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61  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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62  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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63  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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64  Chalkboard animal planters from soft drink bottles in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by teaandcraft on: May 16, 2014 02:05:05 AM

I was inspired to make these from a picture I saw on Pinterest of cute white kitty planters made from soft drink bottles (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/127437864429724028/). I saved up some bottles from my recycling, cut them using scissors and a scalpel, and then spray painted them with chalkboard paint. I used chalk to draw on their faces, which worked out well for me because it was really easy to correct mistakes! ^____^
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65  Gem and skull&bone hairclips in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: May 15, 2014 07:51:16 AM
I did a Valentine's Day swap this year (as you have probably guessed, I am rather behind in uploading my projects to here!) where the aim was to make "old school" style Valentine's. Australian kids don't really do Valentine's, so I was really keen to try out this tradition with my American swappers!

I used polymer clay and a sharp razer blade to create these little diamonds, which I then painted with my husband's Warhammer army paints. The red ones were my favourite because I liked how the gold dry-brush turned out on them, but I also did silver and gold.

I used small pieces of felt and E6000 to attach them to hairclips and I was really pleased with how they turned out! ^___^

I made the cards from kraft and scrapbooking paper and attached the hairclips to the front with washi-tape. I was informed that puns are an essential part of children's Valetine's gifts, so I had to include one on my cards ~___^

My next attempt at sculpting was these skull and bone hairclips, just for me this time! ^___^ I painted them with a mixture of acrylic and Warhammer paints, and then used glitter mod podge on the bones to make them sparkle ^____^

(My hair has changed rather dramatically since February!) I haven't done any sculpting since high school, but it's something I want to practice more. Hopefully I can improve my skills over my next couple of projects! ^___^
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66  A pillbox hat for a night at the theatre in Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: May 14, 2014 08:32:30 AM

My friend and I decided to dress up vintage style to go and see a play set in the '50s. I already had most of the things I needed for my outfit, but I felt like it really needed a head piece. What kind of lady would go out for the evening without her gloves and hat, after all? ~___^

I made the hat from a lid from a jar of plaster of paris, some scraps of satin, some tulle, and a long ribbon that I've saved since I got it wrapped around one of my wedding gifts ... four years ago. Let it never be said that I don't use the things I hoard! ~___^ I glued a hair comb to the inside of the hat, but I ended up putting in a couple of bobby pins to make sure it wasn't going to fall off. It was a really fun night, and now I have a fancy hat to wear ... hmmm, where *am* I going to wear this? ~___^

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67  Granny square cowl in Crochet: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: May 14, 2014 08:15:49 AM

I was planning to make a granny square blanket with these squares, but since I've got one or two (or five) crochet blankets that I haven't finished yet I decided to make them into a cowl instead ^___^

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68  Coffin purse from a Living Dead Doll box in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by teaandcraft on: May 14, 2014 08:11:01 AM

I used the base of a Living Dead Doll box to make this purse - it was super easy! I wanted this project to be super easy so I used hot glue to attach the faux leather and satin ribbon over the box, and also to attach the zip. The strap is made from a length of chain that I threaded through two holes that I made in the top of the box and then joined together with a jump ring inside the purse.

I think another glue might have been better, because there are parts where the hot glue can be seen underneath the ribbon and a glue that dried clearer might have been better. Nonetheless, it was a fun project and I like how it turned out! ^___^
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69  Witchcraft! in Needlework: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: May 14, 2014 08:03:04 AM

I made this hoop for my friend using the Witchcraft pattern by Urban Threads. I think that the colour I chose for her limbs is a little pale, but otherwise I'm happy with it! ^___^

Some of my favourite details include her real chain choker, the spiderweb which I crocheted with one strand of DMC, ...

the metallic pins in her pincushion, ...

and her little green eyed kitty! ^___^ My friend really liked it too, and that's the most important thing, right? ^___^
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70  Nerd Love wall hanging in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by teaandcraft on: February 13, 2014 11:41:47 PM

I made this little mobile/ wall hanging for my husband's Valentine present ^___^ It's made from an old pair of 3D glasses, magnet letters, and baker's twine - plus a little spray paint and hot glue! ^___^

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