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1  Second Quilt [For Baby Niece] in Quilting: Completed Projects by osiris on: August 02, 2013 05:20:48 AM
Following the first quilt I made, here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422558.0#axzz2aoSl6YE2, I gave another a go. This time for my boyfriend's baby niece. We worked on it together and he picked the design.

The fabrics are thrifted duvet covers and the backing is a fleece blanket. Hand enbroidered name tag.

The first two pics are Instagrammed, the last shows the colour better Smiley
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2  First Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by osiris on: April 11, 2013 05:04:45 AM
Made my first quilt for my cousin's baby girl.

Backed with just a fleece blanket. I embroidered one corner with baby's name and date of birth.

Most of the fabric is reclaimed from charity shop bought bedding. Some of my corners didn't quite line up but I'm happy with how it turned out. She's having a little boy now so I'm working on a scrappy blue/green stacked coin quilt.
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3  Firefly Quote & Graffiti Name Tshirts in Stenciling: Completed Projects by osiris on: February 26, 2013 05:15:42 AM

Made with freezer paper for the mister for Christmas. He loves it!

For the boyfriend's nephew. It wasn't meant to have the white bits, the stencil warped slightly, but I actually prefer it this way.
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4  Jack Daniels Soap Dispenser! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by osiris on: February 26, 2013 05:13:39 AM
I'm sure everyone has seen the JD bottle-turned-soap-dispenser flying around the interwebz. I saw it and decided I wanted to make my boyfriend one for Christmas.

I stole requested an empty JD bottle from our local pub. It was fairly larger than the example soap dispenser on the internet!

Several bottles of soap later, with several pump lids... and none fit! I ended up with a crap load of soap at home. I the found a perfectly fitting silver pump from an empty soap dispenser (one you buy to fill with whatever you're using - from Tesco if any of you want to retry this). I painted this black (spray paint would have been best, I used nail polish as it was the only thing I had to hand, but worked fine), attached some plastic tubing (from a novelty straw/glasses set from a 1 shop).

Bob's you're uncle.

Unfortunately he at first thought it was just JD with a pump lid. Unfortunately for him, no. Fortunate for his liver though.
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5  Elodie the Elephant in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by osiris on: January 18, 2011 03:35:57 AM

Made this on Saturday from the Bit of Whimsy pattern for my niece's 1st birthday.  The fabric is from a set of curtains I got at a charity shop for 3.50.  Unfortunately I somehow marked the legs and feet and feet as legs. So her appendages are at funny angles. H loves her new cuddly ellie though Smiley

I've already got an order from a friend to make another for her friend's baby due in the summer Smiley
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6  Simple Marshmallow Fondant Cake for 1st Birthday in Dessert by osiris on: January 18, 2011 03:16:13 AM
I decided to make a cake for my niece's 1st birthday. I've never worked with fondant before. I cursed it quite a bit, and need a bigger rolling pin, but other than that I rather enjoyed it! Next time I'll try working with other colour (rather than tones).

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7  Star Wars TShirts in Stenciling: Completed Projects by osiris on: December 20, 2010 03:04:21 AM

Stencilled these for my 5 year old cousin for Christmas. He's a big Star Wars fan. The Yoda is a 3 layered stencil and the R2D2 is a 2 layered Smiley Rather chuffed with them, hope he likes them! (And that they fit!!)
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8  Red Muscle TShirt (David Tennant's Hamlet) in Stenciling: Completed Projects by osiris on: November 19, 2010 04:37:09 AM
The backstory: My friends and I are big fans of David Tennant, and met during his run as Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company. We saw the play an inordinate amount of times (shhhh!), got to know many of the cast, followed the on set blogs of the subsequent film, and even went to the London BAFTA premier of the film.  As such, it forms a large part of our friendship.

One particular item of clothing worn by David on stage and on screen is a red tshirt with a stencilled muscle pattern on it. It highlighted David's slender frame and the fangirls went nuts (mainly because there were, at the time, no public images of said tshirt). No one could find out where it had been purchased.

I was at a costume display at the RSC last year and was delighted to find it on display (I even touched it!) and hanging on the wall was an A3 stencil. They'd created the tshirts themselves. I took a good photo of it, and set to work in Photoshop to create a stencil.  The stencil accidentally fell down a few hours into the event, and no one put it back up again. As such, there are very few photos of it too.

It's my friend Leeann's birthday soon, so I gave it a go. Hope she likes it!  

The original on display (with the original stencil behind):

The original (from the film):

(Any Brits out there, you might recognise our Sam on the right from the current Terry's Chocolate Orange advert!)

I don't have an A3 printer, so printed it A4 and scaled it up on A3 freezer paper.  The sleeves on mine are long, but I plan to cut & hem them. Also mine is darker, but the tshirts started out darker, and faded after 5 months of washing after every show!

Next time I plan on printing it slightly larger, as my proportions aren't quite correct. I also need to fade out the sides more.
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9  Reversible Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by osiris on: November 10, 2010 02:52:51 AM
Started a machine skills class recently. This is my first finished project.

The handles are just cotton webbing.

Closeup of the appliqud flower.

I'm very proud of it! Last night we started a small zip purse.
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10  Renaissance style men's jacket & short trousers - pattern help! in Costumes: Discussion and Questions by osiris on: September 22, 2010 07:24:38 AM
Hi guys.  I'm attempting to cosplay an outfit from Doctor Who. This one...

My sewing skills are rudimentary at best, but I'm taking a machine skills class. With work, I could knock up a pattern or wing it, but a pattern would be most beneficial. Anyone know of any that are similar & can be altered slightly if needs be?
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