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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Feedback Wanted - Baby Gift on: August 08, 2014 08:34:03 AM
I'm not sure what it's called, but I'm making a "memory" hoop detailing the birth of my friend's baby.  The nursery is My Neighbor Totoro theme. 

I made this mock up of what I wanted, but it seems a bit plain.  The background will be light blue with light blue stars.

What can I do to jazz it up and what colors should I use for the thread? The empty space is his last name.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Doctor Who Inspired Crafting Apron on: July 30, 2014 10:14:37 AM
I haven't sewn in a while, so I decided to make this apron.  (Especially since my husband just built me a sewing cabinet/crafting station!)  The apron is supposed to be a gift, but I might keep it >.<

The pattern is from One Yard Wonders.

Front: 8 Pockets: 2 small pockets, 3 large pockets, 1 medium pocket, and 2 extra large pockets



Back: TARDIS interior theme fabric



Pockets!



Closeup of the TARDIS:



My sewing machine foot is having issues and I'm crap at sewing straight lines:



Pocket interior - Interfacing for durability and strength



The pattern I used had me sew the front and back of the apron *before* the pockets.  I didn't notice this design flaw until too late.  However, it *does* provide extra stability to the pockets.  In the future I would probably not sew the front and back together until after the pockets.



I made this bias binding using a bias machine. I only had a single fold tip, so I used it anyway.  This caused an uneven folding of the bias.  Meh....this was the only spot I missed though.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / TARDIS Key Necklace on: October 04, 2012 11:37:56 AM
For the Dr. Who swap I made my partner a TARDIS key necklace.

I used an old key and some chains I literally found in the street like a year ago. 





Gold and copper fine glitter, mod podge, acrylic sealant and clear nail polish. 
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / TARDIS Long Wallet on: October 04, 2012 11:34:32 AM
For the Dr. Who swap I made a TARDIS wallet for my partner. 

Outside: Hand embroidered



Interior



Tag: My straight line sewing skills need work!

5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My first hoop - Unicorn/Lady Gaga theme - Picture heavy on: April 19, 2012 05:04:36 PM
This is my first hoop.  I've done some embroidery before though (not much.)  I learned that metallic thread is a PITA and that I suck at taking pictures (some of these are Cell, some are digicam.) I was heavily inspired by the work of loveandasandwich

Completed hoop (photo by PrettyR4veGirl - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406825.30;topicseen )



My initial sketch:



Laying out the pieces:



Partially done:



Close up:











6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Harry Potter birthday party on: December 07, 2011 10:18:19 PM
I had a Harry Potter themed party for my 25th birthday in 2010 (better late than never!)

The pictures don't really do it justice.

Invitations:









This was the Gryffindor commons:






The Great Hall:





The Food:











The Slytherin Dungeon:




Forbidden Forest:







Not Pictured- Room of Requirement (bathroom) with ERISED written on it.  Front door: Platform 9 3/4
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Adult Comic Book (no pics) on: December 05, 2011 08:13:58 AM
My hubby ended up with a long box of hardcore adult comic books.  Right now they've been just sitting in the closet.  (they were part of a lot he bought without looking.)

I really want to make some funny stuff with them for my etsy shop (currently empty).  Originally I just though of doing tile coasters, maybe some buttons and also some fridge magnets.

I was also thinking of just selling them/giving them away (hubby also has a giant box of unwatched porno DVDs from when he used to run a headshop with a porno section) via craigslist, but I thought this would be more fun.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Felt + Needlework WIP (Wizard of Oz theme.) on: November 28, 2011 02:35:27 PM
I am currently doing a wall hanging based on this image from the Wizard of Oz book: http://bp1.blogger.com/_qTDAEasFLtU/RrrzbS7U7iI/AAAAAAAADzg/kV3kfQa6nec/s1600-h/The+Cyclone.jpg

I am kind of stuck on how to make the cyclone look less "flat." Ideas?

After trying to add some cyclone "detail": (I used one strand of the brownish and one strand of the ivory color)





Before adding cyclone "detail":



The rest of the project is going to have the phrase "there's no place like home" in metallic red floss.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Mix CD Swap on: November 28, 2011 10:23:21 AM
Years ago I was part of an LJ community for swapping mix CDs (http://mixswap.livejournal.com/profile).  In the community everyone swapped with 5 others.  Each person had to make a mix CD and make creative packaging for it.  Is this something people would be interested in?  I would do one partner each for the swap. 
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Batman Plush for Swap on: November 14, 2011 01:52:28 PM
For a Marvel vs. DC swap I created a Batman plush.  He is based on the 1989 Burton Batman.  Pics by user gingerberrycc.





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