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41  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Share Bear the Care Bear wall hanging - Yay!!! on: January 06, 2005 02:23:42 AM
These holidays I made a new friend Jazmine, who has invited me to her 10th birthday this Sunday. Being as broke as I am, I decided to make her a painting, so after some questioning I discovered that she loves Care Bears, especially Share Bear (because she's purple and that's her favourite colour  Wink), so I made this:

Excuse the dull-ness of the photo's - my camera's a heap  Roll Eyes

Here are the close-ups:

I used gouache and outlined everything in black permanent marker. The Care Bear and rainbow are painted on 3mm MDF and the stars and clouds are painted onto card. I drilled holes in the MDF and strung it all together with ribbon.

42  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Lemon Yellow 50's Ball Gown... on: December 22, 2004 02:53:24 PM
Yay! I finally got my yellow ball dress back from my sister (who has been borrowing it for a very long time!), so thought I'd share. I made it a few years ago for my 7th form ball, and it's my absolute favouritest dress in the world! I used a Retro Simplicity pattern for the whole dress, but skipped out making the crinolines - the outer skirt was poofy enough. The rose is held on with safety pins, and is going a bit droopy now...  Wink

It's a little brighter than in this pic, and it's a bit hard to tell, but the skirt is yellow with these tiny white polka-dots all over it.

Here's what it looks like on (excuse the graininess of my camera):

I also made this headpiece, which is a bunch of flowers sewn onto a headband, with hat netting (I originally wanted a pill-box hat but couldn't figure them out, so made this instead):

And here's a pic from the ball with me in the whole ensemble (I'm on the left):


Poohs.... now I just need to find more excuses to wear it...  Wink
43  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 3 Retro pillowcase purses and a Buzzy Bee one on: December 19, 2004 01:22:01 AM
Two of my friends had their birthdays last weekend and being so close to Xmas, I'm extremely short on cash, so I decided to make them some A-line Jordy bags.

My friend Aimee loves bright colours and retro prints so I made her these, out of retro pillowcases from the stash I've been hoarding for a while now.

Unfortunately, the second purse had a stain on it that I didn't notice till it was finished, so I didn't end up giving it to her.

My other friend Sarah loves Buzzy Bee, so I bought some Buzzy Bee fabric and made her a purse and matching coin-purse:

And here's a pic of all the bags opened up to show the lining:

44  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Easy-peasy way to stop your heels flapping... on: December 16, 2004 02:12:01 PM
Ok, so it's my friends b'day this Friday and it's gonna be a pretty classy event, but I realised I don't have any nice black shoes, or any money to buy some. So I go out and find these cute pointy ones at an op-shop for real cheap. Only problem is.... they flap when I


So I grabbed some black ribbon, a needle and thread, and came up with this:


and this is the back (heehee, excuse the wonky ankle, it's really hard to take a picture of your own foot!)


Easy-peasy!  Grin
45  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Mittens pattern - sewn, not knitted?? on: December 12, 2004 08:34:37 PM
Does anyone have a pattern for mittens that you can sew, not knit? I was thinking of just tracing around my hand, but I know some of the sewn mittens I've seen have the separate thumb piece going on, so I'm not sure if it would work very well.

46  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Handmade Faery Story Book - image heavy on: December 02, 2004 01:34:35 AM
Here is the book I made for my fiance Nick for his birthday on the 4th.
The story is "An Historical Overview of the Whereabouts of Gnomes and Elves, Fauns and Faeries, Goblins, Ogres, Trolls and Bogies, Nymphs, Sprites and Dryads" by Mat Jacobson.

Outside of book:

Inside pages:

The words are all written in ink with a proper ink dip pen and the pictures are all done with pencil and coloured pencil. I used stamps for the writing in gold. The flowers are all real pressed flowers, which came from my garden. They are stuck on with glue.

There is a picture for each of the creatures in the title, but I have only posted my 3 favourites (fairy, nymphs and troll). Scans of the rest of the pictures can be found in my blog in the art album.
47  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Attn hairdressers/ppl with side fringes (bangs) - Help wanted with hair cutting! on: December 01, 2004 10:33:40 PM
Attention hairdressers/people with side fringes (bangs) - Help wanted!!

I used to have a straight-accross fringe, which I've just spent the past year growing out. I really loved it, but had to grow it out coz it went back really far (about 2 inches back from my hairline!!), and now I think I should cut a thinner one in again.

Problem is, I want one of those side fringes (see pics below), but have no idea how I go about doing this. Anyone that knows how to cut these fringes, or anyone that has one, please let me know the details, ie. how long it should be on either side, and how thick it should be, etc.


48  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Faery Picture Book (image heavy) on: November 18, 2004 02:26:02 PM
This is the first hardback book I ever made, and although I made it quite a few years ago, I rediscovered it in my bookshelf the other day, so thought I should share.

This is the front:

And the back:

And these are the inside pages:

Centaur, unicorn and fairies:

Mermaid, nereids and faeries:

Flower faeries and pixies:

Wyvern, salamanders, fire fae and faeries:

Naiads and unicorns:

Tree dryads and faeries:

Oberon, Titania, pixys and faeries:

I made it for a project at school where we were supposed to make a toy or something for a 5-7 year old kid. I know it's not really something a 5-7 year old kid would be into, but I just wanted to draw faeries. Cheesy

49  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I love 80's cartoons! My tees.... on: October 31, 2004 03:13:19 PM
Because I love 80's cartoons so much and can't afford to splash out on 80stees.com, I decided I would make my own 80's tees with the help of my trusty fabric markers.

This is my favourite so far.... Velma from Scooby Doo

Yay for the Cabbage Patch Kids!!

Casey from the Snorks...

My favourite My Little Pony - Moondancer

And Ermintrude from the Magick Roundabout (who sadly, not many people remember)

I plan on making heaps more (I bought heaps of plain tees especially!) before Christmas.
Let me know what you think.
50  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Playboy Bunny cushion on: October 31, 2004 12:04:35 AM
Hope I'm not breaking any copright laws by posting this.....
Anyway, being the poor student that I am, I decided to make my friend a present for her 21st birthday, and being a lover of Playboy bunnies, what better present to make her than a Playboy bunny cushion!!!

Here's the front...

the back...

and the back with the zip opened up (so she can put stuff in there)...

She was really stoked with the present... (Her exact words were "OH MY GOOOOOOODDDDDD!!!"). I liked it quite a lot too (even though it was a liitle bit wonky and rushed...), and if I were also a Playboy bunny fan I would have kept it for myself  Wink And it only ended up costing less than $12 NZD, which is pretty good.

Anyway, just wanted to see what everyone thought of it.
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