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531  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 19 ENTRIES / Queen of the Deck (of cards) on: July 01, 2007 07:46:54 PM
My tiara turned into more of a crown, I hope it still counts...But it was fun to make nonetheless!

The base for the crown/tiara was some leftover boning (from a dress I made) wrapped with red embroidery floss. I also used a deck of cards (not all 52, though), craft paint, red tulle, and a glue gun for assembly (because I couldn't figure out how to sew it together).

I kind of went picture crazy, because I couldn't quite capture it correctly.

Front, with slightly askew tiara/crown.

Mirror shot with more centered crown.


Back, close-up

Veil, laid out sort of flat.

Detail of veil decoration (I cut pieces out of the cards, decorated some with craft paint and attached them to the veil).

Tiara/Crown part not on my head.

"I dub this post 'ended.'"
532  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Under the Sea (with the revised version of my armless mermaid) on: June 30, 2007 07:58:27 PM
They're really cute! It makes me wish I knew how to crochet!
533  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hat (and bonnet) Lots of Pics! on: June 30, 2007 07:35:20 PM
Excellent work, especiall sans pattern! I don't think you necessarily need to add ties to that style bonnet, but you're the creator!

Very nice!
534  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 1930s-Style Shrug-Thing on: June 30, 2007 07:19:04 PM
I made this to go with my bridesmaid dress (out of the leftovers...mmm, leftovers...)

It's from Simplicity #4270, but the dress pattern itself is obviously not from the same vintage 30s pack.


It gathers around the collar and at the buttons (getting the gathers to lie correctly between the collar and where the decorative buttons go was/is somewhat problematic).

535  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Playful Planetoid Purse on: June 16, 2007 01:14:59 PM
This could possibly be the single most raddest thing I've ever made.

I was inspired by the cover art of Douglas Adam's The More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide which I took out of the local library.

It's a wee bit sloppy, but not bad for entirely winging it!


Detail of appliqued face.

Lining material

Me modeling it!

I put some stencil plastic in between the lining and outside to strengthen it and it has a seven inch zipper at the top to close it. The arms/straps are attached with matching green buttons, again to give strength to them.

536  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Star Trek TNG 90s Comic Book turned Wallet on: June 15, 2007 07:20:40 PM
I LOVE THAT! (though I weep inside... wish I could have read that comic book Smiley

The comic book was pretty trashed and I have been trying to reduce my extraneous junk for when I have to move...

but the death of comic books is more than a little sad. For me, though, it came down to use it in crafts or toss it.

I chose, as always, CRAFT IT!
537  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: $6 Regency Inspired Gingham Dress on: June 14, 2007 09:37:10 PM
The dress is cute and really well made.  Please don't apologise for how you look!  And what is so wrong with being pregnant?

Nothing is wrong with being pregnant...except that I'm not! And looking like I am could make for some very uncomfortable situations :-/

I am afraid that I must apologize for being an apologizer as well. I am horribly self-effacing, and tend to say "I'm sorry" for everything, even for things entirely out of my control. It's a bad habit I have that I cannot seem to break.
538  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Star Trek TNG 90s Comic Book turned Wallet on: June 14, 2007 09:02:27 PM
I think I am recycling obsessed!

Front, closed

Back, closed

Inside (with card-sized pockets!)


As per usual method, paper with fusible interfacing, embroidery details on pieces as desired, attach pockets, machine baste the linings to the outside and inside pieces (this time 5" x 11" strips), attach velcro, hand sew together (buttonhole stitch) with embroidery floss and voila!
539  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sonic the Hedgehog 90s Comic Book turned Purse on: June 14, 2007 08:54:13 PM

Because completing the triangle gives you the best feeling in the world!

Front or back...With pocket made out of logo from the cover of the comic book.

Back or front...doesn't matter I guess.

Detail of back with hand embroidery in blue and gold.

The handles are made from wire wrapped with blue yarn and accented with blue and yellow beads.

I used fusible interfacing to strengthen the paper before sewing (both with machine and by hand). It is also lined with pages from the comic book.

The comic book was quite worn, but of the awesome original Sonic look (as opposed to the new anime stuff, which I don't really care for...they sadly did the same to the beloved TMNT).
540  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bridesmaid Dress on: June 10, 2007 07:12:40 PM
"Blue" and "ankle length."

Those were my instructions, this was the result.

I decided to use simplicity pattern #3826. It is one of the adjustable cup sizes ones, which is awesome because otherwise I think I would've had a case of squished bosom, or it would fit in the chest and be really baggy around the waist and middle.

(ignore my not-so-happy face...I'm really not that mean, honest!)

I had to make a slight adjustment, adding less than half an inch of material around the zipper because I was too fat. I knew it was going to be a hair too small because I had to use the 5/8" seam allowance (I usually don't because you have to snip them down and it's waste of material) in order to make casing for the boning. So I feel that it's kind of sloppy as a result of that and maybe I'll make a shrug/jacket thing to wear over the shoulders and back to hide the sloppiness. It's not hemmed yet...waiting to get shoes first. But not bad for less than $30 in materials... (plus it was fun to make)
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