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1  Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by rockindancer86 on: November 30, 2008 02:06:57 AM
(this part's long, skip it if you want) I got mine today!! *happy happy* It's still red and bloody but I'm too excited not to post it. It's nothing like my original design, but it worked out well and I like it. The only thing is that it wasn't supposed to be filled in - it was supposed to be all outlines, but I think there was a miscommunication because of the language barrier (I live in Japan). The flowers are supposed to be California Golden Poppies, which, as their name suggests, are generally not reddish brown. I didn't realize what he was doing until it started really hurting (wasn't so bad for the lines), then I realized he was coloring it... luckily, I like it, even though it's not what it was supposed to be. Anyway...

So, I'm from California (hence California Poppies), and languages are very important to me. As is, uh, hope. The words are 'hope' in Spanish, English, Japanese and Russian. So, that's what the tattoo is about, basically. Oh, and it's done in brown, by the way, not black.

Happy happy!!
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2  Russian dolls circle skirt! (6 pictures) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by rockindancer86 on: November 03, 2008 01:35:29 AM
I'm a Russia nerd, so I was super psyched to find this fabric. I wanted to make a circle skirt, but it wasn't wide enough. So, it sat around for almost a month until I found a purple fabric that matched perfectly, and decided to make it and use the purple to fill the short areas. It's not perfect, but I loooove it!

please excuse the socks and yanked-up tights, it's cold!

fabric close-up; the words say "good morning" in russian

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3  "I hear voices in my head but they speak Russian"drawstring shirt! (4 pics) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rockindancer86 on: May 22, 2008 07:50:17 PM
Minored in Russian in college. Also just a general nerd who happens to be slightly obsessed with Russia. So I got a mens XL shirt that went down to my knees, and semi-followed a tutorial from Generation T (I think it's that one... it's my sister's). I used thin black ribbon for the drawstrings. Oh, and it doesn't make me look pregnant in real life Smiley  And here we go! Sorry about the bad pictures.

Whole thing:

One of the drawstring sides. It looks better pulled up like this than all the way down:

The text and my not-very-good-but-who-cares-cuz-its-a-t-shirt darts:

And the back of the right strap. It's hard to see but it's got 2 little pleats (I left the front regular to cover my bra). The other side is pleated too, in the opposite direction so the face each other:

It's not great, but it's fun and nerdy like me. What do you think?
-Claire Louise
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4  Russian newspaper shoes! in Shoes: Completed Projects by rockindancer86 on: April 15, 2008 08:21:26 PM
So, I minored in Russian in college and am an uber-nerd, so of course after seeing all the cool newspaper/modpodge-of-something shoes on here, I had to do it. I got the shoes at Goodwill, but where to find a russian newspaper? Enter a trip to Denmark, where I magically found one! So...

The writing on the toes is "Putin" and "Asteroid." Oh, and they have stacked heels Smiley  I'm considering putting some thin brown ribbon along the insides since they're not perfectly even, but I'm not sure it would look good... ideas??

Comments/criticism appreciated!

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5  Re: Watermelon Converse in Shoes: Completed Projects by rockindancer86 on: March 20, 2008 11:50:27 PM
I am so in love with these. I tried to come up with a different fruit that would look as good but I couldn't, so I ended up doing a pair as watermelons, too. The shoes I used weren't converse, they were those slip-on fakie tennis shoes from Payless.

Thanks again for the awesome idea!

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6  My "Yo V.I.P. Let's kick it" dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rockindancer86 on: March 17, 2008 08:22:56 PM
Howdy all, I made myself a t-shirt dress! It was an XL mens shirt before. It's got my first attempt at altering sleeves, at making darts (for the chest) and at pleating. It's pretty pimp, I must say. I'm so excited!! The sides near the hips are a little wonky, but that has been fixed.

It kinda looks like pajamas (but I don't care much) and isn't very form fitting in the front but I'm not sure how to fix that without screwing up the image. Any suggestions??




close up of neckline and fun buttons:

close up of pleats on the back:

Whaddaya think?

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7  Shooting star shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rockindancer86 on: March 16, 2008 02:45:03 PM
Howdy all, I've had this shirt since I was 13 (now 21), so no idea how it still fits. But I decided to add a felt shooting star to the side. It's not done wonderfully and might not last through too many washes, but I think it's really cute anyway Smiley Not the greatest photos, sorry.

Sideways, but you can see the placement a little better.

Whaddaya think?
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8  My super cool pillbox hat (if only I had a reason to wear it...) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by rockindancer86 on: March 16, 2008 02:39:15 PM
Howdy all, I'm sure many of you have seen the Humble Bumble B tutorial on threadbanger for pillbox hats (http://www.threadbanger.com/episode/THR_20071109). Well, I made my own! I hand sewed it because I didn't have a machine yet so it's not as tight and sturdy but I love it anyway  Smiley I used a whole bunch of buttons for kicks and giggles. Oh, and the top isn't really weird like that, it's from my fingers.

Whaddaya think?
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9  Re: Show Off Your Hair! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by rockindancer86 on: February 26, 2008 12:52:07 PM
So, I put some pictures up a while ago, but at the beginning of January I redid it:

It's supposed to wash out in 28 washes or something, which is what, two months? if I wash every couple days... well, it's been two months and it's faded a little...:

It's kinda neat, because it's faded more in some places than others, so there are streaks of my natural red in it as well as some spotty areas. I really love it, but I've been going through some emotional stuff lately which makes me wanna do something drastic. I think I'm gonna chop it off to my shoulders. Yes, for me, that is drastic. I haven't had short hair in 4 years. I donated it, and it was at my shoulders, but when it got trimmed I hated it and had it cut off super short (like an inch long all over)... I've been mostly growing it out for four years since I got to college (excluding when I got bored, went into the bathroom and chopped off five ratty inches in November), so maybe since I'm graduating in 3 weeks it's time to chop it off again? Something a little more professional (eww!!). I was gonna grow it out to my behind but after cutting those five inches in November I've added some time to that goal... and now I'm too impatient. Or, really, too stressed and upset to not do something.

Long rambling, sorry. Basically, I think I'll cut it off soon. That was the point. Teehee.
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10  Painted/modified shirt! {updated with back picture} in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rockindancer86 on: February 04, 2008 10:37:20 PM
So, I saw radioactivenicole's post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211270.0 of shirts she painted a while back, and decided I absolutely had to do that. Didn't do the greatest job, but I painted a little piggy and I love it. Started with a plain black t-shirt, took off the original collar and added some beads, made it fitted on the sides, and angled the bottom hemline. I haven't fiddled with the sleeves yet, but I will probably adjust them eventually. So, without further ado...

Le shirt:


Close-up of piggie and angled hem:

Not perfectly painted but I love it anyway. Here's the back:

Whaddaya think?
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