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221  Ray Gun Messanger Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by suereal on: August 17, 2011 03:23:45 PM
My nephew is just getting ready to head off to Uni., so since I'm the aunt that makes all the cool stuff, I needed to come up with something really cool this time.

 Thankfully, one of the new things I have been playing with is soft sewn electronics, (first project here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384065.msg4548312#msg4548312 ) so I knew I wanted to go that direction.  I have had a ray gun design in my head for a bit, and was able to find an image on line that was close to what I was thinking.  So I printed that out and changed it a bit.  I used the freezer paper stencil technique to get the image on to the bag (which is a pattern I drew up a bit ago. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365429.msg4293745#msg4293745 I used denim for this go).  Then came the hard part...

Where he is going to school is rather rainy, so I wanted to make it as water proof as possible.  I used conductive thread as the path for the electricity.  SO I covered all the exposed parts with glue to seal it as much as possible.  I also need to make a push button switch so he could fire it when he wanted and the light would not be on all the time.  SO the battery pouch is made so that when he pushes it, the LED lights up.  I was feeling pretty smug when everything actually worked hehehe.  I did have to employ some clear duct tape (Yeah duct tape!) to seal the threads to the vinyl.  SO I took a few stitches through the tape to make sure it stays on.

Thanks for looking Grin
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222  Badtz Maru Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by suereal on: August 17, 2011 02:59:16 PM
This was made for a swap with nmcakemom07.  The pattern is one I drew up for this swap
I didn't make this one into a convertable to back pack style since I am having a bit of trouble finding the right size slide for that part.

It was for the cute Japanese character swap, thus the image.  She had the image on her wist.  I used freezer paper to make the outlines and then painted the right colors in.  I had to do 5 coats of the white to get it white.  The inside looks like this...

The bag is padded with cotton quilt batting.  It's designed to fit an Apple lap top.
Thanks for looking Grin
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223  Steam-A-Seam2 Images on Shirts in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by suereal on: August 17, 2011 02:50:59 PM
Not sure if this is the right place but...

I made the images on these shirts with the iron on glue Steam-A-Seam2.  The 2 is the lighter weight version.  I used it because I helps the shirt hang softer.  I just print out my images, lay the S-A-S2 over the picture and trace(making sure the paper side with the glue on it is what I'm tracing on to).  Then peel off the other piece of paper and iron it to the back of the fabric.  If you are doing text, or want the picture reproduced exactly, you have to flip what your tracing BTW.  Then cut it out and place as you want it on the shirt.  Then just iron it down.  I never fully trust the iron on glue, so I take it to my machine and sew along all the glued on bits.

This one was made for nmcakemom07.  I wasn't thinking and used a woven fabric for the image and it unraveled some, even after sewing.  SO she will have to give Hello Hair a hair cut once in awhile.  The wand sparks are a glitter fabric glue.

This shirt was made for a private swap with Cherry48.  I remembered to use knit fabrics here, so it is much more stable.
Thanks for looking Grin
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224  Freezerpaper Stencil Shirts For a Swap in Stenciling: Completed Projects by suereal on: August 17, 2011 02:32:49 PM
I have been having fun with the freezerpaper stencil technique recently.  These two shirts were made for nmcakemom07's Hub and son.

For nongamers, the AFK stand for Away From Keyboard.  I kind of free handed this stencil.  I made the shirt, then laid the freezer paper on top.  I marked the spacing lines with a ruler, then ruff drew the text.  I corrected a few of the lines while I was cutting.  And I had to patch some of the text a bit, because I didn't get the spacing 100% right.  I covered up the exposed parts of the shirt between words with painters tape.

This one was for her son.  He likes elephants and T-Rex.  I wanted to do a T-Rex since he has received a few elephant shirts.  I found a picture on line to use as the base.  I edited that image to a sketch at picnik.com, then printed it out.  I drew the T Rex part in and then laid the freezer paper over and traced it.  Iron and Paint like normal.  But it wasn't quite right, so I took it to my machine and sewed around the Dino to define it a bit better.  The shirt color is right in the larger picture.  I just liked the color in the closer image Grin
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225  Re: Japanese Cuteness Swap Sanrio/San-x/Kawaii GALLERY in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by suereal on: August 14, 2011 12:30:12 PM
I'm delighted y'all not only got the package so fast (I just mailed Thursday!) but that you liked it.  I'm all ways nervous doing shirts!  Oh and for all the not gamers out there AFK stands for Away From Keyboard.  The Hello Harry shirt was done a bit differently then your thinking tho.  I used some stuff called Steam a Seam lite.  It's an iron on glue.  SO I traced the pattern on to the paper backing of the steam a seam, cut it out and then ironed it to the shirt.  Then I sewed over it to make sure it stayed where I wanted it.  It's the same way I did Cherry's Batzu shirt. I was a bit bummed because I didn't think to use a knit fabric.  So the woven went a bit to tatters when I washed it.  I did trim the fuzzy bits, but you may have to give Harry a hair cut once in awhile.  OO and the tiny beaded bunny is from this itty bitty shop in China Town.  The lady makes them her self and she sells them for...I still can't believe this...one dollar!!

I had soo much fun with the swap!  And double happy to spoil our intrepid leader Grin

Oo and I was going to stuff the uni poop with rose petals...but kinda forgot

And her is my Club Jack ring Grin
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226  Re: Japanese Cuteness Sanrio/San-X/ Kawaii Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; S/O: 8/15/11) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by suereal on: August 12, 2011 10:01:28 AM
oh SSSQQQUUUEEE! Aug. 12th is kawaii day at Archie McPhee's Geyser of Awsome!  http://geyserofawesome.com/

And cheak out this make up job...not my pic again BTW
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227  Re: Objects Improved By Googley-Eyes in Completed Projects by suereal on: August 11, 2011 07:30:23 PM
This is not my picture but...

I'm SSOSooo jealous!
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228  Re: Japanese Cuteness Sanrio/San-X/ Kawaii Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; S/O: 8/15/11) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by suereal on: August 10, 2011 09:07:04 AM
This was the morning picture over at Archie McPhee's geyser of Awesome.. (http://geyserofawesome.com/)

Hamtaro is ALIVE!!!!!
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229  Re: One Tiny Stuffie Swap - Round 7 (Sign-up to 8/19, Sendout 9/6) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by suereal on: August 09, 2011 10:10:46 PM
Co-organizer reporting for duty....no really!  AlmostDawn said I could...See? I even have a name tag!

I made it when I co-orged one round of the ATC swap...but it still fits Grin
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230  Project Project Runway--Challenges One, Two,Three in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by suereal on: August 04, 2011 07:43:01 PM
I love Project Runway, and the new season (number 9) started last week. Well, I joined a challenge at flicker that lets me play along. It's called Project Project Runway http://www.flickr.com/groups/1462857@N20/ and we are using dolls as our models (since it's more about the clothes then the dolls I am putting it here rather then the toy forum..I could be wrong tho.  EDIT: I was wrong...I'm in the toy section now Grin))  Originally I used my doll Zoey( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372484.msg4382655#msg4382655 ) as the model, but her huge hair didn't work with the dress... So, I introduce Iris in my first Project Project Runway design....

The skirt is a double circle skirt...which doesn't hang too well on such a little body.  So I threaded some wire into the hem so I could control the drape.

On the original PR, they were woken up at 6AM and asked to come with what they had on, and one of the sheets off of the bed.  In PPR we were told to use fabric from our PJ's and a 10 inch square of white fabric. Since I had made a pair of PJ's for a challenge recently, I used that, and a white on white print.

I used a long needle to help me keep the pin tucks strait.

Here's the top and the belt all pin tucked up.
Thanks for looking Grin

Second Round: Our challenge this week  was to buy the suplies for our outfits from the pet store.  I chose the pet section of the dollar store since I'm cheap.

I mostly picked cat toys so the scale would be closer

And this is what I came up with..

This is my model from the Dali School of madeling.  She showed up just in time for the photo shoot.  She had her darling cat named Catnip with her, so I let her walk the runway too.

I used the green and white cat ball for her sun glasses. The catnip fish was stuffed with the reddish fluff. I used that and one of the bags to create a faux vinyl boucl. The rest of the catnip toy (which contained no catnip as far as I could tell. Just itchy stuff) became her jacket and her bag. The handle of the bag is the tail from the mouse. Her moccasin boots are made from the tiny tennis ball and some of the mouse for the soles (and laced up by a drunken monkey it seems...)

Lots of hand sewing on this one.  My fingers are ripped to shreds.  Hopefully the next challenge will use real fabric!
Thanks for looking!

Third Round: We did get to use any fabric this challenge...but we had to design for "models" wearing stilts....or in this case, tape and chopsticks.

I picked these fabrics at "MOOD" (formerly known as my stash)

I was calling it the "mullet".  Business up front, party in the back.  But one of the other designers thought it looked like a sexy Jedi.  SO now it's the "Sexy Jedi Mullet" out fit.
And you may have noticed a new model this week.  My last model Chien ran off with an Argentinean dog breeder.  This model came from the Dali School of Modeling.

Our next challenge is to design something for Nina Garcia...not looking forward to this one...
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