I did this a few years ago but it remains one of my favorite. I love The Lord of the Rings (book and movies) and I thought Sir Ian McKellan did such an outstanding job as Gandalf. My Achille's heel is hair. I still have issues with it and love that the hair turned out so well on this picture.
I'm participating in the 5th Doctor Who swap and after crafting for my partner for the past few weeks, I decided I had to craft something for myself.
I'm going away for the weekend and I needed something to carry my art profolio, books, camera, pencil case, etc in. When I finished the bag, I realized that my wallet was too fat, so I had to make a wallet. Then of course I needed a case to protect my camera. And being a sewing addict, I needed a sewing kit. This is what I ended up with!
The Dalek is my wallet, the sonic screwdriver is the camera case and the adipose baby is a sewing kit. There are way more detailed pics on my blog of these items. I made all the patterns myself, with the exception of the wallet. I kinda, sorta used this tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16097.msg137772#msg137772 I liked the layout, but wanted to change the pockets, the clear card holder, the size and the clasp, so I ended up making my own pattern for it.
I found the Tardis and the Dalek stencil online and made the other ones myself. I really hadn't planned on doing the stencils, so I ended up tracing them on paper, cutting out the pieces, tracing them onto the fabric and hand painting them with fabric paint. I'm incredibly happy with how they turned out! But the best one I think is under the flap!
David Tennant as the 10th Doctor! Eeeee!
I think this has to be the coolest project I have ever done! I love it!
A friend of mine has an apple themed kitchen and has apple dishes, apple oven gloves, apple wall decor, apple everything except an apple apron. For Christmas, I had to remedy that.
The pattern is my own. For the apples, I drew them, cut them out and applied them with Steam-A-Seam (my new favorite sewing item). The lettering I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby and it was just perfect! She really liked it.
So this year has been the first year where my hubby and I have been able to decorate for Christmas. I was trying to think of a theme when it hit me! Why not make it geek oriented?! We both love sci-fi, superheros, comic books, video games and Magic the Gathering. It would be different, fun and something that was "us!"
Obviously the first thing was the Christmas Tree. I had seen the post of the Weeping Angel doll here (I love Doctor Who) and thought what fun it would make to turn her into a tree topper! Then it just snowballed from there. I made ornaments from Doctor Who, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Transformers, Star Wars, Ghostbusters and a bunch of superhero ones including Iron Man, Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman. I even made one out of an old video game controller! And yes, a Star Trek tree skirt!
(Even our sweet 5 month old kitty, Firefox, loves the tree!)
When the tree was finished the next step was stockings. I based them on the uniforms from Star Trek: The Next Generation because I like the collar on the uniforms. The red one is the hubby's because if we lived in the ST universe, he would be Captain. The blue one is mine because I would be a teacher or counselor.
For better pictures of each ornament and the tutorial for the Weeping Angel Tree Topper, you can visit my blog (I took so many pictures, it's just easier that way, lol).
I was reading through some blogs when I came across this pattern. The bolero is PERFECT for a dress I'm making, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. The only number on it is handwritten: 5436. Does anyone know if this is the correct pattern number? Or does anyone know of a pattern that's similar to it? Thanks!
A friend of mine, NinjaCylon, lives in warm weather and is visiting someplace that's not so warm and asked me to make her a coat. I used Simplicity 2508. The outer is corduroy with quilting backing (I have no idea what it's called, lol) for the lining and sew-in fleece between the two layers. She wanted something really warm, she got something really warm!
This was the first coat that I ever made. I had a few challenges, but nothing huge (as a rule, I don't like Simplicity patterns). I had to elongate the pattern for the collar to achieve the look on the package. And it turned out a little big (We live 1500+ miles apart) but she really liked it. Hopefully she'll be sending me pics of her wearing it.
(I swear, the hem is even, it's just the angle of the picture that makes it look not even)
I hate jewelry boxes. All my necklaces get tangled, earrings get mixed together, I forget what I have or where I put them, etc. So, one day I was walking through the dollar store (oh, how I love thee) and I came across a 11x14 mirror and had a flash of brillance (for me anyway, lol ). I brought the mirror home, painted it and put some pushpins in it and came up with this. I really, really love it. I know right where all my jewelry is and I can see how it looks with my outfit! And the nice thing is that it was really cheap to make. Now I just have to put the res of my stuff on it.
(Sorry about the qulity of the photo, lighting sucks in this room)
... Yes, I know I'm crazy! But it was a last minute decision to go to the Renaissance Fair and of course I needed to make costumes to add to the experience! At first it was just my dad, his girlfriend, my husband and myself going, but then we invited two of our friends to go so I had two more to make. It was stressful and didn't get to do as much as I wanted to, but for having such a time crunch I think they came out pretty well.
These are my husband and my costumes. I was extremely lucky because I got all the fabric for my dress and the fabric for the hubby's tunic for free. And the green fabric was the exact stuff I was going to buy. The leaves and flowers were handsewn on, as well as the ribbon trim. I LOVE this dress!
And here's a better pic of the front (and my first ever turkey leg, lol)
These are our friends. Her costume was loosely based on the movie "Ever After." His costume was alittle more of a challenge. Because he's a big guy, I had to alter a normal shirt and vest pattern to make it look more Renaissance-y. I'm actually pretty happy with how it came out considering, but still wish that it was alittle better.
And this is my dad's and his girlfriend's costumes. They just wanted something simple. They don't fit the greatest because they live 4 hours away and I couldn't fit it to them, but they really liked them. The corset is actually the first corset that I ever made and I'm really happy with how it came out although it was a bit short. ( The laces we're tied tight enough and were coming loose, that's why it looks alittle funny)
Overall, I'm pretty happy, but I'm definitely going to start early for next year, lol!
I should probably say that I have made jewelry before, but I'm talking about stringing seed beeds when I was a kid. I never was really interested in jewelry making. But when I was going through my favorite craft store I found these glass beads that I just loved and I knew I had to try to make some jewelry. I ended up liking it so much that I picked up a few more colors and made a few more sets. So please, be kind, lol.
Silver Butterfly Set
Blue Butterfly Set
Light Blue Set
Green Set - This is my favorite. It's simple and it's my favorite color!
I thought I should clarify what I'm looking for because apparently "boyshorts" mean a lot of different things, lol. this is what I'm looking for a tutorial for:
I actually bought some patterns for underwear, but alas, none for something like this. I thought maybe I could alter the patterns, but because boyshorts have that little bit around the leg, it's not working out for me.