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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Doctor Who TARDIS dress for my little girl on: November 07, 2013 02:34:38 PM
Thank you all!

Yes, I have taken to attaching all her straps that way, it totally avoids them slipping off her wee shoulders Smiley
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Doctor Who TARDIS dress for my little girl on: November 07, 2013 06:30:03 AM
So, my daughter is a total Doctor Who nut. Even more so than her older brother, but nowhere near as crazy for the show as my husband and I Tongue So when i asked her what she wanted her costume to be this year, she shouted "TARDIS!"

And geek parent pride bubbled over.

So of course I wanted to make her not only a TARDIS outfit, but also something she would want to wear again. So I designed and made a poofy-bum blue TARDIS princess dress for her and she proudly adorns it at every opportunity and much to my joy has caused many an envious stare whilst at the shops!

Inspired by the gorgeous period dress in the episode "The Doctor's Wife", original design on the fly by me, fabric and notions from Spotlight.

N.B. It's a warm spring over here at this time of year, thus the no sleeves  Wink


TARDIS!!


Hullo Cheesy


All the little details: quilting cotton, soft tulle, elastic in the back, lace, paint pens


"yay, Mummy!!" (or so i assume... lol)
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: My Woodburnings on: September 10, 2013 01:25:07 AM
Oh boy, that is some of the most amazing art I have ever seen and I have seen some pretty cool stuff! Not only are you an amazing artist you totally nailed the craftsperson title too Cheesy

I have found you on facebook and etsy so I'm keeping an eye on what you dream up next, you should throw a solo art show and showcase this beautiful work.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Kofi's cuff - a Christmas present for my niece on: January 30, 2013 05:12:39 AM
Fabulous!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Doctor Who TARDIS Keychain on: January 30, 2013 05:07:31 AM
Excellent idea! Where on earth (or outer space) did you find a police box charm??
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Long dangle necklace on: January 30, 2013 02:04:05 AM
That's lovely! I adore dangle necklaces and yours came out great Smiley

I too absorb junk tv while crafting, Vampire Diaries is one of my favourites, lol
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Natural beach stone necklaces with carved hearts and sterling silver on: January 26, 2013 02:28:44 AM
Thanks for your input!

DawnsTrees: The last one does have a line of different colour, since the stones are subjected to heat when i solder the jump rings I often find it brings out colours and patterns not seen in the stones beforehand Smiley

The first time I tried stone carving I was afraid of damaging myself too! I finally gave in to my curiosity and did my best to stay safe. I picked up a little rotary tool set at a dollar store for $15.00 and it came with grinding bits. It's not super fab but it did the job, though I have worn out a few of the bits now. I use a piece of scrap wood to hold the stone on and wear safety glasses and a paper dust mask so I don't get debris in my eyes or nose. I practiced on a few stones firstly, using the different shaped bits to get the hang of how much pressure to use and what angles gave the best result. To grind the holes I used a flat-pointed tapered grinding bit and just gently and patiently wore the hole through the stone. It really helps to have the stones semi-submersed in a bowl of water as it helps keep the drill bit from getting too hot and the stone from breaking. You can use an old ice cream container and pop a scrap of wood in the bottom and add enough water to just cover the stone. The water gets murky quite quickly which is why I don't suggest using too much water - you would lose sight of the stone pretty fast!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Natural beach stone necklaces with carved hearts and sterling silver on: January 22, 2013 05:57:42 AM
I just finished putting together some limited edition hand carved pendants and I would love your feedback! You crafty bunch are always so amazing and your input is invaluable Grin

If you have a minute please let me know what you think! Thanks  Tongue

9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Paddling swan, acrylic and pen on board on: April 21, 2012 10:46:33 PM
Thank you Cheesy
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Recycled plant pots, for my garden and for gifts :) on: February 15, 2012 02:40:17 AM
That's the good thing yael360, you can hang these beauties on a railing, from the eaves or outside your window sills!
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