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11  My first attempt at filet crochet!!!!! (pic heavy) in Crochet: Completed Projects by sullengal on: May 26, 2010 02:36:14 PM
My little sister is getting maried this weekend. For her gift, I got her the caterer for her reception. But I feel like everyone deserves an actual gift for their wedding day.

So, a friend of mine makes these lovely crochet name doilies and encouraged me to give it a try. This is my sister's soon-to-be married name.

Here is the finished piece



Here is the process....











I never thought I could do something like this, but I am SOOOOOO pleased!!!

Hope you like it!

~Sullengal

P.S.

Here is a picture of my sister and new brother-in-law opening it!

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12  Re: WWP Ostara Swap Round 18 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sullengal on: March 26, 2010 01:03:19 PM
Girls, I am soooo soorry. My life has been topsy turvy I can't even begin to explain what has been going on here, but my basement flooded, and my beau's car was totaled about a week before my car's radiator rusted clean through!!! ARGH.

Anyway, I wanted to apologize PROFUSELY to my partner, liralen who was not only really a good sport about me sending late, but sent me a lovely swap package.

Here is my awesome swap package, (with one shipping tragedy.)


Two spiral candle holders, a goblet candle (which didn't make it through shipping), three adorable patchwork eggs, and my two favorites, the multiple bags to hold my lovely stones and the "Getting to Know your Deity" kit!!


The eggs and crocheted bags!! ADORABLE


And this was so thoughtful!! I told liralen that I had a pretty profound experience at the Nashville Parthenon but wasn't sure what to do w3ith my relationship with Athena. She made this devotional card and booklet on getting to know your deity. It was really clever and unbelievably helpful!

Again, thank you so much to my swap partner for having made a thoughtful package and being patient.

*huge hugs to Liralen!*

Thank you so much!!

~Sullengal
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13  Completed: Mary Jane Slippers in Crochet: Completed Projects by sullengal on: February 26, 2010 10:28:20 AM
I saw this pattern and HAD to give it a try! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127333.0

I have whipped up several pair of these little beauties using the Thick & Quick washable wool yarn, instead of working with two strands, but it seems to work out pretty well!!!

Thanks for this great pattern!!

My first pair:


Most recent, with pink jewel buttons for extra "bling"


Thanks for looking!

~Sullengal
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14  Re: Cold Feet and however long it takes ya! Tutorial added! in Crochet: Completed Projects by sullengal on: February 26, 2010 10:26:08 AM
I have whipped up several pair of these little beauties using the Thick & Quick washable wool yarn, instead of working with two strands, but it seems to work out pretty well!!!

Thanks for this great pattern!!

My first pair:


Most recent, with pink jewel buttons for extra "bling"


Thanks!
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15  I learned the wave!! in Crochet: Completed Projects by sullengal on: December 31, 2009 07:48:26 AM
So as not to sound like I'm stupid, I used to crochet a few years ago and got away from it for the love of other crafts.

But I did a swap where my partner wanted me to try a pattern I had never tried before. So I got "hooked" again!

I've been trying to learn new skills and try new patterns and I threw together this fun scarf in my free time. I had intended to make a lap afghan, but got too excited to try something new.

The scarf


The close-up


the kid sister (she's shy!  Grin)


Anyways, this was fun to learn and fun to give away!!!

Hope you like!

~Sullengal
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16  Re: WWP Yule Swap Round 16 - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sullengal on: December 23, 2009 03:46:13 PM
Oh my gosh. When Ffrogg said she over crafted, I had no idea she meant all of this!!!!

The haul!!!
* Three candle holders
* One purple and one Holly & Ivy lightswitch plate (LOVE THESE!)
* One bag of lavender, roman chamomile and dried lemon peels (which will be great additions to my soaps!)
* Hand painted wooden sled and two ornaments
* Four elemental goddessed
* A hand painted wooden tray (I think I'm gonna use it to hold offerings
* an AMAZING altar cloth with the four elements on one side and a gorgeous purple and blue on the other side i LOOOOOVE IT!
* I think I'm forgettting something!?!
(I did! how could I forget the chocolate pretzel and M&M candies?!?!)
.


The gorgeous hand painted tray


The perfect holders for the little mini candles we use so much in our home!!!


The gorgeous elemental goddesses.


The handpainted sleigh and ornaments


Me, with ornament earrings!


And yes, I was excited!!


Honestly, there were a lot of things I had mentioned possibly wanting for our home altar and not only did she listen to them all, she MADE THEM ALL!!!

I can't thank you enough Ffrogg!!!

So thoughtful!!! Thank you soooo much!! *hugs*

~Sullengal

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17  Kermit - Theatre Masque Costume in Costumes: Completed Projects by sullengal on: December 14, 2009 08:53:48 AM
So my sister called asking if I could make her a costume for her college Theatre Fraternity's Masque. The theme was someone who inspires you. And my family is a little obsessed with Jim Henson.

My sister, creative as she is wanted to be Kermit in tribute to Jim. So I ran to the store and whipped this together in a few hours. I'm sure with more time, It might have been a lot better, but I'm still pretty pleased with how it turned out.

The full costume


Up Close with a shot of Kermit's T-Shirt featuring a shot of Jim Henson


Action!!


Close up of the head


I made the spats, the collar and the head out of felt and the black part of the mouth was made of black nylon so she could see out w/o making holes in the head.

Hope you like it!

~Sullengal
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18  "Fairy?" Grandmother - My first OOAk in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by sullengal on: December 08, 2009 07:26:45 PM
Okay, so over a year ago, I had decided to try and make a fairy doll.

But, I had never sculpted anything with that kind of detail. So I made a silly face. Then I set it down for a week. then I made an old, saggy torso. I added it to the head and left it for a few more weeks. Then I made hands. But didn't know how to attach them. So the head/ torso and the hands lay on my craft desk for a few months. And the story goes until she was slowly pieced together.

My next anguish was making clothes for her. Everything I have on her is made by me, down to the knit shawl.

Tonight, I decided to finish by adding a wig of alpaca hair.

Here she is almost 100% finished. Now to decide if I add fairy wings or leave her be!

Here's the front of her.


Here's the back of her hair.


I can't believe she's finally mostly done.
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19  The Guild - Kodex Costume - 90% Repurposed Materials in Halloween Costumes by sullengal on: November 03, 2009 10:40:29 AM
So I went to a party with the theme "Music Videos". Well I haven't seen a music video in several years and I was just really outdated.

I struggled for the weeks coming up with an idea. Until my s/o reminded me about The Guild's "Do you Wanna Date My Avatar" music video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urNyg1ftMIU


That was IT! So I had one week and a very limited budget. So I ran to the thrift store, bought a courderoy dress, a white sheet and a slip and off I went. I didn't have a pattern, or any idea how to make a faux bodice in three days. But it all mostly came together.

And the finished costume, with only tape, thread, trim and plastic needlepoint canvas for the shoulders bought new. Everything else made from recycled sheets and thrift store clothes.


The dress that became my bodice.


Now it's not exactly music-video ready, but I was really proud of my patternless and re-purposed costume!!!

I hope you like it too!!

~Sullengal

*************

Inspiration picture:

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20  Re: Samhain/Halloween WWP Round 15 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sullengal on: November 03, 2009 05:07:23 AM
I am soooo sorry I've been so behind in posting. I've had three Samhain rites and familial obligations.

Anyways here's the package I got from Woodland_faerie.

A faerie goodie bag, with treats, stones from her home and embellishments.

Close up of the beads and rocks.

An altar cloth, with a gorgeous Mother Earth embroidered in the middle, can you see her?

There she is!!! Upon close inspection, she is hiding between the bright flowers.....and she is just lovely!!!!

Thank you woodland_faerie!!!!

*hugs*

~Sullengal

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