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1  Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by skyra on: August 03, 2007 01:41:15 PM
I just got some new work done yesterday.  I sent my artist my idea/components and let him run with it.  I couldn't have asked for anything more.  This is just pure perfection as far as I am concerned! 

excuse the craptastic pictures...It is incredibly difficult taking a picture of your own arm!

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2  Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by skyra on: July 09, 2006 09:01:49 AM
I have been away from Craftster for a little while, and have been popping my head in all over the place trying to catch up with everyones supreme crafting skills.  I couldn't figure out where to jump in though, and then I remembered this thread!

I got the rest of my crafty Ganesh finished last week, so now I can show him off in all his glory!!  (the heavier black lines were touch ups made so that the lines wouldn't get lost in this incarnation of the work

It is hard to see in these pictures, but Ganesh is holding a pair of sewing shears, a spool of thread, and has a thimble on his thumb.  His other hand is in the traditional mudra pose.
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3  Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by skyra on: November 23, 2005 04:53:32 PM
yesterday was my first sitting for my half sleeve.  It is funny how I don't flinch through being tattooed at all, but that first night and the next day I feel liike a big ol' whiney baby. 

These pics were taken last night about 5hrs after the appt, so they are pretty shiney.  My appt was 3hrs long and I am looking at about 4.5hrs more work on this baby, including the background (we have been talking about that...still not 100% sure what we are going with...I have left the background mostly up to him, as he is better at figuring that out).  I am REALLY happy with how he is turning out so far...even though there is an itty bitty spot that still needs some blue  Cheesy Cheesy

ignore the fact that my husband cut off his head...he just kept muttering "i didn't expect it to be so BIG" ah hon...what don't you understand about half sleeve?  Grin Cheesy Roll Eyes

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4  Thanks to everyones advice here!! We finally tied the knot! (PICTURE HEAVY) in Weddings and Bridal Showers by skyra on: August 20, 2005 01:56:56 PM
Ok, so we did it back in June, but I finally have some time to thank you all and to sit and give you all some pics Smiley  Ignore the quality of some of them...several of these were taken with disposable cameras at the wedding.  I don't have pics of some of the stuff on here because they werne't taken with a dig camera, and my scanner is scratching pictures *ASK*

My invite

Me, MOH, flowergirls just after the ceremony (the best pics of us were taken before the ceremony, but are on film)

Me in full dress right before the ceremony.  I ditched the shawl in a huge hurry.  What a PITA

The tables turned out just how I wanted them Smiley

a closeup of one of the tables.  The bread baskets were the centerpieces Smiley

can't forget a bouquet pic Smiley

If you remember, I was SO concerned about tying colors all in together, but as you can see, that really didn't matter in the whole scheme of things.  Everything turned out beautifully and the ambience was there...colors not matching and all!! 

It wouldn't have been possible without these guys!!

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5  I need opinions (aka: stepping out of my small town comfort zone) in Crafty Business Discussion by skyra on: August 18, 2005 06:06:57 PM
I did it! I applied for the big craft fair in a city and got a decent spot considering how late I am getting in. Obviously all of the end booths were taken, but there was one spot that apparently everyone assumed would be taken and hadn't asked about. WOOHOO! I am hoping that that spot works to my advantage.

Anyhow, I am feeling VERY nervous about how much stock I need to have. I have an 8x10 booth, traffic will be approx 10,000 people over 2 days.

Items I will be selling

I will have approx 450 total magnets ($1-$2.50 for individuals - $4-5 per set)
-50 sets of marble magnets
-14 sets of bottle cap magnets
-15 individual ones of the ones that I am sure will go well
-50 vintage milk bottle magnets

Journals with altered art covers
-I can't decide exactly how many of these to do, as journals are new territory for me. I will be selling these for between $6.50 and $12 each. I have 3 styles. I was thinking of doing 5 of each style.

Hair jewels
-They were a hit and miss sell last year, but they are a good stocking stuffer. I have some left over, so I think I will make a couple dozen more sets of these. I was thinking of making some hair twisties as well. I am going to aim for 4 dozen pairs. These sold for $2 per pair, or 3 pairs for $5

-ARGH!! Here is where I start ripping my hair out. My bags sell for between $15 and $40 each. Last year I sold about 15 bags (I did REALLY well with my magnets LOL) which didn't shock me considering most people were shopping for low priced items (and there were less than 2000people over 2 days.  I would say closer to 1000). I just don't know how many bags to stock. That is my only problem here.

-ok, so how the hell many of these should I carry? They are a new product, and I KNOW that people like them, but I don't know that people with BUY them YKWIM? I am also stuck on price. My mom and another crafting friend think that I should ask $35 for these, but I think that is a little steep. I do NOT use batting in these, therefore they are NOT quilted stockings like people have traditionally used before. I personally just don't dig that style. They are a very decent size (20ish" long). I will have a small selection of stockings with more traditional patterns, but in general, I will be moving away from that. Some will have hand made appliques, most will have trim of some sort. (I should point out that I LURVE the black and white stocking, but the other one is the one that Leif chose all of the colors and the pattern, so judge more by Mikes stocking purty please Smiley I love funky, but while I love the colors, I would have used a different trim and different star fabric)

I am also going to have a discount section. Items from last year that I still have in stock, but won't be carrying anymore. The one item that comes to mind right now is record bowls. I **MIGHT** do reindeer candy canes again (.25 each) cause they are quick, easy and draw kids attention to my booth Wink

Does this sounds like sufficient stock? How many stockings and journals would YOU take? How much would you charge (in US$, I can convert after) for the stockings? Any other ideas for items under $5? $10? That go with the scallywag mix of things I will already be carrying? Is this TOO much of a scallywag mix of items??

Thanks ladies Smiley

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6  My wedding invites. Printed, assembled, and ready to mail out tomorrow! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by skyra on: April 11, 2005 07:11:57 PM
Thank you to pippacloud for sharing her fabulous wedding crafts.  I took your wedding invite idea and ran with it.  I LOVE how these turned out!

my camera took crap pictures, so imagine them as vivid as the original colors were

This says
"After 8 years, 2 (more) kids, 4 moves, the creation (and fall...shhh...don't remind Mike) of one business, and the success of another, tens of thousands of kilometers traveled together in the confines of a car, and the renovation of our house...we are finally ready to do it!

Please join us, in celebration of our love and our lives, at our wedding on Saturday, June 25, 2005
-Krista and Mike"

This one is called "particulars".  It has the ceremony, reception, attire and RSVP info

Accommodation information

Registry card

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7  Help -I don't know if I am going to pull of the colors in my wedding in Weddings and Bridal Showers by skyra on: March 03, 2005 11:19:48 AM
Ok...where to start. 
I am feeling anxious that I have incorporated too many colors in my wedding, and that rather than having that nice, flowing, congruent feel, my wedding is going to feel choppy, sloppy and thrown together. 


Ok, I am wearing this dress I have a beautiful black velvet (floral burn-out) shawl, and acrylic, clear shoes. 

My MOH will either wear black or blue (maybe a black dress with blue something LOL), as will my fiance and his best man. I am thinking that the ring bearers and ushers (my sons and stepsons - 4 total) will be wearing similar outfits as the older men.  Probably light blue short sleeved button down shirts with black pants. The flower girls will be wearing light blue dresses and will be carrying baskets.  All of the women will be wearing kanzashi flowers in their hair.

I am planning on having gerbera daisies as my flowers.  I will continue either the gerbs into the coursages or use crysanthamums (depending on how well the gerbs work).

The colors I chose for my invites is the following but add a wee slice of black on the bottom and top to bind it all together.

I think I might either have to change my invite colors, or change which flowers I use for my florals.  ARGH!!!!  Any suggestions?  Will it work as I have it?  Which one would you change? and if you would chose to change it, what colors would you either use for the invites or flowers?

(ftr, I would only have single stems on the tables in simple vases for decoration)

Come on ladies...help a woman out here before I fall over with an aneurism!!  LOL

**edited to add, one friend has suggested sending the invites as they are, but dropping those colors at that point, but then choosing one or two colors of gerbs to compliment the dress.  Maybe purple or coral or red with black centers.  Whatcha think?
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8  Stockings :) in Winter Holidays by skyra on: December 13, 2004 08:27:13 PM
I finally got sick of the old stockings we had, and started to plug away at new ones that actually suited the personalities of the people in my family.  Here are the first two Smiley

The yellow one is for my 4yo.  He picked out all of the colors and trim ;P
The black and white one is for my DH.  I thought it was manly and classic. Only 3 more to go!  SarahFroggy is sending me mine!  Can't WAIT to get it!

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9  Toddler sheepskin hat and mitts in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by skyra on: December 06, 2004 09:27:09 PM
'Tis the season to be sewin' up a storm!!!  I just finished my nephews christmas gift, and it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself Smiley

It looks a bit goofy on my son, as the hat is meant for a 16month old, not a wee little 4 year old!!!  He doesn't like it, so he wouldn't give me a frontal view of it, hence the ball of yarn stuffed in it!  LOL

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10  Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by skyra on: September 12, 2004 08:51:18 AM
If it weren't for the distance I had to travel to get inked, and the cost...I would probably be the amazing tattooed woman by now.  Instead, I have to settle for the three I have at the moment.

That is actually straight...I was twisting a bit at the time LOL It is on my lower to mid back

crappy pic, but you get the idea.  This was my very first tattoo.  It is just a standard ankle tat

I designed this one.  This is my only VERY visible tattoo.  I LURVE IT Smiley

I have one more in planning right now as well...It will ganesha.  I just need to find the right incarnation.
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