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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cat & Fox pillows on: April 23, 2010 07:31:05 AM


I started this cat pillow early last year, finished everything except the ears and had it laying around till a week ago when I realized I really just needed to sew on his ears!


Although the real cats do not seem to be impressed my partner loves it!



This is the second animal pillow I've done. The first was for a friend who requested a nine tailed white fox which I hurriedly gave to her before taking any pictures. Sad But she was kind enough to send me photos!



and yes... I really did do nine tails.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Storage room to Craftroom! (img heavy!) on: January 12, 2009 04:58:34 PM
Okay, we bought our house this June. EVERY room was white. Having lived in apartments, and dorms now for the past seven years I hate white. We actually painted every room in the whole house within two weeks of moving in. Our craftroom color = candy apple green.  However we seemed to have aquired more stuff then we know what to do with considering we lack closet space and the only storage space we have is in the 'attic' which is only accessible through a tiny little square in the ceiling of our closet. (We have yet to even look up there.) So sadly the designated craft room became the storage room and we just kept piling things up in there. Heres some before pictures-

When you open the door you used to see this!




We finally went nuts because we started putting our crafting stuff into the library room. -_-



Enough was enough, so we dropped everything that we were doing, went to target and got a 25 shoe cubby and came back. Some elbow grease, some thought, and a little inspiration we managed to clean out and put away about six bins worth of craft and find homes for the none craft items elsewhere! Although we're still working on the library room.

My lovie fixed up the broken computer desk so that we would finally have a sewing table! (Labyrinth + manga collection = <3 and inspiration!) The blankets and stuffed animals hide our holiday storage bins.


Shoe cubby into yarn rack! (theres yarn behind yarn, we still have more but theres no more room for it in the cubby, Im going out and buying another one or conning my dad into making me one.) And our fabric stash finally can be in one place!




We're happy with the outcome. Now we just need to organize the rest of the house. >.<
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Doomy Doom the Mushroom and Crap-a-listic Mr.Gibbers the Hedgehog on: December 16, 2008 05:49:17 PM
I have a few more christmas gifts to go. I will get them done...at least thats my mantra right now. I winged the mushroom after looking at some real redcap mushrooms in a google image search. Mr.Gibbers is based off of a friend's keychain. She lost it at the beginning of this year... so I had to rake my memory a little. 

Doomy Doom the Mushroom


When he turns around, he greats you happily.


He has those little mushroom gills underneath...


Mr.Gibbers II


Heres the whole Christmas plush gang...
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Bun-Bun and Jellyfish! (img heavy) on: December 01, 2008 06:22:03 PM
The bunny is from: http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/store/wee-bunny.html
And the Jellyfish was inspired by this one: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252287.0

This year I am augmenting most of my christmas gifts to friends with homemade plushes. So far I have these two, a felt hedgehog, and a cupcake that turned out horrible (which has since become a cat toy).


After making this adorable thing, I am tempted to keep him! But I'll just have to settle with making a little family of them instead!

He had simple beginings...

(sorta a cozy for a ball or something)



but wait it looks like he has made friends with Freya!

....awww Jelly looks so cute when hes trying to devour a cat!



Bun-bun really isnt a bad ...err boy.

He has a cute little yarn tail.

His eye patch can also become some fuzzy bling! (He likes chilling with the cats until he gets to his permanent home.)

5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Alice and her Crew Pimp'n some Candy on: November 01, 2008 07:12:18 PM
I've always loved the classics, and I finally got around to making an Alice in Wonderland Costume. My dear friend made her Mad Hatter outfit and my gf quickly stitched a card scarf and ears to be the march hare.

Heres the dress before I finished the apron, and added the underskirt, and edging to the sleeves. I used a 70's button up shirt pattern (for the sleeves, I've always been really bad at sleeves) and then winged the rest of the dress. I think it turned out pretty good.



Heres with the apron.



I still consider it a work in progress. I'd like to deck out the apron in more lace as well as the dress but Halloween came sooner than I expect it.


(oh yeah, bleached my hair just for the outfit too.)

And not to leave out the March Hare and the Mad Hatter:
(I didnt make these, but I wish I had come up with the styl'n scarf-


I think it was a success when Parents came back by because the kids wanted their picture taken with Alice.
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Poo Brown to Woo Blue on: June 04, 2008 08:59:29 PM
So I found this circa 1960/70's poo brown folding chair for 2.50 which is kinda awesome.

but it had no padding, the material was stained and it smelled like only really old musty stuff smells like (not like old book smell, I love that smell)...
(see no padding)
even the metal folding part was poo brown...


So I decided since my colors for my new home will be blue, orange and chartreuse I figured the chair would be a perfect place to start! Went and dug up some fabric with blue/chartreuse on it then picked up some blue stain for six bucks and started stripping. Unfortunately I don't have any working on photos. If I did I would have had to shown you the BUGS eating the cotton batting that it used to have for padding (if you can call it that). Luckily they either decided mason board wasnt edible or they'd leave it for desert because it was all nice and untouched from buggy damage. After putting in some foam and poly batting (decidedly less bug eating friendly... URGH) it turned out like this:


metal is no longer poo but metal!

Freya seems to enjoy the newish chair smell too.
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Kitty Kitty! on: May 16, 2008 09:41:06 PM
This is my first try at making a crochet animal and I was just winging it but I think it turned out pretty good! Let me first apologize about the image quality since I have not been able to pick up camera batteries due to moving so took them with the cell phone. (I was so excited about posing my first project here!)






My mother loved it but my father and brother laughed. >.> I guess 1 out of 3 is not bad.  I realize in my zeal of doing the face that his poor nose is a little crooked.... kinda looks like hes snubbing something.
8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Hi from the Bluegrass! on: May 14, 2008 06:54:05 PM
Like it says, Hi from the bluegrass! Born and raised in Kentucky (still there), I've yet to come across a craft I hated. My name is Tina. 25 years old. I dabble in tons of crafts but Im really not that proficient at any. Although I do have two crafty degrees. I have a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in Ceramics. Although I am currently without a studio space or a kiln. If you live around the lexington area please feel free to drop me a line especially if you know where I could find a kiln!

I absolutely love the things people have to show here. Theres a blend of crafty art, art vs. craft, craft as art, outsider art, and just the love of all things craft here. It makes my head just want to 'esplode.

Some of my ceramic work (links):
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a61/siderequiem/Crafty%20Who/n41106250_32069505_6973.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a61/siderequiem/Crafty%20Who/n41106250_32069504_6691.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a61/siderequiem/Crafty%20Who/n41106250_32320985_8801.jpg

I can not wait to start sharing my projects but I know I can not hold a candle to some of these super great crafters on here! Im just all agush about this place.
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