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1  Les Boutons: Vintage Button Rings (pic heavy!) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by doomveggie on: November 09, 2007 12:00:40 PM
I finally got these pictures edited to my liking. I have quite a few more that aren't even photographed yet. Let me know what you think! Which one's your favourite?

Spectemur Agendo ("Let us be judged by our acts") Crest

Mint with Vines

Midnight Blue with Stitch Detail

Lime Bakelite

Mint Checkers

Breakfast at...Well You Know

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2  Off to see the Wizard: Ruby Slippers in Shoes: Completed Projects by doomveggie on: November 08, 2007 05:58:15 PM
I've always wanted ruby slippers, and this past Halloween was my chance to whip some up. This is my first ever shoe recon, and all in all it was a quick and cheap thrill! One day I'd like to make a better quality pair using sequins and the whole bit but I decided to dress up and go out fairly last minute so these babies had to be made quickly.

If you're curious about my method, I took a pair of cheap faux leather pumps, sanded them and used a file to rough them up a bit, and then applied white glue and a ton of red glitter. When this dried, I touched up any bare spots, let that dry again, and sprayed them with two coats of varnish. Due to my extremely cheap price range, all I could find in my size were navy pumps, but if you try anything like this I would strongly recommend that you use red ones. The glitter held up decently, but dancing, carousing, and having your feet stepped on definitely take their toll and some glitter did come off leaving exposed navy blue patches. Thankfully, it was dark and most people were too inebriated to notice. If you really wanted the glitter to stick, I would suggest weld bond glue as opposed to good ol' elmers, or even epoxy if you have the money to cover that kind of surface area in it.

Anyway, here they are. Hope you like them!

Close up:

Eta: I just looked through the shoe board properly and saw that this has been done before a few times. I guess great minds think alike! Well anyway, this is just my version and I did come up with the method in my own mind. I love the other versions too though!
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3  Re: Bright Eyed, Please, and others...photography. in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by doomveggie on: August 11, 2007 09:26:10 AM
Thanks very much  Cheesy

When I say lomo-ized I mean made to look like pictures taken with lomography cameras which are apparently pretty trendy right now. I don't know all that much about them....only that I like the saturated style. Here's the wiki on them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomography

And here's the Lomographic Society website where you can view a ton of photos taken with lomo cameras http://www.lomography.com/. Also, if you enter lomo on the deviantart search engine it comes up with a ton of other examples.

Hope that's not an overload of info for ya! lol

Here's another lomo style photo of silver.

"Concrete Box"
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4  Bright Eyed, Please, and others...photography. in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by doomveggie on: August 09, 2007 02:55:07 PM
So, I'm a long time fan of the "Post your photography in here" thread, and I was thinking of making a contribution, but when I started looking through my photos I realized that I love way too many of them to clog up that board with them all. I've tried to pick my favourites or the ones that are most popular on my deviantart account for your viewing pleasure (I hope!).

I've reduced the size and image quality by a lot in order for them to be uploadable to Craftster's picture hosting, so if you would like to see bigger, better versions of these I'd love it if you'd visit me on deviantart at http://tierneyb.deviantart.com/ (don't worry mods, I'm not selling anything there!).

Without further ado, some of my photos:

Taken as part of a series at the animal shelter in my town.

...second in the series.

"Sabra Caged"

"Bright Eyed"
A self-portrait.

"Morning Bloom"
-light play on a little flower in the garden.

"Little Path"
-a photo of a path on a nature preserve in town that I lomo-ized in photoshop.

"Lomo Dad"
-my dad mugging for the camera. Also lomo-ized in photoshop.

Well there's a small selection for you. If you enjoy them there are more photos on my deviantart account, link posted above. Thanks for looking <3
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5  Re: Luna Lovegood's radish earrings in Beads: Completed Projects by doomveggie on: July 20, 2007 07:20:58 PM

Here's my pair! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm wearing them to the midnight book release party. I didn't follow your pattern exactly, but I used the same technique and I love them.
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6  Wristlet and sunglasses case with vintage fabric (Pic HEAVY!) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by doomveggie on: May 21, 2007 06:41:17 PM
I love these so much that I went a little overboard taking pictures of them (sorry dial up users Embarrassed ). I drew up the patterns for them myself, and although I plan on changing a few things next time I make them, I think they turned out pretty well for prototypes. The wristlet lining and lining/accent fabric on the sun/glasses case were found at thrift stores and I probably paid a quarter or less for each of them. The grey blue fabric is cotton broadcloth and the black and white herringbone is some kind of woven synthetic blend that ravels like crazy.

The wristlet:

The strap is connected using a keyring, making it removable if someone wanted to use it as a clutch.

-close up. I'm addicted to fabric covered buttons.

The lining with pocket and label (it's just wrinkly because of the way I'm holding it).

The fabric, magnetic clasp, and topstitching on the strap.

The label, which is just my initials hand embroidered on a loop of white ribbon. The blobbish thing after it is actually a spiderweb stitch for embellishment.

Gratuitous action shot hanging in my yard!

Now, the sunglasses case:

The black loop is a bit of jewelery elastic stuff. The case is padded with a layer of fleece for protection. Oh there's also a layer of stiff fusible interfacing in the wristlet.

Well, thanks for looking. I hope you like them and I'd love any comments  Wink See ya later

EDIT: Yay, thanks for your sweet comments everyone. I could attempt a tutorial...I've never written one before but if it turns out ok I'll post it. Thanks again  Cheesy, Erinn
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7  Framed nature embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by doomveggie on: May 21, 2007 05:54:46 PM
This is just a simple little design I drew and stitched in split stitch and backstitch. I was inspired by a little cross stitch booklet by dmc that had a similar dandelion seed or hydrangea stem design (I'm not sure exactly what they are  Undecided ). I meant for it to be simplistic so I used all white and I love the way it looks in the weathered frame that I found at a consignment shop for a couple of bucks. Anyway, I hope you like it, I always love comments, and thanks for looking  Wink

Sorry it's a little blurry. It looks better in real life!

-close up.
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8  Pewter Pintuck Evening Bag from Placemat in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by doomveggie on: April 18, 2007 07:46:20 PM
Sorry about all that alliteration but I couldn't resist. It really is a pewter pintuck bag made from a placemat I picked up on sale at Pier 1 for a couple of bucks. I gave it to my mom as a gift when I moved out of town for a while. I doubt she'll ever use it because she doesn't have many opportunities to dress up, but she displays it on the mantle over the fireplace in her room so I think she likes it.

It was easy to make and I just made up the pattern as I went (it's basically a tapered Jordy bag). I hope you like it and I'd love comments or feedback. Thanks for looking!  

The placemat before cutting, sewing, etc.

The finished bag, as modelled by my lamp:

Detail shot of the pintucks and the vintage pearly button (the colour is more true-to-life in the previous pic). In case you're wondering, it's lined with simple black cotton:

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9  Sage Toile Envelope Pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by doomveggie on: April 18, 2007 07:30:17 PM
Here's a pillow I made my Mum as part of her birthday present. I made the pattern up as I went, and I covered the button in fabric myself since there weren't any buttons big enough or in the right colour where I live. Hope you like it, and I'm always appreciative of comments good or bad. Thanks for looking  Wink

Detail: button covered in brown corduroy.

I love this fabric:

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10  Earth tone ribbon wrapped bulletin board in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by doomveggie on: December 15, 2006 01:27:42 AM
So a friend of mine and I whipped up some nifty (and cheap to boot) ribbon wrapped bulletin boards a weekend or two ago. They're made of a particle board sawed in half (with a bread knife), two layers of fabric (dirt cheap broadcloth on for 50% off!) which we wrapped and stapled in the back , and a pile of ribbons. If anyone's interested I can give you the particulars so you can make one for yourself. Thanks must go to the infamous Martha, from whom we gleaned inspiration (holiday guide thingy, winter 06). This was only my friend's 2nd grown up (ish) craft project (and my bajillionth).

Here's some pics of mine, since my friend's is already wrapped for her sister.

The ribbons are pulled tight before stapling so that pictures etc. can be slid behind and held up.

My favourite toadstool pushpin:

One of my favourite retro-style cards thats up on the board:

The back (its ugly, I know, but whos going to see it other than, well, you?):

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