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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Misty ~ my wax doll. on: October 09, 2005 10:20:16 AM
 Shocked That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Seriously, it is one of my favorite things I have seen on craftster. The wax gives her such a beautiful, delicate, almost ghostly complexion. I've always wanted a doll made of wax (I love those old ones from the mid-1800's). I know it isn't polite to ask, and I apologize most sincerely, but, at a time that is convienient for you, could you possibly create a tutorial. She is gorgeaus!
Keep up the great work!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: take any-where picnic set on: September 30, 2005 05:34:50 PM
That is seriously awesome!
I might have to make one for myself  Embarrassed
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: a new weirdo in the family on: September 30, 2005 05:28:05 PM
She is adorable! Grin
Did you put smelling salts inside of her? To help you when you faint?
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: creative halloween costumes on: September 15, 2005 04:40:26 PM

That is a gorgeaus costume!
It would be sooooo Romantic if some girl went as The Raven and her boy friend as Edgar Allen Poe   Kiss
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: I LOVE MY DOG TORSO! on: September 08, 2005 02:18:10 PM
OMG!  You did such a nice job!!!I have to go hunt that pattern down. It looks exactly like a toy dog that I had when I was little that belonged to my mother when she was little. It was Betsy McCall's dog Brownie. It's painful that I know that, but by the time I got him his velvet fur was worn off in places and the last time I remember seeing him the poor guy was bald everywhere except the inside of his legs and his tail was hanging on by one thread and it made my mother sooooo sad.  Brownie had green felt eyes though.  I'll quit babbling now. Thank you for posting.

You could make him out of brown velvet w/ green felt eyes for your Mom's Birthday, maybe  Smiley

He's so cute!
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: i want this to be the scariest halloween eva! on: August 28, 2005 02:03:28 PM
how could i stage one???   any ideas?Huh 

How to Stage a Faux Seance

You will need a dark room, a round table, and a chair for each member of the audience. Drape the table with a large cloth. A subtle, subliminal soundtrack adds atmosphere. The seance room should be lighted only by a source placed in the center of your seance table. A candle, small red bulb, or glow stick placed in a translucent glass bowl are particuraly effective (if you use a candle, you can adjust to go out midway by cutting the candle in half, snipping out a piece of the wick, then melting it back together.

Perform any of the following "rituals" at the before the actual "conjouring" begins to set the right mood...
.Sprinkle salt around the table in a "protective circle"
.Crush fresh rosemary saying that the sweet fragrance attracts friendly spirits

Now for the actual tricks Grin...
. Have a hidden partner throw small items around the room for "poltergeist activity"
. Manipulate a string tied to a chair or lamp to send it sliding across the floor.
.Flickering lights via. hidden partner and light switch
.Strange bells or knocking sounds again via. hidden partner
.Attach rulers to your arms and hide them under your sleeves. When the time comes to put your hands on the table,slip the rulers underneath and place hands firmly on table, you will be able to rock and sometimes even lift your side of the table.*

Remember not to rush, and escort your visitors out of the room before  you turn off the lights.

* You must have a fairly lightweight table for this stunt

Hope this helps! Smiley
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: i want this to be the scariest halloween eva! on: August 22, 2005 05:41:56 PM
Stage a faux Seance!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Egyptian Cat Goddess: Bast Dolly on: August 17, 2005 08:04:38 AM
 Shocked That is amazing! You are extremely talented. I saw dolls a little bit like this one going for $350 at a Renn Faire. And I have to say, I like your doll better  Wink
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Decorating a doll house on: August 16, 2005 07:29:24 PM
Do  you mean  the house interior or the furniture?

If you mean the house interior, you could use pretty wrapping paper or fabric w/ a small print to cover the walls, and an old velvet thrift store dress makes a nice carpet. I've seen in several different old mini books mention "contact paper"(whatever that is) which is availible in various woodgrains and other fiinishes, which could also be used for flooring. White paper lace doiles make excellent  plaster ceilings, and you can create architectural details, i.e. little angels, gargoyles, moulding, etc. with clay. An easy way to make raised wood panelling is to buy some cheap balsa wood strips, and layer them, (i.e. a small rectangle on a big rectangle in a pattern going continously throught the room.)  Also, you can get pillars and columns cheap from birthday cake suppliers. you can easily cut paintings from magazines and print them from computers to frame with strips of wood or polymer clay frames for mniature works of art. You could also add a faux "window with a view" by pasting a piece of a scenic postcard on the wall, and  liniing it with window trim to match the other windows, maybe adding a pretty curtain or a window seat made of a wood square covered in fabric (some book shelves on each side of this look especially nice)
Whoops... I'm getting kind of carried away
Hope this helps,
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: penguin diorama on: August 09, 2005 11:41:02 AM
He is adorable!!!

Sand-- mix glue, real sand, and a little water together, and put it on the base in the way you want it. If you like, you can make little hills in the sand (add landscape interest) by putting foam pieces or other bumpy objects underneath the sand mix. It dries rock hard and looks exactly like the real thing.

Water--You can purchase a product called Scenic Water from minatures stores and online. It looks like real water. If you don't want to do that, I guess you could use glue tinted with blue paint or food coloring and let it dry into a thick sort of glaze, I'm not quite sure if it will look as good though

Good Luck!!! Wink
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