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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Doctor Who Birthday Card on: March 22, 2012 06:46:22 AM
I'm ashamed of how long it's been since I've last posted. I'm finishing my last year of college, and it's been a very stressful time. I just wanted to share this birthday card I made, because last year, I made this friend a 3D TARDIS card, and continuing with the theme of multidimensional Doctor Who birthday cards, I decided to try my hand at pop-up cards.

This is based off the episode Vampires of Venice when the Doctor pops out of a cake at his companion-to-be Rory's stag party.

I'd like to apologize in advanced for the quality of the images. I had to use my web cam, because my digital camera stopped working.

It reads Matt! Thats a relief! I thought I had burst out of the wrong cakeagain.

And my post script reads     P.SThat reminds me, theres a girl standing outside in a bikini. Can someone let her in, give her a jumper? Lucy. Lovely girl Diabetic.

Both directly taken from the episode.

It took me about two hours to figure out how to make it, and actually construct it. Most of the time went to figuring out how to get the Doctor to pop up out of the cake when the card opens.

I hope he likes it. I hope you like it as well.

Thank you for taking the time out to read my post. Cheers!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / TARDIS Birthday Card on: March 20, 2011 10:32:04 AM
I haven't posted anything in a long while, but I was inspired to post this birthday card I made for my friend. After he jokingly replied "A TARDIS" when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday, I decided to take him up on his word.  It took me a little while (and a little math) to figure out but it all worked out in the end Smiley

So, in case you didn't know, the TARDIS is the Doctor's ship/time machine. On the outside it looks like an English police call box from the 50s/60s, but "it's bigger on the inside". I wanted my card to work in a similar way, that when it opens up, it unfolds to a much bigger piece of paper than the outside would indicate.

This is a picture of the "inside" of the card. I made it out of 4 rectangular pieces of bristol paper, with thinner drawing paper strips between each one. The strips fold in on themselves when the card is closed and unfold when the card is opened. I added a flap to work as a kind of latch to keep the two loose ends closed when the entire thing is folded up. I wrote the message on the inside.

On the outside, I drew the TARDIS exterior. The pyramid top is a separate piece made up of four bristol triangles and a strip running along the bottom. The top of the bottom part of the TARDIS slips into the pyramid.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Wire Sculpture Tree on: April 09, 2009 12:15:26 PM
This is another of the projects from my wire series for my sculpture class. It was a lot of fun to make, and I recycled some styrofoam and cardboard as the "pot and soil" of the tree.

Thank you for checking this out.
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / metalic-plastic-ish wrap on: April 09, 2009 11:41:15 AM
I've been trying to find ideas online for this material, but none of the "wrapping paper scrap" ideas work, because it's not really made of paper...

For Easter, we got a ton of chocolate eggs that come wrapped in approx. 3"x3" square beautiful printed plastic-foil wrap (non-recyclable Sad) I am completely out of ideas for it (we have a ton) and I've already used it for notebook/journal binding wrap, and don't really want to make THAT many notebooks. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. It's a shame to let it all got to waste.

Here's what it looks like:

5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 36 ENTRIES / Imagine: Strawberry Fields Forever! on: March 02, 2009 07:28:46 PM
I was so happy when I found this challenge. I immediately knew I wanted to craft "Imagine", or ANY Beatles song...I came up with a compromise...running with the idea of "Strawberry Fields" (by the Beatles), I chose to represent the song as seen below, and incorporate the central part of the "Imagine" mosaic located in Strawberry Fields in Central Park, New York City.

Thank you for checking this out!

I primed canvas (bag), and then painted with acrylic paint.

I'm sorry that the colors in the photographs are a little off and the images are grainy...my digital camera is out of order, and I had to use my web cam to take these pictures.

Strawberry Fields Forever (Front)

Imagine (Back)
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Decorative Wire Wall Hanging on: February 08, 2009 05:39:44 PM
This was a project for my sculpture class, a wire "portrait" based on the work of American Sculptor Alexander Calder.

Thanks for checking it out.
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Blue "Patchwork" Slab Pot Vase on: January 22, 2009 06:07:14 AM
I made this a while ago in my pottery class. It was one of my first pieces. I've filled it with handmade paper flowers.

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / market bags (re-usable green shopping bags) on: January 16, 2009 03:13:35 PM
I made two variations on the basic idea. I had wanted to make "market bags" for a while. I saw some bags made of a type of netting in the supermarket, and thought it would be awesome to make a similar kind since they are stretchy strong and can hold a lot. I made the blue one from inexpensive scratchy yarn that I got from the dollar store, and the red from left over scarps yarn from other projects.

I started off crocheting a circle until it was wide enough to switch over to circular needles. Then I worked in a loose stretchy stitch. I worked with a variation on the Crocus Bud stitch, and worked in the handles.

Thanks for checking it out. Be Green!

  (light blue)
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / warm knit hat and scarf with a simple cable pattern (and instructions) on: January 16, 2009 07:54:04 AM
Hello Crafters,
I apologize for my lack of familiarity with the posting process. Here I have my first completed cabled scarf. I had to crochet a border to prevent the scarf from rolling up. I have included the links to photos of the finished pieces. Enjoy.

(scarf detail)

The Scarf follows a six stitch cable pattern. I worked with US size 9 needles, and two colors in a soft worsted weight yarn.

The cable is as follows:
Cast on 23 stitches
Row 1 (and all wrong side rows) P1 (K2, P6, K2, P1) twice
Row 2 (Right Side) K1 (P2, K6, P2, K1) twice
Row 4 K1 (P2, K6, P2, K1) twice
Row 6 K1 (P2, C6B [Slip the next 3 stitches onto the cable needle and hold to the back of the piece, Knit 3 from the left needle and then Knit the three on the cable needle] P2 K1) twice
Row 8 K1 (P2, K6, P2, K1) twice
repeat the pattern until the scarf is as long as desired.

Once I finished the scarf, I crocheted two rows on each side of the scarf to prevent it from curling.

The hat pattern:
Cast on 64 stitches,
work in a K2 P2 rib stitch for 2 inches.
switch to a stockinette stitch striping colors as desired (have fun and be creative)
once piece measures 5.5 inches, begin decrease:
K1, (K7, K2tog) across
K1 (K6, K2tog) across
etc. continue until it become K1 (K2tog) all the way across, cut the yarn, string it through the remaining loops, and using the tail, sew edges of hat together (with tapestry needle), or crochet the edges together, sealing the hat and making it wearable.
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