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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / AG ART AUSTRALIA - New Blog on: November 21, 2011 01:09:46 PM
Hi to all you crafty Australians.  I have started a blog for Ag Art in Australia.  Why not pop on over and check it out.  Only in the beginning stages but would love some feedback, new members and of course would love to have some Ag Arters on board as well.  Check it out at  www.agartaustralia.blogspot.com . Hope that I can get sponsors on board to actually run an online competition in the future.
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Ag Art Competition Entry on: October 17, 2010 08:37:35 PM
And even more I love that there's an international Ag Art competition! Is it only Australia and NZ, or do other countries send entries?

My understanding is - The gentleman who started the Ag Art movement in NZ over ten years ago is trying to get other countries involved.  Would be great to have entrants from all over the world.  If anyone is interested in hosting an Ag Art show please contact me and I can get the  contact information for you.
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Ag Art Competition Entry on: October 17, 2010 02:57:56 AM
Hi Craftsters, Been a long while since I was here but thought I would share my latest crafting effort with you.  I entered the following garment into the Elmore Ag Art competition that was held at the start of this month.  Some clarification on that last sentance may be needed. Elmore is a country town in Victoria Australia. Ag Art, is a wearable art garment made from items found around or produced on the farm.  There are quite a few Ag Art shows held at different agricultural shows in Victoria, NSW and SA.  All the winners from these smallers shows gather at Elmore for the Australian Nationals on the afternoon of the last day of the show.

My garment Renewal, shows the ending of the ten year drought that has stricken our area, with the rain coming from the clouds (headpiece) and filling the rivers, and water flowing over the dry drought affected earth and turning it green, flowers regrowing etc.  It is constructed from shade cloth, milk filters, tails paint and blue hayband.  There must be over 1000 seperate pieces on the train alone.  It took me approx 5 weeks to complete.

There are three different sections to show in, under 21, Designer and Avante Gaurde.  Renewal was entered into the Designer section of the Elmore Show, and won - WOW.  It then went on to compete in the national show in the afternoon against several other garments and won there as well - Double WOW - so now I am over to New Zealand in June next year to compete against top designers over there.  I had no expectations of being a major winner as this was the first time I had entered and there where so many wonderful/beautiful garments on show.

I am now hooked and have started on next years entries, found out I can do two garments in each section - designer and avante guarde -  so will have plenty of time to fine tune any mistakes or design flaws.  If anyone in Australia is interested in finding out more feel free to send a PM.  Anyway hope you enjoyed my story and the pics

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My Uncles Wig on: July 29, 2009 06:00:47 AM
Hi everyone, OMG it has been so long since I have been here.  I thought that it might be appropriate to update this link and to let everyone who offered prayers and well wishes for my Uncle know what has been happening.  Sadly my uncle passed away this year after a long illness with mouth cancer.  He is sadly missed by his family and friends and members of the online Mouth Cancer Foundation community. My uncle had such a positive impression on the members of the MCF that they have formed a Trev's International Fan Club, they even have an official tshirt featuring Trevor wearing his wig.  My Aunt is travelling to London in September to participate in the MCH's 10klm fundraising walk in Hyde Park, and is working hard collecting donations, running dinners, raffles land auctions. My aunt has a blog for those who would like to see how things are going
Thankyou all once again for the prayers and wishes, I know that my aunt speaks fondly of the craftsters and has appreciated your responses grreatly.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 31 ENTRIES / Re: JEANNIE'S GETTING MARRIED IN THE MORNING on: October 05, 2008 04:56:32 PM
I love that the green bin liners are mint scented, so you can smell fresh and clean for the wedding! lol

Let me just say one thing about mint scented bags. Yuck - tho at first it was tolerable after hitting them with some heat (aka iron) and handling them for the construction the smell was horrible.  My hands and craft room room smelt very minty for days afterwards

I loooove the bustle-y train back, it's a great colour.
What a great back!  I love how it's not the traditional all white wedding gown!

The back is my fav bit as well, and I wanted to use different colours in the construction as well.  I figured that with an all white dress, that you wouldn't be able to see much detail.  The cloths used for the corset actually have a geen logo printed on them (on the inside 0f the corset) but you can faintly see it through the fabric (close up) so that is where the inspiration for the colour came from

D-a-a-a-h-h-h-ling  - even Jeannie would be impressed!!!

Oh I hope so - lol

Thanks everyone for the positive comments and of course don't forget to vote
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Patchwork - corseted skirt on: October 03, 2008 10:50:35 PM
couldn't help myself.  I loved this skirt so much that I had to make one for myself.  Rarely do I make stuff for me as I am never ever really happy with it.  Not much changed this time.  Although I love the skirt, and I have worn it with compliments.  My machine gathering played up and I have some really ultra tight gathering on this sucker the outcome being, more fabric than the first one and a bit heavier to wear.  But it does have a very nice swish and bounce to the skirt.  Summer is coming so it will have to be put away for nightime and cooler days.

Supermodel (not) pose

Just the skirt

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Aussie only craft my stash on: October 03, 2008 09:48:30 PM
One can never have enough potholders and the owl is super cute

I recieved ages ago from emerri and am only now getting arund to getting pics of the camera.

A shirt that will be soooo comfy in the summer heat

Frilly wallet, which my daughter has claimed to use at school and a rattly angel for Ruby

And a gorgeous crochet bag, I am not a bag person but this one will definatly be used, lovely fresh summery colours

8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 31 ENTRIES / JEANNIE'S GETTING MARRIED IN THE MORNING on: October 02, 2008 12:22:57 AM
 I am sooooooo pleased with how this turned out, as soon as this challenge was announced I knew exactly what I was going to do.

An explanation on the name - Jeannie Little is an Australian comedic icon - and she is well known for her ability to turn "strange" items into clothing.  Garbage bags being among her favourites.  I was unable to find pics of her fantastic plastic creations, but they where good.

My items that where used

2 packets of white bin liners
1 packet of coloured bin liners
2 packets of cleaning cloths
a roll of cling wrap (which I didn't end up using)
and for my food item  cake decorating cachous

Total spend $12-02 or $10-59 without the clingwrap

Craft room extras, Zip, elastic, glue gun, and the sewing machine.  Oh and two bobby pins for the veil

My reciept - minus my banking details of course

My Items

Now that I have all the formalities out of the way we can get onto the pics

The front

The back

Close up of the roses on the veil and the cachous diamonte brooch on the corset

The skirt is made from the white bin liners and flows and rustles beautifully, tho the wind catches them so easily.  The corset is made from the dishclothes and the green bin liners with a cachous diamonte brooch in the middle.  The train is connected to the skirt and is made from the green bin liners.  The veil is white bin liners, the roses are made from the melted offcuts from the skirt and worked out perfectly, the veil is embellished with the cachous.  And just for fun a bunch of bin liner blooms, for the bride to carry.

We had so much fun taking these pics, tho not a windy day, the slightest breeze had the skirt and veil all over the place.  At one point I had to assist my model from the suffocating veil that had wrapped itself around her entire face. We had chooks chasing her, she must have sounded like the scrap bag, and same went for the horses.  The local Agriculture show is coming up in a few weeks and I am going to also enter this in the craft section.

Hope you have enjoyed this entry and don't forget to vote

9  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #31 - Supermarket Sacrilege - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2008 on: October 01, 2008 02:44:00 PM
how, when, where do we post the entries? sorry this is my first time.

A link Will be posted at the very start of this thread, when it is time to post your entry.
10  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #31 - Supermarket Sacrilege - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2008 on: October 01, 2008 04:46:50 AM
Oh, Good Grief!   Shocked  Where'd the month go?

I know, thank goodness I had the main part of my entry done in the first week of September.  Had to move on that as I had a few big swap parcels to get done this month.  Have just tonight finished putting on the finishing touches and my girlfriend and I are going to do a photo shoot tomorrow.  I am sooooo pleased with the way this turned out.  Can't wait to see everyone else's entrys.
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