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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / These ARE the droids we're looking for! R2-D2 and C-3PO! (Pic Heavy) on: November 02, 2012 02:31:33 PM

This past august I came across some fan art on Tumblr that looked a lot like my kids:

This was when my Seven year old said, "That's what I want to be for Halloween!" And so it began.

(warning, I get messy when I get crafty)

We went to Mickey's Halloween party at Disneyland, they were a BIG hit. Cheesy

My favorite thing about the costumes was the little light I was able to put in R2's helmet! It flickered all night!
Every part of the costumes were hand made (except for the shoes and tights of course) I wish I had more detailed photos of them! :c
R2: The hat was a piece of floral foam that the little one found when we were at the craft store. It's just a little Styrofoam dome, painted, and the little bits added on in fabric and cloud clay. If I had more time I would have made it look more like metal. But the little holographic eye piece, I found a little fake candle(for pumpkins and whatnot) and hot glued it into place. I also made a little clay bit that fit snuggly onto the top part  fitted with some clear plastic that I colored light blue with a sharpie. It's held on with some dark blue elastic.
Her dress was a lot of smaller pieces sewn together, the white plasticy base, and the sheer shiny silver and blue machine stitched on. All pieces were hand cut.

C-3PO: Her head piece was all sculpted from cloud clay and mounted onto a headband, painted gold after drying. The eye pieces (as well as the knee pieces) were bits of flexible cardboard (cereal boxes and whatnot) that I mounted gold fabric to, and added gold elastic to so that they could attach to her glasses/legs. The dress was relatively simple, all free hand cut and sewn together (no pattern for either I just kinda go with it). It used shiny gold lame with darker gold sheer fabric with the arms and chest pieces. The belt is detachable using a D-ring belt loop, and the black stomach joint piece is stitched with close together zig-zags to mimic C-3PO's wiring.

The most difficult part I would say was actually finding the matching leggings for C-3PO's costume, and I ended up taking mustard  yellow ones, and spraying them with gold glittery hair color spray and putting a silvery sock on her right leg.  I had planned to make C-3PO gloves to match, but I ended up not after a few failed tries and it getting closer and closer to our Disneyland deadline.

I hope you all enjoy my little droids! And may the Force be with you!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Woodworking with my Dremel on: November 06, 2010 10:52:50 PM
I was wondering if anyone could show me or help me out with my dremel. I have two wooden stools that I want to carve images into their seats, and I have one attachment for carving, but I don't really know how I should go about doing this and was wondering if anyone else had any information about woodworking with dremels that they could share. Thank you!

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / "MEEEDICCC!" A TF2 inspired Halloween. *Pic HEAVY* on: November 01, 2009 01:59:58 PM
EDIT: AHHHHH!  My bandwidth has exceeded on photobucket!!! Please be patient while I try and find somewhere else to put these photos!

OKAY!, I guess that'll work for now. >_<

After months of changing her mind, my daughter finally decided what she wanted to be for Halloween.

A Medic, from the game Team Fortress 2.

We also have a one year old little girl, and she couldn't be left out, so we decided that she could be the Heavy.

If you are completely lost, visit here http://www.teamfortress.com/ and then go buy the game and experience some of the best online gaming I have ever played. ^__^

Both girls had a really fun time and I had a GREAT time making both of these costumes. Everything was altered even a little bit(dying the pants a darker grey and painting the boots and shirts) But my piece de resistance would have to be my eldest's Medi-Gun.

If you have any questions about the costumes, I would be happy to assist you!

Oh and here's a video of my daughter before the costume was completed.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I can't be Ernie without my Bert... (Lots of help needed, please.) on: August 01, 2009 01:02:12 PM
Okay For Halloween me and the hubby are being bert and ernie. I have finished my sweater (I only need to block it) and it was my first sweater EVER! Took seven years long enough.

My problem is I am having a hard time finding  a good pattern for the Bert Sweater. I want it to be a V-neck sweater. That's it. A simple men's V-neck sweater. I've found this http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/peter/peter_easy.html and that's perfect except for the sleeves.

Anyone know how I can add sleves onto this or does anyone know of a place where I can find a good simple V-neck Pattern (preferably for free, but if not that's okay too).

My second question is, Bert's sweater has small Vertical stripes....

How on earth am I supposed to do that? I mean I have SOME Ideas, but If someone could clarify it for me the best possible procedure, I would be SOOO happy.

Thank you!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting Patterns Confuse me, Can I please get some help? on: July 17, 2009 01:22:37 AM
I'll post the questions first, then get into my story, just in case anyone is curious...

I am knitting a sweater in the round, and I don't quite understand what the pattern is asking me to do here:
 Next rnd: k, dec 8 (9, 14, 15) sts evenly around48 (51, 54, 57) sts.

especially the dec 8 st evenly around. I know it's decrease 8 stitches evenly around, but does that mean knit one dec 1 or... I don't really get it... I'll post the link to the sweater here too Just in case. http://www.quamut.com/quamut/knitting_project_offtheshoulder_sweater/page/instructions.html

The Hubby and I are going to be Bert and Ernie for Halloween, and I really wanted our sweaters to look right, either by sewing fabric that looks EXACTLY like theirs into sweaters or by knitting them. I couldn't find fabric, so I am knitting two sweaters between now and October 31st. I've never knitted a sweater in my life. So I found that pattern above for Ernie's sweater, but I am knitting it in his colors and I need a little help figuring out the pattern. When it comes to the yoke, I have NO CLUE what to do there, but I figured I would tackle it when I got there. If anyone could help me decipher this, I would love the help. Thank you!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Steampunk Jewlery Question! on: May 17, 2009 01:36:10 PM
Hi! I am thinking about making some steam punk pendants and things and my biggest problem is finding cogs and wheels to use. Where do you guys normally find cogs/watch pieces for these kinds of things? I've opened two clocks at my house, but neither of them had cogs inside (they were electronic) But I was able to salvage the hands from the front of them.

SO! To sum this up, Where do you usually find good items to use in Steampunk themed jewelry?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / last minuet wedding dress... PLEASE help! on: May 19, 2008 12:02:45 PM
Soooo I just found out that my long time BF and I are getting married tomorrow! We are leaving for AZ and on a last minuet decision decided to get wed before we left! I am so excited!

But of course I have nothing to wear. T_T

I don't want something too fancy, like an actual wedding dress, but something nice would help. I might be going to the Joanns around the corner from my house to look at fabric for me and my daughter, so I might end up making something to wear. Any patterns or ideas, photos on how to make this day special for us would be well appreciated!


EDIT: OH!! I am also 5 months pregnant, so yeah. >_< Tough decisions.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Mario Bro. Birthday Party for a 3 year old. Help!! on: May 13, 2008 09:05:27 PM
Hey! Didn't know if this was the right place to ask or not but...

I am giving my 3 year old little girl a birthday party at the end of June and she wants it mario themed. I have a few ideas on how to cheaply do a theme like that but not much. I know I want to at least make:

-Mushroom Cupcakes
-Pirana plants for prizes
- Yellow star pinata (a super star)

I am also making her invitation, but this is as far as Ive gotten...

This was soooo hard to make because I couldn't find that font and had to use photoshop to make each letter a different layer. Took about 2 hours to make that cause there are some letters not on there. (the G for example was made and not copied)

I am also making her a little shirt with this on it:

cause you know, she gains one year? I felt very witty when I thought that up. hehe.

My daughter's name is Allele. ^_^

Well my question is, Do any of you have any good Ideas on how to Mario up this party? Any Ideas are welcome and appreciated!

9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Couples/significant other swap? on: March 28, 2008 02:14:07 AM
I love being crafty and making stuff for my hubby, but i think it would be way fun if he and I could make something for another crafty couple.

I think there has been a swap like this before, but I would love to be a part of one. ^_^
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Pretty little dresses (LOTS O IMAGES) on: February 17, 2008 03:38:03 AM
 So I saw vegbee's post, http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=227177.0 , the other day and her pin tuck dresses were so darn cute I just had to try and make some like them. Now I don't have a serger so I just borrowed the shape. I am planning on making more soon, We both love them so much!!

This one I made for Valentines day, it only took about 3 hours. Tons of fun to make too! this first one is most true to the color.

little button tab dealie obviously borrowed from vegbee's adorable dresses!

This one I made cause I had so much fun making the first one!

But she didn't want to take a picture >_<

this one is closest to the color, it is a dark purple though.

Hope you all enjoy!

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