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1  Decorated guitar in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by IndigoCharm on: September 11, 2014 02:54:57 PM
I was asked to decorate a guitar with some paint markers, here is the front:

and the back:

A friend of mine was holding it. I hope you like it.
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2  Patch in Completed Projects by IndigoCharm on: September 11, 2014 02:48:47 PM
Here are two patches I made with fabric markers -- one is for a friend who likes Siouxie Sioux and whales and the second is for my boyfriend, who hopes one day to possess an army of pugs and call them all Banjo. Both pretty silly.

I hope you like it.
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3  Mermaid purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by IndigoCharm on: September 11, 2014 02:33:36 PM
I sewed this purse for my friend's birthday; I drew the patch with fabric markers. the colour layering was fun -- there are no peach coloured fabric markers (as far as I have seen) so I have to do a layer of red and brown and then white over that.

Hand-sewn because I'm afraid of sewing machines and I don't have electricity anyway.
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4  First non-terrible dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by IndigoCharm on: December 08, 2012 12:58:24 PM
I got some Halloween fabric in JoAnne's (cause Halloween fabric is the best) and then it laid around for maybe a year. I knew I wanted to make a dress out of it but I had never really done it before, excepting the dress made out of a fake velvet Halloween cape (it's not my fault! It was the only material I had! It doesn't count!) Finally I made myself do it, and after a few re-sewings, it came out fairly good.

The picture is not the best ever, but there you go. Yay, first dress!
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5  Ribbons in Weaving: Completed Projects by IndigoCharm on: August 30, 2012 02:19:54 PM
I've been wanting to learn how to weave for a while, and this year while I was in Arizona a lady was nice enough to not only teach me, but also let me borrow her inkle loom for a week or so. These are the ribbons I made, displayed chronologically, the first woven with random thread they had around and the latter ones with thread I bought myself.

I know these are nothing amazing, but I'm still pretty happy with them. I'd like to eventually get my own inkle loom and try out making belts and laces and such.

Thanks for looking.
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6  Leaf-printed eggs and strawberry kvas in Recipes and Cooking Tips by IndigoCharm on: April 05, 2010 03:37:31 AM
For easter, I followed my grandmother's tradition of dying eggs in onions skins with leaf prints:

I did five eggs but unfortunately, one of them wasn't deeply-coloured enough (I had to stop by the store and get some more onion skins) and another burst -- and as you see, one of these three didn't turn out so well, either. It didn't help that I only had one pantyhose that I could use (the way you get the leaves to stay on while you're dying the eggs is you put the egg in a piece of clean and/or unused pantyhose and tie it off) so the process went fairly slowly. At the end, I rubbed them in some sunflower oil to give them a slight shine. The first egg was a clover leaf, the second was a wild violet leaf, and the third was supposed to be a baby tree leaf of some sort.

I also made strawberry kvas:

It is nice and slightly fizzy and tangy, like kvas should be, with a light strawberry scent and flavour. I got the recipe from here -- http://www.good-cook.ru/proth/proth_071.shtml -- which is in Russian, but if anybody wants it, I can translate.
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7  Clay holders -- claw and owl in Completed Projects by IndigoCharm on: March 15, 2010 03:58:09 AM
I made these from air dry clay and they're designed to hold -- well, anything laying around that fits, really.

First there's the owl:

Two of its talons chipped off, unfortunately (the cat knocked it off the table) but it's not too noticeable since it's fairly small. You can see above I am using it for holding thread, tiny scissors, and eyeliner.

Then there's the claw, which is bigger and is used for larger things -- brushes, screwdrivers, lipstick tubes, sometimes knitting needles and such:

I'm not sure whether I should paint it or not.
Thanks for looking!
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8  Playing cards in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by IndigoCharm on: March 03, 2010 09:12:48 PM
About two days ago, I decided I felt like playing cards, but couldn't find any at the store. So I started on making my own, which took a while because I am lazy and put off things, and I only had four markers to use (black, red, green, and a crappy blue) but I finally finished today. Observe!





The clothes of the jacks-queens-kings are very vaguely modeled off of some that I saw in a tarot deck example on Wikipedia. I have to admit, sometimes the drawing and colouring was fairly half-hearted, but they're just for me and my boyfriend, mostly, and they worked well enough when we used them. Smiley
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9  Apple Galette + partly homemade hard cider in Dessert by IndigoCharm on: March 03, 2010 08:51:53 PM
This is from a month ago, but I lost my camera charger and only managed to get a new one last week.

Apple galette:

The recipe is from Smitten Kitchen, and is delicious: http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/11/simplest-apple-tart/
I made it for my mother's birthday and apparently she really liked it.

I also managed to find some cider that, though pasteurized, had no additives like most ciders at the store, and with a pinch of yeast and some raisins it was soon turned into hard cider:

It was really good -- unfortunately, it has since turned very dry and extremely alcoholic, with a slight raisiny aftertaste. Ah well, still good for spiced cider.
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10  Dragon-skin notebook in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by IndigoCharm on: February 25, 2010 12:00:22 AM
I could have sworn I posted this here, considering I made it a while ago, but apparently not -- it was not in my topics OR pictures. So here it is:

It's done with Coptic stitch and the cover is some wrapping paper I saved up from a present. It reminded me of dragons, hence the title of the post (for lack of a better one).
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