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1  Mustaches for everyone! (pic heavy) in Costumes: Completed Projects by jennaylala on: January 08, 2009 10:58:12 PM
So I work for a fairly dull federal agency in DC and I tend to entertain myself by making things, or decorating (you should see how many paper snowflakes I've made!). ANYHOW I'm not the only one at work who likes to entertain themself with silly things. So at our office holiday party some of the ladies challenged the guys to compete in a mustache competition.

Today is the judging and I decided to make "trophies" for the guys who participated (they'll also be receiving a disposable razor!). For my trophies I made little stuffed mustaches on sticks. I painted the sticks gold, as well as styrofoam blocks to make trophy holders. Here's a look at the results:

Mustaches in their holders:

I hope you enjoy my tribute to hirsute men! I definitely want to make more, they're so fun!


As Per Request a photo of the winners:

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2  Simple Bunny in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by jennaylala on: August 28, 2008 02:24:07 PM
So my cousin's daughter just turned 4 and I decided to try and recreate a bunny pattern I had made for my other cousin (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=135033.0). I found some brown fleece, and the spotted some cute complementary fabric in a light turqouisey blue with brown polka dots. To reduce, reuse, and recycle, I stuffed her with old holey pantyhose. The sewing was a bit rough since I was rusty (and am still inexperienced) so my mother helped a good deal, but I think she turned out well.

I give you Dot the Bunny:

Ears up

Ears Down

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3  Baby Bunny in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by jennaylala on: November 23, 2006 05:21:08 PM
I made this baby bunny out of micro fleece, and I embroidered on the face. I stitched over a small piece of fleece to raise the nose up a bit.

I think it's pretty darling, and it wasn't that hard to make at all.

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4  Tattoo Shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by jennaylala on: August 16, 2005 04:54:30 PM
So I've been intrigued with tattoos for a little while now. I don't have one, but I think the art is amazing. I enjoy seeing what people do for traditional chest pieces. Not wanting to get one myself I thought perhaps I'd put one on a shirt. This one is just a trial run using permanent marker (the black is sharpie rub-a-dub laundry marker). I think it makes for a pretty cool design. I think maybe next time I'll paint it on though.

This is the outline in the laundry marker:

and this is the (almost) finished product (I still have to figure out what to but in the banner)

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5  Dunkin' Don! in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by jennaylala on: March 13, 2005 08:39:07 PM
My favorite professor is obsessed with Dunkin' Donuts and his name just so happens to be Don. So the result is:
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6  Maine T-shirt in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by jennaylala on: March 10, 2005 09:17:09 PM
I'm a dedicated Mainer, I'm in love with my state. So I decided to make this t-shirt for when I go back to school to show my pride.

This is my first silk screen and i'm pretty jazzed about it.

Tell me what you think!

I used the modge podge embroidery hoop method. I had been doing stencils before this...but this is just so easy...and re-usable! I'm so excited!
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7  Men Seldom Make Passes At Girls Who Wear Glasses -Shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by jennaylala on: February 06, 2005 07:29:06 PM
So you might have seen my Steve Buscemi shirt : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6756.0

I hadn't made one in awhile, so I decided that I just had to. This time I moved away from the figures and images and went with text. I chose the Dorothy Parker quote "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses," because well...I wear glasses-make the connection. This is how it turned out.

I decided to include some glasses at the bottom for a cute effect. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and hopefully it will turn some heads.
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8  Birthday Fairy Costume in Costumes: Completed Projects by jennaylala on: February 01, 2005 09:36:20 AM
So my friends and I are poor college students and don't really have the money to buy birthday presents for everyone. We felt bad that our friend's birthday is today and we hadn't gotten her anything. So we decided to make her a birthday costume so everyone would know that it was her birthday. Using two wire hangers, a pair of needle nose pliers, and old t-shirt, some duct tape, a hot glue gun and some water colors we were able to make her pair of fairy wings. Then we made her a princess hat out of a conical piece of paper and attached more painted t-shirt strips. Instead of making her a card we made her a wand and we attached our birthday sentiments to it as streamers. The wand by the way is the card board part that covers a wire hanger simply covered in duct tape, with 2 carboard stars taped on back to back. And the result of all our low-budget, college-girl crafting...

I'm particularly proud of the wings they were my creation. Grin
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9  Re: Steve Buscemi Bleach Stencil in Stenciling: Completed Projects by jennaylala on: June 01, 2004 06:03:18 PM
I agree Steve is definitely underrated, I just love him...especially in Ghost World.

On my first stencil (being Steve). That's exactly what I did, I outlined it with the pen then filled it in. I figured out though that applying a thinner, more even layer gave a more even result in the bleached area (see buddha below). The thicker areas of bleach actually can bleach less if they don't dry enough...drying is key! So less is really more when using the bleach. As far as the stencils...well I don't really have a stencil...I just use the paper I print out. The bleach seeps a little, which I like; it makes the edges less even. To keep the bleach from seeping too much I take off the paper as soon as it gels up a little. I'm thinking about laminating some of the stencils I intend to use a lot, until then I'm ok with making one of a kind shirts.

Hope that was helpful!

Oh and here is Buddha for an example of the evenly spread bleach:

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10  Re: Steve Buscemi Bleach Stencil in Stenciling: Completed Projects by jennaylala on: May 31, 2004 08:02:58 AM
are bleach pens common? where do you get them?

They're a relatively new product. Clorox makes them for stain fighting purposes, and you can find them in the laundry aisle at your supermarket. I bought mine at Wal*mart when I got the t-shirts.

I have a few kinks to work out in working with the bleach, like how to make it even and how long to leave it on. Here is my latest attempt:

This is my attempt at my favorite Red Sox player Johnny Damon, I wish I had left the bleach on longer, but I like the effect nonetheless.
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