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11  New Zealand Bird Baby Mobile in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by machiavellian on: July 20, 2010 02:35:37 AM
I'm not quite sure this is the right place to post this project, though I thought as it is something for our home, and will be enjoyed (hopefully) by more than just the new baby (due in a month!!!) AND will live in our bedroom, I would put it here.  Wink

As we are proud Kiwis, I wanted to make something with native animals, and since all our native animals are birds, it made sense to make a bird themed mobile! The photos are not the best, as we just got given a camera today after I had just this avo finished the project, and basically I couldnt wait to post it, so here is is!

Stupid bad nighttime lighting! The frame is just 18g wire- its a little flimsy, so I might re-do the frame depending on how it hangs after a while. The birds are just cardboard cut outs covered in fabric. I wanted to use natural-ish colours, hence the blues and browns. The best part is that all the fabric was scraps that I (or my MIL) had lying around!

Little Blue Penguin and Kea



Huia (Sadly now extinct. This one is a female because of her long beak)

Karearea (NZ Falcon)


Last but not least, the humble Pukeko

Overall the project would have cost me maybe $5? And thats probably just the cost of the glue.  Grin  Gotta love cheap projects!

Thanks all  Smiley
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12  Baby shower wash cloth cake in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by machiavellian on: May 12, 2010 08:57:23 PM
This cake was actually made my a friend of mine for a mutual friend's baby shower (yes, she is definitely having a girl!) and I just had to share it, as she did such an amazing job.

The bottom and top layers are made from rolled up washcloths and the middle layer is just 2 baby blankets. The lollipop on the top is made from 2 washcloths and secured by a very large elastic band!
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13  iPhone Cake in Dessert by machiavellian on: September 20, 2009 07:09:38 PM
I'm not sure whether this has been done before here, but I thought I would share my creation with you all.

My workmate has been talking about getting an iPhone for aaaaages. I have always joked that I would get her one, so instead I made her an iPhone cake! Its my first time ever making something like this, so the icing is all a bit wonky, but I am happy with that.

It took me ages and was a bit of a learning curve! I had to call my MIL a few times for advice too! Kudos to those who do this regularly! Trying to get the icing dark grey was HARD WORK!!

Its her birthday today, so we will be devouring it very soon. I used a 'roasting dish' chocolate cake recipe off a great website http://www.blokeswhobake.co.nz/gidday/ although I did have to modify it a little.

anyway, here is the beast that kept me occupied for the whole of yesterday!

I even put the charger socket as well as the headphones jack as well.

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14  Zombie Pig- IMG HEAVY! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by machiavellian on: June 03, 2009 12:11:14 AM
I was highly inspired after seeing BananaAmbush's My Little Zombie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252828.0

In New Zealand, the BNZ bank gives out these cool piggies to kids to help encourage saving. One of my workmates was doing a promotion for our charity to do with pigs and scored a whole lot of the cute money boxes. She very kindly gave me one, although I suspect she would be horrified with what I have done with him...

(please excuse the quality of the images- its my flattie's camera)

And the obligatory BEFORE image

I went a little overboard with the blood drips, but I am really happy with how it turned out. He was sanded, spraypainted, painted and then varnished with matte varnish. mwahaha
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15  Re: In case of Zombies break glass in Completed Projects by machiavellian on: May 13, 2009 10:16:41 PM
hehe yeah the BIL did love it. His fiancee on the other hand said 'he is NOT putting that in our bedroom!!"

The hubby did the sheet. As you can see it is different to Bunny in a Bear's as hubby re-did it in photo shop, but used the same template and images, but different type and words.

We were planning to also put a face mask in it as well, which I regret as I think our box looks a little bare. We finished it very last minute though, so thats ok.
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16  In case of Zombies break glass in Completed Projects by machiavellian on: May 11, 2009 02:10:20 AM
We (me and my hubby- he'll deny it, but he reads over my shoulder when i'm on this board) fell so much in love with Bunny in a Bear's Emergency Zombie Defense Station https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=202668.0 that we just HAD to make one for my brother-in-law's birthday.
I have to admit, we pretty much shamelessly ripped off the info sheet in Bunny in a Bear's original project, but thats only because it was so damn awesome. In honour of Shawn of the Dead, we decided on a cricket bat, and just because I have a LOT of polymer clay, I made a grenade just coz. At the last moment (ie. a week after his birthday) we realized that we had inadvertently thrown out some stencils, so I had to make one out of cardboard, hence the slight wonkyness. Nevertheless, despite this, I am happy with how it turned out. Smiley

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17  Coffee sack messenger bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by machiavellian on: August 18, 2008 06:15:52 PM
Hey everyone,

I completed my first coffee sack re-con today! I am so excited as I have been making this for a friend in exchange for his geckos and enclosure. I got these sacks off one of our volunteers at work who actually owns a coffee company, so I managed to score 10 of them for free! This is my first attempt at a small messenger style bag with adjustable strap. I have promised my hubby that I will make him one sometime, but after I get my geckos.
My sewing machine was stuffing up so the stitching isnt exactly the best (and some of it was done in the wee hours of the morning) but I'm pretty happy with it.

The husband modelling it for me.

The straps and strap snap-thingys (stolen off a horse cover that I dont use)

Inside the bag. I only did one pocket, but I will do much more on my next bag.

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