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1  Re: Show off your hair! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by Izzy on: July 26, 2005 02:04:43 PM
I tend to decide I'll grow my hair, then have it all hacked off because I can't be bothered. My hairdresser never does my hair how I want unless I take pictures with me. In which case, it comes out looking awesome.

hello, this is me before I had my hair cut.

and this is after.

and just for fun, my pretty blue cap gun. that was 69p, darlings.
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2  Give me advice guys. Haircut tomorrow! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by Izzy on: July 14, 2005 01:14:31 PM
Had a rummage on Hairfiles and OhDoctorDoctor. A couple of recent-ish pics of me, and the cuts I love.
End of school next week (summer holidays!) so I'll get my friend's sister to do me a dye job, turquoise/pink tips and underneath.

Excuse the bad pics and the fact that I look, generally, quite grotty.

! me now
! and again

- the cuts -





Give me your input, darlings. Oh, and a fun shot for you guys .. How I had my hair cut last. It was really short at the back, and long at the front.
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3  Re: Lacey plaid ruffle skirt and gathered leg warmers in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Izzy on: July 06, 2005 09:53:46 AM
Wahey, my post inspired some creativity! (obviously not mine, as I haven't bothered to start the skirt yet no money = no lace & no fabric = no skirt.)

Having read how you made yours, and how another user explained it on my thread, I'm guessing that this is how it works out (pretty much) - I'm not very good at visualising things.

Though I was slightly confused when you said you 'fitted' the elastic - did you do it after you had sewn the two ends together? I would have assumed that you stitched a little sort of 'casing' for the elastic to pass through, pulled the elastic through it to ruffle the skirt, and sewed the two ends together.

Damn me for not understanding supposedly simple things.
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4  Lolita skirts & tutus by Gobbolino - how would I make these? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Izzy on: June 29, 2005 09:06:53 AM
My friend owns an alternative shop in Bath, UK, which sells these beautiful lolita skirts by Gobbolino. I would gladly buy one (so my friend would be making the profit, rather than if I bought them directly from the company) but they seem to be ridiculously overpriced at 35 ($63).

Here are some pictures of the style of skirt, they come directly from the website but I've uploaded them to my own space, so I'm not stealing their bandwidth. Wink

Gobbolino also make gorgeous tutus - I would kill for one of these babies.

So the question is, how could I make these? [I'm very interested in making one of the lolita skirts]. I wouldn't call myself a cheapskate, but seriously - if you see one of those skirts in the flesh, you'll notice that there's less than a yard of fabric used in total, and a bit of eyelet lace. Which seriously does not equate to 35 worth of components.

If you'd like to look at clothes on their website, browse the Catalogue section on Gobbolino.co.uk
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5  Morbid photography! You know you love it really... in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Izzy on: May 03, 2005 01:08:31 PM
A couple of photographs I took the other day when the weather was miserable and I was having some bizarro thoughts on religion. Please note that the red stuff is actually food colouring, not blood. But it sure does make very realistic looking blood, don't you think? Wink

I would upload them somewhere else, but as they're already on my deviantart account, I figured I'd share them on there. (Besides, the full sizes are quite large and I don't want you lovely people to have to wait thirty nine years for the pics to load.)

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6  A tribute to the 1-UP mushroom [Super Mario themed painting] in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Izzy on: July 07, 2004 04:20:28 AM
I'll tell the story of this cute painting right from the beginning.
On Saturday, I went to the nearest big city with my friends, shopping. I had a great time messing around, I got another cartilage piercing in my left ear, etc. etc. I then came across two or three "1 Pound" shops. These are basically the equivalent of the American "Dollar Tree" store, but there are more of them, and not all of them are chains.
I went in there, and lo and behold - I found some oil paints and an 8x10 canvas, both seemingly brand new. I had a safety pin in my bag, so I discreetly took a box of the paints, and pierced one of the tubes. The paint came out fine, not too oily, which I hadn't expected. I thought they'd have been in some stock room for a couple of years and were well past their best. The canvas looked pretty ok too. I paid my 2.00 for these items, and took them home, not really knowing what I was going to do with them.

When I got home, I suddenly had an idea. My brother and I have always had a love for Nintendo and Taito arcade and console games. So I decided to do a pixeled painting, based on one of the Super Mario characters. I was going to do Yoshi (the dinosaur) to start off with, but I thought that he would be a bit difficult, so I chose the lovely green 1-UP mushroom instead.

How I did it
1. First, I opened up all my paints and took the plastic off my canvas. I then calculated how many 1cm squares I would need on my canvas in order to fit on my mushroom. This worked out at 16x16.
2. I drew a grid onto the canvas lightly in pencil. I then shaded in the squares I wanted black, and put crosses (x) in the squares I wanted green. Anything else within those squares that was left blank, was to be painted white.
3. Tentatively, I got painting. I did wet next to wet on the first day, which was risky, but it came out fine. I left it to dry for three days, then painted another coat. I let that dry for another two days, and painted another coat.
Today I filled in the rest of the blue, and on Saturday I will do another coat of blue to cover up that nasty black smudge I accidentally made. As you can see there are some obvious mistakes which need fixing (crooked lines, smudges, minor colour bleeding and so on).

Here's the work in progress:

[with flash] [without]
Sorry about the blurriness... My hands are stupidly unsteady.  Angry

Next up, I'm going to do Bub from the popular arcade game Bubble Bobble. I won't do it in oil paints though, they take way too long to dry!  Roll Eyes
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7  Re: Cute orange spiders & skull shoulder bag! [photos inside <3] in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Izzy on: June 21, 2004 09:06:24 AM
The design on the fabric is of some crazy little spiders! Here's a better photo for you [sorry about the blurriness!]

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8  Decorated "newsprint" envelope for a pen-pal <3 in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Izzy on: June 13, 2004 02:04:18 AM
I love writing to my friend Jude, and we tend to send each other decorated envelopes. Up until now I'd just really been drawing little patterns and things on them, but then I realised that I could do something really creative!
This envelope was originally one of those plain white ones from the bank. Please excuse the pictures if they're a little blurry, I don't have a very steady hand..

Comments are always welcome. Smiley
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