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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another round of Givers/Needers? on: April 14, 2019 12:14:08 PM

I have too much stuff...  I'd love to set up a givers/needers swap.  Anyone else up for that?

Link to a pst one for reference:
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Saloon girl costume on: November 26, 2018 08:43:19 AM
I'm a part of our local theatre group. We are very small, so each of us is responsible for our own costuming. I chose to make my own this year because I had visions Smiley  Each of the three pieces was made to be completely reversible so my character, Barbara Seville, could have costume changes.  I created the patterns as well as did all the sewing.  It took me way longer than I thought it would and totally was down to the wire, refitting the corset part right before show time, after the snaps kept popping during dress rehearsal. But I got a lot of compliments on it, so that's a win!

(sorry, some are sideways! I never know how that happens, as they are upright on my computer!)
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Narwhals Narwhals on: November 03, 2018 04:46:46 PM
Swimming in the ocean, causing a commotion, 'cause they are so awesome!

The middle kid is kind of in love with narwhals. So, he was one for Halloween! Using simply cardboard, coloured paper, elastic bands, some scrap insulating fabric, a yarn cone, duct tape, and hot glue, we have one cool narwhal!
(kind of in rough shape by this time, as he'd been wearing it for 4 hours previous to this pic)

Close up of the narwhal head
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Post-Apocalyptic survivor/fallout survivor on: November 03, 2018 04:37:47 PM
Ok...  I did not do much for this costume lol  But!  I did help.  My 13 year old put this together mostly himself.  He created the plans for the gun, and came up with how it was going to come together, but needed help with the welding (since he's never done that, and that wasn't me either...) He used a few pieces of 2x4 and shaped them a bit with a router, and some wood working tools I don't know the name of, and secured it with copper strap hanger.
Then we went to a "junk Treasure store" and he found the goggles, the mask, and the esso oil can.  The oil can "works" as a secondary filter (the idea here is that his character needed to make a better air filter, and that's what he could find so it's stuffed with whatever filter materials) and it's hooked up to the mask with a piece of old hose. I helped refine the process here and helped to attach the hose.
He stained a (rather nice) shirt with coffee to age it. 
Put it all together, and you've got a really cool costume.

(a close up of the upper half, because I really dig this picture Wink )

5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 125 ENTRIES / Unicorn! on: November 03, 2018 04:19:14 PM
nearly every little 8 year old girl wants to be a unicorn, right? So I knit my daughter a unicorn outfit.

I used the Velvet Acorn pattern Unice Unicron hood for the hood, and just kind of winged it for the tail.  It's a base of the white yarn, knit into a tail stub with a belt.  I secured it with safety pins.

As it goes in our town, there is very little time for picture taking, so I could only grab these pics while she was out and about with her friends and I met up with her by happenstance.

Also, a bonus pic - all the costumes we made this year (since I can only enter 1, and I choose the unicorn, but I'm proud of the work we did and want to show it off! I'll make posts for the others in the proper section of the forum)

6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Much yarn. on: October 23, 2018 09:51:18 AM
1000 yards of lace weight 50/50 silk polwarth blend

This one's going to be mittens that make their way to Germany! 100% Merino, woollen spun and chain plied.

7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Proto-Yarn on: August 14, 2018 06:22:22 PM
1- LOTS of something beautiful! Natural brown, from a sheep in Alberta. Much proto-yarn (aka Batts)

2- Many bouncy, silky confetti proto-yarns (again, batts).  Polwarth and silk

3- Rainbow proto-yarn! (batts) Polwarth

8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / its been for-ev-er! on: August 14, 2018 06:13:46 PM
Please forgive if I accidentally get doubles in here!

A giant bobbin of DK weight rainbows!

Oooh, so drapey!

3 ply merino wool. so fall!

A pile of soft singles. /swoon

It's been forever since I've posted!  But I've not forgotten, nor will I ever forget, Craftster!  #CraftsterForLife
9  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Dyed and felted scarves on: December 20, 2017 11:23:10 AM
Just a few of the scarves i've made recently! I think the 4th one down is my favourite. Which one is your favourite?

10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Legend of Zelda- Link and Fi on: December 10, 2017 09:05:53 PM
so, not the first kid to go as Link, but maybe one of the first to go as Fi, the sword spirit in Skyward Sword... These two made a good pair Smiley

It was definitely a team effort (mostly an attempt on my part to get the kids used to doing it their own damn selves) with my lead on the cutting and sewing - tho they did help some with their tunics.  They each helped create the papier mch pieces (sword and gem) and I painted a pair of tights we had for the Fi costume. 

Everyone knew Link, but most had no idea who Fi was and assumed butterfly or Goddess of some kind.  I guess she's a little obscure.
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