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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / And some random seed bead pieces / earrings, etc... on: May 31, 2007 10:30:34 PM
Comanche earrings. I love this style but it's really hard to get it flat.



Because I love anything Native American. Brick stich. Single earring. I sometimes wear a Dream Catcher earring on the other ear. I made that one, too, but I can't find it right now.



Single earring cos I lost the other. Hard to replace as I cannot find matching beads. 1920s style. Brick stitch. I once had these stolen (they were in my bag) but I found them in a bin. I know that theives chuck out the stuff they don't want so, yes, I did go through several bins at the scene of the crime. (I really love them  Cheesy)



Buddha. Peyote stitch (I love Native American stitches but so hard to keep flat). Not sure what I'll do with this one. It's about the size of my palm. A bit small as a purse and I really can't be arsed repeating the pattern to make a fully beaded purse. Hmmm...

12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / 1930s Style Summer Fruit/Flower Seed Bead Earrings on: May 31, 2007 06:42:27 PM
I just made these. They took about, oh, 3 hours to make. As you can see I love working with sead beads, no matter how slow the process is or how many times I spill them.

I made these for a friend's birthday.

13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / 1930s Style Seed Bead Tassle Earrings on: May 27, 2007 08:12:16 PM
I made these ones I saw in a great beading book I owned. I left it at my parents house and I can't remember what it's called - Little Book of Beading or something like that? Anyway, I'm not even sure if there's a pattern in it for these earrings but there are photos of ones like this that the author's grandmother made in the Thirties. She also used to bead dresses. Beautiful stuff.

These are really big ones I made and I love them but they're so heavy on my poor pears so I made some mini ones too.





14  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Lingerie Party Food - 3 pictures on: May 27, 2007 07:09:16 PM
My friend had a lingerie party yesterday and I thought that this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=152533.0 would be a great idea for it. Because the bums look like boobs I figured we could make them into bras. We were pretty strapped for cash and time and we couldn't find any heart shaped cookie cutters so we made templates and cut around them. Well, the cookies definitely look handmade. I didn't read properly how patty_o_furniture made the icing so ours was pretty thick but mm mmmmmm - yum!



I had this idea that I wanted to make really colourful ones and we managed to find this pack of 4 tubes of coloured icing - blue, red, black and white, to do outlines with. It was so much fun making them. The brown cookies are non-cook ones. The other ones are shortbread. Man, they were easy to make. They're all gluten-free.



We also make meatballs and pigs (Weiner) in blanket (like, um, erotic sounding food).

15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ordinary painting + bedsheet + spray paint = Valentine's present (image heavy) on: February 14, 2007 02:12:49 PM
Everyone's been rasterbating these huge images but mine had to fit into this frame. It's a picture of my boyfriend. I made it for him for valentine's day. I would have used a picture with the 2 of us in it but I didn't have any really good ones.

I spray painted the frame and canvas white. I printed the rasterbated image into some t-shirt transfer paper then ironed each section onto pieces of a white bedsheet. I sewed the bedsheet piece together and mounted them onto the canvas and put the frame back on.

The original painting...



The original photo (I changed the contrast and saturation and the image flipped when I ironed it on)



Finished product



Close-up

16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Hippie/Possibly Morbid Valentine's Card on: February 13, 2007 02:20:52 PM
The picture on the front was originally a colour photo of my boyfriend gutting a fish. Mmmmm...



So I, eh, made it black and white, I added the caption using Microsoft word, printed it and covered the printed side in contact paper. I glued (just using crappy stick glue so the ink doesn't run) and sewed the image into the card. I superglued (yes SUPERGLUED) the heart on. It's from a liquor bottle box. I folded it a few times to make it look like it has arteries in it.

I was going to superglue a sequin on it too but the superglue somehow made the red of the sequin come off and the sequin stuck to my fingers. The red stuff on the edge of the card is from the sequin but it looks like blood so I think it turned out pretty good. However, I stuck my fingers together. I had kinda accidentally cut the superglue tube open and got in everywhere! You should see my scissors...




On the inside I used my sewing machine, with no thread in it, to punch holes into the card as a border.



That says 'Take another little piece of my heart now baby'. I love Janis Joplin.

I'm also gonna give him a raterbated picture this arvo if I have it finished on time.
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Ipod Armband on: February 13, 2007 01:55:43 PM
My ipod broke before I could finish this. I sold the broken ipod on ebay. Oh, well...

The floral fabric is an old pillow case. I made 2 other bags from the same pillow case. The plastic windows are from packaging. The loops are made from a broken hair band.

I was gonna use the armband for roller blading. Never run with an ipod.







18  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Vintage Dachshund Toy on: February 05, 2007 04:05:53 PM
I haven't made many toys. The lesson I learned from this one is that if the instructions say 'clip curves where necessary' what they really mean is 'clip curves where necessary'.

I picked up the pattern,  STYLE 2713 (1970), for 50 cents at an opshop the other day.

He's a bit wonky but I call it character (hahaha, all my toys have 'character')! I have a habit of over-stuffing toys but Freddie is extra soft.

This is Freddie...



I made the extra long version, it appears. I could make some more and turn them into door-stops. We're in need of some.



He's got an extra pointy nose (accidental). Also, I haven't put eyes on him. Call me cruel but I like him that way.



Wonkiness. I used old bedsheets from thrift stores to make him.



He's a happy puppy.



Freddie's about 60cm long.

I'm working on the elephant pattern now.
19  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Ipod-Hater Art on: January 15, 2007 02:04:23 PM
I know something similar is in the 'What the heck can I do with this?' section but I'm looking for something more specific.

Well, I've pried my IPOD open. But I don't know what to do with it. I want to do something that demonstrates my hatred of ipods in some way.

I was thinking of getting the steel bit engraved with 'Don't waste your money' and wearing it as a pendant. But that doesn't say enough.

I want to turn it into a work of art which expresses my hatred of and anger towards IPODS. Any suggestions?

I'd love to blend it but I want it to still appear to be an ipod. It's a 40GB one if that helps.
20  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Save the ugly Lamp! on: January 14, 2007 04:15:45 PM
I bought this as a project but didn't do anything with it. My boyfriend wants to chuck it out.

I think it looks a bit like Jeannie's lamp. What can I do with it?

There's also no lampshade and I'm unable to unscrew it, although I'd love to put stuff in the glass bits.

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