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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Plastic Canvas Big Bang Theory Tissue Cover on: April 18, 2012 03:09:55 PM
I know that plastic canvas isn't a really popular medium, but I LOVE it! I was introduced a few years ago and became immediately hooked. It's so versatile as an architectural tool. You can make almost anything your brain can conjure up. I've recently made a ton of tissue box covers (because you know, tissue boxes are ugly). For the Big Bang Theory swap I made this tissue paper cover for my swap partner. It's one of my most favorite projects ever. I wanted to share with you guys

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Owly Tissue Paper Cover on: July 21, 2011 02:26:01 PM
I've made a few of these tissue paper covers by cross stitching with yarn on the plastic canvas. They're fun to make but kind of take forever. About 4 hours per panel and then another 4 hours to stitch the top and then whipstitch the whole thing together.

Made for my swap partner in the Owl swap! Four owls which differ only by the yarn color choices.

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pimp my Terrarium swap on: July 12, 2011 02:29:17 PM

Image from Janit's etsy shop found here http://www.etsy.com/listing/50120163/miniature-garden-antique-gazing-balls

So Terrariums are huge right now and I thought maybe a Pimp my Terrarium type swap would be fun. Right now I'm thinking that the only items swapped would be miniature scene elements and no one would be sending the actual terrarium and plants.

I know that there could be huge limitations to this type of swap (like it's kind of limited to clay sculpy) but fun nonetheless.

So, any thoughts? Would anyone be interested in this?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / I busted out my knitting needles in 2010 on: March 20, 2011 10:31:46 AM

Well, it seems as though Spring time is here so, before I put all of my winter goodies away, I wanted to photo document my winter 2010 knitting projects.

The infamous OWLS sweater, the infamous Bella's mittens, and a plain old butterfly stitch hat.

The only mod I did on this sweater was to make the cuffs longer and add thumb holes. Really nice for my chilly office. If I don't want the fingerless mits feature, I can just fold the cuffs up.

If I had to do anything different, I think that next time I would make the decreases on the side instead of in the back. Also, I used Knit Picks Swish  Worsted Yarn in 100% Superwash Marino. It was very reasonably priced but WOW does it pill. I have to shave it every three wearings and contrary to the "super wash" tag, it is NOT washable.

I made Bella's mittens (like everyone else in the world) not because i'm a Twilight fan but because I truly love the pattern.

Again I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and again, I wish I hadn't. Too bad I have a hole tub full of this stuff.

my least favorite project of the season but it did the job.

Conclusion: I was very warm and toasty this winter!

I have a matching scarf on the needles right now to be completed sometime in 2011

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Can't stop knitting Perdita on: August 22, 2010 12:30:36 PM

So, a few months ago I ran across the Perdita pattern on Knitty.com and I fell in love!


These are the first three I've made.

They were sooooo pretty and so easy to make! Took about an afternoon to make each one!

Have two more which are off the needles and just waiting to be blocked and finished. I also have two more on the needles and just waiting for finishing. I think I know what every woman on my Christmas list is going to get!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Nothing but pure Geek necklaces on: August 12, 2010 06:02:21 PM
When this idea came to me, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I had to make it.

After I started working on it I didn't stop until I finished.

Wore it today and about a hundred people got all wide eyed and exclaimed, "Bazinga!"

Too much fun.

This was an alternate version I made but I decided that it was missing something.

I was a part of the "She Blinded me with Science Swap" about a year ago and I made a bag with this I <3 math stamp. I decided to make that into a necklace

Anyway. I'm the most decked out geek I know!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Darwin Evolution of Man Necklace on: July 23, 2010 07:46:30 PM
Ok ok ok. I know this is weird. Perhaps a little bit too weird but I had to make it. I've been making tons of science themed necklaces lately and this one just came into my head and had to be made.

I really wanted to make it Big Bang Theory and have Sheldon be the next step in the evolutionary chain but no one could ever tell that it was supposed to be Sheldon. Maybe I'll have to experiment with some non-silhouette type of image to get the Sheldon thing across.

Polystyrene and acrylic paint:

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Pacman Video Arcade Gamer Acrylic Necklace. on: July 02, 2010 06:28:15 PM
I love pacman and I especially love geeky jewelry as a tribute to him!

This is the second one of these that I made. The first one I made and wore for about 10 minutes when someone on the elevator offered to buy it from me! I decided that I better get to crakin' and make some more!

For some reason this was really hard to photograph but I think you get the point.

On my beautiful SIL

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Experiment with Shrinky Dinks on: May 26, 2010 03:29:09 PM
Can you decoupage shrinky dinks? See below for the fabulous results!

My main inspiration was scrabble tile pendants. I started making a ton when I got a hold of some beautiful Washi paper from Japan. But I started to get frustrated. The small size of the scrabble tile pendant really restricts the paper and patterns I could use. Then the idea hit me. Maybe I could make shrinky dink pendants and using the same method, make jewelry to rival the scrabble tile pendants.

I basically just followed this tutorial but instead of using scrabble tiles, I cut out some basic shape out of shrinky dinks in differing sizes, baked them, and then decoupaged the washi paper on to it.


You can seriously make any shape and size of pendant that you can imagine and the results are stunning to say the least.

I'd love to hear your thoughts
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My Star Wars Collection on: April 24, 2010 03:27:30 PM
I finally finished my Star Wars Collection. Now, before I get a bunch of replies like, "How can you have a Star Wars collection without [insert favorite Star Wars character here]?" I assure you that I will eventually recreate them all. If I made sure that I had all of the most important characters in pendent form I would never finish the collection. I plan on retiring designs and replacing them with characters later on.

Comments and criticisms welcome and appreciated!  Grin

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