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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Awesome gift baskets? on: November 19, 2008 09:54:51 AM
I used a large red mixing bowl as the basket and for filler I pulled all the tape out of an old VHS and stuffed it around the items.  It looks great!

Using the tape is such a good idea!
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Purple tentacle has returned :D on: November 10, 2008 08:13:30 AM
That's brilliant! I loved that video game growing up. Nicely done!
3  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Hi-ho, Kermit (and Derek Jeter) the Jack-o-Lantern Here! on: November 02, 2008 09:19:03 AM
Thank you!  Grin
4  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: NINE pumpkins of carved goodness on: November 02, 2008 09:17:42 AM
These look great! I love Vampire Mickey and the Headless Horseman.
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Kris and Will as Shaun and Ed complete on: November 02, 2008 09:15:29 AM
They look adorable! Great job rounding up all the parts - I second the sentiment that cricket bats are hard to come by in the US.
6  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Hi-ho, Kermit (and Derek Jeter) the Jack-o-Lantern Here! on: November 01, 2008 10:09:49 AM
I love all things Muppets, so I decided to do a Kermit the Frog pumpkin this year. It was a pretty simple pattern other than rigging up a way to get the pupils of his eyes to look right without any visible support. (Invisible thread FTW!)

I also did a Derek Jeter pumpkin, because I'm a huge baseball nerd. It's not the greatest likeness but hey, three people recognized it! (I did Conan O'Brien last year and no one recognized him!)

Thanks for looking!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: inside jokes + GOB (from Arrested Development) on: October 19, 2008 09:19:10 PM
GOB! "A trick is something a whore does for money... or candy!"

Haha. Great shirt! I love that it's so simple yet recognizable. On a semi-related note, I got to ride a segway last summer and totally channeled GOB. It was awesome.
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: A Literary Halloween? on: October 13, 2008 06:35:00 PM
I don't know if you're looking for a character from a kid's book, or from something more adult. You could go as a femme fatale from a detective story - something out of Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett.

Maybe if you wanted to go as something from a children's book, you could be Harriet the Spy. Wear glasses and didn't she wear a red sweatshirt? And of course carry a notebook to write secrets about people!
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: gift for a close guy friend on: October 09, 2008 08:28:26 PM
How about making or embellishing a guitar strap? Maybe you could do his name in funky letters on it or something?
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Halloween costume ideas for 2008 on: October 09, 2008 02:31:08 PM
I was inspired by a combo of my love of flight of the conchords as well as the movie "almost famous", and i've decided that for this halloween I want to be an air hostess in the 60s

You could also be a part time model... lol Love it! I would check out thrift stores for some 60s-style dresses that you could modify, and don't forget a pair of wings like these http://www.drexelantiques.com/after4750/4912deltawings.jpg!
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