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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Tiny winter paper house book (pic heavy) on: December 26, 2010 08:34:38 PM
So...this was my first swap project, and I am posting it on recommendations from the completed project board. The swap was "tiny winter house" which was one winter-themed house under 4 inches in each dimension. I really felt like I wanted to do something clean and sort of minimalist for this project and after some experimentation, decided to go with all white layers of a house. Here are my layers:

Then I had to find some way to present these layers, so I wanted to make them into a book, but I didn't leave enough edge on the left to bind them, so I made a book and each page was a frame that I glued the page into.

I also added some trees at the beginning and end of the book. I hope StickerChick87 likes her book, even if it probably wasn't the 3D house she was expecting! I tried to use a lot of detail and sort of tell a story. about a house. in the winter.
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Halloween Party decor & window silhouette (pic heavy) on: November 03, 2010 03:12:07 PM
I wasn't sure if this should go under paper-crafts or what, but I made a halloween window silhouette! I got my cutting paper bug, but it wasn't snowflake season yet! This is all one piece of paper.

Some details!

(sorry this is sideways!)

All these little branches took friggin forever, but I think they are the best and most spooky part, so worth it.

From outside at night it glowed awesomely:

And here are the rest of my decorations for the halloween party--punch served out of the cauldron in my hearth:

my witchy mantel with lots of spooky things in glass!

Zombie brainz! Everyone loved this and so simple to make!

THis was my Laboratory (aka gin & tonic station) Tonic glows under black light, rose's lime in the test tubes, and gin in the beaker-thing.

Thanks for looking!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Dr. Horrible & Captain Hammer! on: November 02, 2010 04:38:59 PM
SO my husband and I this year went as Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer from "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog." After looking on the internets, I discovered lots of people dress up as Dr. Horrible, but everyone has a terrible time trying to find his coat that buttons across the shoulder and along the side. I guess someone makes custom replicas for like $100 and I was like, pfffft, I can do that! (which is what I always say, sometimes regrettably!) Anyways, I didn't have a pattern of any kind and have never made anything like it before, so I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Fits me like a glove and drapes quite nicely. I also made the t-shirt hammer emblem for the captain. THe pics aren't the best, though and I'm sorry for that!

Some detail of the front and back.

p.s. the gloves I got at the hardware store and the goggles are just welding goggles online from amazon. So its only partially made by me obviously.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Pirate Quilt on: March 22, 2010 08:08:26 AM
My brother and his wife announced that they were having a baby and I wanted to make something special for my first (turned out to be) nephew. A quilt! I have never made a quilt before but had long been an admirer of the craft.
My brother used to love pirates as a kid (but who doesn't really) so that was the inspiration. I wanted it to be fun, but not too "kidsy" because after all, it is really a present for my brother and sister in law for the first few years, because they baby won't really be able to appreciate it.
I based the pattern for the top off of this online tute I found: http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com/2008/09/zig-zag-quilt-kit-tutorial.html

Then on the back I got the idea to appliqu quilt a treasure map. The only issue being is that I have a 1955 singer featherweight (which I love--it was my great-grandma's) but it doesn't have a zigzag stitch. SO I used the button-holer attachment to do all the applique work, which means that I could only sew about an inch before I had to pull up the foot and wind back to the top of the button hole, then sew another inch down, ad nauseum. Wow, it was a pain in the ass and I would not recommend it, but also I get some sort of pleasure knowing i did it all with my old machine. It was also basically impossible to turn the fabric while doing this, so my curves are a little rough--please excuse.
ok, thanks for looking!

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pi Scarf! on: August 03, 2008 09:32:35 AM
I wanted to make something geeky for my boyfriend and someone gave me some free yarn.  I didn't really know how much I had, so I thought I would make this and just go until I ran out. I made up the pattern as I went along, which is why there is a little inconsistency in the numbers at first, but I don't think it matters much. It was a lot of fun to make!

Here are some close ups

My cat really wanted in on these pics.

Ok, I've never posted before, so hopefully I did this whole picture thing right. Thanks for looking!
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