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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cotton bedspread: a wedding present for my sister on: January 05, 2010 07:00:18 AM
Thank you so much guys!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cotton bedspread: a wedding present for my sister on: January 04, 2010 06:28:08 AM
Thanks, Miss Barbara. She really loved it!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Cotton bedspread: a wedding present for my sister on: January 03, 2010 04:38:40 PM
Hey craftsters,

I have been crocheting for a long time, off and on. My sister's wedding was coming up and I had no idea what I wanted to give her, because I wanted it to be special. So, I decided to crochet her a bedspread. I picked a square pattern, bought the yarn (about 9 14 oz. skeins of Sugar and Cream unbleached worsted weight cotton), and started the 6'x7' bedspread made of 12" squares. Unfortunately, after about a month of work, my sister called off the wedding because of her fiance's continuing mental health and related drug problems. This was a terrible tragedy for my family as well as her fiance's, but it became a cathartic task for me to finish her bedspread in time for when her wedding was supposed to be (June 2009). I finished it and gave it to her when she came to visit me in place of getting married.

I wish I had better pictures, but suffice it to say that this was truly a labor of love. I spent about four hours on each square, and there are 42 squares, and then I had to sew the squares together and make a border around the whole bedspread, so it took me a very long time, but it was definitely worth it.

Edit: I found better pics, and thanks to fantasticimo for making the other picture show up!

4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Costume Help! on: October 26, 2009 08:54:19 PM
So, I promised my boyfriend I would make him a Billy Idol costume in time for a production of Rocky Horror (Nov. 14th). The problem is he doesn't want any old Billy Idol costume; he wants to be Billy Idol from the video for "Dancing With Myself." While I'm glad this isn't for Halloween, I still have no idea where to start. In the video he wears a vest-like thing made out of what looks like rubber tubing. I am trying to decide what to do for tubing that would be kind of cheap and not too time-consuming. Here are some screenshots of the video.

For the interested: this is the video. It's pretty epic Tongue

Any ideas?
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: David Bowie papercuts, hand-bound on: May 03, 2009 12:19:15 PM
Also, sorry about the photo links. I am still too new to put them directly in my post.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cooter Cushion (NSFK, NSFW) IMG FAT! on: May 03, 2009 11:01:44 AM
That is so cute, but... ouch. Lol, that is all I have to say about that.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / David Bowie papercuts, hand-bound on: May 03, 2009 10:50:56 AM
Hi guys,
So this semester I was in a class about paper and bookmaking. For my final project I was working on a popup storybook of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, but I had only done two pages (it's very time-consuming) and the project is due tomorrow, so yesterday I did this instead.
I made a stencil from David Bowie's face and cut it in a two layer format from different colors of cardstock. The margins of each page are different motifs.

The cover:

The red/orange page (margins decorated with sun and it's rays streaming down):

The orange/yellow page (margins decorated with fire and cloud of smoke):

The yellow/green page (margins decorated with grass and sky):

The green/blue page (margins decorated with the ocean):

The blue/black page (margins decorated with moon and stars):

Each papercut is glued down to half of an 8.5"x11" piece of handmade 100% cotton paper. The covers are also made of cardstock. I bound it with ribbon in a Japanese style binding, with the hemp-leaf binding pattern.

Comments? Criticism
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Victorian-Inspired Corset & Chemisette on: April 21, 2009 08:40:25 PM
This is really lovely!
I especially like the symmetry
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: 6 Graphite Portraits, David Bowie and Debbie Harry. on: April 17, 2009 12:15:18 PM
Omg David Bowie!

These look fantastic!
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: late 1880s dress on: April 14, 2009 07:05:44 AM
That looks absolutely stunning and it fits your figure so well too!
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