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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Various Cute Dresses, Skirts & Tops on: April 18, 2014 10:01:01 AM
Oh wow, thank you everyone! I completely forgot I had posted here, I've only just remembered to check.

@WeeFreeRhie Spoonflower printing is okay. It's pretty decent for the price, but it does fade badly if you wash it a lot. I made a nightdress out of the same fabric as the top dress, which I've worn & washed a lot, and you can barely even see the print anymore, sadly. The colours also can sometimes come out a bit wrong (and not necessarily due to colour differences on screens either - I had replacement fabric sent to me after one lot got lost in the post, and the colours were fine, but months later the original package they sent turned up, which had wonky colours. These were both made with the same colour indexes, so there's obviously not consistent printing between batches). This was a while ago, I've just ordered another yard recently, so can see if quality has improved since.

@sweets4ever Just the blue deer fabric, and the purple castle fabric, but thank you!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Various Cute Dresses, Skirts & Tops on: April 12, 2014 11:54:50 AM

One of my most recent dresses, I made this the other week. I designed the fabric myself & had it printed at spoonflower. The heart cut out was a pita to sew, haha, & I accidentally sewed that section of the bodice the wrong way up, so it's not centred on the pattern (but is on the other side, grr!).

This skirt is from a few years ago, just a simple rectangle skirt.

Another handmade skirt.

Another dress with custom printed fabric.

This dress is fully lined, and I made sleeves!

A line skirt made of wool, with (lined) heart shaped pockets!

This is the matching top to the skirt above, but I haven't worn them together for a photo yet.

Another crop top, different style this time though.

All of these pieces were made without patterns, but I did use some existing clothes as references for some. Hope you like them! They were all made over the last few years, I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I'd show you what I've been up to in my time away.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / ♥ Kitty Ears Headband & Tutorial on: September 13, 2012 05:56:34 AM

I saw some similar ears on ASOS & used them for inspiration to make these, saving myself 12. I shared the tut on my blog earlier, but thought some of you here might be interested too. Pic below is of me wearing a purple diamante pair I made the other day, sorry the pic isn't clearer, didn't get any good closeups!


Step One - Gather all your supplies, as pictured above. I would recommend the ribbon to be about 10mm wide, but it's really up to you. I used basic satin ribbon, but you can use pretty much any type. The decorations can also be pretty much anything, not just pearls, but diamantes, flower cabochons, tiny buttons, funky beads, anything you like.

Step 2 - Cut a length of wire about 20cm long. Wrap around your headband where you want the ears to start, as pictured.

Step 3 - After wrapping, bend the wire into a basic kitty ear shape, & then secure at the other end by wrapping it around the headband again.
Step 4 - Repeat on other side.

Step 5 - If your wire is quite thin, you might want to consider repeating the last 2 steps & adding a second layer of wire over the top of your kitty ear, just to strengthen it.

Step 6 - Now cut a length of ribbon, approximately 30 cm or so, & glue the end to the start of the wire. Then wrap around the headband & up onto the "ear" wire, glueing to secure as you go along.

Step 7 - Keep going until you have completely covered all the wire. Repeat for other ear.Remember to keep glueing the ribbon down as you wrap, or it will unravel!
Step 8 - Cut 2 little lengths of ribbon, about 6cm long, & glue over the ends of the headband.

Step 9 - Now gather a long bit of ribbon, around a metre, & glue to the end of your headband. Then start wrapping, covering the entire headband base. Glue the ribbon down as you go.

You should have something that looks like this when you are done!

Step 10 - The fun part! Glue your decorations onto the ear sections. I used 18 pearls & spaced them out along the wire, but you could completely cover them if you wanted. Or alternate diamantes and pearls, etc etc!
Done! Hope that was helpful to some of you, & do ask if there's anything I haven't made clear!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Cute Headbands on: June 22, 2012 01:04:25 PM

Wasn't sure exactly where to post these, thought this board might be the best fit, but if it's wrong please do move it! Anyway, I've been making a lot of headband lately, so thought I'd share them with you all! They are all handwrapped with ribbon & then decorate with various cute things! What do you think?

5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 01/23/12 - Craftster Best of 2011 announced! on: January 26, 2012 08:16:41 AM
Thanks so much for including one of my projects on there! Cheesy
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: A few new pieces on: January 17, 2012 08:43:10 AM
Thanks so much everyone!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / A few new pieces on: January 06, 2012 01:02:32 PM

Just a few new pieces I've been working on recently. Made from PMC to polymer clay to woodburning.
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Lolita Clothing Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED. SENDOUTS 8th AUGUST) on: August 07, 2011 12:54:43 PM
How is everyone doing for the sendouts tomorrow? Myself & Teddybearbones are sending a bit later, if you also need a bit of extra time, do let me know & I can just extend sendouts again.
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Lolita Clothing Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED. SENDOUTS 2nd AUGUST) on: August 01, 2011 12:41:32 AM
Hi guys, how are you all doing? I think I'm going to extend sendouts for another week, I hope that's okay with all of you. I've been super busy recently & haven't been able to work on my swaps as much as I should have, so am only 3/4 of the way through. Sad So lets say sendouts are now next Monday, that's the 8th of August.

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Snack Swap 4 Gallery on: July 22, 2011 08:55:34 AM
I recieved today, thank you partner<3

All my snacks, yum!

A cute matryoshka pin cushion<3

& some adorable mushroom pins! (sorry for blurry pic)

Thanks again QueenNinjaMonkey, I had fun swapping with you:D
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