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31  Finished blue/brown baby quilt + pink baby quilt top in Quilting: Completed Projects by schizo319 on: May 25, 2009 11:28:58 AM
I just finished this for a coworker of mine. I think I like the back better than the front. Her colors are blue and brown and I wanted to make something that wasn't too babyish so it could grow with her little boy. It's pretty big (39x50) and it's tied off at 13 points on each square (that's 156 little knots!). I like to use strips of fleece as binding because it's really forgiving, it doesn't ravel, and it's nice a cushy - plus, I picked up a 1/3 of a yard remnant for 75cents - score!. All of the fabrics are flannel except the yellow squares which is a really soft thin cotton.

FRONT

BACK

And here's a top that I finished for a friend who's having a little girl in July. It's a stacked coin pattern, and I put it together yesterday afternoon. I love this pattern - it went really fast. BUT, now that it's finished, I think it seems a little "grown up" for a baby (maybe it's just because I want to keep it for myself?)... I haven't decided on the back yet. I still have several strips of the batik fabric to do some sort of peicing, but I'm not sure what fabrics I want to use. Any suggestions?

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32  Memo Board in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by schizo319 on: December 20, 2008 02:17:30 PM
I made this memo board for a friend for Christmas. We decided at the last minute that we would MAKE gifts for eachother (cash is tight and neither of us "need" anything in particular), so I made this today:



The black/white fabric is leftover from some stuff I made her a few years ago for her kitchen. The mat board (under the corks and letters, etc.) is from a huge stack of board that she bought me at a yardsale years ago. AND, we get together at least once a week for a couple glasses of wine, so the corks are from 8 bottles we've shared over the past few months.
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33  "Wanna play?" Tiger painting in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by schizo319 on: November 21, 2007 05:07:30 PM
It's HUGE, 24x36 Acrylic on Canvas.

I painted it because I wanted to do something different (been painting a lot of dogs lately). I had an 8x10 print of it made for my mother-in-law, and the folks at the photo place freaked over it. I'm less than thrilled with the left eye, but it'll do. His eyes kinda follow you all over the room - it's almost disconcerting (and totally freaks out our pet canary - we can't put it in the same room with him!)

Comments/criticisms welcome... Thanks for taking a peek!

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34  Can ya stand another couple pet portraits? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by schizo319 on: November 06, 2007 07:34:54 PM
16x20 acrylic of a coworkers dogs. Not crazy about how this turned out. I had to mesh 3 different photos into one and the lighting is "off", but she's happy, so I'm happy!



Another 16x20 acrylic of a friends corgi. He's one of my favorites

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35  Alien xbox faceplate... in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by schizo319 on: November 06, 2007 07:18:59 PM
I was checking out xbox faceplates and ran across this: http://gaming.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=4949
I wanted to buy it for my husband for our anniversary, but it's still in the "prototype" stage, so I decided to make one. Mine isn't nearly as cool as the original, but I like it nonetheless, and my husband is thrilled!

Note: I idiotically (is that a word?) built this on the faceplate and then baked it - yeah - plastic faceplates melt! duh! Anyway, I tried to use an air dry but I don't like the consistency, so I carefully peeled the alien off of the melted faceplate and glued it on a new one. It worked ok, but there's still a crack on the "neck" (right under the hole) that you can see in the detailed shot.

I'd like to do some more of these, maybe a dragon or optimus prime, but I can't figure out how to do it easily. I thought of trying to make a model of the faceplate to bake on, but out of what?!?! Any suggestions?

Thanks for looking!





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36  Seven new Acrylic dog paintings... (pic heavy) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by schizo319 on: September 30, 2007 10:44:46 AM
Most recent painting - this little yorkie belonged to a friend of ours, his 90th birthday is next week and his beloved "Prissy" passed away about 6 months ago, so I painted her portrait for his birthday. 12x12 canvas board.


Painted this rat terrier for my best friends mom. 9x12 canvas board. Anyone know where to pick up a cheap 9x12 frame?


This was taken from a photo of my mom hugging her chocolate lab, I call it "puppy love" (and now that old song is running through my head Smiley) It's 12x12 canvas board, and the first "human face" I've ever painted.


These are both commissioned work for a coworker. They're 12x12  canvas board and I put them in shadowbox frames. She is ecstatic about them!



This is a piece commissioned by a friend's coworker. 11x14 on gallery wrapped canvas.


This is my mom's dog Harpo. He's my favorite so far! 14x18 canvas board.


Thanks for taking a peek!
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37  Another Dog painting - black & tan dachshund in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by schizo319 on: September 06, 2007 08:48:51 AM
24x36 acrylic on canvas
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38  A couple of new dog faces - pop art style... in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by schizo319 on: September 02, 2007 09:35:35 PM
This is a painting of my dog, Tootsie. My husband took a terrific photo of her lying in the grass that I was just dying to paint - it's HUGE 24x36, acrylic on canvas.


This one is my friend's dog Elly - it's quite a bit smaller (12x16).
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39  Second Pet Portrait... (english bulldog) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by schizo319 on: August 31, 2007 11:42:01 PM
This is the dog of a coworker of mine - I met him a couple weeks ago and fell in love with his little wrinkled face!

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40  First pet portrait in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by schizo319 on: August 27, 2007 08:08:21 PM
This is my mom's chocolate lab, Coco. I've never painted an animal before, I had a ton of fun doing it. You can see the photo I worked from to the right of the painting.

Any feedback is welcome, I think the colors are a little bright in comparison to the photo...
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