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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Embroidery Hoopla R3 - OTT Edition Gallery on: January 23, 2011 07:51:48 AM
here is my hoop from jacquelined Smiley

and this is the hoop i made for her Smiley

2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Embroidery Hoopla R3 - OTT Edition Gallery on: January 14, 2011 02:02:49 PM
this is my super sexy alpaca hop made by sinellia.  i love it sooo much - thank you!!!

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Embroidery Hoopla R3 - OTT Edition Gallery on: December 31, 2010 03:01:57 PM
all the hoops look amazing so far!  i jsut finished the embroidery on my two hoops, i just need to back them and then ship them out Smiley

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Embroidery Hoopla Round 2 Gallery! (SendOut 11/15/10) on: November 17, 2010 06:50:50 PM
wow all these hoops are AWESOME!!!

now i can add another awesome to the mix - i just got home from a loooooong day of work to find my hoop from kksimone!  Grin

i specifically requested a day of the dead skull and she delivered!  check it out:

and here i tried to get a nice detail shot of her super neat back stitching and show all the shades of orange in the eyeballs. 

you did such a great job, thanks kksimone!!!!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Embroidery Hoopla Round 3 on: November 14, 2010 09:15:28 PM
i just packed up my hoop from round 2 so i can ship first thing in the morning - i'm totally down for round 3, whenever!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Embroidery Hoopla Round 2 Gallery! (SendOut 11/15/10) on: November 13, 2010 04:51:11 PM
all these hoops are so amazing!  i just need to do some finishing touches and i will be sending out on monday! Smiley
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Jellyfish Costume! on: November 07, 2010 03:40:05 PM
the "plastic dome thing"  is one of these : http://www.complexplastics.com/balls/HEMISPHERES.htm

it is 24" inches in diameter i think...

i made a foam core circle the size of the flange on the base of the dome and cut out a hole in the center of it just the right size to on my head like a hat (but pretty high up on my skull so i could actually see.  then i used duct tape to make a couple of straps in the head hole - so that my tiny head wouldn't slide too far inside the dome.  i ran some strips on the red tulle (which is also stuffed inside) across the foam core disc - and then tied that under my chin for added support (needed for wind resistance, dancing and general rocking out).  the flange on the dome has a few holes in specifically made for bolting two domes together to make a circle.  i just poked some holes into the foam core in those spots and tied the foam core to the dome.

it was pretty windy that day and this was surprisingly stable, it never fell off or slid too much one way or the other.  i was able to see through my tentacles, and the chin strap never pulled much. Smiley

8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Jellyfish Costume! on: November 06, 2010 07:16:51 AM

in action :

attempt at showing the lights :

Hey Everyone!

I was a jellyfish for halloween, specifically a Portuguese man of war, since I am Portuguese Smiley
It was well received by everyone on the streets in Brooklyn, and it was fun to wear.

This costume was made on the Saturday before halloween in a couple of hours, I only used things I had laying around : curling ribbon, battery operated christmas lights, LOTS of plastic shopping bags, duct tape, some cardboard and a plastic dome thing I had left over from doing a window display.  

I wore an old white fringey dress (for the inner tentacles) and silver sequin leggings (to be like water). You can't see in the pictures but there are little lights in the head, which made it look awesome and creepy when going into a dark dance party!  

I hope you guys like it!!!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Embroidery Hoopla Round 2 Gallery! (SendOut 11/15/10) on: November 06, 2010 06:50:00 AM
All these hoops look so amazing!  I'm finishing mine up this weekend and I'll be ready to send out soon....
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Embroidery Hoopla Round 2! (SignUp 9/29/10 - 10/13/10, SendOut 11/15/10) on: October 02, 2010 06:01:18 PM
woo hoo!  so excited for this swap!
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