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1  If you can't FIND a Fiji Mermaid, then make one... in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by lanikins on: August 12, 2013 03:51:12 PM
What does Craftster mean to me?  Craftster has given me the opportunity to not only make either people happy with the things I make, but it has also given me an opportunity to find people who have similar interests...I don't feel like such a weirdo anymore, lol.  Craftster has allowed me to be me, and all the love and support form everyone on this forum has been phenomenal.  This project in particular really encompasses what Craftster has done for me.

I was recently in the sideshow swap, and was lucky enough to have a partner who had a very similar brain.  On her questionnaire, she stated that she really wanted to receive a conjoined doll, and one of her secondary wishes was the Fiji Mermaid.  She then told me that she loves anything zombie...RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!!!!  So, I decided to combine the 3 together, and a little story was created in my lil brain...I'll give you the condensed version Wink

There was a conjoined twin who grew up in an orphanage with no hope of every getting out.  A man by the name of Dr. Noble came along and adopted her.  He didn't have good intentions...his competitor had an attraction called the Fiji Mermaid, and he was losing a lot of business to him.  So, he thought that everyone would love to see a live 2-headed fiji mermaid.  He took her to the lab, and hacked off the lower half of her body, and combined it with a fish tail.  She didn't survive the surgery, so feeling defeated, he tossed her in the tank she was supposed to be displayed in.  He heard moaning from the lab, and discovered that she was no longer not JUST a 2-headed Fiji Mermaid, but and UNDEAD 2-headed Fiji Mermaid.

Ok, ok, no more talkin...on to the pics!!!!!!

Thanks for taking a look-see, and reading my long-winded post.  Thanks, Craftster for inspiring me to really go for it, try new things, make new friends, and of course....make cool stuff Grin
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2  Re: Side Show Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by lanikins on: August 04, 2013 05:56:12 PM
Ok...I think I've figured out how to get these pics up on the iPad.....

I seriously got spoiled here, y'all!!!!  I'll start with the obligatory group shot...here we have my conjoined doll, tattooed lady box, conjoined art piece, and three polymer zombie pendants.

Detail shots of the box:

AAAAAAND...my amazing conjoined twin doll:

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH artista...I love it all SO HARD!!!!!!!
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3  I see you shiver with antici.................. in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by lanikins on: June 17, 2013 03:00:21 PM
........pation!!!  I was recently in the IYP swap with ohiodiygirl.  She gave me a list of poppets that she'd like to receive, and Frank N. Furter stood out, and slapped me in the face...he simply had to be made.  This is MY FAVORITE POPPET EVARRRRRRRRRR!!!  I won't ramble, but man, he was fun to make!!!

Thanks for taking a look-see...I'm so happy he is in such an amazing home!!!
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4  Re: IYP 23: Summer Do Si Do GALLERY!! in The Swap Gallery by lanikins on: June 17, 2013 07:07:34 AM
I'm so sorry it took me so long to post pics, buuuuut...I ended up getting super sick.  I'm significantly better, so here they are!!!

I have wanted a #4 scarf for the LOOOOOONGEST time, but lacked the motivation and patience to make myself one, so you can imagine my excitement when I pulled this GINORMOUS scarf out of the box.  I am going to try to take a pic with me wearing it, so I can truly show its awesomeness!!!

Here is the perler bead tardis...IT IS SO AMAZING (and must have also taken forever to make)!!!!

I am a TOTAL David Tennant fangirl, so I squeeeeeeed when I saw this:

Both the tardis and David are now in my Doctor Who themed bathroom Grin

AAAAAAAAAAND here is one of my favorite Tim Burton characters of all time in amigurumi form:

Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for asking me to dance with you this round, ohiodiygirl...you rocked this one out!!!!!!
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5  Steampunk Mary and her little lamb in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by lanikins on: June 13, 2013 09:29:50 AM
I was recently in the poppet swap, and was fortunate enough to be partnered up with puamelia.  In her questionnaire, she listed a lot of themes, and I picked the 2 I liked most, and made a mashup.  So, without further ado:

and now for the costume detail shots:

Thank you for looking at my zillions of photos!!! Grin
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6  Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Five in The Swap Gallery by lanikins on: June 04, 2013 05:19:57 PM
I received the raddest poppet ever!!!  I LOVE the pincushion queen...I'll end up with a tattoo of her on my ribs one day Grin  puamelia recreated her in poppet form, and she is one of the coolest things in existence!!!

Here is the group shot...that's right...I got spoiled with MAD goodies!!! 

A GREAT BIG thank you to puamelia...you made something for me that I REALLY REALLY LOVE, and just screams Lani!!!

Hope you're able to see what I made you sometime soon...I'm DYING from swap anxiety!!!
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7  My beloved scooter...stolen, recovered, and given a new look :) in Completed Projects by lanikins on: June 03, 2013 05:43:27 PM
So....in June of last year, I bought myself a cute little scooter as an early birthday present.  I loved this thing, babied it, saved TONS of money on gas, etc.  Well, I was only able to enjoy it for 2 1/2 months, because someone decided that they REALLY wanted it, and stole it Sad  I had given up all hope on getting it back, and started saving up for a new one.  THEN, in February, I received a call from the police department, and they told me they arrested a guy riding it in a blizzard!!!  The officer told me that he wasn't even sure that I would want it, as it was pretty messed up.  That really didn't matter to me...I NEEDED my lil girl back!!!  He wasn't joking...the guy spray-painted it flat black, and it looked like he may have dumped it a couple times.  He also popped out the ignition, but a bicycle brake on it, and removed the mirrors.  The grips and seat were once white, but they ended up brown...stained and NASTY!!!!  It took me almost 2 months to get all the work done, but she is back and better than ever!!!  Now...on to the pics!!!

Here she is before...a cute little pink thang...

Here she is after I picked her up from motorcycle/car jail (impound lot)...doesn't she look SO SAD?!?!

The only way to really cure all that ailed her, I had to take her COMPLETELY apart

Yes...you DID read that right...I glittered my scooter.

And here she is now!!!!  It is really hard to get adequate glitter pics, but you kind of get the idea, right?!?!

Now, for the numbers...

Quote for body work: $600.00                          What I paid for paint supplies: $200.00
New ignition at dealer: $125.00                        What I paid to buy and install one myself: $60.00
New seat: $110.00                                         What it cost for me to make my own: $7.00

There were several other things I had to buy, like...a new cable lock, new helmet, new mirrors, new brake lever, and so on and so on.  BUT, it sure beat the cost of buying a brand new scooter!!!

Thanks for taking a look, and reading this excessively long post Grin
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8  Re: Mug Rug Rd5 Swap - SO April 29th in The Swap Gallery by lanikins on: May 06, 2013 07:30:51 AM
I was wondering why I wasn't getting anything in my "replies to your posts" for this gallery...that would be because I haven't posted here yet, duh!!!

There are SOOOOOOOOOOOO MANY amazing mug rugs up in here!!!  I gotta say, though...the robot one made me SQUEE!!!  I really love the steampunk one, too.  AAAAAAAAAAND...I LOVE cathedral quilts!!!  I made one for my first MAQ Smiley

BUUUUUUUUUUUUT...I gotta say, the mug rug I received from deadsweaters is pretty much the coolest thing ever, in my humble opinion.  I LOVE classic monsters, and boy did she make me a happy lady by sending me this mug rug of awesomeness Grin  She also sent some amazing extras...

Here is a closeup of the cuteness:

Thank you SO SO SO MUCH...I love it SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!
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9  Re: One Little Pincushion swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by lanikins on: April 11, 2013 04:13:06 PM
WOO-HOOOOOO!!!  I get to be the 1st one to post in the gallery!!!  Quite an awesome start, if I do say so myself...

Thank you SO MUCH, Ludi!!!  I kind of want to put it on display in my bedroom (which is entirely pink and black Grin)
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10  Re: Up to Three Tiny Adventure Time Things Swap in The Swap Gallery by lanikins on: March 28, 2013 05:18:17 PM
Yay...I finally got some pics!!!!  First is my AMAZING lil Marceline and Finn painting from themuppet...which I HEART SO HARD!!!!

Next is my Lemongrab hoop from our fearless leader, haroldlovesmaude...which I also HEART SO HARD!!!!  Mr. Kins and I are always telling each other "you really smell like dog buns"...it has become our phrase of endearment, LOL!!!

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