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1  Faux Taxidermy Stole.... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Hemi*Housewife on: June 15, 2007 03:45:34 PM
OK...remember a couple years back I was working on the two headed goat rug? Well that project sat around and one day Liz called and said Todd Junker wanted some stoles for his fashion show....so we each knocked one out and mine turned into a chupacabra! Cheesy Cheesy  I don't have pics of Liz's yet..but I'll post when I get them.

So we shot the stoles after the show and were so honored to have the extra fabulous and amazing Clint Catalyst model for us along with Adele Mildred!!  Clint is the most hysterical and fun guy you've ever met...his page here...


And...dun da duuun...

Heres a shot of the sheer size of the stole..LOL...not an acessorie for short people..

So, once again...no animals were harmed!  The armband has a cockroach screened on it.  It is an anti racism statement..if you were wondering.  The stole is constructed from 1/2" modeling wire.  I then duct taped the wire to the head and used about 75 old grocery bags as stuffing, wrapping them around the wire and taping them.  Yes..recycling is good....

The wire is a wonderful thing..because the stole can be shaped and clings to your body.  I bought the fur as a remnant for $1.00 a yard...I loved it because it was filthy and old.

As far as constructing the head.  I used a rug head from Van Dykes taxidermy catalogue, I believe it was a smaller bear head.  The horns are molded from magisculpt.    As far as making the head...follow my tutorial here from the rug I made...


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2  Re: Pimped his ride..... in Completed Projects by Hemi*Housewife on: September 23, 2006 11:38:22 AM
Thank you so much pansophia for posting that...I had no idea!

Look here it is!  Teeeheeeeee...

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3  Pimped ride #2 in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Hemi*Housewife on: June 28, 2006 03:17:31 PM
So my buddy Kristen gave me her crappy toddler car for me to sodomize with my glue gun! Grin Grin

Its a scary hairy green monster now!!!  Can I tell you that working with fake fur in the 90 degree heat really sucks tho?  I hope her toddler likes it...and doesn't cry when he sees it.

Pretty much the same tutorial as the first one...


The eyes are styrofoam balls that I pulled white stretch velvet over and zip tied in the back..then I used acrylic paint to paint them.  The mirror hubcaps are just little mirrors from the auto parts store...the fabric on the sides is glitter naugahyde...drooool...I wish I could afford to cover my walls in it.

I really hope some of you guys decide to try making these cars...recycle old plastic crap...its cheaper, way better for the environment and you wind up with something that suits your style. Smiley  And post pictures dammit. Grin Grin

thanks for lookin!
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4  Wedding dress (new link in first post) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Hemi*Housewife on: June 07, 2006 03:07:08 PM
Hi guys...havn't posted in ages..been busy!  Heres a dress I did for my best friends wedding (which is finally over thank gawd).  She looked so pretty!  These pics are from the final fitting, still havn't gotten wedding photos yet.

Its silk taffeta, has a built in corset (which I didn't sew LOL) and the bustle I wadded a bunch of stiff tulling up inside to poof it.  The veil is a mini top hat..I just made a wire form and wadded up tulling and wrapped around!  Pardon the ugly sheets on the grass..we where trying to keep it clean!

Heres a few of the bridesmaids and the velvet mini tophats...can't see them very well tho..sorry!

Heres a link to the actual wedding photos if anyones interested! Grin

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5  Re: Bun in the oven? in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by Hemi*Housewife on: December 28, 2005 02:14:12 PM
Congrats!  To all of you...how exciting!  I have a 2 year old.  I love the quilt idea and wish I had done one for Waylon.  I made alot of stuff, seeing I couldn't stand any of the baby stuff that was out there...especially the furniture and I just couldn't see the point in buying a bunch of things I would only use a couple years..like the changing table and anything looking babyish.  So I made a changing area/shelfy deal with my old metro shelves and some cool metal bins from Ikea.  The curtains on the bottom are 99 cent dishtowels (tied on with bows) and I purchased a $20 changing pad that straps to the top.  Can I tell you this was the most functional thing ever?  All his clothes are in the bins, no opening drawers and digging at 2 AM.  Plus I can use everything later for whatever purpose.  If I had a girl, I would've done baskets instead of bins too!  Heres a pic...sorry kinda messy at the time...

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6  Re: Animal friendly fake taxidermy *tutorial* in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Hemi*Housewife on: September 30, 2005 11:50:19 AM
I'm working on a two headed rug right now...its supposed to be a two headed goat, but its not looking very goatish...LOL...heres one of the heads so far...its extra creept tho...

Viciouskitty, I'm glad you found that pink fur..the stuff is so cool!  I have a huge piece of lavender that I'm still figuring out what to do with.
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7  Pimped his ride..... in Completed Projects by Hemi*Housewife on: September 28, 2005 01:44:33 PM
hi everyone...havn't posted anything in a while...hope everyone is doing well!

Our neighbors gave us this piece O crap lil Tykes car (very used and abused) for our almost 2 year old son.  I thought about just hauling it off to a dumpster, but decided to give it a make over, so it matches the decor of our home.  I figure he can be Eddie Munster for Halloween this year and have the ride to match...em...sorta I guess.



Waylon absolutely adores it and keeps kissing it and saying "fixed car fixed car!"

So I basically washed it as best I could, and spray painted it with Krylon Fusion...which by the way...still scratches off of plastic very easily and its supposedly made for this type of thing. Undecided  I used leopard polar fleece, wine velvet and antique gold tassle fringe...all entirely hot glued on.  I finished any raw edges of the fabric with a black rayon gimp braid from the fabric store.  I'm sure my toddler will destroy it rather quickly, but heck it sure was fun to make!

Also...I really do not recommend painting kids toys (although the can has a picture of a plastic kids playhouse on the front...LOL)...this paint does scrath off and I'm sure isn't good for the kiddos.  I did this for his Halloween costume.

Thanks for lookin! Wink
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8  Re: Animal friendly fake taxidermy *tutorial* in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Hemi*Housewife on: March 07, 2005 03:25:00 PM
OK...this is Leonard Moscow....my best friend Liz made him for me for Christmas a couple years ago.....

Not a great pic...but she did his entire head in magisculpt and put a leather hood and goggles on him.  Heres the link to Liz's site tho...she's awsome.

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9  Animal friendly fake taxidermy *tutorial* in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Hemi*Housewife on: February 28, 2005 06:14:16 PM
This is one of the funnest projects I've done and this is my first piece.  He's a bubble gum pink wild boar rug.  No animal products were used here.

First I bought a rug head mold, complete with glass eyes and a plastic jawset from Van Dykes taxidermy.  I also purchased some high quality long fake fur, some magisculpt, and with the help of my glue gun, a little acrylic paint and my husbands hair clippers...I got some pretty cool results!

This first pic is the foam base...after I sculpted around the eyes and snout to make him look a little more scary.....I painted his gums too....

I glued the fur on his head, cut around the face with the clippers...gave him a little mohawk.....

Then I cut out a 6 foot long body, lined it with heavy velveteen and gave him some ears and a goatee......

Voila!  Taxidermy...guilt free and better than the real thing!  LOL!  But seriously...I'm pretty darned excited about making more of these.  If anyones interested in trying it...I'll elaborate more on details. Grin
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