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1  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!

Thanks!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / does anyone have this pattern? on: March 24, 2008 09:46:13 PM
or something similar?

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / i lost my pattern! on: December 21, 2007 05:32:15 PM
does anyone have a copy of the "modern granny" afghan?
i think it was on a DuPont acrylic yarn wrapper, if not DuPont, then some sort of acrylic yarn.
the original pattern called for brown, red, dark yellow, and fisherman.
you made 24 squares on a K hook and it finished at 40'x60'.
it was advertised as "written in plain english" rather than crochet abbreviations.
that's just about as much as i remember.
the afghan was pictured draped over a chair and the colors were mostly yellowish and there was a lamp in the background.

i'm trying to get it made for my best friend in time for christmas, but i left the pattern at my friend's house last night.
thanks for anything!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / another best friend ash/pikachu duo ETA: more pictures! on: November 01, 2007 10:46:45 PM
this idea started off with me joking about what my friend and i could be, but he wanted to do it, so we did.



my costume (Ash):
-shoes, bought a long time ago
-jeans, "borrowed" (indefinitely) from one of my best friends
-tshirt, borrowed from one of my residents
-shirt, reconned from two shirts
-hat, reconned with extra white fabric from one of my shirts with the symbol (that you can't see) sharpied on
-gloves, self-crocheted

his costume  (Pikachu):
-shoes (not really part of it) his own
-pants, his own (pikachu was standing on a stump)
-pikachu feet, (that you can't see) he cut out, drew on toes, and sewed on himself (old, yellow, thrifted sheet)
-pikachu tail, we both made with cardboard, the old, yellow, thrifted sheet, thrifted brown material, a brown sharpie, and a stapler (it was sfety pinned to his pants and in two places to his hoodie)
-pikachu ears, we both made those out of the old, yellow, thrifted sheet, the reverse side of the thrifted brown fabric, and stuffed with polyfil
-pikachu beanie, i crocheted and appliquéd crocheted eyes and nose
-hoodie, american apparel hoodie i bought for him and appliquéd stripes        on with the brown thrifted fabric
-tshirt, extra blank shirt i had for stenciling

it went over really well, except some of my friends (who didn't know pokemon or saw me without pikachu) thought i was a truck driver or homeless person.
he painted on his red cheeks with costume make up and i did the "lightning bolts" on my cheeks with eyeliner (these you also can't see).
i wish i had better pictures of us.
i have a lot of pictures of his costume i haven't uploaded yet.

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i know he looks like he's being tortured, but he asked me to take pictures of him and posed himself.
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