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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / short-fingered (fingerless?) gloves! on: November 15, 2006 11:21:44 PM
This is the second project I've done in crochet...I used Patons Brilliant Black Dazzle with this pattern but did not add the "mitten" part. They are a bit misshapen but they keep my paws warm and still let me type, AND they sparkle. So they work for me Cheesy

12  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / mummy costume!! (from 365halloween tut) - 3 pix on: October 31, 2006 07:09:50 PM
I made a mummy costume based on this fabulous tutorial. I used a pair of boys white long underwear, sleeves cut off, dyed in tea; cheesecloth dyed in tea, and unbleached gauze.  I ended up sewing all of the gauze (except for six 3 yd strips, these got sewed to my shoulders to wrap around my arms & head) to the long undies, solely to save time. I have to be at work pretty early and knew I wouldn't have the time to do any wrapping. I used about 7 yards of gauze and 3 yards of cheesecloth, I probably could have used more.

It was really fun to make and even more fun to wear!

A lot of people thought I bought it, and were stunned to hear that I made it.  I ended up winning 1st prize & $100 at work - I'm still really (but pleasantly!) surprised because I didnt' think making a costume was such a big deal!!!

My only regret is that I didn't really spend enough time on makeup...I had the makeup, but not the time. I used a lot of black eyeliner & powder, and some green, and white powder, but didn't have time for anything really elaborate Sad


13  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / mummy....hair?!! on: October 26, 2006 09:52:16 AM
I need help!  Does anyone have any experience or ideas being a mummy with a full head of hair?  Undecided

I am being a mummy for halloween. I have everything for the costume but my problem is my hair. It's long black and straight, about 4-5 inches past my shoulders. I was thinking I could just put it all up in a bun, but I think that would make a weird ugly bump when I wrap my head. I also was thinking maybe just let parts of it hang out messy/dread-like but I'm not sure. If anyone has any suggestions I would be grateful!!
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Beatles cross stitch on: October 07, 2006 05:09:49 PM
Well, first, I am not a  Beatles fan at ALL, so this might not really resemble the band very accurately. My sister loves them, and I wanted to make something for her new apartment, so I made this.

The letters are multi-colored metallic thead and there's some silver in there, it's a lot more sparklytastic in person Wink

I'm not going to post the chart for it because it's not mine to post; I just imported some icons (http://www.members.shaw.ca/korinchan/adoptee/beatles.html) into PCStitch and changed them a little. I did the logo in photoshop straight from the album cover, then imported it to PCStitch
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / more botched poly clay! on: September 17, 2006 05:59:34 PM
I worked all afternoon on little 'marble' color Fimo skulls.
after two tries closely monitoring the toaster oven at 200 (not closely enough Wink) my boyfriend suggested using the regular/gas oven. so we preheated it for a good 20 minutes (I don't think you even need to preheat a gas oven but I do think it evened the temperature out) to 265, and I left them in the oven for eight minutes. they are less than a quarter inch thick and very tiny.
I don't have an oven thermometer but I'm considering one if I ever need to use clay again. sheesh.

now to figure out what to do with all these haphazardly mauve skulls!!
16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / "die in a fire" & "zomgwtfbbq!" Xstitches on: September 08, 2006 06:53:00 PM
this is my first project post sooo hi!
i first picked up a cross stitch kit two years ago for something to do on a plane ride; it was a little blue snail that just reminded me of old nintendo games & pixels so i absolutely had to learn cross stitch. after that i did "bite me" and "do not f--k with me" from subversive cross stitch and haven't done anything since.
well, last month i had my wisdom teeth extracted and finished this one:

and i'm working on making a frame with fimo skulls for it...

this week i made these little guys -

the alphabet is from the subversive cross stitch book Cheesy and i found a page full of tiny black&white cell phone logos; the monster-guys were from one of those files, but modified in color with different expressions & a little grill.

sorry they're both still wrinkly but i got excited that they were finally done, lol.
i can't put this stuff down lately, really...not a bad thing because it's fun!
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