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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Polaroid 80's style Quilt on: January 29, 2015 04:26:50 PM
This is my very first large scale quilt! My first first quilt I made a small baby quilt for my nephew. After that, I kind of got a wee bit obsessive. I didn't follow any real pattern for the blocks, though they're fairly basic.

I started with the fabric I used in the polaroids. It's an old halloween print we used to sell at my job that one of my managers gave me scraps of. I came across polaroid quilts when I was looking for ideas of what to do with what I had and it kind of spiraled out from there. The other fabrics I used I bought online, he two skull prints and two camera prints coming from a Riley Blake line and the bows print one from a Kokka cotton canvas line. The backing fabric is another one from work actually, a dandilion kind of batik print. Everything I picked has been pretty heavily influenced by my love of 80's style bright colors and prints [something my mother doesn't understand since I was born in '93]

The quilt blocks and assembly I got done over about two weeks. After that the top sat for a little while, but I got it basted for quilting just before Christmas. Afterwards it sat for another few weeks, since I was getting ready for and went in to have surgery. Two week long hospital stays later, I was home and ready to kill some boredom. So over the past three days I machine quilted and bound and now it's done! It's nowhere near perfect, there are several spots where the sashing and squares don't match up, and there are puckers and not totally straight stitches, but I'm super excited to finally have this on my bed!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Superhero Bra on: April 21, 2014 04:18:57 PM
I have been looking at making a bra for a few months now, the main thing holding me back being how complicated they are and that I have a rather large bust. Most commercial bra patterns rarely hit a DD cup, never mind my DDD/F. Finally I really started researching it, and found a few independent pattern makers. I went with a pattern from MakeBra, mostly because it includes a foam lined cup, and the additional structure is something I appreciate.

Over all, it was easier than I thought it would be, just very, very, time consuming. Since it was my first ever bra, it took 13 hours to make. However, Im really proud of it, and it is SO COMFORTABLE. There are definitely spots to improve [I hate foldover elastic], and I will be making more for sure.

As I said, I got my pattern from MakeBra
Elastics, rings, slides, underwire, channeling, foam, and closures I got from Sew Sassy
The cotton and spandex I picked up at work.
Overall this bra cost me about $25 dollars to make! SO much better than the 40+ I spend in stores getting a decent bra.
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / TARDIS Nightlight on: March 06, 2012 07:45:22 AM
So most prolly wont find this as cool as my TARDIS Box, but Im happy with it. Its a nightlight I made in class =D Yes, I still sleep with a nightlight. Im pretty sad to be putting away my dinosaur one that I got at the grocery store last year [I followed my mom around with it softly roaring until she bought it for me], but pretty happy to have made this one all on my own and to be using it =D. It was a lot easier than my box and took a lot less time [about 4 hours!]. I actually finished it about a week ago, but I was waiting to get a bulb for the light before I posted it =]. My lines are still a little uneven, and I'm still a beginner, but I love it!

I've got another project finished that I'll post soon, which is Star Trek! And right now I'm working on my final project of the semester, a panel that'll be around 14x10 when done!
4  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / It's Bigger on the Inside! [TARDIS Box] [IMG Heavy!] on: February 20, 2012 11:53:26 PM
This semester, I'm in Stained Glass II, which means that after two panels and a little simple box, we got to pick more complicated/design our own 3D stained glass pieces! I was originally planning on a lantern type thing, but I changed my mind and decided this would be a box to keep my ever growing candy stash! And since I'm a dork, it had to be a TARDIS! Anyways, here it is, please excuse the crooked lines and such of a beginner!

That's it! My next project is going to be something Dr. Who also, and I have a Star Trek thing on the list too! [Yep, far too geeky for my own good xD]
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Altered Converse turned to Platforms [Image Heavy!] on: January 13, 2012 10:46:14 PM
So I love converse sneakers. They are like, the only sneakers that fit my feet and so I have owned many pairs in my few 18 years xD. I have two pairs of extra-high converse, but unfortunately I don't wear them much because my calves are larger and even though I can just lace them looser to fit, they don't look as good. Then I wanted to alter a pair of shoes into platforms, and the only shoes I had available to do something like that were my extra-highs. And then it hit me as to how to make them better for my calves: fabric inserts! So I promptly put that together, changed out the laces with new ribbons from Joanns, and then did the platform building from a tutorial I found. I used duct tape to decorate the platforms and this is what I got!

These are what I ultimately ended up with:

These are what I started with:

This is before the platforms, after the initial alterations:

And here a couple more pictures of them with the platforms:

Thanks for looking X]
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Folded Front Skirt on: January 07, 2012 02:48:56 AM
I saw this really awesome fabric at Joann in the red tag bin when everything red tag was on sale and I had to snap it up. I've been really wanting to make more skirts to add to my wardrobe, and I thought it would be a really bright awesome addition. My mom saw the fabric and just went 'that is so horrible eighties. Fantastic, but horribly eighties'. Unfortunately they didn't have much left on the bolt at the store, so I ended up doing the back in plain black, but I'm happy with the effect =] So yeah, here it is [ignore my messy room xD]:

7  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Marvel vs. DC Swap Angel FOUND on: November 07, 2011 06:59:28 PM
Original thread : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390167.0
Gallery thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=393071.0

The Marvel v. DC swap is a 4 point comic based swap with crafters crafting either DC or Marvel related items. The crafter who needs an angel is me, Xandrigirly. I'm in the US.

Are you a Marvel or DC person? [or both if you like them both and don't mind crafting for either]: Marvel
What are your favorite comics from your preferred publisher?: All various X-Men titles, Young Avengers, Kick-Ass [marvel imprint], Runaways
Who are your favorite superheroes?: Overall I love Gambit and Rogue, both on their own and as a couple. From X-Men: Pixie, Kitty Pryde, Blindfold. From Young Avengers: Teddy and Billy [Wiccan and Hulkling] both on their own and as a couple. Gertie from Runaways
What crafts do you do?: Sewing, Polymer Clay, Jewelry, some loom knitting, and various other crafts. I make a lot of things with recycled comics.
What are some things you might like to receive?: A gambit or rogue stuffie; pretty much anything is cool with me.
Anything you would not want to receive?: Nothing with Wolverine please, I don't much like him. Preferably no canvas totes, I have a lot of them already and don't use them much.
Favorite colors?: Purple! Red, Pink
Least Favorite colors?: Green and Orange
Do you have a pinterest/wist/blog/ anywhere else for your partner to look?: Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/xandria/
Blog: iamheredesigns.tumbr.com

Please PM me if you are interested in angeling for this! Thank you!

Thank you Puzzled-Penguin for volunteering to angel!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Polymer Clay Swap Gallery on: November 02, 2011 05:31:15 AM

Post your goodies here!

Sent and Received
Contact ASAP


banana731 ---- crymson
suereal ---- heatheres76

anefariousimp ---- starmumplus
Xandrigirly ---- kimchery
JessySihk ---- Makaylalee
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Marvel vs. DC Gallery on: October 19, 2011 07:45:23 PM

Post your goodies here!

Sent and Received
Contact ASAP

ryn ----- Danynn
Xandrigirly ----- Rhapsody
mightyminniemous ----- theboywonder
VampAracely ----- lesileyam
Butweed ----- puzzled-penguin
dfabbric ---- Helena Puck
lilusa ----- gingerberrycc
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Polymer Clay Swap [Sign ups CLOSED Sendouts 11/4] on: September 25, 2011 07:49:31 PM

Swap name: Polymer Clay Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Xandrigirly
Sign-up date range: 9/25/11 - 10/7/11
Date to send item by: 11/4/11

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? n/a

Additional Age requirement? n/a

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This is a swap for anyone who loves polymer clay already or would like to get more into it! Partners will be crafting only things involving polymer clay-- jewelry, covered tins, figures, barettes, ect, and can also add supplies into the package if they like. Your level of experience with clay doesn't matter, anyone can join Cheesy.

This is a 4 point swap, and you can craft any size combination to get there. You may also talk to your partner about sending beyond that. For those unfamiliar with the points system or just need a refresher, here you go:

Large= 3 points
Medium=2 points
Small=1 point

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

You will have one month of crafting time. I want this to be a flake free swap, so please remember to keep in communication; post in the thread once in awhile and talk to your partner.

To join this swap, PM Xandrigirly. With all messages please put Polymer Clay Swap in the subject with either Questionnaire/Question/Sent/Received after it. Also, remember to include DC# or receipt (for non-us shippers) when PMing me that you have sent and to also send a PM to your partner when you have sent/received.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: Polymer Clay Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):

Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?:
Do you have pets?  What kinds?:
Do you have any allergies?:

What is your level of experience with polymer clay?
What do you like to make with polymer clay?
What are some things you might like to receive?:
Anything you would not want to receive?:
Favorite colors?:
Least Favorite colors?:
Favorite Themes and Designs?:
Least favorite themes and designs?:
Do you have a pinterest/wist/blog/ anywhere else for your partner to look?:
Are you up for swapping more than the requirements [does not guarantee a partner that will also, but helps in partnering]?:
Anything else you would like your partner to know?:


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
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