I saw this beautiful costume while browsing through Flikr. Someone took a picture from a Con and I have no idea who this character is supposed to be. Obviously, I'm not a Con-goer, but I am in love with this outfit! The title says something like "Aurora Blaze." Love the saphire blue and peacock feathers. I want to know if there are any other pictures of the character that I can use for reference. Anyone know who this is character? Sorry, I've looked for hours and can't find the photo on Flikr now! Please help. Craftsters to the rescue!
edit* duh, I can just post the pic from photo hosting! Here it is, unfortunately I still can't find it on Flickr:
My birthday is coming up this month, and since it's my golden birthday (meaning my age coincides with the date, in this case age 24 on the 24th) I wanted to do something special. I want the theme to be "groovy". I like a bunch of 60s bands, especially the Beatles and Monkees. Inspired by aliastriona_angerboda, I'm going to attempt this psychedelic cake:
I was amazed to find this wonderful lava lamp drink dispenser, but I don't know what drink to put in it to look kind of like colorful lava. (click pic to enlarge)
It has to be non-alcoholic. I'm not sure what it should be. Something fruity would be nice. Here is where I turn to my wonderful fellow Craftsters to the rescue. Surely you all are clever! Please help! Oh yeah, and what party favors could I give out, for both genders? Really any suggestions for the party would be most welcome. Thanks!
I've wanted to dress up as Violet Baudelaire from Series of Unfortunate Events for a couple of years now. I finally did it! Or rather, I should say that my wonderful mother did it for me. I want to learn to sew so badly! Anyway, I was getting discouraged about my costume because it was the night before Halloween. Then I remembered that I had a prom dress in the closet that I never even wore that had a fitted bodice and the right color. Mom added sleeves and an organza layer on the skirt. Then I just bought the fishnet top, the tights (that I adore) and the boots (from Goodwill !). And as an added bonus, my mom just happened to have a necklace that looked like an eye! Fans of the Series will understand the significance of the eye. It may not look exactly like Violet's dress from the movie, but I must say I like my version. I was a rather morose Violet (which is a good thing.)
I was in the craft store today, looking for an iron-on transfer pen. And I found one! However, the box said that the material that I used it on had to be at least 35% polyester for the transfer to be permanent. Luckily, there were these little door hanger pillows for just $1 and they were 100% polyester. So, to initiate my pen, I made this:
The image is a Kurt Halsey from stencilry. Love his work.
Hope this keeps the roommates at bay. Kidding. Sort of.
This is a present I gave to my dad for Christmas. It was labor-intensive because I did not have traditional slides. I attempted to be sneaky with this project, so I asked to borrow his photo portfolio for a bit. Then I scanned some pictures from the portfolio into my computer along with some pictures from my family album. I printed them on transparency film and strategically cropped them to fit 8x8 glassless slide mounts. That was the hardest part!! So tedious because I cut the pics to go around the holes that were already drilled in, so as not to disturb the metal rings! Afterwards, I cut parchment paper to the same size and configuration of the photos to line the back of the pics so one can see them better and brighter. Parchment also helps with the heat of the light, although I used a cooler energy efficient bulb. Then I hooked the slides onto the metal circle frame from the ugly lampshade that the lamp came with. Thankfully it fit perfectly without gaps! Lots 'o' work, but so worth it to see my dad's face. *teary eyes* lol
Here's my Halloween costume. I stencilled the globe design. It was super hard because there were two colors in the stencils, which I had never attempted. Live and learn. I found the khaki vest at the Thrift store and I was so excited that it actually fit! If you can't tell, I'm Ma-ti (heart) from Captain Planet. I also made the ring. I cut out the white plastic backing off those little googly eye thingies and used just the clear bubble part. Then, I made a red cardboard base with pink construction paper and a shiny hologram heart sticker. I bought a 25 cent "gold" ring from a machine.Hot glued them together, painted the border with gold puffy paint and Voila! Oh, I have a monkey,too. And the red arm band. Enough talk- enjoy. I'll have to add more pics later. EDITED. REPLACED SMALL PICS AND ADDED BIGGER, BETTER, ONES. Comments/suggestions welcome
I had to add the little pic on my pocket bc some uneducated people didn't know who I was. lol
As one of my projects for my voice class, my partner and I crafted a larynx made 97.5345% out of candy. That's a rough estimation. lol Candy manipulated: taffy, Twizzlers Pull n Peel, gummi worms, Peachie-Os, yellow and clear gummy bears, AirHeads, and candy corn. We had to use some little wires to support the shape of the structure. Tape and flour was also employed to complete our masterpiece, along with good ol' engenuity and creativity. It took so long to finish this because we had to cool the pieces for a while to get them to cooperate. In the end it was worth it because we had the sweetest larynx in class. Here's the pic (anterior view):
And here's a diagram of what it is supposed to look like:
Like looking into a mirror, huh? lol I admit, it's a little rough, but we got an A!
American Sign Language has always been an interest of mine. So, I expressed it with my very own stencil *grins*. Here's what I made to wear on this past Valentine's day. I used acrylic with fabric medium and freezer paper. There were a few more flubs than I would have liked because the fabric didn't stretch out enough. Good thing it was only my practice shirt. haha. Any ideas on how to get the colors to "pop" more on the black shirt? My original idea was to embroider it, but I'm too new to sewing for that. Maybe later...Thanks for looking and giving suggestions!