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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Natal chART (play on words too easy to resist, but shamefully cheesy) on: October 14, 2014 09:43:32 AM

Wow I haven't been here in a few years... I've missed you Craftster!!!

Hi!!! This is a painting of my husbands natal chart. It's acrylic, glitter and gems on canvas 16" X 20"
I did it for his birthday. He's a Leo Sun/Moon, but they're both 8th house and he's got a Cap rising-- the most humble Leo that never roared... Hence the darker colors.

I wanted to say more but posting this took me an hour so I'll part now before I make it two. So good to see you again Craftster!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / XXXL MR. T shirt on: November 07, 2010 07:34:41 PM
I got this for $2 on a 90% off sale. It was HUGE and I wish I had taken pictures before, but You all know what way, way too big looks like. Here's the end result:
This is an action shot of my boyfriend catching me taking pictures of myself and laughing hysterically.

And the back:

Not a big deal, just glad to finally finish one out of ever growing pile of t-shirts to alter.

Thanks for looking!

Oh and here's a great quote from the man himself:
"I say, 'If you wash up more often, you won't have to grab your crotch.' I'm telling these guys, 'Why you gotta grab your crotch?' Then you see Michael Jackson grabbing his crotch 50 times. What's with him?"
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Max and his #1 homie- Where the Wild Things Are on: November 07, 2010 07:40:43 AM
Hello! For Halloween I made my boyfriend and I costumes. This was a last minute decision started Friday night and finished Saturday night, all from scratch, no patterns, just a faster heart beat, bleeding fingers, an unending string of curse words under my breath and complete joy when I pulled it off.

I made feet and hands for the Max costume but no pictures with Brendan in them unfortunately...

There were s many incredible costumes posted in here-- how cool it is to be a craftster! We rule!
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Burroughs for the Boyfriends Birthday on: November 06, 2010 09:53:29 AM
I had to race to make this. I have so many projects to do in such little time, plus school and work (aka blowing off school and sneaking into work late) that I am slamming them out. Luckily I'm having one of those golden periods where everything is working out-- definitely not always the case. Don't know why that is, how sometimes everything comes out perfectly and others the most simple project is a total struggle and absolute crap.
This is what I made for my boyfriends birthday (which happens t be right before Halloween when I made both of our costumes from scratch). I wanted so bad to post it on here and get advice because there was a long debate over what piece of wood to put it on, and what to do aside from the portrait. I'm here now, so next time I need advice I'll get to posting and borrow from your beautiful minds!

Thank you for looking!

Oh, it's William Burroughs- the author-- with two different quotes from him. The top is a parasite (supposed to be) made from wire that I wrapped with masking tape and painted (I was in a mean hurry with no clue how to make it-- I actually bought gummy worms as a desperate option!). The portrait is water color, the frame acrylic, and the inside parasite box that caustic resin stuff I always get everywhere (the first time I used it I poured the remainder down the sink-- how amazingly senseless I am... I almost did it this time and at the last minute remembered the financial wreckage that caused me. For once I learned from a mistake!)

Back to the next due-way-too-soon project... Any suggestions on what I could have added or done differently would absolutely be appreciated!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Hopeful heart glittered with jealousy on: November 05, 2010 08:43:19 AM
I made this little shrine about being in love with my boyfriend. God, that sounds so cheesy. I made the heart with paper clay, attempted to break out the front of the old morphine bottle by following directions to do so without breaking the whole thing... I super glued it back together. The "Risk" plate comes from a quote in "The Little Prince" when he says, "You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed." I plan on adding more but I say that with everything I do. Could be years, I could give it away before then.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Voting dress-- Green party! on: November 03, 2010 10:25:40 AM
Okay, I'll leave the politics out of here. I attempted to follow the most simple directions provided by the beautiful and talented Shleybee here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178828.msg1855078#msg1855078, and ended up changing them quite a bit, luckily still getting similar results, just with an extra hour or so. How I screwed up four same sized rectangles, I don't know. My ineptitude continues to amaze me.

Thank you Shleybee!
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A collection of time, secrets and broken hearts on: November 03, 2010 07:40:53 AM
Helllloooooo!!! Here's a bunch of paintings I did, acrylic on wood. Thank you for looking! Any criticism or suggestions are welcomed with open arms-- I've got thick skin!

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / to bypass sleeping alone... on: November 03, 2010 07:15:55 AM
The warmest blanket with a sweet little guy. Okay, he's actually really big, but he doesn't take up space and won't steal the blanket away from you in the middle of the night. I made this for my friend, the blanket fabric was the most incredible (expensive), soft, thick fabric I have ever encountered. The top was suede like and the under was fuzzy, like rabbit fur (but not). Way too warm for anything but winter. I would have never been able to afford the fabric ($27 per yard!), but I think by mistake it was put in the wrong section and tagged 75% off. Yesssss!!! Thank you for looking!

9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / My first post! Where the Wild Things Are on: November 02, 2010 06:57:29 AM
Hello! I have been creeping around here for the last few months, completely inspired to get back to what I actually care about rather than slamming through full time work/full time school and martyring out over not having any time for crafting (such a baby!).

So starting Friday night, I knocked these out worth absolute fervor by the next day. Everything from scratch with no patterns (that's my way of saying I made hundreds of mistakes and added hours of frustration and work).

Would love to start some conversations on this wonderful website! You guys are all amazing and I am so grateful to have found this!
Thank you!
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