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1  Epic Star Wars 30th Birthday Party (image intense!) in Halloween Decor and Parties by SilverWing on: August 13, 2013 08:11:00 PM
To me, Craftster means creativity and using that creativity to bring joy into your life and the lives of those you care about. I can't think of any better way to use that creativity than to throw an epic party for someone you love! My husband turned 30 this past weekend, so I crafted it up to throw him the Star Wars bash he asked for. Smiley  I turned our bonus room into the Star Wars Cantina and we had visits from Jabba the Hutt, a sneaky Jawa, a member of Figrin D'an playing our music, light sabers for the guests, and lots of awesome food. Over all it was a hit. I had to get pretty creative to pull this off under budget, though, lol!

First up is my little Jawa. He was probably my favorite project. He's actually a snowman decoration I got for Christmas a few years ago. He was the perfect size already, he just needed some refashioning. Wink  I sewed his robes, loaned him some gloves, and made a mask out of felt, flat back marbles from the dollar store painted yellow on the back, and my favorite part, two little LED cabinet lights. Dollar Tree had them. They're made in two pieces so that you can attach one to your cabinet door and one to the frame. They're magnetic, so when the magnets are apart, the light comes one. I left them taped together until the party and then separated the magnets. His eyes glowed the whole night! cut holes in the black felt just a tiny bit smaller than my marbles, then glued the marbles to the felt and onto the lights. I safety pined the felt to the snowman's face and dressed him up. Best part is that now he can swap between snowman or Jawa whenever I want. Smiley  That's assuming my husband every gives him back...

 This is the little guy all finished up.


 In progress, finished, and glowing! Smiley

Next up is Jabba. This guy was a true recycle project. I found the fabric for him and the jawa's clothes at Goodwill. Jabba's body is trash bags filled with the packing peanuts and paper that some of my husband's gifts shipped in. His head is crumpled paper taped in a ball and then smushed to shape.


I rigged up the Star Wars Cantina song to loop over and over via a speaker in the corner. In front of that I set up my dress maker's dummy after I'd dressed it with grey slacks, black top, my husbands boots, and some more of my gloves. I threw together the instrument out of a wrapping paper tube, pipe cleaners, and some ribbon. The musician's head is simply printed out on paper and cut out, then pinned to the dummy underneath the collar of the shirt. He also had a Rock Band drum set to accompany himself, lol.  The song got old after a few hours, but it was worth it.  Wink

Jabba made himself comfy in the window seat.

The cake was supposed to resemble a scene from the first Clone Wars cartoon in which General Grievous fights six of the jedi at once. It was three cakes on separate teirs, connected by rice crispy treat bridges. The idea was that it would look like the planet the ship had crashed on and the debri from the ship. I sprayed the two smaller cakes with silver food coloring spray.

Darth Maul red pepper chip dip from the Wookie Cookies cook book. This stuff was a hit.

Jedi and Sith symbol cookies.

I also made light sabers for everyone out of Dollar Tree pool noodles and duct tape. I saw several different pins on pinterest with this idea, so I winged it from the pictures. It's basically  just duct tape wrapped around the end of half a pool noodle and accented with electrical tape. I left one red noodle whole and just put the tape in the center so it was like Darth Maul's saber. Ahsoka guarded the weapons for us until the guys were ready to fight. Somewhere long after dark they decided to go outside and beat each other to death with them. Who says you have to act like an adult at 30?

I also created a special restroom sign so my Jedi would be able to find the restroom without trouble. I Google image searched for Star Wars icons and then created something similar in Illustrator.

All in all I think everything turned out really well. The hubby loved it and his friends all had fun. Smiley  My cat even made a new friend.  Wink

Hope you guys like everything! Smiley
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2  The Winter's Wrath in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by SilverWing on: December 28, 2012 07:19:09 PM
So, I haven't posted in FOREVER so I thought I'd share something for once. I made this for my husband for Christmas. Sejuani and her faithful steed Bristle from League of Legends. She's no where  near perfect, but it's been ages since I worked in poly-clay and I was running out of time, lol. All things considered, I'm mostly happy with how she turned out. Smiley

The last image is blown out because I'm not used to my new camera yet, but I thought it looked cool, considering the character.  Smiley
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3  Fountain Pen Roll in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by SilverWing on: March 09, 2011 05:00:56 PM
So I have a friend that's obsessed with fountain pens, and she likes to take a lot of them with her when she travels, but she's never had a decent way of carrying them. There are similar rolls online, but we sort of made this one up ourselves.  It will hold a LOT of pens (and I think she's already filled it! >.< ) and it has a flap that folds over the tops so they can't slid out or scratch each other up (some of the caps are pretty ornamental).  It's music themed because she's also obsessed with music (she plays trumpet professionaly).  The heart embroidery on the outside is by Urban Threads! Smiley



Let me know what you think! Smiley
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4  Yoga Matt Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by SilverWing on: March 09, 2011 04:56:05 PM
I've had the fabric forever, since my mom found it and bought me a ton of it, lol. It's suits me perfectly, but I just didn't know what to use it for until now. A couple of my friends and I have recently started yoga and are really enjoying it, so we got some personalized yoga mats from Gaim, so naturally, I needed a bag to carry it in! I didn't use a patten, I just measured m yoga matt, added several inches to each measurement, and went from there.  I embroidered my name on it and added a strap and a drawstring. Smiley It's also lined. I could have made the strap just a tad longer, but overall, I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Cheesy

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5  Cheshire Cat in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by SilverWing on: March 09, 2011 04:47:42 PM
I made this little guy for the Alice in Craftster-land swap, and I loved him so much I decided to give him his own thread! This is the first Ami I've done that I've actually liked. lol. He turned out way better than I envisioned! I had painted his eyes and sewed his grin on by hand. It's just felt.  I made him in the Tim Burton colors becaues that's my favorite Chesh! (American McGee's runs a close second though!)


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6  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by SilverWing on: March 09, 2011 04:39:50 PM
This craft-along is huge!!!  I have a hard time keeping up with all the amazing posts, lol! It's great! Smiley

So I've been busy, but I've not managed to get pictures taken until now, so this is something of a big post.

First up, I made some goodies for the Alice in Craftster-land swap. This was such a fun swap!! I mady a Cheshire Cat Ami (which I fell in love with and almost couldn't part with. He turned out WAY better than any Ami I've made before [see minion below!])  I also bleach stenciled a Cheshire Cat shirt, made a bandersnatch pendant modeled after one on my parner's wist, made a Japanese Alice kokeshi style trinket holder (her head comes off and she's hollow inside) and made doornob earrings. Smiley


Next up is a bunch of goodies I sent to a friend of mine. She loves music and writing and she needed a pen roll to carry her collection of fountain pens around, so I sewed and embroidered a pen roll for her. I also tried to make her a minion ami from this tutorial, but he didn't turn out very well, lol.


Next up are some waxed irish linen wrap bracelets that I made from a kit that Terry from makingbracelets.com sent me! I won a drawing on her blog and I've been obsessed with making these every since. She has an awesome tutorial here!


And last but not least, my favorites project so far, I made myself a yoga bag and embroidered my name on it. Smiley I didn't even have a pattern for this one. I've had this awesome fabric for ages since my mom got it for me and just hadn't foudn the right project for it until now.  Smiley

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7  Re: Alice in Craftster-Land Rd. 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by SilverWing on: March 08, 2011 04:54:15 PM
I recieved from QueenNinjaMonkey!  Smiley

First up, cute bloody Alice pillow!  The back has this awesome skully fabric that glows in the dark! Cheesy

Doornob wall hook. I don't know where you found this, but I love it!

It's hard to choose, but I think this is my favorite piece. Straight from my Wist, awesome Cheshire cat photo holder in the Tim Burton movie colors!!!

Amazing altered tin featuring Hatter Madigan!  Cheesy

And inside the tin, more goodies! Alice themed resin bottlecap magnets, a keyhole necklace, and the cutest little teacup ring ever!

Close up of the ring. It's just so adorable!

I love everything! Thank you so much!!  Cheesy
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8  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by SilverWing on: January 15, 2011 07:10:45 PM
This thread is moving so fast! I can't believe how much we've already accomplished this year as a group!  I finished project three, an Alot plushie for a friend of mine. Smiley It turned out to be more of a baby Alot, but that's ok!


I actually used T4124's Ivysaur pattern here!Smiley
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9  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by SilverWing on: January 10, 2011 07:51:50 AM
Well, I can't get to work due to 8 inches of snow! (I'm in Tennessee, right on the TN/AL state line pretty much) So, I'm crafting all day. And to start, here's a pic of the Alice dress I just finished for my BJD! Smiley I'm overly pleased with how it turned out, lol. There's a few more pics here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369617.0

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10  Alice in Dollfie Land in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by SilverWing on: January 10, 2011 07:42:19 AM
So, I'm snowed out of work, so I figured I'd post my new doll outfit! I made an Alice dress for my Dollzone BJD, Ivy.  It's a Gracefaerie pattern that I altered just a bit. I made up the apron entirely on my own, and it's actually a very shimmery material, but that's hard to tell in some of the photos. Socks and shoes are Dollheart. I'm already plotting out the props I could make for a real photoshoot!  These were just quick shots taken this morning.   C&C welcome!!

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