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31  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Baby belly henna (semi-large images...) on: August 26, 2010 10:07:32 PM
Annnnd more henna!
This time on a pregnant belly (one of my FAVORITE places to do henna ^___^)

The client wanted a half-belly, since the other half of her stomach has tattoos on it (but she still wanted the baby's name on that side)

32  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Henna on my cousins! on: August 26, 2010 10:04:55 PM
More henna for you guys :3
(I did it in a few different posts because there's just SO MUCH of it  XDD)

Some henna I did on my cousins Lexie and Mariah
(all of these designs are original)

Enjoy :3
33  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Graduation Party Henna Tattoos on: August 26, 2010 10:03:12 PM
So, I totally only just realized that henna tattoos qualify as an okay topic in the bath and beauty boards, lol.

I work at Busch Gardens (Tampa) doing henna and face painting.  Been working there for about 5 months now, but I've been doing henna on my own for YEARS.
(I also do freelance henna Smiley)

Working at BG just got me into it all over again though.  :3
So, I thought I'd share a few of my designs with you!

These are a few of the designs I did at my mom's friend's daughter's graduation party (...I'll give you a second to process that, haha)

Koi fishie! Cheesy

The following two were based off a design I learned through "Henna by Heather" on YouTube  :3

I did a few more that night, but none were as impressive, I promise, lol.
34  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My FIRST Crochet - Baby Beanie on: February 26, 2010 07:52:52 PM
So recently (about 3 days ago), I lost my job.  This just so happened to occur the week before my friend's baby shower, and I had not yet purchased her a gift.  Knowing that I would be tight on cash, I went out and got some yarn and a set of crochet needles (I guess they're called needles..?) and taught myself how to crochet.  Within 24 hours of learning how to crochet, I created this beanie for the baby, which is going to be a boy--and I'm the kind of person who likes to make baby clothing/toys/etc. a non-traditional color (because I've found the mother appreciates getting something a different color in the sea of pink or blue gifts that she would otherwise receive).

I found the tutorial somewhere online--just googled, "how to crochet a baby beanie," lol.  It's all done in single crochet, and  it took me about 12 hours on and off (mostly because, since I'm not used to it yet, my hands kept cramping up, and because I was stitching very, very slowly).

I think I did a darn good job on it, especially it being the first piece I've ever crocheted!
Please tell me what you think Smiley
35  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Teeny tiny fudz--OM NOM NOM!! on: April 06, 2009 05:21:36 PM
So, I've had the urge for awhile now to make itty bitty foods out of clay....dunno why, since I haven't used clay to make anything in around 5 years.
These are the first that I've made--ever.
I've never tried to make clay food before....so don't be too harsh  >_O

Here ya go!

Chocolate cake slice with strawberry filling (a necklace):

Vanilla ice cream cone (also a necklace):

Hot dog bracelet (one plain, one with ketchup, and one with "everything"--ketchup, mustard, and relish):

I used Sculpey oven bake clay for all of them.
So, what d'you think?

[[For better pictures, my deviantart is RenDuH.deviantart.com ]]
36  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Super Smash Bro.s Brawl Sandbag plushie! on: March 15, 2009 07:22:18 PM
My boyfriend and I got a Wii a couple of months ago, and he's gotten very into Super Smash Bro.s Brawl.
I've had an extra bag of Polyfil lying around for some time now, and have been looking for projects to do with it.

Being that I haven't made very many plushies...ever...I've been looking for a relatively simple one.
So today, when I was watching the bf play his game, I remembered the Sandbag that I'd seen him beating on so often, and decided to make a plushie out of it!  haha

And here are the results:

And an "action shot" of my boyfriend with his new friend...and a goofy face:

37  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Hooray for more photography! (very, very pic OBESE!!) on: March 07, 2009 02:37:51 PM
So, yes, I'm an aspiring photographer...honestly trying to make it into a career.
I've never taken any classes, so I know that a lot of my stuff is still really rough--keeping that in mind, though, constructive criticism is always appreciated  Wink

Just please, don't be like the people on Model Mayhem and attempt to tell me that my MODELS are hurting my portfolio....(and people ask me why I deleted my MM account...)
Especially seeing as, for most of them, it's their first time in front of the camera <3

(Pictures go chronologically, from least to most recent)

My earliest that I still have on my computer, taken 2005-ish (I was 15 or 16):

[after 2005]


Makeup and styling in the next two was by me as well:

My most recent shoot with models:

And, my most recent picture--taken yesterday for a contest.
(the theme was "loneliness"--and it's a self portrait)

Thank you so much for looking--and I'm sorry for such a HUGE post!!
38  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Tips and tricks on M&P soapmaking?? on: March 05, 2009 06:04:06 AM

So, my grandmother (who has been my craft inspiration since the day I was born) recently brought up the fact that she makes soap, and I've become VERY interested in wanting to make my own M&P soaps.  I just had a few questions...

First off, what kind of molds should I use?  Well, soap molds are okay, obviously (lol), but I just wanted to know if food grade molds are alright to use as well, or if they might melt due to the heat of the soap....

I also need to mention that I'm very low on cash (as are most people in this economy), and have always been very thrifty, so I like to find other uses for items.  That being said, I wanted to know how you guys cut your soap (for if I'm NOT going to use a mold, obviously...)
I play guitar, so I was thinking that a guitar string (the thinnest one, of course) might work...especially because I'm not too fond of having to go out and buy a new knife just for soap making when I might be able to cut it with something I already have (and I'm not willing to ruin one of my knives for soap), haha  Smiley
Any ideas if this would work or not?

In addition to all of the above (sorry for such a long post, lol), I wanted to know if you guys have any tips for getting soap that has been melted off of things like measuring cups and pots and pans....or do you guys usually buy these items especially for soap making, because it permanently ruins them...?

And where do you guys get all your crazy soap scents from??  I've heard of people finding coffee scents, and I read somewhere that someone found a play doh one?   Cheesy

Also, any tips for a first-time soap maker that you guys have learned?
Stuff that does work, and stuff that wound up being a disaster?

Any help is greatly appreciated!! <333
39  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Momma said knock you out! (realistic injury makeup) on: March 03, 2009 08:00:14 PM
So, every year, I volunteer at a haunted house at my community center.  I've gotten semi decent at doing the cheesy, overdone makeup, but recently I was bored, and decided to put my makeup skills to a more artistic (and a bit more realistically gruesome) use:

And apparently, some of my friends (who only saw the above picture of the "black eye") didn't believe that it was makeup...so to prove that my boyfriend ISN'T abusive, I took these pictures as well:

The black eye is a few different shades of blush (purples, pinks, and reds, highlighted in the right places), and the "blood" on my lips is some red "body" makeup stick (aka, you can use it as lipstick, eyeliner, or whatever...I LOVE this stuff--got it during Halloween, but I use it for everyday makeup and it looks fine, too...only $2, and it's not even halfway gone!!).

And here's one of my haunted house makeup (a bit more cheesy, but it needs to be--the haunted house is so dark that everything needs to be over-emphasized Wink) :

It was done with white face makeup, black "body" makeup stick for the eyes, red "body" makeup stick for the lips, and fake blood for the cuts. 

Please tell me what you think!   Smiley
40  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Handmade Newborn's Bunny on: January 22, 2009 06:41:43 PM
This is the first plushie/doll/whatever you want to call it I've ever made (not including the one I made back in 8th grade, directly from a store bought pattern), all from scratch.

My friend Leti is pregnant with a baby girl, due the first week of March, and her baby shower is this Sunday.  I made her this bunny for the baby, and also got a matching outfit (for the baby, not for Leti, haha).  For Leti...margarita mix.  XD

Anyhow, here are the pictures--tell me what you think!
It was inspired by a doll that my grandmother made for me when I was a baby.

True-to-color pictures (taken outside, rather than washed out with a flash):

Indoor pictures (color is a little more red than in real life):

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