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21  Re: DOTEES - Mini Art Dolls - Round 7 Send Out Monday 10/18/09 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sorcivamp on: October 03, 2009 05:34:12 PM
OOOOOOHH  Goody gum drops I gotta dotee on the way HEHEHEHEHE!! (sorry)

Your very welcome Crafty,  I do have a better pic so here it is.

Here's pumpkin sitting with her buddies.

Here's Punkin all on her lonesome.
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22  Star and swirls Light Box :Now with front view: in CHALLENGE 43 ENTRIES by sorcivamp on: October 01, 2009 01:06:33 PM
This was definitely a challenging challenge but I took the concept and ran away with it.  After about five or six different designs flew around in my head for awhile I finally came up with one that I like and then it was three whole days of hard crafting and straw searching.  I'm very happy with the result and I hope you all like it to.  

Technically the box is masonite that I cut down with a TABLE SAW!!!!...hehehehe........ (sorry I went a power tool crazy for a second.)  I used wire nails and wood glue to put it together.

The lighting is Christmas lights strung and glued from the back, and EL wire that I glued down and framed with hot glue and straw tiles.

and then LOTS AND LOTS of straws cut to various lengths and glued with hot glue.  For me the hot glue worked great  and the string lights don't seem to be too hot.

Now with full frontal view

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23  SPOOKY Haunted House (Now with tutorial?) in Crochet: Completed Projects by sorcivamp on: September 27, 2009 01:32:06 PM
My fav holiday is Halloween so I decided to make a crochet Haunted House,  I contemplated painting it but I think I like the silouette look I just need to make a backdrop for it.  Instead of stuffing it I used plastic canvas for support.

Here it is sitting with my lemax collection.

Ok everybody, after much thought and consideration as to how I would write the tut, here goes probably the worst tut ever  Undecided

The house consists of many parts and they are sewn together as you would any project using plastic canvas. For this tut I am going to say assembly and size rather than crochet instructions because the crochet is the easy part.

I used red heart worsted black and an I hook and the crochet work was all single crochet and decreasing evenly to get the triangle and trapezoid shapes.  My gauge was 7 stitches and 7 rows equaled 2 inches

This is the dimensions of the wall parts which I recommend making a paper mock up of with cardstock and tape

Main Walls:  you need 2  7" x 6" rectangle
                               2  4" x 6" rectangle

Stick out in front:  You need 3  2" x 7" rectangle

Stick out at side:  You need 3  2" x 3" rectangle

You will want to cut out pieces of plastic canvas to match these dimensions as well as crochet the pieces to match. This next stuff is where it gets harder.

The roof pieces

Main Roof:  you need   1  2" x 3 1/2" rectangle for top of roof

                                1  3 1/2" wide x 71/2" wide x 2" tall  trapezoid (google is your friend)

                                1  3 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" wide x 2" tall trapezoid with a 2" x 1/2" notch
                                                                                   at the bottom in the middle to
                                   (sorry can't spell)                        acommadate the front stick out

                               1  2" wide x 4 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" tall trapezoids

Side roof:  you need   1  4" wide x 2" wide x 2" tall trapezoid

Front stick out:  4   2 1/2" wide x 1" wide x 2" tall trapezoids

                      1   1" x 1" square

These are all the parts that you need to make the house without a porch.


Porch floor:  1   2" x 2" square
                  3   1/2" x 2"  rectangles

This assembles like a box with 3 sides

Porch roof:   1   2" x 2" square for the ceiling
                  3   1/2" x 2" rectangles just like floor

                  2   2" x 1 3/4" rectangles for roof slants

                  1   2" x point x 1" tall triangle (this is the piece that goes between the
                                                             ceiling parts and the roof)

Ok now is when you take a deep breath and question my sanity, then drink about 12
cups of coffee               

If you cut out and crochet the pieces before you assemble I think that's better. Once you have
all of your pieces crocheted and cut out sew the crochet work to the canvas piece by peice.  Once you have done that assemble the main house walls first. then assemble and connect the Front stickout.  You will want to be sure that you are pushing the needle through the
crochet as well as the canvas to hide the seams. Next assemble the side stick out including the roof and attach to the side of the house.

At this point you should have the house without roof or porch.

Next assemble the main roof and attach leaving an overhang all the way around.  Then assemble the stick out roof and attach.

The only thing left is the porch and the windows and door.

assemble the porch and attach to the bottom of stickout and the assemble the identical piece for the roof once you've done that attach the small triangle to the front side and then attach the roof angle pieces leaving a hangoff on the sides.

Hopefully now you have a house.  For the windows and doors I used felt and sewed them on where I though they should be and the columns are black straws hot glued to the ceiling and porch.

Well, there it is.  I so hope that everyone can follow my madness.  using the images for reference and the written part I think a repro could be made. Undecided



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24  Heartagram tapestry cuff in Crochet: Completed Projects by sorcivamp on: September 27, 2009 01:26:32 PM
This is my first tapestry crochet piece.  I'm pleased with the results and shall be making MORE!! hahahaha....

Sorry that was a mad crafter moment. Grin

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25  My Halloween upper arm tat sleeve to be in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by sorcivamp on: September 23, 2009 02:19:05 AM
HI Yall!!

I recently got my first tattoo (finally) and of course per usual I no need like fiddy more so I designed a Halloween scene since that's my favorite Holiday.  So like watcha think?

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26  Steampunk "modest" pin up in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by sorcivamp on: August 25, 2009 02:07:16 AM
Hey peoples,

Recently I have been seeing alot of steampunk things so I decided to take a wack at something in that theme.  After all I am a big fan of Howl's moving castle.  Anywho Here goes nothin.  The girl I drew by hand and then scan and manipulated in photoshop.  It's basically a collage of many different images and some compy drawing as well.  I think I like doin this Ima do some more too.

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27  GOTHTASTIC purple Spider hoodie in Crochet: Completed Projects by sorcivamp on: August 15, 2009 10:17:42 PM
Hey all,  I was shopping at Jo ann's one day and I spotted the awesomest thing in the world a HUGE skein of dark purple cotton yarn.  I was excited to say the least so I of course had to make something with it.  So here it is.

I also made the button with poly clay they are black bats with red hearts in the middle, so gothtastic Grin

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28  A Starry night(not the starry night) in Quilting: Completed Projects by sorcivamp on: August 02, 2009 02:34:27 PM
Hi All. 

This is an quilted wall hanging made to look like a certain view of my back yard.  The background is dyed using india ink and then i used acrylic paint for the image.  I know those aren't typical for fabric art but they work pretty well.  After that I sandwiched and quilted it to add depth and interest.  AFTER THAT I added bead and glitter stars.  It took forever but it was worth it I think.  I hope that everyone enjoys it as much me!! Grin

sorry about the image quality, the camera doesn't like me.

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29  Cool funky 20's style Cloche img heavy in Crochet: Completed Projects by sorcivamp on: July 23, 2009 07:18:09 PM
Hi there,  I was watching one of my favorite B movies (Sundown: the vampire in retreat)  and I noticed the coolest old hat EVER!!  Very much in the 20's style but vampy at the same time so I decided to make my interpretation of it. Hope ya likes it.

From the movie

Little bro Smiley

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30  Sock monster in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by sorcivamp on: July 20, 2009 06:45:54 PM
Hi everyone,  I am a huge fan of toe socks!!!! Unfortunatly I wore holes in two pairs that were beyond darning, darnit Grin.  So anyway I decide to bring to life, A. Monster. He's my new buddy and he has frog legs.

Belly Button!!

Frog LEGS!!



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