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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Tell it to me straight . . . . on: March 28, 2011 08:40:46 AM
am I insane? I'm a complete and total newbie when it comes to knitting. I crocheted like one blanket a million years ago. I keep meaning to learn how to knit but never finding the time. I'm now totally obsessed by this project http://ajoureblog.com/tag/knitted-pouf/ So is it insane of me to think I could ever possibly pull this off? Is this the kind of thing only a seasoned pro should attempt? I understand that using the thickest gauge of super chunky wool would be to my untrained benefit, but what are the chances the sheer scale, my greeness, perhaps a varying tension as I learn, will leave me with a tangled mess of wool and send me running from the knitting fold before I've even begun? lol Tongue Any opinions are welcome! Seriously!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My Daughter's Christmas Present! on: January 03, 2011 05:33:33 PM
Some of you probably remember that for my daughter's 13th birthday earlier this year I made her a little demon baby doll, seen in my Craftster post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359956.0 Well she absolutely loved it and of course asked for another custom baby for Christmas. I use regular acrylic paints for his body, a transparent red for the blood which I occasionally add a drop of black to, and Sculpey for the extra bits like his scabs, teeth, and ribs. I like to use Weld-Bond to secure the Sculpey, and I seal the baby's paint job with a watered down mix of Mod Podge Hard Coat; which becomes a progressively higher ratio of glue to water as I go. Usually I do at least 5 coats by the time I'm through with it. On to some pics:


Wearing the little Santa hat I made him <3


Before pic . . at least before *too* much mutilation had occured. I always seem to forget to take a proper before pic  Roll Eyes


Close up of his face  Smiley


Finished baby. You can find more "in progress" shots on my blog. http://ninjarobotthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/01/first-post-of-new-year.html

Thanks for looking! Hope all of your crafty endeavours for Christmas went over as well as this guy did Smiley

3  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / FOC question on: October 29, 2010 08:58:09 PM
Well this is probably a really stupid question but I gotta ask it anyway.  Roll Eyes I really want to subscribe but do not have a paypal account. My man-thing however does. If I log in with his email and pass how does the FOC get applied to my account? I know. . .stupid question right? There's probably another step in there to direct it appropriately but I want to be sure before I go setting it all up on his paypal only to find for some bizarre reason it doesn't work lol. Trust me . . . .I just have that kinda luck where anything that can go wrong. . .totally does!  Tongue
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My Daughter's Birthday Present Is Finished! on: September 19, 2010 10:38:56 PM
 She turns 13 on the 23rd and loves anything horror related, always has! So this year for her birthday I decided she needed a OOAK horror baby doll to join her collection of the undead! I bought a regular doll from my local Walmart and set to him with acrylic paints, some sculpey, fabric dye, and sealer (aka watered down modpodge  Tongue ) and ended up here  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy


Oh Hello dead demon baby doll!


Before he met with a tragic end  Undecided


Painting on some shading and decomp spots.


End results  Grin

If you want to see more of my crazy progress pics you can check it out over here: http://ninjarobotthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/09/shhhhh-its-secret.html

Thanks for looking!  Kiss Cross your fingers and hope she loves the little beastie!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ugly Laminate End Tables = Craft Project!!!! on: March 30, 2010 04:44:19 PM
So, as per usual, being the genius I am. . . I forgot to take any before pics!  Roll Eyes

We recently moved cross country and in the process parted with a good many pieces of furniture. Shortly after we moved in, our neighbours (some very nice University students) moved out. Leaving us with some free (if excessively ugly) end tables they had acquired along the way. Free is free after all; so we lived with the hideous things for around six months. A quick Google search for 'ugly laminate end table' has netted me this fairly similar beauty for your comparison. lol I'm sure you've all seen one of these:



What a looker right!? Anyhoooo, I couldn't live with them any longer so with the help of some nice black paint, my printer, Google, and Mod Podge . . . we now have something I CAN live with:






Excuse the sideways-ness and photo glare lol Forgot that Craftster Pic Hosting doesn't let you turn images and my son is on my computer so I'm relegated to accessing the pics from this one.

Thanks for looking  Smiley
6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Something strange happening today. . . on: March 24, 2010 01:31:56 PM
Just today I've noticed 3 times while scrolling on different pages of the site (not clicking mind you. . simply scrolling down reading) that my browser will suddenly jump to a new page that is not part of the site but is somehow craft related. This hasn't happened to me on any of the other sites I've been on today so I doubt it's a problem with my browser. What's going on?
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / LED Eddie *with musical goodness* on: December 29, 2009 01:12:21 PM
Ok. . here goes nothing lol. My first photo post of my own work here on Craftster! Yay me! I hope this is in the right spot  Tongue

I made this painting for my man for Christmas. He's a huge Iron Maiden fan. So I found an image of Eddie from the Killers album someone had made a stencil of on flicker (would so give the link but it appears they removed the image or something after I looked at it). I free handed it onto the canvas, painted it out in black and white to make it really stand out. Lined the pieces of his hair in light blue (that bit doesn't really show up in the photos.) Then I wired two LED lights through the canvas, hooked it all up to speakers and an Mp3 player loaded with the Iron Maiden catalog and voila! Eddie! I was inspired by an instructables post for FOC. View this cool project here:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Visual-Art....FOTC-Style/

On to the pictures!!!!



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