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11  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Sex Bob-omb! and UMADBRO? t-shirts <3 on: November 19, 2010 07:06:58 PM

So, upon somewhat request, I made these as gifts for my best friend. <3 We went to go see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World together the last time I got to see him and it was great! I really wanted to make a Sex Bob-omb shirt and he jumped at the chance to get one... lol. It's not really crisp and there's smudges (some unintended and some intentional) and the printing didn't come out even at all... but I really *LOVE* the distressed look and am glad it didn't work out as planned.

Also, same BFF, one of his favorite sayings is "UMADBRO?... ITHINKUMAD" lol... so I whipped this one up after seeing a similar one although not *quite* what he wanted. Plus, purple is his favorite color. The paint was a lot more even on this one but still not as crisp... again, I think it lends character. <3 The paint is also kind've iridescent and looks awesome as hell, the pic honestly doesn't capture it well.

Thankies for looking! Smiley
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rainbow Pearl Necklace/Wrap Bracelet on: November 19, 2010 06:59:48 PM
I honestly forget where I originally saw this, I think it was a catalog... the original was brown leather cording with turquoise beads I think?

But anyways, here's my version done for my best friend's sister and will be one of her Christmas gifts. I originally set out for it to be a bracelet that you can wrap around your wrist several times, but it's also a nice choker length. I'm not too happy with some of the beads kinda "sticking out" but I know why they're doing it and hopefully in future versions I can avoid the same mistake.

And the clasp, just because it's skully and therefore awesome and made of win.

Thanks for looking. Smiley
13  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / I need help with measuring and cutting (star quilt)... on: November 10, 2010 10:41:55 AM
Hello everyone... so, I'm totally a newb to quilting. Since my current projects have a "this is how much fabric you get, no do-overs" I'm stressing out over measurements and cutting and wanted to get second/third/fourth opinions... lol.

My sister and I were browsing and she wants to use this as her inspiration (please, if anyone knows the webpage/quilter to give credit to, let me know. We were browsing on my phone and I didn't have the ability, or perhaps just the knowledge, on how to save the webpage to give credit from there):

It looks like a slightly more complicated version of an Ohio Star but I honestly have no idea what it's called.

My question is this... I want the center squares to be 4" finished so I'm cutting them to be 4.5" squared. Then the squares with the quarter triangles will be cut at 5.25" unfinished to make them work with the seam allowances. The smaller 1/8-sized squares will be cut from larger 5" blocks to get the seam allowances correct when I quarter them. But now here's my problem...

What size are the smallest 1/8-sized triangles cut down from? I just cannot wrap my head around accounting for the seam allowances and even drawing everything out on graph paper is no help.

To clarify, in the picture, the lower left hand block, I'm trying to figure out how to cut the smallest brown (and cream) triangles, what size should those unfinished, uncut, larger blocks be?
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / OMG HELP!! on: October 30, 2010 10:11:29 PM
 Cry  Cry  Cry  Cry  Cry

I had to use Fabric-Tac on a project I was making and the fabric wasn't staying down very well so I set it on my dining room table and put a couple of paperbacks on top to weight it down. Well, apparently that was too much weight and even though the bottle states that it doesn't soak into/through fabric, it DID! Through my fabric, the thickest interfacing I could find for this project and yet another fabric with velvet flocking.

NOW the flocking has stuck to my dining room table and I can't get it off!  Cry I'm seriously in tears over this stupid table because I spent a ridiculous amount of time working on it and then I moved away and didn't have a chance to really enjoy my handiwork and I think it's beautiful and now it's just probably ruined and...

I need help.  Cry

I've tried pledge, simple green, nail polish remover, soap and water... nothing is working.

It's this table here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330876.msg3821585#msg3821585
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / WoWs Sinister Squashling - Now IRL! on: October 25, 2010 03:05:46 PM
I loves him so much!!

This is what happens when I'm bored.

And on my keyboard for scale? I was trying to get my in-game sinister squashling in the pic on the screen but the flash was covering him completely.

16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Skully Rock Towels <3 on: October 24, 2010 12:18:47 PM
Seen these around here quite a few times as well as the internet as a whole. Such a quick and easy way to spice up the bathroom! My best friend is finally getting a room (and bathroom) to his very own in a few months so I thought I'd give him something to "man up" the space since the wallpaper is quite floral and feminine (and can't be painted over). I did 2 washcloths, a hand towel and 2 very large bath towels.

Without flash to show more of the true color (it's a currant grape-y color, not magenta >.< )

In progress shot:

17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Nintendo Controller DS Case on: October 24, 2010 12:12:40 PM
Heavily inspired (ie - shamelessly copied) by envirocraft's version...

And pockets to hold 6 games Smiley

Trying to catch up with Christmas gifts here. Smiley
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Simple Hematite Necklace on: September 13, 2010 11:21:52 AM
A few years ago, while visiting a friend for her wedding, we were eating out and my friend loved the necklace that our waitress was wearing so much, I said I would make her one. The waitress kindly took it off and let me sketch out the design. I went home and made her and my grandma one and another variation for myself.

I'm only now getting around to taking pics... lol. I'll have to go find my version in my jewelry box but for now, here's my copy of the original that I gave to my grandma.

19  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Picture of a bunch of photographs? on: August 05, 2010 09:30:29 PM
You know where you take a bunch of different little pictures and put them together in a collage to make another, much larger picture? I've seen some pretty neat ones of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis, etc.

What on earth is this called?

I tried photo collage on google (which asked me if I meant to say college and I got all twitchy...  Angry ) but that's not what I'm looking for. Something like this: http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~magudelo/GeneGolubMosaic.jpg (sorry, long load.. big pic)

But beyond what it's called, are there any free software programs that I can find to do this? I have an idea for a cross-stitch piece but I need software to figure out this pixel stuff or I'll go insane trying to do it on my own.
20  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Lamp into Iron Maiden's Eddie Sculpture on: July 31, 2010 12:04:40 AM
So yeah... I have an idea but no idea on how to execute.

I want to find an el cheapo lamp from Goodwill or similar and turn the base into a sculpture of Eddie from Iron Maidendom.

If you don't know who/what that is links to pics: Iron Maiden Eddie Google Search

I'm thinking I'll just do like head and upper shoulders (nothing too fancy) and most of it will depend on the shape of the lamp I find but what do I use to make the sculpture? I've never done this sort of thing beyond polymer clay bits so I'm at a loss. I would prefer something I don't have to fire in a kiln or bake in an oven and maybe just airdry? I'll need something slow drying because I'm not the greatest sculpter.

Sorry for being so vague and random... I just don't know what's out there. =/
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