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11  Mini Cupcake... in Felting: Completed Projects by emiko on: October 10, 2006 04:08:09 PM
Well, not too original or awesome, but hey... I'm proud of it Grin I made it to see if I had the skill to make a cupcake at all, as I'm making a bigger pincushion for a swap (gotta wait for the new wool to come in though before i can finish that one though...)

Anyway, mini cupcake goodness <3

Hehe, I love how the side part came out... It was an unintentional mistake at first, but I just rolled with it and I like the effect~

And for size reference...

What a wee cupcakette!

I love working in miniature! The only problem I had was the 'sprinkles'- They kept wanting to go into the white part  Lips sealed No good! I might sew in flute beads for the bigger one.

I also tried using poly-fill mixed with some of the wool, to make a 'base' of sorts, and it worked out really well actually. Don't know if that's standard practice, but it never occured to me before to try it.
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12  Re: Dollar Store Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by emiko on: October 03, 2006 06:48:07 PM
hehe, when I went shopping for stuff I had a list in hand of things ambraqi liked, and saw the dino stuffie, and it was like a light went off in my head! I only wish the execution could have been a bit better Tongue The yarn was extra from another craft I made for her, but it'll be there soon!

Oh, and for kicks, the cat bank in it's original glory:

Not very thrilling or nice to look at, so hopefully my decoupage made him a bit more catchy Cheesy

And of course i had to get a romance novel Wink The fact that it was two-in-one made it perfect (kinda like the placenta shampoo, hahaha)

And Basil is adorable! I used to have a dwarf hamster just like him named Eggroll <3 Food-named hamsters win!
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13  Re: Dollar Store Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by emiko on: October 02, 2006 02:26:46 PM
Alrighty kids... Prepare yourselves for the awesomeness that is ambraqi's awesomeness! I recieved her package today and nearly died with joy! Well... Onto the awesomeness (ignore my shoes! they made for an excellent prop-up)!

First off... 'A panda doll cut from a puppet w/ zebra dress from baby blanket'. So cute and cuddly... She needs a name though- any ideas?

Next, a super sweet doll pen! She's sitting next to my computer right now ^__^

Hehe, a Hamtaro DVD~ Oddly enough I've never watched Hamtaro, but people keep sending me this stuff... Which is great since I love cute hamsters  Cool

$1 shop wierdness at it's best... Placenta Shampoo! (I'll try it out tonight and let you guys know how it goes, lol)

Giraffe and Bunny hand puppets! Again, oddly enough.... My s.o. and I were at hte dollar store just hte other day, and he picked this same exact item up (because it had a giraffe in it)!

Romance novel Wink My secret guily pleasure is secret no longer! (just wait till you see the gem I picked up for ambraqi, harharhar) Maybe after I use my new Placenta shampoo otnight I'll start on this novel~

Kitty postcards! Made from a calander! Brilliant Cheesy

And last but not least, the creme de la creme....

GIRAFFE PURSE :O I love giraffes! Ambraqi knitted the giraffe face and stiched it onto the dollar store purse (red, my favorite color)

A close up of the giraffe!

Thank you so much ambraqi! You totally made my day, and I hope your package arrives soon! I reazlied today that I left a small part of it out on accident, so in a few days it should arrive... Although I don't think my stuff will be nearly as cool  Embarrassed I still had fun with it~ Thank you again for making my first swap a success Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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14  Beaded Lace Bracelet in Beads: Completed Projects by emiko on: September 27, 2006 10:48:47 AM
I'm sure the technique I used actaully has a name... But I like the beaded lace term better Wink I originAlly found the pattern in a Japanese beading book, but since I 1.) didn't have any of the right materials, and 2.) can't read Japanese, I sorta winged it all... But I think it came out quite fab...

Too bad I don't wear blue though  Huh What was I thinking, lol~

A not-so-stellar pic of the whole bracelet...

Super-macro shot <3 I just love love love this bracelet...

At the end of the extentor (sp?) chain, I added a matching drop bead and somehow managed to get those seed beads onto a jump ring... I broke a lot of beads, needless to say...

Action shot!

Action shot two!

I acn't even begin to describe how proud I am of this bracelet... I've never done such complex beading before  Shocked I had to restart at least three times since I didn't know what sort of thread to use... I'm sure I started with tiger tail, but that didn't work (too thick), then went to monofiliment (kept warping) (is that even the right term?)... I ended up using (i think) nylon upholstry threads  Lips sealed Worked out well though! Gives the right shape~

THE END Cheesy
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15  Egyptian, Rainbow Beaded, and Origami Paper Tags in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by emiko on: June 13, 2006 02:09:09 PM
Huhhhhhhhh, I hiope this is the right section to post these in Wink They are paper after all, lol, and I'm still new to this Craftser thing, hopefully I'll get into the swing of things quick <3

Anyway, these are three of my latest tag things. What use do they have? I have no idea actually, but I love making them in hopes that one day I'll be able to use them on gifts or whatever.


Egyptian Tag

Made specifically with my fiance in mind- he loves all things ancient Egyption. So, I'll probably use this when his birthday rolls around. I haven't managed to dig up my hole punch yet though, but the hole will go where the sun is at the top =) I really love this one the most.

Beaded Rainbow

Ah well... velum is not for photography evidently, but that's what that opaque-ness is. I wanted to try my hand again at beading onto cardstock, and I think it came out rather nifty. Hopefully many people won't realize I had a dukmb moment and accidently put the yellow and orange beads in the wrong order  Cry

Origami Paper

Not too interesting really, but I love the prints of origami paper and happened to have a padoga stamp nearby~

Well, i hope you... enjoyed looking at these  Grin
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16  Re: Felt A Long # 6 -Felting with Wire in Felting: Discussion and Questions by emiko on: June 13, 2006 01:50:57 PM
Ahhh, I cant believe how long it took me to post here  Lips sealed  Moving will do that to you thouhg, I suppose, hehe.

Looking pretty fuzzy, but here is what I'm working on for this felt-a-long~

Jack Skellington of The Nightmare Before Christmas! Sadly I dont have a picture of his original wire frame, but I think that's for the best really, it was truely a nightmare (har har, no pun intended).

One Q~ Is it ok to hit the wire with your needles? I'm so afraid one of mine are going to break off because I'm pretty mean with them, haha.
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17  Re: Show us your Photoshop and PSP art!!! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by emiko on: April 27, 2006 10:02:40 AM
Here's my one good piece of digital art =) From last October~

I should get back into it~
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18  Re: Dance Dance Revolution Fans??? in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by emiko on: April 25, 2006 01:15:38 PM
I'm going to assume you've got the plastic kind that can be folded up XD;;

Well, I have the at-home Pump-It-Up game, with these kinds of mats, and have been wondering the same thing myself: how to store-and-go these suckers. Here was my idea (not yet implemented for lack of mad crazy sewing skills)~

I was thinking of making a 'blanket' with interfacing between the fabrics (to give some stiffness/body/etc). On the inside would be a 'lip' to tuck the mats into. On the outsite, erm... two plastic click buckles (I dont know what this is called really, but you click the buckle together and it makes a 'click' noise, lol), and a strap from top to bottom to carry over the shoulder. So, then you could roll it all up, clip the clips, and off you go~

Since I'm sure that made no sense, here's my quicke diagram:

Gah, my image keeps getting resized, here is originally: http://pics.livejournal.com/emiko/pic/000906h2

So... Kinda like a sleeping bag, not not Grin
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19  Kitty Attack in Felting: Completed Projects by emiko on: April 25, 2006 11:06:08 AM
My dear friend electroncat had drawn this adorable little cat: http://www.supert3ch.com/temp/buttoncatcolor.jpg

So, I figured I'd make one for my first needle felting project =) I'm super pleased with how it came out, even if he's a bit tilting to one side. And without a button. I couldn't find any small enough..

Also, does anyone have any hints/tips on how to make tails? I think this one thing was the most stress inducing part~ Although I must say... I had tons of fun making him! I was so proud when I finished him  Cheesy  I can't wait to make more little things~

Anywho, onto the pictures~

Ah, one more quick Q: Roving isn't terrible for cats is it? My cat (trained to attack anything pink) ate a wee bit of my wool the other day :O Oops...
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20  Dollie Dreads in Felting: Completed Projects by emiko on: April 21, 2006 06:30:23 PM
Hello~ I recently finished some dreadlock falls for my doll Cicek ^__^ I'm pretty happy with how they came out, but I'm sure there is much much much room for improvement Grin Anywho, just wanted to share some pictures of them! I made them out of wool roving that I had originally planned to make some small hats out of... hehe, I had some issues with those plans, and instead decided to go with some dreadlocks instead. My first ones <3

One thing I'm concerned about is how to attach them to her wigs... Right now they're sewn/rubber banded to some tiny hair claw clippy things, and while those work, they tend to slide out of her hair  Undecided If anyone has any ideas on how to improve (or change) this, I'd love to hear them ^__^

Thanks Cheesy
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