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1  Comic Con? in Costumes: Discussion and Questions by jancola on: July 16, 2010 10:18:47 AM
Anyone going to Comic Con next week?  I'm going as Morrigan from Dragon Age unless I lose my nerve. 

Here's the skirt:

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2  Re: January 2009 Birthday Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jancola on: February 22, 2009 05:51:08 PM
Hello -- sorry I am so late to post!  Here is the AWESOME scarf I got from Yelutci:

It is so soft, I love it!

Lucy Van Pelt asked me to post pictures of what I sent her, it's a pillow/plush that looks like one of her favorite books Smiley

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3  Felt Advent Calendar (mmm Ghirardelli) in Winter Holidays by jancola on: December 16, 2008 11:19:50 AM
This felt calendar is inspired by a felt advent calendar I saw in Germany - and also by the crazy felt sale at Joann Fabrics over Thanksgiving weekend Wink

It's synthetic felt, I love wool but it is so expensive.  This worked quite well though.

I made the pockets big enough for my fav chocolate, Ghirardelli squares!

This is my first time using the blanket stitch, perhaps obviously. Smiley

And this is the most chain stitch I've ever done - I got a lot better at it.  I still haven't learned to cut straight lines though, lol... please forgive the wonky edges here.

I'm calling this done for now, because it is already the middle of December... but I do want to embroider the edge of the stable shape eventually, in brown I think.  A blanket or a chain stitch, I haven't decided.

Update: I've posted the appliqu pattern and general size information on my blog.
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4  Superheroic Sewing Desk in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by jancola on: November 10, 2008 12:56:31 PM
I wanted a sewing desk with sides that fold out, so I found this old sewing desk on Craigslist.  The sewing machine was removed, so I got a piece of wood from Home Depot custom cut to fit the hole, and got to work.

I painted the whole thing red (it was initially a dusty fake wood color) and I re-upholstered the seat cover.  Then I got to covering the inside with my favorite things.

Comics!  And some fashion photos and stencils to fill it out. 

I saved my favorite ones for the top...

An Alex Maleev Daredevil, John Romita Jr. Spiderman, and Jim Lee Superman.  Don't worry, none of the comics I tore these out of were worth anything Wink

Thanks for looking!

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5  Re: The Great Geek Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jancola on: November 10, 2008 11:43:16 AM
Hi guys. Sorry it has taken me a while to take a picture of this, but I got my angel package from Kasie.

A 1-up and bbomb coaster (I love the B-bomb, no one ever does that), and the bottom knit piece is an ipod cozy with buttons to look like an old Nintendo controller. 

It fits my ipod and headphones quite cozily.  Thanks Kasie Smiley
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6  "I Voted" magnet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by jancola on: November 06, 2008 10:35:26 AM
I love those "I Voted" stickers and I wanted to do something with mine.  So I made a magnet

I used Aleene's Paper Glaze, blue ribbon, and a piece of cardboard.  It didn't come out perfect, but I like it.  Did anyone else make any "I Voted" sticker projects?  (I saw the cookimistress' necklace, and that was quite awesome)
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7  tampon cozy is dead. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by jancola on: September 26, 2008 06:52:42 PM
This goes in a purse, so i think this is the right place to put this.  In this first pic, it almost looks like a whimsical clutch...

... but no.

I felt very yuck today, so I decided I absolutely needed a dead-faced tampon holder.   I like having something to keep my tampons hidden, and also keep them from getting mangled in my purse.  It's made of linen, with a satiny lining, and it holds four tampons.  I might add another lower button so that it can fold down smaller if it's only holding two, but I'm done for now.  Hope you like!

A bunch more pictures, howto, etc, on my blog.
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8  Mario Pipe/Piranha Plant TP Cozy in CHALLENGE 30 ENTRIES by jancola on: September 02, 2008 12:05:58 PM
Here's a toilet paper cozy that looks at home on a toilet.  A Super Mario Bros warp pipe!

But uh-oh.... it's also a Piranha Plant!!

It's got velcro so it can switch.

Toilet paper goes in here.

Ah sillyness!

The pipe is made of foam and paper mache, covered in quilting fabric.  The piranha plant is made of ponte knit and felt, my first stuffed "animal"


Thanks for looking!
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9  Re: The Great Geek Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jancola on: August 06, 2008 12:52:40 PM
Hello.  Craftykatt received my package, but she's been ill, so I'm posting my pictures.  Because I've been just dying to share these...

A tissue box cozy (bigger on the inside?)

Craftykatt is a big Dr Who geek.

A silly little bag, because Craftykatt says she is known for saying internetisms like LOL outloud:

(this was supposed to be just a framed cross stitch but I mis-measured it and it didn't fit in any frame, so now it's a bag, happy accident I think)

One charm bracelet/stitch markers, inspired by this extra geeky web comic:

And lots of get well wishes for Craftykatt!
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10  Busted Flats to Gold Slippers (shiny!) in Shoes: Completed Projects by jancola on: August 05, 2008 08:40:41 PM
I've wanted some gold metallic flats for a while.  They are one of those of-the-moment items that I wanted irrationally, but could not justify paying for.  I got the idea to paint my shoes from a post here, so I wanted to share the results with you.

I really like how they turned out!  I used gold leather paint (from Ebay)  - it seems to be cracking a little bit but not too bad.  The flowers I improvised with some beads from my stash, and are attached using some hair clips I didn't like any more (see the purple)

The shoes were a pair of black flats that were too beat up to wear any more.  Here's a before pic:

Thanks for looking!
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