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21  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by fluffypants on: July 08, 2015 06:09:17 PM
The image transfer is so cool! I like the rough look to the edges.

My partner also received in the Darker Side of Disney swap, so I can finally post pics! The shrine I made has its own thread over here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439913.0

AND other than the box/shelf, it was made entirely from stash, woohoo!

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22  Disney Villains Shrine (kinda pic heavy) in Completed Projects by fluffypants on: July 08, 2015 06:04:19 PM
I made a shrine for amc- in the "Darker Side of Disney" swap! She's received so I am now safe to post photos!


From humble beginnings....

After painting and decorating the interior:

I made all the figures out of Sculpey. They were fun! I found a tutorial for Cruella and Hades on YouTube, and made up Scar and Captain Hook. Captain Hook is my favourite! I love the way his outfit turned out. Here they are before going into their "environments":


And after:

The full shebang!

A couple fun little things I used:
- Flat shiny green bead/charm things that reminded me of crocodile scales for part of Captain Hook's background
- A broken piece of jewelry (on the left) that was the closest thing I had to an alarm clock for the Cap'n
- A little picture of a dalmatian (I drew spots on a generic dog from some scrapbooking paper) with a pair of scissors on Cruella's background
- Scar is standing on a little pile of buttons, hehe Smiley
- The "gem" at top centre is a broken piece of jewelry, a bottle cap, a gem, a pendant, and a rhinestone brad
- The gemstones up the left side are an old bracelet my hubby's grandma bought me at a thrift store... the beads were cool, but I don't wear bracelets... yay craftiness!
- The rhinestone string up the middle is another bracelet I got in a surprise pack
- I originally made the flower on top for my wedding! It was part of a centrepiece. Smiley
- Other than the shelf/box itself, this piece was completely from stash. YAYYYY!

Thanks for looking!
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23  Re: The Darker Side of Disney Gallery in The Swap Gallery by fluffypants on: July 07, 2015 02:34:52 PM
I received an adorable Ursula stuffie from amc- today! Here she is visiting with one of my hubby's 25+ year old turtles, Terry.

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24  Re: Quotes Quotes Quotes Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by fluffypants on: July 03, 2015 08:18:12 PM
I'm loving all of the mixed media pieces - that hoop is so neat!

I received from fatewineroses today and it's AWESOME! Cheesy I got a Ghirardelli chocolate bar (which was very melty, so it's setting up in the fridge Smiley), a sweet mug rug, and a beautiful reversible bag! The photo does not do the mug rug justice - it has a great embroidered portrait of Mike Nesmith. (And of COURSE I could tell who it was, fatewineroses!)

The mug rug:

The bag: I had a giggle when I was staring at it thinking the face looked familiar. It still strikes me as something from a children's book or cartoon I've seen, but when I read the note included, it's ME! She found a picture of me on one of my previous crafts, enlarged it, and traced out my face in embroidery, hehehe!

The bag reversed:

Thank you so much, I adore all of the goodies! This was such a fun swap. Smiley
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25  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by fluffypants on: May 10, 2015 02:40:52 PM
Love the scarf and the purple skirt!

So many wonderful things over the past many pages. Love the jeans (Bart and Elvis... what a combo!) and the zippery pouch!

My latest is for the May contest - it has its own thread with many detail shots over here!

It was a lot of fun to work on and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out for my first time doing something like this!
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26  Monkees Concert Shrine in Completed Projects by fluffypants on: May 10, 2015 02:35:06 PM
I hope "Shrine" is the right word!

I haven't posted any crafts in what feels like forever, but when I saw the subject of this contest, I had to create something. I love road tripping for concerts with my mom (we've seen the Monkees twice and Neil Diamond once... working on more! Smiley) The first time we saw the Monkees, it was an outdoor concert at a zoo and we nearly got rained out. They stopped the show and corralled everyone inside, and we waited an hour before they decided to go back on and speed through the rest of the show. So, I was super excited when we got to go see them again - at an indoor venue this time!

The first time we saw them, Davy Jones was still alive, and so it was Davy, Micky and Peter. The second time we saw them it was after Davy passed, and so it was Micky, Peter, and Mike. This is the concert I'm recalling in this piece. Smiley It was a treat to finally see "Nez" perform live!

Detail shots:

The Venue:
Marquee, curtain, and guitars on stage!

"My" Song:
My name is Mary, so when they played Mary, Mary, I held up a sign that said "I'm right here!" (I do not have man hands like that in real life... they're from a toy soldier, haha).

Monkees tie-in: "Why not take little metal bottle tops and nail them to your living room floor. It gives you the impression that you are walking upon little metal bottle tops."

The Concert-Goers:
My ticket - from Ticketmaster, no less - and a photo of my mom and I from the first Monkees concert we attended - somehow there is no photo from this one! The "mn" is for Minnesota, where we travelled for the concert. The back of this window is covered in red "Admit One" style tickets - I'll have to see if I can get a better shot of it.

All Your Monkees Info:
A "Barrel of Monke(e)s" toy directing you to Monkeeland, where I first started chatting with other Monkees fans. We always kept each other up-to-date on Monkees news, and I met up with a fellow Monkeelander at this concert! (Sadly we forgot to get a photo!)

Davy Jones Tribute:
Since Davy passed away before this concert, I thought I would feature him in tribute. During the concert, there was a huge screen behind the stage, and they would show photos, clips, etc. Some of the most touching moments were when they would play videos of Davy's songs rather than performing them live.

The Monkees in the '60's. This photo of them is from the video for Daydream Believer, which was arguably the best-known Davy-sung Monkees song. At the concert, the band members mentioned that none of them could do the song justice, but the fans could, and there was a huge audience sing-along. Smiley
Also, the dog is in there for one of my old favourite Monkee tunes, "Gonna Buy Me a Dog".

Monkees tie-in: "You know how hard it is to find purple flowers, baby?"

And self-explanatory, three boxes featuring the band members. (Photos not by me).

Micky Dolenz:
His last name is spelled out behind him in blue and white cardboard stickers.

Michael Nesmith:
With the Jimmy Choo shoes he wore (and posted a hilarious Facebook status about) and a guitar pick with hand-drawn shrink plastic Monkees logo. The shoes are made from the feet of the same toy soldier I used the hands from on the top of the shrine. Poor guy has seen better days, haha.

Peter Tork:
My favourite Monkee (though for the night I may have been a bit of a Nez-fanatic!) with a hanging peace sign - he was always the hippie of the group. His last name is spelled out behind him on postage stamp stickers. (It's too hard to photograph layers! haha).
The clock without hands is for their song "No Time". Smiley

One other little note - the top section of the shrine is made from a folded paper fan (for all the "fans"!) and an old record. Oh, and I used rhinestone stickers on the edges between all the areas to mimic the multicoloured lights they used in the show. Smiley

This was a ton of fun to put together, I've never really made anything like it! Hopefully next time I can find a bigger display shelf to use as a base. eBay here I come!

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27  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by fluffypants on: March 04, 2015 01:01:09 PM
I really enjoyed the variety of challenges this past month! That's not much help, but there you have it, hehe. I do enjoy having themes to work from, though!


My latest project. We needed a cabinet of some sort for our stereo equipment, which was currently residing on our (very unhappy) side table. Full of stereo stuff, with fabric storage underneath!

Oof! (Seriously, I just finished this like an hour ago and I can't even imagine that it ever looked this way before).

So I was out thrift shopping on Saturday, and spotted this lil' bugger. Not exactly what I'd call beautiful, but practical, and had potential.

So after many hours of painting (the cabinet and myself), recovering the interior panels with new vinyl, and using a staple gun for the first time (whee!)

We have a beautiful new cabinet! I'm so happy with how it came out. Can't wait to get home and listen to records! Smiley
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28  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by fluffypants on: February 20, 2015 07:19:43 AM
cmouse01, those mitts look so cozy. Love the colours!

Renstar, I love the TM patches! I don't know much about them, but they always look so fun.

goktrose, that hoopla is ADORABLE. <3

jfer007, love the bunting! I may have to make some to decorate at craft shows. Smiley

bunny1kenobi, love the ATC's - they're something I've never gotten into creating, but I may have to now! Too fun!

fantasticmio, the bright colours of your latest blanket are awesome!

Catching up on photos here for a few items I've finished lately:

Two wedding pics in shadowbox style frames with Mambi stickers on the glass (I was so happy with the way these turned out... the picture doesn't do them justice!)

And a handful of resin pendants!

I've got to cut off the handles of these spoons and bend them over into proper "bails", per se, but I was just so happy to get them done! One of them has been sitting on my desk unfinished for at least a year, because I never use much resin at once so it seems like a waste to mix it up!
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29  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by fluffypants on: February 01, 2015 12:00:22 PM
Yikes! I read this awhile ago (for removing permanent marker from upholstery), wonder if it would help?

1. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of cool water.

2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution. Leave it on the stain for at least 30 minutes, blotting every five minutes with a clean white cloth and more solution.

3. Flush with cool water.

4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

5. Sponge the stain with rubbing alcohol. Blot to remove the stain.

6. Sponge with cold water.

7. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

8. If the stain remains, mix one teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of ammonia (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia - the resulting fumes are hazardous) with two cups of cool water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Leave it on the stain for at least 30 minutes, blotting every five minutes with a clean white cloth and more solution.

9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

Good luck!


And catching up on a few projects here, some I finished before vacation, and one today. Smiley

My first ninni:

A dozen cards from stash... I'm trying to get more comfortable with layering:

Bigger image here, cause they're pretty when they're big! http://i.imgur.com/QTZ3F0j.jpg

Bowls made from mixed Perler beads: I made two more but they're on my desk at work already. Smiley

The picture doesn't do these justice. They're really colourful and fun. Smiley Here's a closeup of one:

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30  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by fluffypants on: January 31, 2015 08:00:15 PM
Hopefully this counts! My challenge entry - a WIP at I should have finished months ago... Oops. Finally finished making our wedding thank you cards. Made from sticker and embellishment stash and Mambi products. Smiley

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