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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Zombie custom pony on: April 15, 2009 04:01:50 PM
I have a thing for zombies - I'm not sure when it started exactly but I'm a tad obsessed Smiley  So when I started customising ponies it was obvious that zombies were going to come into it somewhere. I've done three zombie ones so far and there will probably be more in the future! This is the first and definitely the most disturbing one - the other two are cuter, I'll post them later.

And here are some photos I took whilst making it. The first thing I did was cut the leg, eye socket, mouth and a couple of other nicks for cuts. I used fimo to fill everything in and for the ribs. The mohawk was done with glue and the paint used was high quality acrylics. It was a lot of fun Cheesy

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A few new paintings on: January 15, 2009 03:39:25 PM
These are all done with acrylics on canvas
Hanging on a star - this is 24" by 24". I've had this idea for a while and I really love how it came out Smiley

Fallen Sparrow

Alice in Wonderland - I still need to work on this but I'm waiting until it's fun again, lol

And finally fighting shark and leopard shark!

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Bunch O paintings - img heavy on: November 27, 2008 05:34:08 PM
Hi! First off I should explain that when I start a new craft I get a little obsessed with it. At the moment it's painting and as usual I've got a bit mad. These are all acrylics on stretched canvas frames. This is just some of what I've done in the last 1 - 2 months. My walls are getting pretty colourful now, lol.

The cats were for a mate of mine.

Stormtrooper!! I'm such a geek Smiley

This ones actually done with marker pens.

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Mini Top Hats rock! on: October 09, 2008 09:29:28 AM
I love these things, they're just so much fun to wear out Cheesy Just to be super safe I attached the headbands with thread and heavy duty craft glue - they ain't going no where now Smiley

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / pink, frills, cute animals - you've gone super girly!! on: July 12, 2008 10:36:39 AM
Said my friend when I described my new clutch. It may be pink and have frills but I love it! It also has a gorgeous wool lining. I adore this echino print, I also got it in natural and black, hehe.

It closes with a snap fastener, has a small inside pocket for credit cards/notes and a little fabric loop thing for keys. (sorry there's no pic of the inside). I used to make them without the inside pocket and loop but they're so much handier with them added in.

(more pics in my gallery.)
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / zippy wallets, wizard of oz, animal print, horses, purple fur on: July 06, 2008 08:38:41 AM
These are so much fun to make although I broke 3 needles and stabbed my finger in the process!! Luckily no blood got near the fabrics, yay!  I get a bit over-enthusiastic sewing as close to the zipper as possible.

They all have two pockets, one for cards/notes and a zippy pocket for cash/keys/whatever. They measure  11cm tall, 13.5cm at widest, 10.5cm at narrowest. And they nearly all close with a snap fastener. Some of them close with a button and elastic cord like to Friends of Dorothy one. There's more pics in my gallery if anyone's interested.

I've made a ton of these and I thought I'd post some here to see what you lovely people think Smiley

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Ahoy Matey - Nautical shoulder bag on: June 09, 2008 02:52:31 PM

It's lined in the same red nautical print, makes for a more interesting view for the inside Smiley I didn't include a pic of the back to save space - the red band goes all the way around so just imagine the front without a flap.

Both fabrics are cotton, the nautical print is one of those that's grown on me, I had imagined it differently and wanted to make a skirt out of it. I can still see it making a funky skirt, just not on me Smiley Luckily enough I love it as bag fabric.

Even though I've made this pattern before I managed to muck up the flap part (sewed it so it came out on the inside). Got annoyed with myself before unpicking and sewing it on again, right way this time! I always sew things to death so it took a little while to unpick. Makes the bags nice and tough though...

Any thoughts, comments or random ramblings are appreciated Smiley

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Twit Twoo pleated shoulder bag - tut page 3!! (img heavy) on: May 08, 2008 09:55:23 AM
I'm so in love with this bag I think I'll have to make one for myself. The owl fabric is brushed cotton and the lining a silky blue so both feel lovely to the touch. And there's even a matching little wallet!

I used extra extra heavy interfacing for the top band so it would keep it's form well.

It's pretty big, 18" across at the widest point. Sometimes it's good to have a nice large purse to stash all your things in (when you're terrible at cleaning out purses like me).  Let me know what you think. Smiley

Edit: Made another one! (that's the silky blue again) I'm not sure about a tutorial as I'm selling these. I've also never done a tutorial before, tend to wing things but if a lot of people are interested i'll give it a go Smiley

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / mexican skeletons, tweed echino and Gone with the wind on: May 02, 2008 05:06:56 AM
I've been on a mad sewing craze in the last few months and here's 3 products of that. I tend to make up things as I go along which is fun but the amount of times I've had to unpick seams because I didn't think before I started sewing... grrrr. These are all made using the same pattern (made by me, woot).

This first one was the easiest to make and seems to be a hit with my mates.

Love this fabric - Mexican day of the dead skeleton celebration. Can't really tell in the photo but it has a bottom so can stand by itself, I shoved a piece of thick card in for stability.

For the next two I decided to use this extra extra extra heavy interfacing which was a really bad idea and made me swear lots. Like trying to make a bag out of cardboard.

Luckily I had enough of this fabric to make a skirt as well - it's so pretty! I used the same pattern but made the top part a bit bigger to show off more of the pretty fabric. The bottom part is from a charity shop jacket.

And lastly Gone with the Wind, the person on ebay had named the fabric and it kinda stuck when I was making it. I stole the handle from a bunch of stuff my sister gave me when she moved.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Purple Rockabilly skeleton skirt & bonus surprise! (pic hefty) on: May 01, 2008 06:25:48 PM
This skirt was remade from an absolutely fabulous skirt I got from ebay (this girl does the most amazing fabrics herself, wish I could remember her name!). Edit: It's Kathrynpugwash

Unfortunately the skirt was huge on me so it sat around for a while looking pretty until I finally decided to make a wearable skirt from it. I don't have a before pic but there's not much difference. Just cut into it at the seam, figured out where it should sit and sewed it back together again. Oh and I also added another layer underneath as it was a tad see through.

This is also my first post!! Got mildly (ok, madly) obsessed with sewing over the last 6 months or so and have been on here pretty much every day since, lol. Love this site and all the brilliant ideas and help the members give. Anyways, been making a ton of things but thought I'd start by posting the first thing that really made me think "I wish I could sew". By the way, I now wear this skirt all the time.

The material for some reason is really flammable, there's a good sized whole there from a tiny cigarette ember. Can you flame proof clothing?

I know, awesome photo taking skills or what Smiley

And now for the amazing bonus surprise!! I had so much fabric left over (I did say it was a huge skirt) that I made this ultra cool little guy as well. Just one of the little skeleton guys cut out with purple faux fur on the back.

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