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1  "I have loved the stars too fondly" wall art in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by teaandcraft on: July 29, 2014 08:07:43 AM


I am most definitely not a painter, but I was making a housewarming present for a friend and wanted to try something a little different to what I normally do. I used a wooden board for the canvas, and slapped down some nice thick layers of dark blues, dark purples, and a bit of black. Then I used silver paint to write out the quote. As you can see, I messed up a bit in the middle and there is some smudging >___< My consolation is that it is not quite so visible in real life! The stars are also done in silver, but they have glow in the dark paint added over the top. They do not glow very brightly, but when viewed at night they do look quite lovely ^___^ I need a *lot* more practise to get my brush control looking neater, but nonetheless I am happy with how it looks ^___^
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2  My Lumpy Space Princess Costume (pic heavy) in Costumes: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: July 29, 2014 07:52:47 AM



I made this LSP costume for a con I recently attended. It was so much fun! This is by far one of the most comfortable costumes I have made, and lots of people recognised who I was, which was fantastic! ^___^



I brought my wig and tights, and my belt was something I already owned, but everything else was handmade ... or at least upcycled! ^___^ The dress is the main bit of the costume - I am very lucky to have a fashion designer as a friend and she helped me to create both the pattern and the dress. It's a simple pattern, but it fits perfectly and is oh so comfy ^___^ The bodice is fully lined and the skirt has three panels to ensure much fluffiness. I also wore a petticoat underneath it to really up the fullness. I personally think it could have been even fuffier ... but I only brough three meters of fabric and I figured I'd probably want to sit down at some point during the day ~___^



I also made my hair clip (felt, glitter mod podge, and a clip backing) ...



and my necklace (shrinky dink, nail polish, sharpies, chain, and jewellery findings) ...



and my bag (glittery vinyl, leather scraps, gold paint, a zip, chain and jump rings, hot glue, and embroidery thread)!



My shoes were ugly and beige when I brought them from an opshop; I have to wear shoe inserts to fix my dreadful feet so I picked out some old lady shoes that I knew would fit my orthotics and also be comfortable. Then I covered them in glitter and mod podge until they were hardly recognisable! I made some giant bows from satin ribbon and added clip on earring backs so that I could fasten them over the straps of the shoes.



And that's that! The only other thing you need for a LSP costume is a good side eye. I think I've got it downpat ~___^
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3  Nyan cat pillow plushie in Crochet: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: July 29, 2014 07:03:01 AM


One of my friends recently had her first child, and as they were decorating the nursery in a rainbow theme, I thought a nyan cat would be a perfect gift! But I was really worried about the baby pulling off a tail or a leg and eating it or something (you can tell I know next to nothing about children) so instead of an amigurumi I made this pillow plushie kinda thing. It was easy to make, although time consuming as I did everything in single crochet to prevent stuffing leakage. I broke down the nyan cat into simple shapes and then just sewed them all together.



The little blushy cheeks are probably my favourite part ^___^



The back is covered in this lovely soft minky dot fleece. Hopefully this can be something that the baby can enjoy now as well as in years to come! ^___^
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4  Baneling, Overload, and Companion Cube plushies in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: July 29, 2014 06:41:50 AM
I have been making nerdy plushies for my husband for a while, but for some reason haven't uploaded them here yet!



This is Squishy, he is a baneling from Starcraft. I made him using a pattern from BoRoShan which was very well done and simple to follow ^___^





This is Gasbag, he's an overlord (also from Starcraft). This pattern was a lot harder for me, and I'm not totally happy with how it turned out. But at least I got him finished! The pattern I used was by Arixystix.





Lastly, I made this companion cube which was time consuming but not very difficult. I tried to get all the lines matched up, but some of them were just not right no matter what I did! I didn't follow a sewing pattern for this, which may be why ~___^

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5  How do I get the glass out of this pocket watch cabochon? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by teaandcraft on: July 10, 2014 07:15:36 AM

I brought this cool pocket watch cabochon to make a necklace, but I can't work out how to get the glass out! I'd like to replace it after putting things inside the watch, so I'd prefer not to break it, but just can't figure it out  Huh



I've included a (badly lit but hopefully still helpful) photo, and would really appreciate some advice! ^___^
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6  Vintage pyrex inspired hoop in Needlework: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: May 29, 2014 05:40:13 AM



I'm kinda totally obsessed with vintage pyrex so I decided to make a hoop celebrating one of my favourite designs ^___^ The felt and fabric were both from my stash, and the hoop is one I found at the op shop for a dollar so this ended up being a very inexpensive project! Which means more money to spend on more pyrex ... ~___^
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7  Ewok Cushion in Crochet: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: May 29, 2014 05:29:08 AM



This ewok cushion took me such a long time to make, but I'm so happy with how it turned out! I crocheted two large circles (one brown, one striped orange and brown for the back), one large ring (orange), two medium circles (brown), two small circles (black), one tiny circle (black), and one small length of chain (black) and then just sewed everything together! ^___^
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8  Two hats, a scarf, and a flower crown in Crochet: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: May 29, 2014 05:20:41 AM
I've been slack in uploading my projects, so instead of spamming the board I thought I'd just make a large post ^___^



This hat was made for a beanie drive, for guys with cancer. I made mine to look like Wesley Crusher's jumper, so hopefully this cheered up a Star Trek fan ^___^ This was the first project I ever did ribbing on, and it does look less buckety when worn ~___^



This was a quick project which I made simply because I really wanted to buy this chunky pink wool and then I needed to justify the purchase ~___^ My favourite part is the giant pom-pom!





This scarf is made from the "Flights of Fancy" pattern by Lion Brand Yarn, but I used a much thinner wool which gave it a whole new look ^___^



Lastly, I crocheted five black roses and tied them onto an old headband to create a flower crown. I really love this one, I have worn it so much since making it and the roses also look great bobby pinned behind victory rolls ... ^___^



... like so! ^___^ The pattern for the roses is from Hachi Yarns and I want to make some in every colour! ^___^
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9  The Death Star Revisited in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: May 29, 2014 05:06:11 AM




When I first started crocheting, I made a tiny Death Star for my husband. At the time I was happy with it, but I decided to try again to see if I could improve it. Umm, there's a big difference between the two! The picture above is the new one, and the one below is my first attempt. I made them both mostly the same way (sphere, small bowl shape attached for laser), the difference is that with the first one I tried weaving in the black line and on the second I crocheted a chain and sewed it on. I made these about a year and a half apart from each other, so I guess the practice really is making a difference ^___^

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10  Crafty Forever paper-covered wooden wreath in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by teaandcraft on: May 16, 2014 03:14:15 AM


I've been trying to stash-bust while I'm studying to avoid spending money on more craft supplies, luckily I'm a total hoarder so I still have plenty of projects to work on ~___^  I had this wooden wreath from Kaisercraft in my craft room for ages, so it was great to finally use it! I covered all the pieces with scrapbooking paper, realised that using all the leaves made it look way too busy, and then pared it down drastically to the four leaves and three birds you see before you today ~___^

I made the bunting from scraps of scrapbooking paper and baker's twine, the wooden flourishes are also from Kaisercraft, and the letters are chipboard ones that I'd had for ages and just updated by spray painting them white (they were a mixture of stripes and argyle before). I've still got a pile of leaves to use up, but I'm really happy with how this project turned out ^___^
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