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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / S is for Selleck coasters on: August 08, 2011 08:15:16 PM
Tom Selleck, Magnum era, quilted drink coasters!

I made these for the Spell my Name Swap and this was the letter "S".

These coasters are a first attempt at using a fabric marker.
I was worried about running ink with iced beverages so I made one for myself and did a test run. It held up fantastically to my super-iced, iced coffee.
Even after sweating on the coaster for a few hours.

I love my Thomas!!!

Thanks for checking him out Cheesy
22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / there can be only one! on: August 02, 2011 04:53:18 PM
In the Pirates of the Caribbean Swap I made this up cycled cigar box for my partner.
She had this image on a t-shirt from her wist so I thought "That could look good in felt"

The black is a kind of snakeskin textured felt that I thought was kind of fun. I used spray adhesive to stick all the black on.
I cut out the clover and crossbones in regular green felt then used a running stitch around. Break out the glue gun next and stuck those on as well.

Now for the inside (in which it is bigger on...)
I saw a good opportunity in partner as she was a PotC fan AND a Doctor Who fan! Who could resist the uncanny coincidence of 2 Capt Jacks?

The fabric is one I have been saving the remnants from a bag I made years ago, thinking there had to be some perfect project for it. This was it.
I used (again) good old spray adhesive and got that fabric on good and tight, then hot glued a pretty black and silver ribbon to hide any mistakes along the bottom.
Then it got fun.
I found 2 images where the Capt Jacks happened to be pointing their guns in opposite directions and printed those out on photo paper. The hard part was getting the eyeline to match up and any kind of decent perspective. I am not too skilled in the computer arts.
The quotes were some of my partner's favs from her questionnaire and I made up a kind of story of flirting going on between them.
and of course there can be only one.....
Nah, I think the world would be a bit dimmer if they highlandered themselves down to one.

Thanks for checking this out!
23  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Elizabeth Swann, ye be warned! on: August 02, 2011 04:22:10 PM
I did this whopping 10 inch hoop (I've been doing a bunch of smaller sizes lately, so this seemed huge)
for my partner in the Pirates of the Caribbean Swap.

This was one of her favorite quotes and Elizabeth was one of my partner's fav characters so I saw a good opportunity to do something in blacks and greys.

The shading around the figures is black crayon tinting.

I glued some pretty black and silver ribbon around the side because the hoop itself seemed so "thick"

I was kind of abstract with the stitches themselves. I just filled in where I thought I needed to and ended up really liking the effect.

Thanks for looking!
24  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Snarky Shawn Spencer of Psych on: July 22, 2011 08:43:28 AM
I just love the show Psych!
I made this Snarky Shawn for my partner in the Craft Your Fav Psych episode Swap.

If you tuck the bottom up a bit he can stand on his own as well (I forgot to tell my partner that tidbit Embarrassed)

Photo credit: My super partner Averia

Shawn's hair was the most time intensive part. I did a lot of playing around with it, but I think it turned out okay.

Thanks for checking him out! (Possibly undressing him with your eyes?)
25  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Poor Shabby the Sea Lion on: July 06, 2011 08:55:59 PM
This is the hoop I made for the Psych Fav Episode Swap for my great partner Averia.
It is a representation of Shabby the Sea Lion (who is dead at the hands of "wrong place, wrong time") from the episode 6 Feet Under the Sea.

Thank you to Lime Riot for the inspiration and tutorial! I have been itching for a new way to stitch. I love the boldness of Shabby and did use a coloring book image for him.

I will be practicing my stamping a little more now that I have this supercool method under my belt!

"Swim free in the waters of heaven, where there are no natural predators."
RIP, Shabby.

Thanks for looking!
26  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / after that cyberman! on: June 30, 2011 01:00:22 PM
I made this hoop for the Dr. Whoopla swap and wanted to share.

Doctor #4 is chasing a cyberman who has taken off w/ his scarf! On an orange scooter (which my partner has) no less.

On the back Doctor #10 being silly...

This was a fun one to work on and I think I did my best drawing ever of the scooter/cyberman. I still look at my original drawing and think maybe I should make a second one for myself.

Thanks for looking!
27  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Wheaton's Law on: June 13, 2011 10:58:26 AM

Wil Wheaton has become my new guru

I thought I would be cheeky and surround it w/ ducks (such a similar word)

I finished off the back w/ a pair of old boxer shorts. Can't throw ANYTHING out, can I?

The hoop is an old metal one I found at the thrift store.
These small projects are so much fun

Thanks for checking it out!
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Funny little zippy pouch on: June 13, 2011 10:44:14 AM

I have been teaching myself zippers and ended up with this cute pouch.

The image is one I got off the internet and to the best of my ability believe it to be a real sign.
(At least I like to think so)

The inside is lined too!

I have always been nervous about zippers and have stayed away from many a project because of them.
I have conquered my fear!!!
This was a good way to learn but I think I need a lot more practice. I think shortening zippers is an amazing thing everyone should know how to do!
The pictures are sneakily not showing my mistakes.
tee hee

Thanks for looking!
29  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / The man they call Jayne! on: June 06, 2011 07:39:32 AM
Here is a little hoop that I stitched up. I love that cunning Jayne and I'm not afraid who knows it!

The quote is "Man walks down the street in that hat...People know he's not afraid of anything" and done in simple back stitch.
I made the poms on top of the hats 3D and loved the effect.

Finished off the back in what I thought might be Browncoat issue underpants plaid.

Thanks for checking it out!!!
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Calling the Doctor, Party of 11 on: June 01, 2011 02:05:07 PM
It's 11 beer bottle cozies! Each one representing a different Doctor Who.

I didn't quite have 11 beers around the house so I think there is a lemon juice, worstchesire, and H2O being sneaky.
This is a Christmas gift for yet another family member that I got done WAY ahead of sched.

Sorry about the cutoff of Doctor #1. I couldn't seem to get it together that day.

Doctor #1- A Walking Cane and Grey because all his episodes were black and white.
Doctor #2- A Flute
Doctor #3- Yellow car
Doctor #4- Obvious Scarf
Doctor #5- Celery Green (he wore a stalk in his lapel) Red ? They were on shirt collar.
Doctor #6- He wore a Cat pin on his jacket of orange.
Doctor #7- He carried a Black Umbrella with Red ? Handle
Doctor #8- Green Jacket and carried a pocket watch.
Doctor #9- Wore all Black and said the word "Fantastic" fantasticly
Doctor #10- Wore Brown snappy suit and to the best of my knowlege the only Doctor to wear glasses.
Doctor #11- Bow ties are cool!!!

These were fun, I got to revisit some Doctors I didn't know that much about.
Hope you enjoyed them!
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