I received from Smoker over the weekend. I requested 1960's crafts. Here's the far out loot:
A hippie picture frame, a cool keepsake box, and some funky fimo pens! The top of the box has lyrics from a Monkees song.
Here's the inside of the box. Psychedelic!
Here's a close up of the frame. It's a nice, study frame, covered in hemp, beads, and hippie sayings. "We must all hang together, or assuredly, we will all hang separately." "Imagine all the people, living in harmony." "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."
I received from ClauRose a while back. Here are the fabulous goodies:
Two big bags of Doritos, a bag of little bags of Doritos, a bag of fun size Snickers, some little Propel water bottle packs, a big book of Sudoku puzzles, and Batman fabric! I'm betting there's enough fabric to make some boxers for my husband. Thanks, ClauRose!
Here is my wonderful bounty from Sparklypants! She sent an awesome mix of stuff.
Here we have a bunch of postcards, repro colonial money, a Betty and Veronica, greeting cards, sheets of note paper, flyers from museums, old stamps, an NYC metro card (yay! i'm out in oklahoma -- there's not a whole lot of that around here...), wallpaper produce, etc.
A bunch of paper, awesome wrapping paper, very odd cutouts from magazines, and some wallpaper.
Although I love everything, this is my favorite of favorites of the bunch: colored business-size envelopes, funky vintage children's wrapping paper, old photos, Boynton paper!!!, and an SAT registration sheet (with the little test bubbles and everything).
This is the back of the envelope she sent! Heehee... I'm putting it on the wall of my craft space.
Thank you Sparklypants!!! A very successful first swap, I would say.
I was so inspired by BananaAmbush's Moulin Rouge Pants (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30790.0), that, upon receiving 48 (!!!) Sharpies for Christmas (24 thin, 24 regular), and upon the wearing-out of my favorite pair of jeans, and upon my falling in love with the Monkees thanks to Netflix, I decided I needed Monkees pants.
I will admit right now that they are nowhere near Moulin Rouge Pants quality, but here they are anyway. I love 'em.
There are so many more pics, but I thought 5 was probably about 3 too many anyway... :-)
So, this is what we call "totally not a big deal" because it's just a hat, but I'm soooo proud of it, and so happy that it turned out okay, and so happy that I have a Mike of the Monkees hat (when I obsess, I obsess), that I just had to share. Here's my hat:
...and here's what it's supposed to look like:
I basically knew I had to have a hat like Mike's, so I bought some green yarn and went to my local University of Oklahoma Knitting Club and asked for help. And here it is. Knitting, it turns out, is not really my thing, but I'm very proud of my hat.
Alright, so a looooong time ago I posted about my Lemony Snicket Violet Baudelaire dress. Well, here are pictures finally. Because I'm more of a reconstruction kind of person than a follow-a-pattern kind of person, I went with modifying two skirts, a dress, and a pair of fishnet stockings, rather than design a dress from scratch. I rehemmed both skirts, cut patterns out of the purple one, and hemmed the edges of the patterns. The dress (too small before) became the bodice. The middle section between the lacing is from the bottom half of the skirt. I also modified the neckline. I made puffy sleeves (quite proud of myself), based loosely on a blouse pattern I have. Then I added fishnet stocking legs. The ribbing and the back of the bodice were already like that. Alright, pics...
And the whole thing, at the Halloween party... (drumroll....)
(Please excuse the crappy cropping. I pretty much suck at photo editing.)
I'm taking a college class right now called "Linguistic Field Methods". (I don't want to bore anyone with the specifics, but if you want to know what that is, please ask.) Our professor required us each to have a bound journal, not just a spiral notebook. So I thought "Wait, I know how to make those!" and "Wouldn't it be cool to have a personalized one and not just some boring thing with a puppy on the front from WalMart?" The result (using the tute found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10347.0 ):
The embroidery says "Field Methods" in the special linguistics alphabet we use, and "Fall '05".
I pasted a copy of the chart with all the special symbols we use on the first page.
A ribbon bookmark, and I'm totally ready to take a crazy amount of notes. Woot!