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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Queen of Blades T-shirt with Bleach Pen on: February 21, 2013 11:38:58 AM


I like casual costumes that I can wear without being uncomfortable or embarrassed to wear to a video game convention (PAXeast). My fav video game is Starcraft and the best character is the queen of blades, who is this creepy part human part bug alien. (to see her go here: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/hero/kerrigan) I wanted to do something to be her but her image is a bit elaborate and kinda slutty. I remembered seeing a couple cool thing done with bleach pens so I decide to try it and I made a t-shirt that is simplified version of what the queen of blades looks like. Here's the front:



Here's what I used:


1st I made a sketch of the design and then I sketched it on the shirt in chalk:


Then I went over the chalk with the bleach pen and let it sit for ~10 minutes:


Then I squirted on vinegar to neutralize the bleach reaction and cleaned off the bleach in the sink with cold water and soap. Then I hung it up to dry:


I'm not sure why it came out so part I put the gel on is still purple with bleach outline?
I'm also wondering how to clean the bleach off without getting it on other part of the shirt, which left red spots?
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Baneling hair clip on: February 27, 2012 07:02:31 AM


I made banelings before and I made this miniature version a while ago, but just had the idea to attach it to a hair clip so I could where it to barcraft (which is where a bar shows a starcraft tournament) this weekend.
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / paper Bender (Futurama) on: February 06, 2012 04:15:10 PM
I just saw this (instructions for a paper cut-out Bender) on facebook and I thought I should share it with the crafster community:
http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2012/02/03/futurama-fanarama-do-it-yourself-bender-paper-cut-out/
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Tree of Gondor Baby Blanket on: January 08, 2012 05:58:40 AM
For my friends' baby boy (due in February) I made this:



They are lord of the rings fans and so am I so I went looking for an idea for their blanket here and I found: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386496.0
I thought it was very cool and that I could use the same pattern they linked for the tree but I had some problems. First I didn't know how to tunasian crochet and I tried to use tapestry crotchet which didn't look right at all. So I ended up learning tunasian crochet from the internet. Then I bought a tunasian crochet hook, but it was too thick and the stitches were too tall so I bought another one and tried again. It still came out way long and I don't really know why. I also didn't know how to make the back right so I ended up just crocheting another piece and covering the back up. Having to start the middle piece over several times I got frustrated and made the edge pieces first which is why they came out an awkward size compared to the middle and I had to make two little pieces for the top and bottom of the middle.

Close up of the tree


Back of tree piece:


Back of blanket with tree back covered:


Edge pattern close up:
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / tunisian question on: December 22, 2011 05:43:04 AM
I'm trying Tunisian crochet for the first time and the thing I don't understand is what to do about the back of the piece. I'm switching colors to make a pattern but that leave a lot of mess on the back that I'm not sure what to do with it. How do you all deal with the back of tunisian crochet when switching colors?
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Portal on: November 01, 2011 04:41:30 AM




The gun and the mask are the main part that is hand made, though I did have to do some sewing cause I couldn't find a jumpsuit that was my size.
Also I used duck tape to make the shoes.



The gun is made out of:
Foam rubber stuff that came as packing material, that I got at work, spray painted white or black
poster board spray painted black
a clear plastic handle sanded down to scatter light
a flash light to light up the plastic
some old wires I cut off broken headphones
and a lot of hot glue
I found a video online as a guide but I had to improvise a lot of the material.

The Wheatley mask is made of mostly the foam rubber painted and glued onto a face shield


and I made cup cakes to go along with the costume (it's probably a lie though)
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Zergling Blanket on: October 11, 2011 12:34:34 PM


So one of my friends is having a baby. The first of my friends to have a baby Shocked I was looking around the internet for a baby gift.  He's a big StarCraft fan and so am I. I came across this zergling onesy: http://www.jinx.com/p/starcraft_zergling_baby_creeper.html?catid=&cs=1&csd=&preview=1&s=starcraft.
Awesome, but it got me thinking I should make something sc2 related. I then started looking for Starcraft 2 crafting projects, which I didn't find much of, so I just looked up geeky crafts. That got me to http//geekcrafts.com/ which introduced me to crafster.org since a lot of projects were linked from here  Grin I didn't find anything Starcraft related by I did find out about Tapestry Crochet. So I designed my own based on the Zerg Symbol. Unfortunately at the time I didn't know about things like Knit Pro (http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/) so I just printed some graph paper and hand drew the Zerg symbol and used that as my guide.

Now I'm finally done. The color in this pictures are off. It's actually bright purple, not blue. The edge is just three rows of sc increasing each row.


Close up of the zerg symbol. All done in sc. The purple squares are sc on the outer squares but I got bored of that so the inner purple squares are sc, dc alternating (I thought it kind of looks like creep Roll Eyes ).


Thanks for looking!
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Banelings! on: September 25, 2011 03:11:14 PM
I <3 Starcraft2 and when my husband asked me to make him a baneling this is the result:

1st try I made:


Next I made a simplified version:


Both side by side:


I don't have a pattern, I just made it up as I went. Unfortunately they don't roll or explode!


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