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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends on: November 05, 2009 04:19:17 PM
So every year, I usually get roped into planning the costumes at work. (I'm an elementary school art teacher.) Each year I try to think of a theme that the kids will like and will be fun. Normally, I have to start in early September. This year I chose Foster's Home. I made and/or assembled all costumes except for the kid.


 Here's a list of what I did for each costume:


Eduardo: Made the belt, Dyed the sweatshirt, Paper mached and painted the face and horns.

The home billboard: Drew and colored, Added ribbon to tie it on.

Mr. Herriman: Made the face and hat from foam and paper mache, Shortened the men's suit jacket and sewed the parts of the vest inside the front, Sewed "belly panel" T-shirt from 2 t-shirts, Sewed and painted foot spats from felt.

Wilt: Sewed, stuffed and painted head/hat, Made hand from felt, Painted body on clothing, Sewed and painted sneaker spats from felt.

Bloo: Sewed and painted from blue felt.

Madame Foster: Paper mached and painted wig, Put electrical tape on candy cane decoration for cane.

Duchess (Me): Assembled head piece/facial features from foam, vaccuum hose, turby twist towel, brooch, and paint, Cut and painted robe for dress and sewed stand-up panel for collar, Made jewelry from shrinky-dinks and wood beads, Made tail from aluminum wire, masking tape, electrical tape, cardboard, and paint.


Coco: Made head feathers from loopy wire, feather boas, styrofoam balls, a hat, and spray paint, Made beak/neckpiece from floral foam, paper mache, and spray paint, Sewed shirt for 2 color belly panel, Constructed bird body from mini-blind slats, masking tape, hot glue, fabric, and paint, Dyed tights, Paper mached bird feet from ballet flats and painted.

Frankie: Spray painted foam wig, Painted T-shirt.

Goo: Paper mached and painted hair, Shortened overalls to shorts, Spray painted old cowboy boots yellow.

Mac: Glued fur to foam wig, Painted dots on sleeves. (EASY one, haha!)

Cheese: Paper mached and painted head, Dyed sweats.

Whew! I think thats it. Anything not specifically mentioned (ex. Goos rainbow sweater, Macs red T-shirt) was bought and not hand crafted. But it was bought by me (then reimbursed by the wearer). Lucky find on Goos sweater, no?

Anyhow, I was super stoked. This might have been the best year yet! Hope you guys like it!  Grin

OH! I almost forgot! What you can't really see in the picture. I scanned my Board of Ed badge and photoshopped each of the character's pictures and names onto the badge so we were each "official" teachers! lol I think those were my favorite part.
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Twilight Series Swap, Round 4 (SIGNUP 8/5/088/19/08; MAIL BY 9/19/08) on: August 06, 2008 08:19:38 PM
Yay! Staygolden, you wisted the shoes I made for the last go round! That makes my day!
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Twilight Mini - Swap Round 3 (Sign ups CLOSED; sendout date July 11) on: August 03, 2008 11:26:15 AM
OK, is anyone else NOT liking where BD is going? I'm on pg 308 and I've been hoping it gets better for about 170 pages or so.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Zombie Swap #4 Gallery on: August 01, 2008 09:26:54 AM
Auntiem! You wisted the zombie apron I made! That made my day!  Grin

PS. You don't need that 'spensive tomato hangy thing. You can make your own from a 5 gallon bucket. My dad and I did that this year. I have 16 of them hanging in my yard. You can get the buckets for a buck a piece from the bakery at Sam's club too. Makes it even cheaper!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Twilight Mini - Swap Round 3 (Sign ups CLOSED; sendout date July 11) on: July 31, 2008 03:59:05 PM
can we please start another now
please Cry Embarrassed

Cheer up, there! BD tomorrow night! WOO!  Grin
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Zombie Swap #4 Gallery on: July 28, 2008 06:37:52 PM
sporkchick: FIDO is one of my fave Zombie movies!! And I totally covet that head coffin tote!!!

haha, mine too! I listed it as my favorite when I answered the questions for this swap.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Twilight Round 3 Mini - Swap Gallery on: July 28, 2008 10:07:40 AM
I received an awesome package today!

Twilight Placemats!!! Jeez, you guys dunno how much I love placemats...

All of my little goodies: a twilight pencil case and bookmark. an apple notepad. an apple pin. a door hanger.

Detail of the bookmark

Thanks a bunch! 4 more days til I can put that bookmark to good use....... Grin
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Zombie Swap #4 Gallery on: July 28, 2008 09:54:40 AM
OK, so I've been dealing with some house issues and I apologize to my wonderful partner for taking so long to post her talented goodies. I made out like a bandit!

First up: Really cute crocheted zombie finger earrings.

2 super cute zombie shirts

A zombie toaster purse taken (and altered) from the toaster purse in my wist.

detail of the toast

A hysterical tote bag that I put to use right away! (side note, my brother said "Yeah, that's cool but no one but us will know that this is funny." Even better in my opinion. haha I love secret jokes.)

And last but not least.......Fido!

Fido in his home on my bookshelf.

No, Fido! Don't eat my kitty's brain! Oh no! Poor Ol' Greeeg!

(haha, yes, I know I'm easily amused....)

SO there you have it. Probably the best zombie package ever!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Shiny New Craftroom in Red and Turquoise!!! (Image Heavy) on: July 23, 2008 03:52:27 PM
You lucky hussy!  Tongue

Jeez, you're organized.....Well done.
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Twilight Mini - Swap Round 3 (Sign ups CLOSED; sendout date July 11) on: July 20, 2008 08:00:22 PM
do we have a gallery? I got a package!!

Yea, the link is on page 1
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