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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Post your CRAFTY Tattoos! on: January 31, 2010 09:36:21 PM

My sewing fairy.  The idea came to me as I was falling asleep. I'd had the fairy done in college, and almost 10 years later, was thinking about doing a cover-up.  I woke up from a doze thinking, "Aha! She should be holding a button! (before it was sort of an orb-thing) And sitting on a spool!" and three days later, she was made eversomuch more beautiful and relevant. The artist who added the spool and button touched her up a little, but I like that she seems so ephemeral compared to the shiny newness of the spool.  Let's pretend I did that on purpose, k?
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cut my hands off cause I can't stop making these necklaces! :) on: April 06, 2009 09:23:39 PM
Oh wow, these are GORGEOUS.  I'd buy one in a hot second.  I love that they're based on something so personal to you as well; that's really sweet.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday Feb 27th 2009 on: February 27, 2009 01:26:39 PM
Lots of gorgeousness today!  I finally got a working camera, so here's my contribution:


Appalachia.  Merino, spun thick and thin and plied with purple thread.  Something ridic like 400 yards.  Sooooo much yarn.


Dottie.  Hand-dyed, hand-carded, hand-everythinged.  BFL, angelina, satin scraps and locks from some sort of sheep I can't remember.

This shows the sparkle a little better.  The colors are off in the pic, I need to figure out this newfangled camera-ness.  IRL, it's a sparkly mix of deep reds, pinks and purples.
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! on: February 13, 2009 10:45:50 AM
Wow, there is some really gorgeous work on here.  Here's my addition; the story is that I got the first one when I was 18 and not very assertive, so it wasn't exactly what I had wanted.  It had gotten a little faded and just, kinda "eh".  Here's the pic right before I had it added to:
 

Now, 8 years later, I was wanting something that would make my little fairy more representative of who I am now.  As I was falling asleep one night, I had this flash of inspiration and knew exactly what I wanted done:

(Sorry for the mirror-image pic, it's actually on my left shoulder.  This was the day after, so it's still kinda swollen.)
It took about 2 hours, b/c the artist (the awesome Lea at Bethesda Tattoo Company) did a little bit over the old tattoo to make them go better together.  Now I loff it totally.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: TheSueb's Wedding Crafts - Image Heavy! on: October 31, 2008 09:58:21 AM
Wow, now *that* looks like a wedding I would have wanted to attend!  I love how your families all pitched in, and the cake topper your sister made almost made me tear up a little.  I love when people incorporate layers of meaning like that into their weddings, and the best way to do it is to do it yourself.  Rock on!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Dr. Horrible Cross Stitch on: September 14, 2008 03:01:32 PM
Most excellent.  Also, a classier quote choice than "The hammer is my penis," which is what I would have gone with, were I stitcherally inclined.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Show off your dorm room! on: September 09, 2008 11:50:13 AM
Weirdly, I just found some pics of my senior year dorm room (I graduated in '04).  I'm not sure why I took these, as it's messy as all get out, so I clearly wasn't showing off.  Oh well, ignore the mess, enjoy the awesomeness.

This was a basement room, which sucked for lighting, but it was a quad and we had it as a double, so there was a ridiculous amount of room.  Here's my (full size!) bed, which I put in this weird nook in the corner.  I made curtains and (you can't quite see it in the picture) re-purposed a strange wood-shop looking bookcase I found in the storage room as a headboard.  It's also up on a gajillion cinderblocks, and had an acre of storage underneath that I covered with more curtains.

This is our couch, which we got from the Habitat for Humanity store for 5 bucks.  Since it looked like someone had possibly a) died on it. b) been lit on fire on it. c) had that fire doused with bleach, we decided to recover it.  Three ladies and a staple-hammer later, and there was this.  We also decoupaged a shiny shiny $3 coffee table which is not in the photo for some reason.

This is my desk area, which I only put in to show the fabulous re-purposed card catalog we used as a bar/wine rack.  I still have this, 4 moves and three cities later.  My roommate's desk and loft was to the right.  Seriously, enormous room.

Last is a shot of my closet (yes, just mine, my roommate's is on the left side of the picture) that was so huge I kept my clothes in half and put a sewing table in the other half for a permanent craft area.  There was an outlet in there and everything.


Thanks for letting me reminisce!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: portrait of hillary rodham clinton & barack obama on: August 06, 2008 11:04:08 AM
This is INCREDIBLE!  Amazing, amazing work.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: WEEKEND PROJECT! on: April 28, 2008 08:14:35 AM
Love it.  Whatthecraft is such a useful site!  Also, I thought for a second in the first pic you weren't wearing pants with it, and thought you'd probably get arrested. Smiley  Great work!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Little Black Dress for SIL's wedding...need advice on: March 27, 2008 12:33:24 PM
I support the red sash idea; depending on the other attendants' dresses, you could all have one and it would visually tie you together.  Besides, sashes don't require a lot of work, and are removable for when you want to wear the dress in a non-wedding setting.
If you're not into that, I suggest RED SHOES.  They're pretty popular now, and easy to find, and I'm of the opinion that they make one look that much more fabulous.
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