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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 60 ENTRIES / Re: Cloud Lamp! on: March 09, 2011 08:59:18 PM
southern flower:
Do you have anymore information about these fixtures?  I tried a search with no results to what you're referring to, and I'd love to see it.  People I've talked to and shown my work hadn't seen anything quite like it before, but I wouldn't be surprised if a similar (or even better) idea has popped up elsewhere.
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 60 ENTRIES / Re: Cloud Lamp! on: March 08, 2011 11:46:06 PM
It's literally the stuffing from pillows.  Somehow that makes it even more dreamy and romantic for me; the idea that someone else slept and dreamed on this material before I re-purposed it.
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 60 ENTRIES / Cloud Lamp! on: March 08, 2011 11:26:52 PM
Last April I made a 7+ foot long cloud for my senior art show.  I was heart broken that I couldn't bring it home with me (it was too big) so I took all the fluff off of it and kept that.

Somehow (I can't quite remember where it came from) I got the idea to re-make the cloud, but much smaller, and as a lamp!
I got all my materials from a local hardware store, except for the outside "skin," which is stuffing from pillows.  This specific cloud has a home with my friend in New York.

Here is it off in normal lighting, on in low lighting, and on with no other light source.

It's not a very difficult project, but it is time consuming.  The longest and most tedious process is getting the "fluff" to stick to the wire "skeleton" that I shape into something that resembles a cloud.  This lamp has a low-watt nightlight bulb in it, but in the future I'm going to experiment with different types of lights and colors.  The light socket and switch is from a basic lamp wiring kit.
Sorry about being a little vague on how I made this lamp.  I'm trying to be a working artist, so my concepts and projects are my livelihood (one day, at least).  I wouldn't mind it if you wanted to try something similar, but please don't steal my idea for profit!

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THESE DRAPED PANTS, I'VE SEARCHED EVERYWHERE!?!? on: February 20, 2011 03:33:10 PM
okay so i made you this really bad paint tutorial to kind of help you get on your way.  i've made very similar pants and was frustrated not being able to find a harem pant pattern i wanted so i made my own.  hopefully you are pretty familiar with sewing and can figure this out (but feel free to ask questions and hopefully i can answer them) because this is really basic. the colors came out horribly, but there should be red lines where there are short vertical lines in a row (on the waists).

these are the pants i made. the fit wasn't quite right so we rolled the legs up to the knee. (this is not me, it was one of my models/friends).

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Tights Into Thigh-Highs on: February 26, 2009 06:09:02 AM
how do you change them from tights to thigh-highs??
i have two pair of youth-size tights (i'm studying abroad and the packaging wasn't in english...) and i want to make them thigh (or close to thigh) highs but i'm afraid of them unraveling/falling apart.  i thought about cutting them and then burning the edges so they don't fray (like you would a ribbon) but i don't know what they're made of or if that would even work.
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Exotic Dancer costumes from the 80's - partial nudity - lots of tasteful pics on: February 09, 2009 10:39:01 PM
you could still cater to a huge halloween market making those amazing costumes.  seems like halloween's become a lot about being sexy rather than the spooky stuff.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Girly-fied Cobblestone Sweater on: June 08, 2008 10:38:08 PM
the sweater's great, but i LOVE the pug!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How would I make this dress... on: May 26, 2008 01:54:22 AM
maybe cut a tube shape (like rectangle) twice the length you want, pick up a section (on the front and back) about 1/3 of the way down and sew it to the top of the tube/shape. then hem the bottom even.
i don't know if that made any sense, or it it'll work.  that's just my guess.

good luck!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Can you tell I love red and gold... and thrift-shopping? on: March 27, 2008 02:36:35 PM
your apartment is gorgeous and i love the owls (i have the same little glass one with the gold head).
i'm also supremely jealous of the swallows you have, and the dining set...
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / does anyone have this pattern? on: March 24, 2008 09:46:13 PM
or something similar?

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