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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / All new! Gory, bloody, not-for-the-squeamish trinket boxes! on: January 17, 2009 09:43:18 PM
Okay, so they're not THAT bad, but I wanted to warn away those with a more delicate constitution  Wink

Some of you may remember the trinket boxes I posted here a few years ago.  I never stopped making them, I just moved away from the internet for a while Smiley

Here's the first, inspired by the campfire story about the girl with the green ribbon on her neck:

The second, a Day of the Dead-ish piece inspired by my late mother:

The third, just because I like hangin' eyeballs:

The last, a deep gash that bleeds glitter:

Thanks for lookin' at my stuff!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Black eye, flowers, Latin, butterflies... on: September 02, 2007 08:38:46 PM
...this shrine has it all!
Polymer clay, ceramic angel parts, paper, ink, and feather butterflies.
I haven't made one of these ladies in a long time Smiley

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Unstretchy hoodie? on: November 28, 2006 02:02:48 PM
When I was just a lil' girl, my mom made me a hoodie out of some (big) scraps of cotton broadcloth.  Thing is, she hasn't the slightest recollection of it (she made most of my clothes growing up, and it's been, like, twenty-five years) or how she adjusted the pattern. 
Has anyone tried this?  If so, did you have to add darts or other adjustments to the pattern?
4  California / California: Central / San Francisco: DECK THE WALLS, 12/17! on: December 13, 2005 12:48:22 PM
My buddy, Lil' Tuffy, is throwing this little shindig.  I might be there, probably not, but y'all should go and check it out--lots of talented artists are showin' and shillin'! 

WHEN: Saturday Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm
WHERE: Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street @ Wisconsin San Francisco, CA

12/17 1PM - 6PM

Bay Area artists come together for a unique shopping experience at Thee Parkside! Peruse tons of unique and hand-crafted art and posters and get some holiday shopping out of the way while you enjoy a free BBQ and cheap drinks.

Free BBQ and drink specials!
Rock and Roll Sock Hop featuring DJ Evil Justin!
Ping Pong!
Free Gift Wrapping!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Eyeball wreath! on: December 03, 2005 09:22:49 AM
I had a bunch of junk lying around, so I made this!


It's rubbery fake blood, plastic eyeballs, bones, and glitter.  I have to finish painting the irises green, but I have to run out and buy more green glitter Smiley
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / My latest lady *NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH* on: September 09, 2005 09:32:49 AM
She had her heart torn out, and she's so sad...

I made this as a birthday present for my good friend.  There's a lot of personal symbolism in it.  I'm not sure if I'll replicate it.  There's also a good bit more detail, but I was in a rush (I finished it about two hours before his party!), and didn't get a million photos...I'll post more after he snaps another pic!

I edited the subject line.
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / BLOOD N' GUTS, HORROR N' GORE SWAP! (Signup CLOSED, Send by 10/17/05) on: September 07, 2005 08:35:58 AM
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SassetteOPants
Sign-up date range:  9/7/05 - 9/19/05
Date to send item by: 10/17/05

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  Nope!

Non-U.S. participants allowed?  Yes.

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All ages, but this is NOT for the squeamish. 

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: Yes.

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions:  Yes. 

Details of swap:
This swap is for horror fanatics, gorehounds, and anyone else with a taste for the macabre. 

If you want to participate, please send the following information to organizer:

Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?

Favorite horror genre:
Favorite horror movie/book:
Would you like to make or receive something specifically related to the question above?
Favorite horror/gore related quote (i.e., "Your mother ate my dog!"):
Favorite slasher/monster/maniac/scream queen:
Favorite cause of death (i.e., disembowelment, head trauma):
Is there anything specific you'd like to receive from your partner?
Is there any specific craft item you'd like to make for your partner?
Is there any specific craft item you donot want to receive?
Is there anything specific that you find truly offensive (i.e., baby-eating, blasphemy) and do not want to receive?


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


8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / If I wouldn't have set a bad example, I'd have drop-kicked the toaster oven! on: August 08, 2005 10:17:53 AM

Did anyone in the Nob Hill area of San Francisco hear a bloodcurdling shriek Saturday morning? 
If you did, well, that was me.

I made one of my beaten-up lady boxes for a nice lady who has been very, very patient (I had a lot of orders to fill Smiley).  All I had to do was write "Bruised but not Broken" on the banner, pop it in the oven to set the ink, and mail it off to it's new home.

I used the toaster oven instead of my regular oven. 

But I didn't adjust the temperature to compensate for the close proximity of the heating element.

All my painstakingly detailed flowers are now melted into a grody, bubbly, blackened blob of polymer poo.

I babysit a four-year-old girl who was eating cereal and watching Blue's Clues, so I didn't dropkick the toaster oven, scream, or unleash a stream of filthy curses.  I managed to take a deep breath and send a contrite email to my kind patron. 

But I wanted to *die*.

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / What the heck is this grade-school activity? on: July 14, 2005 10:03:16 AM
Okay--this is driving me nuts!

When I was in grade school, we used to do this activity that involved laying leaves, flowers, etc. on white paper, then painting this light-reactive stuff over them.  We'd lay it in the sun until it was dry, and when we peeled the leaves off, we'd be left with pretty, bright blue impressions.  It caught alot of detail--I remember using a very dead leaf, and I loved it because the delicate filigree pattern really showed through.

Does anyone know what this is called?  And what that blue stuff was?  I know it wasn't just paint.  I went to grade school in the olden days (heh), so I hope someone else knows what I'm talking about!

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / The abandoned project that haunts me... on: July 03, 2005 05:26:37 PM
I just came across this in my closet:

I did it after I did my sacred steak (posted here on craftster somewhere).  I intended to do a series of biblical scenes, substituting various meats for the people.  Uh huh.  Really.  I'd had insomnia for like, a week, and it seemed like a good idear.  Sleep deprivation can make you feel BRILLIANT!  Anyway, the stupid crucified turkey just didn't turn out as I'd hoped.  I made the bird so large that I couldn't make any apostles, because I didn't have room to make them even slightly proportionate, and making them small would have put an even weirder spin on an already goofy project.  Oh, and the Latin is totally wrong--so wrong, I don't remember what it actually says.  I shoved this stupid turkey in the closet, totally disgusted with it, with the intention of coming back to it later.  It's been over a year, and looking at it, I'm still annoyed, so I'm going to shove it back in the box it came in.

What's haunting you?
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