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11  Re: Monthly Odd Holidays - June in The Swap Gallery by Bellazeus on: May 21, 2010 07:37:25 PM
Cos im bored I thought I would add teasers for Najaorama. Hope thats ok!!

<-- this was awesome fun to make!!

<-- thats the item im worried about how its goint to travel..

<-- I liked this so much I made one for me too!!
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12  Fluxe by Judikin... HELP!! have bubbles? in Discussion and Questions by Bellazeus on: May 15, 2010 05:59:15 AM
Im not sure where to put this  Huh

I just randomly bought this stuff at a craft fair the other day... It really doesnt have any instructions on the bottle bar cook at 120C for a few min.. i followed instructions and this was the end result...

There was fluxe all over the spoon... so not sure why the bottom half is clear as and the top half is all bubbled Sad I want my horsey back damnit!!!

Anyone have any ideas? or has used it before with better/worse results ? having never seen it before i have no idea what to expect.. this might even be normal..
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13  Gumleaf tree ornament in Winter Holidays by Bellazeus on: May 14, 2010 05:48:22 AM
This little guy took FOR EVER to make..

I started off with a papermache ornament.. and a whole load of gumleaves... started sticking them on with mod podge and found that because it was curved they would pop back up.. so started sticking them down with pins but that left noticeable holes.. in the end i just ended up holding each leaf down till it took!!!

2 coats of sealer and a pretty bow later  and i love it!!

Interesting note to make.. you can see some white patches in some areas... they seem to be on the leaves that were not picked fresh the day i glued them in! (and of course these are on the front only!!  Angry)

I have no idea how long these leaves will stay green... or what will happen to it structurally in the future.. but so far its 4 months old and looks as green and fresh as the day i finished it!!

Ive been asked to make a couple more for friends but i don't know if i could go through it all again!!

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14  Re: This is frustrating. HELP? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Bellazeus on: May 03, 2010 09:04:18 PM
ok im learning too... but figured i might be able to help from someone who just struggled to learn it too.. if im wrong someone please correct me and then we can both learn something too!! lol

as far as i can tell a splip stitch is a "joining" stitch.. it joins your current loop to where ever you want to go.

in a granny square that i crocheted the other day, you work in the round... when you get to the end of your round, you put in one slip stitch to join the circle up.  then you chained up for your first stitch to get you to the right height and then you started off again.

This is a copy of what i saw that finally made it click into my head.

Also when you start trying to read patterns.. pick a style and stick to it.. it did my head in trying to understand all the difference between us and uk.. now i just use US and wont bother trying to decipher uk till ive got it all alot better in my head.
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15  Resin Paperweights, First attempts! in Completed Projects by Bellazeus on: March 28, 2010 04:38:31 PM
Ive been eyeing off resin since accidently borrowing a book from the library that had resin casts in it.

so i finally  found a kit on ebay as I was initially overwhelmed by all the different kinds of resin out there.

Here are my first two attemps..

One is of seashells that came with the kit.. Im so spewing that the glitter all settled to the top.. I was hoping the viscosity of the resin would suspend it.. would have been fab if it had (or if it had floated to the bottom)

The second is of coins I had from my travels or some of my fav places..these have been sitting around in a jar at home for years and so I have finally put them to use! Tho every time I look at it now I want to travel again.
I learnt this time to put the glitter in the layer below where i wanted it to be!!

A word of warning to all first time resin users.. the fumes really are worse than people tell you.

We crafted in a room with awesome ventilation with two fans blowing it all out the window,.. and the girl whose house we did it at still spent half the night vomiting!!

I am a bit dissapointed at how easily the resin scratches Sad I spent ages sanding all the imperfections out from the casting to then have them scratch again from just general handling Sad

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16  Re: My very first Craftser inspired craft! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by Bellazeus on: March 27, 2010 11:56:46 PM
Thanks girls!!

Here is my second attempt... Im in love with this one.. now i just have to wait till xmas to give it to person who its intended for!!

My cousin breeds dachshunds and has had them for the last 30 years!!

Here it is..

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17  My first felting attempts!! in Felting: Completed Projects by Bellazeus on: March 27, 2010 11:12:33 PM
Here we go!! I cant believe how long these took me.. but not too much blood shed so I spose thats not so bad!!

I had ordered a kit off the net but could not wait, so when I found some supplies in a store i bought them and started stabbing away without knowing what i was doing  Roll Eyes

Here is my first one .. kitty... he lasted 20 min before my next door neighbour stole him.

Then gingerbread man..

Then monster of some kind who was meant to be a dragon..

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18  My very first Craftser inspired craft! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by Bellazeus on: March 20, 2010 04:09:39 AM
So Ive been lurking around for a few weeks now astounded at all the talent on this forum has kept me hiding... Im not overly talented at anything and get bored (probably because of my lack of skill!!) pretty easily so am always changing the type of craft im obsessed with that week..

Well this week thanks to the ideas on here I tried bleaching a pattern on a shirt... this is my logo that i use on anything.. and my forum name on the sleeves..

And here is the end result (sorry for crappy pics!!)


All in all im pretty ok with how it came out.. there was only a tiny bit of seapege under the stencil on one arm of the design as i hadnt stuck the stencil on properly.. I actually mixed the bleach with flour and brushed it on so it didnt absorb too much into the fabric and leak under the stencil.. seemed to work well.. and then i just brushed it off before i washed!! And im not sure why the writing came out so faint.... I went over it at least 6 times!!

The only thing im embarassed about.... well I wrote my alias well when you are looking at it from the back (i had flipped the sleeves over so I could do it all from one side) pity that when i wear it im now Zeusbella  Kiss

Next on the list.... a dachshund that wraps all the way around a shirt.... not sure how i am going to manage that one yet!!

Thanks for looking at my first topic!!!!! and thanks for a very inspiring forum!!
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