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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Polaroid 80's style Quilt on: January 29, 2015 04:26:50 PM
This is my very first large scale quilt! My first first quilt I made a small baby quilt for my nephew. After that, I kind of got a wee bit obsessive. I didn't follow any real pattern for the blocks, though they're fairly basic.




I started with the fabric I used in the polaroids. It's an old halloween print we used to sell at my job that one of my managers gave me scraps of. I came across polaroid quilts when I was looking for ideas of what to do with what I had and it kind of spiraled out from there. The other fabrics I used I bought online, he two skull prints and two camera prints coming from a Riley Blake line and the bows print one from a Kokka cotton canvas line. The backing fabric is another one from work actually, a dandilion kind of batik print. Everything I picked has been pretty heavily influenced by my love of 80's style bright colors and prints [something my mother doesn't understand since I was born in '93]






The quilt blocks and assembly I got done over about two weeks. After that the top sat for a little while, but I got it basted for quilting just before Christmas. Afterwards it sat for another few weeks, since I was getting ready for and went in to have surgery. Two week long hospital stays later, I was home and ready to kill some boredom. So over the past three days I machine quilted and bound and now it's done! It's nowhere near perfect, there are several spots where the sashing and squares don't match up, and there are puckers and not totally straight stitches, but I'm super excited to finally have this on my bed!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Superhero Bra on: April 26, 2014 06:04:05 AM
The pattern is DL02, as it's the only one she had that matched my cup and band size. Once I get a little more confident I might buy others in the closest size I can and alter them but this one worked really well.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Superhero Bra on: April 21, 2014 05:17:58 PM
Thank you!

@lady4feet: I think it probably only really works if you're doing a molded/foam lined cup, because it kinda calls for structure anyway and cotton has so little stretch. I think in an unlined cup it might not go over super well since then you need the extra stretch from other materials.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Superhero Bra on: April 21, 2014 04:18:57 PM
I have been looking at making a bra for a few months now, the main thing holding me back being how complicated they are and that I have a rather large bust. Most commercial bra patterns rarely hit a DD cup, never mind my DDD/F. Finally I really started researching it, and found a few independent pattern makers. I went with a pattern from MakeBra, mostly because it includes a foam lined cup, and the additional structure is something I appreciate.









Over all, it was easier than I thought it would be, just very, very, time consuming. Since it was my first ever bra, it took 13 hours to make. However, Im really proud of it, and it is SO COMFORTABLE. There are definitely spots to improve [I hate foldover elastic], and I will be making more for sure.

As I said, I got my pattern from MakeBra
Elastics, rings, slides, underwire, channeling, foam, and closures I got from Sew Sassy
The cotton and spandex I picked up at work.
Overall this bra cost me about $25 dollars to make! SO much better than the 40+ I spend in stores getting a decent bra.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: March 2012 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery on: March 28, 2012 02:29:27 PM
Wow! Everything this month looks so awesome and lovely! I can't believe I haven't been around more, March has been a far busier month then I ever thought I would be! I'm sending off my claim tonight, and I've also got pictures from the package I received from Stelolina! She sent me glow in the dark image transfers that I'm just itching to try, postcards for my post card wall, and this AWESOME t-shirt!:





It's the sign in ASL for 'pride'! I may or may not have squealed when I opened this. =]

Thank you so much Stelolina!
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: TARDIS Nightlight on: March 06, 2012 11:13:14 AM
Thank you!

@bethanael; it wasn't hard compared to my other projects which have been large panels and boxes, but working with small pieces can get a little difficult during the cutting process for me. Again though, I'm just a student, I've only been doing Stained Glass since October 2011! There are far more experienced people around here that it's prolly better to ask questions of. =]
7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / TARDIS Nightlight on: March 06, 2012 07:45:22 AM
So most prolly wont find this as cool as my TARDIS Box, but Im happy with it. Its a nightlight I made in class =D Yes, I still sleep with a nightlight. Im pretty sad to be putting away my dinosaur one that I got at the grocery store last year [I followed my mom around with it softly roaring until she bought it for me], but pretty happy to have made this one all on my own and to be using it =D. It was a lot easier than my box and took a lot less time [about 4 hours!]. I actually finished it about a week ago, but I was waiting to get a bulb for the light before I posted it =]. My lines are still a little uneven, and I'm still a beginner, but I love it!









I've got another project finished that I'll post soon, which is Star Trek! And right now I'm working on my final project of the semester, a panel that'll be around 14x10 when done!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: March 2012 Birthday Swap - Join All Month! on: March 05, 2012 10:27:50 PM
Hi! My name is Xandria, and I'm a college student from Albany, NY. On March 13th this year, I'm going to be 19! Stuff about me:

*I'm studying to be an American  Sign Language Interpreter.
*My favorite colors are pink, red, purple, and blue.
*I just finished wearing purple everyday for a year though, so it's better off used in small doses right now
*I don't like green or gold.
*My favorite animals are dinosaurs, koi fish, and owls.
*I love Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Harry Potter, and comic books. My favorite comic heroes are the X-Men, especially Gambit.
*I have dreadlocks, which create a need for slightly larger than normal hats, because that's just the nature of dreads ^^;;
*I do ask for things that require measurments, please PM me if you want them
*I have no allergies.
 
Crafty Wishlist:
-My lovely biffle Maya is going to be turning 20 this year on the 19th, and I thought it would be fun to get her in on some crafty love this year! She's geeky like me, and would love anything related to Doctor Who, Star Trek, DC comics [especially Static Shock], The Young Avengers, and Magneto. If you want some more inspiration, I have a small, growing, board for her on my pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/xandria/for-maya/. She has no allergies, but her ears aren't pierced.
-A Doctor Who TARDIS hat like this one:  http://pinterest.com/pin/17180759/
-A Unicorn Scoodie!:  http://pinterest.com/pin/238761217714486819/
-Hats in general really; any color combo or pattern, they're great when I don't feel like dealing with my dreads and just want to cover them up xD You can find inspiration on my pinterest.
-An amigurumi with dreads:  http://pinterest.com/pin/238761217714502227/ Doesn't have to be exactly like this one, I just want a funky dolly with some funky dreads. I wanna start a whole little family XD
-A Superhero plushie! I have a Rogue, I would love a Gambit, or a Hulkling, or a Wiccan, or any superhero I love really [this essentially covers all of Marvel. 'Cept for Wolverine. I really don't like him. And Magick. I call her really bad names when people bring her up.]
-A K-9 [From Doctor Who] Bag:  https://pinterest.com/pin/238761217714294597
-A set of dinosaur cards like these in a variety of colors: http://pinterest.com/pin/17150242/
-A hoop for my 'geeky' hoopla wall:  http://pinterest.com/xandria/hoopla/
-Would love a screenprinted/paint shirt with the ASL sign for 'Pride':  https://pinterest.com/pin/238761217714293500/ though not in green.
-Any of the screenprinted/painted tops on my pintrest, preferably tank tops or tshirts: http://pinterest.com/xandria/clothing-and-accessories/
-Doctor Who hair clips like these: http://pinterest.com/pin/17174221/
-Fabric flower hair clips or headbands. Bobby pin and those long barrettes are best for clips.
-Lightweight headscarves
-Peyote stitch beads for my hair
-A Pintrest surprise. Make sure to read the notes, some things are on there to remind me to try them or they've -already been made for me. If in doubt, just ask. http://pinterest.com/xandria/
-Fun french style barrettes [the kind with a hinge] Medium or large sized, small has the chance of snapping open. I love the kind covered with polymer clay, but would love any unique one. There are examples in my pinterest.
-A River Song 'Hello Sweetie' shirt:  http://pinterest.com/pin/18083960/  with the River song stick figure of her waving 'bye!' from The Pandorica Opens on the back.
 
Supply Wishlist:
-Pyramid and other decorative fabric studs in any color
-Bottle caps, normal ones from beer and the many other variety of drinks they come on, not blanks.
-Fabric -- scraps are fine by me =]
-Sewing notions -- ribbons, trims, and zippers mostly, hand-me-downs are fine =]
-Iron on vinyl
-Powder Pigment in any color
-Any old superhero t-shirts - I'm trying to make a themed t-shirt quilt
-Decorative Duct Tapes
-Glow in the dark anything pretty much, I have a huge fascination with craft supplies that glow in the dark.
 
Extras:
*Asian Candies
*Stickers =] I love the puffy kind.
*I'm collecting post cards to fill up a wall behind my bed. It is a huge wall, and I would love to have a variety on it. They can be anything, from reflective to where you are, to pretty pictures, to quotes, to anything else =]
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: March 2012 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery on: March 05, 2012 05:47:06 AM
Oh wow, March completely snuck up on me!  Roll Eyes I had a con this past weekend and a play and got so lost in costume making and play rehearsals that I didn't even notice my birthday month sneak up! I'm sending in my sign up now! =D
10  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: It's Bigger on the Inside! [TARDIS Box] [IMG Heavy!] on: February 21, 2012 01:12:50 PM
Ah, thank you guys! =] The lid was the hardest part, I got to the fourth panel on it and had a gap issue that eventually my teacher had to fix, and the bottom was a little uneven so I put feet on it to stop the wobbling. Though now that I say that I think wibbly wobbly timey whimey might've been appropriate! xD
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