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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / When Twitter was Down... on: June 20, 2010 10:52:09 PM
The other night when Twitter was over capacity, I ended up being hit with the inspiration to embroider a fail!whale of my very own:

Mostly backstitch, with split stitch for the ropes. I only did two of the birds rather than the usual half-dozen or so, because it's on a small scrap of muslin in a 4-inch (10 cm) hoop, and it would have gotten a mite crowded/I would have completely lost it.
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Who ya gonna call? on: April 15, 2010 02:49:55 PM
Honestly, as far as I'm concerned I only need Ray and Egon  Roll Eyes

The only reason I started with Egon is that he needed to be taller than Ray, so by making him first I stood a better chance of making them to scale.  Also, I'm all about the little details, so I'm practicing painting safety eyes so Ray's eyes can be the right colors. (is it sad that I've watched Ghostbusters so many times and so closely that I know that Dan Aykroyd's eyes are two different colors? No, it's sad that I've watched it so much that I can mouth along with the entire movie and once managed to wear out a VHS tape of it...)
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Cute-n-Creepy Swap of Doom!! on: April 13, 2010 10:53:59 PM
Kaishabackwards is having a bit of an internet drought, and asked me to post this on her behalf:

(sorry, Twitpic will only allow thumbnail linking)
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Who ya gonna call? on: April 13, 2010 10:40:03 PM
I've been meaning to make myself a set of Ghostbuster amigurumis for the longest time, and I finally got started in on them!

I made Egon by modifying the http://www.suncatchereyes.net/LittleEmo.html pattern from Suncatcher Eyes to make him a bit taller.  I hand-embroidered the name badge, then realized my sewing machine can do letters, and I made his glasses by hand out of wire.  All of his hair is French knots, with another layer of French knots over the top for height.

I'm still deciding if I should try to crochet his proton pack, or sew one out of felt (maybe incorporating some LEDs!), but I think that can wait until I make the others...well, Ray at least...I only *really* needed plushies of Egon and Ray.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make a piece of beading more sturdy? on: January 17, 2010 09:07:56 AM
My first thought would be to embed it in resin, then attach the jewelry findings to the back.  Not sure how big of a piece you've got there, though - might be excessively heavy for jewelry.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / I have officially played too much Psychonauts on: September 29, 2009 12:19:03 PM
So, for those who haven't played Psychonauts, psychoportals are little doors that you slap on people's foreheads to enter their minds. For those who have played Psychonauts, prepare to go 'squeeeeeee!'.

This is specifically based on the portal that Raz uses in the game ('borrowed' from Agent Nein). It's all painted freehand - I thought about using tape to get all of my lines and color blocks perfectly straight, but that really wouldn't fit with the art style of the game.

Also, my husband is intrigued by the concept of a cat door on a psychoportal.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to Knit Doubled Heeled Socks???? on: August 01, 2009 10:09:06 PM
I know I've seen an old pattern calling for heels like this (heel flap is double-knit to reinforce it) - it was a handout for socks to knit for the troops, but I can't recall if it was a WWI or WWII pattern.  Unfortunately, the site where I originally found the pattern no longer exists, but you may have a little more luck knowing a general era to search for...

EDIT: never mind, here you go...http://books.google.com/books?id=AkQuAAAAYAAJ&printsec=titlepage&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Not the original pattern I'd seen, but gives a nice general instruction on the heel - you could probably add it in to any basic top-down sock pattern without too much trouble.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Comics and Graphic Novels Swap Gallery on: July 21, 2009 09:00:49 PM
I'll be at Comic Con for the rest of the week

And I'll be here, writhing in envy...
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Not your typical duct tape dress... on: July 19, 2009 07:41:40 PM
Incredible!  Would never have guessed this was duct tape!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Comics and Graphic Novels Swap Gallery on: July 18, 2009 04:58:20 PM
So glad everything arrived okay, I was terrified the points were going to break off of the magnets in transit. Sort of gave us a mini-theme - we both sent sound effects...
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