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1  Three Es in Wonderland in Halloween Costumes by Astica on: November 04, 2008 07:09:37 PM

Three of my friends and I (all of our names start with the letter E - a pure coincidence I swear) decided that we wanted to be Alice in Wonderland Characters for halloween. But of course - I'm the only one out of us who can sew Smiley

So here's a collage of the three costumes I made:

I'm Alice and my friends are the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit. I mainly used two simplicity patterns - which is why they're not exactly true to their original costumes, but rather an interpretation.

Included in the pictures is a Queen of Hearts costume, made by a friend with the same name as me Smiley She didn't make the dress or gloves - but she did embroider them.

Thanks for looking!
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2  Re: Giant Multi-Theme Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Astica on: June 24, 2008 09:26:21 PM
Recieved an amazingggg package from psyche a little while back
(So sorry I didn't get a chance to post till now!)

theme1: Japanese
Hello Kitty Rubber Stamp, Japanese Cnady, Kanzashi flower pin, Hello Kitty patches, Japanes reciepe book & kawaii shrinky dink charms <3

theme 2: Alice in Wonderland/Tinkerbell/Ariel
"Alice in the Kitchen" set (aka awsome "Drink Me" mug and apron from my wists), and for the small, a few purchaced items. Some tinkerbell fabirc, an Ariel transfer, and a Tinkerbell journal Cheesy

theme 3: Rainbow
a flower painting (by her awesome sister!), a pencil case and hugeee pincushion (both which make me have a smile like this  Grin on my face when I look at them), and a cute fruit stationary set <3

theme 4: Lights, Camera, Action! (Had nooo clue what to expect for this one)
I got an aweosme "Project Runway Challenge Kit!" including three clothing items, an awesome sketchbook & coloured pencils Cheesy (will have sooo much fun with that)
The small was a picture frame made to look like ome of those movie-clicker-board-things ><

Theme 5: Doctor Who!
Very Tardis-themed, a shirt and a box painted like the Tardis Cheesy
Both which I love veryyy much.

Everything together!(minus the Tardis shirt, as I'm wearing it >< )

Thanks for being such an awesome partner psyche!  Cheesy

(oh, by the way, the bracelet that probably wan't supposed to be sent: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v303/fuzball1/B2/IMG_1473.jpg )
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3  Re: Easy Peasy Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Astica on: April 25, 2008 08:05:52 AM
I recieved a bit ago from yamwam  Grin (sorry for not posting till now!)

I got some awesome-tastic armwarmers. Even more so because they're like Rose's in Doctor Who.

A picture of one of my new arm warmers next to a picture of Rose crying & wearing hers:

p.s. Ignore the Neo tool bar. It's a longgggg story XD

Lying flat:

Action shot ^^

Thank-you yamwam! I love them sooo much  Cheesy
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4  Re: The all things Disney swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Astica on: March 28, 2008 03:21:37 PM
RikaHeart - D:
That thing with more words and Cinderella and the prince and such on the pink paper was supposed to be attatched to the back of the book. I guess it came off in the post Sad

Like this:
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5  Re: Scavenger Hunt Weekend Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Astica on: March 11, 2008 07:41:43 PM
I just recieved an awesome package from Homerof2! (So hopefully this means my package will be arriving there soon too - hope she likes ^^; )
Everything together:

Colour: Teal - heartshaped dishcloth/washcloth
Shape: Star - Bookends. The metal work is done by her oldest son (very talented Cheesy ) and she's responsible for the awesome stars on both ends.
Feel: Smooth - 10 assorted stones to use in jewellery making. Of course, they're all smooth.
Senders choice: She remembered I have long hair, so she crocheted and awesome pony tail holder. Which was perfect - I use them all the time!

A small side lock of hair in the pony tail holder for demonstrational purposes. Isn't that just adorable?

Said amazing bookends doing their job - holding books.
The awesome things about them is that because they're held down by the weight of the books on the bottom as well, they're both relatively light and sure to not fall down  Grin (I had bookends on my wist for awhile, but am super happily surprised that I've acually recieved some! I never thought I would ^^; )
They're currently on part of my bedside table (aka a kids table and bench set from IKEA ^^; ) but I can't wait to

Thank-you for the awesome package!
And thanks again to TAOJ for organizing  Cheesy
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6  Re: Bargain Hunter Swap Round 4 in The Swap Gallery by Astica on: February 24, 2008 12:32:44 PM
I must say, I am SUPER impressed by all the amazing bargain hunted packages! (Especially the $5 ones - there weren't too many in previous rounds, so I'm totally blown away by what everyone can do with $5).

Speking of which, here's my amazing package from honeyfresh (prepair to be jealous  Wink )

A super fantastic amazing beautiful painting (there really aren't enough adjectives to describe it I'm afraid. But if fits the colour scheme of my room perfectly too!) It's brighter in real life ^^

I also got:

A sketchbook/notebook in an awesome felt-y cover (the grey one), a green pouch-thing with awesome stitches, a belt (which is very tempting to decorate Cheesy but then again, it's good to have some plain-ish belts), and the card that she wrote in. But it has an awesome front - which was handmade from someone else (I'm guessing a friend? maybe not)

Plus she's really sweet in person ^^

canvas $2.00
green felt $0.46
embroidery floss $0.30
grey felt: $0.75
notebook: $2.00
Strainer & Button - free!
Paint - stash!

Total: $5.51  Grin

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7  Magazine Jacket/Vest... yes, made from magazines. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Astica on: February 20, 2008 03:29:57 PM
Despite the fact we probabaly already know ryanmoore won "Project Threadbanger" this month, I figured I'd post my 3rd place entry (3rd for the long contest, 4th for the whole month - I never got a chance to enter the short contest)

Only 1st place for the month wins a prize, but I'm still pretty proud XD

Here was the challenge:
Long challenge - Make a shirt, jacket, hoodie, coat or dress out of something that isn't originally intended to be clothing. This can include around the house textiles, such as curtains, table cloths or bed sheets, or even something more creative.

I used a multitude of old magazines (pictured below) and two rolls of "Adhesive Film" (Which I basically warn you to not work with to make clothing unless you have to ^^; It's a pain.)

I made a vest first, but the challenge called for a jacket, so I had to add sleves. But personal I love it as a vest - and is wayyy more comfy. Note the "D.I.Y."!

With sleeves:


Pretending to sell stuff XD It'd be so awesome if you could stash sewing supplies in this thing... but I think that might hurt Oo

I tried to pick articles that delt with contests, DIY fashion, and recycling. The basis of Threadbanger ^^

What do you think?
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8  EBay Strike in Crafty Business Discussion by Astica on: February 17, 2008 10:00:08 AM
So I couldn't for the life of me find the proper place to put this. So feel free to move it.
But I know there are a fair amout of you that sell on EBay, and I wanted to bring your attention to this:


An EBay strike. Starting tomorrow (Feb. 18) untill Feb. 25th

If you don't believe in it, don't participate.
Just don't shoot the messanger Wink

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9  Re: Winter Postcard Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Astica on: February 03, 2008 07:42:04 AM
I know it's late posting. Sorry!
But I felt really bad because I know she spent a lot of time on this and I don't think she took a before shot.
The postcard I got from sissychrissy1 :

and because I don't think she posted, here's what I sent her:

This is a picture of it from photoshop, but I sent a print. It features the Decemberists and The New Pornographers... if I remember correctly. Both are bands Wink
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10  Re: Monty Python Swap R2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Astica on: February 03, 2008 07:28:34 AM
Aw, I checked. She never did post Sad
So here's what I sent ^^

Everything together (minus one shirt):

1st shirt: I used permnant acrylic paint for this one, before I had any fabric paint. I was worried about how long it would last, so I made a second one. The stencil was freehand drawn, while looking at the silly walk pictures

2nd shirt: The stencil for this one was made by tracing the silly walk pictures. I used the same stencil as the purse.


Foot Pincushion:

And Now For Something Completely Different Frame:

And I don't have a better pic of the magnets ><
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