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21  Maxim Magazine (somewhat risque but not x-rated) **PIC HEAVY!!** in Halloween Costumes by homebunnyj on: October 31, 2006 08:03:35 AM
My friend Nancy had been begging me to dress up for Halloween with her. I really didn't want to, but I told her I'd make her costume. She said, "OK, what should I go as?" and I blurted out, "Well, last night as I went to sleep I had this brainstorm.... You could go as a magazine." A magazine? Specifically, a sexy magazine. Not quite porn... but hot.
Within ten minutes she was on the phone with everybody she knew spreading the word... talk about excited! So now I was in the spotlight... had to do a really good job.  Roll Eyes

I made her a black mini (just pinned the fabric around her, cut to fit and sewed), she chose pages out of some issues of Maxim Magazine, I sewed clear vinyl pockets for each page, and attached four to each side of the mini skirt. The pages were attached along the left edge and left free to be turned just like in a magazine. Each one has a little Velcro tab on the upper right backside corner to hold it to the skirt.

I reconned a t-shirt, removing the sleeves and cutting the front into a low scoop neck. I covered a Maxim cover in vinyl and sewed it onto the front of the shirt. I cut the back low and cut ties all the way down, about an inch and a half wide, for a sexy snug fit.

I made earrings,  cutting black M's from polymer clay, then painting it with silver sparkle nail polish after baking. I baked a wire hanging loop into the clay. I strung a black bead and two sparkly ones, added the M, and voila! matching earrings.

I macramed a black choker with three dangles. It ties in the back and the ends hang down... very sexy, actually... got a lot of comments.

A pair of black fishnets and some high heels and Nancy's costume was complete! She looked good. There were many younger, very cute girls at the party, but guess who got all the attention.  Grin Guys couldn't keep their eyes off her skirt; they just had to come up and turn the pages. (My friend is shy about talking to guys, and I thought if this didn't bring her out of her shell, nothing would. She shone. She had a great time. We won second prize with this costume, and some people took her picture at Denny's afterward. It was great. A definite, resounding success.)

Without further ado, the pics:
(My hubby took them, and we had problems with glare off the vinyl, so hopefully you can see the details okay.)







Hope you like it.  Grin

***EDITED TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: I had seen annrkey's porn skirt here at craftster some time back (Don't look, Ethel!!!-- corny seventies reference Tongue ), however it is constructed in a much different manner, it looks pleated and is made with packing tape, if I remember correctly. Thanks, annrkey!!
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22  Easy Pumpkin Hat for Halloween, Autumn, Harvest (really looks like a pumpkin!) in Crochet: Completed Projects by homebunnyj on: October 19, 2006 08:20:32 AM
I kept searching for a pumpkin hat that didn't look like an orange beanie with a stem on top, but never could seem to find one (in crochet, at least). I found one that had ribs, but they stuck out; pumpkins, obviously, have little indentations, not raised ribs, on them. So I designed my own. Here it is:

What do you think? (Please pardon my son's need for a haircut. Guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.  Roll Eyes )

ETA: PATTERN BELOW, in Reply #8 Smiley
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23  Need ideas for wood cigar boxes in What the heck can I do with THIS? by homebunnyj on: October 03, 2006 08:04:54 AM
These things have sliding lids and are probably about seven by nine inches, more or less. I have access to a whole bunch of them (like a hundred) if I can figure out some really cool ideas for them other than using them to store stuff... or at least to store stuff creatively and attractively.

If I can make them into something I can sell, so much the better.
Thanks! Smiley
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24  Re: Orange Headband ***Now with pattern! in Knitting: Completed Projects by homebunnyj on: September 27, 2006 07:36:29 AM
Here's my version. Actually it is the first FO I've posted here. Smiley I made it in a variegated Sugar 'n' Cream, although I don't remember exactly what it is called. I like the way the striping turned out. My daughter was gracious enough to model it for me.
I've never used the photobucket image link here before, hope I'm not leaving out an important step.  Undecided
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25  SCORED!! major knitting plunder today in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by homebunnyj on: September 09, 2006 12:16:29 PM
Went to a yard sale and there was an entire shopping bag full of cool yarns and she only wanted thirty dollars for it all!! I mean, there was about forty dollars worth of unopened cashmere alone, (never mind all the opened ones hehe) plus twelve mostly-still-there skeins of all the same kind of wool (not sure of the brand tho b/c the labels are off) in all different colors (fair-isle patterns here I come!), two lovely balls of lavender silk mohair blend, two complete skeins of cascade 220 in the most luscious shade of red I've ever laid eyes upon, a pale pink angora, maroon mohair bulky, various luxury cottons, a divine handspun-looking variegated mohair blend, six skeins of katia buffalo in two related colors, and more... I can't even see it all as it's piled up on my coffee table, there's so much of it. I have never scored so much loot for such a good deal before. I'm weak in the knees. I hope I have the strength to knit it up.  Cheesy
Bless that sweet little pregnant woman for cleaning out her stash <3

EDIT:    I finally uploaded a pic of the yarn, I think this is all, although I have been playing with it and there may be a couple skeins here and there around the house. I just started my photobucket account and I hope I'm putting the pic up correctly Smiley

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