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1  Re: MLP: Friendship is Magic Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by RoaneFaery on: November 14, 2011 07:48:00 PM
I got my package from Hyper-Piston today and I must say it was well worth the wait! On to pictures!

So much pony goodness... wrapped in ponies! I didn't even know they made this wrapping paper.

First I opened this:

A holder for my crochet hooks! Although I might steal it as a pencil and pen holder for carrying around with my sketchbook. And look at how cute the drawing is. I love Big Mac.

Next is my very own G4 version of my very favorite G1 pony, Gusty!  She is so cute!

And another fabulous drawing, this time of Fluttershy on a notebook to keep knitting notes in.

And now the big finale: the most amazing and huge project bag with my three favorite G1 ponies: Magic Star, Gusty, and Tex.
It is so huge I couldn't get the whole thing in one frame with the lens I had on my camera.

All together (she sent stickers too.)

And one last one with my childhood Gusty and her new versions.

Thank you so much Hyper!  Everything is amazing and so well crafted. You definitely went above and beyond!
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2  Re: MLP: Friendship is Magic Swap (SIGNUP 09/06/11-9/20/11;MAIL BY 10/25/11) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by RoaneFaery on: September 26, 2011 09:26:35 AM
Here is a pony I made for a swap on another site. We made G1 ponies using the new g4 ponies.  This is Surprise and I made her using a Fluttershy.
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3  Curio box with some childhood treasures in Completed Projects by RoaneFaery on: March 21, 2011 09:55:17 PM
I made this curio box using the Tim Holtz Configuration boxes. I watched a video on how he was covering the boxes to make it stable without having to glue anything together and spent quite a while trying to figure out what configuration I wanted. I ended up having two boxes left over since I knew I wanted the polar bear in there and he wouldn't fit in any of the boxes.

I used a variety of papers and tissue tape to cover the outsides and the backs of the boxes. Quite a few of the pieces in the box were things from my childhood that have special meaning. And a few pieces are newer and just looked good there.

Here is the whole piece:

And from the side:

Detail shots:

The Totoro I picked up in Japan when my work sent me to Tokyo a couple years ago.  The shark's tooth I have had for so long I don't remember where it came from.

The fox I found among my craft stuff, not sure when or where it came into my possession but the hard to see arrowhead in front of it was one I found. It was found in Alabama when I was in 6th grade on the day I first got to ride a horse. It was just lying on a trail the in the woods.

The polar bear was my first needle felting project. The key is from the basement of my grade school best friend's grandmother's house. I used to wear it all the time, and still do occasionly so I made sure I could remove it if I needed to.  The ring next to it is one of two identical rings that my best college friend and I both had. It was a cheap ring and not fit to wear anymore so I can save it here.

My sort of steampunk corner. Everything is new except the yellow crystal. It is a piece of a chandelier from the same basement as the key. We used to pretend that it was a shard from The Dark Crystal.

The Believe stone was given to me at midnight on New Years Eve 2000 at Niagara Falls by a good friend. There is a faerie picture behind it.

The leather bracelet rolled in the box above the stone has some crude embroidery that I did when I was a kid. It was part of a costume from the game I played with my grade school friend. The shard was a part of the same game.

This was my first time making anything like this and I had a lot of fun doing it.  It is nice to have some of my treasures out and not packed away. It doesn't have a completely coherent theme but I like it. Let me know what you think.
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4  Steampunk Costume for SteamCon II in Costumes: Completed Projects by RoaneFaery on: February 13, 2011 07:39:34 PM
So last year I went up to Seattle with my husband and a couple friends to the Steamcon II convention.  I love a good reason to dress up and make a costume or four. 

A few months before my local steampunk group invited a sewing teacher to come down from Seattle and teach a corset making class. It was a one day crash course. We sent our measurements and she drafted the patterns and brought the hardware. We brought the fabric, thread, bias tape, and our sewing machines.  About 9 hours later I walked out with a completed corset (almost... it took me less than 30 minutes once I got home to finish the bias binding.)  I liked my corset and it fit great after making the alterations I needed (apparently I am a "busty gal" and I have no idea when that happened.)

I immediately went online an ordered all the hardware I would need to make three more corsets.  And then I went looking for fabric to make a corset I could wear to Steamcon. The material for the corset inspired the rest of the fabric choices for the undershirt, bloomers, bustle skirt, and cuffs. I knew I wanted color for this outfit. I have enough all brown or black costumes.

Outside of Corset

Inside of Corset

I used some commercial pattern I had lying around for the shirt. I just added a ribbon to in instead of using elastic in the neckline.  This way I had some options when it came to how tight or loose the neckline was.

The bustle skirt was made using this tutorial:

I added a little to much ease to my measurments and the layers came around the sides too far but it would take a lot of work to fix since there are so many layers to it.  it is hard to see in the pics but the lace trim is a dark brown.

Skirt front:

Skirt back:

The bloomers... well I ended up using the Colette Patterns Madeleine Mini Bloomers pattern but made them longer. I also had to make the fabric since I wasn't going to be able to find anything stripped and I didn't want to use a solid color.  I also had to line them since the insides were a mess with all the seams and there was no way I was going to be able to thread elastic or ribbon through them with all those seams.  I may re-do them at some point but I don't know in what fabric. You can't really see them in these photos but you could from straight on.

And I made a pair of cuffs... they really need to be lined though. They are really itchy on the insides.

And one more picture of me with my husband. I made his shirt from some duck fabric and a thrift store button down and some buttons. I used a Threadbanger tutorial for that one.

Oh and the hair falls were a great find. A woman was selling them at a convention I was at the weekend before Steamcon and they matched my outfit perfectly.  The colors couldn't have worked better if they had been made for my outfit.

I was of course finishing the hand sewing of the bias binding on my corset as everyone was getting dressed to go get these pictures taken. I always seem to work up until the last minute. The cuffs were partly hand sewn on the car ride up as well.

Hope you all like it. Comments and critiques welcome.  And suggestions on what to do with the bloomers.
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5  Re: FOC Second Chance Wishlist Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by RoaneFaery on: January 31, 2011 07:13:25 PM
I received my package from Missing_Muse today!

She claimed me for a learn to knit kit, something with my roller derby name on it (I am a referee,) and a bustle steampunk skirt.  I was so surprised to be chosen and even more blown away when I got her package!

First a thumbnail after opening the package and reading her letter:

You can see the knitting instructions she sent.

Then I opened these pretty stitch markers:

And then I found some yarn and knitting needles (which you can see in my last photo with everything.)

Next I opened up this cute shirt with snow flakes on the front and my derby name on the back:

And now too many pictures of the AMAZING bustle steampunk skirt she made me. I fits perfectly! I immediately put in on and threw on the first corset I made and they work great together.

Back with corset (although I didn't really lace it up):

And a picture from the front without the corset:

Another picture from the back sans corset:

The bustle is even removable and has cute key charms on the back:

And one last picture of everything!

Thank you Missing_Muse. It is all great and I feel so lucky to have been chosen.  I hope you have great time continuing to swap, your partners will be very lucky to have you. And very sorry to hear about your sewing machine Sad I hope it is resurrected soon.
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6  Roller Derby My Little Pony custom in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by RoaneFaery on: December 27, 2010 11:16:38 AM
So this is my second custom My Little Pony attempt. The first was a steampunk pony I made for the Steampunk Swap. I made that one with a small McDonald's pony but this time I used a full sized one.

I used Super Sculpy but after this experience I really want to get some sculpting epoxy.  The scuply was just way too brittle for the work I was doing. And baking it was interesting.  I then painted and sealed it.  The came putting in the new hair. Next time I will use more in the tail.

In addition to my day job and my crafting I am also a referee for my local roller derby league, Rose City Rollers (women's flat track derby.)  The main colors of the league are black and red.  Of course there are about 7+ actual teams that make up the league that have all of their own colors but these represent the whole group.  And so being a skater I had to try and make the skates as accurate as possible which wasn't very accurate but better than most toy skates. I made sure the skates had plates and axles and toe stops at least.  And the laces... which I broke many times and had to keep gluing back together.  The helmet broke on me too.

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7  Steampunk My Little Pony in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by RoaneFaery on: September 10, 2010 03:33:14 PM
This if my very first pony custom which I originally made for the Steampunk Swap but I had to make a second one to send. I couldn't bear to send off my first one so I made an almost exact duplicate out of the other pony seen in the second picture.

The second pic shows the type of pony I used and the final outcome. At the time I started it was the only pony I had to customize. It is a McDonald's pony from a couple years ago that my mother-in-law gave me.

 The sculpting was done using Super Sculpey and then I painted everything and sealed it with Mod Podge although I think I will use a different sealer next time. Apparently the Mod Podge can get sticky in high humidity.  It was my first time really sculpting with polymer clay. I tried to use air dry clay at first but it just cracked when it dried so I moved on to a oven bake clay. I might try Apoxie Sculpt once I finish off the Super Sculpey since it doesn't need to be baked and works better for small detail.

I used the only hair I had on hand. Some doll hair I had bought to try and use on some dolls I had made but it didn't really work for that.  I have since gotten a bunch of nylon pony hair to make more customs.

Comments and suggestions for improving are welcomed!

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8  Re: Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap Gallery (Send outs 8/16) in The Swap Gallery by RoaneFaery on: August 27, 2010 09:02:36 PM
I received from Alchamy513 yesterday!  I should have had it last week but I was an idiot and gave the wrong address and it got returned. Undecided  Yeah, I'll never do that again...

But it is all here safe and sound.  On to pictures!


She made me these awesome spats. And I can only imagine they they took forever with the amount of ruffles on here. And vintage buttons!  I can't wait to add these to an outfit for SteamCon.

Tree of life steampunk style (as modeled by my stuffed bear)

and a close up of the gears

This was based of a necklace on my Wists as was the next one with a super cool key!

Love it!

And then this cute hair clip

And then this super cool notebook to log my air pirate adventures

Gotta love the tentacles!

Thanks for everything Alchamy!
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9  Re: *Things with Tentacles* in The Swap Gallery by RoaneFaery on: August 10, 2010 07:12:05 PM
I have received babalina's incredible swap package today!  She went so over 4 points!  I have had 6 points swap way smaller than this!  I think she really found a love for Cthulhu though and I am glad I could bring her over to the dark side  Cheesy

First a shot of most of the goodies:

And now the detail shots.

Babalina is known for her hand painted t-shirts and I go this cool one.  Love it!  I will have to wear it at the Lovecraft film festival (when I am not in costume)

And then it seems we both went to Urban Threads to find embroidery patterns. I am hanging this in my craft room right away.  It is just incredible.

Then there was this great little beaded box:

And an octopus magnet that is already on my fridge:

My very own Cthulhu ornament (to celebrate Cephalopodmas)

This cute painting based off one on my wists:

But wait there is still more!!!

A glass vase with Cthulhu etching (I put the paper in to help see the etching):

This adorable (I love cute evil) Cthulhu framed painting. I think she did this on fabric as well.  And I am so happy to know that Cthulhu loves me!

All these awesome buttons. I am so putting these on my bag and glueing them shut so I don't lose them like I normally do.

And then one more thing! Yes, there is still more... The piece she had been waiting to coming in. My very own Cthulhu in the Thinker pose fabric!  This is so awesome. I'm going to be scared to cut into this but it will make something awesome. Maybe a bag... or a laptop case... or a book cover... so many possibilities!

Thank you so much babalina! You have really outdone yourself and I love it all! I knew I didn't make enough for you  Cheesy  This was an awesome swap!
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10  Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along in Craftalongs by RoaneFaery on: August 08, 2010 05:45:11 PM
I just posted the octopus poppet I made for the tentacle swap.  She is my 5th poppet I think. Apparently I wanted to make it more difficult and make a new pattern. You can read about her here:

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