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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lego Minifig Costumes on: November 12, 2010 05:47:18 AM
Thank you to everyone for all your kind comments. We had a blast making these - time consuming, but very entertaining Smiley
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lego Minifig Costumes on: November 08, 2010 04:35:58 PM
Here is how it was done for those that asked. If anyone wants more details let me know Smiley

The head:

Made to be fully functional, so there are eye and mouth holes, but our vision is quite limited. The base shape is just some plant potter we found at a local hardware store. The top edge was already slightly rounded, so we just finished it off with rolling up some paper towel and taping it down to make a nicer edge. The bottom edge was made round by cutting up a Pringles can into 4 strips, and with some more paper towel, bent and taped onto the bottom edge. Then the whole thing was covered with yellow bristol board to help make a smooth layer, with multiple cuts at the top and bottom so it would fold over the curved edges. Then we did a layer of yellow duct tape for a that shiny plastic look. The eyes and mouth were then cut out and the details added over top; the details were made by laying down strips of black/yellow duct tape on bristol board, and then traced and cut out. Then they were hot glued/taped onto the head. Thin black/red fabric that we could see through was then glued on the inside of the head to hide the holes. The fabric covering the mouth is only glued at the top edge (the bottom edge was loose) so when we tried to drink, the bottle would push the fabric out of the way.

The hands:

Also made to be fully functional. These are made from those foam beer can/bottle holders (perfect shape and size for what we needed!). We got them from a local craft store and cut them up, and hot glued them back together in the shape we wanted, with a gap in the middle for our hands to fit in. Then we covered them a few layers of yellow duct tape. The arm/wrist part is just some yellow fabric I sewed up into a sleeve with a thumb hole, so that it would stay inside the hands.
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Lego Minifig Costumes on: November 07, 2010 05:53:52 PM
For Halloween this year my boyfriend and I decided we needed to do a set of costumes that went together. This is what we came up with. We intended to have them done well in advance of Halloween Day, but we were working on them until the very last minute...

Please excuse the slight discolouration...

4  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 05/11/10 - We have 200,000 members! on: May 11, 2010 03:33:06 PM
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5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: the birth of my ESKIGNOME on: April 27, 2010 08:14:47 AM


and on another note....it has been brought to my attention that the word 'eskimo' is not used anymore, it means "meateater" and was found to be racist...... the proper term is now INUIT...... When thinking of a name for these little guys I never meant to be racist, just CUTE..... I really hope that no one will find harm in the way it was used.

I am Inuk, and it does not offend me. I believe it depends on the context, and whether or not the term is used maliciously - which is clearly not the case here.

Cute little guys Smiley

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Friendship Bracelet Swap on: February 28, 2010 07:57:22 AM
I'm interested!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Dog coats for my allergy ridden pug on: January 25, 2010 07:42:47 PM
Cute coat, and extra cute dog Smiley
I heard or read somewhere that an oatmeal based doggy shampoo (or soak) helps with the itch, might soothe the little guy a bit...unless of course he happens to be allergic to that as well. 
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Edwin on: January 22, 2010 07:46:41 AM
Thank you all for the suggestions, I really appreciate it. I'm going to be trying a few of them out this weekend. I'll post my results, and possibly a photo of the modified Edwin Smiley
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Edwin on: January 20, 2010 07:44:25 PM
Meet Edwin.

I've never done anything like this, but needed to have a form of sculpture for a portfolio I'm working on. I dropped by Micheals and picked up the supplies (wire, sprockets, bead, rock) after work yesterday, and got down to business. In total he took be about 3.5 hours of fiddling and learning.

I'm pretty happy with how he turned out, but something does not seem right about the way he is attached to the base? As of now, he is just attached by the silver wire wrapping around the stone, and through the loops in his feet. Can anyone make a suggestion as to how I could improve upon this? Or any suggestions at all?
[Edited to add: He is about 6 inches tall, including the base.]

I think this is the right place to post this, but if not, please feel free to move it Smiley
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2010 Quilt-a-long on: January 18, 2010 05:37:24 PM
I love this idea. I've only done 5 quilts, but I'm itching to do more. As soon as I pick out my next pattern and fabrics I'll be making an 'official' post!
Count me in!
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