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1  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / cute animal hats on: January 06, 2007 07:15:32 AM
I've fallen in love with these cute animal hats, So i've decided I'm going to make myself a panda. If you're not sure what I mean here's some examples:

(these pics were ripped off deviant art and right here on craftster, they're not mine!)

But how cute?!  Cheesy

Anyways, I've never made a hat before, so I thought it might be nice for a group of us to have a crack at it together?

Theres a couple of tutorials floating around:


I've already ordered some off-white and black anti-pill fleece off ebay, but I don't think it'll be here untill end of next week. Oh well Smiley

If anyone is interested talk to me! The only animals I could think of doing apart from a panda were: a rabbit (these are cute with the long droopey ears), a cat, and well just some random characters really lol.

Anyone wanting to be more original than me and make a chicken or something is very very encouraged!!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / A question about felt on: January 02, 2007 10:07:05 AM
I'm wanting to use felt on a t shirt as some applique, and I just have a couple of questions about it.

What is the best mothod for attaching it?

I'm planning on sewing around the edge in a running stitch on a machine, but primarily this is for aesthetics. Just how easily does felt frey? Would this alone be secure enough or should I use an adhesive like bondaweb or even super glue?

The reason I mention super glue is because the design I'm doing (a gingerbread man  Smiley) will have eyes and buttons which are very small and fiddley. The superglue seems like the best idea for attaching the little pieces to the main body of felt, but it will make the felt hard won't it?

I think bondaweb might be the best option here, though im not sure if its strong enough for felt.

Any ideas at all? Thanks in advance for any! (sorry for rambling)

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / how do you do that shiny foil effect? on: December 27, 2006 07:55:50 AM
Heres an example of what i mean:

(I have no idea what the t shirt is about lol I just googled foil effect and that came up!)

Does anyone know it is done? Is it iron on? Or special fabric paint? Or just plain old industrial magic?

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / acrylic study of a study on: December 20, 2006 04:43:14 AM
My favourite artist is a Canadian one called Heather Horton. She does fantastic portraits, her skin tones are fantasic and her composition is always spot on. I love her stuff. Which explains why I'm studying her for my A Level art coursework. The below painting is part of my critical studies.

My painting didn't take very long, maybe 3 hours? It's arcylic paint on deep edge canvas. As always the camera has changed the colours a little, but I really am proud of this.

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/37093752/?qo=17&q=by%3Aheatherhorton&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps  Horton's original

and the other study I'm about 3/4 of the way through http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/40400402/?qo=9&q=by%3Aheatherhorton&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / ZAP tee shirt on: July 28, 2006 04:22:00 AM
The second tee shirt dress my mum gave me to cut up, both were size 14 so i took them down to a better 10/12 and on this black one I've apliqud a big white lightning bolt on!

I kinda wish the bolt were more down my front but from the side i think it looks great.

I used bondaweb then sew round the edge of the appliqu in the hope that the edges might frey at bit in the wash and look a bit punk rock (haha  Grin)

Any comments welcome!

p.s. the first dress i did: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109978.0
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Rainy tee shirt for a rainy day on: July 26, 2006 02:18:48 PM
Well it did rain towards the end!

It started as a rank size 14 BHS t shirt dress from my mum. Ended up like this. I've fallen in love with stencelling. I took this stencil from the stencilry website but next time im definatly making my own

Any comments welcome!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Slouchy messenger bag *packed with pictures* on: May 30, 2006 01:41:24 PM
I should be revising, as my mum keeps reminding me my exams aren't over yet!!

Even so, this little project allowed me to relax then become slightly obsessed and overly involved... Anyway it's done now. Hopefully I can channel that energy into my French oral *twitch*

Once I'd done I thought it looked pretty bare so I added this army badge I found in a charity shop last summer... I picked it up for about 50p but I'm pretty sure it's a genuine George VI army badge! Its got some pretty neat stitching on it too... When I bought it, it was still attached to the pocket it had been hand sewn onto, so I know its real Smiley

Even with the badge on it looked a bit dull so some culouful buttons went on just to brighten it up a bit  Cheesy

And finally a pretty awful action shot...

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 1st crafty make! Hobo Bag (thanks tinafish!) on: June 04, 2005 01:10:32 PM

This is my first crafty thing  Grin

I followed Tinafish's tutorial for slouchy bags. This was a present for my friend Hannah... Hope she liked it Wink

Note: I'm awful at sewing, so its amazing it's even functional.

^^ Is supposed to be a UFO  Embarrassed

Sorry about the bad pictures...  Embarrassed
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