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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Meet Delirium ~ Custom American Girl Doll on: May 27, 2018 07:05:22 PM
I haven't posted in such a long time, but I am just head over heals in love with this little girl. I just HAD to show her off <3

When I was a kid, Santa brought me 2 American Girl Dolls. I got Kirsten Larson and one with blonde hair and brown eyes just like me. Unfortunately, spending twenty years living in my Mom's attic, caused each of them to lose pigmentation in one eye.

It turns out that the American Girl company considers this 1990s "silver eye" to be a manufacturing defect and they will replace it for free if you send your sick doll to their "Doll Hospital". I was going to send both, but I ended up only sending the one that looks like me and decided to give Kirsten (the one with the pigtails) a makeover. Besides her silver eye, I had also cut her hair wonky when I was a kid....the glue on her wig was also giving up, so I decided she would be the one I would try my hand at revamping. I settled on the character "Delirium" of the Endless from the Sandman comics. She is one of my favorite characters anywhere. Her hair and clothing change constantly. The only thing that is constant about her is her mismatched eyes.

I ended up destroying her original eyes in the process and then had a hard time putting the new ones in, so I had to take a short cut which cost her her eyelashes and her classic American Girl sleepy eyes. I cut and styled her new wig by braiding and boiling it. Using youtube tutorials, I flocked her shaved half so it's realistic lol. Her fishie base was a Littlest Pet Shop angel fish and her dog, Barnabas is a German Shepherd Funko Pop. I wanted to get a plush dog, but the vinyl allowed me to have complete control over his gray markings. Her clothes are store bought, but her fishnet catsuit was a single thigh high fishnet stocking that I cut and hand sewed onto her body

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Barbed Wire Baseball Bat Earring Cactus Jack (or Negan) Inspired on: March 08, 2017 02:29:55 PM
I feel like I haven't posted in ages, but yesterday, I whittled a tiny baseball bat and I had to share!! Look at how cute it is!!! It's just under 3 inches =0)

I am making a casual Cactus Jack outfit. He used to wield a barbed wire baseball bat, long before Negan of Walking Dead fame...but it was this miniature Lucille tutorial that helped me along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eudPG680SM4 I didn't follow it 100% but I still love how it came out.

I also only made one, because I was afraid they might not match if I did two....I should have done a little at a time on one and then a little on another to keep them even to make a pair, but I didn't...it works out fine though because fun fact: Mick Foley (Cactus Jack) only has one ear.

3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Buddy the Elf (girl) Christmas Costume on: November 17, 2015 05:48:03 PM
I made this Buddy inspired costume last year to wear for Christmas

I added the plush fur to the dress. I made the hat, the curly toed shoes and the Etch A Sketch purse (close up here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441651.0 ) I even made a snow globe of my favorite bar as a gift to them (where I am pictured above) AND I smelled like maple syrup!!! =0)

I travel from PA to CT for Christmas eve in costume every year. Last year, it was rainy and cruddy and I almost didn't do it...but I thought that would be when people need the smiles most. While waiting for my coffee at a Rest Stop, I was approached by two tiny little girls in Elf on the Shelf jammies that wanted to know if I worked for Santa. My heart almost exploded.

I had so much fun in this costume, I'm probably going to fix it up and wear it again this year (the shoes and hat didn't make it). People get so caught up in the chaos of the holidays that they forget to smile and more importantly to make other people smile =0)

Bonus photo of me meeting my first niece for the first time (I wasn't ready!)

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Buddy the Elf Etch A Sketch Purse From "Elf" on: November 17, 2015 05:28:12 PM
I made this felt and vinyl Etch a Sketch purse to go with my Buddy the Elf costume from the movie "Elf" that I wore for Christmas last year. It reads: "I'm sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookies into the VCR. I don't belong here. I don't belong anywhere. I'll never forget you. Love, Buddy"

link to costume: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441652.0
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / BBC Sherlock Messenger Bag on: July 14, 2014 02:33:51 PM
I had bought this bag with every intention of adding my own touches to it. I settled on a BBC Sherlock theme. I already had the "221B wallpaper" fabric leftover from lining a hood and I knew I wanted to use it to line my new bag with. I'm not going to lie, I would line everything with this fabric if I could...if I didn't have to sew it all by hand like I did with this bag!  Cheesy
-link to original- http://www.sherlockology.com/props/wallpaper-living-room

I painted a smaller version of "Mr. Blue Skull" for my partner in a skull themed swap and just couldn't resist painting him a second time. Here, I hand painted him onto a solid white craft bandana, cut him out, ironed him on with hem tape and outlined him with sparkle fabric paint for extra reinforcement.
-link to original- http://www.sherlockology.com/props/skull-print

Below is a link to the original bag. It had two inner dividers but one of them didn't connect to the bottom, so I cut it out. I might replace or pad the strap as well but it will probably take me forever to finally get to it  Tongue
I use the ammo loops to hold my sunglasses.

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Charcoal Jack Nicholson Joker on: March 31, 2014 05:39:48 PM
I think that it's been at least 10 years since I last worked with charcoal and it seems that I'm still very much in love with it.

I have been thinking a lot about getting back into charcoal lately. I finally did something about it today. I hope to be producing many more charcoaly things in the very nearest future.

7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 86 ENTRIES / Michonne and Her Pets Walking Dead Plushies on: May 03, 2013 06:27:13 PM
I sent these bad boys (and girl) to thehappycrochetchic for the Walking Dead Swap Round 2
It seems I don't have a 100% photo of them all, the pets are missing their chains and Michonne her katana but they are complete in the gallery if you feel so inclined to check it out. Those things really aren't that important. They are roughly 7 inches high and the pets eyes glow in the dark.

and as a bonus, here is the display box I made for them.

They were extremely difficult to ship off. I've been a part of 25 swaps, and these are by far my favorite creations.
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / "Little Monsters" Maurice Costume Makeup & Monster Mole Tips on: March 13, 2013 11:39:09 AM
Last year I made a "Maurice" costume from the 1980s movie "Little Monsters" I am very proud of how it came out, especially the makeup.

http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/496624/423772.jpg ...and a link to the movie cover for good measure.

The "Monster Moles" were made by squirting fabric paint onto wax paper into little dome shapes and letting them dry completely before peeling them off and attaching them to my face with spirit gum. When you are making the dots, make sure to make extra in case some don't come out right.

Fabric paint will dry all the way through even if it's laid thick, and it's flexible when it dries too.

I've used this method for other crafts as well...they especially made great tiny eyeballs for dolls and some Christmas ornaments I made...

9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Stuffed HOT Cherry Pepper Shooters (Tuna & Sharp Provalone) on: February 03, 2013 01:36:55 PM

My Mom has been making these forever...Since I've moved away, I've adopted a lot of her go to recipes to satisfy cravings of home.

I'm terrible with writing out recipes so I'll just tell you what went into this (BIG) batch and you can half it if you'd like.

~4 - 32oz jars of cherry peppers- I used 3 mild 1 hot and mixed them up
~1lb sharp provalone diced into small chunks
~3 12oz cans of chunk light tuna in water (drained)
~1 small shaker jar of Parmesan cheese
~A few handfuls of breadcrumbs
~1 large bulb garlic diced
~1 large can of black pitted olives, diced (optional)
~Oil to fill the jars, I use vegetable oil but I guess olive oil would be good too
~Container for extra peppers. When you put the stuffed peppers back in the jars, they all won't fit any more, so make sure you have some place to put extras! =0)

Drain the cherry pepper liquid. Reserving at least 1 cup. Dump all the cherry peppers into a bowl.
Wearing a pair of latex gloves (or similar if allergic), cut the top off of each pepper and scoop out the seeds...I use a smaller pair of scissors for this instead of a knife.

Don't throw away all the seeds!! The seeds is where the heat comes from...you don't want to use all of the seeds (though I know some lunatics who might) but save a handful to add to the stuffing after it's mixed, that way you can control how spicy the stuffing is. Put in a little at a time and taste test it.

Mix provolone, tuna, Parmesan, bread crumbs, garlic and olives adding the reserved pepper juice. (It should be kind of like a thick dough consistency)

Pack stuffing down into each pepper and a little on the outside and place them carefully back into the empty jars one at a time so you can fit as many as you can in there. DON'T FORCE THEM! If it doesn't fit, pick another pepper!

After they are all snuggled into their jar, fill the full jar with oil, covering the peppers. There will be left overs! I filled a big gulp sized cup because I had no other containers to use lol If there is any left over stuffing, It wouldn't hurt to eat it straight or on bread like my bf likes it...after all, it is tuna =0)

I've taken this to my favorite bar a few times and people went crazy over them! they are good for cookouts too, just remember that it is tuna and cheese and will need some sort of refrigeration, so don't let them sit out too long! (though I don't think they will...seriously...people go nuts over these...) One reason why it's better to make up smaller jars, you can refrigerate the others and set one out at a time, just to make sure they don't sit, but I doubt they will!

I hope that all makes sense and I hope you try it and like it!

I can also answer any questions if any of that didn't make sense =0)
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Buzz Lightyear and Squeaky Alien on: November 01, 2012 04:13:55 PM
I started conjuring up Buzz Lightyear in August. I researched a TON of home made Buzz costumes, female versions and full armor replicas. Even though I planned so much, it came out way different than I expected...and everything is hand sewn, hand painted and hot glued (except the corset and the skirt)

Craftser - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=394211.0
Coolest Homemade Costumes - http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/buzz-lightyear-costume.html
RPF (Where I got the decal templates)http://www.therpf.com/f24/buzz-lightyear-costume-ideas-89095/

I also watched the movie, I even used photoshop and took a still frame of Buzz and made the exact shape into the chest plate but we'll get to that later...

Alright then...where to begin....

I have the top over a black leather corset. The top is made of a sweatshirt, the sleeves were cut off and turned into leg warmers (The wrist cuff is at my knee, I have white leggings on too) and a turtleneck was sewn underneath. The gauntlets were bought but I cut the fingers off and attached a laser to my right wrist (you can see it peeking)

All "decals" were hand painted. The chest plate is made of a thin foam yoga mat. I made a pattern directly from a still of Buzz in Toy Story. I cut out 3 identical pieces and layered them with hot glue. Everything is covered in fleece. The buttons are wood, my laser button is beer bottle caps....
The wings.
If I couldn't get these wings, I wasn't going to bother being Buzz.
http://collider.com/toy-story-3-at-toy-fair-take-a-look-at-the-toys-disney-pixar-will-sell-you-later-this-year/16677/toy-story-3-buzz-lightyear-deluxe-action-wing-pack/ They open and close with the push of a button, they light up and they talk.
They are also extremely expensive. I was lucky enough to find a pair on Craigslist for dirt cheap. I was so excited...until the voice mechanism immediately gave out.

I had to rerig it anyways because the chest plate was child size, but at that point I also had to take the whole thing apart. Turns out I just had to shorted the speaker wire because it was shredded inside. I soldered for the first time! I used soldering paste, but I did good! here is a back shot of the wiring all electrical taped. The speaker was tucked into the green part but I took it out to show it off to you guys.

I made new straps from purple ribbon and covered that halfway in green fleece. The button to open the wings was originally on the chest but I had to move it to my shoulder because it wouldn't reach. I mean it was built for a child so...

Here is a closeup shot of my Pizza Planet Alien. I patterned it after a winter hat he wears and hand sewed it. The eyes are made of cat toys and hot glue. The antennae is glued to a headband which the hat hides, so that it will stand straight up.
I painted the Pizza Planet logo on this shirt which houses a squeaker. He isn't as high tech as Buzz, but a simple piece to a dog toy really made it that much more special.

...Oh, I almost forgot! I was going to make my gloves but they were too bulky and I didn't want to waste this painting, so I made it into a small purse =0)

I slaved over this buzz Lightyear costume...but the fun I had in it was incredibly worth it. People who were already in awe that I made them myself nearly exploded when my wings came out by themselves.  Grin
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