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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Gir (from Invader Zim) toddler costume on: November 02, 2010 08:34:46 PM
(moved this over from occasions and holidays, hope that's okay)

My sister has wanted a Gir costume for my niece since before the kid was born. This year was her first year trick or treating, and I had a little too much time on my hands, so I decided to grant my sisters wish. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, especially since I don't have a whole lot of sewing experience (curtains and pillows mainly). The hood wouldn't stay on quite right, but I just walked behind her and held it up to keep her from toppling over anyway.

Side note: She had the BEST time. She's only 14 months old and she was a little sick and very grumpy all day yesterday. We weren't expecting her to last very long, but once we started letting her grab the candy herself her mood completely changed. She was laughing and yelling and trying to run ahead of the group to the next house.

DSC04284 by bubbychucks, on Flickr

DSC04285 by bubbychucks, on Flickr

DSC04289 by bubbychucks, on Flickr

1031102000 by bubbychucks, on Flickr

Body and hood are made out of fleece.
Eyes are made out of halfed Styrofoam balls, covered in white jersey with a felt pupil glued on.
Tongue is made out of felt and black wire - started to fall apart halfway through the night  Cry
Ears and nose are made out of felt.

If I had to do it again, I'd make the hood a little tighter, I'd add a tail and I would have made her a little pig trick or treat bag.

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2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / What is this? on: June 21, 2010 06:55:18 AM

I found this ... Huh ... in a bag of craft stuff at the thrift store. It's a metal u-shape with a wooden dowel that slides up and down the prongs. Does anybody know what it's called or what it's used for. If it turns our not to be craft related, I will gladly delete this.

I think it looks like a really low tech and poorly designed bike lock.
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / gluten free onion rings on: July 01, 2008 12:59:35 AM

Just thought I'd share, since I've seen some other gluten free craftsters around. The semi-kind-of-sort-of recipe is blogged here
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / my own little diy fashion tutorial directory on: August 03, 2005 12:08:11 AM
I'm a mojor craft link collector, and I've discovered that I have alot of diy fashion projects saved in my bookmarks (about 50% are from here) so I made a Wists account and organized them all. Thought I'd share, incase anybody wants to take a peek. .


I'm thinking of making one for me non fashion craft project links too.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / question about bleaching and dyeing on: July 10, 2005 06:18:01 AM
I have a pink shirt with a small bleach stain right in the middle. I wondering if there's anything I can do with it. covering it up isn't really an option, because of where the spot it located, it wouldn't look good. I'm thinking that maybe I should bleach the whole shirt, and then attempt to re-dye it. Has anybody ever tried this? And if that won't work does anybody have any other suggestions? I really want to make this shirt wearable.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Northern Exposure Swap? on: July 01, 2005 04:31:21 PM
Would anybody be interested in doing a Northern Exposure Swap? I've never participated in a swap, so I can't organize it ... but if someone else wanted to step up and organize it I think it could be really fun. It is after all the best show of ever and all time, I think it deserves it's own swap.
7  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / [SOLVED] members page on: December 27, 2004 11:29:09 AM
ok this isn't a new board, but it seemed like the best place to put this suggestion. I think it would be neat to have a page that listed all the members and linked to thier profiles. Sort of like this page: http://www.badgirlswirl.com/forums/members.asp . I don't know how feasible that is, but I think it would be a useful feature.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / bird brain on: August 18, 2004 01:35:03 AM
this is my first embroidery attempt ever, and I must admit he turned out better than I had expected. His eyes and beak got hidden alittle when I filled in his body, and some of the satin body stitching is a little messy but over all I think I love him. Any one who is a fan of MS Kids might recognize him from a couple of issues back. He's one of the decoupage birdies. Constructive critisism is welcome.

(there's 2 pictures because I couldn't seem to get a good one so I thought two would better represent him)
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / JoAnn's ... I work there now on: June 28, 2004 05:48:07 PM
I got hired at my local JoAnn Fabrics. I'm so excited, tomarrow I learn how to use the cutting table. And yay for me 15% discount.  Grin
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / New AOL containers on: May 21, 2004 08:06:03 PM
So I opened the mail box today and the first thing I saw was a aol box .... imagine my surprise when I pulled it out and discovered it was not made of tin, but instead it was made of wood (or chipboard or something). Granted this is totally wastefull considering how many people just toss those things, but I'm excited. I'm thinking this'll be excellent for painting and decoupaging - and it'll be a nice break from the tins. Has anybody else gotten one of the new aol packages?
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