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1  My first "real" painting... in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by tied-in-knots on: August 06, 2008 02:03:36 AM
I've dona a few acrylic pieces before, but they were always drawn by my teacher. This is the first thing I've ever painted freehand. It was actually just supposed to be a jewelry holder, but I like it a little to much to go poking holes in it.

The pic is of the crappy cellphone variety, the background is much brighter red. It's actually Apple Barrel Gloss craft paint.
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2  Re: Star Books! The TUTORIAL! (Wordy w/Loads of pics) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by tied-in-knots on: October 03, 2007 11:08:20 AM
Here's mine! I made it the same day the tute was posted, I'm just slow and lazy at uploading pics.

My cover turned out too small, because I didn't bother to measure my pages, which I made from cardstock instead of regular paper. The cover is pretty much the same size as the pages.

And here it is in open book form:

And in star form:

Thanks so much for the tute! I can't wait to make more of these!
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3  first felt plushies (picture chubby) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by tied-in-knots on: August 20, 2007 01:22:21 PM
I don't even know what made me decide to try my hand at felt plushies, but here's what I've managed so far. All stitching was done by hand, because I was at my fiance's house.

Project #1: The Toastenator. Embroidered eyes and mouth, reverse appliqué "slots", pony bead "feet":

His sidekick, Li'l Toasty, is just two layers of felt, no stuffing, all hand-embroidered features.

Here's a "detail" shot of the Toastenator's "slots":

Next up, Mr. Ninja, with French Knot eyes on his reverse appliqué face:

So how am I doing so far?

Thanks for looking!
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4  These Are The Days: my DIY Exies shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tied-in-knots on: August 10, 2007 09:46:04 AM
My fiance got me tix to the Bad Boys of Rock Tour for my birthday, for one reason: The Exies!!! I've been waiting to see these guys since I was in high school (and they did not disappoint!). So of course, I had to make a shirt:

This was my first ever stencil, I just printed up the band's name in a font called Anarchistic and cut it out with an xacto knife. Painted with Tulip Velveteen Fabric Paint in ebony - it was the only black fabric paint I had. Then I cut off the neckline, cut out the shoulder seams and safety-pinned the shoulders back together, and laced black ribbon about halfway up either side. And my work paid off, as you can see:

Autographs from Scott, Chris, Freddy, and Hoss! The guys were absolutely great, and they loved the shirt Cheesy

I'm thinking of cutting off the top half and then splitting the front from the back, so that I can frame the stenciled part and the autographs together.

Thanks for looking!!!
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5  Re: yarn on an altoids tin? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by tied-in-knots on: July 12, 2007 12:39:35 PM
I took Tigerita's advive and held it on with Aleene's tacky glue. I glued about an inch at a time. When it was all done, I used a foam brush to sponge on a layer of Paper Glaze. I let that dry overnight, then squeezed on a second layer by hand (which took HOURS and killed my hand).

Here's the results:

Here's the link to the full project details(beware, it's LONG):https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182747.msg1903200#msg1903200

Thanks for all the advice! Ronda, I'd love to see how your horse tail project turns out.
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6  anniversary altoid shrine (slightly image buxom) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tied-in-knots on: July 12, 2007 12:36:48 PM
I made a pocket shrine for my fiance for our anniversary (yes, we got engaged before our one-year anniversary). It was my first. Since the tin I had was one of the chocolate ones with an embossed lid, so I needed to cover it with something dimensional. Since I teach knitting and he teaches crochet, I chose yarn. (More details on that: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=173378.msg1781907#msg1781907.

I put a piece of camo-print scrapbook paper in the lid with the words "Cant hide love like ours" (to tie in the camo theme). The "card" inside is Harley Davidson flame scrapbook paper with three cardstock panels inside (in our wedding colors of red+black+white) tied with a piece of kevlar thread. The panels are all quotes from him: the way he asked me out, the way he first told me he loved me, and the way he first told me he wanted to marry me.

The bottom is a picture of us framed with camo ducktape, and five little items attached around the frame: a 2006 penny (he collects coins), a little gold "pirate" coin (because we love pirates), the "home" key off my old keyboard (because he asked me out via IM), the HALO logo (HALO=life - we're totally naming our first son John Cheesy), and a screw (because we met remodeling at work).


A "concert ticket stub" thing (I can't remember where I found it, but there's an online generator for it) with our names on it, a clearance price sticker that he stuck on me the day after we met while we were pricing stuff at work. He put the ring in there - it's a leather turk's knot ring that I made for him that turned out too small.

And since we met working at Michaels, i decoupaged the logo onto the bottom:

Thanks for looking, and for putting up with my long-windedness  Roll Eyes
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7  from oops to w00t - my first recon post in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tied-in-knots on: June 06, 2007 08:37:35 PM
So, a couple months back I tried to make "it's a cinch" from generation T...and somehow ended up with an unintentionally cropped top Sad I let it "simmer" for a while, then tackled it Monday. I cut several inches off the bottom of a red shirt, sewed it to fit, and sewed it to the bottom of  the croptop of doom, leaving the part adjacent to the ruching tubes unsewn. My plan was to run one end of the ribbon in front of the red band and one behind, and gather it up in the tie. Well, after half an hour I decided I didn't like it. So, I borrowed by boyfriend's seam ripper, opened up the red band, poked it full of holes and laced it back together. I like it much better now Cheesy
The shirt (minus my embarrassingly un-photogenic face):

and a closer shot of the laced-up part:

Thanks for looking!
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