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81  Definitely Decorative Dexter - Packloads of Pictures in Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: January 27, 2010 05:02:46 AM
This is the first shadowbox I have ever made, and the first in a planned series that will depict my favourite tv shows/movies in tiny crafty form.

This one is for 'Dexter' - a show which I absolutely love.  I used paint, paper, craft foam, double sided tape, plastic syringe, glass slides, string, plastic doll arm and a whole lot of plastic which I recycled from shopping bags and other such things.

EDIT: I added new photos - it's incredible the difference taking photos in the light makes.  Dark rooms = not great for photography - who knew?
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82  Sith Code Cross Stitch in Needlework: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: January 26, 2010 03:40:31 AM
My mum recently gave me a whole mess of her old craft supplies, and so my foray into cross stitching began!  This is the first cross stitch I have ever done, and I completed it in two days, so I'm pretty gosh darned pleased with myself.  And I only made myself bleed once!  

I used 'stitchcross regular' for the text, and I pretty much made up the light-sabers as I went.  I like how the blades turned out, but I'd like to learn a better way to do the handles.

This is for my husband's growing collection of Star Wars ... well, everything really.  I don't have a frame big enough for it at home, but I guarantee that after my trip to IKEA next weekend, it will be on the wall Smiley

UPDATE:  I'm very very excited - geekcrafts.com have put my cross-stitch on their page!  Huzzah!
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83  Darth Vader Mirror in Stenciling: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: January 26, 2010 03:28:27 AM

Title pretty much says it all Smiley  This was a Valentine's present for my husband - I made a stencil with contact paper and then painted the uncovered areas with black glass paint.  It's not very practical, but he likes it, and that's the main thing, right? Smiley

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84  What's the time, Mr Vader? in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by teaandcraft on: January 26, 2010 03:25:01 AM

My husband loves Star Wars, and Darth Vader in particular.  So, when I wanted to reconstruct another clock, I had a pretty good idea of what to do - his only request was that it should be black and white and "grungy".

Basically, this was a $5 wooden circle with clock mechanism, so it was pretty simple to alter.  I removed the hands (the mechanism wasn't removable), sanded, painted and stenciled, put the hands back on a voila!  One Darth Vader clock for Scott's Sith Space (I do love alliteration).

Sorry the picture is sideways, but I don't know how to rotate it.

This is a close up so you can see the gold detail I added to give it a bit more pizazz, also the hands are outlined in gold so you can see them better against the black of Darth Vader Smiley

Hope you like it!
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85  Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by teaandcraft on: January 26, 2010 03:04:51 AM

This is a little bag of coins made with air-dry clay, stamps, and paint.  They were very easy to make, but I think they turned out well Smiley  I made these for my continually growing collection of Harry Potter inspired magical objects, and realised after I had made them that I really should have stamped values on them!  The gold ones are Galleons, silver are Sickles, and the bronze and Knuts.  Hope you like them! Smiley

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86  Owls, dinosaurs, muffins - Oh my! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by teaandcraft on: January 26, 2010 02:57:32 AM

Hi, this is my first post on Craftster, and I hope I have put this in the right place!
For my birthday I received a folding agenda which was very useful but *very* ugly.  I didn't take a photo, but picture brown and gold swirls for a background with droopy looking flowers over the top.  Ew. 

I ripped out the notebook, calender and address book, recovered with paper, mod podged, added the notebook, calender and address book back, and added a new closing mechanism.

I designed the panels that I covered the agenda (and the separate books) in Illustrator; I drew the owl, muffin, speech bubble, cassette tape and lightbulb.  The dinosaur is from the 'ding-o-saurs' font, 2010 is in 'dead secretary', lightning bolt is 'sentai 30 dingbats', and lisa is in 'ss fun'.

I hope you like it! Smiley

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