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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / My feet will EXTERMINATE you on: August 20, 2008 01:54:54 AM
I started working on these back when series 4 of Doctor Who was just starting up. I finished one and then moved on to other crafty pursuits for a while after realizing how impossible painting a Cyberman on a shoe was. You see, the original plan was to have a Dalek and a Cyberman on opposite shoes shooting at eachother. (Think epic Doomsday battle. Seriously, how awesome would that be?!) Anyway, that plan was abandoned in favor of another Dalek.
Sigh. I like Daleks more than Cybermen anyway. Tongue

I decided to finish these up tonight after several months of seeing them sitting half finished in my closet doing nothing but gathering dust.

Top view:

The heels (they both say EXTERMINATE if you couldn't guess):

Action shot:

While they're not perfect, I think they're pretty fabulous. It's too bad that nobody here in Florida knows what the heck Daleks are!
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / The Penguins get a facelift on: April 09, 2008 04:00:16 PM
I don't think I posted these here when I painted them last January. I just repainted them last night and wanted to share the story of the Penguinified Converse with you all.

Anyway, I decided to paint penguins on the toes of my very first pair of Converse on a whim one night last January instead of studying.

I (and seemingly everyone else) loved them. They quickly became my favorite pair of shoes ever. As my favorite pair of shoes, they got worn a lot. They took me trips across the country, through dusty fields, to concerts, you name it.

They held up surprisingly well until just recently when I went to a really rough concert with my best friend. I let her wear them and they got a bit scuffed up when we were unwillingly caught in a mosh pit.

(This was us waiting to get in.)

Even though the damage wasn't all that bad, I decided they needed a little refreshing. I'm a bit picky when it comes to flaws. Lips sealed Besides, I had more studying to put off last night!

So after about a million cotton balls full of nail polish remover and a couple hours of painting, here they are again:

The rejuvenated Penguins are ready for more adventures!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Ravenclaw Sesame on: March 24, 2008 12:18:09 PM
Wow. I started this sweater last January and just finished it last week. I got really frustrated while fitting the sleeves into the armholes last summer and packed it away to be forgotten about at the bottom of my knitting bag. I finally decided I'd suck it up and finish the darn thing a couple weeks ago. Although there are several things I don't like about this sweater (most of them are mistakes on my part) I still think it's pretty darn fabulous. You can't deny the awesomeness of hand knitted geek pride, man! It's a shame I'm like 8 months late for last summer's Potter mania. Tongue

Pattern:  Magknits Sesame

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Navy and Oxford Grey
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / The Mighty Boosh Converse (pic heavy) on: January 29, 2008 10:54:14 PM
Check out my latest feat of dorkiness!  Grin
The Mighty Boosh shoes, or Booshy shoes as I've been calling them.
I totally love The Mighty Boosh. It's absolutely amazing and one of my favorite shows.

Anyway... As I was looking at my collection of Converse last week, I noticed the purple pair with dots on them that I wasn't particularly fond of. (They're also a half size small and smoosh my toes if I wear them for too long.)

I decided that they could use a trip through my warped imagination.
They came out looking like this:

Awesome, y/y???

They also glow in the dark (it's awesomee!!), but you'll just have to take my word on that. Apparently taking pictures in the dark doesn't really work. Heh.
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Muse and Motion City Soundtrack shirts! on: January 01, 2008 03:24:14 PM
I've been busy today!
I started off with making a Motion City Soundtrack t-shirt from an old shirt that I never wear. I even had a MCS par-tay and listened to all of their albums while working on it! Woo hoo!
Here's how it turned out:

(Yes, the shirt really is that obnoxiously bright. It's just not as orange as the picture portrays.)
I'm disappointed that the S bled, but other than that, I think it looks pretty cool! I was considering making bridges for the O's, D, R, & A, but a.) I'm lazy and b.) I liked the look of them all filled in like that.
The stencil I used is from The Stencilry's Motion City Soundtrack page. It was waaay too dorktastic for me to pass up! I've been drooling over it for a few weeks now. Cheesy

After I was done with that, I made this Muse logo shirt. The cutting was awesome and mindless, but placing straight on the shirt was an enormous pain in the behiney. I still think it looks crooked.

Once again, the letters bled. (What's up, freezer paper? I've never had this problem with you before!) I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so the bleeding is really getting to me. I do like the slightly faded look, though! I didn't want to load a lot of paint on there, because it always seems to end up cracking after a trip through the dryer.
The image I used was from a Google search, which I then enlarged.

What do you guys think?
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Bleach stenciled Atreyu shirt on: August 20, 2007 06:05:15 PM
Hi guys! Just wanted to share my new shirt with you. My best friend and I went to see the Family Values Tour last week. By the time we got to the merchandise table, a majority of the bands had come to pick their stuff up already and I didn't get to buy myself an Atreyu shirt. I decided to make one instead of ordering one online, because where's the fun in that?
So here is the result of a $3 black Hanes boys t-shirt, a bottle of bleachy water, a stencil from the stencilry, and a little patience with an x-acto knife:

Cheap and crafty is the way to be!

This shirt was inspired in part by normashelleyjean's awesome live.love.burn.die shirt (she used the same stencil on the back of her shirt and it turned out way cool Smiley )
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Don't Panic on: July 27, 2007 12:19:38 AM
I woke up today itching to paint some jeans with my new fabric paint. Here's what I ended up with! I did the back pockets.


Yes!  Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy pants! Not to toot my own horn or anything, but they certainly contain gargantuan amounts of awesome.  Grin
I'm not sure if they're done yet. As you might have noticed, they're conspicuously lacking the number 42.

Hope you like my pants! Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Leetle Tiny iPod Nano Sock! on: December 31, 2006 03:20:39 PM
I got an iPod Nano for Christmas and I didn't want it to get scratched or anything,so I decided I needed a little case for it.
But who wants to pay so much money for one of those official iPod socks when you can have so much more fun making your own?!

I whipped out my US 0 (might be 00's.Not entirely sure) and some embroidery floss and went to work..

Now a few days later I have my own cute Nano sock! Cheesy I love how it turned out!

My iPod is now toasty warm and cozy. Wink
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Charlie Brown and Snoopy on: August 29, 2006 12:35:09 PM
Made this Charlie Brown and Snoopy shirt today with a stencil I found on the stencilry.

I love it  Cheesy
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / First stencil attempts on: April 16, 2006 07:09:14 AM
I'm pretty new to stencilling..I did a lot when I was really young (like 4 Roll Eyes ) but you all have made me want to give this stencilling thing a try.This time with cool pictures,not those wierd flowery stencils from the craft store Grin

So- Here is my first attempt..HomestarRunner! I got the stencil from homestarrunner's pumpkin carving page (http://www.homestarrunner.com/ween_stencils.html) and used acrylic paint with a manilla folder as my cardstock--That stuff was a nightmare! My blade kept on ripping the folder!Freezer paper is so much easier to work with.

(ignore my deformed looking hand,please)

My 2nd stencil was the white tree of gondor from Lord of the Rings.I did it with acrylic paint and freezer paper.The freezer paper kept getting stuck in my printer and causing a jam,though so I ended up printing the image on normal paper and tracing to my freezer paper.
The image is from an old thread I found while lurking around here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21321.0)

Thanks for getting me interested in this,you guys..It is addictive! Grin
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