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1  Red Amphibious Party Dress (of Shame?) in CHALLENGE 31 ENTRIES by Rhiannon Sarah on: October 05, 2008 12:10:44 AM
Supermarket Sacrilege The Red Amphibious Party Dress (of Shame?)

I had many ideas for this challenge. There was a flappers dress made out of popcorn, a mini dress made from burger rings, a ra ra skirt made out of lettuce, and a mesh shirt made from bottletops and strawberries.
But, I wanted something full on, crazy, something no one thought to do. I dont think I achieved that, but I love the simplicity in the final product, so Im happy. If you would like more pictures (and I have lots!), visit my Facebook (Ive made the photo album public, so anyone should be able to view.) http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=36526&l=c14ee&id=620791877
Ta Da! I calls it The Red Amphibious Party Dress. What else could possibly describe this little baby? Nothing! Cheesy What is a dress without a fantastic name?

So, I went to the shop, and bought my materials.

My original plan was a sexy red party dress, with an enormous crazy red patchwork skirt, frogs on the bodice, and bottlecaps for sound effects. I started to shape the dress.

I created the skirt.


The dogs than ate some of my materials, and made the floor in my messy, messy study smell like port wine jelly crystals and paprika. Im sure they had a great time eating all that. Sigh.
I attempted to dye the poplin I had lying around with the Fire Engine Red food dye and the Red Cordial. My hands became very, very red. I was sure it would stick. To be sure, I left them to soak overnight. But alas it washed out . Almost completely. You couldnt even tell Id let them soak in anything. So I rubbed what Paprika I had left into the material strips. Which just created encrusted, slightly yellow material.
I gathered what little creative energy I had left, and made an enormous tube of white poplin that I could than gather onto the bodice as a skirt to place over the orange garbage bags. I figured I could sew the bottle caps onto the skirt to look like polka dots, but to keep within the red theme I painted them red. No biggy. However, I ran out of creative get go. So I threw my hands up in the air, got grumpy, and ignored the project for a week or two.
When I got back to it, which was a day or two before the end date, I was encouraged and inspired by my fellow craftsters, and sewed the skirt onto the bodice. Now, it looked like a dress. A wearable dress. I started to sew the bottle tops on, and it looked bad. Really blah. So I dropped that idea, and just began on the froggy bodice.

A few hours, and very sore fingers later, Id completed the bodice, created the bow, and was all ready to head out for pictures. But I needed just the right place.
The Playground. The next morning, my friend and I headed out down the road to take some fun pictures. The dress decided not to fit me anymore, and it kept threatening to come off and bare my shame. But, the playground is the best place to take pictures!

That last picture is my partner proving the frogs are edible. Smiley

Thus the dress was made out of:
2 Packets of "Frogs Alive" (Jelly Frogs) - used to decorate the bodice
1 bag of Garbage Bags (had 3 large garden sized bags in the pack) - used to add volume to the skirt,the ties were used to create the bow, and some extra bag was used to make the flower.
About 3 or so metres of poplin (not purchased from the supermarket)
So, although my original list was $17.91ish, I only used about $5 or $8 of materials. Smiley

Smiley Hope you like it! I think the most fun I had was taking the pictures. Smiley Don't forget to vote!
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2  Re: Pencil cartoon of my Puppy, Ludo in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Rhiannon Sarah on: February 18, 2008 05:06:23 PM
In real life, he's a dark brindle, with white accents. And under the white fur, he has black spots all over his skin.

Here - another pic!! It's one of my favourites, very much a - why are you taking a picture? look. Smiley You can see the spots on him, and the darkness of his brindle. Smiley

Maybe I should go bright, but rather then solid, go for a brindle texture, and show up all his spots. But maybe that'd be too much for such a simple cartoon pic.
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3  Pencil cartoon of my Puppy, Ludo in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Rhiannon Sarah on: February 15, 2008 11:10:36 PM
Hello All!!

I don't think I've ever posted a topic in here... But anyway, I drew this because I want a big painting to put at the end of my hallway, something I'd done myself. And, my painting and drawing skills are nothing to rembrandt and others, so I go cartoon. Smiley

Here is my Puppy - Ludo!! Yes, from the Labrynth.. Smiley

He's a Staffy puppy, about 4 months old. The cutest markings! I'm thinking of either a black and white, or a hot colour like Lime Green and cream... But I haven't decided yet. I'll keep thinking.

Any comments appreciated!!!
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4  Green Diary of Everything! (Image Heavy, some Adult Content) in CHALLENGE 24 ENTRIES by Rhiannon Sarah on: February 05, 2008 04:54:12 AM
Hello, and Welcome to my First Challenge!

Today we have in our spotlight a diary created by me! My resolution was to do many things, craft more, exercise more, do well at school, organise my time better, be a happier person... And this diary helps me do all that!!

I wanted to keep track of everything - my dreams, my emotions, my aches and pains, my sex life, my dog, my water and food intake, pretty much the lot. And this is what I came up with. Smiley

The cover - All green and furry. Very welcoming. Smiley

The inside cover.

The pictoral legend, so I don't have to keep writing and taking up precious space.

My resolutions - there are many! But my camera didn't want to focus, so some are design and create, exercise, yoga, swimming, knit a jumper, do well at uni, etc.

My Year Planner - so I know I'm not overloading. Smiley

My Diary in action!

These go at the bottom of the page, to make sense of the scribbles. That physical wellbeing, my dog, my fruit, vege and water intake, and my happiness quota!

And I have lots of blank pages at the end for dreams, diaries, collages, inspirations and whatever else I fancy!!!

Thanks for looking! This is going to help me SO much!
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5  Fluffy Yellow and Purple Boots! in Shoes: Completed Projects by Rhiannon Sarah on: December 26, 2007 12:48:16 AM
I made these for my littlest sister for Christmas, but I made them two weeks apart, so they're odd. I stole some basic ideas from https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21339.0, otherwise, I made it up on the spot. They have about the length of a hand palm of stuffing in the bottom, so they're all squishy inside.

What do you think? The bottom is made out of pleather, and it was a bum using the sewing machine to sew a 90deg oval, especially with all the fur, but I think they turned out quite well. And, my sister liked them.  Cheesy
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6  Fake Dreads! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Rhiannon Sarah on: December 25, 2007 06:57:09 PM
Hi there!

I recently made these for my mother and my little sisterfor Christmas. I got the tut from this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149453.0

My mother has the turquoise ones, my sister the brown ones.

Sorry about the angles and the neck twisting.

I changed some changes to rock_goddess's tut though - I tried tieing them onto elastic, but it was too heavy, so I cut the elastic, and sewed it onto a headband. Makes it a little tricky to put them on if you're not careful, but they still look great, and they don't feel like they'll fall off or anything.

Also, when I was knotting them, I started on my mum's just knotting the ends. Then I realised that made lot of little sticky up bits, and unneccesary mess, so I changed to knotting it in half on the elastic.

If I was to do it again, I would think about knitting it through a beany or head piece, rather than a headband as it can slide to the side and show your own hair... But twisting it up onto your head is pretty cool too.

Thanks for looking!!
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7  Full Size Doll! (Christmas Present for Boyfriend) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Rhiannon Sarah on: December 17, 2007 07:12:45 PM
Well, my boyfriend likes to cuddle cushions. And gets a little grumpy if I'm not there to cuddle. So - to give me some free crafting time, I made him this doll! She's supposed to look like me (but definatly does not have my body or my face - I wouldn't want to be replaced...)

In the box - ready for my boyfriend to unwrap on christmas day!

No face for her. Partly because I don't trust my art skills, and partly because I think it looks cooler.

A slightly better view (or worse?). Her thighs aren't nearly as thick as I wanted them to be, but maybe I placed them wrong.

I got the tut from this website - http://dollmaker.nunodoll.com/girldoll/ - with many, many thanks to beandip for finding it for me!

Maybe I'll make another one day.
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8  Marshmallows - All dressed up! (Christmas Present) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Rhiannon Sarah on: December 16, 2007 05:47:41 PM
I made these for one of my girlfriends. We were really bored one day, and were playing around with Marshmallows. Ever since then, they've held special memories for us... Any way, I got the tut from this post on craftster - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119960 - Thanks Sparrow-kin!!

From Left to Right - HippyMallow, SquidMallow, SpecialMallow, GothMallow.
I hope it doesn't offend anyone... Here in Perth, Australia, High School kids would call anyone smart (popular or not) a "squid" - no idea where that came from. SpecialMallow is for all the "special" kids who rode on the yellow bus to school. We didn't have that in Perth, but it was a general joke. And then Goth and Hippy Mallow are pretty self explanatory.

Once again - I really hope this doesn't offend anyone - I have nothing against "special" people, and I was a squid myself. And a goth at one time. Always wanted to try hippy... Anyway, hope you like them!!!

I know my friend did. She couldn't stop giggling. Cheesy
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9  Waistband gone Bad - or Awesome? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Rhiannon Sarah on: November 28, 2007 06:00:40 PM
I wanted to make a waistband for the circle skirt I'm making (for my sister for Christmas), and I thought harmlessly enough, I'd just use the excess from the bottom of the skirt, and double it over to make it look good... and when it first twisted, I thought, just a funky twisted waistband, pretty awesome. Then, it twisted more and more, and it became this monster. That I love. (excuse the slacks etc - I'm really lazy when I get home.)

I have to make one for myself now, it's so adaptable! I'm still tossing up as to whether to leave it as a scarf for my sister, or use it as a crazy waistband - what are your thoughts? The skirt comes to just above knee height, so I wasn't sure if an oversize belt was in order. And, my older sister is quite serious too. So, nothing too crazy or fancy. But, she does love scarfs...
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10  Miscellaneous Stationary, some sulpturing, some photgraphing - and voila! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Rhiannon Sarah on: November 28, 2007 04:16:57 AM
I got really bored at work (about 6-8 months ago, I've now changed jobs) and I made these sculpture like things in an effort to stimulate my creative thinking in regards to fashion...

What are your thoughts? Should I give up my day job and become a sculptor?  Roll Eyes

I had a lot of fun making them - it kept me happy for about half an hour or so, and made me smile for the rest of the day. My poor work colleague, she found me highly amusing.
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