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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Reverse French with Stars! on: July 14, 2012 09:58:09 PM
I really wanted to try the reverse French manicure that keeps popping up on pintrest and yesterday when I was all ready to go... I discovered that I didn't have any round stickers. What I did have was stars!



I kinda like it... Did it work? Smiley
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Dragons! on: February 24, 2012 06:18:48 PM
So. Friends of ours had a baby recently and for him... I made a dragon! I didn't have a pattern, so I just made it up, he's a little wonky, but it adds to his charm I think.







Thanks for looking Smiley
 
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A Very Harry Bouquet on: August 15, 2011 08:47:07 PM
My boyfriend and I are getting married at the beginning of next year and I've been playing with ideas for a non-plant bouquet. There are lots of beautiful ideas out there for fabric and paper flowers so I decided to try this one  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2011/07/22/diy-storybook-paper-roses/

Nothing seemed more appropriate than Harry Potter for me, so I used a thrift-store copy of Philosopher's Stone.





Hope you guys enjoy - lemme know what you think?


4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / I painted myself green! Star Trek Orion on: August 19, 2010 10:38:31 AM
This was done for the fan expo in the spring, you have no idea how much attention you get when you're painted green  Cheesy
 
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That's me as an Orion in original series Starfleet duds. I didn't exactly adhere to canon, as I'd originally wanted to go full out as an Orion slave girl. Alas, it was April in Calgary and for those of you who know - effing freezing. The Starfleet outfit, which I made out of flannelette, was much better for not freezing off my little green bum.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs446.ash1/24571_591984222917_120604806_35213543_439746_n.jpg
Driving down there. By the end of the day right around my neck under my chin was the most worn, but the paint on my hands held up surprisingly well.


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And me talking to my friend who was providing Stormtrooper security for the event.

Yay - it was a really fun day and I had a great time with the dress.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!



5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / EDWARD CULLEN! on: November 05, 2009 10:03:56 PM
I mentioned in another thread that my boyfriend requested that we dress him up in an outrageous Edward Cullen costume and here are the results...


All sparkly and pretty


Sniffing me like I'm his "personal brand of heroin"


A couple girls at the party who really liked his felt eyebrows

It turned out great and he was a big hit - thanks for looking!
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Star Trek and Harry Potter dork goodnesses! on: June 29, 2009 09:08:26 PM
!Update!

As promised I'm adding my most recent and so far, most favourite Trek t-shirt. Its all done with a sharpie, using a stencil to work out the placement for the lettering and drawing. For the ship I just free handed the NX-01 using a technical drawing for reference. Enjoy!

Also: I apologize for the crap quality of the photo Smiley



***

I recently made this for my Dad for father's day. He's a huge Trekkie (and he's passed his love onto me) and he loved it. "PROPERTY OF - STARFLEET ACADEMY - 2155 - ASTROPHYSICS DEPT."

I based it off a shirt I thought up and made for my best friend when Deathly Hallows came out. I'm wearing a Che style Snape shirt and hers says "PROPERTY OF - MAGICAL LAW ENFORCEMENT - 1995 - AUROR DEPT."


Hope you guys enjoy Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Littler is Cuter: Teenie Gryffindor Scarf! on: April 03, 2009 02:16:07 PM
I made this as a part of one of swap items - but I'm so pleased with it I couldn't resist posting, hope it doesn't give too much away. Thanks for looking! Cheesy



8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Jack and Sally on: February 03, 2009 11:22:20 PM
My first post - and apparently because of the rules I cannot post my pictures yet... Eff!!

And it's a bit late, hah, considering they were my boyfriend's and my halloween costumes - but I finally tracked down some pictures, these my Dad took before we left for a party.

Everything was handmade. For Sally I started with plain white fabric in five different textures which I dyed to get my colour palate. I'm a total perfectionist and nothing I found was working for me... This way I got exactly what I wanted. I even went so far as to rip open a pen, steal the ink and add that to my pot of dye just to get the result I wanted. And of course, my need for perfection led to referencing movie stills to get the look of the dress just right.

From the front...



From the back...



I wanted the look of the legs and the arms just right (hah, naturally) so I used two pairs of white stockings and I hand sewed with wool Sally's stitches. For my face, after the makeup (and gaudy fake eyelashes - which were oh-so-fantasmo) I cut inch long pieces of wool and using the eyelash glue I stuck them to my face to match the wool stitches on my arms and legs - I totally impressed myself with that one...

Shot of my face/make-up (and Jayson being awesome in the back)...



Jayson and I together...



For the Jack Skellington side I had a lot more trouble. This was my first stab at men's clothing and I'm really glad it went as well as it did. That being said, the pants are made from scratch (where it became extremely obvious to me that boys do not have the same parts nor do they have the same overall shape as girls, eff...) and I altered a old pattern for a shirt-dress to make the jacket.

From the front...



From the back...



For the make-up I covered him with a layer of normal white make-up to protect his skin but I used black acrylic paint to get the vibrancy/opaqueness for his eyes and mouth. Mostly, I was really pleased with the result and the paint held up really well (except around the mouth... after a little partying/snogging/getting festively tanked)

Anyway... Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my boyfriend's favourite movies and naturally it was well worth all the trouble! Smiley

I hope ya'll enjoy!

9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Suppliers on: February 03, 2009 03:40:17 PM
I was wondering if anyone out there had any good recommendations for online suppliers, particularly for notions (zippers, magnetic clasps, snaps...) and finishing materials (like studs, rings, grommets, eyelets and other metalwork).
I'm especially looking for wholesale and it would be even better if the suppliers are Canadian, but its not a huge deal.
There is not a lot available on hand where I live, so I've had to turn to the internet for better results. Any help is much appreciated!

Thx a million.

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