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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / My face and a dirty old bag on: June 22, 2007 09:50:48 AM
I seem to be the first to post... Roll Eyes I hope I'm doing everything right.
This is the first challenge I ever participated in.

I'm not too big on putting my image on everything I own, it would seem a bit self-centered maybe. But I'm getting very excited about stenciling so I guessed this was a good thing to exercise my stenciling and making of stencils.

I didn't find anything in my closet that I really wanted to stencil my face on, so I took an old, dirty wrinkly bag out of the closet. I can carry my books in it when I go to the library!
I printed out the stencil I made on cardstock, cut it, and painted away with black fabric paint.
So, I used this picture of me:

YES I look odd. It's one of those pictures you never use or show anyone so I guess it finally got a use! It was taken in a classy bathroom in the British embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, so it has some good memories. (and it turned out pretty clear as a stencil)

Nothing too spectacular, but I got to practice my stenciling skills!
Hey I just noticed that I don't look as surprised on my stencil as I look on the picture...how did that happen?

I'm not a big fan of the cardstock. If anyone would want to swap some wax paper, for who know what with me, send me a PM. I live in Belgium. Well now...what to stencil on next?
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first crocheted items: hats and a scarf! on: June 20, 2007 07:38:14 AM
Well- looking at the board and all the crazy things craftsters are crocheting I feel a bit embarrased posting these simple things.
I hope to become as good as you guys one day!

First thing I ever crocheted: A scarf. I love the colour of this yarn...I got it in Argentina. (=yarn heaven, I wish I had brought more; but I'm asking my family there to bring some over at christmas!) The red and yellow yarn is also from there.

Beanies, that's what I call 'em:

This one turned out odd, something between half a beanie and a beret. Also, this red is so intense in real life.

What I call an odd shape, yes.

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / first stencils:Evita, Patrick Mcgoohan on: June 20, 2007 07:18:04 AM
So I had to study for my oral Dutch exam and got so sick of it that I was thinking of the craziest ways to escape studying...so I crocheted two beanies, made a couple of earrings and taught myself (well some surfing around and then I just stenciled away!) how to stencil.

Thank you craftster. I love you. You make exams the sparkiest crafty period of the year!

So, I didn't have any ideas of what to stencil, but I was talking to my Argentinian cousin on gtalk so I decided to go for Eva Pern (Evita). My uncle owns the restaurant next to the Evitamuseum in Buenos Aires. Lovely food, lovely place. (Just so you know)


I found an image I liked and made a stencil out of it in word.
printed on carstock, cut out, placed on random male white shirt I bought (you know, the things they wear under their clothes, I don't know the english word for it) and put fabric paint all over my stencil.
So it's not perfect, but that doesn't matter as it is a shirt to sleep in.

up next:
MY ALL TIME HERO: PATRICK MCGOOHAN. aka Number Six aka The Prisoner. I hope you all know him, cause man, The Prisoner must be the best series ever made in human history.

Just my opinion.

I think I'll have to stencil something like:
-Number Six
-I helped Patrick Mcgoohan escape
-Patrick McGoohan
underneath the image, what do you think?

I wore it to my french exam today. I hope that some the Prisoner fan notices it and comes talk to me, so I can marry him/her. They're a rare breed in Belgium, so I'll take any gender, age or appearance.

by the way, I'm not big on ironing Cheesy
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / XL shirt to tunic-minidress thing on: June 06, 2007 05:05:32 AM
I went to the thrift store yesterday and got myself an awesome XL shirt (1 euro yay!). It's even made in the usa  Shocked  It says 'DON'T FIGHT IT' on the front and 'PREFLIGHT IT' on the back, plus some advertisement. Soooo - this is the first thing I reconstructed really. I took in some shirts, but messed up most of the time...I actually wore it today to school. Okay, so it was arts & creativity class so I can be all different but it's still school Smiley

I used this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103577.0
by jesse phoenix. AWESOMENESS. Thank you!
Woo-yay pics!

I look like crap today, I know I know.

It looks a bit messy because of my pose, but it's okay in real life.

My pin has a skull with a beret that says: special forces, and also: mess with the best - die like the rest
BEST EVER PIN. I was twitching up a military beret in class too :O

Beautiful beautiful wallpaper...

No dude...just preflight it!

Post totally sponsored by my local thriftstore and Flightcheck...whatever that is Smiley
5  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / "Snap Faster Kit"? on: June 02, 2007 12:05:42 PM

ik ben een meisje uit Belgi en ik wil graag deze portemonnees maken:

Er is sprake van een snap faster kit, zo'n dingetje waarmee je drukknopjes kan maken. Weet iemand of ik dat in Nederland of Belgi kan krijgen, en onder welke naam het hier zou verschijnen?

6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / plastic soldiers on: May 23, 2007 04:07:29 AM
I bought a bag with 60 plastic soldiers yesterday.
I'm using some to stick on a military beret, together with felt flowers. It's for a arts & creativity project at school  Grin

I'll only use ten or so, so I'm left with about 40-50 awesome plastic soldiers. There's dark green ones and beige ones. They're all in different cool positions: crawling, shooting, with a bazooka, a machine gun, there's some that are on the phone, and some with that machine I forgot the name of that detects radioactivity.

What crafty things can I do with them, besides playing with them and placing them in my sister's potato mash at dinner?
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Ultimate gift for my cousin in Argentina? on: March 25, 2007 06:16:38 AM
Hi guys Smiley

Thursday I'm going to visit my family in Argentina. I'm so excited about it! I'll be staying there for two weeks and a half. I have an awesome cousin, her name is Sofia. I live in Belgium, so I don't see her very often, but we really had a lot of fun when we had a big family reunion in Austria. She's two years younger than me. So...she'll have her fifteenth birthday party, and I want to get her something very special. Apparently, 15 is THE age in Argentina.  Big parties, you're a grownup and all that blah.

I browsed around the forums here a bit, and I decided I want to make her a gift box. I'll decorate it with any of the pictures I can still find of me and her when we were younger.
So far these are my ideas to put in it:

- some tasty belgian chocolates
-custom shrinky dinks earrings Smiley
- a journal of some sort, I'll have to look into the tutorials here
- a cute keyring I made
-maybe some crafted hairpins or something of the sort

I need more, but I'm really running out of ideas. We just can talk very well and have fun together, but I don't know that much about her. Her hobbies, her music taste...I have no real ideas. She's really into clothes, make-up and boys. In contrast to me, but she's still awesome!!

Thanks, and sorry for talking long and vague
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / I sewed into my finger. on: March 16, 2007 03:38:10 PM
Sooo  Roll Eyes I'M NOT VERY SMART
I'm only just learning how to sew, and I was attempting to make a bag out of some old curtain fabric I got from my grandma. Then: BOOM the machine gets stuck. I couldn't get my piece of fabric out, so I put my poor little finger under the needle things so I could cut the thread off and wouldn't have to go find the thread in the dark depths of my machine.

And my foot was still on the pedal. Of course, I push it, unconsiously!

BANG: needle goes down, through my nail, through my finger, back up. I was then stuck to the machine with the thread that was in my finger.
So I cut the thread so that I could panic in my normal running through the room screaming type of manner. (not possible with a sewing machine attached to your body) I'm a mature 16 year old, so  I cried screamed yelled and made little cute noises of pain. My mom pulled out the thread with a pincet while my sister was hugging me.

Yes, I'm stupid like that. After all, I didn't feel alot of pain. I'm happy I took my foot of the pedal. And I have a story to tell to random people!

Hey, this reminds me of the time when I stapled into my finger when I was watching Titanic.

I also forgot the shrinky dinks I put in the oven because the doorbell rang. That was kind of a painful situation too Smiley
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