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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Eye in the sky ATC on: June 23, 2013 02:08:33 PM
Supposed to be sewing this afternoon-need to finish our garb before July! Ran across some oil pastels my sister gave me this spring. Got a teensy bit distracted and... Poof!

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Steampunk pendant on: January 12, 2012 02:17:04 PM
Proof that it is perfectly acceptable to destroy old, useless items in the name of creating new, useful things! Steampunk pendant made from the components of an old watch, some broken jewelry, and one lone bellydance coin.

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Jack Skellington scarf on: January 12, 2012 02:01:34 PM
My dear younger brother used to have a sweet Nightmare Before Christmas scarf with Jack on itbut, sadly, he lost it. So I, being the thoughtful big sister, decided to make him a new one!

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Harry Pottter winged key necklace on: February 13, 2011 05:59:10 PM
I made this necklace for my swap partner in the Decked out For Deathly Hallows swap several months ago.  She mentioned that she had a thing for the winged keys from the first book/movie, so I wanted to be sure she received a winged key related item.  While searching the interwebs for ideas, I ran across a picture of a winged key necklace and thought "I can make that!", so here it is Smiley

In the excitement of swap send-outs, I forgot to take pictures of it before I mailed the package!  I was very lucky that she not only took some pictures, but sent them to me as well Smiley

Thanks for looking!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Molly Weasley inspired shawl on: February 12, 2011 09:22:44 PM
After running across the discussion thread for the Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part 2 Swap, it dawned on me that I have not yet posted my projects from part 1!  This was the first real crochet project I've ever completed, not counting dishcloths, of course Smiley

I really wanted to spoil my partner (who is very much a Molly Weasley fan) so I decided that one of the items HAD to be a very Weasley shawl.  As a crochet novice, I was not about to create my own pattern so I found a suitable one at lionbrand.com (Moonlight Mohair Shoulder Snuggle, Pattern #50121) and substituted the yarns of my choice.  I used Homespun in place of the Moonlight Mohair, 2 strands of Caron Simply Soft in place of Lion Suede, and added a border of 2 strands of fluffy eyelash yarn before the fringe.  This project was so much fun, and I am very pleased with the results.  My sister keeps bugging me to make her one now, too!

Thanks for looking!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My first memory bear on: February 12, 2011 07:07:48 PM
This was my very first attempt at making a teddy bear - a memory bear for my Mother-in-law made from her late husband's clothing.  I used Simplicity pattern 5461 for the pattern, two dress shirts in coordinating colors, and two small buttons from another dress shirt for the eyes.  The nose is just a scrap of felt stitched onto the face.  The bow is a little wonky, and I over stuffed him a little too much so he won't sit up on his own without support, but overall I was very pleased with the way he turned out.  I really enjoyed making this bear... perhaps I will try my hand at poppets next!

Thanks for looking!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My medieval inspired wedding dress and veil - lots of pics on: May 24, 2010 02:48:13 AM
Hello everyone!  I am new to craftster, but after all the wonderful inspiration I have already gotten from browsing the posts here, I felt I should contribute a little something myself Smiley  Please bear with me, as this is my first time posting links or images - let me know if there are any difficulties.

I was married in July of '07, and the inspiration for my dress came largely from Eowyn's White Wool Gown in LOTR The Two Towers, tons of pics here:  http://www.costumersguide.com/eowyn_ww.shtml

Since I was getting married in Hawaii in the summertime, however, I wanted something lighter and a little more "floaty", so I drew more inspiration from this dress at Rivendellbridal.com:  http://rivendellbridal.com/CelticStar.html

I used McCall's M4491 http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m4491-products-414.php?page_id=493 with some major alterations.  I added a train with a single point ribbon-tied underbustle, changed the lower sleeves to be a little longer with an open seam, added a "V" shaped sort of mock-belt at the waist in blue to coordinate with the bridesmaids' dresses, a band of the same blue around the hem, and instead of a zipper I wanted a lace-up back. I added some light beadwork around the neckline, waist, upper sleeves, down the back lacing, and along the dress hem.  I would have liked to have done more, but I did not have time.

The main part of the dress is an off-white silk dupioni, the lower sleeves and veil are silk chiffon in the same color, and the waist and hem are accented in blue satin.  The body of the dress is lined with a lightweight china silk.  Here is how it turned out.

Me in the gardens after the ceremony - doesn't show the hem.

Wedding party - the colors are kind of off in this photo from being scanned.

Close up of veil and neckline;

Unfortunately the only pic I have of the back of the dress.  Also unfortunate, I did not get one of the train laid out Sad

And a few more just for fun, and because I am pretty proud of it Smiley

Please feel free to leave comments or criticisms.  It's been long enough now that I have been able to forget what a nightmare it was to make this, and am able to just sit back and enjoy it Smiley  Looking back, there are some things I would have done differently, including adding more beading details and perhaps something more detailed on the veil as well.  I may do this for an anniversary party we plan to have next year....  All in all, I think it turned out pretty nice.  Thanks for looking, and happy crafting!  Smiley

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