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21  There's a Fairy House in my garden (Pictures galore) in CHALLENGE 90 ENTRIES by deadbathducky on: September 04, 2013 10:14:08 PM
NOTE: Extra information about how I made it is in purple if you want to read about how I made this :3

So I just returned to Craftster a few weeks ago from a hiatus, and while waiting to Angel thought I'd do this challenge when I saw it, since my backyard is tiny too. It's not perfect but I like it. I may even send it to a friend in New Zealand. This took me about 4 series of Daria and a few shows of Jeff Dunham to make. lol So I give you

The Little Fairy House in my Garden.

I wanted to make a fairy house for a while, and decided this was the perfect chance. It's actually all made from crafting stuff around my house. The outside is not grass, but some 'modelling' grass and foliage I found in my dad's old miniature railway kits. He used to make those small scale train and model sets, and I went through his stuff in the garage and found some old bags. I thought if I used this I could probably send this overseas if I ever wanted to make more because it is made from foam and is not plant material.

So I started with an old decoration I had lying around. I pulled off the cardboard outside and  began to cover the outside with the modelling grasses. I used the main "Mixed grass" first, then added little bits of the more bushy stuff to cover little imperfections. I only had super glue to work with and no real tools so I did it a bit at a time.
I then worked on making some tiny flowers. I punched out some paper petals and glued them to some florist wire I had to use my fingers for this too, no tweezers. I found if I had a little pile of glue I could just dip the ends of the petals in the glue and add them one by one.

I then worked on the roof. Basically cardboard in a cone shape covered with fake leaves from a bunch of pretend roses I found. I put grass on the inside to make it more realistic And then I made a little mushroom from some polyclay and painted it up to look like those little mushrooms with the raised white dots on top. I also decided a fairy needs a light to see by, so got one of those Fake tea candles, pulled it apart and made it into a little light. The fake flowers from before came in handy. I used one to make the light more "Fairyish". I also made the light separate because I wanted to be able to remove the batteries once they die out. The light flickers a little and has a warm glow which looks cool, much like candlelight

So Now I had to assemble the roof, add the little mushroom and sort out a door. I made it basically the same way as the roof, holding the cardboard to the main part to get it to dry in that curved way. It's hard to see, but I also put grass and foliage on the inside of the house to match the roof parts. Plus it seems like something fairies might like instead of plastic. You can also see how I used my petal punch to make a sort of window. In the main pictures you can see how the light comes through it well c:

Then it just became a matter of fixing up little bits and pieces, adding the tiny roses (I decided on red ones to go with the mushroom. They kind of look like a tiny windowbox) and adding bits and pieces like the window parts, little bits of extra grass and so on. You can see that it is under 4 inches as well Cheesy

So there you have it. A Little Tiny Fairy house for a tiny little garden. Hope you enjoyed  Thanks for reading all that information XD
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22  Fuse beads: Project with the nephew and niece. (5 images) in Beads: Completed Projects by deadbathducky on: August 26, 2013 07:37:35 PM
My brother came to me lately and asked if I could do some art projects with my nephew (6) and Niece (4). Apart from kinder and school art they spend most of their time asking to go onto a computer or watch television so he thought I could get them interested in something else. I decided to share a crafty love I haven't done for years, Fuse beads! after much coaxing my niece agreed to do /one/ craft with me. This is only some of the things we ended up making, and my nephew joined in too. They now love making special magnets and pendants and even been asking about different types of colours and things such as fluros and glow in the dark and what they do. It also helps with their hand/eye skills and even my parents get in on the making so everyone has fun.

 Excuse my horrible table

This was one of the first ones. Her name starts with S and she decided she wanted it to glow in the dark. After doing the S I only needed to help keep the beads on she was hooked. She made about 4 of these but took the rest before I could take a photo lol. We even left a gap in the beads so it could be threaded and worn or hung up.

I did these, and of course the hand was not done in their company but later on. Tongue

Here are some more I did with the nephew. Because he was a little older I thought he could do some harder ones. He liked making the dinosaur the most.

And one more thing because I am proud of it. I kinda didn't have a pattern so I went by trial and error. A 3d mini gameboy! I even have a slot in the back for a game cartridge!
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23  Re: 1950s Inspired Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by deadbathducky on: July 11, 2011 12:14:52 AM
I received a wonderful swap parcel today. Check out these goodies!!And sorry I didnt flip these pictures, my computer is spazzing at the moment

Cutest little notw and envelope, alice in wonderland themed. <3 it!

Two hair clips. A bow and a rose. I love how different they are, but are still so 50's.

A cute little cross-stitch cherry box. it's adorable Smiley

Notes on Howlovely's favorite things from the 50's, plus some awesome birthday cards that I don't think I can part with Cheesy

Close-up of the birthday cards. They are brighter in real life

A set of four coasters. These are so cool! They have a heap of things from the 50's, like "A is for Apron" and so on.

close-up of one of the coasters

Cutest little bag. It should go perfectly with a dress I plan to buy in august. It matches the hairbow and also a hankerchief(which I was unable to get a photo of, but will probably be used as a head scarf thingy)

AND THE BEST TILL LAST!! A freaking davy crockett hat. It was meant to be for my dad, but now we are totally going to fight over who gets it! It's awesome!!

 Grin Grin Grin Grin ;DTHANK YOU HOWLOVELY!!! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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24  Re: Labyrinth Swap Round 4 GALLERY!! in The Swap Gallery by deadbathducky on: June 20, 2011 07:58:42 PM
I recieved!!!! yay!!LOTS of pics ahead!!

soaps- Dirty Goblin and Squished Fairy soaps.... So cool! Cheesy

Soap labels-these made me giggle hehe.

Ludo Plush.. He is almost like a tribble. I love him!!!

Little "Shuu" Goblin that came with a fact sheet. Apparently these guys are known for their dancing, and for stealing socks and shoes (they hate 'binders' as they call them... lol!)

Owl coffee cosy. Perfect timing, since it is now winter and cold here! I will use for my school coffees Smiley

Magnets! (The Jareth one has already gone on the fridge. hehe). THe little white one is an Elven 'charm' to stop goblins from being naughty at dinners, I believe. lol

And a pretty chain-maille bracelet which I love!. Its such pretty colors and style!

And the extra I asked was an idea I had in mind for a while, and myrdda was kind enough to put her into 'flesh' as it were. I give you Zara...Who has the most awesome hair EVER!!!

Zara aint a regular poppet through.... She is a ZOMBIE poppet.... one who can be dis-assembled!

Even her brain can be removed(Just in case she gets too hungry lol)

Her arms and Legs come off too... And if you look inside

Autopsy fun for the whole family!!! Cheesy So awesome!!

 Grin Grin Grin Grin ;DARIGATOU MYRDDA!!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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25  Re: Invite Your Partner Round 17 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by deadbathducky on: May 30, 2011 02:41:01 AM
after alot of fuss and bother, my original parcel from slingmomma has arrived. It seems aa through it was held at customs, 2 post offices and delivered to the wrong address, but im the end it has reached me, and i love it!

here is everything all together (sorry for the fuzziness). There is lollies (yummo!!), convertible mittens, adorable magnets and lemmings!)

ready and awaiting orders, SIR!! my own rainbow lemming army (sort of.... lol)

convertible tentacle mittens made just for me, and in jokery colours too, YAY!! Grin

action shot... i so needed these! YAY

arigatou slingmomma!!
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26  Re: Givers and Needers Round 9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by deadbathducky on: April 03, 2011 08:33:08 PM
hi all!

been on a bit of a downer. burnt my arm at bakery class on friday, and its giving me a (not so) wonderful time with the pain and the goo and so on (not that you want to hear about that lol), but i am feeling better because of my wonderful parcel from dinkime, who sent 2 parcels of supplies for me to use..... (bet you want to hear about that more lol)

in my questionairre, i asked if i could be send anything vintagey, steampunk, unique or just interesting to look at to use in atc and other small gifts for friends this year.... i got just that, seriously, I LOVE IT ALL!!!!! lol(its gonna be hard to give up when i make the items for my friends lol)

the two parcels. I love the card on the left, that made me giggle Cheesy

first parcel. this one contained awesome vintagey type stuff, and some much needed jewellery items (i totally needed clasps unexpectedly this week, you rock dinkime!). labels, old calender(november, my month! hehe) , papers a book page in another language.....and the fabric the items are on

i love these papers, one has adorable vintage photos which is perfect for inchies i have been planning on!!

and then there was even more awesomeness!!!!

more fabrics and ribbons, cutest little vintage type writer toothpicks, stamp set, steampunk items, and more vintagey labels and things.

and the container of steampunk findings, keys, little plates for name bracelets, watch and cog findings, flowers....

seriously, this is an awesome supply parcel, i love it all. THANK YOU DINKIME!!! (your parcel is in progress and will be completed in the holidays, which start in a week lol!)
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27  Re: Invite Your Partner Round 17 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by deadbathducky on: March 22, 2011 07:03:42 PM
awesome parcels. this gallery is cool!...

and here is even more awesomeness, in the form of my parcel from "poppet princess lankins". Tongue

the parcel came all wrapped in pretty paper....with the cats wanting it for themselves  lol

... with a cool looking card explaining that one of the items i inquired about (a shaun plush from shaun of dead) didnt make it because of two naughty little guys who gave lanikins some grief during crafting.

the two guys in question are.....

YES! EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and FREDDY KRUEGER!!! look at them. EEEKK!!! seriously, I squealed when i saw these lol. ed is for a friend (if i can give him up lol) and fred is for me! See Ed's little scars? and the adorable faces and clothes. Cheesy

then out popped three minikins. I call them yeti-kin, kidney-kin and pillow-kin, cos thats what they remind me of lol! Cheesy

and then this little guy poked his head out to say hello.....

... its THRILLER JACKSON, In zombie pose! he is really teeny, just the right size to go on a keyring(maybe i will put him on one, so people can see his awesomeness, but then again, i dont want to loose him Smiley)

old grumpy kitty grudgingly let me take a photo of her and pillow-kin (she likes sniffing this one, dont know why) lol

crazy younger kitty wanted to become friends with kidney-kin.

then Ed saw this and wanted to be friends with crazy younger kitty. at first she was scared of his hands, but soon decided he was safe for a hug

ed and yeti-kins are firm friends. If i do let Ed go, i think yeti-kin will want to go too. (yeti-kin is the only one the cats werent interested in. strange...)

then we headed outside into the pocket sized yard for lunch.pillow-kin posed artfully in the grass...

While Ed wondered if he could cut ferns into shapes (sorry Ed, no trees in our little yard)

And Freddy took to looking next door with younger crazy kitty. He said he was watching for next doors cat, but i think he was looking to see if there were any kids he could scare (bad luck freddy, there arent any kids near where I live, and I am not taking you baby sitting. lol)

All together,

lani said fred was a bit fussy and couldnt agree on the look of the hat or shoes she tried to make (bad freddy, lani always makes awesome stuff Grin) so she sent him without. (thats ok lani, he is more perfect then i could of imagined. hes the bestest first poppet someone could get)

and here is a pic of fred with me as a comparison. (i was watching a movie when the postie came, and fred watched the end of it with me before i got online to post pics. this was a sneaky shot taken of me while i wasnt looking. i look kinda odd, but it shows freddy's (and ed's) size. seriously, these guys must of taken forever! teeny poppets lol.

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28  Re: Three Tiny Movie Things Gallery in The Swap Gallery by deadbathducky on: January 18, 2011 08:09:14 PM
both myself and my partner received today!!!! so much good stuff!!
 Grin Grin Grin

first up, extras

dark knight badges for my collection, and some cool movie postcards

an awesomely awesome t-shirt that ralph screen printed. i *S2* nurse joker!!(and it fits, yay!!) Grin(the picture of the joker looks a little wonky, but thats just because of the t-shirt, it is actually really wonderfully well done. the lines are so neat and i love how some of the paint looks a little faded. this is a seriously cool top!)

tmt#1- little box handpainted in green and purple and has a joker drawing on lid and inside, i love this Smiley(yes *S2* joker ALOT lol)

tmt#2-Zydrate vial necklace,yay! i love the sparkly look to it.

tmt#3-handmade Charm bracelet..... WITH ALL MY FAVE CHARACTERS(from not just 5, but 12! movies)!!! this is totally squee worthy(sorry for no action shot, i couldnt get a pic that looked ok)

now lets see if i get these characters right lol

1-one side decepticon, other is autobot(transformers.)she even put my two fave transformers there. starscream and optimus prime hehe
2-Spucky(dreamship surprise)
3.Emily one side, Victor other side (corpse bride)
4.Tim Burton(beacuse he is a movie god lol)
5.L (deathnote.)i love kenichi(the japanese actor) hehe

7. Blind Mag one side, Genco sign other side (Repo! The Genetic Opera)
8.Grave Robber ( same movie as above)
9. Repo-Man one side, Nathan Wallace other side(same movie as above)
10. Joker (Dark Knight)

11.Zombie Ed(Shaun of the Dead)hard to see im sorry
12.Shaun(same movie as above)
13.Frodo and Sam(Lord of the Rings)
14.Arwen(same movie as above)

15.Freddy!(nightmare on elm street) i love robert englund lol
16.Predator one side, Alien the other side (Aliens vs. Predator)
17.Phantom of the Opera(Phantom of the Opera)

there, your eyeballs are now squishy and sore from all that time looking at the awesomeness that is my loot!!hehe

Grin Grin GrinTHANK YOU RALPH!!!! Grin Grin Grin
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29  Re: Journal for a month swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by deadbathducky on: December 29, 2010 05:35:36 PM

i recieved today and can post pics! (my friends got me a camera for my 21st so i can take good pics of my swap items now, instead of using my crappy phone camera lol!)


hot pink duct tape journal, little crafted cupcake and wisty items!
wisty items- Nmbc mirror and lip Enbalm(lol smells so good lol). and caffinated zombie virus and blood pouches.... so cool lol!

closeup of the cupcake charm. both me and inbettinonalice love to cook lol!(see how close i can get with the new camera lol!)

and my fave pages (ill show the scrapbook pages)

one of my fave pages, about coupons (inbettinonalice, i collect coupons too and dont use them lol!)

Shakespeare page.... i love this hehe

thanks so much inbettinonalice, i hope your parcel gets to you soon!!
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30  Re: International Snack Swap 2 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by deadbathducky on: December 08, 2010 02:33:19 AM
MY TURN TO POST!!!!customs opened the parcel  But there was a side left open doh! Shocked thank goodness none of it was taken lol.
might make additions to this post as I eat the food lol


first off is a 1 of two parcels from a personal swap with missingwillow (not my partner in this swap) just thought people might like to see some more international candy.

i got from her(not all pictured)
-laffy taffy, different flavoured lipbalms, caramel chocolate popcorn, videos, caramel apple pops, shrek marsh mellow heads, nerds, pop rocks, soap, bandaids and cracker jack)


the candy container. you flip the top to close it and open it. Its rocky horror themed!! with some of my favourite quotes:)(which i didnt even tell her of lol)*ignore the white bits of stuff on the little snack container. i think thats paper.

close up of the stencil on the container, and an extra rocky iron on included

reesers snacksters, lays( i have never seen a chip with so much flavouring on it...they are purple! lol) and ruffles chips. coffee crisps bars and kitkat(which tatses different then ours lol)

rice crispie mini chedder flavour(i love the quaker dude on them lol). fruit gushers (eira says she had them as a kid and loved how, when you think theres none left, there is always one left in the bottom corner lol), real fruit gummies(its fun to compare countries gummies lol) and smore poptart! yummo!

clodhoppers, maple candys and taffy, jones soda co candy, and thrills gum (soap flavoured! rofl, that kills me hehe)

peach flavoured candy canes!
hockey pucks(the colourful button thingys). they have names of hockey teams and cities on them lol!
BIG bag of cracker jack-which is good, im addicted now. i never knew that cracker jack was caramel popcorn(i love caramel popcorn) and the peanuts make it all the yummier. i added sultanas, kinda like honey joys but in a bag, so tasty!!

and the items were in this

this is an awesome swap, i have loved it!!

thank you eira!!!!thank you thank you thank you!!
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