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1  brooke of the dead in Halloween Costumes by brookeincraftland on: November 02, 2012 02:02:00 AM
Enjoyed getting dead for this and ptting the costume together.

Wanted a spookyish setting
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2  eyeball wreath sungls bow in Halloween Decor and Parties by brookeincraftland on: October 31, 2012 09:21:50 AM
Had fun making this eyeball wreath. And cat eye sunglass bow such a aun finishing touch.
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3  Maleficent Rules! in Halloween Costumes by brookeincraftland on: November 05, 2010 12:00:08 AM
So Maleficent is my favorite Villian of all time. Since I can remember. The funny thing is I thought she looked like and reminded me of my grandmother. The funniest thing is I loved her Smiley Anyways, here goes. The whole thing is 95% handmade

My fave pic of the night

Think the eerie lighting makes it!

my inspiration, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty

This is a full pic

the pic didn't come out great. My face was such a beautiful green and in this pic its awful. but from the above pic you can tell the colors. Did crazy purple eye makeup etc. The Dress was from a black "gown" i got from DAV for 1.99 then cut down the front to put the purple panel in. Then added a ruffle and train to bottom so i would have a trane. Then I cut down the sleeves and put purple down them.

My headdress and collar

For the headdress I made whats called a balacava. Then I hand stitched in a wig net, I cut out of an old halloween wig, so i could secure it to my head so the horns would stay in place. Then I made the horns and stuffed them. Then unfortunatley for my husband I made him wear it so I could pin the horns on perfect. Then i hand stitched them on. So hard. But worth it.
I made my collar from an old snow white costume I had that my mom used when I was 8 to make me a costume. I put card board in it so it would stay up! So worth it.

Then Here is my little demon Smiley

I just took cereal boxes and with double thickness cut everything out and glued it. Then i spray painted it all black. I secured it with a purple ribbon. So when she walked or wiggled her wings bounced. SO CUTE! Shes such a good model Smiley

Here is my staff

I found a curtain rod at Goodwillthat was already black. Then i got some wooden stars, 3 of them, and stacked them to add detail. Then i spray painted them black. I also got a yellow glow in the dark bouncy ball. then I glued it on top. Then I glued my crow on top. Because Maleficent always had her crow!

I even got a red ring just like hers. Of course I am glad I don't have to have a green face. So uncomfortable to wear the makeup Smiley I also found heels at DAV that were total witch heels. So pointy! Plus I am 5' 10" So with the horns and heels I was 6'7" WOW.I got some great looks and reactions passing out candy. I even had one trick or treater ask if I was a real witch Smiley 

Hope you liked the costume.  I made this costume for under $25. and worked very hard on it and it was worth it!Thanks for bearing with me Smiley

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4  What kind of cake do you make an Engineer? in Dessert by brookeincraftland on: June 27, 2008 12:19:30 AM
A CALCULATOR CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My husband graduated from collage and I wanted to make a really fun cake! So how about a calculator. Well this being my first time working with fondant and stuff I wasn't able to get as much detail as I wanted etc. But I am very pleased with what I got. I put a second button on so he would know it wasn't a first grade calculator Smiley anyways here it is

here is another shot

the calculator was a light blue because I didn't think an all black one would be good? Smiley It was fun to make and I picked up a lot of tips on here from other fondant users and it inspired me to try it!!!! Glad I did.
thanks for looking Wink
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5  have you ever seen flowers like this? in Needlework: Completed Projects by brookeincraftland on: March 08, 2008 04:08:01 AM
well if you have let me know what they are Smiley

anyways, I got amie rays doodle stitching for christmas and her designs in there inspired me to make my own garden. I haven't decided what to do with it just yet. Probably frame it in a painted oval embroidery hoop. Trying to decide what color to do so it won't take away from the flowers.

Hope you like.

I tried some close up shots but they didn't turn out as my digital camera is a dinosaur. Smiley any ways you can see it good enough. This was my first embroidery project and was so much fun! I am really addicted now.

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6  MY hooDIe is in blOOm ( 5 IMG) in Needlework: Completed Projects by brookeincraftland on: March 06, 2008 04:08:11 PM
I have really gotten into emroidery. I love cherry blossoms and decided to embroider them onto the pocket edge of a hoodie i have. It took me a while to get the branch to lay right on the curve of the edge of the pocket. I was kinda sad because I couldn't get great pics, but they are good enough to get an idea. I love color so I decided to do mulit-colored blossoms because i love color although I know there is no such blossom around Wink. I am really happy with how it turned out. I decided to line the pockets with a green with hot pink polkadot fabric to hide the back of the stitches and keep them safe. Let me know what you think.


here is a close up of the blossoms.

here are a few shots  showing them side by side

here is one that shows the pocket lining peaking out ( this is the actuall color of the hoodie)  Tongue

this shows the whole hoodie to see it all together, but hard to see detail. SORRY

It needs something else on it?   i do love the pockets as they are but I am wanting to add maybe something on the actual hood part like right on the center just a little piece of cherry blossom or something . I also wanted to add a different string that goes through the hood. you know just to add some color elsewhere on the hoodie. Thanks for reading and let me know what you think. don't want to get it over done:)

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7  Framed earrings! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by brookeincraftland on: September 23, 2007 05:33:42 AM
I have um, Smiley a few dangling earrings and they are really hard to store. I got tired of untangling them and digging for them, plus they are so pretty. I saw this type of idea in a magazine but it was for something else. I thought it was so cool. I just found a frame at goodwill and painted it. Stapled screen from a window screen on it and voila! Earring dipslay. IT is like decoration in my bedroom! I have been using it for about 6 months now and it still looks and acts like new. I love it. Hope you all like it. Let me know what you think.

PS: I only joined one month ago and I wanted to post this because I thought it would be useful for people obsessed with earrings like me Wink


Here it is:

Hope you all like it.
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8  polkaDot NeedLE BOOK in Completed Projects by brookeincraftland on: September 23, 2007 05:11:26 AM
I kept misplacing my needles and when I stuck them into my pin cushions they would get pushed into them. YOu know how that goes. I found this really cool felt and thought it would work really well on this.  I really hope that you all like it, let me know what you think and I would love to know if anyone had any other good ideas for needle books! Thanks for reading:

Here is the front, with a button closing the flap.

here are pics of the back

here are pics of the inside

I used straight pins with the needles since it is hard to see the needles and the straight pins really looked nice.

To put the book together I used embroidery floss and just did a stitch over and over around the spine of it till it covered it.

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9  Decorated Knife Block, why should it be boring?!? in Completed Projects by brookeincraftland on: September 05, 2007 03:47:50 AM
I Had this boring old knife block and I thought i gotta change that. I know that this isn't exactly ingenious or anything, but it is fun and I was happy with it. Hope you like it. Smiley

Here is one side picture

the other side is different, being the opposide of the other Smiley

I didn't do one of hte front because it didn't really show well.
The back is just turquoise. Then I distressed it a little bit. Thought it kind of looked retro>

Thanks for looking.

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10  Bright button bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by brookeincraftland on: September 03, 2007 10:17:17 PM
I had some really cool buttons and thought I would try a bracelet. Had a lot of fun making it. I have become obsessed with buttons lately. Smiley


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