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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Your favourite sandwiches on: February 10, 2008 05:40:03 AM
I personally prefer egg sandwiches, with gherkins, mayonnaise and ketchup. What is your favourite sandwich?
2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Lack of criticism? on: January 17, 2008 10:09:51 AM
My general impression about Craftster is that it is very mellow, very gentle towards every craft posted here. Every creation gets positive replies - without saying, that really makes people happy. But wouldn't it be better to be more critical? Sometimes there are some genuinely sloppy flaws in a work. Sometimes you don't even like the creation - is it more polite to just keep your mouth shut (as it is, there could be a great bucket of love poured over making something, and you'd be sore over it getting sour grapes)?  Huh

Don't take me as speaking rudely now, but sometimes I feel like not enough effort is being put into works, and things submitted looking like they are just there to receive sugary compliments, hugging the egos of these craftsters.

What is your personal take on receiving criticism? Do you get defensive, do you take it with a pinch of salt or carefully listen to the advice? How would you react if someone simply didn't like your work?

Personally, I'm not a very careful craftster, a novice at that, so criticism would be greatly appreciated. Thought I'd get defensive sometimes, but I generally would listen to it.
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Zombunny! on: July 08, 2006 03:22:47 AM
As much as I like making toys, my measurements always come out too small, which give way to such anomalous, zombie-looking bunnies and animals. This particular one was done to resemble a zombie, with stitching seen on the sides for added "eek" value - messy handstitched.
The pink fluffy scarf is detachable, but the black fur tummy was glued on. The back is plain - I didn't want to put a tail there.
Detail on the head.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pseudo corset-laced T-shirt on: July 03, 2006 11:35:57 AM
This faux corset shirt was reconstructed using https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=38788.0 tutorial, slightly modified - I didnt cut the fabric, but folded it.
This wont be the end for this shirt Im planning to alter the collar, and shortening the sleeves. Theres also a patch in the front of it that Ill be covering with some blue fabric. Reason why I didn't lace up till the top - my dad suggested I put it lower to resemble a normal corset.


Cross-posted in my website(http://e-oksana.com/journal).
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My green-blue duffle bag on: September 07, 2005 09:06:28 AM
I got itchy to make a bag ever since we got the sewing machine, so I took my time to go around and pick out the tutorial I wanted best. It is made off Lia's mini-duffle tutorial, thank her for the great tut.

The inside hand stitching is a bit messy, as I used white thread.

That's a keychain for something like keys.



I made a mistake of making the inside smaller. Sad
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Messenged Bag with painted-on Mario and Shroom on: August 27, 2005 10:52:15 AM
I had an old messenger bag, looking a little dirty because of the dull grey, so I decided to draw something on it. Being a secret fan of Mario Brothers 3, I chose to depict him, and a muchroom.

I enlarged the pictures and added a grid to them. Then, I drew the same grid on the bag with a pencil, and transferred it over with acrylic paints. Could've used transfer paper, but this was good enough too. It was a pain, and I went over the edges of the little square a lot.

7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / What to do with plastic bottles? - Make a thermos! on: August 27, 2005 10:40:24 AM

(Wait until the picture loads, it's quite big.)

I made one a couple of years ago at my Environment Class, it stood the test of time until it got lost.  Undecided Now I'd like to show you how I made a thermos out of two plastic bottles.

- When I made my thermos, I used a big 7-up bottle, and a bottle of either pepsi, or plain water.
- The more bags you put in between, the better it should work.
8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Where should this go? on: July 03, 2005 09:43:49 AM
I recently painted something on my old messenger bag - which category should I put a thread under? Please help, I really couldn't find a solution to it by searching.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Clay Bracelet on: July 03, 2005 09:25:40 AM
It's a birthday gift to a friend of mine, made with dry-on-air clay about three months before the day.  Tongue
I made a long clay sausage, cut it up into bits, and then shaped each bead separately. How I painted them is one whole story by itself! I stretched string between the back of a chair, stringing the beads on it. Then painted. I used acrylics for this, without any other cover (like laquer), didn't have any. I didn't have any stretchy string either, so I had to do with fishing *insert word for string/wire used in fishing:P*.
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