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11  Re: Bargain Hunter Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Shelichan on: June 24, 2008 02:08:29 PM
Okay still on vaca but I forgot I brought my camera cables with me! So yay! My partner hasnt contacted anyone to say shes received though she should have days ago... and she *said* she would mail by the 20th (but Im in the Dominican Republic so no mail duh) so Ill get home hopefully to a package! But heres what I sent her...

A dual zippering sweater and what was a fugly dress into a really cute dress! I think it would look fab with a pair of black tights, green baggy knit legwarmers, and black shoes. Smiley I also sent her some treats for her birds and dog!!! Cheesy
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12  Macro Challenge: I spy with my big blue eye... in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Shelichan on: April 22, 2008 08:32:31 PM
Heres my entry for this challenge!!!

I just did some color correction, saturation correction, and upped the contrast a bit. Smiley

Heres the link for the full res image... http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/shelichan/EyeCloseup2.jpg
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13  Re: My first go at this! Added my second!!! in Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects by Shelichan on: April 20, 2008 03:05:31 PM
Yay! So I just made this patch... its for my roller derby team captain. Smiley Xero Tolerance - number 150 Proof. Haha I just used basic text and some basic graphics that came with it. Again, mostly normal sewing thread, but on some nice sturdy twill fabric. I interfaced it after embroidering it since I thought it was stiff enough to be fine without stabilizer, and I didnt want the interfacing to make it too thick. Anyway, took about 2 hours to do, and then I blocked it out and finished the edges with a zig zag. Smiley This is the biggest embroidery my machine can do anyway... longest and widest. All one loop. Too small for a back patch, but too big for a normal patch. So no clue what shell do with it haha.

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14  My first go at this: Fleur de le in Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects by Shelichan on: April 20, 2008 01:38:07 AM
Oh sweet love... hahah I finally set up and tried out my holiday gift... a Singer Futura CE 100... oh mah god. I love the thing... (sorry Im a bit sappy from watching a ton of project runway all night and one of my fav people just got sent home!)

After like hours of playing and wasting thread and time and software updates cause it wasnt originally done for Vista. Which I have.

But I found and downloaded a fleur di lis design and YAY. Cause I LOVE fleur di lis. So much I want one tattooed on my body. And I made a 4' tall one out of steel for my sculpture final last semester. Cheesy

So after hours of toying, wasting, and watching Project Runway... heres my final one! I cant take much credit for it though. All I did was push a few buttons and trim threads. But yay! New machine IS LOVE!!!

Oh and note... its 100% cotton fabric, no stabilizer (I had none), and only the white is proper machine embroidery thread. The pink is just regular cotton/polyester thread.

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15  Planning my first quilt... what do you think? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Shelichan on: April 15, 2008 09:34:53 PM
Alright so Ive REALLY wanted to make a quilt for the longest time... and I think Ill give it a shot before I go off to FIT next fall - so I can bring a quilt I made with me! I found a quilt block pattern that I absolutely love - here - http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BoxQuiltBlock.html

So... the beds at FIT are normal twin beds. I drafted this idea based on a pack of FQs I found online here - http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/2288.htm - Cause I could make 36 blocks from that amount of fabric. The finished quilt would be 79" x 79" - but its sooo close to twin sized that I want to add something to the top and bottom to give it extra length (I read online that a good twin sized quilt is about 75" x 98" - and allow for about 5% quilting shrinkage). So other option is, I just splurge and buy a half a yard of each fabric instead of a FQ.  In that case, I think I might skip the 6th row of blocks, widen the sashings, and add wide harlequin borders (like on the quilt block page). But heres the dilemma... I really like the fabric, but Im not sure if I like it enough for my dorm room. Which I pretty much want to be very colorful, but neon colorful. So... I might just go for some other fabrics. Same 7 shades - red, pink, yellow, orange, blue, green, purple - so at least this pattern would still be reasonable.

Also if I finish it (IF - cause this will likely be one of my kicks that Ill never finish), Im going to pay someone to quilt it for me nicely on a longarm machine thing. Cause I do not have the patience to quilt it after piecing it. I got a rotary cutter and board for xmas - and I really need to put it to use! Plus I got an amazing brand new massive insane huge Singer sewing machine/embroidery machine that I have yet to have tried yet! I hope this isnt too daring for a first attempt. Ive been sewing for years now, and Im pretty damn good at it. But Ive only ever made a couple of simple quilt blocks before.

But yeah. What do you think of this color arrangement? Actually I really do think Ill go with a black main fabric and neon rainbow colors. Its much more me, and the black wont get so dirty. But I still really do want to make one using those FQs... maybe after this one ill make a smaller one using em! Cheesy

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16  Milk-chan Hoodie Commission - Everyday Cosplay in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Shelichan on: December 30, 2007 08:33:26 PM
A girl on another forum I am on had commissioned me to make her an everyday-wearable copy of a character named Milk-chan's hoodie.

Reference picture here: http://www.meupapeldeparedegratis.com.br/cartoons/pages/super-milkchan.asp

She specified normal length sleeves with a slight bell, oversized hood, zipper, and side pockets. I estimated that it would take me about 5 hours to make. Boy was I wrong. This was far harder than I thought it would be! And it took me 8 hours and 20 minutes.

This is what I made. Its being modeled by my sisters friend, Jamie. Cheesy

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17  Re: The Big Red in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Shelichan on: December 30, 2007 03:46:54 PM
I made a wallet that would have matched your bag perfectly!!! I had to post this... hahaha

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18  Re: Raver kandi that Ive made! PIC HEAVY in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Shelichan on: December 02, 2007 10:23:00 PM
Thanks guys! And I had to burn a hole through HK to get her on tehre! Haha is it so wrong of me to say I almost enjoyed it?

Anyway Ive made a LOT more...

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19  Raver kandi that Ive made! More added pg2! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Shelichan on: November 30, 2007 11:49:11 PM
This counts as jewelry right? Heh.

So... incase you didnt know... heres some background on kandi thanks to wikipedia.

Kandy (or "kandi") is generally made of plastic pony beads with various other beads. Heart and star shapes, pom-pom beads, letter beads, and glow-in-the-dark beads are popular choices when making kandi and are generally made with elastic string to stretch. Candy ravers will sometimes hold parties just for the sake of making kandi, generally as gifts for friends.

Kandi has two main functions. The first is the visual effect that kandi creates. They are usually very bright day-glo colours chosen especially for the purpose of the visual effects created when someone dances wearing them while being illuminated by different types and colours of lights. The sequence of colours chosen will often appear jumbled and somewhat random but the beads are typically chosen to contrast with other beads making them visually jump out. Some beads will also be UV reactive and glow in the dark. The second function of kandi is a gift that a raver will give or swap with new friends, and new ravers they have just met. In the rave culture of certain areas, this exchange will be performed by connecting fingers with the recipient of the gift and sliding it from their own arm to the other's.

Here is some kandi that Ive made (and I made a ton more today that I havent taken pictures of! Please let me know what ya think and post pictures of your own kandi if youve made any!

Btw... PLUR means Peace Love Unity Respect. And all of this kandi is either my own personal kandi, or kandi that I have traded! So I dont have the majority of it anymore!

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20  Re: We Love Our Blythes/Pullips Round 6 - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Shelichan on: November 24, 2007 10:52:28 PM
Oh amazing!!! Im so glad she and you liked it all, and she looks great! YAY!!! haha~ I took some pics Imma post too. Oh and to clarify - I didnt make the reversible hat or shoes~ those were bought!

And the kandi I made her... hehe it says "craft queen" on it Cheesy

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