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11  Grim Fandango Art in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by SarahJSaturday on: May 29, 2009 10:13:08 PM
I'm a Grim Fandango nut and about a year ago I painted this piece based on the art from The Blue Casket entrance in the game. My hope is to one day have an outdoor patio lounge area for smoking hookah that is Blue Casket themed. Someday...  Smiley

I used acrylic paint on a canvas board. 11x 14 I think. I stole the frame from some ugly art that my mom had.

To those unfamiliar with the game, it's a PC game from 1998. It is a Lucas Arts adventure game based in the land of the dead and have influences from aztec beliefs and architecture and the film noir genre. It's awesome! Even if stupid Vista won't allow me to install it properly. Stupid Vista! But that's why god invented my boyfriends computer!  Cheesy

Any grim fandango fans out there on craftster?
C&C welcome
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12  The Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by SarahJSaturday on: May 26, 2009 10:26:25 PM

The Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial

Coffee Filters, preferable cone shaped filters. I couldn't find any so I used regular ones.
Floral Wire, I used 22 gauge.
Floral Tape
Awl or Needle
Water Color Paint
Water for paint
Dowel or something to curl petals

Step 1:
Cut petal shapes in a range of sizes
Cut wire long enough for the stem of the rose
Cut strips of floral tape 1-2'' long until you are sick of cutting (you'll need quite a few of these)

Step 2:
Bend the tip of wire at approximately 1/2''

Step 3:
Roll one of your smallest petals. This will be the center of the flower

Step 4:
Pierce the rolled petal with your awl or needle

Step 5:
Push the wire through the hole in the first petal.

Bend the wire down so it is flat.

Step 6:
Wrap the petal and stem with a strip of floral tape.

Step 7:
Form into petal shape

Pinch the petal at the base to form a slightly convex shape.

You'll do this for all the petals of the rose.

Step 8:

Add more petals using strips of floral tape in a spiral with petal slightly overlapping.

If you are right-handed add in a clockwise fashion.
If you are left-handed add in a counter clockwise fashion.
Later on while shaping the petals with the dowel, this will make things easier.

Now you have an unpainted rose.

Step 9:
Begin painting the rose with water colors. The coffee filters tend to soak up the paint making painting the inside areas easy.

Paint the outside petals working inward towards the center of the rose.


As you paint each petal, curl the tips of the petals with your dowel. I used a double pointed knitting needle that I made too short. The other side of your paintbrush can also work.

It is better to over-curl, since they uncurl a bit while drying.

Continue painting until you are done. Hang upside down to dry.
Congratulations! You made your very own coffee filter rose! Now make a gazillion more until you drive yourself insane!

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13  Necklaces! in Crochet: Completed Projects by SarahJSaturday on: May 15, 2009 01:56:09 AM
I made these with some spare bits of yarn. I love making these! they're so quick and cute.

don't mind my less than stunning looks. I'm getting over the flu (probably the swine flu. I'm starting to make oinking noises.)

my friend came up with the idea to use it as a bracelet as well.

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14  Over Two Dozen Paper Flowers for My Mom! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by SarahJSaturday on: May 14, 2009 02:37:23 PM
I made over two dozen paper roses for my mom for Mothers Day but I just finished them last night. Better late then ever

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15  Link! He Come to town... Come to save the Princess Zelda! in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by SarahJSaturday on: May 10, 2009 10:16:35 PM
I made a little link out of super sculptey for my boyfriend's sister's birthday. She's obsessed with Zelda.

a few more photos at my craft blog The Crafteteria (http://thecrafteteria.blogspot.com/)

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16  Hamburger- Hold the lettuce! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by SarahJSaturday on: April 01, 2009 04:20:08 PM
I made a hamburger or various craft items that get lost: yarn and thread needles, tiny scissors, stitch markers and pins. I got the idea from here on Craftster but it's my pattern I made up as I go.


Note the tiny red scissors!

How it closes up.

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17  Hurray for Scrapghan! in Crochet: Completed Projects by SarahJSaturday on: March 30, 2009 07:17:02 PM
I made a scrapghan for my grandma. I'm so happy I finished it in time to mail for Easter. I used a diagonal afghan stitch.

-Sarah Jane
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18  Two Baby Blankets in Crochet: Completed Projects by SarahJSaturday on: March 22, 2009 04:44:37 PM
Everyone I know seems to be pregnant. It is my life's goal to slowly dominate the world by crocheting baby blankets for everyone I know who has a baby, and they will become my future minions! BWAHAHAHA

Anyhoo... pictures. Thats why people frequent this board.

For my friends Patrick and Monique

For my brother and sister in law

-Sarah Jane
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19  Homemade Bread made from home started yeast in Recipes and Cooking Tips by SarahJSaturday on: March 17, 2009 12:36:13 AM
I made some homemade using instructions from Mary Janes Farm magazine. It didn't involve any packaged store bought yeast. It was started using flour and water and all the yummy little yeastie guys that live in the air of my apartment. The same way that my great grandmother would've made bread. (except there yeast wouldn't come from my apartment)

This was my first time doing this and it did not come out completely aesthetically pleasing. It tastes amazing though, like a mild sourdough except better. I've never had bread so yummy.

We were out of parchment and wax paper so i just used foil, so it stuck a little bit. I don't think I let it rise quite long enough, as it i quite dense. I'll be trying again soon and I'm certain I'll improve. Breadmaking is an art!

So here it is in it's dense yummy glory.

this picture is without the flash and is truer to colors in real life.

"the Mother" my yeast starter after being somewhat depleated. I'll add a little water and flour each day until next week when I'll try again, this time in loaf pans if i can get them in time.

I'm so excited. This is my first baked bread, and I started a small container garden. I'm taking exciting little step to getting ready for some years from now when we'll have our own property, chickens, a garden and maybe goats. Still not sure about goats yet.

-Sarah Jane
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20  Re: Pink Sweater in Crochet: Completed Projects by SarahJSaturday on: May 04, 2008 09:27:34 PM
It's beautiful!  You are lucky to be able to come up with your own patterns!  Any chance you'd give us a rough estimate of how you made this? Grin

here is a handy dandy diagram:

the direction of the stitches is horizontal for the back piece, but vertical for the front. I did this because I wanted the scallops to be part of the button closure.

hope that makes sense.
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