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1  zombie shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by spidernails on: January 04, 2010 02:00:51 PM
First off this is totally inspired by Daymoth's Zombie killing shirt she made for her son.
I showed it to my step-daughter and she decided she wanted to make one for her dad.
I had her come up with her own words so that she would be using her creativity.
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2  Dr. Zoidberg Pjs in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by spidernails on: December 28, 2009 04:04:58 AM
This is what I made for my hubby.

I found my reference pic online. I chalked out the image.  I started w/the eyes first.
I used a mug b/c I simply cannot do proper circles or straight lines.
I kept running from one room to look at the pic to the next to draw it out.
It probably would have been easier to just print the pic out but the hubby fusses about ink usage and the price thereof
(this and anything that makes things simpler never occurs to me til it's too late to help lol).
I traced my lines w/ a paint pen and hand-painted the rest. I went over the black lines again after it dried a bit. He was happy. Smiley
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3  Cinnamon and Applesauce Ornaments in Winter Holidays by spidernails on: December 26, 2009 08:24:06 AM
This was something I did w/ my step-daughter. It actually was pretty easy and she had fun!
It's just 1/2 cup cinnamon and 1/2 cup applesauce. Mix, roll out, and cut your shapes. Use a straw to make a hole for the ribbon/string.
Let them dry. It took about three days, but my house is old and cold so that may have made a difference.
We painted them to our liking.
They smell great and it's supposed to last for a long time.
You can see what color they originally were on the edges.

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4  zebra desk chair in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by spidernails on: December 25, 2009 06:34:45 PM
This used to my hubby's chair for 6 years. It was solid black with holes worn in at the seat and the arms.

I got batting 50% off and the blue zebra for $5/yard. Two cans of spray paint, about 10,000 staples, and some cursing were involved in making this for my almost 13-yr old step-daughter for x-mas.
She loved it!

I also made her bolster pillow out of a knit skirt. It's stuffed w/ scraps too small to do anything else w/ and most of the insides of a murdered pillow.
She said it was squishy!
Close ups

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5  WoW Succubus T-shirt in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by spidernails on: April 01, 2009 09:03:42 PM
This was my Hubby's very late b-day present. I had found a picture on WoW's Fan-art page and drew what I wanted from it. I never could find the proper time to work any further on it since he always seemed to be around. And there's really no hiding anything I do from him since my craft-room is the kitchen table. So on his b-day I put a plain shirt in a bag gave it to him and showed him the drawing. I know it's kinda sad but he seemed pleased. After that I kinda forgot things (out of sight out of mind) until 3 months passes and he starts wondering if I'm ever gonna make his shirt. Well, I finally got it done and about 6 months later I am posting it.

Nah....I don't have a problem with procrastination.
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6  Bird feeders out of thrift store dishes in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by spidernails on: March 24, 2009 06:45:39 PM
I'm sure I was like alot of people around x-mas time: little money and even less time.
I had the tv on HGTV or other like show while I was getting ready for work. I wasn't paying very much attention but happen to look up when the program showed a pretty little bird feeder made from a teacup and saucer.
I thought that was the perfect thing for my Mother-in-law and Grandmother-in-law.
Only thing was....I had 3 days before x-mas.
I stopped at the first thrift store I came to. Unfortunately, they didn't have any pretty little teacups. But they did have lots of matching green dishware.
Well, sometimes I find myself lacking in the patience department. There was no way I could see myself traveling over 3 counties to look for teacups that may not exist. So I grabbed 2 each of plates, saucers, coffee mugs, and bowls. I got some dowels and wooden plaque things from Hobby Lobby. I enlisted my Dad and my brother to make the posts. I glued everything together with Gorilla Glue.
Ta Da!

This is the Mother-in-law's. The other set is identical. I know this may be kinda weird, but I intended them to be the same because I didn't want any arguing or hurt feelings in case one thought the other's was nicer. I guess that's just from growing up in a large family.
Btw, they both loved their gifts! And they said they've already seen birds visiting the feeders!
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7  Derka Dur Circuit City Cake in Dessert by spidernails on: March 11, 2009 10:52:26 PM
Our Circuit City closed for the last time this past Saturday. It's been hard on my husband and everyone else who worked there for the past 3 months. They had grown to be a family not just a bunch of co-workers. Well, they (thanks to South Park) formed a sort of anthem: Derka dur. If ya don't know what I'm talking about, just search up "They took our jobs."

I made this cake in honor of all the great people who were losing their jobs that day .

The cake is just box mix w/ half a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips mixed in. The little people are sugar cookies. The red icing is the kind w/ multiple nozzles. The green and yellow are just food coloring mixed into the vanilla frosting. The rest of the chocolate chips were melted and formed some hair and the faces. The green is for Firedog and the red for the rest of Circuit City.

It may not be the prettiest thing created, but I know the sentiment was appreciated b/c nearly every employee was taking pics w/ their cameras or phones. They even played the soundbite of They took our jobs over the intercom.

I must say that I am a bit proud b/c I think the cake may have brightened up a really crappy day.....even if it only lasted just for a few moments.
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