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1  KISS!!! in Halloween Costumes by evilsarah on: November 03, 2009 09:14:09 PM
Ok, although not terribly original, I think we did pretty good.

Everything but my boots (I'm the space man) Paul's jacket (Star child...his name is Paul in real life too  Grin ) and everyone's pants were made by hand. The pant's were all thrift stored.

We made their boots out of dollar store platform foam flip flops that we super glued together, and then screwed real shoes on top of (donated by each of them).

I just spray painted mine. PS...if you ever have to spray paint leather...use the good stuff or else it's sticky forever (learned the hard way...thank God my boots were done with Krilon!)

Gotta love the bottle cap studs!

See all that shiny stuff...yeah, that's dollar store car shade....

Makeup shots

Curious where we got all the leather?

The infamous dumpster couch found in our back alley that's where. I snuck out in the dead of night and gutted it. They all laughed at the time...who's laughing now


Sandee (The cat) did most of the sewing, with some help from me. I did most of the scavenging and found the awesome dollar store that had ever thing we needed, as well as some of the minor sewing. I also did a LOT of hot gluing (just ask the blisters on my fingers).  The boys worked with the power tools and spray paint.

They also were great about not whining too much as they played dress form.

Thanks for looking!
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2  Re: Colours, colours, colours. What's best with red hair/blue eyes? in Costumes: Discussion and Questions by evilsarah on: October 04, 2009 11:01:32 AM
I think you would probably look great in the blue (forget the green!) my reasoning???

As a child I was absolutely OBSESSED with this dress. To this day I'm still mad A) I couldn't just wear it down the street for fun B) I'm not a red head.

Not that you have to wear this dress...but I really thing redheads in that bold blue is fantastic.
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3  Re: Elements Swap Round 2 Gallery of Elemental Glory in The Swap Gallery by evilsarah on: September 22, 2009 08:38:07 PM
saxonsweetie outdid herself!

Her package came with a letter walking me through it...I'll share with you. (with my side comments like this)

"Hiya Sarah

Welcome to the inside of your swap package! First and foremost I would like to introduce you to your brand-new amigurumi family (how did she know I covet all types of amigurumi and am completely intimidated by making my own???)

The little green haired one is Kaj and he represents earth. He wears a little necklace made from jasper and amethyst, which is another special gift for you. We hope amethyst is your birthstone (it is it is!) Kaj's mother was a mandrake root (ahhh...Harry Potter reference :-) ) and his father was a voodoo doll...well that's what he tells people anyway.

The chubby little mermaid is Jori, and she is here for water. She is very shy and quiet, but a real great listener and always good for a teeny tiny hug. Her necklace is also a bracelet that she would love to share with you!

The little hothead is Blaze. He was very opinionated from the first stitch! (and it comes through in ALL of his photos...let me tell you) He insisted that fire elemental amigurumis are all marsupials because they MUST have a place to keep their lighters and matches (hence the little pouch with a lighter in it.) He says you can borrow his lighter anytime you want. How generous of him ;P (now to just shew my also Aquarius bf away from it Tongue)

Lastly, but not leastly is Zeru and he represents air. He insisted on giving you the biggest, nicest gift, and so you must be sure to thank him for the jar of whimsies. He was a big help in putting it all together. Zeru is the big brother of the group, and he is very protective over the others. He may not be the biggest, but he is certainly the smartest...and he will not hesitate to tell you." (That's how us "air people roll)

Here is the jar before ransackage.

Love the necklace!

This yarn is Sooooo soft...I can't wait to make something out of it...how did you know I like the softies?

I had to save the chicken from the clutches of my some day SIL! Mine hiss!

These too Hiss!

I cant get over how smooth these are. They might become a wind chime.

I LOVE gardening, and it's herb time in SoCal right now (it's too hot in the summer)...now I just have to find an empty space...were packed to the gills in our little back yard. I'll do it though!


In the famous words of that one dude from the movie bubble boy "Patches...I could use some stinkin patches!"

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4  Leafy Leaf Plant Planter in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by evilsarah on: October 08, 2008 09:49:13 PM

This started off as a small project. I just wanted to decorate a terra cotta pot a little bit and give away one of a few of these spider plants I seem to have blooming everywhere...

But...well...my life isn't ever that simple now is it.

Armed with my shoebox of polymer clay, a weekend at home without the inlaws, a few leaf tutorials in my brain (I can dig them up if anyone would like) (here's the one I followed the most, but I looked at a bunch a while ago and then just did it, so my technique was probably a mishmash of everything...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86w8CRBQUdA) and a really big razor blade that would later cut me a good one, I get to work making some leaf canes.

Apparently I didn't upload any of my progress shot...so right onto the action shots, aye?

In that last one the glaze was still gooping up the crevises a little bit...but it's gone now.

It took two canes made like the one shown above. That cane was probably the size of the palm of my hand wide...and maybe an inch or two long when I started. Next time I will make a little more, as I almost ran out at the end and had to really place my leaves carefully. In the very near future I want to make one with fall color leaves, and possibly one that looks a little more like feathers.

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5  Jobs that give t-shirts away rock some times in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by evilsarah on: October 06, 2008 11:44:27 AM

So, I got both of these shirts from jobs. One was from a restaurant and the other my internship and underground inc. I personally do not wear cigarette or alcohol logos (or any other logos if I can help it really) and the pigface (good "band" check it out) one was a youth size medium. I don't know what in me thought it would fit. It kind of did, but the head and arm holes were a bit much. So I cut them up


I cut the smirnoff shirt into strips and made it into "yarn" then crocheted around the edge of the "tube top" I made by cutting off the top of the pigface shirt. I think I kind of went around the sleeves too, making it a little rounded under the arm holes...I don't remember. Then I made the straps by braiding some thicker strips together.

I got the idea from threadbanger I think...there was some one on there that did crochet into shirts ( more lace like though) on an interview on one of their videos.

Well...work breaks over...no time to spell check so no laughing...gotta run...let me know what you think.

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6  Trashy goodwill skirt + office junk = in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by evilsarah on: September 06, 2008 01:55:28 PM

Here's the back

I know I used some kind of tutorial I found on here ages ago about stitch binding books, maybe I will go and try to find it an link it once I post.

I found a skirt at goodwill for 5 dollars with this material. It's a plasticky kind of pleather with the studs in it. It was actually a guess skirt, which surprised me because I always thought they were like trying to be kind of, I don't know, classier than that. When I brought it to the counter the lady said "good find" and I wondered if she noticed the fact that this was a size 4 skirt and Im..well...not so much. When I told her it was going to be a book she kind of sneered. Sorry lady.

The cardboard I used for the cover just came from some office boxes. I work in a dental lab and they use this stuff to make the base of the crowns, and it's fragile so it comes in all kinds of packaging...including nice already cut out square pieces of cardboard. Drool

The paper isn't just printer paper, but it isn't quite card stock. I want to say it's more like resume paper...but it was legal size and a long time ago I took it to office max or something and had them cut it down in different sizes. For this size I had them cut like 3 off long ways and folded rest in half "hamburger" style.

This could go in stitch and botch as well...while hot gluing the pleather down I managed to give myself one hell of a blister  Shocked

Hope you like!
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7  um...sperm earings... in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by evilsarah on: September 06, 2008 01:33:31 PM
I don't know what compelled me to make these...they just kind of happened. And then they were so funny I had to share.

Sorry I think the pictures are a little blurry...my camera isn't being nice lately.

Also, sorry if this should have gone in the jewlery catagory...

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8  Re: light n lively tank in Crochetalongs by evilsarah on: July 23, 2008 11:56:44 PM

Now for the hard part  Undecided

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9  First attempt at cane work in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by evilsarah on: February 23, 2008 01:24:54 PM
Ok, so thats a lie, I think its really my second attempt, bu this is my first attempt at something a little complex. I did it just fooling around, but later learned its called a "lace" or "lacework" cane...and I made beads with it.

Heres a close up, some of the beads cracked with I tried to make the hole through them. It's because I had to put them down one night, and I just lightly covered them...a few days later they were all brittle again and making the hole  was really difficult. Most of them are good, I think I just happened to take a picture of the few I ended up throwing out
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10  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by evilsarah on: February 23, 2008 01:14:54 PM
First of all SOOOOO sorry this took so long. I just started a new job and couldnt seem to find any time for myself any more.

Thats all ironed out now though...so....

here is the yarn ball before

it came with a pattern for some fingerless gloves
and after

excuse the weird settup, I was taking pictures of beads a second before for my website.

Some of the goodies...

I also receved some black yarn as trim, and in the very center yet another pattern for a kitty agurumi (which I cant spell...and dont really feel like trying to find out how right now...sorry) There was also some chocolate covered altoids which now live in my purse, and another soap which is almost used up already Tongue

Heres the beginning of the gloves

I have a feeling these pictures are gunna be huge...so if they are I will fix them but in the mean time sorry
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