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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Kimono Hoodie - giantsquid dont look!! on: November 26, 2006 07:27:18 PM
Heya guys, i just finished sewing this kimono hoodie, its the second one ive made, and its turned out great! Im going to dye it next and then decorate it a bit on the back. Im making it for the hoodie swap and its not finished yet and the photos are really dodgy but i was too excited and had to post it. Note ive made it for someone smaller then me, so thats why its a bit short. Im hoping though that it suits the person im swapping with, ive realised that the kimono shape might not suit the female figure, its fine for me with super shoulders, but im hoping it turns out alright for my swap partner. Oh well, ill make them something else if they dont like it. Thanks guys, ill post more pics once ive finished decorating it and perhaps even with a decent camera!

oh yeah and im debating whether to add a sash to it or a zip or toggles or something, or just leave it blank.... we'lll seeee....

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / grooms suit - help me find brown! on: November 20, 2006 02:13:47 PM
Hiya guys, i was wondering if i could make a general shoutout for some help. Im in the middle of planning my wedding, and im up to the part where i look for the suits for myself and my groomsmen. I was hoping to go for a really nice dark dark dark brown colour scheme with perhaps cream / yellow as the extra colour. But it seems that all suits seem to come in black or navy! So im furiously scanning the net trying to find example pictures of weddings or suits where brown has been used! So if anyone has pictures or knows of a good website which has images of brown suits would you be able to tell me? I think at the moment i just want to make sure i know what i want, and them if i have a pic of it i can print it out and take it with me when i go shopping. Thanks in advance for your help guys! I think the theme i have in mind is like somewhere between 1920's opulent cluedo style where everything is about chandeliers, wood panelling, nighttime and chocolate or a lord of the rings style with a long coat / tails or something.  Thanks!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / japanese kamakaze felty bible cover on: February 18, 2006 06:11:13 PM
I think i can post this in this section. Ages ago i made this really cool bible cover out of polar fleece, i ended up hand stiching it, and also i made the inside cover out of perspex so that i could shove things in there and see them. The whole thing is hand stiched and so its a bit bodgy, but i love it. And because im silly all the polar fleece patches have their front and back of the material sides all mixed up, so some pilled really quickly and it looked a bit odd.. but thats ok,, it looks well loved.

But since then some of my friends have been coveting it, so they placed some orders and ive started making them as gifts. So heres the first one. I made it out of felt this time, and i machine sewed it. Im pretty happy with it, it looks a bit neater, but i think next time i wont use navy thread on white, i thought it would look cool, but it didnt turn out. Yeah my friends said the pattern looks like a japanese kamakase pattern lol. I didnt bother with the plastic inside, it takes too long and is a bit awkward to sew onto. And i think the next one i make might be reds and oranges.

and the two side by side
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / legend of zelda cosplay shield on: February 15, 2006 01:25:26 PM
i wasnt quite sure where to put this, and id also be interested in scouring craftster now that ive thought of it for other cosplay costumes or props. For a friends 21st everyone had to go as a cartoon character, so i decided to go as link!!! so i made for myself a shield of of mdf which i cutup using a electrical jigsaw thing and then i painted it and stuck together. And to finish it off, got a cheapo belt and made some straps. Im reaally pleased with it. I think though i might add some screws to the front silver frame to look like rivets, and i think in the future i might also have a go at making either the zelda sword or ocarina.

is there a different section i should have or could have posted this?
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / zelda wind waker print on: February 14, 2006 01:40:01 PM
i grabbed this image off the net, its from the game the legend of zelda: the wind waker, and i messed around with it in photoshop to make it black and white, and then put it in flash to make it a vector, and then sized and printed it from illustrator. There were alot of little fiddly bits, and because i cut it up over a period of time, i was constantly counting and recounting all the floaty bits to make sure i hadnt lost anything. But here it is in its finished glory!

i now know that i hate fabric paint, its all weird and foamy and so i think ill just use acrylic in future, you can iron that in and its permanent and its easier to work with. Ive also since heard about these wonderful things called x-acto knives, so hopefully for my next print i can save time and effort and use one of these instead of a stanley knife.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 3 X $1 reusable shopping bags reconstructed! on: February 14, 2006 01:29:07 PM
ive been debating what to do with these shopping bags for a while, i just new that the green was the perfect green, and that i had to turn it into something else. At first i was thinking about maybe making some sort of jacket maybe without sleeves or maybe with a hood or something, but no after seeing how easy it was to make a shoulder bag with a simple pattern, i converted these $1 synth fibre shopping bags into something much cooler..... with navy lining! ooohhhhh bluuuuueeee.....

the original

the reconstructed

and how it looks on

how excitement
i might still give the jacket option a go, we'll see...
7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / my first 3d needle felting animal thingy on: February 14, 2006 01:21:49 PM
at first i thought felting was just for flat things, or fashiony things, but after seeing that really cool felt gargoyle i felt inspired to give 3d felting a go. So i created a simple wire skeleton and then using white felt (because its cheap for noobs) i created this cat / dog/ lion thing....

im still mulling over how to finish it, i might add a mane, or some whiskers or dots on the cheeks, we'll see.
how excitement
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