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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / PMC Peas in a Pod here too. :) on: January 14, 2009 12:49:02 PM
   I can't believe I never posted this... Huh In fact, I can't believe I haven't posted in a while. Unforgivable. *hangs head in shame*  I must give a shout out for the other "peas in a pod" (which, btw, is *beautiful*) thread to inspire me to post again. Smiley

   My first complete PMC piece! I made for a dear friend (who has 2 kids) in a "hand-made" swap (among other things). It's not perfect (or anywhere near, even.) and it's not as smooth as I liked. But it was a great lesson in how the clay behaves, etc...

    I didn't have any sulfur or black max, so I made it all very "bold" to give enough light/shadow effect, kwim?  I also didn't have many jewelry supplies (in SS), except for some jump rings and crimp beads, so I improvised a design that would work with it. But I told my friend that she could just slip the (un-crimped) crimp bead and use the pendant elsewhere.  Wink

   I *loved* working with PMC (not the texture per se, but the "magic" effect of seeing a clay piece in full silver. What can I say... I'm love this kind of thing.. Cheesy), and I specially loved my little hot-pot! So easy to use!

Thanks for looking! <3
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Diaper cake centerpieces!! (+ update from other thread). on: October 23, 2007 12:58:31 AM
 This is a follow up from this thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=202173.msg2152489#msg2152489  PLUS the diaper cake/centerpiece for the tables and updated favors.  Smiley

So, the Baby Shower was yesterday (Sunday) and for some miracle of nature I was able to finish everything!  Cheesy 

The shower was a success! People commented on the decor (pics really don't do justice) even without knowing I was listening.. Wink  My SIL kept "selling" me like I was hot cake..  At one point, I went: "Dude.. stop with this... Tongue  )

I took some pics, but I forgot to take a bunch of them, because *gasp* I was having fun! DH stayed with my son at home and it was the first time in a looooong time I was alone.  Cheesy

The baby shower was at her BFF's house, in the backyard.

Here are the diaper cakes.  Smiley I forgot to take a more detailed pic of it, but this one is good because it puts it in context. The wires on the cake kept turning because of the wind..  Roll Eyes The pics on the wires are the same as the ones in the magnets.

Here is one side of the backyard. The wind was messing up the tables and cakes a bit, but whatever.

The favors. I wasn't 100% sure of the looks before, so I moved the ribbon to the middle and added a charm.

Another angle

The food table ready (it was just a brunch, of sorts)

  I forgot to take pics of the diaper wreath on the actual door, but looks pretty similar as the one on my door, on the other thread... Grin

  Thanks for looking! Smiley Smiley
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Diaper wreath and "vintage" magnet favors for baby shower... on: October 15, 2007 08:08:35 PM
 So, I'm doing all the decor for my SIL's baby shower.  I still have to finish the small diaper cakes for the little tables. I have to finish the favors too, but I completed a "model" so I could send her a pic as she was anxious to see...   Cheesy

  The wreaths I saw online were too busy for my minimalist butt, so I did a lighter version...   Wink

   I bought a CD with baby vintage images to make the magnets and selected 10 ( well, technically 11, but I forgot to put one in the pic) of those images for the favors. I'm thinking of adding a little pacifier to the ribbon, but I don't think I have time..  Undecided  I already have blisters on my fingers. I'm making 50 tins w/ 5 magnets each. = 250 magnets.  Shocked

(I apologize in advance for the crappy pics and extremely dirty door  Tongue )

Favors. Metal tin with magnets

Open tin

The 10 images

Here is the diaper wreath for the door

The detail of the star

I'll post the cakes when I finish them...

Thanks for looking! : Grin
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Holy Paint Job, Batman-it's the Terminator!! (life-size painted busts) on: August 24, 2007 11:33:33 PM
( I changed the title for a more descriptive one... Smiley Shout out to balkandina  Kiss )

 I *really* had NO idea where to post this!  Cheesy Cheesy

 I did not sculpt them. We (more like my husband), buy the rough casts (from the scuptors) and I sand it, fix the bubbles, shave the scraps, prime and paint them.

  I use airbrush for the skin and large areas and acrylic and pastels for the eyes, mouth and details... I'm loving working on those! I specially love doing the eyes...

Here are some pics of them...you can see more on my Flickr . <3

Both the Arnold and the Christopher Reeve are WIPs.

This is a Batman (Keaton) bust 1:1 scale. This one is finished. It was sculpted by the *amazing* Howard Senft...

Keaton's eyes:

This is a T3 (Arnold) bust 1:1 scale.  This is going to be a life-size statue. The head still needs hair, eyelashes and eyebrows (which will be hair, not painted).:

Arnold's eyes (sorry for the crap pic):

And my latest, Superman (Reeve). This is a CKing (great collector and project planner) project. This is still a WIP. Still needs some final coating. This will be a torso figure w/ costume.

Reeve's eyes still need many coatings, fake eyelashes and some minor tweaking:

Thank you so much for looking!  
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Felted Spring purse (w/ flower pin). on: August 23, 2007 07:58:44 AM
 I made this ages ago for a friend and completely forgot to post, even though is one of my favorite purses...

 The body is a personal variation of Sn'B's Marsupial and the flower pin is a camellia (Noni). The fabric inside is Sis Boom.  Smiley

Here is the final product, with the pin. 

Here is the purse w/o the pin, for when she's "playing low" Cheesy:

The inside. My first time sewing a zipper ever! I'm so proud.. Grin

The back of the flower pin. She can add it to the purse (any purse if you think about it) or a jacket...

Thanks for looking! <3
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My *very* funky chullo hat!! on: March 09, 2007 02:56:08 PM
 ...modeled by Indiana Jones.. *giggle* Cheesy (Hey, I needed a head, mmk? Wink )

 I used recycled sari silk yarn (Nepal), which I love to knit with!  I buy it here: http://www.recycledsilk.com/ (their quality is awsome!) and used this pattern http://www.knitlist.com/95gift/ski.htm (SO easy!)

Here is Indy sporting my chullo hat.. :

I was in a serious knitting hiatus, but I'm so glad I started again. It definitely makes me (partially) sane...

Thanks for looking! <3 <3
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Where can I get blank journals? on: July 21, 2006 12:59:33 PM
  I'm knitting some journal covers, and I would like to get some good quality blank journals... Any ideas where I can get them?

 Thank you so much in advance guys! Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Felted Camellia ( Noni pattern) on: April 27, 2006 09:30:35 AM
   I bought a few of the Noni bags patterns, but I don't have enough yarn to make the bags (I ordered already), but I was ancious to make something, so I decided to make a Camellia flower...

 I used KnitPicks WotA in Natural, dyed with Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid. Smiley

Here is the flower assembled, but unfelted. ( You could keep it late this):

Here is the Camellia felted (this is a medium, but she's quite big, imo):

Here is me playing around with the Camellia and an old purse I knitted/felted....the light doesn't help, but the purse is brown... hehehe... I kinda like the combo.... let's see of something would come out of it...:

Thank you so much for looking! Kiss
9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Indecision whether to buy merino.. on: April 09, 2006 02:38:10 PM
  I ordered some roving and they are sitting here, just waiting until I finish my latest kntting project so I can star experimenting with it.   Wink

  But I have a question regarding roving..  I got some Corriedale.

  I wanna know from you (experienced) guys, if it worth to get merino next time.   I know as a knitter that merino can look good when felted, but is not really necessary... Actually, some mixed wool can give a cooler finish, but how does it work with needle/wet  felting?

  How is the finish different for Corriedale?

Thank you so much in advance! :-)
10  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Is it possible? (Odd question) on: March 25, 2006 11:23:22 PM
  Hi guys! I'm trying to get into this whole (gorgeous!) felting thing, so I ordered some wool to try it out.

  However, I have an issue that maybe you can help me. I knitted and felted a bag and wanted to needle felt some design in it. But I'm in a hurry and can't wait for the woll to arrive.   I know I can use yarn to do that, specially "line" designs, but I'm wondering if I can unravel some yarn and actually make like a "full" felting design.

  Sorry to  be so confusing.. What I want is to felt some flowers into the bag. The yarn I have is not braided and I noticed that if I unravel it looks like carded wool. 

  So...will this work at all?  Huh

Thank you so much in advance!  Smiley
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