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1  Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends in Halloween Costumes by sporkchick on: November 05, 2009 04:19:17 PM
So every year, I usually get roped into planning the costumes at work. (I'm an elementary school art teacher.) Each year I try to think of a theme that the kids will like and will be fun. Normally, I have to start in early September. This year I chose Foster's Home. I made and/or assembled all costumes except for the kid.


 Here's a list of what I did for each costume:


Eduardo: Made the belt, Dyed the sweatshirt, Paper mached and painted the face and horns.

The home billboard: Drew and colored, Added ribbon to tie it on.

Mr. Herriman: Made the face and hat from foam and paper mache, Shortened the men's suit jacket and sewed the parts of the vest inside the front, Sewed "belly panel" T-shirt from 2 t-shirts, Sewed and painted foot spats from felt.

Wilt: Sewed, stuffed and painted head/hat, Made hand from felt, Painted body on clothing, Sewed and painted sneaker spats from felt.

Bloo: Sewed and painted from blue felt.

Madame Foster: Paper mached and painted wig, Put electrical tape on candy cane decoration for cane.

Duchess (Me): Assembled head piece/facial features from foam, vaccuum hose, turby twist towel, brooch, and paint, Cut and painted robe for dress and sewed stand-up panel for collar, Made jewelry from shrinky-dinks and wood beads, Made tail from aluminum wire, masking tape, electrical tape, cardboard, and paint.


Coco: Made head feathers from loopy wire, feather boas, styrofoam balls, a hat, and spray paint, Made beak/neckpiece from floral foam, paper mache, and spray paint, Sewed shirt for 2 color belly panel, Constructed bird body from mini-blind slats, masking tape, hot glue, fabric, and paint, Dyed tights, Paper mached bird feet from ballet flats and painted.

Frankie: Spray painted foam wig, Painted T-shirt.

Goo: Paper mached and painted hair, Shortened overalls to shorts, Spray painted old cowboy boots yellow.

Mac: Glued fur to foam wig, Painted dots on sleeves. (EASY one, haha!)

Cheese: Paper mached and painted head, Dyed sweats.

Whew! I think thats it. Anything not specifically mentioned (ex. Goos rainbow sweater, Macs red T-shirt) was bought and not hand crafted. But it was bought by me (then reimbursed by the wearer). Lucky find on Goos sweater, no?

Anyhow, I was super stoked. This might have been the best year yet! Hope you guys like it!  Grin

OH! I almost forgot! What you can't really see in the picture. I scanned my Board of Ed badge and photoshopped each of the character's pictures and names onto the badge so we were each "official" teachers! lol I think those were my favorite part.
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2  Re: Twilight Round 3 Mini - Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sporkchick on: July 28, 2008 10:07:40 AM
I received an awesome package today!

Twilight Placemats!!! Jeez, you guys dunno how much I love placemats...

All of my little goodies: a twilight pencil case and bookmark. an apple notepad. an apple pin. a door hanger.

Detail of the bookmark

Thanks a bunch! 4 more days til I can put that bookmark to good use....... Grin
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3  Re: Zombie Swap #4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sporkchick on: July 28, 2008 09:54:40 AM
OK, so I've been dealing with some house issues and I apologize to my wonderful partner for taking so long to post her talented goodies. I made out like a bandit!

First up: Really cute crocheted zombie finger earrings.

2 super cute zombie shirts

A zombie toaster purse taken (and altered) from the toaster purse in my wist.

detail of the toast

A hysterical tote bag that I put to use right away! (side note, my brother said "Yeah, that's cool but no one but us will know that this is funny." Even better in my opinion. haha I love secret jokes.)

And last but not least.......Fido!

Fido in his home on my bookshelf.

No, Fido! Don't eat my kitty's brain! Oh no! Poor Ol' Greeeg!

(haha, yes, I know I'm easily amused....)

SO there you have it. Probably the best zombie package ever!
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4  Re: Craft My Wists-Summer 2008 Swap in The Swap Gallery by sporkchick on: June 18, 2008 11:13:59 AM

Despite appearances, I don't beat him. And he doesn't know that Zeke is my fav.  Cheesy Actually, most people like him best because he's the runt of the litter. Runtiness is cute. I think that's part of the reason Zeke is my favorite. I don't want him to feel slighted by the general public liking Zack better.  Tongue

I disturbed his afternoon nap. I think that's his Mummy-what-the-heck-are-you-doing Look.
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5  Re: Skull and Skeleton swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by sporkchick on: June 18, 2008 07:26:24 AM
I have FINALLY gotten my computer and camera back into compliance. They were being a real pain in the you-know-what! Here's my goodies:

A Pirate Shrine

A Sugar Skull Pillowcase

Detail of the skull.....so cute!

2 Pirate-themed Cushion Covers (the backing fabric is super soft!)

Last but not least, Skull Jewelry


I am very spoiled by such a lovely package! Sorry for the delay in posting!
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6  Re: Craft My Wists-Summer 2008 Swap in The Swap Gallery by sporkchick on: June 17, 2008 12:50:31 PM
Alllllllrighty! THIS is why I am the most spoiled swapper here. Hope you're in it for the long haul cause this is picture OBESE.

I'll start with this first since I forgot to list this yesterday in my update and I don't want him to feel slighted.

Braaaaaain Sluuuuug!

On to the Jewelry with obligatory nerdy action pics. Colored pencil necklace and earrings.




Nerdy Action Shot:

Knitting needle earrings:

Dear-Lord-I-Look-Like-My-Mom Action Shot:

Mohawk Egg:

Profile View:

Murphy, If you're not going to move, you'll just have to model the purse!


Detail of the cutest smirky-face toast:

He's useful, too!:

Almost there.....Pirate pillow...

....which Zeke seems to have taken a liking to.
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7  Re: Skull and Skeleton swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by sporkchick on: June 03, 2008 05:40:23 AM
My partner let me know she recieved yesterday but she's having some computer problems so I figured I'd post the pics I took before sending to help her out.

Whole she-bang:

Now the closeups. Shirt.

Jewelry (Looked better before I sprayed a sealer on there. Who knew sharpie would bleed?  Angry)

Bangle (my favorite)

Feel free to post better and/or action shots when your computer gets better, Edel. Just trying to help you out.  Smiley
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8  Re: COASTERS anyone sign up 03/26-04/10 Ship by 04/30 in The Swap Gallery by sporkchick on: June 03, 2008 05:33:13 AM
I received a while ago but have been having computer issues at home. I finally remembered to bring my stuff to work today. Sorry for the delay in posting. Without further ado......ta daaaaa!

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9  Re: 2007 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go here!) in Halloween Costumes by sporkchick on: November 07, 2007 02:42:18 PM
This year's.....

It's really more assembled than crafted, but I did make my hat, belt and facial hair.
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10  The Amazing Chocolatier... in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by sporkchick on: November 07, 2007 02:36:42 PM
This is my pride and joy.

By far my favorite of all the pieces I've made.
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