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271  Re: Completely Ghastly Edward Gorey Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: May 22, 2013 02:36:44 PM
Rae-mazing said I could post pictures of my angel package for her, so here it is! First up, a booklet of Utter Zoo Alphabet postcards, and two Utter Zoo creature bookmarks:

The Veasy and Fidknop.

And next, a Gorey tea set with Osbick Bird mug rug and Ghost of Teatime tea box filled with assorted teas!

Glad you liked it Rae, I had a lot of fun making things for you.
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272  Tea Box from cigar box, Edward Gorey inspired in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Acadian Driftwood on: May 22, 2013 02:03:37 PM

I made this tea box as part of a set (along with this mug rug) for the Edward Gorey swap. It is an original drawing, but I was inspired by this Gorey limerick and illustration.

I found a really nice cigar box at the thrift store, and painted it with some leftover wall paint. The drawings were done in various sharpies and art pens, then sprayed with fixatif so they won't smudge.

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273  Osbick Bird mug rug (Edward Gorey) in Quilting: Completed Projects by Acadian Driftwood on: May 21, 2013 06:31:43 PM

I made this for the recent Edward Gorey swap, as part of a tea set (tea box here). It was tough figuring out how to translate the distinctive pen and ink style of Gorey into something I could sew on my machine, but it was worth it!

I started by lightly sketching the bird with pencil, and stitching over it slowly. Then I dropped the feed dogs, and ran over the outline once more to give it a sketchy look, and added in the eye and wing/breast shading. The foliage and border are some fancy stitches my machine came with!

And here's something nifty...

It's reversible! I used white thread on the bobbin so it would show on the black backing fabric.

With my favorite mug, for scale:

Oh, and here's the original image I was working from!

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274  Galaxy painted shirts in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Acadian Driftwood on: May 19, 2013 03:06:33 PM
Mostly inspired by the supercool projects here on craftster, I decided to try my hand at galaxifying a couple of second hand shirts. It was a rather long, messy process, but I love the results!

That was my second attempt, which I made alongside ChameleonHound and another friend. Hers has GLOW PAINT and came out beautifully.

This is my favorite part:

I also like the spiral galaxy!

Here is my first attempt, which I sent away for the Classic TV swap and inspired my need for one of my own.

The TARDIS seemed appropriate!  Tongue

I hereby encourage you to try this out, it is much fun and only requires a spray bottle of bleach and some fabric paint.
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275  Wednesday Addams with braidable hair in Needlework: Completed Projects by Acadian Driftwood on: April 04, 2013 01:49:10 PM

I wanted to do something a little different for this portrait of Wednesday (Classic TV swap), so I couched down some black yarn, and left it loose so I could have it hang down in braids. I really like the effect!

It was my own original image, embroidered on some lightly rose patterned white cotton, using 3, 2, and 1 strands of floss, and thread for the shading on the eyes.

The pattern on her frock is a series of free-handed X's, done like cross stitch. There is probably an easier way to do this, but I think it looks pretty cool.

Thanks for looking!
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276  Re: Classic tv paws bop in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: April 01, 2013 01:20:37 PM
Here's a teaser of what's on the way to libertine!

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277  Trinket shelves simple upgrade in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Acadian Driftwood on: March 16, 2013 06:45:29 PM

No before pictures, because I started this project... ummm... two years ago? I got distracted OK! Anyway, these were basic raw wood shelves. Spray painted white, then cut out papers to fit each size shelf. I really like the result!

I used as many different languages as I had, and mod podged them down.

Do you see where it says "pooped?" Teeeeehehehehe. I am 12.

I love my tiny things.
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278  Yoga pant style tights in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Acadian Driftwood on: February 24, 2013 06:06:51 PM
Tights and leggings with elastic tops are kind of the worst, right? I had this great pair of wool tights I liked to wear with skirts in the colder weather, but the waistband was just one thick strip of elastic. It was difficult to style it in a flattering way because of how it cut into my middle; you probably know how it goes!

Well it was a very easy fix! I used the bottom strip of a t-shirt and serged it onto the waistband after I cut off the elastic.

The seam is on the outside so that it's hidden when the top is folded down, and it's comfortable inside.

Here's how it looks when worn with a skirt! I usually fold the top over like this, it helps hold the tights up since the elastic's not doing the job.

Hope you like the idea! Cheesy
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279  Re: Experimenting in the Kitchen Along in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: January 31, 2013 02:43:21 PM
Continuing adventures with the food processor: hummus edition!

Delicious. So tasty. Omnomnom.

Glanced at online recipes and winged it - based mostly off of this one though. Changes: doubled the garlic, added handful of chopped parsley, and Sriracha to taste. The thing about this recipe is that you can keep tasting it until it's perfect, adding more and more things. Next time I'm adding basil and roasted red peppers.
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280  Tin can pencil holder - easy project in Valentine's Day by Acadian Driftwood on: January 31, 2013 02:15:16 PM

I actually gave this to my Grandmother for Christmas, but it seems more Valentine-y to me. She needed something to corral all her pencils and things on her desk, and I went with a crafty theme. She used to do a lot of sewing, and gave me her old fabric when she stopped. I used some of it on this project because I thought she'd like a little reminder of that side of herself.

This was a very simple project, and would probably be great to do with kids! First, I measured out a square of fabric that could wrap around a clean tin can, with about a half inch to spare on the top and bottom. I drew some glue lines on the can, and wrapped the fabric around.

Then I drew a glue line around the inside lip of the can and pressed the extra fabric down. I did the same on the bottom, and then glued on a circle of cardstock with my name and the date on it so it would look finished.

I covered the seam of the fabric with some measuring tape, and continued embellishing with some vintage lace and white buttons.

That clear button on the bottom of the heart is driving me a little bit crazy! I wished I'd used a solid white. Ever give something away and then wish you could change it?
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