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11  valentines jigsaw puzzle recycling in What the heck can I do with THIS? by thecraftyminx on: February 13, 2009 10:26:56 AM

I put the original thread up with a basic How to in paper crafts.

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12  Valentines Greeting. Recycled, cheap and lovely. in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by thecraftyminx on: February 13, 2009 10:12:24 AM

I made this from a heart shaped card cut out base.  Then I took various sized jigsaw pieces from puzzles with bits missing and painted them in the pinks and reds.  Some I glazed with glitter and pva, some with metallic paints.

I used a glue gun to assemble the final layout and wrote key "loving" words across a few of the pieces.  I then attached the two pendant style pieces at the bottom of the heart with the words "My missing piece", "You complete me", Plus a ribbon at the top of the heart so that it can be wall hung rather than used as a coffee coaster later on. 

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13  7" record vinyl in What the heck can I do with THIS? by thecraftyminx on: June 05, 2008 04:18:49 AM
Poor, and the boyfriends birthday to buy for.  I wanted to give him something that was personal and with very little budget to spare, I designed this record clock!  He is a musician, so I used his logo on the record face, using a sticky back plastic to seal it into place.  I got the clock component from a craft shop.  The whole thing cost less than 3.00 to make Smiley  He loved it.

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14  Re: Iron-on on leather and vinyl! in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: May 19, 2008 05:25:04 AM
Here was an experimental one I did using holograph flex which is heat sealed over coloured feathers.  This will take handwashing carefully, but obviously the feathers are not very hard wearing on a clothing garment.

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15  Re: Willow sculpture carnival parade piece. in Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: May 15, 2008 05:36:44 AM

The last image shows us all in the carnival parade.  It took one person in the head, 3 people under the body, and 5 of us to hold up the tail which spanned nearly 14 foot!  We had to walk it through the central road in town, as it was too wide for any footpaths en route!  It was a great day dispite the rubbish rainy weather!

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16  Willow sculpture carnival parade piece. in Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: May 15, 2008 05:33:56 AM
Just wanted to share a few images of our carnival project from last summer.

We made a few items, a giant peacock, which stood about 18 foot high and about 14 foot long.  We made willow frame work in pieces for the head, and 3 cage sections for the back.  The tail was made from a few pieces of bamboo cane and woven with willow to strengthen.  Most of the cagework was covered in very light nylon silk.  The head was covered in tissue papers and painted where needed.  Then sealed with PVA glue to prevent rain damage.  OH and it did RAIN.

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17  Re: Beaded Smocking Sampler in Needlework: Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: March 27, 2008 04:16:24 PM
Thanks for nice feedback about my smocking  Grin

I'm going to post a few more pics, and hopefully get around to finishing one of these little scatter cushions very soon!

This just shows a bit more of a close up.

And this last one is something completely different.  This was my first piece about 14 years ago, inspired by John Rocha.

Its a shame that smocking seems so unpopular at the moment.  The designer John Rocha made a massive runway collection a few years back and brought it up to date with some very crazy aztec looking stuff on linens.  Its all been very quiet since then for heavily embroidered clothing in the fashion industry.  Smocked clothes are so time consuming you would have to charge a designer price just to cover the amount of hours you put into the garment!
I have seen some very beautiful little girls smocked dresses here, I need to spend some time honing my dressmaking skills I think  Shocked
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18  Re: Beaded Smocking Sampler in Needlework: Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: March 27, 2008 01:00:18 PM
I'm feeling encouraged by you sweet people who say nice things Cheesy

So, I'm posting another pic. 

Kitty is there a size limit for the pics if they're on my own server...as in will it slow the traffic here if I post a biggie?

This pic is scaled right down, but hopefully you can still see the individual stitching anyway.
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19  Beaded Smocking Sampler in Needlework: Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: March 27, 2008 09:32:04 AM
I wasn't sure quite where to post this!  Anyway, this is a near finished smocked panel that I will use for a bed cushion.  The fabric is shot dupion pure silk and all the threads are pure silk too.  The beads are glass and metal.

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20  digital scrapbooking/pc art layout in Completed Projects by thecraftyminx on: April 07, 2006 03:59:43 PM
I would love some feedback here....be as brutal as you like, all constructive crit welcomed and braved!

This is jamie who i facepainted into a tiger lion thingy, (lol), then i took tho digital photo of him, and later made this picture using photoshop and lots of layers and coloured textures for the jungle scenery to make a small poster for him.  He is big cat crazy and loved it!

you can see a bigger version of the picture at: http://www.thecraftyminx.com/pages/beware_cat.html
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