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1  A new Faire Dress for moi in Costumes: Completed Projects by archerpren on: September 18, 2009 03:35:40 PM
i finished this and blogged about it ages ago but somehow it never made it over here so i thought id share it now :0) better late than never i suppose huh?

you can find all thie links and things i used to make this dress in my full post over here
basically the skirt is a tube gathered to a bodice. the chimese was made from this pattern
and as i have said before i relaly like this chemise pattern except its waaaaaay too short. it needs to be about 3 feet longer so include that in your yardage if you want to make it.
i made the bodice starting with this generator. its fully boned with wide cable ties. they worked great! ill never pay for boning again. the dress is made of cotton twill. i like the way it hangs and its not too hot either even though its a fairly heavy weight fabric.
anywhoozle hope you all like it :0)
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2  monster guys in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by archerpren on: August 10, 2009 12:57:53 PM

a few weeks ago i made a couple monster guys for my nephew. i really like to make these they are really kind of a zen sewing project, thats really good for scraps. i never measure. i just cut out random shapes and sew them together. i really like the black one. its tounge just makes me giggle. and he has a bandage on his leg cause i stuffed him a bit to hard and that seam ripped open and i stitched it shut kinda ugly. but i like the bandage i have to tell ya.

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3  im fleur delacour! in Costumes: Completed Projects by archerpren on: July 16, 2009 09:05:29 PM
for the opening night of harry potter and the half blood prince i wanted to make a costume that was more complicated than the robes id made previously. id always wanted a fleur costume and when i happened accidentily across the perfect fabric i snatched it up and decided that is was time to make it. here is the completed project:

this is what i was aiming for:

and this the how it came out:

if you want to know every crazy detail about how i made it you can find my dress diary here in 5 parts:
http://wilcoxwizardwears.blogspot.com/search/label/beauxbatons%20academy. i painted my shoes and felted my very own hat (man was that a mess) i draped my patterns starting with a few patterns i had as a starting point. it was a lot of fun to make and to wear and i really hope you like it too :0)
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4  Re: Tangly Tiaras in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by archerpren on: September 12, 2008 05:08:52 PM
ok i finished it :0D i love it. its not as fancy as yours but its still good i think. here is a link to my blog where i shared the link to this thread and a link to your tute
and here is a pic of the fished product yay! thanks again.

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5  Re: Polymer Clay Covered Altoids Tin Clay-along! in Craftalongs by archerpren on: September 06, 2008 07:57:16 PM
oohh im so glad i found this thread. i am making one of these for a swap. the theme is harry potter and you can cover the tin any way you want but i had so much fun with my first polymerclay project  (see here: http://tinyurl.com/5s62mv) i thought id try it for this one too!. my idea is to make little mouse feet to stand it on and make the whole tin brown and furry with a tail. this is to represent the time ron tried to transform his rat into a cup but didnt quite make it cause his wand was broken. heres a pic of what his cup looked like:

my question is how do i make the clay look "furry" i was thinking maybe just cover the tin in brpwn and scratchit up with a toothpick. anyother thoughts would be really appreciated. :0)
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6  my favorite quote in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by archerpren on: September 06, 2008 10:47:31 AM
i am part of a harry potter crafts group on yahoo and last month was a challenge month. the challenge was to take your favorite quote and using any craft medium you want represent that quote in three items or less. so i decided to go with this quote by the gloriously odd Luna Lovegood:
"I don't think you should be an Auror, Harry," said Luna unexpectedly. Everybody looked at her. "The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Consiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They're working from within to bring down the Ministry of Magic using a combination of Dark magic and gum disease."
and i decided to make a purse charm that i could use on my backpack which is rapidly becoming a total harry potter hobo bag. pretty soon you wont even be able to see the back pack at all! its gonna be awesome.
to represent each part of the rotfag conspiricy and their plot i made some little dentures with gum disease, a set of fangs with a rhinestone set in one fang (i imagine this is how their insignia might have looked), and a dark mark with little rhinestones in the eye sockets too. all of these are made out of polymer clay. it was my first time working with it and it was soooooo fun. i can see this becoming another hobby. god. like i need another one. i also made the jeweled bits in the chain by using a wire wrapping technique and i connected it all to a hoop earring base with jump rings. the chain and jewel sections are also attached with jump rings. yay! i am happy with the way it came out. what do you all think. any polymer clay tips would be really appreciated too.

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7  Re: RAINBOW Swap Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by archerpren on: September 02, 2008 08:35:05 AM
ok embematicturtle asked that i post pix of what i made for her. she thinks she left her camera somewhere on her vacation. doesnt that suck?! everyone put out good vibes that she finds it ok? so heres what i made, a stack of crochet bracelets (you can find the pattern here http://tinyurl.com/5ok7xe and there is also a link to down load a tute with pix for every step over there. if youare a begining crocheter its a really easy project. i hope you all like it :0), i made some crochet flower pins that are shown on the denim messenger bag, and a reversible apron.

ok i hope you all like these i was pretty happy with the way they came out. maybe someone can tell me how to do a tutorial on craftster and i can post my bracelet directions over here :0)
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8  Re: RAINBOW Swap Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by archerpren on: August 30, 2008 01:57:06 PM
oh my gosh guys the stuff everyone is making looks great! i am really impressed. ok now my turn to brag. emblematicturtle was my swapee and i sent her package but shes on vacation and im not sure if shes checking in or not but im going to wait to post pic of what i made till i know shes recieved it. she asked that i take pix for her of what she sent though so here we go.

she said she was a brand new crafter and had no expierience. she also sent me a note saying that she was a bit rushed in the end because her little siblings ruined the first thing she made and that what she was replacing it with was "somewhat horrible" i think were her words. hahaha. i WAS a bit worried i have to say (having been stiffed in other swaps before i thought maybe she was just bracing me for the fact that she wasnt going to send. i am sure everyone has had a bad swap before) anyhow. i got her package yesterday and the stuff she made was AWESOME!!! i dont know what the heck she was talking about "somewhat horrible"? i love everything! than you so much emblematicturtle. you did a surper great job and i can and will use everything regularly. dont sell yourself so short girl!

thank you again!
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9  dark mark key chain in Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions by archerpren on: August 16, 2008 01:33:59 PM
hi all i was thinking of making a key chain for a friend that swears shes a death eater  (I dont believe her shes too sweet) anyhow i wanted to make it in the shape of a dark mark see here

my first thought was to just sculpt the items and insert a wire hanger but i am thinking with the snake sticking out like that it might break off kind of easily. maybe i should use wire and make an armiture for it? what gauge wire would you use? or maybe i should just cut out the shapes and mount them on a base (like a circle) or polymer clay? amybe i should sculpt the shapes like origionaly planned and slice off the back half and mount that to the polymer clay base? i am unsure how to procede. any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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10  jeshuas little monster guy in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by archerpren on: August 08, 2008 08:07:59 PM
hi all! this is my first project post. its a little monster i made for my nephew out of leftover bits of other projects. i hope you all like him. youve all been so inspiring with the toy making so thanks for that!
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