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41  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Steampunk Owl Brooch on: November 08, 2010 04:12:07 PM
Thanks guys!  I was really pleased with how the shrinky dinks came out and have been experimenting with them since. 
42  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lady Sherlock Holmes on: November 08, 2010 04:09:31 PM
Thanks!  It's definitely one of my favorites that I have done. 
43  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Lady Sherlock Holmes on: November 01, 2010 11:48:54 AM
I wanted to go as a literary character but for some reason I got stuck on Sherlock.  I saw a costume on Martha Stewart's website for children and just started from there.  I took the cape idea from there but just freehanded a pattern for the cape and hat. 
After looking at the sea of drab brown fabric I decided that lady Sherlock needed some sort of twist, so I added some steampunk to the look.  I made the petty coat from cheap lace and cheap fabric.  I made the vest from a pattern with some adjustments out of a pair of old corduroy pants and a zipper trim. 

Unfortunately the liner did not fit in the hat so I couldn't keep the itchy wool hat on all night.  I also made a "hip satchel" (or a Edwardian fanny pack) to keep my pipe, phone and keys with me through the night. 


The jewelry was my favorite part and I will wear these earrings and the brooch again.
Thank you for looking!
44  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Steampunk Owl Brooch on: November 01, 2010 11:28:00 AM
I made this for my Halloween costume but I loved it so much I wanted to show it off on its own.  I just have to find another outfit to wear it with.

I used made the wing, some gears, and owl clock with Shrinky Dinks and colored them with colored pencil and markers. I made some of the chain by hand and added gears and what not used in scrapbooking.  I used hot glue out of complete desperation but plan on finding a better adhesive for future projects. 

45  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: My 9 ft. Jack Skellington and some other stuff on: December 01, 2008 10:29:00 PM
Thanks guys!  I am so happy that so many people think it is cool and not insane. 

I am not so worried about it being stolen because it would be really hard to take it in one piece (I am still working out stability issues.).

If everything works out I will probably have Sandy Claws done in a week (hopefully) so I will post that when I am done.
46  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Jack Skellington and some other stuff link to tutorial on: December 01, 2008 05:36:17 PM
So two years ago my mom and I came up with this great idea (thanks to someone else's awesome Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween decorations) to make a "life-sized" Jack Skellington.  So last Halloween we bought a bunch of PVC piping and joints, fabric, a basket ball, and used an action figure I have as the scaled model.  After a lot of fabric paint pin stripes and a lot of frustration we have a giant Jack.  He is 9ft tall if he stood up straight and is the most difficult Halloween/Christmas decoration ever.  At least he looks awesome.  After years of lurking on Craftsters I finally felt like I had something cool enough to post.

I finally did a tute.  I'm sorry it took like a year to do and some of you wanted to make one yourself.  I'm just a little irresponsible when it comes to getting things done.  I mean Jack is sitting naked and headless in my garage and it's almost Halloween.

Tutorial:
http://www.mediafire.com/?719t4xd1pc3mcni

Big image of Jack figure for scaling assistance:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/woj1zjooymq/PA260288.JPG





This year I bought a boring inflatable ghost and gave him a face transplant to create a really big Oogie Boogie.  If you ever replace fabric on a inflatable yard thing make sure the fabric will hold air!  If it doesn't just buy clear fabric paint and paint the back of the fabric with a really thick coat.




Then I felt motivated enough to paint Zero's doggy crypt.


Now I just have to figure out what to do next year.  I am also working on a Sandy Claws outfit for Jack so he can be outside during Christmas.

***UPDATE***
Wow!  I am really happy with the response I have gotten from this project and to see people love my Jack as much as I love him.  I dressed him up for Christmas and was going to post sooner but making a bunch of presents distracted me from posting.  

As requested here is a close up of Jack's face taken while he is sleeping in garage waiting for to go back into his little box.



And here is some pictures of Sandy Claws in the yard for Christmas.  Hopefully next year I can make/paint a scene that looks like Christmas Town.




(we forgot the belt but added it later.  Ooops.)





47  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Twilight Replica ::Bella's Mittens:: With Pattern on: December 01, 2008 05:31:37 PM
Those are awesome.  Thank you for the pattern I now have like a million and one things to knit/sew. 
48  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: The Pumpkin King on: December 01, 2008 05:10:48 PM
Too cute!!
49  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: obese TUTORIAL. nonknitted (sewn) glittens, convertable mittens, fingerless on: December 01, 2008 05:07:51 PM
I am adding these to my to-make list!  Great tutorial!
50  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Harley Quinn fleece scarf of love! on: December 01, 2008 04:52:00 PM
That is such a cute idea!
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