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1  Christmas Stocking in Winter Holidays by stykz on: November 30, 2010 10:56:35 PM
The first Christmas stocking I've ever made.. Made it for my 3-yr-old niece and will be making a matching one for her baby sister Smiley

Drew my own pattern, finished the open edge with double fold bias tape and hand sewed on the rickrack. The fabric isnt really Christmas-y fabric, but its the right colors, which is what i was going for... (I just happened to find this in a bin at walmart - they were clearancing out fabric for $5 a bolt! Shocked)

I am rather pleased with how it turned out  Grin --- my apologies for the shoddy picture quality, they were taken with my cell phone  Roll Eyes





detail:




hanging above my bar:

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2  mixed media painting/collage housewarming gift in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by stykz on: February 26, 2010 04:54:06 PM
I made a clock as a practical housewarming gift for mah girls (you can see it here )

and I also made them this:


here is detail of the lady:

edit: i have tried flipping this thing, and for some reason it just wont behave Angry .. sorry

detail of the saying:


detail of the stem/leaves:


detail of the flowers:


Its on canvas board. I used acrylic paints, the stems/leaves are garden twine glued to the canvas with aleene's tacky glue, and the flowers came from the dollar store for $1 a bunch. I took the flowers off the stems, and then used my wire cutters to trim off the little plastic bit that attaches it to the stem, but left the part that holds the flower together.. the flowers are attached to the canvas with that super sticky floral ticky-tack stuff.

The image was a black and white photo that I found online and I painted over it (like with the clock) and the saying... well, at first i hand lettered it but it looked too wonky for me to be happy with it, so i printed it out, glued the paper down, painted over it to match it to the canvas, and then went over the printed letters with black paint,  because they were a little hard to read with the other paint over them..

I think they're really gonna like it  Cheesy
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3  Housewarming Gift! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by stykz on: February 25, 2010 11:34:54 PM
Due to recent events and things just falling into place (the Lord works in mysterious ways) two of my best friends in the world are about to become roommates.. So, I had to make them a housewarming gift.. (actually, i'm making two gifts, but i'm still working out the design of the second)

I wanted to make them something practical AND fun... so I made this clock:




this shot is a little closer up:


and this is detail of the pieces used to mark the hours:

(sorry it's blurry, i took the pics with my cell phone)

Really, this would be altered art, because what I did was find an image of el virgen del guadalupe that I liked, print it out, and - because my printer only prints black and white, I painted it with acrylic paints, and then sealed it with a spray sealer.

I bought the clock kit almost a year ago at Michaels.

The pieces I used to mark the hours were actually charms hanging from a bracelet that I bought cheap at a flea market, which promptly broke the same day I bought it Sad Glad I saved those little charms, though, because I think they really add something to the clock.

Anyhow, I was really proud of the way this turned out, and I wanted to share it <3

  peace
-stykzorz-
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4  Suggestions/advice on shirt in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions by stykz on: February 20, 2010 11:53:20 PM
Hello all.. I've been somewhat of a lurker on craftster for eons... Thought I'd come out of the craft closet and ask you crafty mamas for some advice, because you've made some wonderful creations

So I get this catalog in the mail the other day... Funny I dont remember requesting said catalog, but that's another story.. While flipping through, admiring their pricy goodies, I came upon this shirt:


(yes, I know the model in the picture isn't plus sized, but I am... so that's why I posted on this board Wink)

I. Love. This. Shirt.


But the price.. not so much.. ($50? Yeah, right..)


Then the lightbulb appears over my head - I can make one of these  Cheesy

So, what I'm interested in are any suggestions or advice on how to go about constructing this bad boy..

It looks simple enough, but I've never made a peasant-type shirt before with the raglan sleeves and all.. much less ones with holes in them lol.. So any tips or tricks you have to offer will be much appreciated

peace,

stykzorz
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5  my .effing. awesome painted tables in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by stykz on: August 07, 2008 08:15:16 PM
i was tired of my boring tables, so i got happy with the paint and this is what happened

this first table is just 3 tiered end table that my parents had FOR.EVER. it was originally a dark wood stain of some kind.. it's so old, my dad has 'fixed' it a couple of times..  anyways, i took it and painted it black and it was just plain forever until i just got sick of looking at it. and this is what it looks like now




close up of faery




it was spray painted black, then a coat of black acrylic. the faery was done with acrylics, and i sealed it with spray-on acrylyic sealer


this next table came from my grandmother.. it was kinda busted, and it was ugly woodgrain veneer stuff.. so i slapped a coat of green interior paint on it and had my best friend paint on the design i had in mind because i totally suck at those kinds of pictures.. (design pinted with acrylics and spray-sealed.)

this unfinished photo is just to show what the whole table looks like




and the table top





thanks for looking Cheesy
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