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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Faux Taxidermy Stole.... 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...


2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Any ideas for "Handmade production line gifts"? on: November 06, 2006 04:40:45 PM
OK...I have so many x-mas gifts every year to give, I try to come up with one thing and mass produce.  Everyone gets the same thing.  It has to be cheap...say under 10 bucks this includes packaging.  I need ideas this year!

One year I did soap pops...but they looked like candy so people tryed to eat them LOL.

One year I did canned stuff, salsa and peach/chipotle BBQ sauce.

I tried crotcheting hats one year..UGH...waaaay to much work! Tongue

I love the idea of food mixes in jars...there are a ton of sites with recipes...some quite frightening indeed.  But the problem with these is alot of people (like guys) don't cook.

So does anyone else do this?  If so, what have you done or...any ideas?
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Pimped ride #2 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!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Ink dried on screen. help! on: June 21, 2006 09:15:51 AM
oops!  So I'm using the speedball waterbased fabric ink...but I accidentally forgot to clean the screen right away...I got some of the ink out...but its not clean.  Is there something I can use to clean it or is it ruined?

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Wedding dress (new link in first post) 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

6  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Sew for wounded soldiers.... on: February 03, 2006 09:02:38 AM
This is a really cool charity if you have any extra time on your hands and want to sew something for wounded soldiers.  They have all kinds of projects, even easy ones.  Unfortunaly these guys are living in yucky hospital robes and really need speciallized garments.

Check it out...

7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / non cracking transfer paper? on: January 10, 2006 12:56:36 PM
Hey does anyone know if anyone makes a transfer paper for stretchier fabrics that doesn't crack as bad?  I'm trying to put them on cotton lycra panties.Thanks! Wink
8  COOKING / Dessert / Candy Clay!!!! on: January 09, 2006 12:40:37 PM
This stuff works great!!!  I'm making cupcake toppers for my best friends book signing.  These are my experimental ones...kinda wonky, but I'll work it out.  These are dark and white chocolate, with some sugar sprinkles.  This stuff rocks...you can make anything!!!!


Heres the recipe....

9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Help..serger advice! on: December 27, 2005 06:00:17 PM
I'm looking to get a home serger (space issues) and looking for the best one.  I've been looking at the White brand...but really have no clue..I use the industrials at work.  I'm looking to sew stretch fabrics mostly.  Does anyone have one that they like?

Thanks...I need to get this right away before the end of the year for tax write off purposes.

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Pimped his ride..... 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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