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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: "Dont be Scared, I've Done This Before" (Gaga Prisma marker drawing) on: February 06, 2010 01:34:01 PM
thanks you guys <3
I'm really happy you enjoyed this :>

I had a lot of fun with her and am waiting to see about re-homing her though she may end up on my own wall lol.
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: A few more of my friend's Biro/Sharpie Tattoos on: February 05, 2010 06:11:20 PM
these are all amazing! I love the details and the colours so so much.
my fave is the card sleeve but only because I'm partial to the theme. The back Koi and spine/ribs are definitely second faves though <333
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / "Dont be Scared, I've Done This Before" (Gaga Prisma marker drawing) on: February 05, 2010 06:03:12 PM
I haven't really drawn or finished anything on paper in a very long time. So when i ordered markers for christmas, i decided it was probably time to rectify that.
Was feeling kind of blah about trying to draw something hip. something that looked like i put time and effort into it, without causing me undue stress.
sooo i tried to do a Spock Uhura for my Brother's GF, but that flopped. Ended up with a Lady Gaga-like hairdo on a head, and went from there.
Pencil/ink stage (bought some Staedtler pigment pens to replace my dead Zigs and rather like them.)

more textures and started colouring in the things i had decided on.

I was really unsure about her clothes. I really wanted to keep with just her glove being warm, so i felt a little trapped with the colours i had, but i think it came out ok :>

aaaaand finished.

Just thought I'd share. I'm pretty pleased with it TBH <3
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Sweet Virginia Babydoll on: February 05, 2010 05:32:36 PM
the design of the dress is adorable.
the material is also awesome.
and you look wonderful in it :>
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A Denim Fairytale (rather verbose) on: February 05, 2010 05:29:59 PM
this is rather awesome.
and the recon looks FABULOUS on you <333 A+
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Two Shirts, One Scarf <3 on: January 27, 2010 01:37:09 PM
derp is such a appropriate description for so many of my clumy or forgetful moments, of which i have my full share lol.
glad you liked plz :>
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Two Shirts, One Scarf <3 on: January 27, 2010 10:57:00 AM
soo i work overnight stocking at Target, and am on pretty friendly terms with our price change team. so when something gets marked down again, i usually get to  know about it. When winter rolled in, i grabbed these two shirts for a friend, knowing i would make her something, but i had NO IDEA what.
seriously. i dove into this only knowing the shirts were for Manda. way to go, Kris. ANYWHO.


I was a derp and didn't take any before pictures, but i think the shirts i had were a white screen printed small tee and a large green screen printed tee, both 75% off from the men's clearance. This is what i made.

I'll upload more detail-pics if requested, this won't get shipped for another week or so.

BUT, i am completely satisfied with this. I managed to keep all the screenprinting i liked visible, while still doing a blocky scarf style.  the back has finished seams so they won't itch her neck/face. I did the edges with a zig-zag stitch that actually slightly resembles a heart rate meter. (Didn't have the manual to my machine so i had to test it out before i actually did it! >.>) I also added a couple invisible-ish tacks to keep the largest bit from getting messed up too badly if she has to wash it.

derpderpderp. i talk too much.
anywho, if anyone would liek some detail shots i'll get on that :>
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Gocco Wedding Invitations on: August 11, 2008 05:42:29 AM
awesome!  These are gorgeous!
I love the pictures, and hope you got at least one back stating someone would like to eat kids XD
(totally miss Austin, so felt obligated to comment despite my tendency to lurk)
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Sprites, Gentelmen, and things from Tegaki-e <3 on: August 11, 2008 04:40:55 AM
I usually stick to things I make with fabric when posting on Craftster, but I love my girls so much, I wanted to share them with you Esmond insisted on being shared, also.

The first four are originals  taht I used the same techniques involving: Micron, Prisma pencils, scrap book paper and matte frame (one has gold marker) I'm pretty pleased with the results, but It seems I have to pick a scrap book paper before I draw (finding a paper for Sleep was SO hard >.>)

First is Esmond, who kindly allowed himself to be my guinea pig <3

a Sub-marine Beauty who doesn't find her title as amusing as I do Cheesy

The Hookah Sprite, much inspired by The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses (and a home-sickness for Pipes Plus in Austin, lol)

Last is Sleep, who is probably my favourite <3

Possibly my favorite of all my Tegaki-e posts (Tegakie.com)

thanks for looking at my stuff <3
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Cage pads? on: April 28, 2008 10:06:31 AM
I recently got 2 baby girl rats, and not having the chance to buy bedding yet I'm in a make-do mode.
I was wondering though:

1)Is it possible to make some cage floor- dimensioned floor pad to help make clean-up easier? Something like layers of flannel/terrycloth sewn together to go into the wash?
2)I put scrap fabric slices in their cage for them to nest with, would it be a bad idea to shake them out and wash them in a lingerie bag?

I'd like to clean out their cage once or twice a week, but bedding is expensive, and patching up chewed-on flannel isn't :/
any thoughts?
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