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21  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / The Happy Poop Travels to South Korea! Two Shirts! on: July 20, 2007 04:43:54 PM
So my dear, sweet (and smelly) friend is heading off to South Korea in a few days to teach ESL.  I didn't think it would be proper to send her off without a couple custom made T-shirts.

Without further ado, here they are:

First is a blatant rip off of a shirt I found on Busted Tee's.  Sometimes I'm a rip-off artist and I just can't help it...


A closer look...


The second shirt is an almost-original.  My friend and I are the co-founders of one of the coolest gangs known to human kind.  However, the name of the gang is *slightly* offensive so I won't fill y'all in on the whole thing.  The 'P' stands for POOP and the 'C' stands for CREW.  I will leave the 'S' a mystery for now;) 

After seeing the 'Happy Poop' in a number of other Craftster's post Cara and I found a perfect mascot.

Please know that we are not a gun toting bandits.  More often our weapon of choice is a simple fart noise.  Perhaps in the most dire situations we could disarm our enemy with an actual fart.  But these have been happy times and my friend and I just sit in the office trying to make the dirtiest possible noises with our mouths.

Enjoy the new shirt.  Korea's going to love her!





I hope you all enjoyed my ramblings!  Happy Weekend!
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Tori Amos Swap (Sign-Ups CLOSED Send Out 8/22/07) on: July 15, 2007 11:46:51 AM
Swap name: Tori Amos Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Scatter Kincaid
Sign-up date range: July 15th  - July 31st, 2007
Date to send item by: August 22nd, 2007

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

All ages allowed? Or 18+? Under 18 must have a parent(s)/caregiver(s) permission
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Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: correct
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
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Details of swap:

Tori's back on tour and her loyal fans are rejoicing!  Let's get our craft on to celebrate the arrival of the American Doll Posse!

I am asking each participant to craft 1 big, 1 medium and 2 small items for this swap.  Once you receive a partner you can discuss doing more or less crafting.

If you have snapshots from Tori shows please feel free to share in this thread.  Let's get motivated to show our Tori pride!

Send outs are August 22nd!  Tori's Birthday!


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: Tori Amos Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Favourite Tori Album?
Favourite Tori Song(s)?
Favourite Tori Lyric(s)?

Favourite Colour(s)?
Favourite Colour Combinations:

What I can craft:
What I can't craft, but wish I could:
Wist (if you have one):

Anything else you would like to add:


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Scatter Kincaid
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librarylolita --- Scatter Kincaid --- Rhino --- librarylolita
ashestoashes --- SparkleHorse
aussiepatches --- bohemian_felt
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Strange-ish T Shirt Turns into Strange-ish Skivvies on: June 22, 2007 06:55:59 PM
I tried following the recon tutorial on Supernaturale, but it just wasn't clicking for me.  Instead I cut up a favourite, but desperately old, pair of underwear to get a pattern. 

My I present my BLOG skivvies:



It was some strange promotional shirt for a local business.  I picked it up at the SA on half price day and stored it away for this special project.

They don't look super flattering when laid flat, but they're the cute kind of boy cut shorts that make my bum look kinda cute. 

I'll definitely be making more soon!
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Attention All the Real Ladies Out There! I Need Your Input! Slightly offensive! on: June 22, 2007 02:10:12 PM
I'm in need of some serious input.

I am starting to prepare a portfolio for an upcoming LadyFest.  I've been planning a "Real Ladies" series of shirts and accessories.  The idea is to confront some stereotypical beliefs about womanly manners.

So without further ado, here are the slogans I've come up with so far.  If you could name your top five favourites I would really REALLY appreciate it!  Your input helps me out tonnes!

Real Ladies Fart
Real Ladies Fuck
Real Ladies Burp/Belch
Real Ladies Cuss
Real Ladies Spit ??
Real Ladies Question Authority
Real Ladies Pick Wedgies
Real Ladies Say What They Think
Real Ladies Have One Night Stands
Real Ladies Drink Out of the Carton
Real Ladies Have Seconds
Real Ladies Aren't Afraid to Say No
Real Ladies Poop
Real Ladies Do It Themselves

Thanks so much to anyone and everyone that offers their two cents.
25  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Bachelorette Party Shirts! Mildly Offensive Language... on: June 15, 2007 11:27:10 AM
I whipped a few of these up the other night.  A coworker is a bridesmaid this summer, and wanted to add a personal touch to the bachelorette party.

The three pink shirts are for the bridesmaids (or bride's bitches).  The white one is, of course, for the bride.  The back of each shirt reads "Last Fling Before the Ring."

I found the font on DaFont.com (one of my favourite web sites out there).  I chose to do the filled font on the front and outlined font on the back. 

Here's a group shot:


Close Up of Bride's Bitch Shirt:


Close Up of Bride Shirt:
(I have since added a white heart in the "e")



Comments always appreciated!
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / The Menses Necklace on: June 08, 2007 04:33:06 PM
Hey all!

I haven't posted in a while, but I'm finally starting to get back into the swing of things.

 I just finished up a holiday in Italy (I'm spoiled rotten!).  While I was gone my dear friend Cara cat-sat for me.  To thank her for scooping poop and pouring food I made her a necklace she's been craving. 

She had pointed out a necklace that I wasn't especially fond of, but I thought I would give it a go.  After finally finishing it I'm feeling a little more love for it.  Intially when she showed me the picture I told her it looked like a period in necklace form.  That's how this beauty got her name.  May I present, The Menses Necklace....

Her Showing Off:

Close Up of Her Wearing It:

Sorry if the name offended anyone!  No harm intended!

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27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Green Linen Handbag w/ Embroidery Detailing and Word Bubble Aplique. IMG Heavy! on: May 08, 2007 11:10:52 PM
Hey all!

I have FINALLY finished a bag I've been working on for a while. After finding a pretty interesting handbag challenge on this blog: http://iwannanewbag.blogspot.com/ .  I didn't really have a vintage tea towel that would make sense as a bag, so I cut one up and used it for the word bubble applique.

The bubble reads:
Never, while at the table, (whether in public or private,) allow yourself to talk on painful or disgusting subjects.  Avoid all discussions of sicknesses, sores, surgical operations, dreadful accidents, shocking cruelties, or horrible punishments.  A love of such topics, envices a coarse and unfeminine mind. It is rude in gentlemen at any time to introduce them before ladies; and a polished man never does so.  The conversation at table should be as cheerful and pleasant as possible.  Political and sectarian controversies ought to have no place there.  Shakespeare truly says, "Unquiet meals make ill digestion."

Without further ado, here she is:

Front Full View:

Close Up of Front of Bag:

Back Full View:

Close Up of Back of Bag:

Inside of Bag Detail:

I'm so so happy that's it's finally finished.  It's certainly not a perfect piece, but it's always encouraging when you finish up a big project.

Comments always appreciated!
28  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My 1st Embroidery Project. Flapper Lady, Butterfly and Flower! (Image Heavy) on: May 01, 2007 10:41:01 PM
Hey all!

I just started embroidering this weekend.  I'm entering a handbag challenge on someone's blog.  I'm using a plain green linen cloth for the background and vintage napkins for the word bubble.  It has old school table etiquette printed on it.

(PS - The purse hasn't been assembled quite yet, but all the embroidery is done.)

Here's some pictures of the embroidery work:

Front Panel:

Close Up of Flapper Lady:

Back Panel:

Close Up of Butterfly Embroidery:

Close Up of Flower Embroidery:
29  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Keeping It Crafty Tattoo Stenciled Slip on: April 19, 2007 09:33:10 PM
So I've been searching around Craftster for the appropirate place to start this thread.  I believe, to the best of my knowledge, that this is the place.

So this is my entry for the Tattoo Inspired Stenciling Challenge.  I have to admit that I'm happy to have it finished.  I cut once, painted and realized that I had made a piece of garbage.  So then I cut a second, very similar, stencil and painted it on a vintage blue slip.

I've been watching tonnes and tonnes of Miami Ink lately.  I'd have to say my design was heavily influenced by vintage tattoo flash.

I've got the classic flaming heart with swooping swallows holding up a banner.  The birds and banner are from Stencilry.  I believe I found the flaming heart on Deviant Art, but I did extreme modifications with it.  It was packed full of flowers beforehand.  

The banner reads "1983" in the old standby tattoo font. '83 is of course my birth year.  I actually downloaded the font from DaFont.com.  The back of the slip reads "Keeping It Crafty."  

I like to tell people that I've been Keeping it Crafty since 1983.  Kind of dorky, but it makes me smile.

Without further ado here is the piece:

Being Modelled by Yours Truly





And that's all she wrote!

ETA: You can almost see half of my real-life tattoo collection in the back photo.  I have "Be The Change" on my neck.  "Grow" is tattooed under that.  And to the side is my first tattoo...my faery.  Unfortunately she will be covered up completely in the next year or two (it's not a good tat up close).
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Two Newest Pieces. Crocheted Chunk of Amethyst and Rainbow Rope on: April 10, 2007 10:07:52 PM
So here are my two newest.

The first one most definitely did not go as planned.  It's six strands in total, twisted together.  However, the twist doesn't want to stay put.  I put epoxy glue under the cap, and that didn't even work perfectly.  Oh well, here she is...

And here is the second one.  I started with one mega-long beaded string.  Then I crocheted half of it by hand (without hook), placed the amathyst chunk and crocheted the remainder.  I would have preferred to cap the ends, but I couldn't find a suitable one.  So here she is:

Comments are always appreciated!  If anyone has any tips in regards to rope chains, I'd love to hear it!

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