinity-dress.html

Obviously I'm a little late for the bedsheet challenge, so I'm posting here!


I started out with this sheet that I found at a thrift store for $3.00. Couldn't pass it up.

I cut the circle out.

Then I cut the little circle out in the middle. And it was too big. Yikes. :\

After some finangling, ripping the seam out once, and putting it back together, I made it work!

It's seriously so much fun! If you've never made one before, I highly suggest it!

Next time I'm making the straps a wee bit wider, though.  
The sheet is 50/50 Poly/cotton, so it drapes okay, but is stiff enough to not cling to my body. I like it best that way.
5  COOKING / Dessert / Tractor Graduation Cake! on: June 24, 2009 08:39:43 PM
My younger brother just graduated from high school about a month ago, and even more recently had a graduation party. I was in charge of baking the cake and he didn't care what it looked like so what better way to celebrate his outdoorsy-ness and farmer tendencies than with a tractor cake!?

I used two boxed cake mixes: a 13x9 pan, a bundt pan, and a smaller like 6" circle pan. The icing is buttercream. It took me a couple hours but I was soooooo happy with how it turned out! And everyone ate it all up that day! We had no leftovers!
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Alice in Wonderland and Banksy on: December 22, 2008 09:15:11 PM
This is my first post of the stencils I've done, but not the first time trying out freezer paper stencils.

For Christmas, I always make my friends shirts and the past two years I've "upgraded" from puffy paint free-hand to freezer paper stencils.

Friend #1 is really excited for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland so I made her this shirt. The front is plain black scoop neck with red splatters, and this is the back:

It's Alice and the White Rabbit (obviously) with some red splatters here and there.

This is a close up to show the crackling effect I wanted. I used a few layers of regular acrylic paint and then just stretched the fabric gently. After that dried I flung some red paint on it to look "edgy."

Friend #2 is just awesome and I made her this shirt:

I'm sure most of you have seen this stencil if you've been to stencilry.org.

And a close-up:

I'm really happy how both shirts turned out. Stencils came from stencilry.org.

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