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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: universe skirt on: June 14, 2011 04:51:56 AM
Well Cervy should be a good painter because as far as I know she's an honours painting student. Hello, fellow visual arts student! I'm in printmedia third year and I see one of your picnic trees when I cycle to uni.

The skirt looks rad by the way. I haven't tried freehand painting on a garment since I was in year 8 and I was a terrible painter.

Thanks Louisa! Ha, what a canberra moment.
Do you mean the one on campus, or near Turner school??
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / universe skirt on: June 12, 2011 07:12:53 AM
My friend for whom I made the universe underwear a few months ago just had a space themed party so I made a basic black skirt and painted it. The fabric is very light and sheer so the paint is a bit crusty. I used acrylic paint with textile medium and lots of light layers.

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cuddly cuttlefish on: June 04, 2011 06:33:55 AM
I don't normally visit this board but holy moly there is some cool stuff being made!!  I want to make more toys now!!!
Okay so my boyfriend was getting jealous of the leopard I sleep with, and he loves cuttlefish so I made him one for his birthday!! I chose really evil fabric though, I wanted it to change colours a bit the way real cuttlefish do so I got this chiffon that changes from green to pink depending on how you hold it, and then some snakeskin printed stretch fabric to go under it. They were such a pain to sew together, the chiffon is so slippy! But I'm really pleased with how the fabric looks, so it was worth it.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tree picnics, yarnbombing.... oh, and dresses on: February 24, 2011 01:47:36 AM
Thanks everyone!!  Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Universe underwear on: February 22, 2011 01:07:42 AM
Thanks everyone!!! You make me feel a little less nervous about giving them to her!!
It was just acrylic paint mixed with textile medium to turn it into fabric paint. It's a little crusty (ew sorry that is a bad word to associate with underwear)
I think it actually looks better in photos than in real life. Because it was painted on black fabric, it was hard to get the colour to not look dull. I wonder if it might be better painted on white fabric, with more washy paint.
The method i used for the coloured bits was to rub most of the paint off the brush and then just brush it very lightly over the fabric to get the ephemeral, dotty sort of look. i did a few layers to build up the colours. now that i've done it once, i think i would be able to do a much better job next time.
The swimsuit idea would be great!!!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Universe underwear on: February 21, 2011 09:43:17 PM
I suppose this board is an appropriate place for this project??
Anyone who has been paying attention to fashion lately will have noticed all the universe inspired fabrics being used. Well I have a friend who LOVES any space prints and it is her birthday party this friday so I decided to paint her universe underwear. I got her to pick out the undies and she picked these high waisted granny pants to give me a bigger canvas. I was extremely nervous and now quite unsure about the finished product, but this is how they turned out:

I study painting but this was totally out of my comfort zone. So I really hope that she likes them!!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Tree picnics, yarnbombing.... oh, and dresses on: February 21, 2011 09:31:47 PM
This is my tree warrior dress. It has a cut out triangle boob hole, a cutout back with strap details, and pockets that hold wine bottles! It took so long to insert the zipper and place all the straps correctly without a dressform but the time and all the pin injuries I sustained were worth it.

The reason I need to have large, wine bottle sized pockets is that I regularly have tree picnics. Picnics in trees. I have started yarnbombing some trees in my city to hopefully encourage other people to do it too! I love trees!

I've made two other dresses of the same design, with the triangle between the breasts, but filled in for more casual wear. I've only worn the tree warrior dress once, to a dress up party, but I wear this orangey/greeny one a lot. I like that I don't need to wear a bra with them. The design was inspired by a dress that xjoyfulsongx made: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313662.msg3607565#msg3607565 I also made a vintage inspired swimsuit with the same bodice.

This dress has bananas and watermelons printed on it and was made from an old skirt. I love the fabric!

I hope you like my dresses, and that I've encouraged you to climb a tree and maybe even take some food up with you!!! For some photos of some tree picnics I've had, including the baguette holder and goon (cask wine) holder I made, visit my blog: www.cervixosaurus.com
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: A field of daisies on: February 13, 2011 06:27:59 PM
Thanks everyone! It's a cotton/acrylic blend, I picked it because it was the only right shade of green in the whole store but actually I'm really pleased with it.
I kind of followed a tutorial from attic24 (http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2008/11/hexagon-crochet.html)
except i used her 4th round as my third round, because i only wanted three rounds. I also followed her tutorial for joining the motifs as you go, and weaving in ends as you go too, which was very useful!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / A field of daisies on: February 13, 2011 03:12:19 AM
I recently finished my first ever blanket, and first big crochet project!!

I'm really pleased with how it turned out, especially the kitschy fringe. The cheery colours make me so happy.

I'm so glad to be back into crocheting again, and now I've started some yarnbombing projects. I've figured out a way of making banners of text. So far I've only done 'picnic tree' signs (I like having picnics in trees) but I want to do more political messages. Any suggestions for some feministy/anti consumerism or other slogans?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: lizard leotard dress plus 2 on: February 09, 2011 12:23:37 AM
Thanks guys! I'm glad you each preferred a different one  Cheesy
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