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21  Re: A crafty detective gallery of sneakiness!! in The Swap Gallery by FadingHippie on: May 12, 2009 07:53:14 PM
my loot from moonshae - thanks doll =)

first the all, but required, group shot

pic of bag made in the style of something from my wists- ignore the wedding dress in the background  Roll Eyes

the starts of a skirt - with the pattern so I can finish it

and some coolio vintage patterns

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22  Re: She Blinded Me With Science - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by FadingHippie on: May 08, 2009 05:08:04 PM
when I was at the post office shipping mine out I found a package in my box.

an AMAZING package.

seriously... prepare yourself to ooh and ahhh... Wink

from my wist these next TWO come...


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23  Restyled Vintage Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by FadingHippie on: May 02, 2009 09:18:12 AM
Despite taking the "pearls" and beads from vintage necklaces, I put this in this section, because it's not a real recon in my mind...

Sorry if it should've went in the other place Embarrassed

Anyhoo. I made this out of new, vintage stock I purchased and the pearls and beads I mentioned above. The cameo and cameo setting were the only true brand new items.

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24  Layers of lace skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by FadingHippie on: May 02, 2009 09:14:13 AM
Sweet Sarah Skirt

I've had this made for awhile, but I had to go to the hospital for about a week, and how craftster looks on my phone is quite limited - it takes out the pics in the topics... and so I couldn't post this...

This skirts is completely covered in frills and bits of vintage lace.

I even used a vintage garter and some old happy face eyelet.

I am VERY pleased with how this skirt came out and will be making more maybe ombre... and maybe different colors.. hmmm...

as always I leave raw edges and it's sewn on top of vintage lingerie... in this case a vintage slip.

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25  Dear Dani Dress - She Cries Because the World is So Beautiful in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by FadingHippie on: April 18, 2009 08:54:06 PM
she said she cried at least once each day... not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short...

that blurb and my dear friend dani inspired this dress

it is made from an old vintage nude slip, lace, victorian nightgowns, and hand crocheted doilies (not by me though Wink )

I altered the shape of the slip itself before beginning... made it lower in the back and made it just the cups.

I then added lace over the cups, tried it on and discovered there was way too much side boobage, even for me... so I added lace trim around the side of the cups.

the front panel is from a victorian nightgown (as is all the off white fabric)... the edges are left unfinished as is my style...

the side panels are made out of a vintage lace curtain.

It's the 2nd piece of my "clothing line," I created this piece today, you can find the other piece in this thread as well "Victorian Corpse Dress"

It took me awhile, but I finally created it... I've been a bit distracted... I decided it would be a cool idea if on Facebook I posted a note offering to make something for the first five people that responded... in turn they should do the same (write a note with the same blurb)... well, I never expected to have people respond so quickly. I wrote it at around midnight and not even an hour later all the slots were taken... and twenty minutes later one more person wanted in... So I've been busy dealing with the repercussions of my brilliant idea, 2 swaps, a periodic table quilt,  and had not gotten to this.

BTW: I wonder if anyone has seen my note make it to them... I  imagine it would travel rather quickly... hmmm....



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26  Bustier in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by FadingHippie on: March 21, 2009 06:21:18 PM
Didn't come out exactly as planned - a bit too small for me... but I still love the juxtaposition of the manly woolish suit material and the feminine sheer fabric. The play with 3-D texture...

As always I make everything on top of pieces of vintage lingerie... This case, a vintage bustier.

I like to leave ragged edges... This one is considerably more cleaned up, though for the cups (which aren't as sculpted as I'd like) I did leave the edges, sewing only a edging.
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27  She Blinded Me With Science - PARTNERS - Send Out 4/20 - 5/1 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by FadingHippie on: March 14, 2009 08:25:04 AM

Swap name: She Blinded Me With Science Swap

GALLERY = https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301502

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: fadinghippie and captjaneway
Sign-up date range: Pi Day (March 14th) March 28th
Date to send: Sometime between April 20th and May 1st

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No. Will try to pair people up depending on whether or not theyre okay sending overseas.

Age requirement?

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes - Already have one =)

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES/NO
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap: This swap is all about tapping into your nerdy and geeky side Time to blend science and craft.

No telling what our gallery will look like.

Proton plushies?

Test tube spice racks?

Periodic table quilts?

Funny t-shirts with puns?

If you dig science love geek chic watch Rough Science and The Big Bang Theory religiously, or just want to embrace nerdy things. Then this swap is perfect. Join up and share the love for all things science (and thus math as well) related. Partners can decide how big or how small they want this swap to be - edit: I would like a minimum of one medium and two smalls. Or one big and one medium.


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Do you meet the Craftster Swap Conditions outlined above?

Now for the fun questions pour toi!
What is your favorite scientific field (i.e. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nuclear Physics, Astronomy, Anatomy, etc)

Favorite Scientist:

Favorite Molecule:

Favorite Micro-organism:

Favorite Element:

What would you like to get out of this swap?

What would you not like to get?

What do you like to craft?

What can you not craft/don't like to craft?

How many items were you wanting to craft (small, medium, large):

Favorite Colors:

Favorite Foods:

Favorite Scents:

Anything else (i.e. you are allergic to pets, hate cigarette smoke, you smoke, you have a pet or two or three, etc)


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

After everyone has signed up and been approved, the two organizers will try to pair everyone up as quickly as possible based on their surveys. I will then PM everyone with their partner and may the scientific crafting commence.

And remember to have a sphere, its more mathematical Wink

PEOPLE THAT HAVE SIGNED UP - I have received your questionnaire:

1) captjaneway
2) FadingHippie
3) Casstasstrophie
4) missriss
5) rangerbeth
6) Bakeneko
7) reuse
Cool selena_ski
9) angelofwishing
10) shortern
11) love2teach
12) RikaHeart
13) eemmjj
14) pocketwatch
15) echo_brook
16) Eloise24
17) Atrapos
18) NotKnit
19) oxynitrate
20) spicytaco
21) twofeetwalking 
22) javede
23) Knitonepurlbacon
24) doyouloveanapple
25) bronzfrog
26) crazyda79



echo_brook <--> pocketwatch
Eloise24 <--> Knitonepurlbacon
crazyda79 <-->  javede
selena_ski <---> FadingHippie
love2teach <--> angelofwishing
Casstasstrophie <--> Atrapos
doyouloveanapple <--> reuse
NotKnit <--> RikaHeart
captjaneway  <--> shortern
missriss <---> eemmjj
rangerbeth <--> Bakeneko
oxynitrate <--> spicytaco
twofeetwalking <---> bronzfrog
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28  Apple Pi Pie in Dessert by FadingHippie on: March 08, 2009 07:01:14 AM
So I've been in a very geeky mood lately... see my recent periodic table quilt - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294940.0

I prepped an apple pi (premade crust), tried to cut out a pi from the top crust... but it didn't work too well, so I put it in the freezer for a bit, to make it harder, so it wouldn't just tear and what not... then I took extra crust and cut out the numbers of pi... and placed them around the edge. I pinched them a bit at the edges so they wouldn't just flake off...

The result?

An apple pi pie.

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29  Chemistry Periodic Table Quilt - Better Pic Added in Quilting: Completed Projects by FadingHippie on: March 02, 2009 03:00:05 PM
Edit #2:
The quilt with it's new owner right after she opened the bag... in a Chemistry room at Purdue... very suiting. Kudos to my deary Caitlan for taking the pics and sending them to me.... shame on me for not uploading the good pics until now.

Okay so awhile ago a fellow Craftster created a post saying she was going to make a Periodic Table quilt for her beau... (user = cherry_blossom55 - final thread = https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287819.0   original thread = https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277478.0)

 well I had made one in the past for a friend... as I mentioned in that original thread... I say "I" but that's a stretch as it was a joint effort... in the fact that I mainly supervised and sewing the main part... I didn't do any of the quilting of the quilt...

So anyway... I tried to find pics of it, as it was a gift and sadly left my place... but couldn't find any...

So I was inspired to make a new one for a friend of mine that's currently working on her PhD... in Chemistry.

My first quilt that I made from start to finish...

It's not 100% perfect... but...


Here's a pic of the final product, taken with my camera phone right before I sent it off into the mail... let's hope Sarah likes it...

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30  Dress - Victorian Corpse - Deconstructed, Delicate - edited for better pics /q? in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by FadingHippie on: November 09, 2008 03:34:28 PM
Okay so I swear it's not as gruesome as it sounds.

So I had this idea for a clothing line....I've only made one piece thus far, b ecause it's taking a lot out of me... I don't know why either... it's pretty straightforward...

It's called Victorian Corpse, because it's what I envision the outfits of people buried during Victorian times would look like today if we dug up their corpses.. creepy...

But basically I'm taking vintage slips. Altering them to be a base... then I'm taking victorian clothing, cutting them to pieces and arranging them...

They're supposed to look deconstructed, raw... unfinished to a degree, yet delicate and feminine... Crazy stitchery... with unfinished edges

a "there's beauty in the breakdown" sort of thing...

I thought it was unique.. until I saw gibbous... maybe that's another reason why this may be the only piece I make... I don't want people thinking I'm copying that line... I've had my idea in my head since before I joined craftster... and it was on craftster that I was introduced to gibbous... but just to be safe, I'll say that I was inspired by gibbous.

Here is my first piece. a dress (if you can't tell)

Sorry for the lack of pic overload, my camera batteries were on their last legs... then pooped completely.


Okay so I updated the pics (no longer as junkY), but I have a question...

So I want to do a really chiffon, lace, silk, sort of top, but what's in my mind is more polished looking than this dress... a little capelet or skirt or something. Is that okay?
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