A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 297,722
Currently Running With Scissors:
617 Guests and 24 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / This is what happens when pirate captains propose a merger! on: November 01, 2011 02:49:41 PM


My name is Captain Bonny. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Bonny



This is Captain Rackham. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_Jack



We met on the high seas and after many fights decided that we worked well together. Captain Rackham proposed a merger of our forces, but me being a solo kind of gal it took a little convincing!



I began to realize the error of my ways ....



....and agreed to our merger.



Captain Rackham then revealed that he was also interested in a different sort of merger.




I took a page from ChainCrafts http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390581.0 for the action shots and narrative. Thanks for the inspiration!

I made both captains' costumes from Simplicity patterns and found items. All of the jewelry you see was crafted by me except for the earrings and my coin belt. Captain Rackham's bandanna I embellished with bead strands. I am especially proud of his eyepatch which I made to look as though it were permanently attached to his eye socket. I added thumb tacks (no I didn't actually use them to attach it!) for decor and used garmet tape to adhere it.



My dress was made from some super awesome VINTAGE 70's knit fabric I found at a yardsale that begged to be used for something totally cool. Though the sewing wasn't that intense it took several weeks to put it all together. I hope you like it!

Please be kind, I'm a Craftster Challenge virgin. Wink

2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Cutie Patootie Spring Overalls on: May 13, 2011 08:52:19 PM
Since it is spring and my daughter has outgrown everything from last year I have been busy making her a new spring wardrobe. This is only one of many, but so far is one of her favorites. Since she has pretty good taste in what works for her I figured I would post this one. It is an overall pattern from McCalls #4756. It is shown as a boy's pattern, but overalls look adorable for ANY little kid. Smiley The fabric was from my stash, I have no idea when or where I got it, but it is covered in bugs and snails. The overalls are fastened with frog buttons which I think she likes best of all. The pattern did not originally call for a pocket, but after trying it on her once she politely requested I add one. Not being one to turn down such a nice and sensible request I added a contrasting pocket. Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Stripey Skirt of Wonderfulness on: May 13, 2011 08:39:54 PM
This is my new favorite skirt. It is an 8 gore wrap skirt (ends up being a bit more than a full circle) fastened with vintage buttons. The buttons and buttonholes also serve as decor on the waistband since I don't technically need all those fasteners. Wink

4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First Successful Spinning!! :D on: November 16, 2010 11:44:44 AM
I did an awesome private swap with RhymeswOrange recently. She sent me a box of fiber and a drop spindle along with a great book so I could learn to spin. My first efforts were not so great, but I think I'm beginning to get the hang of it the second time around. Here is my first *successful* attempt at spinning. Not too bad I guess, certainly not as lovely as some things I have seen here, but I'm proud of it. Smiley The pic doesn't look quite as pretty as the real thing, but it is close. This is a lovely shade of bubblegum/cotton candy pink. I am thinking a pair of mittens for my little girl.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Thrift store sweater to awesome striped winter clothes!! on: October 25, 2010 05:19:00 PM
I picked up this adorable cotton knit sweater (with stripes!!!) at the thrift store a few weeks ago with it in my mind to make a pair of pants OR a shirt for my daughter from it. As I sat down to cut it today I realized I had enough there to make not only a pair of pants but a shirt as well if I paired it with an old polo I had in my recon pile. (Sorry I do not have before pictures, I usually don't remember them until after the fact.)

After some (not so) careful cutting (I admit, I hacked it to pieces) and creativity I came up with this: pants, shirt and stocking style cap. There is about 4 inches to spare on the length of both the sleeves and the pants, so I *hope* it will fit through this winter. The pants have a yoga style waistband for comfort (waistband made from the polo) and were made mostly from the sleeves of the sweater and a small piece to make up the seat of the pants. The strategically placed pockets on the shirt are to cover up the old stains on the polo where I surely spilled something awful (and for coolness of course!)  The hat was just the leftovers from the sweater after everything else was finished.



I don't think I have seen her this pleased with something in a while. She has not taken it off all afternoon, in spite of the fact that it is still warm enough that we have the windows open! DH tried to take the hat off of her so she wouldn't overheat and she squawked at him and ran to me so I could put it back on her. She is seriously in love with this outfit.... and I have to admit, I am wishing I had one for myself... Wink
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / ReStyled Princess Dress from Yard Sale on: October 11, 2010 10:49:28 AM
My mom has more time for yard sales than I do (much to my dismay) and she found this dress several weeks ago. Paid $2 for it.



Since it was WAY too big for my little princess we decided it needed to be cut down, re-sized and possibly restyled. This is what I came up with. (She thinks that it is the BEST dress EVER!!)



The back.



All in all, it wasn't bad for a $2 yard sale dress. All I invested was some elastic, thread, and TIME.  For those who are looking closely it has a safety pin holding the jacket closed. I plan on a gold frog closure for that. I just got excited and wanted to post NOW. Cheesy

Questions, comments, critiques are welcome and even insults are accepted with some degree of grace.  Wink
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / So my mom calls me... on: September 17, 2010 09:42:31 AM
She informs me that she will be picking up my daughter to go to a very girly pink birthday party for her little cousin who is turning 3 and that Lilah needs to wear something suitably pink and fru fru. I have precisely one hour to have her ready to go. After looking through her closet and determining that all of her cute clothes are dirty I do what any reasonable mama would do... I sit down to sew her something new. Smiley
I found some pretty pink satin in my stash that has been waiting for a purpose in life as well as GOBS of pink lace in various shades and textures that will do nicely for a little skirt. With such limited time I didn't even bother to gather the lace. Grabbed a white t-shirt from her closet that had a little stain on the front. Added some lace to it and a lace flower to cover up the stain and voila!! Little girlie fru fru cuteness suitable for her first "big girl" pink party!

As an aside, the party went well and my little girl was the envy of everyone, including the birthday girl. oops. Cheesy
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / New? variation on pillowcase dress... on: September 15, 2010 08:52:51 AM
I was given a pretty little pillowcase by my mother-in-law recently and I decided that it needed a greater purpose in life besides taking up room in my linen closet. So I spent an hour or so in my sewing room and come up with this cute variation on a pillowcase dress for my daughter. In case you can't tell by the pics, she thinks that she is the CUTEST thing alive. I have to agree. Cheesy I do feel the need to mention that not long after this pic was taken she got her hands on a RED dry erase marker... needless to say all my work is now ruined and I will be dying this dress some other color to hide the horrible red marker stains that now grace its lovely front. Ugh. Also please excuse the fact that she looks like she has black eyes. She had recently been onto my makeup. Again. So (without telling more of my daughter's antics) here it is!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Puppet Monsters!!!! on: September 15, 2010 07:42:12 AM
This being my first post here, please forgive any craziness. Please???
My kids NEEDED some puppets to play with. I found a simple pattern online a looong time ago at http://www.onehourcraft.com/?p=455 that I used to make these. My kids have ADORED them! I had a fight on my hands trying to get these pictures for you guys/gals. Notice how there are two missing close-ups? Yea, that was my daughter's handiwork. Thank you Lilah.
Best of all for me, I got to dig into my stash of scrap faux fur and BUTTONS  Cheesy for this little project. They are super easy to make, only take a few minutes at the machine and about that much longer to sew on the buttons. Smiley I'll update the post if I find the original link for the pattern.
 
Purple dragon:

Bunny:

Tiger:

Bear:

Group shot!
 
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Draw a Panther
How to Draw an Ellipse
How to Draw Polar Bears
How to Draw Fantasy Creatures
How to Draw a Dragon
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Manicure for Halloween
"Z" is for Zombie!
Meatless Monday: Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.