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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Lynx shirt on: July 27, 2009 02:26:31 PM
The lynx is somehow my sons heraldic animal and for every birthday he gets a shirt with a lynx, printed, painted, embroiderd, whatever. This year it was an appliqu. I drafted the lynx and the moon with fabric crayons.
The shirt is from a burda magazine pattern.

2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / plates of bread on: July 27, 2009 01:54:49 PM
Lately it was my sons 6th birthday and he wanted the party to take place in the woods. In the evening there would be a bbq and we'd need plates, besides all the other stuff. We dont own plastic dishes and I did neither want to use disposable ones nor our china. Solution:
20g fresh yeast
300g rye flour
450g wheat flour
a dash of olive oil

I made a sponge with the yeast, a little flour and water, then (after 20 min) put in all the flour, salt, olive oil and enough water to make a ductile, non sticky dough the evening before the party. I had it rest in the fridge the night and really recommend to treat yeast dough the slow baking way. The next day I rolled it out really thin and layed it over oiled china plates, then baked it at 250C for about 5 min on the lowest bar. I had 15 plates in the end. And of course I have been baking two cakes that day so that I didnt heat the oven just for the plates.
The kids liked them and they were mostly eaten after being used as... plates for sausages (argh, all these little carnivores), pasta salad and potatoe salad, nothing too wet.
 Unfortunately I forgot to take more pics than these:

Crispy plates, very tasty with tzatziki.

Some more, chilling.

The dough, lying on a china plate.

Bon appetit!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / super cute fly agaric hoodie on: July 21, 2009 03:36:05 AM
Unfortunately I cant show you this on a model, I dont have a baby at hand.
A friend is gonna have her baby in a couple of days, boy or girl nobody knows (or tells?). I made this hoodie for the new one (its a german size 68 for 4 months olds from a modified burda pattern. The mushroom is my own design.

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / What can I say - it's a lamp above our dining table. on: July 21, 2009 03:21:31 AM
I always wanted a lamp above our dining table, not only a spot light coming from somewhere.
My Ma works at a glaziery and she gave me about 150 samples of acrylic glas, some of theme transparent some opaque. They already had holes drilled in. So I went to my favorite Turkish store and bought a round aluminium baking tray (3,99), drilled twice as many holes in as needed (just because...), broke my fingernails when I twirled the keyrings - I once bought hundreds for almost nothing when they closed down "our" metal goods store -  onto the acrylic glas patterns and these onto the tray.
Before I had a round hole sawed into the middle of the tray in which the old lamp holder fitted.
Finally my man surprised me with a lovely gift: a chain so that we could hang the lamp nice, save and adjustable.
And here it is:

It makes me happy both night and day.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Feel safe on this sofa on: July 04, 2009 03:44:14 AM

A friend of mine had been working at a company for automobile safety and he used to take the rests of the big rolls of belt straps and give them to me. They were about 3 meters long. After a while I had so many of these... too many for waistbelts and bags.
Another friend wanted to throw away her almost new foam mattress and had it already cut into pieces.
So I wove the straps into  two 3dimensional covers and sewed them to back- and downsides of really fat molleton (the man had been working on movie sets),closing with big zippers.

Unfortunately on the first, the big piece I put them together edge to edge, but because of their thickness they need a bit space in between and thats why the front is pretty bumpy. Stuffing the foam pieces inside was almost impossible anyway and so I decided that it was fine.

So...take a seat, please.

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / sweet dreams with the melvins - pillow (its magic.... hooooooudini) on: June 14, 2009 09:03:55 AM

Besides this being what it is, a pillow, I want to tell why it is how it is.
It's my little brothers birthday in a few days and I was like shit! I have no time to craft something. So I ordered the houdini cd (by the melvins) and had it ship right to his place. Then, yesterday evening, I thought it was really poor to just get a CD from a mailorder and I wanted to make him a little gift related birthday card. Why not applique it? So I started and when it was almost done after some hours I knew it had to become a pillow. If I knew that before I probably wouldnt have used black zigzag stitch all over. But anyway, I like it and how by some kind of magic there wastime to craft something for my little brothers birthday. Thank you, Mr. Houdini!

And a closeup:

(uhm, yeah... the boys hair does look strange on the right)

and for those who dont know the melvins and or their album houdini:
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / the super owl - pendant from shrink plastik on: June 14, 2009 01:17:43 AM

Step 1 - small collage

Step 2 - drawing unshrinked

Step 3 - the shrink

Step 4 - wear it

I almost forgot to say, that this made from shrink plastic, of course

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / trip manager. panties on: March 13, 2009 03:13:41 PM

My sister gave me this shirt

because she thought the print was funny. Well, it was somehow. But while wearing a shapeless old T-Shirt its hard for me to keep smiling. Whereas wearing sexy and funny undies (uhm, funny is sexy, isnt it) can even make me lol.

As a pattern I used an old panty, that I cut into pieces, I covered the Volvo typing with my own label and enclosed the hems with elastic qilling.
I hope it makes you smile!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I lovehate my glamrockin armwarmers on: March 13, 2009 02:59:18 AM
I made these:

from the free downloadable pattern "yoshimi" http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?sortby=mostrecent&page=3&filter=102
It's an easy pattern, but I recommend to first sew the thumb hem and then close the seam, because the other way is almost impossible unless you have a special tootsy (Hmmm? I just translated it from German "Fchen") for your sewing machine

I had some very old brass half beads left, from times when they didnt have rivets for adornment, but only for the Eiffeltower and so I embroidered love/hate on the knuckles and a little anchor on the wrist because for a long, long time I wanted to have those tattoos (I am over that now). Actually I was wrong, love should've been on the left, hate right, but when I noticed, love was already done and I didnt want to cut it all off again. The O of love looks crooked, but isnt. Anyway, I like them. Do you?

10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / I build a house for the owl lady - collage on: March 11, 2009 06:43:59 AM
My first post on craftster and though I'm a sewing addict here's a collage I finished tonight. My first collage.

Its about 75cmx60cm.
Now I need an idea what to use as lacquer. Simple clear coat? Or would that harm the magazine scraps?
Thanks for looking.
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