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21  spoon pendants: everyone is made of one complete spoon no more spoon-cutting! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: July 13, 2009 09:15:06 AM
i saw all these spoon pendants around and then my grandmother who collects souvenir spoons gave me a few bent or otherwise deformed ones
i made every pendant out of one complete spoon.

"artsy shot"


on me, for size reference

close up: this one is kind of plain, but i really like the reflections on the metal.
little story: the motive is part of a sanitaria here in austria and says "Bad Hall", which is the name of this village. my grandfather stayed there quite a few times because he has about every disease one can imagine.

this one lost its resin souvenir picture thingy. i made the orange plate out of fimo and stamped a chicken on that. the flowers and leafes are parts of old (and broken) earrings which must have looked like bouquets of flowers about 20 years ago.

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22  Re: Two Photos - Opinions Needed- PLEASE! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by erdbeerblau on: July 13, 2009 01:00:19 AM
i'm for the house in colour too.

maybe you could change the detail something like this

but i'm not completely sure about that. cutting away a part of the sky might take away some of the pictures feeling.
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23  huuuuge turtle beanbag chair and matching turtle pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: July 12, 2009 11:56:44 PM
this is my first post in the "home sweet home" section of craftster, so i hope this is the right place for this project.

i made this beanbag a while ago as a gift for a friend who moved in his first own apartment.
he loves turtles, he even has two pet turtles

the beanbag is really huge: the fabric pieces for the shell are about 1,5 metres long (5 ft), the whole shell part laid out flat and unstuffed is about 1,8m long/tall (that's about 6 ft). is a beanbag tall or long? i have no idea.
the beanbag-pillow's shell is 45cm (about 1,5 ft) in diameter.

the beanbag is somewhat drop-shaped while the pillow is flat like regular round pillows.

the shells are made of fleece and all handsewn with chrochet thread to make them sturdy.
i made two shells for each turtle, one of fleece and one of old sheets. the one made of sheets is filled with the styrofoam balls and then closed, just like a pillow. the fleece shell would be the pillow case then i guess.

it was a lot of fun to get the styrofoam inside the pillows, as it was a huge amount of tiny balls. we used the vacuum cleaner it is a very old model with a strange reverse-mode. the whole place was full of styrofoam  Grin  i'll post pics of that later if i can find them.

that was enough blabla, on to the pictures:

mama turtle and baby turtle together:

close up of mama turtle:

close up of baby turtle:

that's what the bottoms look like:

together again:

that's it, i would love to hear what you think of them.

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24  white+yellow+crazy pattern=first pants made by me in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: May 15, 2009 03:17:21 AM
So, I finally made pants. myself. yeah.

I didn't use any pattern, just looked at a pair of pants to see how they work.
I wanted comfy, fun pants to hang around (I hate stretchy pants or stuff like track pants, but i love pockets) so I made myself a pair.
They are fully lined (horrible to do) because the fabrik is really thin AND white.
The fabric was some Ikea bedclothes in its earlier life, I did some crazy stitching at the pockets and used black thread to match the black circles and dots.

excuse the bad pics, but everyone was watching TV when I wanted some pictures and everything's better than the camera's timer function.



and when the ribbon was added: (it works like a belt, without being bulky like a belt. perfect for hanging around)

and me in my boyfriend's shoes, being silly.

It has 4 Pockets, 2 in the front, one in the back (I got tired of making pockets, so I skipped pocket #5) and a buttoned one on the side.
That's a little hard to see, so there are a few in-progress shots to show them:

the pocket's only pinned down here, and there's still no waistband:

I'd love to hear what you think!
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25  the "i love sewing" brooch in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: May 15, 2009 02:47:07 AM
A few days before I made it, I visited my favourite gothic shop (I don't know why I love it so much, as I am far away from being punk or gothic. But that they are the biggest importer for corsets here in vienna might have something to do with that.)
I'll give you the interesting part of my visit there and the conversation I had with the guy who sews the shop's handmade corsets (he has his sewing corner inside the shop, next to the cash desk, I love that) and is the salesman at the same time.

He flounced out of the changing room when I entered, and told me that he made a great corset and that I had to try it on. He is tall, wears elegant black clothes and a lot of makeup (and killer heels most of the time) He had a measuring tape around his neck, it was white and looked great on him, it really complemented this feminine, elegant, absolutely overdressed man.

"Do you know, that there's a tape measure around your neck?"
he: "Of course, I'm working"
"You should wear it all the time, it looks great on you" and then it hit me. I love to sew, I sew a lot, i need a way to wear a measuring tape. My i love sewing brooch was born.

Its made of blue measuring tape, 8-9 cm wide and all sewn together (hehe). It was a qick and easy project, I love it and I wear it frequently. Every time I wear it, people talk to me, asking if I sewing was one of my hobbies



as charm on a necklace. That's one very classy way to wear it (I know, I should make an action-shot)

me wearing it

I'd love to hear what you think about it.
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26  hard-drive-eating monster or: two protecting bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: October 10, 2008 08:13:51 AM
i got a new external hard drive and needed somethin to protect it (i carry it around very often, because i need it for school, work )
the external hard drive itself measures 9x14 cm

i made the purple bag first,
the bag fits the hard drive itself and the connecting cable (shown in the last picture)
and it was super easy to make so i made another one: the monster for my bf who got the same hard drive.

he is hungry.

yumm. food.

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27  stuffed supergingerbread in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by erdbeerblau on: October 10, 2008 07:53:37 AM
Me and my boyfriend have that insider-thing with supergingerbreadman.
last month he moved to another city about 500 kilometres from where i live, so he wanted something to hug if i'm not around.
thats why made him supergingerbread. it is a pillow in fact, because he needed one for his new apartment (*grml*)

full view, with my arm as a size reference

the pocket works, its big enough to put a mobile phone and a mp3 player in it.


thank you for looking, comments are welcome
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28  i love my new calender. oh, there are 2 of them! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by erdbeerblau on: October 10, 2008 07:32:10 AM

i'm on craftster for ohm long. but this is my first time posting something i made.
let's go:

This summer i decided that i want to make my own calendar. I printed the layout on regular white printer paper, wrote the month/date by hand and then sewed and cut the block. then i made the book cover out of cardboard and fabric (i painted stripes and dots on it, because the plaid was too boring for me)
size when closed: 10x17 cm

the month before the calendar "officially" starts: one double page per week, and space for notes

regular double-side, the right one has the hours printed on every side


the last few pages are for notes. (no photo)

thank you for looking, and have a nice day
(and excuse if i make mistakes, but im not that good in english)
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