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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A long overdue dress and skirt (velvety ric-racety goodness) on: August 16, 2009 12:51:08 PM
This is quite embarrassing. I made this dress last summer and the skirt last autumn, and have only now got around to posting Embarrassed Oh well Cheesy
So, the dress is an amy butler pattern, which, if I remember rightly was quite nice to make. Although I foolishly attempted to line it with super thin muslin which was a huge mistake, it just frayed and floated around everywhere Roll Eyes But at least its on the inside.

(I really don't know why my face looks so squinty, it must have been the resizing)
It's rather cutesy, so I tend to wear it with a lot of black Cheesy A close up of the cute print (and evil muslin):

I made this skirt from some lovely black velvet that was hanging around the house. I love velvet, but it leaves a LOT of little black bobbles all over the place. I made up the patten myself, the front consists of three pannels with pleats at the sides. I call it my gretel skirt Cheesy

Its pretty damn short though, I'm thinking of adding a bit to the bottom...
You can't really see, but the zip is a nice brass metal one. (that velvet is REALLY had to photograph) Pleats:

And sweet ribbons sewn on very wonkily Undecided

Sorry the pictures are so bad, I really can't photograph myself  Grin
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Heart of flowers on: July 21, 2009 04:05:51 PM
I made this for my grandparents as a thankyou present. It took a long time! I designed it all myself appart from the pansy, bee and ladybird.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out, I wanted it to be pretty, but not over the top sickly-cute (if that makes sense). I think I achieved that Cheesy

This was added at the last minute at my Grandma's suggestion, my name and the year. She really loved it by the way!
Oh, I had to reduce the size of the first one to fit it on Craftster, if you you want, go on my flickr and you can see it clearer!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A box of boxes (photo chubby) on: June 19, 2009 12:07:02 PM
I did this for my A Level art exam, the brief was boxes inspired by Joseph Cornell. I hadn't heard of him before doing this project, but you shoud check him out cause his work is awesome! I was so inspired doing this project!
The exam its self was 15 hours Shocked spread out over 3 days, in that time I constructed all the little boxes (from cardboard) and glued them all in, painted/ papered all the boxes and stuck in the objects. It doesn't sound like a lot but it did take up all the time!
The stuff is all things I had at home already. The rusty old pocket watch my mum found in the mud when going for a walk, and I got the music sheets and old map from charity shops. All the photos were cut from old National Geographic magazines.
Of course, as I was being marked on this I had to make up some deep and meaningful bullshoot (despite the fact that I chose the objects mearly because they looked pretty together Grin), so I just make some crap up about it representing man's relationship with nature; they lapped it all up, hehe!
Whole thing:

Top left, you can't see it in the big picture because of the reflection. A bullet thing and a fuse:

This is one of my favorite boxes, wooden toy house and tiny jar of tiny shells found on holiday. The background is an old map, the colours on it are really nice:

Photo of a fly-thing, and an actual fishing fly hanging from a thread, which the glass fronted box it's in origionaly contained. It had been hanging around the art block  for the whole 7 years I have been at that school, I think my teacher got it from a car boot sale, but she was happy for me to use it:

This one is my mum's favorite, my friend gave me the broken china, which she dug out of her garden:

This is a little cactus in a plastic dome, which I bought as a little key charm thing, but it sadly died. I love the background on this one, it was actually a car advert:

A pretty pheasant feather, and good old Darwin. At the top of the feather box it says "with graceful movement" which was part of the music sheet already, I thought it suited the feather well:

This box is lined with silver paper, and I glued the marble onto the shell. it has annother fishing fly, and I put some celophane stuff that I found in the storeroom over it. It was ment to look like underwater, but I'm not so sure about it:

The old watch and a background I painted, I wanted to support the clock with lots of threads coming from the birds, but it was too heavy:

Back of the clock and a mysterious coin:

Big moth, shark tooth,and a puzzle piece with Mexico on that I found exploring, but that's annother story Wink

Before everything was stuck in:

of course some people said it wasn't exactly Art, but my teacher liked it and I think I'm getting an A for it, so all is well!
Sorry for the hideously long post, but I didn't want to miss out too much Smiley Thankyou for hearing me ramble on , and c n c are welcome!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Some Early Embroiderings on: June 05, 2009 11:40:48 AM
Greetings people of the embroidery board! I am fairly new to embroidery, here are some things I have done over the past... 6 months? I'm not sure! There are some other things, but for some reason they refuse to upload Angry I might try taking new pictures if I have time.

I did this one for the bird swap a while ago, I made up the design and also the frame it is stretched over, I was very pleased with how it came out, and my partner loved it!

These are from a Japanese embroidery book that I got from etsy, it's so cute! I don't really know where I'm going with this, it's a really long piece of sheet, so I think I'll just do a couple of pieces from each page of the book (but it'll probably never get finnished!)

This is from the same book, I sewed it onto a little pouch I made and gave it to my friend for Christmas. It's snow white and the 7 dwarves, because my friends and I have each alocated ourselves a Disney princess based on appearance, and her's was snow white (I know! We're super lame! ((I'm Ariel) ) Grin)

A tiny house, also from the book, I needed something to fit in this tiny frame Smiley
So yeah, these are some first attempts, I'm gonna start doing some of my own designs when my exams are done. I've already started work on an epic flower embroidery for my grandma, so I'll post pictures of that when it finaly gets done, and I want to do some pokemon cross stich too  Grin
Thankyou for hearing me witter on Cheesy
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Sprite, plus real igloo! on: March 08, 2009 08:40:05 AM
This is Sprite from the aranzi aronzo book Cute Dolls, he's made from jersey fabric (an old t-shirt cut up!) and felt.

I made him a while ago, on a snow day, I also made this igloo with my brother, wew were pretty proud of it, which is why I'm showing it off now, Grin

Thanks for looking!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The pinkyest bunny you ever did see on: November 01, 2008 08:39:43 AM
I made this little rabbit for a friend's birthday. I couldn't think of what to get her and when I asked, she just said she likes pink things, so I ran with that idea...

She is made of felt, cordroy, a pompom and the most tiny buttons ever!
I hope you like!
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Do you know the muffin man? on: August 31, 2008 12:06:50 PM
So it was my friend's birthday the other day and he does a crazily good impression of the gingerbread man from shrek, I remembered this https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180921.0 thread from ages ago, so I thought I'd make my own!

I tried to make him as accurately as I could, His gumdrop buttons are removable...(held on with velcro)

As are his legs which have poppers cause I ran out of velcro, so you can re-enact the "run, run, run, as fast as you can" bit

He was all hand made from felt, if you couldn't tell. I meant to take some pics of him with his new friend but I forgot Roll Eyes
I hope you like!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / lemon head jed- the dapper little lemon man on: July 23, 2008 01:14:10 PM
This is Lemon Head Jed made entirely from scraps.
The idea for him came from school when everyone used to call this boy lemonhead (he didn't mind). I really dont know why, his head wasn't remotly shaped like a lemon (the nickname then evoled to citrus, then citroen, then saxo- bizare, I know). Anyway, I used to doodle literal lemon heads, and came across one the other day when I was looking for some inspiration, and thus Jed was born!
Today was lovely and sunny (first day of the holidays too!) so i did a proper photoshoot outside!

In some vegetation

Reclining with Tara my cat  Smiley

A blurry shot to show his size, see how lovely the sky is!

PS I just discovered I'm a craftster godess Shocked!!!! But I feel guilty as I'm not a very active member of the craftster community Sad
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Shirt dress? NO! Shirt--->dress on: June 10, 2008 01:06:29 PM
Well! Hi everyone! I haven't posted anything here for about a year or something stupid, I started 6th form and they give you SO MUCH WORK I haven't had any time for crafting, mainly because I'm lazy though. But we've just finished our exams now so I was able to spend some time crafting without feeling guilty!
Anywho, this is a dress I made from a huge shirt I found in a charity shop that had the loveliest green n white stripes. The skirt part was made from the body and the bodice from the sleeves, I only had just enough fabric, width ways, to do the bodice so the buttons had to be non functioning, which makes it jolly hard to get over ones boobies, but oh well.
The pocket wasn't moved, its so cute! I will keep pennies and lollypops and other cute objects in there.

I was going to ware this to school today, but I woke up this morning and it was all cloudy, after days of hot sun! And then when I got to school there was brilliant sunshine for the rest of the day! AND the weather is ment to change and be all rainy tomorrow! Ghaaa!
Anywho, I hope you like it and I will stop talking now...
10  EUROPE / FRANCE / Could I have some help with translation please? :) on: March 17, 2008 11:18:14 AM
Bonjour, j'habite en Angleterre et j'etudie francais a college. J'irai en france dans deux semaines pour travailler dans une ecole. i have to write a letter to the students, but as we have broken up for easter i cant ask my french teacher... so i thought craftster was the best place to get a reliable translation, in case i've done something compleatly wrong and the small children all laugh at me Grin Embarrassed
so what i want to say is: i hope that i can teach you some english, and you can teach me some french
i've written this as: J'espere que je pourrai vous apprendre de anglais, et vous pourrez m'apprendre de francais (with relevant accents)
If you could help me i would be really increadably greatful!
Oh and on a crafty note, i was planning on making a sock monkey for them as a teaching aid!
Thankyou thankyou thankyou!
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