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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Umbrella Corp Acrylic Painting on Canvas on: August 01, 2011 08:09:00 PM
So I just finished this painting for the RedditGifts Arbitrary Day 2011 exchange. Please go easy cause it's my first "real" painting.



My giftee is currently enrolled in NROTC, hopes to become a pilot, and enjoys video games. I tried to loosely base the painting off the following old WWII Air Service poster I found on the internet.



I hope he likes it. I tried really hard to incorporate all his interest into one painting.  

2  COOKING / Dessert / Zombie Cookies (Pic Heavy) on: November 24, 2010 06:37:41 PM
In honor of the holiday season, and the fact that I was off work today, I made Zombie Cookies !!!!







3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Snakes on a Plane (Pic Heavy) on: November 01, 2010 12:07:27 PM
I had to have a work appropriate costume for work this year, but had no money. So with two cardboard boxes, and 3 dollars worth of spray paint I up with this in 36 hours.


Me in the costume


Charters from the movie

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I made windows with snakes in them saying funny things like "I'm climbing in your windows snatching your passengers up", "I can haz passengers", "For the LuLz", ect.
4  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Sailor Moon Pumpkin (pic heavy) *now with Template* on: October 24, 2010 06:30:41 PM
In the name of the Moon, my Pumpkin will punish you Wink





All my supplies. I made the temple in InDesign by taking a Sailor Moon Pic from the interwebz and drawing an oval around it, then gray scaling the whole image out.


My template taped to the pumpkin, I used the punch method (with a pick had from an old carving kit, but an ice pick would work too)


After about an hour of punching out the template and another hour of carving this was my finished product. The pigtails were the hardest part.

Here's a link to the template if you want to make your own Smiley

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GTHKK61V
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Resident Evil Snuggie on: September 16, 2010 09:23:10 PM
So in honor of my all time favorite zombie movie franchise I decided to create and RE themed Snuggie, to keep me warm at my desk.



I used the directions from this site to make the actual Snuggie.....

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Snuggie/

They tell you to buy 3 yards of fabric, but with me only being 5,1' I found this a little too much. Next time I think I'll only go with 2.5 yards. Making the Snuggie only took about 30 minutes, so it's a pretty quick project, the Umbrella Corporation logo however took FOREVER. I didn't have any interfacing so I glued the triangles into place with washable glue (to insure they wouldn't move around on me during stitching), and let them dry over night. After the glue dried I started to hand sew the logo, which took about 1.5 hours to complete.

I only ended up spending about 14 dollars on this project, due to an sale at my local fabric store. So if your bored one weekend this might be a nice (cheap) craft for you.

I'm thinking about making another one for my cousin's birthday (she's obsessed with snuggies), minus the Umbrella Corp Logo.


Thanks for checking out Smiley
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Shark Attack (some what image heavy) on: January 23, 2010 09:58:38 PM
Me and my Husband went shark tooth hunting in Venice Florida a few weeks ago. We found a lot of teeth, so I decided to put this shadow box together to hang in our bathroom. Note: I took the glass out of the box for photographing purposes only, silly flashes. 







Each Shark tooth has the Binomial name of the shark it came from directly under it. Some teeth were very hard to identify so I might have made some educated guesses on some of the teeth (sshhh, don't tell).

I made the name template in Adobe's InDesign then simply glue the teeth to the printed off template. The Shadow box I got on sale (50% off) at Micheal's, so this project only cost me about 8 dollars.
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Star Trek Stockings on: November 29, 2009 09:09:16 PM
When decorating my apartment earlier this week I discovered I didn't have any Christmas stockings. Since the ones at target were too expensive I decided to save some money and make these Smiley






The stockings are made out of fleece and lined with a thick canvas material. 

The stocking pattern can be found here http://www.mccallpattern.com/freeproject/M606freeproject.pdf (warning pdf file)

Total cost of this project 5 dollar =)
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial: Nintendo Purse - Pics Work on: December 20, 2004 02:07:06 PM
I just finished this purse a few weeks ago and thought that I would share it with ya'll. Sorry that the pictures aren't that great This is like my first posted project.







Materials:

  Thick vinyl in desired colors
           -Light grey
           -Dark grey
           -Black
           -Red
   Light grey cotton blend fabric (for the lining)
   Upholsterers Thread in matching colors (I couldn't find red, but maybe ya'll will have better lucky
   Heavy Interfacing
   LEATHER needles (VERY important regular needles will not work with the vinyl very well)
   Cheapy hot glue gun and glue sticks
   Ruler
   Pencil
   Paper (to make the pattern pieces)


Steps.

1. First take ruler and pencil and make/cut out the pattern shown. Then pin/cut out the pattern to the light grey vinyl and the light grey cotton fabric 



2. Next you need to make the pieces for the for the actually controller. Some of the pieces you're going to have to eyeball (the two crosses, and the start and select buttons)







3. Next your going to have to sew the interfacing to the lightgrey vinyl

4. Now glue to the controller pieces to the black vinyl rectangle *Make sure that the glue isn't to hot or you'll melt the vinyl* if you don't glue them down they'll move to much when you try to sew them

5. Now your going to start sewing your controller pieces to the black vinyl rectangle.

6. Once all the pieces are on your going to sew the black rectangle to the purse.

7. Now your going to follow the steps for a jordy bag http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19288.0

8. You now have a Nintendo bag Smiley



Sorry if this Tutorial  wasn't very good it's my first one. I'm thinking about making a few more with zipper tops as soon as I can figure it out.

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