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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Michael Jackson Stained Glass on: October 17, 2009 09:10:31 PM
I started this on a whim the night before Michael died, and only just finished 2 weeks ago. It became more emotional (I've been a HUGE Michael fan for 10 years-I don't think I'll ever be over his death) than I ever would've wanted.  Cry
I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and I kept breaking my glass while I was cutting it, so it looks hella wonky and uneven. But my mum's glass grinder was calling my name and I couldn't say no. I knew how to solder from silversmithing classes I had taken, so I figured it was close enough to stained glass making that I wouldn't end up killing myself!
The background glass was a horrible choice. I went to the shop looking for pretty, and thought nothing of practicality. It was only after I had broken half of my sheet of glass that I realized it'd probably look better if I lined up the marbling.   Roll Eyes

But, for my first time, with pretty much no prior knowledge, not knowing what the hell I was doing, I think it turned out...decent (okay, and a bit embarrassing)  At least you can tell who it's meant to be!  Embarrassed

Maybe I'll take a class before I try my next one  Tongue
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Dog paw stockings on: November 24, 2007 07:28:52 PM

(sorry about the camera phone pic.  They're green w/ red, and red w/ green)

I made these tonight for my 2 puppies.  It was really easy and I think they turned out cute. Smiley
The cuff is made of of some weird faux fur, the paw is fleece, and the pads are felt.  They're about the same size as normal stockings.

I want to put their names(Nikki and Kody) on them but I don't know if it would clutter them or not.  Any suggestions? 
Hope you like. Smiley
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / 2 still life drawings on: March 31, 2007 02:19:22 PM
These are 2 drawings I did a while ago and I like them the best out of all I've done.  Thought I'd share. Smiley

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / dress styles? on: February 10, 2007 09:47:51 PM
I'm sure this has been asked before, but the search doesn't seem to like me tonight, but I was wondering...what type of dress styles flatter "larger" girls?
Personally, I'm short-5'2. Large chested-DD. And chubby in the tummy (thank you, ovary disease).
Because of my love for the rather retro-50's-rockabilly anything, I've tried a few halter dress patterns, but I'm either making it wrong  or that style isn't flattering.  It makes my slight lack of waist all funky lookin'.
Long story short (too late), any ideas, y'all?   
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / pattern modification on: November 14, 2006 07:48:56 PM
So, I really want to make a motorcycle jacket type thing, but I'm not all too good at making patterns from scratch.   So I was wondering, would it work to just slighty modify a peacoat pattern?  You know, just put a zipper in instead of the buttons.
There's a peacoat pattern I think would work well, but I don't want to shell out $20 for it to just screw up.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Question about fabric type on: October 26, 2006 04:13:24 PM
So, I bought this really awesome neon leopard print fabric from Joann's a few months ago, but I have absolutely no idea what to do with it.

It's sort of a canvas type (it was in the outdoor fabric part) but it's sort of...more soft than normal canvas.  More cabable of being clothes, I guess...if that makes sense.
Anyway, I've wanted to make a skirt out of it, but since I only look decent in circle skirts, I've put it off.   It doesn't seem like it'd flow well enough to be one.
SO, finally my question.   What kind of skirts (or anything else: dresses, shirts.  I have enough of it) would work for this type of material?   I don't want it to rot away in my fabric stash.

*sorry if the picture's big.  Photobucket is a douche*
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Fishies and dyed lace on: August 10, 2006 12:59:29 PM
This skirt, though only a plain circle skirt, is one of my favorites.  I love fishies.
It was a pain, however.  I do my measurements all mathematically, but circle skirt waistbands always end up being too large on me.  I have no idea why.   
There was going to be orange tulle instead of the lace, but it wouldn't sew right, and I'm too dense to figure out how to make it not fray.  So I went with this lace trim we had laying around.  After 2 failed attempts (ended up too short) and 3 bottles of old 70s fabric dye, I FINALLY got that.
And I <3 it.

As with all my clothes, they're not crooked; I am.

Close up

It was worth it.  I got many compliments at the fashion square yesterday.

Comments?  Criticism?  Advice on how to hem/sew tulle?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Flouncyful gingham skirt on: July 30, 2006 01:42:09 PM
My first patterned skirt.  It fits wonky; I think because the pattern calls for the skirt to sit at your natural waist, and I wear my skirts at my hips, because I lack greatly in the waist area.  It's a little big in the back, but it ended up costing only $1.50, so I can't complain.

It's not crooked..I am.  It's also not see-through.  That's just an unfortunate spot for a shadow to appear.

Close up of the fabric.

Comments will produce love.  Cheesy
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Spider purse on: July 27, 2006 02:48:54 AM
I got bored again tonight.
I orginally used the spider fabric to make a dress, but didn't take into account that my bust size isn't even on the Junior sized patterns.  So, it didn't fit and I had all this awesome fabric left over.  The red is some scraps I had from my days silk screening Jack White's face onto pillows. 

The lining is just orange satiny stuff that's a bitch to sew.

I like it a lot better than other purses I've made.
Any comments?  I'd love to know y'all's opinions.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Polka dot circle skirt on: July 12, 2006 08:26:21 PM
I found some lovely polka dotted fabric at Hancock for 75% off last night, and it looked like perfect skirt material.
So that's what I did.  I made a simple circle skirt.
Pardon the house and dog..and hint of my side.

Close up of the fabric.  It was 3 in the morning when I finished, so I just sort of half-assed the hem.  I should fix that someday.

It's insanely comfortable, and it's still a little loose.  I had to alter it into a sort of 3/4 circle and even after that I had to cut it down quite a bit.
I also found out that invisible zippers will be the death of me.

Comments?  Criticism?  All welcome.  Grin
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