Yup, this weird little dude was my chemistry project. National Mole Day is a day to celebrate the mole, a unit of measurement that equals 6.02 x 10^23, and our assignment was to make a creative project that had to do with moles. Then today we had a big party and played games and things . So here's Avogadro, the punk mole:
His eyes are very different and wonkily-placed so he looks a bit crazed, and when you shake him he headbangs in a quite awesome manner. Plus, he's wearing a pink boa because he's secure in his molesculinity (har har har). Sorry for the kinda-crappy pictures ><
The Vader stencil is from http://grrl.com/starwarsstuff.html, and I know I've seen the arm-tying idea somewhere, so this top isn't really my design, but I needed a pink Darth . I'm thinking of outlining the stencil in hot pink puff paint. Hope you like!
OK, get ready for a swift kick to the fashion sense! The front:
And the grande finale, the mohawk (forgive my vacant expression):
The back says "One of these shapes is not like the others," which is a line from the Mindless Self Indulgence song Unsociable. It's much easier to read in real life...for some reason it came out blotchier than it is in the picture. The mohawk was inspired by the Dino Hoodie (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19651.0) and made in basically the same way. It goes all the way down the hood in alternating pink and purple sparkly fur, which I got for free from distinctivefabric.com. It only takes two free swatches of each color. The original hoodie was only $8.00 at Kohl's, and it had a Hawaiian flower on the front that I covered with "MSI." Hope you like it, or at least get a laugh out of it!
This shirt came from two shirts from a thrift store; a green one that fit me well and a blue one that was way too big. I couldn't really get a good picture of the end product, but here's basically what it looks like:
Sorry about the boobshot . Basically I just tightened the blue shirt's sleeves and cut it off right under the sleeves. Then I cut the green the same way and sewed the blue top and green bottom together. The words say "Look mummy! There's an airplane up in the sky!" and the bottom says "Pink Floyd." It didn't come out as good as I hoped, but it's aight. Hope you like it
OK, credit for this one goes to flyinpurplemunkiez (go check out her thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=38330.0). If you go to http://www.distinctivefabric.com/, you get 10 free fabric swatches just for signing up (it's free, but you need a credit card.) Then, you get 10 more every time you place an order. My swatches haven't arrived yet, so I'm not sure how big they are, but I'm sure they're great for scraps, quilting, etc.
One feature that I've always thought would be good is to have individual user portfolios. Whenever somebody wants to post a new craft of theirs, they could post on the appropriate board but also add it to their portfolio along with a tutorial (if they have one.) That way, if you like something that one user has made, you could easily find more things by them without scrolling through pages of "view this member's last posts." If you wanted to get fancy, you could even divide the portfolios into sections (clothes, purses, misc, etc.) I'm sure a TON of work would have to go into this, and maybe it's impractical, but it's an idea.