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71  Steampunk air pirate couple! Yar! in Halloween Costumes by Urban Threads on: November 02, 2008 03:20:35 PM
Me and my man were invited to a full on Halloween wedding this year, and I thought it was a great excuse to go all out on the costumes.
Recently I've been inspired by the whole steampunk thing.  It was so much fun to draw, I decided it might be equally fun to make.  I didn't want to do the typical fancy lady full skirt thing either.  I'm not quite sure what I am, but I think I'm some sort of air pirate.  Hence the aviator pin and the big knife.



It's a combination of things I had, things I bought, and things that were made.  the skirt, hat, pants and spats are all custom made.  The dreads a lovley ladey on Etsy made me a few halloweens ago.  A friend of mine with far more sewing skills than I helped me make the sewn parts.  Here's the original concept sketch.  yes, I sketched this FIRST. She's just that good at sewing.



I'm also quite pleased with how the aviator pins turned out.  I made one for both of us.  It's basically just watch parts, charms from Michael's, and lots of hot glue.



His costume was more thrift store and modifications.  We got his vest/shirt/pants at a thrift store, I made the belt/buckle harnesses, and I modified his hat with a new band, buckles, and a handmade set of goggles.  The jacket is from a Van  Helsing costume. His spats were also handmade.  Here's me and him at the wedding.  Sorry it's a bit dark.  We won the costume contest for most original costumes!




Here's a closeup of his gun, which is part of the cross holster he's wearing.  The gun I got at target and gave it a custom paint job, to make it look all coppery and dirty and steampunk-y.
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72  Craft or Die needlebook craft kit in Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects by Urban Threads on: October 31, 2008 10:32:42 AM
I kept stabbing myself when reaching into my craft box, looking for needles or other pointy objects.  I thought it time to retire from the life of a human pincushion, and make myself a cute little crafting kit/needlebook. 



This one's mostly for sewing and embroidery.  If I make another one I think I'd add a small pocket on the scissors side for some embroidery thread.  My favorite bit is the little skull pincushion.  He can hold pin and needles when flat, but works like a regular pincushion when the kit is open.

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73  Halloween monster lights!! in Halloween Decor and Parties by Urban Threads on: October 24, 2008 12:19:34 PM
I made some cute little Monster stuffies for Urban Threads this year, I found they would also make a super cute set of MONSTER LIGHTS!



All I did was stitch them out as usual, but when I sewed them together, I left a little hole at the top for the light to fit through.  If you make the hole small enough, it's snug enough for the monster to hang about on his own, but if you want to finish them, just add a small strip of fabric over the light strand to secure them in.  Indoor lights don't heat up enough to be of any worry, but if you're paranoid you can always use LED lights, which don't heat up at all...



I found felt works best because it doesn't fray and lets light through nicley.  I also found a way of turning my machine into a monster making factory, by having it stitch three monsters at a time.  PLUS, lo and behold, when I was seam ripping one that didn't work quite right, I discovered something else.  They make awesome finger puppets!!



I thought they would be really cute to stuff with some candy corn and hand out on halloween, and then the littles ones have monsters to play with when they get home.  These guys can easily be done by hand too, they just take a little while...

Happy Halloween everyone!!

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74  Morning Monster Coffee Corset in Needlework: Completed Projects by Urban Threads on: October 17, 2008 11:25:28 AM
I love my coffee (and when I say coffee, I mean highly caffinated beverage that tastes mostly like hot chocolate and caramel) but I hate those little cardboard things you need to use every time you get a cup.  All you do is throw them away afterwards.  I try going without them every once in awhile and see what my pain threshhold is, but most of the time I cave.  Now...I made my own reusable one!



Complete with morning monster!  Inspired by my boyfriend before coffee.  Hand embroidered on the cozy, with "Morning Monster" text embroidered on the side.  I like his bunny slippers.



The lace up option is nice.  One, because I think it looks swank, and I love putting in grommets, and two, it'll fit any size up.  Just lace it up and go Smiley
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75  Steampunk air pirate costume! Yar! *more pics added* in Halloween Costumes by Urban Threads on: October 17, 2008 07:52:07 AM
Recently I've been inspired by the whole steampunk thing.  It was so much fun to draw, I decided it might be equally fun to make.  I didn't want to do the typical fancy lady full skirt thing either.  I'm not quite sure what I am, but I think I'm some sort of air pirate.  Hence the aviator pin and the big knife.



It's a combination of things I had, things I bought, and things that were made.  the skirt, hat, pants and spats are all custom made.  The dreads a lovley ladey on Etsy made me a few halloweens ago.  A friend of mine with far more sewing skills than I helped me make the sewn parts.  Here's the original concept sketch.  yes, I sketched this FIRST. She's just that good at sewing.



I'm also quite pleased with how the aviator pins turned out.  My boyfriend and I are going as a steampunk couple, so I made him one too.  It's basically just watch parts, charms from Michael's, and lots of hot glue.



I'm testing it out at my Halloween party this weekend, and then it's full run is when I go to a friends wedding on Halloween proper.  I can't wait for that wedding.

*update* - A few peoples were asking about my other half's costume.  Here are some photos we took at the party.  Forgive me, it was late into the evening, so the costumes had seen some wear.  I wasn't wearing my jacket at that point.  His costume is mostly a collection of thrift stuff.  His jacket is from a van helsing costume.  His hat I modified with a band, leather and buckles, and a pair of handmade goggles.  His gun harness is two thrift store belts sewn and hot glued together, with a handmade holster, and he has handmade spats.

 


The gun I got at target and gave it a custom paint job, to make it look all coppery and dirty and steampunk-y.  I hope to work a bit more on his costume, and maybe give him some armor or something for the wedding.  No idea how to make that part though...
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76  Spooktacular Halloween Wall Lights! in Halloween Decor and Parties by Urban Threads on: October 06, 2008 08:20:52 PM
I made a neat discovery...

What started all this was that I bought a ceramic pumpkin candle holder set that was useless, because when you put the cover on, the flame went out.  So, to solve my rubbish candle problem, I went out to target and bought some flamless LED tea lights.  They're little flame shaped lights that flicker like real flame.  Once I got home though, I discovered a much more useful place for them...



Behind my handmade masks!  They look really awesome because they flickr like real flames, so you just have creepy glowing eyes with moody lighting.  I only had two fully made masks I crafted awhile ago, and I wanted a few more for cheap.



So with a simple craft mask and another tea light... I made more!



They're really cheap and really make a cool effect.  I'm thinking of lining a wall with a line of white ones when I throw my halloween party in a few weeks.  they make really swank wall lamps.
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77  Pup hoodie! in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Urban Threads on: October 03, 2008 11:37:02 AM
I'll be upfront about this and say that this week's project was not made by me, but by our fabulous guest craftser Anna.  I also had a guest pup to model it, the little fuzzbutt in the photos is my brother's puppy.  Here's Norton in his fabulous new hoodie.



He was always shivering at night when he went out. He's much cozier and stylin now.  This is Anna and Norton after their fabulous work was complete.



And Norton lookin all gansta' in the hood.



And the embroidery on the back.  We decided Cthulhu loves puppies, because Cthulhu loves everyone.

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78  Softies using printer fabric in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Urban Threads on: September 26, 2008 11:19:37 AM
I love this stuff.  It's cotton fabric you can stick in your printer!  Now I can make softies out of anything!  I always wanted a huggable version of hardcore bunny...and of course who doesn't love cthulhu or little ninjas.

It prints out really nice too, but of course I have a pretty nice Epson.  It's waaay better than iron on, with that awful plastic-y iron on stuff.
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79  Embroidered Jeans in Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects by Urban Threads on: September 19, 2008 10:22:23 AM
Well, I knew you could do it somehow, so I recently took my favorite pair of jeans and figured out how to hoop them under my embroidery machine.  Basically it's a lot of seam ripping, spray fixative, and pins.  I tried it first on another pair of jeans, and discovered that just the weight of the jeans alone, with the legs hanging off the table, was enough to mess up the design.  My futura sucks sometimes.  So here's the final, finished result:



For some reason I was feeling in a western mood, but western with a bit of cow skull and barbed wire.  It seems like a good deal of things I do end up with skulls involved somehow.  The cowskull is on the back right pocket, the barbed embellishment is on the bottom left leg.
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80  Hot Water Bottle Cozy in Needlework: Completed Projects by Urban Threads on: September 12, 2008 10:48:15 AM
I've always loved hot water bottles.  My nan used to always have one ready when we went to stay with her, and I loved finding the bottom of the bed warm and toasty instead of dauntingly cold.  I had a hard time finding them over here.  I had to go to a number of different stores and two different walgreens to finally find one, and then it was just an ugly pink rubber lump.  I decided to make a cute little cover for it, so I don't have to cuddle rubber and so it looks a bit more stylin'



Plus, since all I ever seem to hear on the news these days is doom and gloom about high winter heating costs, this should keep me warm without bleeding my wallet.



The blue bunny is a machine embroidery design, but most of it is stichin' so I put it here.
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