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521  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: November 02, 2013 11:13:37 AM
Subject: CoMC
House: ravenclaw
Project: Edwina Sissorhands costume

So. the annual fancy dress party at work. I never go, becasue I am terrified of parties - I'm too shy to work in an environment with mingling. But I always love seeing photos of everyone's costume - everyone makes such a huge effort, and so many cool ideas. So this year, I decided to force myself to go, even if I only stayed for an hour, becasue i wanted to join in with the dressing up.
But I didn't want to spend any money, or too much time since I am super busy at the minute. So this was a 3 way struggle - social-awkwardness, money, and time all needed beating.
I came up with this Edwina Scissorhands costume; a headdress I made a couple of years ago, a black skirt and loose jacket with a leather corset-let over the top (again made a few years ago), a dog collar (!)  - a lot of backcombing, some make up... and my scissorhands. I took a very literal approach, and took 9 pairs of scissors (some dismantled into individual blades), blunted the blades, and sewed them to the back of the hand on a pair of old black elbow length evening gloves (which I had previously cut the fingertips off of). They did look properly menacing, though I did have to be really careful even though they were blunt - so maybe not the most practicable solution!
So.. I stayed at the party for nearly 2 hours (!!), I spent 2.70 (on the dog collar) and about an hour crafting the gloves
really bad photo - the makeup has made it look like my chin is weirdly flat into my neck. I do have a chin, honest!
522  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: November 01, 2013 08:01:35 AM
I'm so psyched to see all those bracelets jennie Smiley

Birdhouse is going well - base done, and two side walls - that's all the easy bits. shaped front & back, two roof halves (with hinge so access battery for bird) still to go... and the bird of course Smiley
I did a mock up of the circuit to check i has all my bits in the right places, worked a charm, so that should all be good to go when the time comes
523  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: One Small Doctor Who Thing Swap - signup 10/25/13-10/29/13, sendout 11/19/13 on: October 30, 2013 09:05:10 AM
plotting commences... Wink
524  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: October 29, 2013 04:16:50 PM
you even got the gryfindor lion in that costume Smiley
525  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Paper and Ephemera Swap Round 10 - sign-ups closed early - send-out Nov. 18 on: October 26, 2013 07:59:23 PM
Ok, I'm a needer so I'm crafting a small not collecting stuff... I think I know what I'm gonna make. I'm new to papercrafts so I'm gonna keep it simple, to be sure I can execute to a high standard. supply gathering begins tomorrow Smiley
526  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: One Small Doctor Who Thing Swap - signup 10/25/13-10/29/13, sendout 11/19/13 on: October 26, 2013 07:52:41 PM
I feel really sorry for whoever gets me for a partner... doing the questionnaire I just basically interpreted 'your favourite doctor / companion / episode / villain' as 'list all the doctors / companions / episodes / villains'
Seems I'm not too picky!

I'm definitly gonna use this swap as an excuse to do a DVD re-watch Smiley
527  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: October 26, 2013 03:28:30 PM
dude, that mermaid's haor is epic. Nice work Smiley

and I love the jawa costumes! so cute!
528  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: October 26, 2013 02:18:26 AM
That hedgehog is so cute!

Ok, I *think* I've worked out what I'll do for the bluebird - I ordered a few supplies last night so I'll play around with them when they arrive - I'm thinking felt with an appliqu belly, led behind the belly, and a connector somewhere on the tail to complete the circuit when he sits in the birdhouse, so that the battery pack can be hidden inside the house. I love that sculpted one! so cute. Thanks for brainstorming Smiley

Class: Frog Choir (& Diagon Alley)
House: ravenclaw
Project: Papercrafted Notebook
I'd never done any papercrafting before, so I signed up for a journal making class, and produced this:

I stamped the cover with texture stuff and stained it (green of course, for our froggy friends), then made the three signatures and again stamped and stained their wraps:

then I bound it using the 'kiss' journal technique.
We didn't have time for decorating in the class, so i did that at home, adding a Deathly Hallows symbol (using the stamp made for me by the gorgeous Mistress Jenny), and a little 'Imagine' token - and a brad to close and ribbon to tie securely - I also made some linings for the inside covers (to hide the back of the brad) using tissue paper and old potter books
 

This is what I'm offering as a Prize during the end of term feast - so I hope you guys like it!
529  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: October 25, 2013 03:40:46 PM
I have no idea how to do the bird at all - I though LEDs, but... well... I don't think they'd big enough to make the whole bird glow, and a partially glowing bluebird might be super scary. Unless... maybe a glowing belly? I actually have zero concept of what a blue bird looks like... except being blue (I presume). Anyway, birdhouse crafting is under-way while I ponder on the bird to go in it.

And you have awesome taste in music, clearly - love Kristen Ch.... (here abandon all name spelling attempts) Cheesy
530  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: October 24, 2013 04:38:50 PM
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NEWT Subject: CoMC
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: A Birdhouse for Peter's Soul
Brief Description:
Do you remember the song Birdhouse for your Soul, by They Might be Giants?
Here's a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAbZzdalZh4
It's told from the point of view of a bird shaped nightlight.

well... that's mine & Peter's song. It's perfect for us, we have a weird relationship, since we're basically best friends, despite living in different countries and a 30 year age gap, and having only met a few months ago. We just immediate clicked, and since we have both had a nit of time of it this summer we were a perfect match to pull each other through.  He's the most awesome (in both the original awe inspiring sense, and the new super-cool one) person.
So I want to make him a  birdhouse, from fabric. I'm basically thinking TM type patches, with stiff stuffing, maybe some wire for structure. And a ribbon with some of the song lyrics stamped on that lives inside - I've never done fabric stamping before. If I have time, a blue bird too
The reason I like TM patch type projects is becasue they are a bit unplanned and hectic whereas my usual style is much more controlled - so I'm going to try not to think to much, that seems to bring out a nice (or... at least different) side to my crafting. So. That's it. That's the extent of the plan.
Sewing (or cutting... or something) starts tomorrow. As long as it's done before christmas I'll be happy - or, rather, with enough time to post it to him to receive before christmas... so let's aim for finished before december.
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