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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Red Curtain Headboard on: January 11, 2010 04:09:47 PM
That looks awesome! I love the color. Just a question though, how did you hang the headboard?
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Gruesome Zombie Cake! Need Ideas? on: October 23, 2009 12:58:44 PM
This cake is SOOO awesome! It's so disgusting I wouldn't even want to eat it. How much bigget a compliment could you ask for?!  ; )
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Need Mechanical Doll Costume Help! Your Creative Ideas Are Much Appreciated! on: October 23, 2009 12:44:42 PM
Hi there,

  Ok, so Halloween is a week away and Im so up to my ears crafting decorations for my All Hallows Eve party, that Ive neglected any time for my costume. Im going to be a mechanical dollgot a great circle skirt dress with bib apron and a tulle skirt to make it poof out. Im making a wind-up key out of foam core to stick into a mini disco ball (so it will REALLY turn!), which Ill sew into the back of my dress, but I still want more!

 Id like to make my jaw and joints looked hinged by screws, but not sure how to do this in a 3D way. Drawing screws at my elbows, knees, wrists and jaw would look ok, but Id rather do something more dramatic. Im going for a creepy looking vintage doll look, and I need help figuring out how to fashion these screws and how to attach them to my body.

Also, any makeup tips would be much appreciated! Im thinking white makeup on my face, arms and neck, and cartoonishly pink cheeks and lips?

Thanks so much for any ideas and help!
4  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Da de Muertos coasters on: October 23, 2009 12:22:59 PM
Really love these, and that they're so colorful! I'd probably display them before using as coasters, too!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Vintage Halloween Swap Round 3 gallery on: September 25, 2009 07:00:31 AM
So glad you like it all, Jonnamarco. I had so much fun making everything for you!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Tiny Octopus Lamp on: September 24, 2009 03:28:34 PM
Holy crap, this is AMAZING! What materials did you use to make it? I'm hitting "this rocks", because it rocks BIG TIME!!
7  UNITED STATES / Washington, D.C. / CRAFTY BASTARDS!! Saturday, October 3rd on: September 24, 2009 07:34:13 AM
Now in its 6th year, Crafty Bastards(sm) Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper. The fair is all-day, outdoors, free to attend, and will offer goods for sale, food, entertainment, prizes, and more! Crafty Bastards will take place Saturday, October 3, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Fore more info (and to check out the crafter's wares): http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/craftybastards/
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Vintage Halloween Swap Round 3 gallery on: September 23, 2009 03:25:29 PM
Good lord, you got so spoiled! I hate when I see everyone else's great stuff and feel inadequate : (
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Vintage Halloween Swap Round 3 gallery on: September 14, 2009 04:56:07 PM
I have receiveth! Actually, I got my package from Jonnamarco last Thursday, but my internet was out until last night. I was so blown away by how gorgeous everything was and how tailored it was to my likes and dislikes. Like I told Jonnamarco, I showed everything to my best friend and she said "Wow, it's almost as if she KNOWS you!" So strange. Here are the goods!

This is what everything looked like once unwrapped. A beautiful orange and black rainbow:

The first close-up. A mini paganistic/samhain diorama with the vintage devil-men and witch. I love all the detail (the hay and little pumpkin on top and the teeny little tombstones). I'm not sure what the "ground" is made of, but it's awesome.

Next up:

An adorable pumpkin statue. I love this little guy so much, and especially all the polka-dots. Don't know if you can tell from the picture, but his witch hat is glittery.

And finally, the big kahuna. I was oohing and ahhing ALL afternoon after I opened this Halloween shrine. Here's a picture of the outside (closed book):

Notice the creepy skeleton hand on top. So awesome.

And for the spine of the "book":

And finally, for the inside...

I love everything that Jonnamarco sent me, but this was just the icing on the cake. Check out that owl/moon picture (with a real mini wooden frame!), the teeny tiny bookshelf with strategically placed books, the mini black cat, and the witch/crystal ball. I think the crystal ball might be a marble?

There was also a paper skull banner included in my package, along with some rad Halloween stickers (you can see these in the main picture).

I'm thrilled with my package, Jonnamarco and can't thank you enough for your hard work! I hope you like your gifts, too!

P.S. If any of you like listening to podcasts while you craft, I've got the perfect one to suggest. It's vintage and spooky, just like this swap! You can download it free through iTunes (or you can get it at relicradio.com); it's called The Horror (Old Time Radio). Vincent Price narrates one of the episodes, and they're so creepy. Very Twilight Zone-ish. The intro music is the best part.

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Vintage Halloween Swap Round 3 gallery on: September 14, 2009 04:25:13 PM
Holy crap, that vintage witch book is amazing!! Beautiful work so far, everyone!
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