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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Delenn from Babylon 5 Doll on: March 31, 2011 02:01:42 AM
I've really been into reconstructing Barbie dolls lately and making them look waaaay cooler then they are (who wants pink and malibu??). So I bought a cheap-o Barbie to make into my favorite character from one of my favorite TV series. Delenn is a Minbari who transformed into a Minbari-Human hybrid.

I know her eyes aren't the greatest, but it's my first real face paint and the first time I've painted something so small. I'm hoping I get better as I do it more. Cheesy She also has no shoes because this doll had really large feet for a Barbie. I'm going to try to make her some when I get the pleather I need. I drafted the patterns for her clothing.

The thing in her hand is the triluminary and it's the device she used to turn half human. Mine is made out of toothpicks, wire from the edge of a ribbon and a hot glue drop.

If you haven't seen this series, definitely watch it. My husband had me hooked after the second episode!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Ruffly Teal Shirt on: March 25, 2011 04:50:06 PM
I love Modcloth.com. They have the greatest styles, but alas, they don't make things for us plus size gals. So how disappointed I was when I saw this AMAZING teal, ruffly dress. I wanted it so much. But then I remember that I bought some jersey material on clearance that was almost the exact same color! I didn't have enough to make a dress, but I did have enough to make a shirt!

My Version:

The Original

(The pic of me is a little funky because I didn't have anyone to take it for me, lol)

Even though it's not exact, I'm really happy with how it turned out! As I said, I used a jersey type material instead of chiffon. For the bodice, I used Butterick 5454. The ruffles and the bottom, I made up myself. I did put the bow on it, but I have it tying the back because it looks better that way on me.

Now, I just have to wait til the **5inches of snow** (how mad I am about that!) melts aways so I can wear it!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Adipose Plushie! on: February 13, 2011 02:30:36 AM
I wanted to do something special for a friend of mine for Valentine's Day. And I thought she would like her very own Adipose Baby to hug! This is the very first plushie I've ever made. I made the pattern (took two times to get the angles right) and it's made out of fleece. The heart is detachable, in case she wanted to snuggle with it or use it as a pillow. I love how it came out so much I might have to make me one!  Cheesy

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Gandalf The Grey on: January 31, 2011 08:14:43 AM
I did this a few years ago but it remains one of my favorite. I love The Lord of the Rings (book and movies) and I thought Sir Ian McKellan did such an outstanding job as Gandalf. My Achille's heel is hair. I still have issues with it and love that the hair turned out so well on this picture.

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Doctor Who Messenger Bag and Accessories! on: January 27, 2011 05:02:29 PM
I'm participating in the 5th Doctor Who swap and after crafting for my partner for the past few weeks, I decided I had to craft something for myself.  Cheesy

I'm going away for the weekend and I needed something to carry my art profolio, books, camera, pencil case, etc in. When I finished the bag, I realized that my wallet was too fat, so I had to make a wallet. Then of course I needed a case to protect my camera. And being a sewing addict, I needed a sewing kit. This is what I ended up with!

The Dalek is my wallet, the sonic screwdriver is the camera case and the adipose baby is a sewing kit. There are way more detailed pics on my blog of these items. I made all the patterns myself, with the exception of the wallet. I kinda, sorta used this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16097.msg137772#msg137772 I liked the layout, but wanted to change the pockets, the clear card holder, the size and the clasp, so I ended up making my own pattern for it.

I found the Tardis and the Dalek stencil online and made the other ones myself. I really hadn't planned on doing the stencils, so I ended up tracing them on paper, cutting out the pieces, tracing them onto the fabric and hand painting them with fabric paint. I'm incredibly happy with how they turned out! But the best one I think is under the flap!  

David Tennant as the 10th Doctor! Eeeee!

Close up.


I think this has to be the coolest project I have ever done! I love it!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Apple Apron on: January 06, 2011 08:57:23 AM
A friend of mine has an apple themed kitchen and has apple dishes, apple oven gloves, apple wall decor, apple everything except an apple apron. For Christmas, I had to remedy that.   Grin

The pattern is my own. For the apples, I drew them, cut them out and applied them with Steam-A-Seam (my new favorite sewing item). The lettering I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby and it was just perfect! She really liked it.

7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / I'm Dreaming of a Geeky Christmas! on: December 13, 2010 11:43:31 AM
Hi all!

So this year has been the first year where my hubby and I have been able to decorate for Christmas. I was trying to think of a theme when it hit me! Why not make it geek oriented?! We both love sci-fi, superheros, comic books, video games and Magic the Gathering. It would be different, fun and something that was "us!"

Obviously the first thing was the Christmas Tree. I had seen the post of the Weeping Angel doll here (I love Doctor Who) and thought what fun it would make to turn her into a tree topper! Then it just snowballed from there. I made ornaments from Doctor Who, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Transformers, Star Wars, Ghostbusters and a bunch of superhero ones including Iron Man, Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman. I even made one out of an old video game controller! And yes, a Star Trek tree skirt!

(Even our sweet 5 month old kitty, Firefox, loves the tree!)

When the tree was finished the next step was stockings. I based them on the uniforms from Star Trek: The Next Generation because I like the collar on the uniforms. The red one is the hubby's because if we lived in the ST universe, he would be Captain. The blue one is mine because I would be a teacher or counselor.

For better pictures of each ornament and the tutorial for the Weeping Angel Tree Topper, you can visit my blog (I took so many pictures, it's just easier that way, lol).

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Can anyone help me find this pattern? on: December 03, 2010 10:13:11 AM
I was reading through some blogs when I came across this pattern. The bolero is PERFECT for a dress I'm making, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. The only number on it is handwritten: 5436. Does anyone know if this is the correct pattern number? Or does anyone know of a pattern that's similar to it? Thanks!

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My First Coat. on: December 03, 2010 02:45:02 AM
A friend of mine, NinjaCylon, lives in warm weather and is visiting someplace that's not so warm and asked me to make her a coat. I used Simplicity 2508. The outer is corduroy with quilting backing (I have no idea what it's called, lol) for the lining and sew-in fleece between the two layers. She wanted something really warm, she got something really warm!

This was the first coat that I ever made. I had a few challenges, but nothing huge (as a rule, I don't like Simplicity patterns). I had to elongate the pattern for the collar to achieve the look on the package. And it turned out a little big (We live 1500+ miles apart) but she really liked it. Hopefully she'll be sending me pics of her wearing it. Smiley

(I swear, the hem is even, it's just the angle of the picture that makes it look not even)
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My Jewelry Organizing Mirror! on: September 28, 2010 11:42:31 AM
I hate jewelry boxes. All my necklaces get tangled, earrings get mixed together, I forget what I have or where I put them, etc. So, one day I was walking through the dollar store (oh, how I love thee) and I came across a 11x14 mirror and had a flash of brillance (for me anyway, lol  Grin ). I brought the mirror home, painted it and put some pushpins in it and came up with this. I really, really love it. I know right where all my jewelry is and I can see how it looks with my outfit! And the nice thing is that it was really cheap to make. Now I just have to put the res of my stuff on it.  Cheesy

(Sorry about the qulity of the photo, lighting sucks in this room)

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