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1  Natalie Dee - Anxiety Girl in Halloween Costumes by BabyPop on: November 04, 2010 07:08:03 AM
Had no idea there was a costume challenge. It's definitely not as cool as a lot of the others, but I fugured, what the hell! Wish I'd known there was a contest on here - would've taken process and more detailed pics. Smiley

I went as Anxiety Girl, from the Natalie Dee comic:



I already had the green sneakers, and bought the leggings, shirt, and boxers. (Was hard to find any green shorts to this time of year, unless they were huge basketball shorts.)

I sewed the cape and used fusible interfacing (with some emergency fabric glue) to make the applique on the front of the shirt and back of the cape because I couldn't get my stupid bobbin rethreaded. I also used interfacing for the mask. I also should've used a knit for the applique on the shirt as well as the mask - both were really stiff, but I didn't get the materials until a few days before halloween and didn't make the costume until the day of, so all and all, I'm satisfied.

Several people said "Cool, a ninja turtle." WTF? Clearly I am ANXIETY GIRL, and plus, none of the TMNTs wore green masks.

My friend who took the picture told me too look anxious. Wish I'd done the pose instead, though.

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2  My Natalie Dee Costume in Halloween Costumes by BabyPop on: November 03, 2010 07:16:19 PM
Went as Anxiety Girl, a Natalie Dee comic. Had the green shoes already. Bought blue leggings, shirt, and boxers retail. Made the cape, apliques, and mask.



The photographer told me to look anxious, so I just kind of spazzed out. Wish I'd thought to do the pose!
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3  Re: Halloween Costume In-Progress: Marcy Darcy in Halloween Costumes by BabyPop on: October 30, 2009 03:23:50 PM
T-shirt take 2 - the first run-through, the ink I drew on the shirt with bled through the paint. This time I used stencils, then free-handed the caveman and fangs on paper, drew over them with a transfer pencil, and ironed. Of course the pencil was purple and the shirt read, so it was hard to see - I had to kind of wing it. Hope it's dry for tomorrow!

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4  Halloween Costume In-Progress: Marcy Darcy in Halloween Costumes by BabyPop on: October 26, 2009 04:38:03 PM
This year, I'm gonna be Marcy Darcy from married w/ children. I have some bad tapered stonewash jeans I got, red/gold 80s jewelry, a blue and black cardigan w/ shoulder pads and gold buttons, a gold braided belt, and some ridiculous 80s booties (kind of western style) to wear. Making the shirt. Should have done stencil/paintbrush, but I waited around too long, so tulip will have to do. I'll try to update pictures as I finish the shirt, and, of course, full costume. Smiley

Inspiration:


Day 1 of Paint:
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5  90s Party Cupcakes - Pics but no recipe, sorry! (Adult content) in Dessert by BabyPop on: August 20, 2009 09:13:31 AM
My BFF got a cupcake kit for her b-day, and so we used a recipe from there (i believe it was "lemon butterfly cupcake w/ icing") to make cupcakes for our friends' 90's-themed b-day party. The result was delicious. Unfortunately, instead of using the icing recipe to make the decorating (colored) icing, we used store-bought to do piping with and it SUUUUUUCKED. At any rate, here are the results. (The first one is NSFW, maybe.) See if you can identify the bands!




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6  Fascinator/Birdcage Dealy in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by BabyPop on: June 29, 2009 10:54:28 AM
Made this for my BFF's bachelorette party. Her wedding theme is sort of peacocks+60s/70s concert posters, so I tried to incorporate some psychedelic colors. It was 1,000x better than all the generic veils we saw on other bachelorettes throughout the night.






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7  Kirbycakes! in Dessert by BabyPop on: February 15, 2009 07:25:29 PM
Made some Kirby cupcakes for the boy - the recipe was just a box mix w/ almond extract added. I made the buttercream from scratch and substituted almond extract for the vanilla:


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8  i'd hit that (copycat nintendo x-stitch) in Needlework: Completed Projects by BabyPop on: February 15, 2009 07:22:25 PM
Copied this idea off of elor23. Made it for the boy's birthday, and he loved it:

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9  Wedding Planner/Binder: A Work-In-Progress (w/ pictures) in Weddings and Bridal Showers by BabyPop on: June 23, 2008 08:52:55 PM
I'm the maid of honor in my little sister's wedding, which is tentatively going to be May of 2009. I posted a thread asking for information/advice about wedding planners, and upon the great advice of *MAR* and other Craftsters, decided to tackle it myself.

It's a work in progress, but I was so excited that I went on and took some pictures of what I have done already. I also bought a bunch of dividers, plastic inserts, etc. I have some rubber stamps and think I will stamp each category name on the index dividers. Most of the rest of it will just be various printouts of timelines, etc.

I cut the paper (which I *thought* was black in the store, but looked more brown-ish when I got it home) and stupid me started placing everything (the stickers) going the wrong direction from the cut, so I had to insert the cover side-ways. I went on and did the back cover the same way to match it, so it looks intentional.

I got the hefty scrapbooking paper and stickers at Big Lots. I did the birdie design as a takeoff of this print...though they have a boston terrier so maybe I'll do a re-do/alternate using a takeoff of this little fella.

I used vintage floral fabric that sort of went with the colors. I like the kind of retro kid's storybook-ish look (perhaps attributable to the font stickers) and Holly Hobby-esque-ness, but it is NOT what I'd envisioned. I think their colors (not definite yet) are going to be black, white, and red, so if I can find some good paper between now and when I get the innards finished, I may do an alternate cover/spine/back. I wanted something that would be good for both my sister and her fiancee, and I'm afraid they'll think the cover (as-is) is too little-girly countrish or whatever. Anyway, not bad for whipping something up in an hour or so. I just wanted to get SOMETHING done to give me momentum, b/c I am NOTORIOUS for starting craft projects and not finishing them.

Anyway, enough long-winded discussion (sorry for the smears/glares):








I'll post more pictures as I work on things. Oh...and I couldn't find my gluesticks or rubber cement, so had to use Elmer's white glue, which is why the birdies look like crap.
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10  Re: 3 yr. old DIVA'S bedroom! Pink, green & zebra!!!!! Unique! IMG HEAVY! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by BabyPop on: February 28, 2008 07:46:08 PM
That is AWESOME! And I agree with others who have pointed out that I think this will transition well from a little girl's room to a big girl's room!

I have a question about this piece of furniture:



I am in so much need of something just like this and it even looks about the same size (I am needing to do like what you did, put little baskets in cubbies, have room for magazines, etc.) Please tell me where you got it and if I am luck I will be able to find it too. I have found some on Ikea's site but too expensive to ship. Sad
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