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11  I painted a castle on my t-shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by solid_silver_cloud on: June 28, 2007 12:48:16 PM
[edit: i'm sorry the pictures are so big i don't know how to shrink them!]
i've tried to make this post so many times and it just keeps crashing!

SO here's the short version

i found a big book of 'transfers for children' in the works for 1.99, grabbed a pink t-shirt (it's a LOT pinker than it is in th photos) and made myself a cute new top.

ironed on the outline, then filled it in with fabric paints, ironed to fix it and voila!

the image accidently landed right on my boob
it didn't mean it too, and i hope it doesn't look like i'm trying to draw attention to myself... what do you think?

i'm really proud i think it came out well.
funny myspace pose:

computers are tricky machines!

comments/suggestions/criticisms MORE than welcome!

have a fun day
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12  My First Party Dress [red flowerry springtime] in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by solid_silver_cloud on: April 04, 2007 02:29:21 PM
So i made a dress!
I went on 'freecycle' and asked for some sewing stuff, and in return a nice lady gave me lots of patterns and this fabric.
I made it for a ball i was organising (my sister took the photos)

(i don't know why this one is brown...)

it had a bodice and everything!!

the skirt was gatherred, and so were the straps - a little.
I appologise for my piggy-tales and my face  Wink

The pattern told me to use interfacing, so i did, but it was 'medium' and made it go all stiff, and i tried to cut it out but i couldn't really - i was too scared. So at the top, under the armpits, it kind of sticks out rather like a tulip would. I tried to get a photo, but it didn't work:

Apart form that it came out suprisingly well.

Apart from i kind of 'missed' when i was cutting the hem and snipped a big triangle in my fabric, but i ziq-zagged it with some red thread and it was fine - you can't see it.

I hope you like it! I'm really proud!
If you don't, or you have ANY suggestions etc PLEASE tell me i really won't get sad or anything.
i'm thinking maybe a sash, or ribbon for the waistline???

thanks for looking!

p.s.my mum helped lots with the gathering.
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13  Re: Socialist Realism - when Histroy Homework goes all ARTY(!) in Discussion and Questions by solid_silver_cloud on: March 08, 2007 01:26:29 PM
 Embarrassedi am such a rubbish post person!

my friend took a picture but then there was trouble in recievcing it and i only just got it today!

so here's the picture (i am really sorry for the incredibly long delay !!)

a marzipan stalin! who'd have thought it?
mmmmm chocolate....

i hope you like it and you haven't forgotten all about it becasue i'm just so slow

thanks again for all your help

form sarah

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14  capped sleeved tee? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by solid_silver_cloud on: September 04, 2006 10:38:11 AM
So besically i went in to topshop with my friends and did that stupid thing when you try on loads of different clothes and tehn you fall in love with this nice, flattering t-shirt and then you realise that actually you're too poor and you can't buy it? Ever been there?

It's called a 'basic capped sleeved tee' and it has a band at the bottom and a 'scoop' (? ) neck.

ANy suggestions on how to recreate or should i just give up and buy it?
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15  Supersonic X-ray Vision Sunray Protection GOGGLE SPECS! *pic heavey* in CHALLENGE 12 ENTRIES by solid_silver_cloud on: June 01, 2006 10:10:47 AM
aka Dame Edna goggle specs
aka You should have gone to specsavers goggle specs
aka My Fly me to the moon winged goggle specs
aka My entry to the craftster challenge!

These are my supercheap sunglasses revamped using ultra kitsch materials to make a not-so-kitsch pair of pantomime dame/ superhero GOGGLE SPECS!!

  • sunglasses (1 from Poundland here in merry old england)
  • Popsicle sticks (from my local garden centre - don't ask me why my local garden centre has a very large children's craft section...)
  • Feathers (Hobbycraft)
  • Pom poms (Hobbycraft)
  • Pipe cleaners (I found them in my house)
  • Sequins (as above)
  • Lots of glue

Oh how I envy those of you whose photographs come up all clear and in focus....

Here they are on my "willing" volunteer

And in my blue kitschen (hehehehe)

On the left hand side are the pipe cleaners (chenile sticks) and on the right are popsicle sticks.

*very bad* close up of the popsicle sticks, which took a very long time to cut up and stick together. They're painted green and the stars are the sequins. On the bottom of the rim there is pom poms

And then the left side (behind the pipecleaners) which has another green popsicle stick stuck on. The other side has some pom poms and some glitter on. (The glitter looks so sparkley and special in real life ... the camera can never show its twinkley nature...)

Well, that's them.
They protect you from UV rays AND from radioactive rays thrown at you by evil villains trying to halt your superhero business AND they can fly AND they're x-ray specs so you can see through things when you wear them. WOW!

Hope you like

ps sorry for the bad photos.
 if you want to see better photos then buy me a better camera!

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16  The Metalic Squirrel Creation Theory in CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES by solid_silver_cloud on: May 01, 2006 12:03:10 PM
I went into oxfam the other day and saw this hanging on the wall. It was so hideous i coudln't resist - AND it was only 49 pence! Bargain!

I had no idea at all what on earth I'd do with it, but I went along and bought it anyway.

Here's the before shot (my camera's really bad so I'm sorry of you can't make it out)

It's one of those sort of metallic scratch away image things, of a squirrel sitting on a tree stump in a random forest place.

I had no idea what to do, but I felt the need to take him away from the dull forest to new, exciting places ... to experience new things .... also, he looked like he was holding something, so I decided to give him an intruemt.

Oh and I left some mushrooms in (i'm not sure why).

Here's the finsished product. (again, my cameras bad so I scanned the image - but my scanners not too good either so you have to imagine the glitter's all glittery ann the quirrel + mushroom's all shiny  Smiley)

The stuff coming out of his trumpet is rainbows and sturdust  - his magical tune is creating the world! (And that's the metalic squirrel creation theory)

My sister suggested the squirrel had eaten the mushrooms which contained some sort of drug, and he thinks he's creating the world but really he's hallucinating.

She thinks I should call it "The Narcotic Squirrel's Vision", but I question the message this would send to young children.

Anyway, I'm really pleased how it turned out and it's gonna ba hanging somewhere in my house where everybody who comes in will be able to see it  Grin

Any comments much appreciated!

(ps sorry if my pictures take a long time to load - any suggestion on how to prevent this delay also will be appreciated!)
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17  Recomended knitting book: Knitorama in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by solid_silver_cloud on: February 14, 2006 08:57:34 AM
I just got this fabulous book from Waterstones (it's an english book shop) and it's really amazing!

( www.knitorama.com )

IT's got the basics of knitting in it, so if you're a beginner it's quite good (although I'd recommend Stitch 'n' Bitch for complete beginners as the instructions are more extensive)

The papers really shiney and the covers really soft!

There's lots of 'tips' and coloured photos - I really like the way they've shot the designs; it looks a bit like a '50s advert.

The patterns may not be ... useful , but they're really fun.

It includes
  • knit your own hand grenade!
  • Bow
  • fried egg ear muffs
  • apple protector
  • knitted garters!
  • knickers!
  • plus loads more!

The patterns can be a bit confusing, but apart from that this is possibly my favourite kniting book  Wink
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