This tshirt is a present for my brother. It was tricky deciding which Chuck fact to go with... I like 'There's no such thing as global warming, Chuck Norris got cold so he turned up the sun'. And then there's the classic 'Death once had a near-Chuck Norris experience'. But in the end I decided to go with this:
The lettering and kicking-a Chuck were freezer paper stencils. I used a stiff brush to stipple the paint (Tintex Aqueous Fabric Ink in Black) which distressed the look a little. For punch I did lines with a red 'stained' sharpie.
Credit goes to my hubby for the stencil cutting Thanks babe!
These ornaments combine three of my favourite things: Christmas, little mushrooms and GLITTER. Glitter goes with everything, ya know. I'd like to put a tiny house on one (any suggestions on how to make said tiny house?). And I might make a few with little nests and birds... now what did I do with that glue gun...
What do you get when you cross biker creed with Halloween?
I draw a bit, nothing brilliant, but now and then I scribble out something I actually like. The witch was one of those. But it's no good keeping something stuffed away in a box forever, so I thought it was time to put this one to good use.
The lettering is done with sharpies. I painted the witch with fabric ink & stitched some lace along the sleeve and hem. Pretty, but not too girly. Action shot!
It's not a costume, but it is for Halloween, so I figured this was the best place for it
I've always imagined pixies to be mischievous characters, the kind of creatures responsible for all the missing socks in the washing and the earrings you can only find one of. If I had a family of pixies at my house, I think they'd live in the camphor laurel trees in the front yard, where the could freely harass the nesting wagtails, sparrows and finches, while stashing their shiny spoils high enough that I can't get to them. Little blighters.
This is made from paper vines (from a florist supply shop) and brown wire, with some moss, fake berry sprays, and lots of random shiny things. I've made plenty of nests from these sorts of materials but this is my first 'weaver bird' inspired structure.
Dessert is one of my favourite things, but it does not love me with the same fervor. Hence no-sugar-August; a month off the sweet, sugary goodness to let my brain (and backside) recover from winter's parade of cinnamon buns, caramel pecan sticky scrolls and many black forest birthday cakes. I made this to put on the fridge as a reminder to suck it up, because I am a complete child who lacks anything resembling willpower. Thought some of you guys might get a chuckle out of it
They're really easy to make; it's just some plastic gems sewn to fabric (I recommend felt) and a fringe made of chain lengths decorated with plastic and metal beads. You just stitch them to your jacket or shirt at the shoulders. If you want them to look identical just make sure that when you add the fringe, you do the second epaulette in reverse order, otherwise you get two left shoulders.
They jingle nicely when miss walks, and they catch the light, but still look a bit tough and not as girly as the stuff she usually wears (which I thought was a nice change).
This dress didn't end up where I intended it to, but oh well, it's still cute. Although I could really use a break from sewing pink stuff. For every one project I post online, there's usually four or five in varying degrees of completion, and there's an awful lot of pink in there. Miss has a thing about pink.
It's made of brown cotton and what I expect is mostly, if not all, synthetic pink suiting with black and white threads running through. We've got a collar with an inner ruffle, lace trimmed bodice with buttons, split cuff sleeves, a slight A line skirt and a frilly waist / neck tie. Half the pattern is up on the blog if you'd like a copy and I'll be adding the rest, and the instructions, in the next couple of days. http://www.summerfaire.com/2011/06/nancy-dress.html
The collar should have been taller but I forgot about it. See, I started this about six months ago and only picked it back up yesterday. I forgot a few things, as it turns out - there was going to be some pleated trim at the skirt hem which I never got around to, and a pleated waistband that never happened. Oh well, I'll put them in another dress someday!
In yet another demonstration of my impractical but very fluffy sewing, I made a fairy dress. I wanted something different for the wings though; while I do like the fairy wings made from a wire frame and stretched stocking net, this dress seemed to need something else. So I came up with these:
They are stamped with a butterfly wing design in gold fabric paint, then beaded and sequined to ridiculous levels. There's some wire in there to give the wings some support and a button hole in the centre to attach it to the button up back of the dress. They are backed with some of the silver stuff left over from this project - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368567.0
Having participated in the recent Labyrinth swap (gallery of which is here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377264.0) I was inspired to make this 'Bog of Eternal Stench' sign for my folks to hang on the bathroom door. Mum loves it Yep, we're high end society, darlings.
I used moss and lichen growing in the garden, some twigs, a fine point sharpie and water colour pencils. And then covered everything in glitter, as is appropriate. Labyrinth without glitter is like the Goblin King without tights