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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Meaty Christmas Cards on: November 03, 2008 03:44:10 PM
I've been a lazy crafter. I actually made this two years ago, but I reprinted some more recently because I figured I'd met enough new people to send them out again this year. I got the idea from a japanese site that had a hot dog art gallery. I don't know if the gallery is still up, since the site's in japanese. Anyway, so I made a hot dog reindeer. And I went out and bought bacon, beef jerky and slim jims and built a cabin. I ended leaving out the bacon. The tree is made from frozen spinach. The rest of it is crafting materials, polyfil, pipe cleaners, glue, etc...I did the art first. I came up the Meaty Christmas part later.


I wish I had taken more process pictures. But this is all I have. I took tons of pictures! I only had enough meat to make three walls of the cabin. So I had to be careful of my camera angles.


Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking! Meaty Christmas!


2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Giant Fruit Ottomans (Tomato and Persimmon!) on: October 02, 2008 01:08:12 AM
I've been busy making ottomans! Our living area lacks seating, so I made a few of these giant pillows. I've had the tomato idea for a while, and I finally got around to making it. My roommate loves persimmons, so I decided to make a persimmon, too. We love them so much, I keep making more and more!





I used red bed sheets from goodwill for the tomatoes. The leaves were cut from old medical scrubs. I couldn't find orange bed linens (quite understandably), so I had to buy fabric for that.



I have a thing for fruits and vegetables. It's become my theme. This was my first giant piece of fruit. I made this almost ten years ago. I had seen a pear bean bag that I loved in a magazine, but it was $200! So, even though I couldn't sew, I decided to make one. I stole my dad's favorite beanbag, made a fleece cover for it and added a felt stem and leaf. I haven't been sewing much since then, but now I'm back at it and having fun with it!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bed Sheet Skirt on: September 08, 2008 11:27:14 PM
I'm very excited about this skirt because it's my very first piece of clothing. And the first time I've completed something with a pattern. I've started a few projects, but never finished them.... anyway, I found this fitted sheet at Goodwill and decided that I had to make a skirt with it. So, off to Joann's I went, and found this pattern on sale for $2. The pattern is McCall's M5591. It's easy enough. I'd surely make it again.


The fabric was pretty thin, so I had to add a lining to it. (I didn't want to have to wear a slip with it.) I haven't been sewing for very long, so the lining turned out pretty well, albeit a bit shorter than I wanted. But it hides what it needs to hide   Wink

It has pockets!

It's a really comfortable skirt.  Smiley  Thanks for looking!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Silk Screened Puppy Pillows on: July 16, 2008 07:30:37 AM
Greetings...this is my very first project post. I made these dog pillows two years ago as a christmas gift for a friend and his family. I'd coyly asked my friend if he had photos of each of their dogs. I played around in photoshop until I got something that worked.  Then I used the faux silk screen found here.
http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/3674467.html

In the future I'd like to go with photo emulsion silk screening, but this faux method is much cheaper, just very time consuming. One photo didn't lend itself well to doing multi colors, so I just did it in one color. The pillow on the far left wasn't silk-screened. That one was traced and painted. That was a gift for another friend. Meet Elliot, Bliss and Beagan...



And this past christmas I made one for another friend. This is Walter.



Thanks for looking!
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