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31  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Black Halter on: November 03, 2009 05:30:03 PM
Great job, it looks wonderful on!
32  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Graham Aker amigurumi (from Gundam 00) on: November 03, 2009 05:28:01 PM
I don't know who that character is, but he's adorable!  The hard work paid off!
33  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Black Jackie O on: November 03, 2009 05:24:36 PM
Well done!  It looks fab.
34  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Fall/Winter Clothing collection-Gallifrey (photo heavy!) on: November 02, 2009 02:24:17 PM
Thank you!  It wasn't hard, just took a lot of time.   Smiley
35  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Fall/Winter Clothing collection on: November 01, 2009 09:12:34 AM
I tried to make sure there was a nice mix of formal and everyday, new and old, futuristic and old fashioned.  Let me know what you think.

Blue silk 'peacock' dress.  The dress is blue silk satin, the brocade is a peacock feather print bought at a shop in Chinatown.  I use it again in a teal top as well.

Teal silk blouse with peakcock brocade trim.

Silk twill gray skirt.

Worn with modified tees.  I dyed this one blue (it was pink) and added a freezer paper stencil.  Then, I painted some more with freezer paper backing.  The rest were done the same way.

I added a circular flower to it, later:

Owl top, with circular knit skirt made of medium grey cotton jersey:

Black brocade with a self fabric belt from a 1950's pattern.  Wore this to the theater with a purple scarf I dyed.

Purply pink formal, cut down from a larger, longer dress.

Green Oriental print top, worn with silk twill skirt.

Teal and forest green wool knit top ('Bad Penny' on Knitty, modified) with lace pattern at the end.  The skirt is a forest green wool with dark purple lining.

Another 'Bad Penny' made of dark grey cotton, worn with silk purple print skirt with ruffle.  The flower pin is made of the print plus the lining.

That 'Raised Floor' ad is the bane of my existence.  It has interrupted me 6 times while writing this.   No, 7!

Anyway- Please let me know what you think!  
36  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Halloween Homecoming Award Ribbons/Mums (with tute!) on: October 26, 2009 08:51:48 AM
Hah, it does need more cowbell!

I have never seen holiday themed ones, but they are coming out again for Christmas!  Imagine all the stuff you can find to put on them...
37  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Halloween Homecoming Award Ribbons/Mums (with tute!) on: October 25, 2009 09:40:18 AM
For you non-Texans, a homecoming mum is a huge award ribbbon type thing that high school kids wear to the homecoming dances and games.  They are in school colors with small plastic bits representing their graduating year, sports they do, etc on the strings.  Back in the day you used a real mum, now you use craft store kinds.

I held a Halloween party yesterday, and as prizes for best costumes and pumpkin, made the kids some Halloween award ribbons/mums.  They went over HUGE for something so simple and cheap, so I had to share it here.  Some wore them to the Homecoming dance that was later in the evening.   Cheesy

To make, you'll need a packet of three mum circles (about 4 inches) with a hole in the middle- any cardboard with a hole in the center will do if you can't find them.  You'll need several spools of ribbon, fake mums/flowers (I also used a sunflower) and plastic things (I used spiders and plastic fall leaves)

Take 4 or 5 inches of ribbon and do this.  To make a layered ribbon, put them together and do this (put the ends together). Staple to the first cardboard circle like so, until the whole circle is filled.  

Depending on how you want the petals to look, either add the mum to the flip side or the ribbon-filled side, both make a nice flower.  Hot glue it down.  I had to spraypaint some yellow mums to make black.

Take a separate circle and staple down the trailing ribbon ends, at various lengths.  Use lots of ribbon and all different sizes, etc.  

Remember, plastic flotsam is an integral part to a homecoming mum.  Add plastic spiders, army men, tiny babies, googly eyes- your choice.  

Take a large safety pin and hot glue to the back of a third cardboard circle.  Add a bit of ribbon over the edge so it can move around without breaking off.  

Glue all three circles together like this- first the flower, then the dangling ribbons, then the back with the pin  You're done!

To make this ribbon, simple take a very wide ribbon and gather one end, glue down around the edge of a circle, and add your flower and tendrils as with the other mums.  

For this one on the end, add some fake fall leaves around the center hole, and glue mum over top.  

To layer mum colors, pull the mum apart and stack another color inside, then add the original color on top.  Hot glue at each step of the way so all layers will stay.

Cheap & fun!
38  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Our pillow pumpkin patch on: October 22, 2009 07:29:46 PM
What a great idea, and props for making Halloween special during a move.  They'll remember this far more than the usual pumpkin carving.  Smiley
39  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: D.J. Lance Rock on: October 22, 2009 07:26:17 PM
Sooooo adorable!   Cool Way to be an awesome mom!
40  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Pumpkin Patch on: October 17, 2009 10:39:02 AM
These look great!!
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