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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Q: Who lit the fuse on your tampon? on: May 22, 2010 12:10:03 PM
A: Who ever took a lighter to your tampon candle!!!  LOLZ

First let my explain how i came up with this amazing idea...

Completely by accident!  Haha!

I recycle old taper candles by putting them in some melted wax and letting the wax just melt off.  Then i have more wax and i can reuse the wick!

Well, i threw a white taper candles into some red-ish wax and let it melt.  All of the bottom wax had melted off.  But i was left with a very long wick on the bottom and the top inch and a half that was too tall to go into the wax, so it was completely unmelted.  So i flipped it over and threw it in the wax and cloths-pinned the long wick to the side of the container so i wouldn't lose the wick.  Then for some reason, a minute later,  i pulled it out of the wax.  And VOILA!  I say to myself "oohhhh myyy gaawwwddd...it looks like a tampon!  hahahahaha!"

Now you really can light the fuse on your tampon!!!  Maybe do a little meditating with your tampon candle so your PMS don't kill your boyfriend/hubby/family?  HAHAHA

The only way i can think to burn it is to set it inside of a clear bottle and letting the string hand down inside...anybody have some (more ironic) better ideas?   Grin
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bug Purse on: December 20, 2009 07:52:37 PM
Goodness, he's adorable!!!  XD  i love his little wings, they're so pretty
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Rorschach Cross-Stitch. on: December 20, 2009 02:52:28 PM
I love it!!!  i like that the stitching looks a bit pixel-y...he looks like as old video game   XD  VERY COOL!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Steampunk, post apocalyptic-ish...with loooootsa pics :P on: November 05, 2009 08:18:50 PM
Thanks guys!  i was so lucky to find that purse!  And that night was AWESOME, it was so much fun and my arms STILL hurt from glowsticking for 2 hours straight!  hahahaha   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Hoodoo you know thats Voodoo? on: November 05, 2009 08:03:43 PM
UM yeah, so your outfit is KINDOF AMAZING    Shocked

The makeup and accessory bits are great!  i just love the hand prints and especially your face paint!  and LOOOOVE the stitches!

You would definitely be the "can i get a picture with you!?" person for me at a party   Grin
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Rabbit of Caerbannog on: November 05, 2009 07:49:58 PM
The shirt should be a little hint!  haha...and your "SHARP BIG POINTY TEETH!"   and the booones man!  look at the booones!

Thats freakin amazing!  i would want my picture taken with you at the party  Tongue
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Shannon McFarland- Invisiible Monsters on: November 05, 2009 07:30:06 PM
The costume is very cool...it makes me want to read the book!  haha
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: SHE-RA! The Princess of POWER! on: November 04, 2009 03:08:30 PM
Totally feel ya there!  i feel old all the time...i saw a kid with a ziggy stardust shirt on and i said "dude i love david bowie!"  and he was like "who??"

i almost hit mahself in the face...

but your costume is amazing...and they should just feel left out for missing our sweet 80s cartoons! 
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Doctor Who and Donna travel with Rose Tyler in the Tardis! on: November 03, 2009 09:39:54 PM
one thing to say: 


10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Steampunk, post apocalyptic-ish...with loooootsa pics :P on: November 03, 2009 04:10:06 PM
Edit: i added some extra info about how stuff was made   Grin
I know, I know...its a bit overdone?  But i had yet to do it, so why not?

My inspiration was an old purse i found while cleaning for garage sales...

I decided that it would make a great corset!  Cut the bottom out, take it in a bit and Voila!

So i planned a whole outfit around it...
I wore my hair falls i made a couple years ago and got a stripey thrift store shirt and cut out the neckline so it went off the shoulder.  i wore it to our local goth club's Halloween party...
Action shots:

Here's a bigger version of the full body shot:

Hair pin:
Made from a broken hair clip, frills from a partnerless ripped up bee costume arm warmer (haha) broken jewelry and chains and a cheap-o feather mask!

I painted a Power ranger gun on post Halloween clearance, attached a paintball gun remote (the big spiral thing) and hung some metaly bits  Tongue
Plus a cheap half cut up holster fixed up and attached to a belt and thigh strap

Almost forgot to credit this one!  I used the tute from threadbangers loosely...for more or less the baseball leather and the Gatorade cap eye parts, but then i just winged it.  so i used softballs cuz i wanted them bigger and i used random caps, not specifically Gatorade lids.  i used two different lids cuz i liked the asymmetry.  and i painted cross hairs one one lens...and i hotglued some washers and nuts on the edges for flair  Wink

Scarf and pin:
Easiest thing to do ever!  just sewed a rectangle with two different fabrics on each side the fit my neck how i wanted.  turned it right side in, and sewed on a snap.  The pin is actally bits from the inside of a white out pen painted and hot glued together!

And my ruffley bum bag:
Just an old bum bag ive had around forever!  i sewed some ruffles to it and VOILA!  its the perfect club purse!  lots of room for your stuff and doubles as a bustle!  hahaha!

I hope you all like!
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