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1  Upholstered headboard in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by frogz on: June 25, 2010 07:41:04 AM
I had been meaning to make a headboard for quite some time, but I just finally got around to it this weekend. I vaguely followed the instruction on ReadyMade, but unlike it and most other headboard DIY instructions floating around on the internet, I decided to bolt it to my bed frame instead of mounting it to the wall. Blame it on the years of apartment living.

you can see one of cats is quite pleased with the new headboard

It is made out of MDF, polyester upholstery foam and dark brown vinyl. The whole project probably cost about $100, which is still much much cheaper than buying one and this way it matches much better. It was a fairly simple project, the only thing that was difficult was using the staple gun (I have an old mechanical one). In fact, I was unable to use it (I must need to do more push ups or something) but luckily Mike was around to be all manly and staple it for me.
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2  Running club logo in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by frogz on: March 17, 2010 05:51:51 AM
Some people in my class decided to start a running club and of course, being a bunch of med students, decided that an appropriate name would be the Pacemakers. We're going to get this guy screen printed on some shirts for when we run a huge 17 leg, roughly 300km relay in May.

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3  Photos from film I thought I had ruined in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by frogz on: June 16, 2009 01:19:11 PM
So I was out taking photos on the weekend, and even though I've had my camera for a very, very long time, I had a brain fart and didn't press the little release button on the bottom when I started to wind the film. Of course this resulted in a loud noise, the film ripping, and having to open up the back to ensure I had not broken the camera. Though I didn't have much hope for the burned film, I lucked out and there were some photos on the roll that turned out. These were all taken with my Ricoh KR-10 and a roll of plain old Fujifilm 400 ISO.

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4  Letterpress notebook in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by frogz on: March 31, 2009 06:07:15 AM
I've been meaning to post this here for a while! I did a letterpress workshop at the local art college and this is what I created. I'm fairly proud of it, not so much because it is letterpressed, but because I made the entire book, something I had never done before. I cut all of the paper (the cover and inside), glued the little pocket in the back cover (which you can't see on this photo), and I sewed all of them. In total I made around 50!

I drew the image of the kiwi and then printed it using a photopolymer plate. Underneath the kiwi is the scientific name for kiwi, because I'm a big science nerd Smiley
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5  Crepe paper flower in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by frogz on: February 02, 2009 06:49:46 PM

As a Valentine's Day fundraiser for the Nova Scotia Epilepsy Association, the undergraduate neuroscience society decided that we should sell crepe paper flowers. They are super easy to make and seem to turn out well regardless of skill level. The image featured above is my first attempt, and that's without ever having used floral tape before. They are pretty fun to make and don't even take very long. I doubt it would be hard to whip up a bouquet in time for Valentine's Day.

And just to give good old Martha credit, the original idea came from her site Wink
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6  Mini chinese take out boxes in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by frogz on: December 17, 2008 07:13:44 PM

These are the boxes my boy and I made to package the shortbreads we baked as Christmas gifts for our friends. I found a basic pattern online, enlarged it, added the text, then printed it on card stock. Mike cut them out and then I scored the creases and glued them together. They were fairly simple, but I definitely would not be suggesting making them as favours unless you are very hardcore. They looked very nice all packaged up though, and the shortbreads were enjoyed by all Smiley
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7  Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by frogz on: April 17, 2007 08:12:09 PM
I love this thread Cheesy and I love the meaning behind the gummi bears! And all the tattoos here are so awesome. I had been wanting a tattoo for what seems like forever and had drawn one up and everything. Due to various circumstances I didn't get it done until this February (I had planned on getting it done almost two years ago) I went with my best friend while I was home visiting. Though it's hard to tell in the picture what body part it is on, it's just above my ankle on my achilles. I would like to think I have a pretty high pain tolerance, but there's something about not being able to see what's happening that made me a wee bit flinchy, so any "imperfections" would be caused by that. That and I think I had the design sitting around for so long it made it easy to tell every little thing that was different  Roll Eyes (even though they aren't really bad differences) Overall it was a good experience, though I would have to agree with the people who said that getting tattoos in the winter is not the best. Soooo dry. Tongue

And yes, that's a fibonacci spiral in the middle Smiley
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8  Oil painting - tanks in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by frogz on: April 11, 2007 07:10:38 AM
Yes, army tanks. Leopard tanks to be precise. My dad wanted a painting for Christmas, because for the past many years that's what I had given him (excluding last year where school consumed my life and then some) So I did an oil painting of Canadian leopard tanks. Now, I know people have lots of different views on the war, and this isn't supposed to be pro or against war, merely a painting of tanks. My dad is an engineer in the army and always (like a lot of guys I suppose) has had a love for tanks, just because they're cool machines. Anyways. I hope people like the painting, it's not often you see a painting of tanks in the sunshine (as I said, the tanks are just "being", interpret it as you will)

I was happy though because it was my dad's favourite gift and he is an incredibly hard person to get gifts for.
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9  single-celled costume in Halloween Costumes by frogz on: November 03, 2006 03:12:58 PM
I haven't done much for Halloween the last couple years, so this year I decided to change that. And what better thing for a microbiology/neuroscience major to go as than a cell. I'm not sure whether the cell is most like a epithelial cell or a fibroblast. I suppose a neuron would have been best, but that would have been a bit more of an undertaking.

The cell is made from plain cotton fabric with felt organelles sewed on. Most of the important cell bits are present including ribosomes on my rough endoplasmic reticulum and chromosomes in my nucleus (I must be getting ready to divide since my chromosomes are segregated) On my back is a legend matching the organelles to the names, since I know that some people may not always have that information at the tip of their tongues Wink

All part of the cell were made (synthesized) by me, except for the hat that my glycoprotein is stuck on.

This is the cell being synthesized:

Here's me as a cell (my favourite part is my glycoprotein receptor on my hat):

Here's the legend on the back, just incase you aren't a microbiology major:

I might have to find an excuse to wear it on non-Halloween days now Smiley
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10  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery - September 2006 in The Swap Gallery by frogz on: September 25, 2006 07:31:29 PM
Teamwang and I had a personal swap. It was the most awesome thing ever. My package to her is somewhere over the atlantic right now, but I received her's today. I have never been spoiled so rotten in any previous swap, Teamwang really outdid herself Smiley

Here is a group shot of all the wonderful things she sent (though she didn't send the neuro textbook, that was mine already)

Please excuse the icky photo of this, it really doesn't do the pendant justice at all! This is one of my favourite things in the whole package (though all the stuff was really awesome, so it's quite hard to pick favourites) It's fused glass in my favourite colors and is so beautiful.

This is a felted broach of a newt on a leaf. Since I'm living in an apartment and thus my cat is back home with my parents, I have pet newts. They're quite the awesome pets, much more personality than fish. I'm pretty sure that newt owners everywhere (and everyone else) will be jealous of my broach.

Oh look, giantmicrobes. People who have seen me in other swaps know that I'm a huge microbe fan (in fact, not only am I taking neuro, but I'm actually a microbiology major) This is the microbe-adorned container that contained...

Inside the container were these cuties. They're so soft and look exactly like the large versions. If only my micro class had an actual textbook, they could have posed on that.

This is the bracelet she made for me, again with the green and blue (I'm a green/blue person) I'll have to find an excuse to be all fancy and wear it (us science students don't often get to be all fancied up what with the labs 3/5 days)

Candy, because candy is always good, and it's more interesting when it's not from your contenant Cheesy

She also sent a learn how to needle felt kit. I'm very excited and inspired to use this, especially after seeing all of the amazing things she felted me!

I couldn't get any good close ups of the London bag, but needless to say it's perfect for taking to class. I was actually desperately in need of a tote to bring to class, and this one fits the bill perfectly.

Finally (with a stupid picture of me) there's the felt necklace. One of the reasons I wanted to do a swap with Teamwang was because I was in love with her felt necklaces. I was not disapointed at all. I love it so much that I put it on immediately. The colours and the shape and everything is just completely perfect.

So now you can all be jealous because Teamwang spoiled my pants off. Thank you sooooo much Teamwang!

(edited to fix some bad spelling mistakes)
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