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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Howling Wolf Tshirt on: June 17, 2012 11:01:51 AM

I was asked to make a wolf shirt by one of my friends, unfortunately he asked me to do this like 3 years ago and I lost the original shirt and then bought a new one and finally finished it in like 2 hours.  I made a template out of cardboard for the wolf and used a very large embroidery hoop to make the moon on the front. I did 2 different passes with the bleach spray for the moon

Phase one of the moon
I ended up having the wolf a little messed up when it was finished because it wasn't stuck down, it was just kinda placed there, next time I'm going to glue it down with temporary glue (I lost the can I already had and he had been waiting almost 3 years for this shirt lol)


and the back had a reverse applique of the bio-hazard symbol in red. I think it was the easiest part of the shirt.  It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to do the moon. originally I thought about painting it on, but I like the bleach much better.

concept art


C&C welcome Cheesy
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / EarMuffins... more like Ear... cupcakes? on: December 11, 2011 09:30:21 PM
My friend asked me to make a pair of earmuffs for his friend's birthday in January, first I looked up a few tutorials online while I was messaging back and forth with him on Facebook chat to see if I could make them from scratch (which I could Cheesy)

we went through some cartoon and real muffin pictures and he ended up choosing a more cupcake look for the earmuffs in question.  I decided to dub them EarMuffins, despite the fact that they are actually cupcakes.

The skeleton of the earmuffins started with a plain wire coat hanger (and now i'm wondering where I'm going to find more, for if I get orders for them/want to make a bunch for myself, most places around here sell only plastic and wood Sad )  I used fleece for the headband and inner ear portion of the earmuffs, it was what I had left over from the Luna/Artemis reversible cat hat I made last winter for my best friend Adam. The outside of the earmuffins (ear cupcakes) were felt that I found in the remnants bin at the fabric store, I happened to have the right colours from a previous shopping trip.  So I didn't actually spend any money up front for this project, I bought fake snow from a store earlier that day for about $4 (a large bag of what looks like fiberfil about 450grams, so it's about the size of a heavily stuffed pillow - but was a purchase for a majority of projects anyway) and I ramble a lot. I did some free-motion embroidery on the outside of the earmuffs for an icing look and to make the white look less boring.  next time I make these the cherries won't stick out so much either.

PICTURES



23  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars Cosplay *IMG HEAVY* on: November 22, 2011 09:40:26 PM
I'm making 4 of the 9 sailor scouts from the Sailor Moon show for Anime North 2012.  I have 2 done so far.  One was made for a halloween costume (Mars) but my friend Adam and I spent about 3 weeks on and off designing (for him) and sewing (for me) this whole thing together.. the boots were purchased, but we added the white trim to the top and the gold moons, the gloves he already had as well, but I added the bands to the top of them.  for the quilted parts of each outfit they are stuffed with fake cobwebs from really old unused halloween decorations.

I don't yet have pictures of him with his tiara or the brooch we made.  It's not exactly sailor moon, but it was inspired by her, so we used her colour scheme and created this, i freehanded most of the smaller pieces, and used free patterns online for the basic pants and shirt (I altered the shirt quite a bit though)

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/386647_178293002265291_119210174840241_317482_920987131_n.jpg
Front view
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/316903_178293045598620_119210174840241_317483_1004564125_n.jpg
Sailor Moon pose
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/316038_178293102265281_119210174840241_317484_303986380_n.jpg
Left Side
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389796_178293178931940_119210174840241_317485_1801929065_n.jpg
Back
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377144_178293295598595_119210174840241_317487_1480906391_n.jpg
Right side
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/391140_178293378931920_119210174840241_317488_1038982494_n.jpg
Boots
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/376802_178293468931911_119210174840241_317489_1950166688_n.jpg
Pants
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/307259_178293565598568_119210174840241_317490_939132040_n.jpg
a little close up of the front fly, my first successful one.
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/375306_178293678931890_119210174840241_317492_1950151006_n.jpg
The Bow, It had to be kept to be reminiscent of Sailor Moon
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/302613_178293802265211_119210174840241_317493_841728726_n.jpg
The gloves
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/305103_178293852265206_119210174840241_317494_1999636186_n.jpg
The stripes on the capelet
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/311875_178293915598533_119210174840241_317495_105120269_n.jpg
Full back
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303193_178294042265187_119210174840241_317496_1319707327_n.jpg
cape "blowing in the wind"
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/305125_178329375594987_119210174840241_317584_200505271_n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/302253_178331215594803_119210174840241_317592_1985798867_n.jpg
His Concept Art

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/383305_178294328931825_119210174840241_317500_1274814542_n.jpg
My friend Danielle.  hers ended up being a little higher, because I did hers first and forgot to put the point in the front :S

Comments and Criticisms are Welcome Smiley
24  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Harry Potter and Friends String Dolls on: November 13, 2011 12:13:05 PM
I'm currently in the middle of a Harry Potter Movie Marathon, and I was making these throughout the first 4 movies.  So far I have Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid and Voldemort.  I'm posting the group shot here, and the rest of the pictures on my blog (link after the photo)



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h5mkGK-CwZc/TsAa_9TmrNI/AAAAAAAAAP8/9wtbuUPCz7A/s640/IMG_0891.jpg

Thanks for looking
C&C welcome Smiley


25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Santa and Mrs Claus Bear Outfits on: November 12, 2011 03:51:42 PM
My boyfriend's mom asked me to make her 2 outfits for the bears that her company Jockey is selling for fundraising.  She wanted 2 bears that would be like a center piece for her display at the conference tomorrow.  since I already had the blocks I made for my BABW monkey, I used them as a base for patterns.  the pants for Santa Bear you can't see too well, but I kinda winged those because they're permanently sitting bears and their bums are really, really big.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315827_172639432830648_119210174840241_303231_293824338_n.jpg

I used left over red halloween fabric from one of my friend's sailor mars costume, and leftover white and black fleece from another friend's Sailor Moon Reversible Cat Hat.  It didn't take all that much fabric or time, I finished both outfits in about an hour.  I only got one picture because my phone was still charging.  I didn't have any elastic to make the pants fit better though, they ended up falling down if you move him, but nothing a few safety pins won't fix.
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Ribbon Rose Rings with Leaf Jewels on: November 08, 2011 12:24:16 PM
Last night I made a set of 3 rings with gold ribbon roses and beautiful jewel leaves in 2 colours (2 dark green and one light green)  I made them on adjustable ring bands, the roses attached with hot glue and the jewels with super glue.  they were put together fast, and I have a few smaller lead jewels that i'm going to be working with as well. with different colour ribbon roses to go with it.

Pictures Smiley




27  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Black and Red Mini Top Hat on: October 28, 2011 08:26:14 PM
I don't really consider this to be reconstructed because the only salvaged materials I used for this were hair clips (they had metal martini glasses) and a Mini Wheats box.  The other materials were new.  I made this out of 2 alligator hair clips, 1 Mini Wheats box, 1.5 squares of felt, and a few rolls of ribbon I had lying around.  It took me about an hour and a half to complete.  it's all put together with hot glue.



**NEW PICTURE--FINAL ADDITION***

**********

I took a few in progess shots as well
28  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / BABW Pinstripe Jacket on: October 27, 2011 10:11:14 AM
I recently started making clothes for my Build-a-Bear Monkey, George.  I think this is the best place for me to put this, I made half scale blocks for him with instructions that I have in a book and online.  I'm thinking that he still needs a faux pocket with pocket squares, but that I'm saving for another day.  I only had plain black fabric, so I pinstriped it myself with white thread.  I'm pretty happy with it, despite the fact that it's a little short, but the pants I'm going to make will compensate.  This is the first in the clothing line that I'm planning on making for him, I refuse to buy him more clothes when I can just make it myself for a fraction of the price.
Anyway, on with the photos.






I also might try to photocopy the blocks I created for people to use which I'm eventually adding to my blog, i'll update this thread when I get it sorted out.

C&C are welcome and appreciated.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Viking Hat with Crocheted Beard ***AND PATTERN LINK*** on: October 19, 2011 02:30:48 PM
This was my prototype for the bearded viking hats that I fell in love with online.  I combined a couple of knitting patterns for the hat itself.  my boyfriend had requested that it have a gold bar up the front and back (it only went halfway up the back though) and a certain mustache shape.  I ended up making the beard way longer than needed so I tacked it up more.  the hat itself and horns were knitted, the beard and mustache were crocheted after 2 failed attempts at knitting them.  I'm putting this in the knitting folder because I think overall there was more knitting involved  Cheesy

this is what it looked like when I gave it to my boyfriend more or less, except here I had it tucked up into my hat instead of tacked down like in the finished part.

I took some in progress shots as well


the horns were kinda wonky here, I repositioned them before finishing.

C&C Welcome.  I can post the pattern used for the hat if anyone's interested.. I didn't use a pattern for the beard though

http://chileconyarne.com/freebies/viking-hat

This is the basic pattern I used, I didn't follow it exactly to a T, for the hat in the picture I used 5.5mm US9 DPNs and I did a CO of 96 i think, my gauge may have been a little off, but that fit a 24" head, the current hat i'm working on has a 23" head, so I've cast on 96 with 5mm US8 DPNs. ***Whatever needle size you use, make sure to have multiples of 8 when you cast on so that the rivets are evenly spaced in the pattern.***
30  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photoshopped Logo on: September 28, 2011 09:13:04 PM
I was working on creating logos for my personal business thing.  I have a facebook page for it, and I hated the old logo, that I designed a year ago and just put it into photoshop recently, I've had it up for about 3 months and hated it.
This is the newest one:


Here's the old one:

I felt it was way too busy and I knew I couldn't use it for smaller things like business cards and letter/invoice headers.

the new one I can use for both labels (using either the whole of the logo or just the 2 artsy letters)

what do you think? C&C welcome.
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