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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering on: November 05, 2009 11:21:03 AM
My boyfriend and I went as Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering circa the 1930's Buster Crabbe serials:

We made the guns from dollar store squirt guns.  My cap has a wine stopper at the top, his is a cookie press!  The jetpacks are foam and soda bottles for him, Guinness cans for me.  Harness and armor are made from pieces of a Spartan costume. I looked up 1930's makeup and tried to replicate it authentically.

I loved these costumes - it's very fun to have a jetpack and a ray gun!
2  COOKING / Dessert / R2D2 Cake! on: June 14, 2009 09:17:54 AM
My boyfriend and I made this cake for the grand opening of The Museum of Toys and Pop Culture, a museum he started for vintage toys and comics.  The first exhibit is vintage Star Wars toys, so it makes sense:

He's made of Mark Bittman's golden layer cake, buttercream frosting, rice krispie treats, and fondant.

I did the baking and frosting making, he did the hard work.

It is the first time we've ever attempted any kind of decorating work, so I think it came out pretty well! 
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Our Wheelie Raised Container Garden! on: June 11, 2009 01:40:42 PM
We live in an apartment that I like quite a bit. However, we have no porch, and thanks to our large parking area, no yard.  Last year this was a source of great consternation and led to a failed indoor tomato experiment.  This year, however, would be different.

You see, we have two parking spots.  But I don't drive.  So we decided to convert our parking spot into a yard.  Included in this yard is what I feel is the greatest container garden ever!

Made by my boyfriend, this puppy has wheels, is up at waist level (no kneeling!), has storage space, an external herb box, and is enclosed to prevent critters.

Here she is from the back:

And the front:

After a few weeks nearly everything I've planted is sprouting away and I couldn't be happier!

Feedback would be appreciated!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Green and Pearls on: June 11, 2009 01:23:20 PM
I recently got back into making jewelry after years off.  Here's something I put together recently:

Not difficult, but I was pleased with the composition.

What do you think?
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Superball Earrings on: April 21, 2009 11:16:19 AM
I had this idea when I found a glittery superball, but ended up using these pirate ones for the test run.  I thought of it, did some research, and found only one other post here on Craftster for such a thing.  So, not a totally original idea, but apparently not overly done, either.

Let me know what you think!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My Hemlock Ring on: April 01, 2009 04:14:10 AM
This is the biggest lace pattern I've ever done.  Blocking presented some interesting logistical problems, but we worked it out.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out!

Here it is before blocking:   Rather silly-looking!

And some details, because I like them:

Pattern is Jared Flood's Hemlock Ring Blanket, of course.  I used Cascade Eco Wool as recommended - lovely stuff. 
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Galactic Wrestling Federation! on: February 26, 2009 04:50:09 AM
These styrofoam sculptures were made by my boyfriend.  The robot was a Valentine's gift.  I wasn't sure if they were "art,  not craft" so here they are in Misc.


Hope you like them.  If there's a better spot to post, please let me know.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hooray for Socks! on: January 16, 2009 08:54:20 AM
These were a Christmas gift for my boyfriend's mother, fortunately finished in the nick of time!  Pattern is Spey Valley by Nancy Bush, yarn is Fannie's Fingering in Old Glory.  These were not too difficult, but the Vikkel Braid was extraordinarily time consuming.  I've made it up to myself with new projects in much, much bigger yarn.

Zee Picture:

9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Green Hornet and Kato on: November 02, 2008 04:20:18 PM
My boyfriend and I went as the Green Hornet and Kato this year.  Since we're predating the Seth Rogen movie, only people of a certain age knew the costumes, but it was fun:

Handmade components include my throwing darts (he whittled them from dowels!), and his gun.  Severely modified were his hat and mask.  The rest was thrifted.  We had made him a coat out of an old lab suit but polyester dyes poorly and at the last minute a friend had a better green coat.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sloping Diamonds Scarf on: September 28, 2008 05:54:27 PM
Cable design is from Harmony Guides Cables and Arans.  I just added some ribbing along the edges.  Done with one skein ('cause I got bored) of Cascade 220.

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