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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / tee hee it's a franken-dixie on: September 21, 2005 11:35:56 AM


i made this sometime last year when i was bored and playing with photoshop...
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / day of the dead-- fancied up pearl button shirt on: April 07, 2005 11:35:59 AM
made (well, really added to) this over the weekend,it's much more to my liking now.  Wink





3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Sideshow/Carnivale swap Sign up CLOSED mail by 4/18/05 on: March 07, 2005 12:09:24 PM
Swap name: Sideshow/Carnivale Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Dixie_Terror
Sign-up date range: 3/7-3/18
Date to send item by: 4/18/05

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): let's say 20, but that isn't super set in stone

Non-U.S. participants allowed? pm me if you are non US and interested

All ages allowed? Or 18+? lets say over 18 just in case someone wants to do a burlesque themed item

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders" yes
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES/NO yes, or whichever answer means i will not allow the flakers to play

Organizer has been a member for at least 1 month and will
make sure that every participant has been a member for
at least 1 month: YES/NO     Heck yeah.

Details of swap:
Each Person will create some sideshow (or Carnivale if so inclined  Wink ) themed "package" (maybe one really cool thing or a few small, whatever you feel is sufficient, feel free to pm your partner to discuss it with them)
for their partner. for example maybe one person makes a bearded lady doll and recieves a dog faced boy banner...you just never know!!




If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap  Sideshow/Carnivale Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
ADD OTHER SWAP SPECIFIC QUESTIONS HERE...

Any specific "act" interest you? ( ie maybe you'd really like a siamese twin themed item or a half girl something, no guarantees, it's really up to your partner, but maybe they will be inspired! ) 
anything you hate or that would be inappropriate ( ie maybe you don't want your kids looking at a burlesque themed item? )


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / carnivale / sideshow swap? on: February 16, 2005 06:00:24 AM
I'm sure i'm not the only person who is carnivale obsessed around here. anyone interested in a carnivale or even general sideshow swap? maybe stuff like banners or journals with inspired covers?
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / For the Kids Gallery on: February 15, 2005 08:45:35 AM
Skyra gave me the go ahead to post the pic of the goodies for her boys, so here goes...

 
 

The presents are for a 4 yo and a 7 yo. I hope they like them!  Grin
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / mer-bunny on: February 08, 2005 07:35:06 AM
so to fuel my mermaid obsession i got bored and made this yesterday while at work. i happened to have one of the little cotton bunnies normally used for crafts a little too country for my taste, and i decided it would be much cuter with a mermaids tail... thus she was born, no name yet...






I just used a fabric sample and a little scrap felt to make the tail and slid it over the legs.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / anyone up for a my town swap? on: January 11, 2005 11:59:44 AM
I'm big into travel and roadside Americana and am always looking for info on places to go. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing a swap where we would pick a city (either our own or just a travel destination we love) and make maybe like a brochure or something plus a little craft, maybe a postcard or button or something representing the place? We could swap info like best reastaurants or tacky touristy stuff not to be missed. For example I live in Central florida, but instead of disney I'd recommend places like the serpentarium outside of St. Cloud or Gatorland in Kissimmee, plus a few good restaurants and shops...especially crafty shops.

 I would like to do it so we'd each get a variety of cities, so maybe we would each do multiples. Just a random thought.
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / vitamin C tablets for your hair... on: January 11, 2005 11:51:06 AM
ok, so in a fit of boredom i dyed my hair red (AGAIN) after being bleach blonde for awhile, i used the new color pulse type from l'oreal, and in my stupid headstrong mind the "for lightened or bleached hair--not reccomended" didn't apply to me.  Roll Eyes anyway the color came out a beautiful BRIGHT red. one look in the mirror and i declared, I love it, but I am gonna get fired. It was supposed to be a 8-12 wash deal, but no such luck. so in a desparate moment I called my aunt who owns a salon, after I threatened just to dye a darker color over the red she let me in on a method I would have never thought of...

to help strip pink tones left over from red dye on bleached hair:
crush/grind up a few 1000 mg vitamin C tablets and mix in enough clarifying shampoo to make a paste, wash your hair with this focusing on the bleached areas. Follow up with a good conditioner since it is super acidic.

It took out much more than just washing repeatedly had prior. Hope this may help someone else down the line...
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / MY little mermaid on: November 05, 2004 05:15:18 PM
This is the newest mermaid costume I made for Emma. No pattern, just fabric,scissors, and the sewng machine.



and a close up of the appliques on her onesie...



10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / couple of mermaids. on: October 30, 2004 01:17:54 PM
here's 2 mermaids i made last week, the pics aren't so good, but you get the idea.



etched glass with a framed paper



a polymer clay one, the tail is mixed black and red, not as dark in real life as it looks there.
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